Tuesday, 14 November 2017

Ready Brek & Despicable Me 3

We are been very lucky to be able to indulge in some warm breakfast the past few weeks curtsey of Ready Brek.  Ready Brek is a great way to start the day in a healthy  way and provides a nutritional morning meal for the whole family., giving long lasting energy to the kids at school when they need it the most. I add the milk to the Ready Brek then microwave for an quick and easy warm breakfast. 

Adding some fruit or some choc shot. The possibilities are endless with different things to add to the base of your Ready Brek to give it a bigger boost of filling power. 

Even my autistic son has been enjoying Ready Brek in the morning, he generally hates porridge I think due to the texture as Ready Brek is smooth he has enjoyed it more and loved adding the fruit along to it. 

Ready Brek now comes in flavours flavours original, chocolate, honey or seriously oatey. From the 18/09/17 till the 14/01/18 look out for promotional Despicable Me packs that you can win prizes every hour with a special unique code printed on the inside. To celebrate the release of Despicable Me 3 dvd, which includes an all new mini movie. 

Check out the Mineez Minion collectors tin with two special figures inside and a cool tin to keep them in from Moose Toys. Pop open the tin to find 2 hidden Mineez inside, open the blind bags to see who you have. There's over 75 to collect! Included in the tin is an exclusive Clive The Robot we also received Tiki Trash Can too. Perfect to start off our Mineez collection, look out for the golden Minions and the Ultra rare Unigoat. 

Friday, 10 November 2017

JoJo Bodacious Bow & Singing Microphone Review.

We received some fantastic JoJo items from Flair . Lexie is crazy about JoJo and some of the items from the new range she has absolutely loved including the bow maker, she has been making bows for all her friends. 

The new Bodacious bows are the normal oversized bows with a twist they have there own coloured hair extension clipped already in to the bow. The bows come in different colours (pink, blue & yellow) and patterns ( each sold separately). Lexie loved her new bow and she’s worn it to school a few days this week and she’s had so many compliments on it.

RRP - £14.99 

We also received the singing microphone. The JoJo Singing flashing light up microphone is fantastic for singing along to your favourite hits. The microphone features three different modes and the flashing lights will entertain you. Press the button to hear JoJo sing her hit Boomerang and her favourite phases. 

The microphone features the huge JoJo bow and had a sparkle effect. It’s MP3 compatible so you can plug it in and sing along to your favourite songs. 
Lexie has had so much fun singing and dancing around in her bedroom, she’s she rocking the place out. 

RRP - £14.99

All items you can buy in Smyths stores.

Wednesday, 8 November 2017

If I Knew You Were Coming Baking Subscription Review

This year I really wanted to get the kids back in the kitchen baking, it been something I’ve wanted to do for ages and I’ve just never find the time. We never have the right ingredients in or something is always missing. 

If I Knew You Were Coming sent us some lovely baking kits to get us started in the kitchen. They primarily started selling their baking kits and subscription gifts online. However, due to growing demand for their products, combined with the surge in popularity for baking as a result of programmes such as the Great British Bake Off, their products are now stocked in a number of shops around Cumbria.

A three month subscription kit will cost you £17.99 and has everything you need to carry on with the baking activity even down to the greaseproof paper. Perishable items such as eggs and butter aren’t included. 

The recipe cards are great for inspiration, and they tell you step by step and what else you may need for the activity. The kids absolutely loved both kids they did one each and it was so easy and hassle free. The products all all measured out for you to add and it was a delight getting back in to the kitchen with both of them. 

Online products from If I Knew You Were Coming include their incredibly popular baking subscription boxes for three, six or 12 months. The various baking kits are perfect for both amateur and advanced baking fans, with scrumptious flavours such as caramel brownies, coconut and white chocolate cookies and lemon drizzle muffins.

I’m so impressed that I’m definitely going to start a Subscription soon, so the kids can do baking on a regular basis. They enjoyed it so much and asked already when we can do it again. 

