Skip to main content

Magpie Monday - A globe for MIni's birthday

Mini will be seven in June, so I am on the lookout for presents for his birthday and just like his brother he is obsessed with geography.

I was delighted when passing the charity shop in the village to find a Globe Lamp.  Even better it works and had been PAT tested.

It is in great condition, so I snapped it up and have popped it away for his birthday.

I am trying not to bring a lot in to the house at the moment as we are saving up for a holiday, but also we are looking at decorating the boys rooms, so I am on the lookout for old fashioned wardrobes and drawers as they have more chance of withstanding the minimads!


  1. I love that it's white not blue, really unusual. It's always nice when something has a practical use too

  2. Its gorgeous! Like Make Do Mum says, its very unusual too. x

  3. I love vintage globes! What a nice find!

  4. That is fab, Dylan would love this I am so impressed how he has laernt so much from the map on his wall.

  5. Such a great globe! Found one for my son's birthday a few months ago, but it isn't nearly as lovely as yours.

  6. Oh lovely what a lovely gift!

  7. I love finding globes. I always look for the countries who have changed their names.

  8. Great find! I love vintage globes!


Post a Comment

I love comments and will try to respond to all

Popular posts from this blog

Win a XXL'MAN SIZE' Faux Leather Bean Bag for Fathers Day

I have a fab competition for you to win a  Man Sized Bean Bag just in time for Fathers Day from Bean Bag Bazaar , which is worth £69.99. We are big fans of bean bags as they make perfect additional seating and can be popped in the garage when not in use and we are looking forward to reviewing one in Maxi's new bedroom . a Rafflecopter giveaway

Win A Cineworld Family Ticket

It is half term for us next week and we will be off to our local Cineworld to See Turbo thanks to a complimentary family ticket.  We were blown away at how much effort Cineworld had put into making cinema going better value for families the last time we went.   In addition to Turbo and Cloudy with a chance of meatballs 2 ,  Cineworld are also  running their popular Movies For Juniors screenings throughout half term. They are showing ‘The Smurfs 2’ every morning and tickets for kids and their folks will be just £1.50 (or £1 if people book online with mycineworld). To win a family ticket (4 x tickets) to any film at your local Cineworld just complete the rafflecopter below – Good Luck x a Rafflecopter giveaway

Bissell Vac and Steam Machine Review and Giveaway

I have hard floors downstairs which I love.  They are much more practical than carpet with 2 mucky boys and a dog. Over the past 8 years I have tried all sorts of ways to keep them clean and I think I have finally found the product that does that for me. It is the  Bissell Vac and Steam Machine .  This amazing suel action machine vacuums and steam cleans either independently or at the same time.  It means that I have done away with my vacuum and steam cleaner downstairs (which I gave to my brother in law). What I like: You can either vacuum or steam clean or do both It is lightweight and easy to manoeuvre The handle is adjustable great for a home with people of different heights and for getting the kids involved. You need no chemicals The pads are washable and reusable It comes with a two year guarantee It warms up fast (within 30 seconds) so no long wait to start cleaning It costs under £100 It is space saving.  No need for a separate vacuum, steam cleaner or mop.