Sunday, 5 January 2020

Baa Baa Bubbles Game Review



This Christmas we have been testing a new game from Spinmaster. Baa Baa Bubbles is a fantastic game for all of the family, 3+ years. Inside the box is Baa Baa, the meadow tiles and the bubble solution. The game is all assembled and doesn’t need any batteries, which is always a plus! 





Apply the solution onto Bubbles, scatter the meadow tiles around her and take turns flipping them over. Feed her the number of times shown on the tile and watch her sudsy wool grow. 









But be careful! If Bubbles is allergic to what she eats, she'll sneeze, blasting her bubbles and you'll lose your tile. If she doesn't sneeze, you get to keep the tile. Earn the most meadow tiles to win.





With Baa Baa Bubbles, the surprise and delight never ends! Perfect for young kids and parents too, everyone will have a blast feeding Bubbles. Add Baa Baa Bubbles to your next family game night.

   It is currently half price on Amazon, £9.99 from £19.99. Which is an amazing saving.

Wednesday, 11 December 2019

Marvel Universe LIVE




We was kindly invited to Marvel Universe LIVE at The Arena in Birmingham on Saturday and honestly we wasn’t sure what to expect.  The show was action packed full of amazing stunts, fireworks and just an awesome cast of characters. The audience will witness cutting-edge special effects, pyrotechnics, and impressive 3D video projection mapping in this completely new thrilling adventure. With aerial stunts, martial arts and daring motorcycle skills, fans of all ages will be immersed in the Marvel universe in a show unlike anything they’ve ever seen before. 






Super Hero action, thrills and drama will soar, smash and burst into arenas across the UK next autumn as Marvel Universe LIVE! returns with a brand new show. Visiting nine UK cities in this all new production, produced by Feld Entertainment, Marvel fans will see Spider-Man, 







The Avengers and the Guardians of the Galaxy join forces with Doctor Strange, master of the mystic arts, in a race against time to recover the Wand of Watoomb before it falls into Loki’s hands.






Called on by Doctor Strange, the Guardians of the Galaxy join Marvel Universe LIVE! on a momentous crusade against the scheming Nebula who teams up with the conniving and loathsome villains Loki and Green Goblin. The incredible superhuman forces of Iron Man, Thor, Black Panther, Hulk and Black Widow will unite in clashes that pit student against mentor, sister against sister and brother against brother.







“Our tremendously talented creative team and a nearly super human cast, have created a show that brings Marvel to life,” said Juliette Feld, producer of Marvel Universe LIVE! “The show creates an experience that immerses families in non-stop action, creating movie-style thrills and jaw-dropping stunts that showcase the powers of your favourite Super Heroes right before your eyes.”

   

The show will be flying into arenas in Nottingham, London, Sheffield, Glasgow, Liverpool, Belfast, Dublin, Newcastle, Manchester and Birmingham from September until December 2019. For tickets visit Marvel Universe Live

Sunday, 24 November 2019

Snow Queen At The Old Rep Theatre



Nothing screams Christmas than a trip to The Old Rep Theatre for their annual Christmas Show. Pinocchio was utterly amazing last year so we was thrilled to be invited to see This years Snow Queen. The Snow Queen opens it doors at The Old Rep on Saturday 16th November until Monday 30th December. If you are a fan of Frozen you are in for a cracking surprise, this heartfelt story will have you on the edge of your seat.






This adaptation of the magical adventure follows inseparable friends Kai and Gerda.  When the heartless Snow Queen steals Kai to help rebuild her broken treasure, can Gerda rescue him in time before she plunges the world into an eternal winter? With the help of an unlikely band of companions, Gerda travels to the Kingdom of Ice to confront the Snow Queen and rescue her friend.







From the creative team behind last year’s Pinocchio, comes a seasonal adventure for the entire family. With an epic original score, spellbinding storytelling, and more than a pinch of Christmas magic, this thrilling re-imagining of Hans Christian Andersen's classic fable promises to be a fairy-tale you won’t want to miss this Christmas.


Book your tickets now for a snowy adventure https://www.oldreptheatre.co.uk











Sunday, 27 October 2019

Disney On Ice - 100 Years Of Magic.



Grab your Mickey ears and get ready for the ultimate Disney experience when Disney On Ice celebrates 100 Years of Magic and skates into a city near you from this September. We was lucky to be gifted tickets for the Area Birmingham last week and it was utterly amazing! Disney on Ice just gets better and better every time we go and see it. 






With a cast of over cast of over 50 unforgettable Disney characters, you will be definitely tapping your feet and singing along to all the Disney songs.


Mickey, Minnie, Donald and Goofy.






Pinocchio. 






Finding Dory.






Beauty And The Beast.








Disney Prince & Princesses.










Toy Story 4 Featuring Forky.






The Lion King.




Aladdin.








Mulan.




Frozen. 










Sing-along to over 30 unforgettable songs including favourites like “Let It Go”, “You’ve Got a Friend in Me”, and “Hakuna Matata”. Be thrilled by exciting moments from Disney’s The Lion King, Disney Pixar’s Toy Story, Finding Dory, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin and more, leaving your whole family captivated with memories that will last them a lifetime


Sunday, 13 October 2019

Spooky Halloween Treats With Japan Candy Box & Giveaway




We haven’t had a Japan Candy Box for a while and I forgot how totally amazing they are every time we get one. We received the Halloween special box which was full to the brim with amazing treats. 

Japan Candy Box is a monthly subscription box which works out around £15.70p in GSP. Each candy box includes hard to find seasonal and exclusive Japanese candies. Including some favourites like Pocky and Kitkat. Everyone knows Japan is the king of the different flavoured Kitkats.

