• Reviews

    How do you choose your children school?

    As a mother of bilingual kids that not live in UK I am always on the look out for websites that help me make my job easier. You see I am trying to teach my girls the english ways too although they are now living in Romania. Who knows when we will move back to UK and they will need to be up to date with life there. So when I was asked to share my opinion of the revamped School Reviewer website I was more than happy to do it. Although it might not be suitable for my needs now it is definitely suitable for the needs of millions…

  • Kids Toys,  Reviews

    Meadow Kids Sweet Shop Bead Bracelets and Giant Box of Stencils Sets – Review

    My girls are already used with the little surprises we receive every ones in a while in the post. It doesn’t happen as often as it used to happen while we were still living in UK but some companies love our blog so much that they send us gifts here in Romania as well. So while the girls were out for a walk with their father last week the delivery man brought these fab box sets from Meadow Kids (see above). Very thoughtful I thought as I opened the package. Both girls love playing with them and although at the beginning they said they belong to bout of them soon enough…

  • Family Stories,  Kids Activities

    We made a bird house

    Well..not me exactly…the girls and their daddy. I just snapped some pictures really. It was a while ago so they are all really well dress as you can observe from the pics. Daddy built the house out of thin wood – not sure how that exact type of wood is called and they all painted it together. They used some of the acrylic paint that mummy makes sure she always has around the house. They wanted to make sure that they will rise colours that little birdies will approve with so they chose light green for the bottom of the house and light blue for the top and the edges…

  • Cora Jord Wach -
    Products for Mummy

    Cora Jord Wood Watch Review

    Over the years my parents bought several good watches for me but I was never keen on any of them as after a while they all gave me an itch followed by quite a nasty rash. They were all made by some kind of metal and even though I also tried some with a plastic bracelet the metal that was just behind the actual watch was still giving me an itch. So this is why I was so keen to try the Jord Watches when they approach me for a review. I was lucky to choose the design I liked and I chose a watch from the Cora series – Koa…

  • A fish in Foreign Waters
    Featured Posts,  Kids Books

    The embarrassment of being bilingual

    Today’s post comes from Laura Caputo-Wickham author of “A Fish in Foreign Waters“. As many other parents out there, my interest for bilingualism started with the birth of my first child. I followed her speech progress with enthusiasm and I was delighted every time my little one would say a word in the minority language. I still remember how chuffed it made me feel; “it’s simple really” I would tell my friends “I just speak Italian to her the whole time and she just gets it”. But one thing that children are particularly good at, is proving you wrong whenever you feel that you’re doing something right. And that was certainly…

  • Featured Posts,  Hotels,  Visit UK

    A Stay Of Premium Quality – Premier Inn

    Since changing my job just over a year ago I have become a well-travelled man.  Sometimes in Europe but mainly here in good old Blighty! That means, of course, that I have stayed in a multitude of hotels. Ranging from the basic to the luxurious, depending on what’s local to the place of work. But one hotel, or should I say chain of hotels, that I am never afraid of booking is Premier Inn. I find I can always book in confidence when it comes to Premier Inns. The beds are extremely comfortable (sometimes the best sleep I get) and the rooms are usually quite spacious and clean. There is…

  • Gadgets

    The Kinovo Wireless Speaker BTX270

    So there you are, the sun is out, sky is blue and all is well on this slow Sunday afternoon. When the unmistakable smell of smoke drifts over the rooftops. You hear the sound of glass breaking and people shouting. Looking up you see an helicopter hovering above, only to see it shot down from the sky leaving a black trail of smoke and death behind it. You calmly fold up your garden chair and decide to relocate yourself to the front garden. Once there you settle back to witness this, the end of days. You reach over and crack open a fresh beer while all around you there’s running…