Monthly Archives: November 2017

easy elf on the shelf ideas

30 easy Elf on the Shelf ideas


Never mind counting down to Christmas; my children have been counting down to the arrival of the elves for weeks now! This our fifth year taking part in elf on the shelf and all three of my children are super excited to welcome their little friends back into our house....

Tiger Bay The Musical review

Tiger Bay The Musical at Wales Millennium Centre – review


*thanks to Wales Millennium Centre for inviting me to review The reviews have certainly been divided on Tiger Bay The Musical, currently playing at Wales Millennium Centre in Cardiff Bay until Saturday 25th November. The national newspapers weren’t impressed. It was, they said, overly ambitious, derivative and too long. On...

Penarth Pier

Our ‘no spend weekend’ challenge


*in association with Scottish Friendly When the kids went back to school after the summer holidays, I thought it would give us a chance to get our spending back on track. With three children off school for six weeks, and the weather pretty rubbish, inevitably it ended up expensive. I...