Wednesday, 2 May 2018

My Travelling Essentials For A Plane Journey.



I’ve put together some of my travelling essentials that will be in my hand luggage this Summer when we are jetting off to sunny Spain. Traveling with two children, I’m definitely going to need some supplies.

Baby wipes are a must have for sticky hands or faces. My iPad and headphones will be coming with us too, I’m going to download some songs and films, just incase we need them. I will be taking a book with me that I started in February, I’m hoping I get a chance to finish reading on the plane and maybe a few beach days.





Altruist Dermatologist Sunscreen, for when we get off the plane. The finest quality UV sun protection at an affordable price, is now available in a new invisible spray format. Factors 30 spf & 50 spf. The new Altruist Dermatologist Sunscreen invisible spray retails at £5 for 200ml for both SPF 30 and SPF 50 while the creams cost from RRP £4 for the SPF 30 (200ml) and RRP £3,75 for the SPF 50 (100ml), ensuring everyone can afford to be more sun-smart in 2018. My trusty sunglasses, as I’m hoping to step out in the sun on the other side. 





A mini Ralph Lauren perfume and some deodorant to freshen up after the flight. My favourite Alpen bars to keep us going, as we have decided not to have the meals on the plane. The kids will have there own snacks packed in bags too. I never go anyway without my favourite aloe Vera Vaseline pot great for keeping the lips nice and smooth. 



Sunday, 22 April 2018

Ravensburger 3D Union Jack Sneaker Puzzle Review



We have had a few Ravensburger 3D puzzles, the ball/dome type ones and Minions. Raiden loves Puzzles and he is always keen to add another to his collection. 





The 3D Union Jack Sneaker Puzzle comes with 108 (numbered) plastic puzzle pieces, each puzzle is numbered so you know which one is to be added next. It also comes with a few other supporting pieces to start you off. You build the puzzle up around the surrounds, with the numbers and you just go around in a little pattern. The pieces are a sturdy plastic and keep in place when build so you don’t need any glue. 





The puzzle is recommended for children aged 8 and above,  Raiden did this in around 15 minutes on his own. The finshed product doubles up as a fantastic pot after to display pens, or any items on a desk. 

This product range comes in different designs and is priced at £14.99



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.

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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.

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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 https://www.disneyonice.com/gb/en-gb/worlds-of-enchantment 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 

Cars
The Little Mermaid
Frozen
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.


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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 mymeegos.com  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.