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Ups and Downs, Smiles & Frowns · 1M ago

July Reading Wrap. #ReadingWrap

Quite surprisingly, I read five books in July. I haven't read that many books in one month for a fair few months. If I'm honest I was in a bit of a reading slump. I'd been feeling anxious an...
Ups and Downs, Smiles & Frowns · 1M ago

Cruel To Be Kind by Cathy Glass {Book Review}

It's no big secret that I really enjoy reading Cathy's fostering memoirs and have read all of her books. Cathy is a very experienced foster carer and has fostered and cared for more than 150 children. So when Haper Colins kindly offered me Cathy's ne...
Ups and Downs, Smiles & Frowns · 1M ago

The one where we visit the zoo!

A couple of weeks ago, we visited Colchester zoo. We haven't been to the zoo for a long ti...
Ups and Downs, Smiles & Frowns · 3M ago

The Perfect Picnic.

Last week was half term. We had some amazing weather, which we  thoroughly enjoyed! The su...
Ups and Downs, Smiles & Frowns · 3M ago

The one memory of Flora Banks by Emily Barr. {Book Review}

Genre: Young Adult Contemporary Pages: 303"Seventeen-year-old Flora Banks has no short-term memory. Her mind resets itself several times a day, and has since the age of ten, when the tumor that was removed from Flora's brain took with it her abili...
Ups and Downs, Smiles & Frowns · 3M ago

Our June Bucket List.

Every month I like to set a family and a personal bucket list, I don't always share on my blog but I usually do have a set of goals. This month is no exception and I'd like to achieve a fair...
Ups and Downs, Smiles & Frowns · 3M ago

The one where we go for a summer walk.

It's finally half term, a very welcome break from the school routine. Ellie was lucky and ...
Ups and Downs, Smiles & Frowns · 4M ago

Taboo from Hasbro {Review}

 Hasbro sent us the board game 'Taboo' to review and share on my blog. Last week was natio...
Ups and Downs, Smiles & Frowns · 5M ago

Castle park adventures.

The other day, the boys had a dentist appointment in town - Impressions/molds, xrays and photos of there teeth ready for braces in a couple of months. They did SO well. Whilst we were in town, we decided to visit castle park, which is a huge Roman ca...
Ups and Downs, Smiles & Frowns · 5M ago

Wild Swans by Jessica Spotswood {Book review}

I actually wrote this book review and scheduled the post but the blog post has since disap...