Monday, 27 July 2015

Peppa Pig Weebles Pull-Along Wobbily Train Review

You may remember a few months ago that little J received Weebles Wobbily Farm Mill and Barn to review. He absolutely loves it and plays with almost every day. At the time he didn't really like Peppa Pig but I had noticed they had a Peppa Pig range of Weebles too. I kept my eye on them and was hoping that I could expand his playset with the Peppa pig range for his birthday. Luckily little J did start to watch Peppa Pig so I jumped at the chance to buy him the Peppa Pig Wind and Wobble Playhouse and Rockin' Rocket. Again he loves thems and plays with them all together. Recently he was so excited when we received the Peppa Pig Weebles Pull-Along Wobbily Train, it's a perfect addition to his collection.

Peppa Pig Weebles Pull-Along Wobbily Train

The  Peppa Pig Weebles Pull-Along Wobbily Train has detachable carriages and comes with a Peppa figure with a heart on her dress. 

Peppa 

Learning How To Detach The Carriages

The train engine carriage is at the front and there is room for a driver. Little J always puts Peppa in the front even though he has other figures he could make the driver.

Some Friends Are Joining In The Fun

The other two carriages can be removed if needed or you can keep them connected and then there is room for two more figures. 

Playing With Big Brother

The train can be pushed or pulled along the floor and when it moves it wobbles from side to side. Little J loves the train as he is in the phase of pushing cars across our wooden floor. He is fascinated with wheels at the moment too so is often found with his head on the floor looking under the train or cars trying to work out how they work.

A Train Ride To Wind and Wobble Playhouse

*****

What We Loved

Colourful and Chunky. No flimsy plastic bits that will fall off after a few hours play.

Includes a lovely Peppa figure

The carriages can be connected together or detached if needed

Lovely addition to our collection so far.

What Could Improve

Nothing really. Little J loves it.

*****

The Peppa Pig Weebles Pull-Along Wobbily Train is currently available to buy on Character Online or Amazon with an RRP of £17.99





*We were sent the Wobbily Train in return for a full honest review. All thoughts above are our own*
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Friday, 24 July 2015

Fisher Price Dora And Friends Review

We are not the type of parents that believe that blue is for boys and pink is for girls, in fact we are the complete opposite. Even though we have two little monkeys you will find lots of pink toys in our home. We have a pink pram that little J takes his doll for a walk in, a pink picnic basket and a pink talking teapot. When we were asked to review the new range of Dora goodies from Fisher Price I obviously said yes because little J is a huge fan.


When we opened the box, three of the items instantly stood out and I knew little J would be really excited about them. The two dolls and the smartphone.

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Wednesday, 22 July 2015

Biscuiteers Ice Lollies Big Biscuit Card Giveaway

When the Summer months arrive I am always on the lookout for gifts which I can give to family and friends as we have quite a few birthdays. I recently found Biscuiteers. Biscuiteers offer a huge range of biscuits to suit all occasions. Whether its a birthday or new baby they have everything you could want. I did wander over to the chocolates and cake sections too and the bespoke cakes look absolutely amazing.


If I have made your mouth water with all the talk about biscuits and cakes then keep reading. To get you all in the mood for Summer I have a very delicious giveaway. Biscuiteers are offering one of my readers the chance to win an Ice Lollies Big Biscuit Card.
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Monday, 20 July 2015

#DoraSingAlong Summer Tour with Smyths and Nick Jr

You may have noticed two badges on my sidebar that popped up over the weekend. I am so excited to tell you that this Summer Dora and Friends Karaoke Booth is visiting Smyths Toy Superstores and Sky Retail Stands.


Nick Jr Sing-Along Summer is on every day from 17th July between 10am-1pm. Tune in to watch your favourite Nick Jr shows with a difference. All the songs and theme tunes will have on-screen lyrics so your little ones can sing-along. Watch Peppa Pig, Paw Patrol, Alvin and the Chipmunks, Blaze and The Monster Machines and of course Dora and Friends : Into The City.
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My Stinky New School Giveaway

September is a hard month for most parents because it's the start of a new school year. Whether your child is starting a new nursery, school or even just moving up a year it can be tough. I always remember preparing big J for nursery and also preparing myself because my little boy wouldn't be with me anymore.

