Saturday, 24 June 2017

Blippo Surprise Kawaii Bag Review

We was very lucky to be asked to review the Blippo Surprise Kawaii Bag on the blog. In Japan the Fukubukuro lucky bags are extremely popular, so they have created their own mystery bag. A cotton blippo bag filled with a least 15 cute and practical items inside.

It’s also separate from our subscription boxes and does not involve any subscribing. So you can pick and choose when ever you would like a surprise bag in the post. 

Lexie was really excited to open the bag and check out the contents, the first she pulled out was the Hello Kitty geek glasses. She's wanted some glasses for ages and these have been her favourite thing. 

Next was one of three purses,  Lexie was thrilled with the idea but I'm not sure there needed to be 3 of the same sort of item in the bag. The watermelon slice was cute, and lexie loved Pikachu and the bear face stripy one too. 

The fruit shaped hair clips are perfect for school, along with the ice-cream cone charge and Oreo type cookie keychain. These have been popped on her school bag.

The pink chocolate shaped bar doubles up as a mirror and comb, and the empty spray bottle is great for a holiday or Lexie has been using with it some water in to cool her down while fanning herself with the fan in the pool.

The stick on pearl gems have been used to decorate her jewellery box, the macaroon luggage tag I think we will give to my sister as she travels a lot.

 The stretchy chunky shell bracelet and the soft plush fluffy cat have been a favourite Lexie has taken the cat to bed every night. 

The llama case, I'm not sure if it's a phone case or a card holder as it's a bit small for a phone.

RRP- £13.29 

Click below to win you're own mystery bag. 

BL Trials & Tribulations Of A Brummie Mummy giveaway

Saturday, 17 June 2017

Aqua Dragons In To Space Review

We are huge fan of pets, and we recently watched are caterpillars grow and turn in to butterflies, after they had hatched we released them in to the wild. So when we received an email to say if we wanted to review some Aqua Dragons I knew the kids would be in their element. 

These are special Aqua Dragons as On April 17, 13.8 million Aqua Dragons, or Artemia, eggs were launched into Space from Mequinenza in Aragon, Spain.  The total Space flight lasted 3 hours and 32 minutes.  This launch comes on the success of World Alive’s recent Kickstarter campaign to raise $50,000 for the launch, record video footage of the flight and then package these Space eggs into a new range of Aqua Dragons kits known as Aqua Dragons Live Astro Pets.

Aqua Dragons are a unique kind of crustacean called Artemia, that have a biological process called Diapause that allows them to hibernate, hatching once in contact with water. You can watch them grow day by day, they start off as tiny little black dits then you can see their tails and them glide though the water. The kids have loved watching them hatch, feeding them and learning about Aqua Dragons. 

As a result of the most recent the eggs reached an altitude of 109,560 feet and a low temperature of -590 Celsius.  Consumers can watch the full space mission of their new pets by visiting the Aqua Dragons in Space YouTube channel 

 All Live Astro Pets also come with a Certificate of Authenticity for their flight mission. 

The full line of Aqua Dragons in Space will be available at retail starting this summer. Consumers can pre-order now on the Aqua Dragons website

Saturday, 10 June 2017

Easy Squeezy Recipe Ideas From Primula Cheese

SUMMER is the perfect excuse for getting together and celebrating with family and friends over fresh, delicious seasonal food.

Whether you are looking for the perfect breakfast to eat on-the-go, a tasty side-dish or quick, tasty eats – the chefs at Primula Cheese have created a brand-new selection of flavoursome snacks which are perfect for summer feasting.

When it comes to spending time with loved ones, no one wants to be stuck in the kitchen for hours on end, so these speedy recipes can be whipped up quickly giving you more time to enjoy those little moments with family and friends.

For those who don’t already know, as part of the Kavli Trust, Primula profits go to charities in the UK and abroad. So every time you pick up a tube of Primula, you’re helping a good cause too!

Mini Breakfast Frittatas

Start your day right with our mini frittata muffins, using this delicious and healthy recipe.    

