Monday, 24 April 2017

Half Shell Heroes Mutant Loader Vehicle With Mikey Review

I have always said that little J absolutely loves playing with anything that has wheels, cars, bikes, trucks you name it he will play with it. Since starting nursery he has become interested in super heroes and action figures too so when we were given the chance to review the Half Shell Heroes Mutant Loader Vehicle I knew he would love it as it is two of his favourite things combined. 

Wednesday, 29 March 2017

Jamie Raven Sleight Of Hand Magic Set Review

You may have read that recently we went to see Jamie Raven live on stage in Southport. For those that don't know who he is, Jamie came runner up in the 2015 Britain's Got Talent final. He narrowly lost out to Jules and Matisse by just 2 per cent of the vote. We remembered his performances and loved watching him so we were quite excited to see his live show. He mentioned that he would be releasing a range of magic trick sets soon and both Daddy and I got excited as we both love magic. We have had so many magic sets over the years and they are so much fun. For the past few weeks we have been trying out Jamie Raven Sleight Of Hand Magic Set which is one of the four sets that has been released recently. 

Thursday, 16 March 2017

Giant Gazillion Giant Power Wand Review

Now that the weather has started to improve and the days are getting longer we have been sorting out the summer toys ready for the late nights and longer weekends.  This weekend we wanted to try out the Giant Gazillion Giant Power Wand as Little J loves bubbles and especially big bubbles that he can chase around the garden. 

Friday, 10 March 2017

Stickle Bricks Big Red Bucket Review

A few weeks ago we were asked if we would like to review Stickle Bricks - Big Red Bucket. I read the email and smiled to myself because I absolutely love Stickle Bricks. Yes, I know I am an adult and I know the idea was for little J to give them a try but I love Stickle Bricks so the answer was a big fat yes. I'm guessing a lot of my readers around a similar age as me must have played with Stickle Bricks when they were younger, I know I did. For those that didn't, oh my goodness you missed out on some serious building, sticking, stacking fun.  

Wednesday, 8 March 2017

Capital FM Summertime Ball 2016

This post has been sitting in my drafts since the Summer and I'm not sure why I didn't publish it. As time went on I didn't feel the time was right to post about something we did months ago. As the tickets for this years Summertime Ball will be going on sale shortly I thought it would be perfect to share on day now for those who are thinking of attending this year.

 Now that big J is growing up buying for his birthday isn't as easy as it was. We asked him what he would like and even he couldn't think of anything. After listening to the radio one morning he heard about the Capital FM Summertime Ball so he asked us for tickets for his birthday.

Tuesday, 7 March 2017

When Breastfeeding Just Doesn't Happen

I usually don't get involved with conversations regarding breastfeeding as it's a personal choice whether you do it don't. I would never like to judge anyone who didn't breastfeed because their reasons have nothing to do with me. I was somehow roped in to a conversation recently between two Mums talking about feeding their babies. One had breastfed and one had tried but couldn't. They both looked at me to share my feeding story however I felt slightly embarrassed and I'm not sure why.

Monday, 6 March 2017

Steps Are Back - #20YearsOfSteps

Well today when I got home and started to browse through Facebook I did not expect to see this  news trending - STEPS ARE BACK. Woohoo I am so excited. I have been a very loyal fan for 20 years so I am delighted that not only are they back with a new album but a tour too. I have seen Steps live many times and obviously their music is poptastic but they were born to perform on stage, their live shows are amazing. #20YearsOfSteps here we come.

Credit Steps

The Gruffalo Orienteering Trail - Delamere Forest

A few weeks ago I was reading another blog and noticed that The Gruffalo Trail was at Delamere Forest. I was so excited because I knew little J would love hunting through the woods in search for the Gruffalo. It's been one of his favourite books for a few years now and last year he even had a Gruffalo birthday party. So last weekend we headed to Delamere Forest in search for the Gruffalo.

Sunday, 5 March 2017

Our Sunday Photo - 05/03/17

I don't think little J fully understood when I said I was just popping out for some essential shopping.


