• mr potato head movin lips
    Lifestyle,  Parenting,  Toys

    Mr Potato Head – Movin Lips Review

    Life as a family blogger is weird. One day you’re writing about tea, the next you’re writing about press trips and then other days you’re writing about Mr. Potato Head? Yes, he’s back! When I was a little girl, I didn’t have a Mr. Potato Head, a fact that has bugged me since childhood. Everyone else had one but not me. Like many toys that I have never owned myself, I have, as a parent, taken great pleasure in seeing my son play with them… and taking a turn myself. Before I continue with this review, I should add that this item was gifted by Hasbro. I have received no…

  • bunty pet products review
    Ad/Gifted,  Lifestyle,  Pets

    Bunty Pet Products Review: Rum’s New Love

    If you’re a regular reader of Rock Paper Spirit, you’ll know that I adore my dog, Rum. He’s a wee cracker. Rum is an almost four year old Jack Russell and he’s not just a pet. He’s part of the family, the best therapist I could ask for and he is also an influencer in his own right. That’s correct, you didn’t misread that. The biggest fee I’ve ever commanded for my freelance writing on this site was brought in by Rum. It’s a special kind of dog who can contribute to the running of his human’s household, isn’t it? This week, Rum received another gift through the post from…

  • adagio teas
    Ad/Gifted,  Lifestyle

    Adagio Teas Review

    As a blogger, I’m given the opportunity to try some really interesting product that I wouldn’t otherwise have heard of if I wasn’t blogging. One of those products is Adagio Teas. And to my shame, I received a huge box of Adagio Teas and brewing accessories as a gift way back in June and this is me just getting around to writing the review. This is partly because the box was absolutely massive and it’s taken time to get through them all, and partly because I have been trying to find my feet, firstly in the new job and then having left the new job. But that’s a story for…

  • paulo dos santos circus performer
    Lifestyle

    Zippos Circus – The Best Night Of The Summer

    Every once in a while, a press trip comes along that is an absolute dream come true, because not only does it give me some fantastic pictures and a great story to share with you, but it makes my son laugh for two hours solid too. Monday night delivered such a trip. My family and I went to along to see Zippos Circus at the Low Green in Ayr. We were gifted tickets to see the show and have some snacks, but all opinions are my own. If you live in the UK, you might have seen posters for Zippos Circus around over the years. I know I have. They…

  • Rennie tummy health
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    Love Your Tummy With Rennies

    DISCLAIMER:┬áThis post is an advertisement for Rennie but is based on my own story and opinions. Advertisement I’m not one for oversharing these days, but some bodily functions are worth discussing and today I want to write a blog post about heartburn. It’s a complaint that I’ve suffered with occasionally over the years. Most episodes of heartburn have been brief and mild but in 2010 I had a pretty lengthy period of indigestion that lasted a few weeks. I did a lot of reading up on the topic then and learned how to look after my digestive health. It’s honestly really important because having a stomach complaint can seriously impact…