We talked about it and also read books that were designed to help our children understand that starting school is a good thing and they will make lots of friends.


We have been reading My Stinky New School by Rebecca Elliott and it would be a perfect read for those who have children who are a little unsure about what a new school will bring.
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Friday, 17 July 2015

Win A Family Ticket to Toytopia


I am so excited to announce that I am an Official Mummy Blogger for Toytopia. It's obvious from our blog that we love toys here so it will be so much fun to visit a Toy Exhibition. I have never attended anything like this before so I have no idea what to expect but it sounds good. Daddy and big J went to a game event last year which is very similar and they still talk about that now.
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Thursday, 16 July 2015

Parenting - Toddlers, Teens And Everything In-between #11


Welcome to Week 11 of Parenting - Toddlers, Teens and Everything In-between. 

I have a new badge, yay. 

How is everyone this week? I am so ready for the summer holidays to begin. This term seems to have dragged and I just can't wait for the children to break up from school. Is anyone going away this summer? 

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Tuesday, 14 July 2015

Peppa Pig Live - Peppa Pig's Surprise Giveaway



A new Peppa Pig live stage show, PEPPA PIG’S SURPRISE, will tour the UK & Ireland from autumn 2015 with dates currently being booked for 2016. Produced by leading children’s theatre team Fiery Light, in partnership with licensor Entertainment One, this brand new show marks the seventh consecutive year of Peppa Pig live theatre tours (first tour in 2009) and the fourth Peppa Pig stage production in total. PEPPA PIG’S SURPRISE will tour for over fifteen months throughout the UK and into Ireland and will include a sixth consecutive Peppa Pig Christmas West End run (details tba). The show will have its world premiere at the Orchard Theatre in Dartford from Friday 23 October.
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Ravensburger Statue Of Liberty 3D Puzzle Review

We recently received Ravensburger Statue Of Liberty 3D Puzzle and we couldn't wait to complete it. This is our third 3D puzzle from the range and probably my favourite so far. I say so far because we are planning to collect them all because not only are they fun to complete but they look amazing and now take pride of place in my living room.


The Statue Of Liberty 3D Puzzle only has 108 pieces so over 100 less than we were used to. I thought the actual statue would be a puzzle but she is a figure, the puzzle makes up the base.
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Monday, 13 July 2015

Latest Free Stuff App Review

We love voucher sites over at mummy2monkeys and we have folders on our phones and iPads dedicated to voucher and moneysaving apps.  They are really handy to check before you go shopping, everyone loves a freebie.


Most people have heard of the most popular apps such as O2 priority, Quidco, Topcashback,  but how many of you know about the Latestfreestuff app? 
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Sunday, 12 July 2015

Silent Sunday 12/07/2015





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Project 365 Days 179 - 192

I had a little blip last week and didn't post my Project 365 - Oops. Anywhere here are some photos of what we have been getting up to the last few weeks.

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Friday, 10 July 2015

Dylan's Reptile Time

I was so lucky this week to be able to see little J take part in a special nursery activity when Dylan's Reptile Time came to visit. It's so nice that little J goes to the nursery that I work in, every day is like 'bring a child to work day' I love watching him play and chat to the other children and seeing him take part in this activity made me smile.


Over the years we have had similar visits to the nursery but Dylan's Reptile time is by far my favourite. We placed all the chairs into a semi circle, the children all washed their hands and then they sat down ready to see all the reptiles. Dylan introduced himself and then showed the children the plastic boxes behind him. Each box had a creature inside. I was actually looking forward to this even though I am not the biggest fan of things that crawl.

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Thursday, 9 July 2015

Parenting - Toddlers, Teens And Everything In-Between #10


Welcome to Week 10 of Parenting - Toddlers, Teens and Everything In-between. 

So happy to reach my tenth week. Thanks to everyone who has been with me since the start and thanks to all the new bloggers that join in every week.

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Wednesday, 8 July 2015

Toddler Tantrum In Public

Although little J is a toddler this post isn't about him as he hasn't hit the terrible two's yet although I am waiting for the day that my little cheeky monkey turns into a little monster. No, this is a post about another child that I just so happened to see outside a supermarket recently.


