Wednesday, 15 June 2016

Camp Bestival : The Best UK Holiday

Summer is nearly upon us and with it brings festival season. We have made Camp Bestival our UK summer break for the last three years and this year will be no different.

Perfect for children of all ages (we have even been with a new born baby) it really is the highlight of the summer. Camp Bestival 2016 brings Outer Space adventures with Fatboy Slim, Tears for Fears, Jess Glynne, Mr Tumble, The Chuckle Brothers, The Clangers (apply for a place at their meet-and-greet here.), the World's biggest bouncy castle and a whole galaxy of astronomical amusements.

The Clangers at Camp Bestival

If you are considering joining us, take a look at this fab video from Bambino Goodies and our photo gallery from last year.

Visit for ticket information. See you in Outer Space!

I am an official Camp Bestival Ambassador and am provided with a family ticket to attend. All views are my own and in no way influenced by the organiser. Camp Bestival is simply THE BEST.

Monday, 18 April 2016

Camp Bestival 2016 Count Down

For the last few years Camp Bestival has quite simply been the highlight of our summer. This year will be no different as we are already counting down the days till we rock up to Lulworth Cove with a car full of camping gear ready for a long weekend of fun and giggles with our friends.

As a family festival Camp Bestival 2016 has something for everyone. Music, comedy, sport, dancing, performing insects, go-carts, crafting, a dedicated teen area (The Den), fab bars and the best pizza we've ever tasted.

Camp Bestival

This years line up includes Fatboy Slim, Jess Glynne, Brand New Heavies, Arrested Development, Squeeze, Tears For Fears and The Cuban Brothers. 
There are a range of ticket options available including a fab 10 week payment plan to take the strain out of buying them in one go. You can find all the ticket info here.

Here's the official film from last years fun to wet your appetite.....

Read my review of Camp Bestival 2015.

I am an official Camp Bestival Ambassador and am provided with a family ticket to attend. All views are my own and in no way influenced by the organiser.

Friday, 19 February 2016

Corners Of My New Home

At the end of November we packed up our home of the last twelve years and moved to a smaller house. We just don't need as much space as we used to now that we aren't bursting at the seams with toys and baby gear.

It was an epic move with an even bigger downsizing exercise running alongside and as we were only going around the corner, we thought we could handle the move ourselves. Big mistake, huge!

I don't think that I have ever been as stressed as I was during that week and when I finally closed the door on the place where our children have grown-up, it was with relief at having achieved something huge rather than the sadness I was expecting.

Our new place is a stark contrast to our previous home. We have gone from a light, bright, roomy, 15 year old, Georgian Style to the oldest house in the village that was built over 450 years ago.

None of furniture fitted the size or the style of the new place so our unpacking and placement (of all of my kitsch loveliness) is still ongoing.

I've never really been a lover of beams but I have fallen totally in love with this house with it's thick, wonky walls and uneven floors. My favourite space is the beautiful galleried landing where I've made my office space.

Gallery Landing Corners of my new home

We think that this part of the house was added about 40 years ago when the old tin roof (with a thatch underneath) was removed. The light floods through the duel aspect windows and the cats love to sit on the high beam above my desk.

With a new house comes the opportunity to accessorise and we went to town on bits for Biba's Biba themed bedroom. My favourite bits are the glassware from the bathroom collection.

Biba bathroom glassware

And these oversized Biba cushions for her bed.

Biba cushions

The Biba books are mine but she promises to care for them so I relented. The pots on top of the books are original Biba pots that are ideally sized for tea-light candles and the yellow stool I lovingly painted at a Home Barn paint day.

Books about Biba

There will be more Corners Of My New Home coming soon...

Disclosure : I was sent the Biba glassware to review all other items featured in this post have been lovingly collected by my own fair hands.

Thursday, 12 March 2015

Win A limited Edition Print

I've been attempting to spend a little less time online over the last few months and as a result I've developed a new love of drawing.
After much badgering by some of my friends I've finally got it together and launched a little Etsy store selling my prints.

Geekisnewchic doodles

Geekisnewchic Etsy Store

In celebration of getting this off the ground I'm giving you the chance to win a print of your choice. All you need to do to enter is pop over to my Etsy store and leave a comment telling me which one you would like to win. 

There are three prints up for grabs. Please enter using the Refflecopter widget below and don't forget to comment or your additional entries will not be valid. You can find my store at

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Thursday, 12 February 2015

CozyGlo Nightlights Need Your Help

I love the idea of crowdsourced funding and I've dipped my toe into a few tech projects like this ZX Spectrum remake but until this week I'd not come across a pitch in the nursery industry. 

It's so refreshing to see such humble, dynamic, enthusiasm in bringing a product into the industry that I've worked in for the last sixteen years, that I'm throwing this out there in the hope that you, my readers will feel inspired enough to get behind them too.

Enter CozyGlo, the cute, multi-purpose nightlight that's set to rock the block. It will be available in the three cool designs below, Pappa Penguin, Beatrice the Rescue Dog and Colonel Comfort. 

CozyGlo Night Lights

Featuring a thermometer, stopwatch, clock, countdown light timer, dimmer and light alarm. Each character can be battery powered or plugged into the mains.

CozyGlo Features

But CozyGlo need your help to bring this fab product to market. They need £7000 for each mould in order to put the lights into production and if they exceed their crowdfunding target, the money raised will go towards their first bulk order.

Over on their Born crowdfunding page they are offering a range of gifts and incentives to get involved at this early stage and you can even bag yourself one of the first run of nightlight's at a fraction of the retail price, just for giving them a helping hand to make their product dream a reality.

And you know what they say.... a good deed goes a long way. Karma and all that...

Here's how you can help..
Follow CozyGlo on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Stop by their website and share this post with all your friends that might be interested in this awesome new product.


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