Exploring Family Days Out In Herts, Beds And Bucks With The Kia Stonic

At the beginning of August, we had an action-packed few days. Kia had been in touch with a challenge – as someone who never backs down from a challenge (unless it involves confrontation, violence or disciplining another parent’s kid), I gladly accepted. They loaned us their new compact crossover – the Kia Stonic – and […]

Review: Bosch Indego 400 Connect Robotic Lawnmower

I love trying and testing out smart home tech. Done correctly, tech like this has the power to make life easier – for instance, automating processes and controlling appliances from your phone can save time and effort. We have a fair bit of smart home tech in our house, however it’s only been recently that […]

Our 8 Favourite Educational Preschooler TV Shows

Never before has there been so much choice for our kids when it comes to watching children’s TV shows and programmes. When I was younger, kids TV was really limited to BBC or ITV for a few hours each day around normal, grown-up programming. Yet now, the little ones have access to so much on […]

Visiting The Bristol International Balloon Fiesta With Bosch

It’s been a pretty busy week, probably best summed up by the 4 B’s – Birthdays, Bristol, Balloons and Bosch. Let me explain. As part of some work I’m doing with Bosch, we headed over to the West Country to visit the Bristol International Balloon Fiesta – a stroke of luck meant that our few days […]

Participating In The Shell UK Driving Experiment

I like to think that I’m a good driver – although that’s hardly surprising as there probably aren’t many people out there who would actively admit to being a bad driver. I reckon I have the evidence to back this statement up though. I passed my driving test at 17 with just three minors, I’ve […]

Second Child Syndrome: The Unfair Life Of The Second Kid

I feel sorry for ‘Beetle’. As he approaches six-months old, he’s probably had what you’d call a pretty unfair life when compared to that of his older sister. It’s not that we don’t love him, care for him or cherish him – we obviously do. However, he is a second child – and that means […]

4 Ways To Reduce The Cost Of Family Entertainment

Kids can be expensive – like *really* expensive. I always knew that there’d be large child-related costs when it came to things like pushchairs, car seats and clothes, but I’ve discovered plenty of unexpected costs along the way. Take something like the cost of family entertainment – I never realised I’d spend so much on […]

Review: Maxi-Cosi Nova Pushchair (4 Wheels) And Oria Carrycot

Having sold the pushchair we’d bought when L was born, we had a decision to make when it came to getting a new set of wheels for ‘Beetle’. I’d done a bit of research into travel systems and one that jumped out at me was the new (well, 2017 new) Maxi-Cosi Nova – mainly because […]