Review: Imaginext Alpha Explorer Space Shuttle Playset… and space toilets

Review: Imaginext Alpha Explorer Space Shuttle Playset… and space toilets

During the school holidays, we took Gammon and Chips to the National Science Museum in London. It was a great day out, and we were all particularly impressed by the Exploring Space Gallery there. I’d never seen anything quite like it – the Apollo 10 capsule and a replica of the Apollo 11 moon landing … Continue reading »

Think Beyond Pink: September 2014 – Does Lego scientist set smash brick ceiling?

Think Beyond Pink: September 2014 – Does Lego scientist set smash brick ceiling?

Does Lego’s new female scientist set really smash the brick ceiling? When Lego announced in June that they were releasing a new line aimed at girls featuring female scientist minifigures, social media fizzed away excitedly for weeks like a bubbling lab experiment. The notably-devoid-of-pink set was the brainchild of Swedish geochemist, Dr Ellen Kooijman, who … Continue reading »

Think Beyond Pink: July 2014: #LetShoesBeShoes

Think Beyond Pink: July 2014: #LetShoesBeShoes

Hello dear followers. I thought I’d post up this month’s ‘Think Beyond Pink’ column for you, which was published in The Argus newspaper today. It’s about the recent #LetShoesBeShoes campaign against some very naughty and extremely medieval advertising by Clarks shoes. You can read about it here: And here are the actual point-of-sale posters so … Continue reading »

Ecooutfitters: ethical school uniforms that won’t cost the earth

Ecooutfitters: ethical school uniforms that won’t cost the earth

So, the end of term is drawing nearer, which means the start of the new school year will be upon us before we know it. Pencil cases will be purchased, lunch boxes bought and book bags acquired. But have you ever wondered how supermarkets such as ASDA and Tesco can sell their school uniform items for as low as … Continue reading »

Where do I come from? Why, Jamberoo of course!

Where do I come from? Why, Jamberoo of course!

The lovely community of people at my favourite mobile phone network, giffgaff, have launched an International Campaign to find out more about the best places to visit when you set off on an overseas adventure. And they’ve asked a selection of international bloggers in the UK to divulge the hidden gems of their hometowns. Well, … Continue reading »

Wow! I’ve made the BiBs shortlist in the Commentary category! #BiBs2014

Wow! I’ve made the BiBs shortlist in the Commentary category! #BiBs2014

VOTE FOR ‘GAMMON & CHIPS’ IN THE ‘COMMENTARY & CAMPAIGNS’ CATEGORY HERE. Well, knock me down with a feather and call me Susan! I’ve made the 2014 BiBs shortlist! Yeah!!! You can find me in the ‘Commentary & Campaigns’ category. Thanks so much to everyone who nominated. It really means a lot to me, because my … Continue reading »

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 »