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We are a young(ish) family, currently living in sunny(!) Suffolk. We started this blog when we first got together and relocated for work up to Liverpool, and we’ve tried our best to keep it going since then. You can read more about us here. You’ll find a range of subjects covered on the blog, including Mental Health, Parenting and a range of reviews and opinions, to name but a few. If you wish to work with us for guest posts, product reviews or collaborations – please email us to get in touch.


New Tunes Tuesday – Week 10 – Maxïmo Park

Maxïmo Park

So here we are – 10 weeks in! Honestly, I thought I’d do two of these, and that would be that, but it’s still going strong – and to celebrate number 10 – I’ve got my all time favourite band – Maxïmo Park. The song? Well, I’ll be honest, this could have been one of at least 15 – but I’ve picked one that I just resinated with from the moment I heard it – Books from Boxes. Apologies, this post is a bit longer than the normal New Tunes Tuesday ones, but it’s worth it! Maxïmo Park Now, ask…

DIY Arcade Machine – for toddlers – (and me, I think it’s pretty cool!)

DIY Arcade Machine

A few years ago now, I built an “Arcade Table” – basically a DIY Arcade Machine that was styled in to a Coffee Table, that could (and did) live in our lounge for a while. But then, Grayson came along, and suddenly a 1ft hight square-edged table in the middle of the room he was crawling around, just wasn’t practical! We moved house, and arcade table gathered dust in the corner of my office. Until one day when G was old enough, he saw it, and wanted to use it. We found a Thomas the tank Engine game on it,…

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