Category: Other

  • Casper Mattress Unboxing, Review and Discount Code

    Casper Mattress Unboxing, Review and Discount Code

    After our ongoing refurbishments, we eventually took on the Master Bedroom. We completely gutted it and decided to renew everything. One of the main items at the top of the list was a new mattress. Our Previous pocket sprung one had lasted 7 years, with an additional 3 years being eeked out of it. We’d seen […]

  • Vampirina Toys

    Understanding Diversity with Vampirina

    The morning routine changes so subtly as the years go by. As the kids get older they are able to get themselves ready and help out in the morning rush. One change that took me a while to acknowledge was the morning TV. What was once my 15 minutes of bad news from around the world, turned into […]

  • Shark Duo Clean Lift Away Vacuum Review

    Shark Duo Clean Lift Away Vacuum Cleaner NV801UKT Review

    As we approach the end of our mammoth month long decorating frenzy, I was so excited to receive the new Shark Duo Clean vacuum for review. This vacuum could not have come at a better time.  Since the New year, we have ploughed on every weekend and evening decorating the hallway, lounge, dining room and […]

  • Here Come The Hoopers

    Where Did January go?

    It doesn’t seem to be that long ago that we were opening Christmas Presents, Singing along with Jules Holland and a gang of bagpipers, nursing a bad head and cleaning out the festive decorations. I appear to have blinked and we’re into the tail end of January. Don’t worry February is only 4 weeks and […]

  • A Small Ensuite Makeover

    The day we moved into our house we knew the ensuite needed a makeover. The problem was we didn’t have the money, the time or an idea of what we wanted. The one thing we did know we needed was bathroom storage, but also it needed to be efficient in space. As with all makeover blog posts, we have […]

  • Setting up a Dwarf Hamster Cage.

    We got Dwarf Hamsters for Christmas!

    After nearly 2 years of looking into a pet for our girls, we eventually decided to surprise them with Dwarf Hamsters. I’ll add that this was one of their Christmas presents, but that wasn’t the reason we got them. While deciding a Dog wasn’t going to fit that well into our lives we felt that Dwarf […]

  • UK Blog Awards 2018 | Shortlisted Finalists

    2018 has started on a high already. We were just starting to turn around from our holidays to getting back to work mode when an email landed from the UK Blog Awards 2018. UK Blog Awards 2018 Finalists We’ve been selected on the Shortlist for the final judging panel for the UK Blog Awards 2018 […]

  • A Year of Home Improvements

    A Year of Home Improvements

    Everything seems to hit at the same time and sometimes it’s intentional, while other times it’s just bad luck. 2017 in the Hooper House was one project after another. Some projects had been put off, some had been planned for and others were just pure luxury wants. Upgrading the Wifi and Creating a Data Point! We’d […]

  • Hoover Freedom Pets FD22RP Cordless Vacuum Cleaner

    Cordless Vacuum Cleaner Review | Hoover Freedom

    We’ve been having a little bit of vacuum bother in the Hooper House this year. I’ll not name brands, but our bagless vacuum cleaner stopped being a super sucker. It could have been that we had been doing a lot of decorating this year… or that we vacuumed the fake grass outside twice… or maybe […]

  • Christmas Gifts 2017

    Christmas Gifting Challenge with

    A few weeks back we were approached by to be part of their Christmas gifting challenge.  In short, we needed to buddy up with another blogger to select a gift they would love and they would reciprocate with a gift for us.  All very exciting!! Deborah at Country Heart and Home was our blogger […]

  • Cheated out of my ancestral home

    Many years ago my Dad started to tell me a story about how he should have been living in a manor. Apparently, he had “proof” of how he’d lost his ancestral home. Information about hidden graves of children who had no nameplates or plaques. A tomb behind a secretly blocked up crypt. Buried workmen crushed […]