Father’s day gift guide 2018

Hey readers,

Guess when Father’s day is this year….17th June. I know, eek right?! So, I thought if you’re struggling you may like some of the ideas that I have chosen for the Father’s in your life.

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1) First of is this funny book designed in Ladybird book style, all about how the Dad works and explained in a humorous way. It is from Amazon.

2) Next, who doesn’t love a good scratch especially when it is somewhere you struggle to reach? Not anymore when you have this extendable back scratcher from The Works.

3) Naturally, you can’t go wrong with some chocolate, check out this ace Father’s day gift set from Cadbury’s hamper full of the old classics of Dairy Milk and Toblerone.

4) Now, check out this perfect little mod con from John Lewis …The Amazon Dot that answers to all your requests, such as what the weather is like or put some tunes on, you won’t be left disappointed.

5) Finally, the piece de resistance…. the wonderful nostalgic Sega mega drive with 81 games built inside. This will win dad over and help bring back some good old memories, with classic games such as Sonic the Hedgehog and Mortal Compact. You can get your hands on it at Argos.

I hope that has inspired you and whatever you do I hope you have a special day.

Cheers for reading  X

*This isn’t sponsored post, I just love compiling gift guides, haha!*


citric acid and bicarbonate of soda reaction {science experiment}

Hey readers,

Today we decided to do a simple science experiment to see what happens when you mix bicarbonate of soda, citric acid and water.

It is a really fun and quick activity to do with children and doesn’t take too much effort to put together.

What we used for the experiment is:

  • Few drops of red colouring
  • 2 teaspoons of bicarbonate of soda
  • 2 teaspoons of citric acid
  • One cup of water drizzled on

It’s probably best to do the experiment in the bath so everything’s all in one place to keep tidy, especially if you are using food colouring.

Place the citrus acid and bicarbonate of soda into a cup.

Put the food colouring in first or last. Then what ever you decide then add the water.

Make sure you move out of the aware as the end result will end in a fizz explosion.

The boys really enjoyed this as they got to poarticiapre and see the effects of the reactions of chemicals. (endothemic).

Cheers for reading X



Hey readers,

My word of the week is:

because it is now officially autumn and it really does feel like autumn. We even have rain and not just my order in but pour down rain which adds to the autumn feel.

I’ve been enjoying burning candles, getting cosy, drinking tea and watching crap on TV which literally is a perfect way to indulge on an Autumn evening.

I’ve also planning on ome autumn activities for the boys because I enjoyed them but not too complicated because no one needs that stress do they!

I’ve also been loving taking photos of leaves falling, it’s just so pretty with all the colours around.

Also, been dusting down my knitwear of course because the temperature or lowering making it super duper cosy. I love the fact that the air feels colder now I may be odd but I prefer the cold weather.

Cheers for reading X

The Reading Residence