Carlton Books Champions League Fact File Giveaway

Football plays a huge part in our lives on a daily basis whether it's watching it on TV, playing a game on the consoles or just kicking a foam ball around our living room. When Carlton books sent us the Champions League Fact File book I knew big J would love it. Out of us all he is the one who knows the most about Football and likes to know the ins and outs of the Footballers not just in the UK but all over the world.

Saturday, 4 March 2017

Monthly Review Round Up - March

A few of our review items that we were sent last month. 

Kaspersky Kids Safe App

I have to admit that both boys are regular online users. It's the world we live in now and with so many devices around our hime having instant access to the world wide web it is impossible to stop them. Little J is a big fan of You Tube Kids and it's perfect for little ones as it has videos and adverts that are designed just for children. Big J however is a teenager and is able to access all sorts of information online which sometimes can be quite worrying.  In a recent European study* of 5040 children aged 10-15 conducted by global cyber security company, Kaspersky, discovered some alarming stats about how children are using the internet, and how they may not be protecting themselves as they should. 

Wednesday, 1 March 2017

What Are Your #LovelyMoments?

I have just been reading about Swizzels and how they would like the nation to share their #LovelyMoments for the chance to win a dream day. I suppose owning my own blog I already do share my #LovelyMoments with you all already but if I could pick just one moment from my life I wouldn't know which one to pick. 

Tuesday, 28 February 2017

Doc McStuffins Medical and Doctor's Role Play Set Review

Little J loves Doc McStuffins and he has done since he was a baby. He has all the stuffed animals and he will sit and watch Doc every day on Disney Junior. Now he is older he understands Doc more and what she does. For those that don't know Dottie 'Doc' McStuffins is a six year old girl who fixes' toys with a little help from her stuffed animal friends. A few weeks ago we were sent Doc's Medical set and Doc's Role Play Set to review so you can imagine how happy little J was.


Sunday, 26 February 2017

Nurture Fruity Water+ Prize Bundle Giveaway

A little while ago I was browsing through the Shopmium app and I noticed that there was an offer to try Nurture Fruity Water+ for free. We popped along to Boots and bought them and little J has been hooked ever since. Little J takes them in his lunchbox to nursery as they are the perfect size for little hands and come in two yummy flavours.

What Would You Choose? #ImpossibleExperiences

If you could do anything or go anywhere in the world what would you choose? For me it would be a family holiday to Disney World in Florida. I've dreamt about going there all my life but what if I could do something even better. What if I could create #ImpossibleExperiences. Have you ever thought "I wish I could do that?' or "If I won the lottery I would...". We have all had those thoughts at some point but what would your impossible experience be?

Friday, 24 February 2017

Chad Valley Underwater Rescue Base Review

You may know already that last year we were chosen to be on the Chad Valley Play Panel. It was so exciting for us as we love Chad Valley and obviously we were very honoured to be given such an amazing opportunity. Over the last few months we have received some amazing toys including Chad Valley Wooden Police and Fire Station and Chad Valley Airport. We also gave our readers the chance to win Argos vouchers. I am sad to say that we have just received our final package for review.

Thursday, 23 February 2017

Jamie Raven Live 2017

On Tuesday Daddy and I headed to Southport to see Jamie Raven. For those that don't know who he is, Jamie came runner up in the 2015 Britain's Got Talent final. He narrowly lost out to Jules and Matisse by just 2 per cent of the vote. We remembered his performances and loved watching him so we were quite excited to see his live show. We have been to a few magic and illusion shows and whilst they have been okay we have always left the theatre feeling quite underwhelmed. Hopefully Jamie would amaze us and we would be heading home with confused looks on our faces and wondering "How on earth did he do that?'

