Wednesday, 11 April 2018

Zoomer Zupps Pretty Ponies Review

So if you watch any of the children’s channels you would have seen the advert for Zoomer Zupps Pretty Ponies being advertised. Lexie on more than on occasion has said she has wanted one. Anything that involves ponies or unicorns she is sold. 

So we got Dixie in the post, which is one of 6 in the range from Spinmaster. There is a selection of colours and patterns an all have different names. “ Nova, Lilac, Sugar, Electra and Star”. 

Inside the box is a Zoomer Pretty Pony, comb and a collectible card. So you can learn all about your new friend’s personality from the card. 

So Lexie was so excited when Dixie arrived for her to play with. When you pat or press the ponies head, the eyes light up and she will make pony sounds, sing and even a secret trick. Lexie loves how this reacts to her touch. If you touch the head and nose at the same time they will do a little trick.


The detail on the pony is really unique and they all, have unique styles. Lexie loves to comb and plait her hair. 

The more you play with your Zoomer Zupps Pretty Ponies, the happier they’ll become and she is always happy to see you. They are the perfect size for out and about and Dixie has already been on a few adventures. Batteries are included and it is for children 4+ years. 

Priced from £10-£15 

Monday, 9 April 2018

Squishy Kiosk Review & Giveaway

So the latest craze with the kids is one I’m very surprised about is squishies. These remind me of stress balls, obviously they come in a variety of designs, shapes and sizes. Rather than just a round ball. Kawaii/Japan Box have opened a new store just dedicated to squishes, there Range is so huge now that they had to have there own store called Squishy Kiosk.

We got sent a selection of squishies, I hadn’t told Lexie that they was coming and she had been asking for a while for them. She was so happy when she opened the box and saw them. Keeping with the Kawaii theme, they was all adorable and super soft. 

The first was a good size squishy charm that is in the shape of a unicorn. The handy strap helps you attach to a bag, a zipper or anything you would like it to hang from. 

The second squishy was a pink chubby man in a cute outfit. Now this was a pretty big size and apparently he is cooler as he is slow release squishy. Which means he takes longer to get back in to his shape. Now Raiden wants the blue one of these, as it was his favourite one.

The last squishy was definitely my favourite out of the lot a galaxy themed sheep  with an array of lovely colours. This one was quite big in size too. 

All the squishes was of a good quality and nothing like the cheap smelling ones that are around at the moment. They was a lot softer and seem to have kept there shape and not started to split. There is no heavy plastic smell at all and all came in good sizes.


I have a giveaway to win a box of squishes. click on the link below and enter. 

Trials & Tribulations Of A Brummie Mummy Squishy Kiosk Giveaway

Thursday, 5 April 2018

Disney On Ice Review.

The weekend we headed out to Disney On Ice at The Genting Area, it definitely started off the Easter holidays with a bang. We previously have been to Disney on Ice a few times and totally loved every second. 

This year there was four different sections telling four different stories including 

The Little Mermaid
Toy story 3.

All of them are top favourites, we all love Toy story 3. I loved Barbie and Ken they had wonderful chemistry skating together. I loved how all the characters was super sized including slinky dog. Lotso looked amazing, we did wonder if he smelt of strawberries though. 

Raiden loved Cars when he was younger, we actually had to replace the dvd. I think Cars was a refreshing change to see and the Cars on the ice looked like actually Cars. I’m sure they was but they must of been lighter and adapted for the Ice. We loved the little story that went with this but we would of loved to of seen more of Lighting McQueen.

My favourite of all was The Little Mermaid. It’s my favourite Disney movie of all time, l just absolutely love everything about it. The skating was fantastic, we loved little flounder floating about it. I would of loved to have seen the pink dress thrown in there with an outfit change. I think that would of just topped it off for me. I loved all the colours with all the different fish it was amazing.


Frozen was the last part and they did put out the stops with the snow and different effects while telling the story. Lexie loves Frozen and it was amazing waiting all the children around singing along with the snow. 

The attention to detail on the costumes was amazing, it’s definitely a show that you could go back and see different things that the time before. There is so much going on that you are glued to your seat. From the bubbles, snow and fireworks giving it the 4D effect. I’m always blown away with the fantastic skating and how so well it works together. 

Meegos Series 1 Crochet Dogs Review

You all know Lexie is crazy about anything stuffed, she knows every soft toy she has and takes one to bed every night with her. 

There is a new collectable plush now in town, which has a little twist. 

They are all handmade and crocheted. There are 6 large Meegos & 12 Mini Meegos to collect, with the top favourite dog characters available there is definitely a plush pooch for everyone to enjoy. 

Match your Meegos with their minis to fill your family tree and uncover all their personalities online at  The mini Meegos come in surprise little blind boxes, priced at £6.99 which I think is good value as they are handmade and not mass produced. I know plastic figures blind bags range from £5-8. As well as a surprise each time you can collect limited edition Meegos too. 