This is little J having a whinge. I took a photo because I realised I haven't got one photo of him crying because he's always happy. That will probably soon change - haha.
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Tuesday, 7 July 2015

Ravensburger 3D Big Ben Minions Mayhem Puzzle

Unless you have been on holiday to another planet you will know that Minions have took over this summer. Whether its on yoghurts, cheese or cereal, Minions are everywhere. Big J went to see the Minions movie last weekend and loved it. I was a little gutted as I wanted to see it too but he went with his friends. Big J was excited when we were sent the Ravensburger 3D Minions Mayhem puzzle. We have done this type of puzzle before and it was lots of fun.


The puzzle is 3D so its obviously different to a normal jigsaw puzzle. Even though the puzzle stands 16 inches tall there is no need for any glue. The puzzle pieces use a easy click technology.
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Monday, 6 July 2015

Buying Our Trampoline

My regular readers will know that I recently had to buy a new trampoline. Our old trampoline was years old and had seen better days. I did ask some companies over on twitter for some advice on what trampolines were best to cover the age difference between my two monkeys. I wanted a trampoline suitable for both little and big J to play on separately but also together too. You wouldn't believe how many different trampolines there are nowadays, they come in all different shapes and sizes. I got some amazing advice and I was able to put it all together to choose the correct trampoline for our needs. I have also since found Jumpster which is an amazing website designed to tell parents everything they need to know about trampolines.


I have added a list of everything I had to consider when buying our trampoline and hopefully this will help you if you are buying a trampoline soon.

Size Matters

When you make the decision to buy a trampoline the first thing you should think about is the size. I had my eye on some fantastic trampolines but realistically they were huge and too big for our garden.  We originally had an 8ft trampoline so it was an 8ft one we could go for. Anything bigger would take up far to much space.

Weight Capacity

Most of the trampolines we looked at had maximum weight capacity and each trampoline differed. We wanted a trampoline that both our monkeys could play on at the same time. I think the one we chose was a maximum of 100kg.

It Doesn't Have To Be Round

When I think of a trampoline I instantly think of a round one but you can now get them in rectangular and oval shapes. This is perfect for those that need to fit into a specific space within the garden.

Quality

Our previous trampoline lasted years and I was determined to purchase another good quality trampoline. Obviously I want a safe trampoline for my monkeys but they are quite expensive so you also want it to last more than just a summer. It can be so easy to be tempted by a 'cheaper' trampoline but honestly long term you will probably end up spewing more either replacing the parts or the whole trampoline.

Safety

I would only consider trampolines with a safety net / enclosure. I think most come as standard now but I know some older trampolines don't have these so if you are buying second hand please ensure that there is a safety enclosure or you can at least purchase one.

Fun

Once we had found the trampoline we wanted to buy we could concentrate on how much fun the boys were going to have on it.

Little J absolutely loves bouncing with a ball on the trampoline too. He plays a little game of bouncing and trying to avoid the ball. He also likes it when someone sits in the middle and he will run around the person in a circle.

Big J likes to bounce and we have to throw balls over the net and again his game is to try and avoid the balls we throw. He also just likes bouncing. This is great as bouncing on the trampoline is great exercise and lots of fun too.


Both boys love playing on it together.

I never went on the old trampoline but I have been on this one. It really is lots of fun.

If you are thinking of buying a trampoline and would like some more advice and buying tips I would recommend visiting Jumpster. The 5 part guide is an easy read and has lots of hints and tips which should make buying a trampoline easy.







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Thursday, 2 July 2015

Parenting - Toddlers, Teens and Everything In-between #9


Welcome to Week 9 of Parenting - Toddlers, Teens and Everything In-between. 

Happy July Everyone. Wow this year is whizzing past - It won't be long before the Summer Holidays are here.

This week I've been enjoying the sun and trying to catch as much Wimbledon as possible.

Thanks to everyone who joined in last week. Can I please just ask that you do visit the post before yours. I did notice last week that some posts hadn't received a comment. Please do share the comment love. If your blog doesn't receive a comment in a few days of adding it to the link please do let me know and I will send a little nudge to the person.
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