Review: DIY Electro Dough Kit by Technology Will Save Us

Who knew Playdoh conducts electricity?!

When I went to the Gadget Show Live last year, one of the companies I discovered there had the intriguing name of Technology Will Save Us. They are a company who produce electronics kits for kids that are aimed at making it easy for them to get “hands on” and build things. Their range includes […]

Kids and the Theatre: Jack and the Beanstalk at Crewe Lyceum #review

L-R Brendan Sheerin, Lisa Riley, Peter Piper in Jack and the Beanstalk (photo Wes Webster Photography)

Pantomime. That great British tradition, that tends to divide us as a nation. Do you love pantomime or hate it? Personally I love it, but that may be because I grew up with it. My stage debut was as a fairy in the local amateur pantomime at the age of 7, and it was something […]

The Experience of Buying Shoes with Clarks


I took both kids shoe shopping last week, as we had been sent some gift vouchers by Clarks, and I wanted to get them some weekend shoes so that we didn’t wreck their school shoes quite so quickly. We had a great time, were very well looked after by the staff, and both kids ended up […]

Is the GoPro Hero 3+ a Good Family Video Camera? #review

The GoPro Hero 3+ in the palm of my hand

At the start of the summer I was rather delighted to hear that I had been selected, via the Tots100 blogging index, to work with GoPro to test out their Hero 3+ video camera. I’ve been lusting after this camera (and its predecessors) for a number of years now, so I was very excited to […]

Kids and the Theatre: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

Saturday 20 September 2014: First Joseph

I can still remember my first trip to see Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. It was in the late 1970s, and my parents took me to watch a school production performed by kids at a school where a friend of my Dad’s was a teacher. It must have been one of the first musicals, […]

App Talk episode 10: Mr. Crab #AudioMo

Mr Crab

listen to ‘App Talk episode 10: Mr. Crab #AudioMo’ on Audioboo App Name: Mr Crab Developer: Illusion Labs Platform and Price: iOS (Universal – requires iOS 7 and above, however I believe earlier versions will run on original iPad) – Free (with in-app purchases) App overview: This is a really fun platform-style arcade game. You control a crab who has […]

App Talk episode 6: Dipdap #AudioMo


listen to ‘App Talk episode 6: Dipdap #AudioMo’ on Audioboo App Name: Dipdap Developer: Cube Interactive Platform and Price: iOS (Universal) / Kindle Fire / Android – £1.99 App overview: Dipdap is a fun little drawing app aimed at kids aged between about 2 and 6 years old. It’s based on the CBeebies programme of the same name, although […]