Squeezebox: literally the greatest thing I’ve ever reviewed.

As a journalist for 12 years, I’ve reviewed some pretty cool stuff in my time. Like the time I reviewed an interactive soft toy that gave birth to its own young through a flap on its under-carriage for T3 magazine. Actually, that might not be a highlight, just an indelible,…

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The one where we review a Playmobil Wildlife Station

  Regular readers of my blog will know that I love Playmobil. Last year, I was lucky enough to travel to the middle of Germany to visit the global headquarters of Playmobil, where I met the company’s founder, and also got to spend some time at the Playmobil Fun Park…

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The one where we review a Dell Inspiron One 2310

According to research reported in the news this week, three quarters of children aged 5 use the Internet every day. Flea, as ever, is the exception. When she was younger, my iMac was in the office at the top of the house – out of reach of curious toddlers. So…

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When Reviewing Goes Wrong

Being a parent blogger's ace, isn't it? People just queue up to give you free things to try out with your kids. Brilliant! Except when it goes wrong. This week, we've been testing a new CD and storybook combo for kids called The Bush Tales. The basic idea is that…

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Could it be Magic? No, darling, it’s just the cleaners.

I sometimes joke that after the divorce, I missed my cleaner more than my ex. Ah, who am I kidding? It’s not even a joke. My total lack of domestic credentials were firmly established when I visited my brother with a three-year-old Flea, to find him ironing. “Uncle Jim,” said…

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