Serves: 12

What you’ll need:
• 1 tube of Primula Light Cheese
• 280g cooked quinoa
• 300g frozen peas
• 3 spring onions, finely sliced
• 10g mixed herbs, e.g. mint, parsley or dill, finely chopped  
• 7 large eggs
• Salt and pepper
• Paper cases or baking parchment


Preheat oven to 200˚C / 400˚F.
Line a muffin tin with paper cases.  
In a large bowl, combine the quinoa, peas, spring onions and herbs and mix well.
Add the eggs, salt and pepper and whisk until well combined.
Using a small ladle, portion the mix into the paper cases, ensuring an even spread of ingredients.
Top with a squeeze of Primula Light cheese spread into the centre of each Frittata.
Bake for 15-20 minutes, until the muffins are set and the cheese is bubbling and melted.
Enjoy warm or at room temperature.

“Dutch Baby” with Cheese, Bacon & Kale

A Dutch baby is somewhere in between a Yorkshire pudding and a pancake. Filled with yummy Primula Cheese, delicious bacon and crunchy kale you know this dish is going to be super tasty! 

Serves: 4

What you’ll need:

• 40g plain flour
• 120ml full fat milk
• 2 large eggs
• Pinch of salt
• Pinch of grated nutmeg
• 4 tbsp. butter

• 6 slices of bacon
• 2 handfuls of curly kale, stems removed
• 1 tsp. olive oil
• Salt & pepper
• 100g Primula Original Cheese Tube


Preheat oven to 220˚C/425˚F /Gas Mark7.
Place bacon on an oven tray and grill until crispy.
Set bacon aside and allow to cool.
In a medium bowl, lightly beat the eggs with the milk.
Whisk in flour, salt & nutmeg until just combined. The mixture should be a little bit lumpy.
Melt butter in a heavy, oven-proof frying pan (a cast iron skillet is ideal), either in the oven or on a hob.

When butter has melted, pour in batter and place in the oven.
Bake until pancake is golden brown, approximately 15-20 minutes.

Whilst the pancake is baking:

Fry kale in olive oil over a high heat, until edges start to crisp. Season well with salt & pepper.
Break the bacon into shards, and fill pancake with kale and bacon.
Finish with generous dollops of Primula cheese.

Cheesy Parsnip Mash

Our flavour packed cheesy mash will convince even the fussiest of eaters to devour their veg. 

Serves: 4-5

What you’ll need:
• 150g Primula Original Cheese
• 400g parsnips
• Olive oil
• 5 sprigs of thyme
• Salt & pepper

Preheat oven to 200˚C/400˚F/Gas Mark 6.
Chop parsnips into small chunks, toss with olive oil, salt & pepper and sprigs of thyme. Roast in oven until very soft (20-25 minutes) but not crispy.
In a food processor, combine parsnips with Primula Cheese and blitz to a smooth puree. You may need to add 1-2 tablespoons of milk or water if the mixture is too thick.
Check seasoning and add more salt and pepper if necessary.

Serve hot.

Tuesday, 6 June 2017

Air Hogs E-Chargers Review.

We are very familiar with Air Hogs products so we was excited when we got the delivery this half term. We have had chargeable and remote products before and you normally have to wait forever for them to charge up, you have a little play then they are dead again. They can end up extremely stressful when the kids have waited so long to have a turn.

Contents in the box are : 

1 x Air Hogs Plane 
1x Charger 
1x Instructions 

The Air Hogs E-Chargers come in four designs Dragon, Shark, Military & Patriot.

The charger needs three 3 AAA batteries (not included). Once the batteries are in you are set to go. You slip the Air Hog on the charger and after 30 seconds it is ready to fly, no waiting for it to charge. No upset when it needs to be charged again. 

Instant play, every 30 seconds. We received the shark design, the plane has durable materials and an aerodynamic construction. Stands tough crash landings and bumps. Made to be played with outdoors where it flys up to 100 yards. The kids both had fun, taking in turns and playing outside flying the plane.