Monday, 6 November 2017

National Pet Show NEC Birmingham

Yesterday we was invited to the National Pet Show at the NEC and we all had an amazing time. The kids loved being able to see and touch lots of different animals. 

The National Pet Show is on a mission to rehome as many animals as possible over the weekend of the show on 4-5th November.

Britain is home to more than 16 million pet dogs and cats*. But every year, some 250,000 domestic animals* find themselves abandoned to the care of rescue centres.
The brand new ‘Clear the Shelter’ feature is welcoming three charities to participate in this visitor attraction, the Blue Cross, French Bulldog Saviours and the Birmingham Dogs Home. All three charities will have profiles of the pets available for adoption and additional information on how to adopt or foster animals in need. Join us in the challenge to clear these rescues and find as many forever homes as possible.
Other charities offering re-homing at the National Pet Show include the Retired Greyhound Trust, Jodie’s Cyprus Dog Rehoming, Manchester & Cheshire Dogs Home and Reach Sled Dog Rehoming.

The kids loved the Fluval & Exo Terra Animal Zone And we stayed for the scary, scales & fangs talk with TV presenter and Biologist Dr Mike Leahy. Raiden loved getting close and personal to all the animals. 

SuperDogs Live is a fantastic live show celebrating the nation’s love of dogs. Taking place in the SuperTheatre twice a day, the show is hosted by special guest TV presenter Michaela Strachan. The star-studded show features a spectacular opening by Britain’s Got Talent (BGT) 2016 finalists Lucy Heath and Trip Hazard to Mission Impossible. Plus, don’t miss the other brilliant dog dancing acts too and some amazing Guinness World Record holders. Rachael Grylls and Jack Russell Jessica will be demonstrating their recent Guinness World Record for the ‘Most Skips by A Dog And Person In a Minute” and Hagrid the Leonberger for “Most Items Caught By A Dog In 30 Seconds”. We are also delighted to welcome Adem Basharan and his famous Staffordshire Bull Terrier, Ziggy Trixx, to entertain you in SuperDogs Live this year!

There was lots of different stations with animals to see, including dogs, minutes horses, donkeys, alpacas, budgies, parrots, birds of prey. Mini beasts, hens, reptiles and aquatics. 

There was so much to see and do at the show, the stalls had a bit of something for everyone. There wasn’t much for guinea pigs that we saw. We loved the Haypigs stall which had colouring and three lovely guinea pigs that was showing off the products. We we move and get our two a bigger cage. I’m definitely going to purchase the hay rack and tent beds, they was so cute. 

There as also a secret rabbit garden, we would of loved to be able to have a little hold of the rabbits but it was lovely seeing them running up and down the pipes. The Runaround Secret Rabbit Garden returns to the Burgess Small Furries zone once again this year, with even more activities for the rabbits to enjoy than ever. This 'little haven of paradise for rabbits' features everything rabbits naturally enjoy including a mound with tunnels and entrances and exits for running in and out of, as well as hollow logs with peep holes. The aim of the feature, designed and built by rabbit run specialist Runaround, is to inspire rabbit owners and potential new owners alike about the type of enrichment rabbits love and which will help give them a happy and healthy life.

We  also purchased a walking balloon, a Kangaroo and a Pug.

Sunday, 5 November 2017

Appy Food and Drinks Review & Giveaway

We have been delighted to have been trying out the fantastic Appy Food & Drinks juice pouches. We got sent a range of their character drinks to test out and the kids absolutely loved them. The drinks are award winning and very eco friendly. Drinks are wholesome, healthy and vegetarian society approved.They only favour renewable resources for the packaging. They not only use recyclable materials but we give back by replanting trees too. How fantastic! 

We received the following flavours : 

Paw Patrol - Orange Juice 
Paw Patrol -  Apple Juice 
Dora - Mixed Berries Juice
Spongebob - Tropical Juice
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - Multifruit Juice 

Each box contains 5, 200ml juice pouches, perfect for lunch boxes. Days out and movie nights in. The kids have loved having them in the fridge and helping themselves when they are thirsty. 