So inside this months box we got a selection of 10 treats. We got a selection of a few cornpuffs/sticks in this one. The artwork on Japanese sweets and snacks is amazing and we absolutely loved the Halloween art in this months Box. 



First of all was the Pok√©mon Halloween chocolate party snack. These was chocolate coated puff snack in the shape of Pikachu. 






Tohato caramel corn puffs. These spooky witch corn puffs in caramel flavour was amazing and literary just melt in your mouth. These was my second favourite-thing inside this months box. 



Umaibo snack stick. A savoury corn stick with the flavour of creamy corn and potage soup. 



Koala march Halloween biscuits. Cute Halloween themed biscuits with a hard biscuit shell and yummy chocolate inside. I think these was the winner with both kids they absolutely loved these and they was the first to go.



Terrible Ghost story gum. This is the most scariest chewing gum I have ever seen. Keep the included talisman with you to warn off evil spirits.



Toppo chocolate filled biscuit sticks. Crispy on the outside with smooth chocolate on this inside. 



Shimi Halloween choc corn stars. Chocolate corn puffs shaped in cute little stars. 



Monstro Frankstein Gum. Soft chewing gum with the flavours of refreshing soda and cola. Be careful as your tongue changes colour too. 



Black Thunder chocolate bar. Rice puffs covered in chocolate make the perfect crunchy snack. 



Tohato Bokun Habanero Chips. So the kids hated these, too spicy for them. I absolutely loved these Habanero flavoured little ring chips. My favourite thing out the box and I didn’t have to share... 




As usual we loved the Japan Candy Box, we absolutely love to taste test things that we can’t get in the Uk. 

For your chance to win your very own Japan Candy Box click below. 








Saturday, 24 August 2019

Awesome Bloss'ems Dolls Review.



Lexie was super excited to receive the Awesome Bloss’ems Box in the post, we have never seen anything like this before, growing your own toy doll. There are 26 Awesome Bloss’ems to collect and are scented,  each doll smells sweet, like flowers and wears a fierce floral outfit and blossom on her head, representing her theme! With 5 themes, collect rares, super rares, or even an ultra-rare.. 




Inside the Awesome Bloss’ems pot with dome and lid. 1 Seed, 1 Awesome Bloss’ems Doll, 1 Bag of Sparkle Play Soil, 1 Leaf Spoon, 1 Circle Sheet of Chip Art, 1 Instruction Sheet with Collector’s Guide. Everything you need to plant and grow your own doll.






The flowerpot’s glittery dome and lid act as a play space and terrarium to display your Awesome Bloss’ems doll. Decorate the magical garden with colorful chip art and place your doll into the leaf hammock for a nap.







You take the seed, sprinkle it with the purple colourful seed. Use the green leaf to water it ( we used about 4 ) then watch it grow just like magic. 



Don’t forget to say the magic words “Plant the seed, let water flow, you have the magic to make Awesome Bloss’ems grow. 









The doll grows and pops up then you can play with her in her special playset that comes inside, or she can take a little nap in the green leaf hammock. 


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RRP -£7.99 and available from Smyths Toys 

Saturday, 6 July 2019

Sea Life Is On The Hunt For A Swashbucking Junior Apprentice This Summer!



Roll up, roll up. Calling all scurvy sailors and salty seadogs! SEA LIFE sites across the nation are on the hunt for an adventurous newcomer to join the team and enjoy a behind the scenes tour as the SEA LIFE resident junior apprentice. 





If that wasn’t exciting enough, the trainee junior pirate or mermaid will also win a National SEA LIFE pass for them and their family. Along the way, the new recruit will have the chance to learn more about SEA LIFE’s captivating creatures and witness how they are cared for in the aquarium. Once the behind the scenes tour is complete, the lucky buccaneer will get to encounter the legendary SEA LIFE pirates and mermaids themselves and enjoy a private meet and greet with Princess Mirlandra or Captain Timbers.  


Have you got what it takes? Entering is easy!


To be in with a chance of getting the job, adventurers must be aged between seven and 12 and have a keen interest in all things aquatic. They must conjure up an exciting short story, 500 words maximum, detailing the adventures of the resident SEA LIFE pirate, Captain Timbers, or mermaid, Princess Mirlandra. Stories must be emailed to  piratesandmermaids@sealife.co.uk by 12.00 on 21st July to be considered for entry.


The winner will be announced on social media on Monday 29th July by Captain Timbers and Princess Mirlandra themselves. Shiver me timbers! What are you waiting for?


Visit your local SEA LIFE centre this summer and choose your side - Pirates or Mermaids. Running from the 25th May to the 8th September at various locations, this immersive trail features two themed routes and is perfect for the whole family to enjoy as a free addition to the SEA LIFE experience. In-tank mer-creature performances take place on select days, so please check before attending if you wish to see ‘real life mermaids’ swimming amongst the sea life. 


Entry starts from £9.95 with prices varying at centres around the UK and Ireland.

All children taking part are able to select either or both trails and will be presented with a free prize as a reward for their search (subject to availability). 

Shiver me timbers, what are you waiting for? Book your tickets via www.visitsealife.com and become the next explorer of the seven seas!






T&C’s

Winner must be aged between 7 and 12 years old.

Entries received after 12:00 on 21st July will not be considered.

Winner will be announced on social media and the entrant contacted by email.

Winner must be available to redeem their prize between 29th July and 4th September at one of the following SEA LIFE locations: Birmingham, Bray, Brighton, Blackpool, Scarborough or Weymouth

Family annual pass prize is valid for 2 adults and 2 children.

The winning entry may be read or displayed across SEA LIFE social media, and there will be a requirement for photography and/or video footage to be taken on the day on which the prize is redeemed.