Liked and Loved

Seriously, how is it October already???? September really did speed by – I barely have time to think these days but let’s take a peek at the good stuff….

New School

I mentioned in last month’s Liked and Loved that the husband got a new job closer to home which meant that my eldest has had to move schools. As we were late registering for the local school system we had to put a transfer request in. It made things easier actually. The good news is that she got into our first choice school – smallish school about 5-10 minute drive away. There are only 7 in her class! Plus I know the headmistress from my school days and I also know a couple of other parents.

Meeting a Welsh Celebrity and Nostalgia

I crossed paths with a Welsh celebrity during September. Yws Gwynedd is a Welsh singer and an all round nice guy! Although to be fair, it isn’t the fact that he’s a Welsh celeb that made me happy but the nostalgia trip it caused. He was in school with me so when I met him nostalgia really kicked in! In school he was in a band with 3 other guys – including one guy who I’ve been friends with since the very first day of school. So I found their old record and girls and I had a dance to the song. Yws Gwynedd carried on with the music career and has an album out at the moment which I am ashamed to say I don’t own – yet! So if anyone wants to get me a Christmas present… *hint*hint* husband!!

Wedding Anniversary & Date Night

Date Night

We celebrated 5 years of marriage this September and managed to convince my Mam to look after the girls for a night. So we had date night! Took a little trip to Sopna in Menai Bridge to see our mate Sid. Lovely food as always! We always are treated like royalty and always get amazing food! Would highly recommend the place.

Cinema – The Hitman’s Bodyguard

Not only that but a dinner-date was followed by a trip to the cinema! We went to see The Hitman’s Bodyguard with Ryan Reynolds and Samuel L Jackson. It’s action packed and hilarious! It’s not as gruesome as Deadpool but has a very similar style.

Sonic Mania

For the 25th anniversary (I feel so old!) of Sonic gaming, Sonic Mania was released. It’s gone back to the 116bit style gaming and I LOVE it! I was the Queen of Sonic back in the day!

BlogOn Xmas

BlogOn Xmas

Another highlight was going to BlogOn Xmas 2017! It was at a new venue but it was a great day! Got to meet a lot of fab fellow bloggers!

How was your September?

A Cornish Mum

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Magic Tracks

During August we were sent some Magic Tracks to review. After a good six weeks or so of playing with them I can firmly say that they’re a hit and should be on top of the Christmas list for any child (or adults) who loves cars!

Magic Tracks

Just to give you some background, Magic Tracks is the 2016 toy success story from the US. It came over to the UK back in the Spring and has been kicking up a storm. You may have seen the adverts on telly? If not how about taking a little peek at my video down at the bottom of this post?

Flexible Tracks

The tracks are designed to be easily breakable which means you can mix the colours up as you want. There are four colours – yellow, green, blue and red = and they’re also glow in the dark! As each piece of the track is small, it means that it’s so flexible! You can make any track layouts you want – and if you have enough track you can even do any Formula 1 circuits…..

Magic Tracks

(Can you guess which F1 circuit this is meant to be? Comment below with your guesses!)


Magic Tracks

Each starter pack comes with tracks and one car. There are different cars available so I’m hoping to get a new one each for the girls for Christmas. Every car has flashing LED lights which perfectly compliments the glow in the dark tracks. It’s difficult for me to give you a photo of the glow in the dark tracks and LED lights in action but I managed to get a little video done…

Want to get your hands on a set? They are available from all good retailers including Smyths Toys and Amazon.

So what do you think? Top Christmas toy or what?

(I was sent the Magic Tracks for the purposes of this review. All opinions are my own honest opinions and this post may contain some affiliate links)


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All About Me

There are numerous posts about me on this blog – hell it’s my blog, what do you expect? But as I may have acquired some new visitors of late let me give you a lowdown about me. Plus it’s the first post of Blogtober17 so here goes…. some random facts about me… not in any order!

All About Me

1) My name is Rebecca although it was almost Jemima!

2) Born and bred in a slate mining town in Snowdonia. I no longer live in the town but I’m still in Snowdonia.

3) I lived with my Taid (grandfather) and Dad when I was a child. We were the three amigos! Or three and a half amigos as we cannot forget the dog!

Our Wedding at Caer Rhun

4) I’m married – met my husband on an accountancy course way back in 2008.

5) Did I mention that I’m an accountant and tax adviser? Oh and now a Partner in a local firm?

6) I have two beautiful girls – Little Miss (now aged 3.5 ish) and Miss Mostyn (2 since July)

7) As a child, I had a beautiful black and tan Jack Russell Terrier called Jimmy Jones. He was my best friend and I loved him to bits!

Dogs - Megs & Gemma

8) These days I have another Jack Russell – my cute but annoying as hell, black and white Megs (or Megs-poo). Her companion is a Beagle named Gemma.

9) I’ve been lucky enough to travel abroad. I’ve visited America (twice!), Canada (twice!), France (twice), Italy (twice), Belgium, Malta, Lanzarote and Tenerife – but nowhere compares to home.


10) I’ve met dragons….and they were beautiful! Absolutely stunning creatures.

11) I’m a fluent Welsh speaker. It’s my “mam iaith” (native tongue) and speak it daily at home and at work.

Jokers Selfie

12) Big big fan of Impractical Jokers and have been lucky enough to see them twice and also have tickets for a show this coming Thursday. And yes that is the husband and I with Joe and Murr in the header photo!

13) I love Welsh slate! It must be because of my childhood in the slate mining town.

14) Also love steam trains – again another hangover from my childhood. The Ffestiniog Railway ran past my bedroom window.

15) I have too many hobbies! I love to blog (obviously!), vlog, bullet journal, penpal,  and cross stitch. Unfortunately I have little free time now.

I think that’s enough about me for today. You’re more than welcome to ask me anything. All the social media channels are listed to the right or otherwise comment below!

Tell me a bit about you!


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