Thursday, 31 January 2013

It’s CUPID DOG to the rescue this Valentine’s Day DVD Review


Available on DVD and Download to Own and Rent on 4th February 2013

Watch CUPID DOG, the mischievous, matchmaking mutt work his magic in this heart-warming romantic comedy.

Perfect comedy to get you in the mood this valentines about a dog called Gabe, who is a little unimpressed when his finds his owner Eric may be sent to England for work. Gabe doesn't want to face  six months in quarantine waiting for an OK to the UK and decides to fix the situation quickly. Gabe becomes CUPID DOG! His mission: to set Eric up with his ideal date in the hope he will find love and change his mind about moving to another country. 

It's an amazing and funny film Gabe turns in super dog, where he gets help from a women on a TV show. He leaves flowers, jewellery and even a poem on a neighbours drive to help Eric fall in love. A fun film for all the family to enjoy.









Where's Fred??



Earlier this week I was reminded of a childhood memory, which made me smile.

Raiden really wants a pet, we really struggled when we had a dog so we ad to give her away in the end, as we just never had the time for her. Since that we really haven't wanted anymore pets. We had the arrival of Jessie the hamster last year but she was short  lived as I think she was poorly when we brought her. After story-time Raiden asked me if I had any pets, we had a lot in our household birds, hamsters, dog, rabbit & fish. 

We also had an awesome tortoise at my grandads called " Fred " me and my sister loved going to grandads  as it was a game if who could find Fred first. The time we spent looking or him was unreal, such fab memories of hide and seek. i think that memory will always bring a smile to my face. 


Wednesday, 23 January 2013

Ape Escape DVD Review


We was lucky enough to get a copy of Ape Escape though, got to admit its supposed to be based on a computer game but I've never saw it before. You can tell is us by the catchy computer tune, its one of though that i see would become annoying over time. Haha The DVD s a mixture if 19 short adventures, which are great as it kept Raiden still and entertained without getting bored. Raiden really enjoyed the new DVD. 




Specter, the leader of the ape world, was just an ordinary ape at the zoo. That is until a “pipo-helmet,” which was invented by a brilliant, but absent minded, Professor, was accidentally dropped into his cage. When Specter puts the intelligence-boosting helmet on, he is suddenly given the intelligence of a human and even starts to look human.

What is a super intelligent ape to do in a world dominated by people?

INCLUDES 19 EPISODES:

I Scream

Laser Eyes

Ape Date

Him Can’t Swim

Size Matters

Clearin’ The Pipes

Banana My Love

Driving School

A Side Order of Uki Uki

Paint Brush Off

Science Gone Bananas

Who’s Your Daddy

Baby Monkey

Vacation

Smile

Jimmy Needs A Helmet

Jimmy Makes A Specter Of Himself

Egg Head

An Ape In The Neck

Tuesday, 22 January 2013

The Possession DVD Review


I was thrilled to be asked to review a DVD finally for me & the other half, nothing beats getting the kids In bed on time and cuddling up on the sofa. My favourite genre i love horrors/thrillers, more spookiness, more blood and guts the better!! Haha 

So we was sent The Possession on DVD which Based on a true story! The Possession is the terrifying story of how one family must unite in order to survive the wrath of an unspeakable evil. 

So the storyline is parents spilt up which involves dad getting a new house, on the way they come across a yard sale. Which Emily decides she wants the creepy looking box, gets  slightly obsessed with it and starts to talk to it. Emily starts going rather erratic with her behaviour and soon Dad realises there is more to the box. only to discover that the box was built to contain a dibbuk, a dislocated spirit that inhabits and ultimately devours its human host. Then only with an exorcism they can get the spirt out of Emily.

I loved the actors in the film, they all played there parts very well. I like the fact it wasn't a jumpy film either, I think them parts spoilt films. It was pretty scare free.  To be totally honest it has nothing that I hadn't seen before, I suppose there isn't much variation with a possession film, you see how it's done, kid gets possessed, then  exorcism happens then everything is ok again. We definitely enjoyed watching the film and most likely of watched it even if we didn't have it to review, it just sadly left me on the edge of my seat with nothing new. 




