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Back to School with Poundland

Its not long until the little darlings are back at school (yay!) and that means back to school shopping (boo). Lets face it that can be painful and expensive, current research showed on average we spend £186.24 per child!!

That is a lot of money!! Thankfully Poundland have an excellent range of back to items that are not only great but oh so affordable. Whether your child is starting pre-school, primary, secondary or college Poundland have you covered.

They sent us a small selection of items to try out.


BG nabbed the highlighters and notepad and Little Miss got the Finding Dory colouring pencils and I may have hidden the metallic paint *ahem*.

They spent a happy half an hour playing with it and BG has put hers away ready for the start of term. The colouring tube of pencils is in my bag ready for when I am out with Little Miss to keep her entertained and is super handy.

Poundland actually have a huge selection of back to school goodies including some awesome Neon stationery (which would look great on my desk) , super cute weekly planners  and the lovely Secret Life of Pet pens.


Poundland Back to School

Don’t have a Poundland near you? Don’t worry you can now buy online, you don’t even have to face the shops.

I’d get in quick before it all sells out.


We Went Back To School with JD Sports

Just before BG went back to school JD Sports contacted me and asked us to review an item from their back to school range. BG was in need of some new trainers for the school run so it was perfect for us.

BG either bikes or scooters to school. If I let her wear her school shoes they get totally ruined so on the school run she wears trainers and we change them over before she goes in.  BG is getting quite particular with her clothing and shoes and after looking at every trainer online she choose these adidas Originals Dragon trainers £32.


I have to say they look awesome on!

BG loves the colours and tells me they are really comfortable to wear. They have been worn on the twice daily school run and she wears them at the weekend and they are still in really good condition.  I find the Velcro straps so convenient when we are swapping her shoes over at school much easier than laces.

The JD Sport site is easy to navigate and the shoes arrived in really good time. They have a great selection of school bags, sports equipment and coats in the back to school range. The prices are really reasonable.

I will shop with JD Sports in the future.

Thumbs Ups

Secret Scholars write and spell books

Secret Scholars write and spell books

Price: £6.50

Available from: ZooBooKoo

Suitable from: Age 4

Initial Reaction: Looked perfect for my children Continue reading

Sistema Twister Bottle, 460ml

Sistema Twister Bottle, 460ml, AquaSistema Twister Bottle, 460ml

Price: £2.79

Available from:  Amazon and other online retailers

Initial Reaction: Looks good, I hope it works. BG can demolish a drinks bottle in minutes.


  • Twist cap
  • No leakages
  • Holds a good amount of drink
  • Sturdy
  • Easy to clean
  • Lightweight


  • None

Value for money? Great value

Overall Reaction:  Great drinks bottle. BG goes through bottles so quickly but this has resisted her best efforts. Even though she’s chewed the top it still doesn’t leak, I feel secure with it in my handbag.  Great for both adults and children.

By Carol

Sistema Slimline Quaddie Lunch Box

Sistema Slimline Quaddie Lunch Box, AquaSistema Slimline Quaddie Lunch Box

Price: £5.99

Available from:  Amazon and other online retailers

Initial Reaction:  An impressive looking lunch box with 4 sections and water bottle. Continue reading

Sigg Water Bottle (0.3l)

Product: Sigg water bottle (0.3 l)

Price: £14

Available from: Sigg website or various stockists

Suitable from: 3+

Initial Reaction: We use drinks bottles and lidded cups a lot in our house. I’ve tried a few brands and generally I come back to Tommy Tippee, so I was interested to see how this one would compare. Sigg bottles are quite different from ‘kiddy’ cups: they’re made from durable metal, which keeps drinks cool for a long time. The design of this one is really nice – interesting and appealing for little ones without relating to a brand/TV; it went down great with my almost-three year old. We’ve used it around the house and taken it out and about. It hasn’t leaked (as long as a certain toddler didn’t leave it open!) and is lightweight to carry around. Continue reading

Campervan Desk Tidy

Campervan Desk Tidy

Price: £2.99

Available from: Find Me a Gift

Initial Reaction: Cardboard cutouts and stickers to make your own desktidy! Fun and creative. Continue reading