Monday, 20 February 2017

Schleich Wild Life Starter Set Review

You may remember that last year we reviewed the Schleich Farm and how much we loved it. We still do and out of all of little J's toys this really has been played with the most and it is still in perfect condition. Quality is everything when it comes to toys, obviously you want them to be enjoyable but they also need to be durable. Last week we received a Schleich Wild Life Starter set which includes 4 animals. Little J is really enjoying playing with his animals at the moment and it wasn't long before they were introduced to his lion playset.

Friday, 10 February 2017

Disney Limited Edition Designer Queen Of Hearts

The Queen of Hearts was my first Limited Edition designer doll from the villains collection. The villains collection was released in 2012 however I was given it a few years later for Christmas off my Mum and Dad. 

Wednesday, 8 February 2017

Slimming World Weigh In - Week 4

I was really gutted last week when I didn't lose any weight and unfortunately I let that affect me far to much. I know I should have put that week behind me and move on but I didn't. I became demotivated and didn't stick to plan for another week which means this week again I have lost nothing. I know this journey is going to be hard but I need to change my attitude towards it as I need to be 100% committed because I need and want to lose weight, however I seem to be only able to give it 50% at the moment.


Tuesday, 7 February 2017

Tech Tuesday - Valentines Day on Netflix #StreamTeam

We don't really do anything exciting for Valentines Day, usually we will grab a takeaway and pick a movie to watch. We usually have to decide which movie a few days in advance otherwise we will end up scrolling through 100's of movies on Valentines Day deciding what to watch. This year we have Netflix so even more movies to choose from, however Netflix have provided us with a list of best Valentines Day films to watch for all types of romantics. 

Monday, 6 February 2017

Mealtimes With Children

I recently went on a course all about children and their eating habits or lack of them. It really did open my eyes to just how many children out there either refuse to eat or will only eat certain things. I suppose we have been lucky that both our children are good eaters, I can't imagine what it must be like for parents whose children don't.

It's okay to let children eat with their hands

Friday, 3 February 2017

Disney Limited Edition Wedding Rapunzel

This was my first limited edition doll from the Heirloom collection however it was actually the 2nd Rapunzel doll to be released. As you can see this is Rapunzel dressed in her wedding gown and she has short cropped hair. This limited edition Rapunzel is based on the  animated short Tangled Ever After.

Thursday, 2 February 2017

Playdays and Runways Linky - 02/02/17

If this is your first time here then you can head over to my linky page to find out more but I have listed the main points below.

Wednesday, 1 February 2017

Slimming World Weigh In - Week 3

I am a little gutted this week as I didn't lose anything following Slimming World this week. I tried my hardest to stick to the plan so I can only assume me being unwell and unable to exercise has effected my weight loss. I am feeling slightly better now so will be able to do some moderate exercise this week so I am optimistic for next weeks weigh in. 

Tuesday, 31 January 2017

Tech Tuesday - Nintendo Switch : Do We Need Another Console?

The Nintendo Switch is being released on 3rd March in the UK.  With a price tag of £279.99 for the basic package it will be interesting to see how this fares with gamers. I remember buying the original Wii console not long after release.  It was expensive at the time, I can’t remember how expensive, but expensive enough for us not to have bought at initial release.  Honestly, with Wii for us did bring us years of enjoyment, mostly on Wii Sports and Wii Sports Resort, but also with Wii party, played almost exclusively at Christmas - but so much fun.  Wii Fit was also a firm favourite - even it was just to tell me I have put another pound on.


Monday, 30 January 2017

La La Land Review - City of Stars, Are You Shining Just For Me?

La La Land was a film that I had wanted to see for a few months after seeing trailers online, reading about it on Social Media and although I had an idea of what it was about nothing could have prepared me for just how fantastic this movie is. Most of my childhood saw me acting out the dance scene from West Side Story in my front living room or singing Grease songs in front of the bathroom mirror. La La Land took me back to those memories and how good musicals were and how sad it is that they just don't make movies like that anymore, until now. 