Monday, 21 January 2013

Monster High - Why Do Ghouls Fall in Love and Monster High - Friday Night Frights Giveaway


To celebrate the release of  Monster High™: Why Do Ghouls Fall in Love and Monster High™: Friday Night Frights on double-disc DVD.

The monsters are back with their latest misadventures, and Draculaura’s bestie ghoulfriends help her make an important decision in time for her big sweet sixteen hundredth birthday! 




So kit Heath have come up with some fab ideas how to make your own bracelets.

Make Your Own Monster High Button Bracelet!

1) All you need is a collection of your most gruesome looking buttons (we’ve used ones from old clothes we love), and some round elastic cord!
2) Cut the elastic cord so that it will go around your wrist twice, fold in half, tie a knot to form a loop and start to thread your buttons on.
3) Thread your buttons in any order you want, you’ll need more buttons than you think as they overlap a little – but that’s a good thing!
4) Tie a knot in the elastic when you’ve threaded enough buttons on to go round your wrist and use the loop of elastic to go over the last button and form your Monster High bracelet.  Don’t forget to be adventurous and stay true to the Monster High motto: Be yourself, Be unique, Be a monster!
Tip – Try stacking buttons, for a double dose of ghoul power, or adding tiny ribbons for an even more frightful look! Go blue for Lagoona Blue or pink for Draculara, create a wolf collar style for Clawdeen Wolf or an Egyptian style bracelet for Cleo!


The Monster High™: Why Do Ghouls Fall in Love and Monster High™: Friday Night Frights double-disc DVD is the perfect celebration of ghoul power to enjoy with your bestie ghoulfriends. It is available on Blu-Ray & DVD to pre-order now and contains special features and bonus material making it a guaranteed screamfest!


I also have been given a copy of the DVD and a monster high doll for one lucky reader to win.  ( I'm not sure on the doll that is up for grabs get, but I will let you know when I do) 



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Now Is Good DVD Review



Got to admit its not my normal type of film to watch, I'm normally in to blood, guts and jumpy movies. Every now and again, I get tempted to a weepy film. Out today is Now is good 

Which is about girl dying of leukaemia compiles a list of things she'd like to do before passing away. Topping the list is her desire to lose her virginity, amongst a big list of the simple not to do's. after having treatment she decides enough is enough and basically just to live each day as it comes. Until she meets the boy next door, that ejects meaning of life back in to her. It's a great powerful love story of teenage love and how to live life like there is no tomorrow.  It had me in total tears a couple times though the film. I loved this film.

 In terms of talent there’s Dakota Fanning and Jeremy Irvine, two up and Hollywood coming actors.



Friday, 18 January 2013

Reasons To Be Cheerful



I start my new year off with positive vibes, I'm generally feeling better and my mood has lifted So every so often I'm going a post a reason to be cheerful or something that has made me cheerful.

I've been blessed with two healthy children, so many families have to make do and struggle with unwell children. Having to fight everyday for whats best for them. Sometimes I don't really know have lucky I am, I'm able to give them a warm home, love and food in there belly. 




Ideal Cases - IPad Case Review



I was thrilled to be asked to make my own iPad case, the kids seem to take off the flip cases and the iballz. So I was looking to buy a standard clip on case, as you all know I'm a sucker for anything personalised. 


Idealcases.com just might be the best personalising experience ever.

And thanks to our fun to use design apps the only limitation is your ambition. Create your Ideal phone, tablet or eReader case with that family photo, company logo, favourite illustration or lyric. You can even use your friend’s Facebook photos for that perfect surprise gift. And thanks to our iPhone and iPad apps, beautiful and braggable protective cases are all at your fingertips.



For the dip-a-toe-in creatives, we have the simple app for quick and easy image upload and text editing. That unique and personalised ideal case is just a few mouse-clicks away. And thanks to our wide variety of templates your friends will be amazed by your design talents.

For the more ambitious of creatives, we have the freestyle app: a limitless design experience that has to be-seen-to-be believed. Create layer upon layer of text, clip arts, drawings, and yours and your friend’s photos from your computer, Facebook, Flickr and Instagram accounts. It all means that no matter how many photos, how much colour, and how much of your life you want to capture, everything is possible.



And if all this wasn’t enough, we are busy teaming up with the worlds most Ideal brands, agencies and designers to bring you cases from your favourite band, car manufacturer, sports team, book cover, icon or artist. If you don’t find your Ideal case at idealcases.com just let us know, after all: You are Ideal! 

