BritMums Carnival – come join the party!

BritMums Carnival – come join the party!

Calling all blogging groovers! On Tuesday 8th April, I’m hosting the BritMums Carnival at Gammon & Chips. That’s right – we’re gonna be busting out the Party Rings, gulping down some Cream Soda, sprinkling Hundreds and Thousands on squishy white bread with margarine to make Fairy Bread and generally partying like it’s 1999. It’s a … Continue reading »

Honk if you’re corny:  Team Honk Brighton – Bloggers Relay from Lands End to John O’ Groats

Honk if you’re corny: Team Honk Brighton – Bloggers Relay from Lands End to John O’ Groats

This week, two words have entered my life that I never thought would touch the precincts of my brain neurons, let alone grace the pages of my blog. The words in question are ‘sport’ and ‘relief’. To me those words, when placed together, are the biggest oxymoron of them all. ‘Relief’ when taking part in … Continue reading »

Win a gorgeous ‘stag’ Christmas Stocking by Sophie Allport designs

Win a gorgeous ‘stag’ Christmas Stocking by Sophie Allport designs

Oh deer. Christmas is coming! And yes, that pun is intended, because I have a lovely Christmas stocking made from Sophie Allport’s beautiful festive ‘Stag’ fabric to give away to one lucky blog reader. Love Christmas, but cringe every time you see a felt representation of a rotund bearded man dangling limply over a fireplace? … Continue reading »

Guest Post: Special Needs Jungle: The Future is Ours. Safe, Fun and Connected

Guest Post: Special Needs Jungle: The Future is Ours. Safe, Fun and Connected

  To read my Guest Blog Post, please click here. Last week, I was thrilled to be asked to write a Guest Blog Post for the Special Needs Jungle website, after meeting Tania when we were both speakers on the ‘How blogging and social media can change the world’ panel at Mumsnet BlogFest. I was speaking … Continue reading »

Scooby-Doo! Adventures: The Mystery Map

Scooby-Doo! Adventures: The Mystery Map

Despite an exceptional attendance rate over the past 4 years, it seems Gammon has now self-graduated from CBeebies University and moved on to audio-visual pastures new (well, with the exception of Octonauts of course!). Chips has never been quite as interested in telly as her older brother, and…well… long may it continue! Gammon’s latest favourite is … Continue reading »

Commando Dad book review. Author: Neil Sinclair

Commando Dad book review. Author: Neil Sinclair

If there’s one thing I love, it’s a metaphor. If there’s one thing I love more than a metaphor, it’s an extended metaphor. So if that’s the case, then in my mind this book really is the literary equivalent of a celebratory Passing Out Parade. Apart from coincidentally having the same name as my brother-in-law, … Continue reading »

Make a Change.org for Izzy Dix. Sign our ask.fm petition

Make a Change.org for Izzy Dix. Sign our ask.fm petition

Last month, a very close family friend of ours, 14-year-old Devon schoolgirl, Izzy Dix, took her own life due to bullying, both at school and online. Hopefully, many of you have already seen the anti-bullying campaign that we have started in Izzy’s name to try to change things for the better for other young people … Continue reading »

Win a Royal Baby mug & children’s sailing boat dinner set from Sophie Allport!

Win a Royal Baby mug & children’s sailing boat dinner set from Sophie Allport!

Fire the cannons in celebration – Kate & Wills have produced a tiny human! He will be known throughout the world as ‘George’. I can’t wait for his sister, ‘Mildred’, to arrive in a couple of years’ time. Hooray! To commemorate this grand occasion, I’m giving away something synonymous with Royal Births – china! That’s … Continue reading »

Fishers Adventure Farm Park – A Grand Day Out in Sussex!

Fishers Adventure Farm Park – A Grand Day Out in Sussex!

Family Gammon & Chips was recently invited by KalliKids to visit the Fishers Adventure Farm Park in West Sussex for the day. It was a grand day out indeed – one that I’m sure would top Wallace & Grommit’s ‘Best family things to do in the summer holidays in Sussex’ list even without Wensleydale cheese tasting, … Continue reading »