There drinks are "sugar free"  "Fortified with vitamins A,C,E"

Also included in the range are cartoon drinks and snack fruit packs.

Appy Kids Co combines ethically sourced wholesome  ingredients with beloved kids' characters, such as Peppa Pig and Paw Patrol, to create multi-award winning products that are loved by little ones and trusted by parents. With no added sugar, GMOs or artificial preservatives, our honestly good products are kinder to teeth and a healthier option for children. In addition they are gluten free and Vegan Approved by the Vegetarian Society, as well as dentist and nutritionist recommended. 

The brand is now available in 27+ countries worldwide and sold in major UK retailers including Tesco, Ocado, B&M, Wholefoods, Toys 'R' Us and Spar. Ireland Dunnes Stores and Spar

To win 4 boxes of Paw Patrol Drinks - 2 Apple & 2 Orange, click below. 

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Tuesday, 31 October 2017

JoJo Deluxe Bow Maker Review

Unless you have been hiding under a rock the past few months you would of noticed a lot of girls wearing huge colourful bows in there hair. This become the new phase in the playground thanks to JoJo Siwa. She is an American dancer, singer, actress, and YouTube personality. She is known for appearing for two seasons on Dance Moms along with her mother, Jessalynn Siwa, and for her singles "Boomerang" and "Kid in a Candy Store" 

JoJo has a massive range of different  coloured, textures and patterned bows. Along with a massive range of products is including the deluxe bow maker where you now can make your very own bows.

The box is jam packed with goodies. Included in the box is the bow maker, ribbon, glue, clips, string, JoJo Charms, stick on diamantes, bow holder and two fluffy Pom Pom keyrings. 

The box says 5+, but I will be totally honest it took me around 5 attempts to get the bows looking like an actual bow. The instructions was pretty straight forward but they was just looking very wonkey to start with. 

This was attempt number 5, and with a bit of help from me this was Lexie’s first attempt. Included in the box is enough ribbon and accessories to make 5 big bows and 4 little bows. 

Lexie loved all the stick on diamantes to decorate the bows and the bow holder to hold her new bows. 

We also received a JoJo umbrella and a pack of two bows. 

RRP is around £15 which I think is fantastic value as a normal large bow is around £8/10 per bow. 

Monday, 23 October 2017

Hatchimals Colleggtibles - The Hatchery Nursery Review

Last year I was one of the parents that’s struggled to get the number 1 top toy the exclusive Hatchimal. It took me 8 weeks but I managed to get one and it made my daughters Christmas. Spinmaster extended the range this year with the Hatchimals Colleggtibles and they have been a huge hit. They are like egg blind bags with exclusive and rare animals Inside. Lexie has a few and I know they are on her Christmas list, along with The Hatchery Nursery. She literally did think it was Christmas when she walked in from school to find the Hatchery Nursery waiting for her. 

After searching for all her Hatchimals Colleggtibles, we started working on the egg that was inside the nursery. To reveal what is inside normally you rub on the heart until it changes colour and then remove the shell to reveal what is inside. The Hatchery Nursery helps open the egg for you, so there is no need to rub the egg.

 Inside the pink flower in the trunk of the tree lays the egg, crank the yellow handle and the egg with move up until it cracks and reveals your new Hatchimal pet. 

The playset is very strong and durable and isn’t flimsy plastic. There are 35 spaces to fill and it’s a great way to display and play with your new Hatchimal pets. 

With a push on the swings or down on the slide there is so much fun to be had with the playset. Lexie has really enjoyed playing with her pets and finding things to do with them in the Hatchimal Nursery. 

Of you are buying the playset I would suggest to buy some other Hatchimal Colleggtibles as you only get one inside the set. You definitely need more than one to play with as there is so much to do. 

RRP £29.99