The website has many devices you can choose from to personalise. The website is pretty easy and simple to use. I chose just a standard clip on case to design, I uploaded my photos to the site. They uploaded pretty fast. You can chose one of there layouts and designs or use your own.  

I went for a simple two photos on a plain black background as I wanted to keep it plain. The whole process took about 15 minutes so it was pretty straightforward.





 I received the case within three days and it was gorgeous when it came, it was simple to fit and it looks lovely.  My only bug is one side is open and the other side closed. I'm not totally sure why this is. 


Thursday, 10 January 2013

Monster High Why Do Ghouls Fall in Love' and 'Friday Night Frights' Double DVD




So one if the best things about having children is you can watch all the latest cartoons cuddled up on the sofa. I've heard vaguely of monster high, they look pretty freaked to me to be totally honest. I was always a barbie girl, when I was younger. So we was happy to receive the new monster high DVD to watch and review. Raiden loves any movies to be totally honest, he really enjoyed the new DVD.

We find out whether Draculaura's bestie ghoulfriends can help her make an important decision in time for her big sweet sixteen hundredth birthday party in Monster High.'' Why Do Ghouls Fall in Love, and if the ghouls win the battle to restore school spirit in Monster High Friday Night Frights. 

Monster High fans everywhere will feel a sense of solidarity withthe ghouls as they face life's challenges in their latest feature length, CG-animated films. Whatever comes at them, the true spirit of friendship thrives as the ghoulish gals support each other to champion their monster talents and show they have true ghoul power!

The Monster High: Why Do Ghouls Fall in Love and Monster High : Friday Night Frights double-disc DVD is the perfect celebration of ghoul power to enjoy with your bestie ghoulfriends. It is available on Blu-Ray & DVD to pre-order now and contains special features and bonus material.

Harry Potter For The Kinect Review



Raiden is a massive Harry potter fan, he loves playing the Harry potter Lego game. Warner brothers have brought out a fab game for the Kinect, I didn't realise the game was 12+. Raiden is only 5 and has found it pretty tough, he isn't that used to the Kinect really. So it's been a tough one to review. We have loved the  effects and visuals on the game. The only bug bearing thing is you can't switch players, so it would of made it easier to help Raiden if you could just jump in and help then let him play again. 

The all-new Harry Potter for Kinect video game exclusively on Kinect for Xbox 360 allows players to experience Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry and the wizarding world like never before! Through the innovative Kinect capability, each player can scan their face to create a wizard avatar in their likeness – and then play as their avatar in the game. Using controller-free and voice recognition technology available only on KINECT, players will attend Hogwarts, interact with professors, students and friends, call out spells to cast against opponents, brew potions, and even fly as they race on broomsticks to be the first to catch the Golden Snitch in a Quidditch match.



Based on all eight Harry Potter films, Harry Potter For Kinect allows players to join Harry Potter, Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger as they embark on an unforgettable journey through Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry and beyond. With Kinect's scanning technology, for the first time ever in a Harry Potter game, players will be able to scan in their own face to create a unique witch or wizard to journey through the adventures of the film.

Harry Potter For Kinect gives players the opportunity to experience some of the films' most memorable moments, both as the relevant characters or as their own avatars, including visiting Olivanders, choosing a house at Hogwarts, and confronting He Who Must Not Be Named in a climactic final battle. Players who master their lessons can also take on their opponents in competitive mini-games, or join forces with family and friends in co-op gameplay.



Friday, 4 January 2013

Personalised Photo Cuff Links From Ring Jewellers



I'm a total sucker for anything personalised, I think nothing beats having something special and unique. I was asked to review some unique photo cufflinks from Ring Jewellery

It was so easy to order, i had to choose the photo, colour ( silver or gold finish) and square/round. 

Here is the photo we used, it's just a standard cute photo of the children together.



Here is the finished product. 




The cuff links came and they was gorgeous they came in a lovely gift box and was a great extra present for daddy off the kids for Christmas. I know it will be a special moment every time he puts these on.

These cufflinks seem to be a hit with the celebs too - Celebrity clients include Mark Ronson, Theo Walcott and Graham Norton.