Monday, 15 July 2019

mDesign Soft Fabric Over The Door Hanging Storage Organizer with 3 Large Pockets for Child/Baby Room or Nursery – Polka Dot Pattern, Pack of 2, Light Gray with White Dots £26.94

mDesign Soft Fabric Over The Door Hanging Storage Organizer with 3 Large Pockets for Child/Baby Room or Nursery – Polka Dot Pattern, Pack of 2, Light Gray with White Dots £26.94

  • TIDY AND ORGANISED: This door hanging organiser is perfect for use as a bedroom or wardrobe storage unit to help keep things orderly where it's needed most.
  • EASY SET UP: Our over the door wardrobe can be easily hung on top of any standard sized interior door without the need for special brackets or drilling.
  • FUNCTIONAL STORAGE: This hanging bedroom organiser is built for space-saving practicality and convenience. The neutral grey with a dotted white pattern makes it a great fit for any interior design look.
  • ROBUST MATERIAL: The wardrobe organiser unit is made of a robust and breathable polypropylene material, which is highly durable to ensure a long usage life.
  • IDEAL MEASUREMENTS: With dimensions of 33.0 cm x 11.4 cm x 91.4 cm, this hanging storage solution is suitable for all standard sized doors and offers plenty of space inside three integrated pockets.


      I bought these to help with storage for my little one's things. I hang these together on the back of the bathroom door and they have created me so much space and all his things are nicely organised in them. 

      I was a little disappointed that the structure within the material is only made from cardboard as I didn't think for the price it was very good, however the items you are likely to keep in this unit would tend to be light so I think it isn't an issue, it would have been nice though if they were more sturdy. 

      Overall I am very pleased with this product and would recommend it to anyone who needs to create additional space for the baby's items. This for me was a better alternative than a changing unit as I didn't have the space for one of those. 

        Friday, 12 July 2019

        Polar Gear Baby Hand Bag Size Changing Mat (Black)

        Polar Gear Baby Hand Bag Size Changing Mat (Black) £8.99

        Product Details:
        • Velcro Closure
        • Folds Flat For Travel/ Storage
        • 20cm x 40cm x 20cm
        • Interior Pocket
        • Padded

        I bought this as a spare changing mat to keep downstairs so I don't have to keep going upstairs to get the main one. 

        I am very impressed with it, it is padded and folds up nicely. It does include a net bag to keep a few (I think about 4) nappies in, however I don't use it as I don't take it out of the house. 

        I would say if you wanted this for your changing bag, it maybe a little large depending on the size of your bag. 

        It is easy to clean, just a wipe over as it is waterproof. My little boy loves just laying on the mat, he is transfixed by the dots! 

        I would say it is easy to fold, however not with one hand while you are holding the baby as you need to fold both sides in in order to roll up. 

        Overall I am very pleased with my purchase and would recommend it to others, perhaps as an additional mat for the house.  

        Wednesday, 10 July 2019

        The Nanny by Gilly Macmillan

        The NannyThe Nanny by Gilly Macmillan
        My rating: 4 of 5 stars

        Seven-year-old Jocelyn loves her nanny more than her own mother.
        When her nanny disappears one night, Jo never gets over the loss.
        How could she vanish without saying goodbye?

        Thirty years on, Jo is forced to return to her family home and confront her troubled relationship with her mother. When human remains are discovered in the grounds of the house, Jo begins to question everything.

        Then an unexpected visitor knocks at the door and Jo’s world is destroyed again as, one by one, she discovers her childhood memories aren’t what they seemed.

        What secrets was her nanny hiding – and what was she running away from? And can Jo trust what her mother tells her?

        Sometimes the truth hurts so much you’d rather hear the lie.

        A tense and tightly woven psychological thriller that pulls the reader in from the start.

        After leaving the family ancestral home, Jo finds herself having to return with her daughter Ruby after a family tragedy and reluctantly move back home with her estranged mother. Jo is determined that her relationship with her daughter will be close unlike her own with her mother Virginia was. She resents the fact that Ruby and her mother seem to get along so well and this rankles Jo. When Ruby accidentally uncovers a skull in the lake in the grounds of the Manor House Jo believes it might be her Nanny Hannah who disappeared when Jo was only seven.

        A twisty tale of secrets and lies follows as the pace and tension builds to a conclusion that has to result in the elimination of someone. I did guess what was going on but really the pieces didn’t start to fall together until late in the book exactly what I assume Gillian Macmillan intended. It keeps you guessing who the remains belong to and more importantly who the killer/s was - which is not as straightforward as you might think. A good satisfying read - recommended for all psychological thriller fans and worth 4 stars

        I would like to thank the publisher for sending this in exchange for an honest review.

        Monday, 8 July 2019

        Juror #3 by James Patterson

        Juror #3Juror #3 by James Patterson
        My rating: 4 of 5 stars


        Ruby Bozarth, a newcomer to Rosedale, Mississippi, is also fresh to the Mississippi Bar – and she faces an impossible task defending a college football star accused of murder.