Check out the website and explore Meegotopia, learn about your favourite characters and create your own adventures! You can even prizes for creating a special story too. There are also activities sheets from colouring to dot to dot that you can download to enjoy.

Meegos will make a huge difference in helping over 200 villages in Bangladesh bring sustainable, regular and flexible employment for rural women. The first order of Meegos alone has generated over 4000 jobs and has given women a primary income source to help increase their standard of life.

Every Meegos character is handmade by a non-profit Fairtrade organisation called Hathay Bunano. Hathay Bunano means handmade/handknitted in Bangla. Each Meegos character takes 5 hours to make with a Mini Meegos taking 1.2 hours.

"available at selected Sainsbury’s and Debenhams store" 

Wednesday, 28 March 2018

Disney On Ice presents Worlds Of Enchantment At Genting Arena.

Disney on Ice is back in Birmingham and is bigger and bolder than ever! Disney On Ice presents Worlds Of Enchantment is running from tonight the 28th March to the 1st April. Perfect for some last minute Easter family fun. 

The show is jam packed and will leave you on the edge of your seat. Disney On Ice presents Worlds of Enchantment is an action-packed ice spectacular, showcasing beloved characters from Disney•Pixar’s Cars, Toy Story 3Disney’s The Little Mermaid and the Academy Award®-winning Frozen.

I’m super excited for the little mermaid as it’s my favourite ever Disney film. Flounder is absolutely adorable. 

We are looking forward to seeing the show this Saturday. 

Thursday, 15 March 2018

Cirque Berserk At The Alexandra Theatre.

Last night we attended the fantastic Cirque Berserk at The Alexandra Theatre. 

I’m always slightly weary about taking the kids to the theatre as Raiden something struggles to cope with his Autism, certain smells, noises and lights he sometimes doesn’t like, so its definitely a gamble when I take him somewhere new. We decided to take the plunge and head to the circus on a school night and I’m so glad we did it was amazing. 

After a sell-out West End run and nationwide tour in 2016, Cirque Berserk! the UK’s biggest theatre-circus spectacular is back. Combining contemporary cirque-style artistry with adrenaline-fuelled stunt action, Cirque Berserk! is a danger-filled spectacle that will amaze audiences of all ages. The show its self was mind blowing the cast are so talented and both children was amazed with all the different acts.


Showcasing the finest in traditional circus thrills and skills, Zippos Cirque Berserk! brings this treasured form of live entertainment bang up-to-date in a jaw dropping spectacular created especially for theatre.



We was on the edge of seats with  legendary motorcycle GLOBE OF DEATH – four motorcyclists reaching speeds of over 60mph within the confines of a locked steel cage. I was on the edge of my seat. 

PLUS experience thrilling acts from over 30 jugglers, acrobats, aerialists, dancers, drummers and daredevil stuntmen. Award-winning clown, Tweedy will also join the troupe - family entertainment at its best!

Both children was still taking about the show this morning, on the way to school and Lexie took the programme in today to show her class. Definitely a show for all ages. 


Join in the fun at Cirque Berserk by Zippos with amazing value tickets from £10.00. Don’t miss out.  

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Monday, 12 March 2018

Shopkins Happy Places App

Shopkins Happy Places App is a brand new educational app for children from Kuato Studios. The app is totally free to download, In App Purchases are available in the game from £1.99. Available now to download via The App Store.

“Hey SPK fans! After a big day out in Shopville, the Lil’ Shoppies are heading home to Happyville to make their own Happy Places!

 Now you too can decorate your own Happy Place with stylish wallpapers, super cute Petkins friends and more! Invite your favourite Lil’ Shoppies including Jessicake, Poppette, Coco Cookie and Bubbleisha to visit your Happy Home. There’s so many ways to decorate and display!”

Moose Enterprises and Kuato Studios are proud to announce the arrival of the first official game for the massively successful Shopkins Happy Places brand.

Shopkins Happy Places centres around a fun fictional place called Happyville and is a hugely successful spin off of Shopkins, one the most popular children’s entertainment franchises of recent years. The Happy Places toy line launched in 2016 and is now available in 65 countries across the globe. 

The Shopkins Happy Places game will open up a new world for Shopkins fans where they can collect cute Petkins and decorate their own Happy Places, all while completing House Goals with the help of their favourite Lil’ Shoppies. Whether it’s decorating an Oh-So-Cozy bedroom that’s a dream to sleep in for Jessicake, or helping Popette follow the latest trends to suit her laidback lifestyle, the game will allow kids to immerse themselves into Shopkins Happy Places like never before. 

In true Kuato Studios style, Shopkins Happy Places will give fans a fun learning experience based around storytelling and narrative play. Kuato’s patent pending TalesMaker engine allows fans to create visual diaries from their Lil’ Shoppies’ adventures throughout the day, and then share these with family and friends. 

Lexie has loved playing with the app the weekend and designing her house and completing the challenge and receiving the Shopkins delivery parcels.