Review: Shrek The Musical DVD

We are big fans of Shrek here at Downton Shabby and the box set of films is much loved and often played.  The kids were…

Even Bigger Tax Breaks For Married Couples If Tories Win Election …

Chancellor George Osborne will announce in his Autumn Statement this Thursday (5th December) a proposal to give married couples a tax cut worth as much…

20 Weird Things I Do At Christmas – Is It Just Me?

Around this time of year, I find my stress levels rising and I tend to become, well, shall we say less centred and calm than…

Spending On Kids’ Christmas Presents: How Much Is Enough?

An article in The Daily Mail (26/11/2013) entitled “OUCH! Average child’s Christmas list adds up to nearly £900 – and a third believe they’ll get…

Can We Have Our Christmas Back Please – The Way Dylan Thomas …

It is 9 am on a Sunday morning and my inbox is full of Christmas offers for clothes I could never afford, food I’d never…

Review: Ozeri Precision II Digital Bathroom Scale

The Ozeri Precision II Digital Bathroom Scale has a new widescreen LCD with xBright technology. It uses 4 high precision GX sensors that can weigh up to…

Review: The Corkcicle From iwantoneofthose.com

It’s that time of year when our thoughts turn to gifts and the annual office fun that is “Secret Santa“. Luckily I’m spared the later…

Review: Corina Pavlova at The Sherman Theatre, Cardiff

What better way of spending a cold and blustery Saturday afternoon than cocooned in The Sherman Theatre’s Arena whilst the kids are held spellbound by…

Review: Psychologies Magazine – December Issue 2013

I have long been an avid reader of women’s magazines. I have been hopelessly seduced by the promise of a quick-fix, easy route to a…

Review: Breathease Cleaning Range Formulated To Help Asthma & Allergy Sufferers

Now, readers of this blog will know that its author is somewhat challenged in the “domestic goddess” department and I have to confess that, when…

Review: Boing! Family Fun At Cardiff’s Sherman Theatre

It’s been quite a while since I got to see what I’d term ‘proper theatre’. We’ve taken the kids to see CBeebies shows with all…