• School Can Be Cool by Maleka Mamuji Kindle Edition // Review

    School Can be Cool is a wonderful collection of five short stories by the wonderful Maleka Mamuji who came to England when she was six years old from Kenya and uses her memories from her experiences as a child during those times, she wrote the book in the hopes to help children enjoy their own experiences at school which as we know can be full of scary and new situations. The first story ‘Rashida’s first day in a new school’ tells the tale of a little girl who comes Kenya to Manchester and has to start a brand new school in a new country, Rashida experiences the normal sorts of worries as any other child would, making new friends and being able to fit in and misses her old friends from her other school, she dreams that her new school headmistress is a grumpy woman and that her new teacher kept giving her hard work that she couldn’t do, many other fears occurred in her dream that caused her to wake up in a fright and hide under her bed which is where her mother finds her in the morning. after getting ready for the day she meets her new headmistress,… View Post

    AD // Oopsie Heroes the Bedwetting Alarm // Review

    For roughly two months now we have been trying out Oopsie Heroes, which is a clever little device, it sits just outside of the Childs underwear and sounds an alert when it detects wetness. A couple of nights a week after returning home from I noticed that my youngest, Robin, had a tendency to sleep so heavily at night that she failed to get up and get herself to the toilet which has lead to a lot of damp bedclothes and a great deal of washing for me, deciding to place her back into pull-ups seemed to be the only solution to help prevent wetness but it didn’t fix the situation, and while she was dry every other night I wanted to find a different solution. In comes Oopsie Heroes, who offered me a chance to test out their product and share with you what I thought of it. I decided to give it a long trial due to the fact that I share time with the children with their dad and wanted to make sure to give it a fair and proper test when she was at home with me. ** The device itself is surprisingly not as heavy… View Post

    AD // Wheesht Masks // Vegan Skincare // Review

    Finding the right skincare and facial products is always a tough one for me, my skin is very temperamental, occasionally it boarders on very oily but lately I’ve noticed that its been extremely dry and frankly horrible. My go to for clearing up those dry spots have been coconut oil but I was given the opportunity to try out Wheesht Masks. Wheesht Masks are a wonderful little skincare company that are trying to make a difference, they are vegan and therefor cruelty free which is something I look for in skincare, what I love the most about these wonderful products is that they get the ‘kelly test’ which is just as it sounds, the product is tested on its founder to make sure the product is perfect and that no animals besides Kelly, is harmed in the making process. Coming in beautiful little glass bottles which are perfect for reuse and to help reduce our plastic usage which is also something I am really big on the minute and easy for recycling as its always important to take care of your planet as well as your skin. The Balancing Day Cream, which is a daily moisturiser that helps improve skin… View Post

    AD // Helping Hand Stories by Sarah, Duchess of York // Review.

    Disclaimer – This review was meant to include a giveaway but due to COVID19 and not wanting to send out any unnecessary mail I have decided to do a simple review with a giveaway in the future when this is all over. thank you for understanding. “I had a conversation the other day with a mum who had recently read the stories to her young daughter.  She told me that, initially, she had been a little wary of raising such difficult topics with her innocent young child.  But, equally, she knew that her little girl would have to face such issues, probably sooner rather than later.  As they describe a fictional situation, the stories had been a relaxed way to introduce the topics and her daughter had engaged with them. She identified with the children portrayed in them and wanted to read them again a few days later, asking a number of questions.  Mum and Dad had felt very relieved that the topics were now ‘on the table’ and indeed the books were now literally on the bedside table to be referred to, when needed.” ~ Sarah, Duchess of York Helping Hand stories are a collection of short stories about every day life lessons… View Post

    AD // The Will to Succeed by Christine Raafat // Review

    When the 15-year-old Lady Anne Clifford’s father died in 1605, she was his sole surviving child and expecting to inherit the Cliffords’ great northern estates. But the Earl of Cumberland leaves a will which ignores an ancient law and bequeaths the lands to his brother, in the belief that a prophecy by his great-grandfather will eventually come true and return the estates to Anne. She and her mother vow to contest the will. Anne spends the next three decades battling for what she believes is rightfully hers. She risks everything by opposing her beloved husband, her family and friends, the nobility, the law courts, the Archbishop of Canterbury and the King. She steadfastly (and treasonably) refuses to accept the King’s decision, whatever the consequences, but is defeated and left with the prophecy as her only hope. Widowed at thirty-four, she survives an anxious period alone with her two young daughters before surprising everyone with an ill-judged second marriage which gives her access to the highest in the land. But the Civil War destroys that power and confines the 52-year-old Anne to a grand palace in London for six years. Still convinced of her rights, will she ever attain “ye landes… View Post