Things I have loved whilst blogging

Last week I posted about things I had learnt from blogging over the two years I had been doing it and today I am going to share some of the amazing products and places I have discovered thanks to blogging.

As I mentioned blogging can be hard work sometimes but the experiences I have had from it have been well worth it.

There are lots of things that stand out as being great but these are some of my very favourite things from the last two years.

  1. So many great books. I have read too many awesome books to list them all individually but have loved having lots of brilliant books to review and it has been fantastic to discover new authors who I might not otherwise have come across. One of my favourites is Abi Elphinstone who I am a huge fan of since reviewing her Trilogy on my blog.
  2. Finding new games- I especially like games that the whole family can enjoy together and we have found some great ones through the blog. One of our family favourites is the Randomise Game If you haven’t come across Randomise before then you should read the review I wrote a while ago- it’s really great fun and so very funny to play. We have played it so many times since and I would recommend it to any family that enjoys playing games together.
  3. Things that other people enjoy. It’s awesome finding a new product that I love but I have really enjoyed finding things my sister and brother love too. My sister has especially liked Aquabeads and Pusheen, both of which is she has been lucky enough to review for the blog.
  4. Challenges- I would never have even known about the kids version of Tough Mudder without the blog. My friend and I were lucky enough to do the Fruit Shoot Mini Mudder last year and it was an amazing experience. I would love to do it again and it got me into running a 5K run for charity too and helping as a steward at another.
  5. Amazing days out. We have been lucky enough to be invited to lots of great days out, I have enjoyed them all but some of the ones that I really liked were BRICKLIVE and the ‘Summer Saturdays’ Day at Newmarket Racecourse
  6. New experiences. It also falls under points 4 and 5 too but was so amazing it deserves a heading of it’s own! Our favourite experience as a whole family has been our visit to Camp Wilderness– the bushcraft day was so unlike anything that any of us had ever done before, we all learnt loads and came away having had a really fantastic day. It was such a different thing to do with my Mum and Dad- I would recommend the camps to anyone!




As  you can see I have been very lucky over the last two years, I have had lots of fantastic experiences, met some brilliant people and learnt a lot. I have loved having my own blog, even though at times in has been hard work and I have caught ‘writer’s block’.

I can’t believe I have managed to keep it up for two years and am holding a competition to celebrate this! One of our lucky readers will win their own copy of the brilliant Randomise Game, a copy of a fantastic children’s book -my current read- The Midnight Gang, by David Walliams, a £10 Amazon voucher to treat themselves to one of the amazing products we have reviewed and a 3 day place for a child age 6 to 15 at one of the awesome Camp Wilderness camps during the Summer Holidays- the lucky winner can choose between Oxfordshire, Hertfordshire, Cheshire or Kent subject to availability.

This prize bundle is worth over £260! Good Luck!

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34 thoughts on “Things I have loved whilst blogging

  1. Lorraine Kirk says:

    Congrats on your 2 year bloggiversary 🙂 I would like to see a post about using your telescope, stargazing or a metal detecting tutorial.

  2. hali kinson says:

    I would love to read about tips and tricks for bringing up children and what you’ve learnt along the way

    • says:

      Great idea, thank you. We will be trying a few new ones over the Summer so if they are good we will add them to the blog

    • says:

      Good idea- we did some rainy day ideas last year, perhaps we will revisit it and add some outdoor ones too

    • says:

      Brilliant, thank you- we have lots of days out planned over the next few weeks so will make sure we blog about them. The school holidays will be the perfect time to test some new recipes too.

  3. Deborah Clarke says:

    Money saving tips and things to do on a shoestring ! It’s especially hard to think things to do during the school hols x

  4. carriecakes80 says:

    Would love to know your ideas and tips for keeping kids amused in the Summer, or any holidays really! x Thank-you! Love your wee blog! x

  5. paula cheadle says:

    would love to read about how to do disabled sports, and places to go (reasonable cost) with disabled children, as I find a lot of places don’t cater for disabled kids

    • says:

      That’s a brilliant idea,it’s not something we know a lot about but we will do some research and get some recommendations- we will let you know what we find

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