        The victim is a young woman from one of the town's oldest families, and Rosedale's upper crust are howling for blood.

        Then news breaks of a second murder, and lurid, intertwining investigations unfold.

        Ruby discovers that no one in Rosedale can be trusted, especially the twelve men and women on the jury.

        They may be hiding the biggest secret of all.

        A collaborative novel from two authors and in many ways it looked like two separate stories - they did come together eventually but I was a bit puzzled for a while how they could do this.

        Brilliantly atmospheric, I could almost ‘see’ the characters and settings which made the novel more enjoyable. Good courtroom dramas in both involving the newly qualified and inexperienced Ruby Bozarth leading murder trials. Nice back story of impending love interest gave this novel all the ingredients of a good read. Nice short chapters kept the pace going and a good measure of surprises along the way made this an enjoyable read - 4 stars from me, recommended reading for legal loving readers.

        Monday, 1 July 2019

        A quick update!

        Image result for new baby boy

        Hi All, 

        Just a quick update. On the 10/6/19 I had my first baby. I had scheduled many posts to go live, which have done but I am now running out of scheduled ones. I thought I would be able to read just as much if not more being off on maternity. Hopefully I will be able to but I kind of misjudged the first few weeks!

        In regards to my boy, he is perfect and wonderful and the birth went as smoothly as I think I could ask for, the recovery has been harder than I expected though. 

        Anyway I just wanted to keep everyone informed, I will also be reviewing other things on here, parenting books along with baby items. 

        Hopefully it won't be long until I'm back into a routine. 

        Bye for now. 

        Friday, 28 June 2019

        Are We Nearly There Yet? by Lucy Vine

        Are We Nearly There Yet?Are We Nearly There Yet? by Lucy Vine
        My rating: 4 of 5 stars

        Alice is turning thirty and is stuck in a rut. Her friends are all coupling up and settling down, while she's still working as a temp, trying (and failing) not to shag her terrible ex, getting thrown out of clubs, and accidentally sexting her boss...
        She decides to throw caution to the wind and jets off on a round-the-world adventure to #FindTheFun and find herself. Of course, she's no more likely to find the answer to true happiness on the beach in Thailand than she is at the electric beach in Tooting, but at least in Thailand there's paddleboard yoga.
        Can Alice find happiness on her travels? Or is she more likely to lose herself all over again...?

        When I heard about this book, I thought it would be right up my street, and it was. Alice has just turned 30, she has been in temp jobs for 10 years and she lives with her best friend Eva. However all that is about to change!

        Alice decides she needs a break, she needs to find herself and goes travelling, beginning with LA. She knows someone who lives there so it will be perfect! While she is travelling she decides to keep in contact with everyone by writing her own blog.

        It has been a while since I have whizzed through a book, through enjoying it so much, this was funny and I enjoyed seeing what Alice was going to get up to next.

        For me and the reason I have not given this 5* is that I felt the mood change and during her time in Thailand when her brother shows up, the book becomes more serious and emotive, which for me I was a little disappointed with. I wanted it to continue as a fun adventure. Don't get me wrong it gave the book substance and more of a story line, I was just enjoying her care free attitude and it exposed Alice as a different type of person. I found it hard to like Alice towards the end, however she redeemed herself.

        This was the first time I have read anything by this author, but on the strength of this I would seek out other novels.

        I would like to thank the publisher for sending this in exchange for an honest review.

        Wednesday, 26 June 2019

        The Passengers by John Marrs

        The PassengersThe Passengers by John Marrs
        My rating: 5 of 5 stars

        When someone hacks into the systems of eight self-drive cars, their passengers are set on a fatal collision course. 

        The passengers are: a TV star, a pregnant young woman, a disabled war hero, an abused wife fleeing her husband, an illegal immigrant, a husband and wife - and parents of two - who are travelling in separate vehicles and a suicidal man. Now the public have to judge who should survive but are the passengers all that they first seem?

        What a high octane ride of a book -I couldn’t put it down. Such a scarily believable story so much so that I will never own an automated car.

        8 people seemingly picked at random find themselves trapped passengers in their automated cars as a hacker takes control of their cars and their lives.

        Their fate is broadcast over social media and soon the voting begins to choose who lives and who dies based on selected information shared with the media about the passengers.

        So bang up to date with information technology that it is frighteningly plausible and completely addictive. I read this book in a day it was compulsive and shockingly compelling. I have not read John Marrs before this book but I will definitely be seeking him out in future.

        Original and cleverly written with a pace as fast as the cars hurtling towards each other in a nail biting octane fuelled ride - brilliantly executed and worth 5 stars - I shall be looking out for the Netflix series.

        I would like to thank the publisher for sending this in exchange for an honest review.