Saturday, 28 January 2017

Our Family Fortnight - 28/01/17

This fortnight has mainly been sickness and baking, which isn't the perfect combination but we've got by. Firstly big J wasn't too well, he had a throat and ear infection and then I have been feeling ill for the last week. I have a bad cough and I am aching all over. We started off this fortnight by decorating some penguin biscuits. We received them as a gift for Christmas and it was so much fun and they were very tasty.

Friday, 27 January 2017

Disney Limited Edition Designer Princess Rapunzel

Today I wanted to show off my first ever Limited Edition doll that hubby bought for me just after I had watched the movie Tangled for the first time. Rapunzel is my favourite princess out of all the princesses so I was so overwhelmed when hubby bought me Limited Edition Rapunzel Designer Doll.

Thursday, 26 January 2017

Playdays and Runways Linky - 26/01/17

If this is your first time here then you can head over to my linky page to find out more but I have listed the main points below

Wednesday, 25 January 2017

Slimming World Weigh In - Week 2

Last week was my 2nd week on my Slimming World journey and again similar to last week I haven't been able to stick to the plan completely however I have cut down and made better choices when it comes to meal planning and snacking. I've been making more meals from scratch and I am so pleased that I lost albs again this week which takes my total loss to -4lbs. 

Tuesday, 24 January 2017

Tech Tuesday - 4K Definition The Future Of Streaming

You may have recently read my review of the Xbox One S in which I talk about the difference I have seen with 4K and HDR definitions.  One of the features is the ability to stream HDR and 4K definition through the Xbox One S with 4K compatible providers like Netflix. As part of the StreamTeam, I have written recently about Stranger Things - the superb TV series with a retro feel to it. We watched that in 1080p through Netflix and the quality was brilliant. If I had waited a few months until we got the new 4K TV then we could have watched it in 4K definition on Netflix. 

Monday, 23 January 2017

Slimming World Slow Cooker Lasagne Recipe

Recently I bought myself a slow cooker and I've made a few things in it so far but our favourite last week so Slimming World Slow Cooker Lasagne. I've just started my Slimming World journey so I will be making more meals but for now I thought I would share with the Lasagne recipe.

Saturday, 21 January 2017

Teletubbies - Big Hugs DVD Giveaway

The Teletubbies are back with a brand new DVD and I am giving 3 of my readers and followers the chance to win. Big Hugs features 6 episodes, special features and a colouring pad. 

The Lion Guard Hyena Hideout Playset Review

Little J was so excited to receive the Lion Guard Hyena Hideout Playset to review. As you probably already know we are huge Disney fans and we love watching The Lion Guard Series, which is a spin off from the movies The Lion King. We already own a Lion Guard Defend The Pride Lands Playset so little J is happy to have a 'bad guys' playset too. 

Friday, 20 January 2017

Disney Moana Toddler Doll

I was very lucky to be given the gorgeous Moana toddler doll for Christmas and I absolutely love her. I collect the Disney toddler dolls however they are usually packaged as Animator dolls which means they all have a similar white box with sketches of the character around the front and back. Moana comes in a box based around the movie featuring green designs and colour pictures of the characters Moana (as a young girl), Maui, Pua and Hei Hei.

Thursday, 19 January 2017

Laughing The January Blues Away and Giveaway

January is probably our worst month of the year. Christmas is over, it's always cold and wet and there isn't anything to look forward to. We don't usually get the January blues however this year I can feel it a little as the weather has been so miserable we haven't be able to get out and about. I am taking the new year, new you challenge and to cheer myself up I am going to laugh the January blues away by watching some fabulous comedy movies. Daddy and I do like however we tend to watch more serious / suspense type movies and programs such as 10 Cloverfield Lane, The Affair and The Fall.

Playdays and Runways Linky - 19/01/17

If this is your first time here then you can head over to my linky page to find out more but I have listed the main points below

Wednesday, 18 January 2017

Slimming World Weigh In - Week 1

At the beginning of the year I decided that I was going to try and lose weight. I have started the Slimming World healthy eating plan and I am really excited. Last week and this week are a little chaotic at home for one reason or another but I've read the books and although I can't see myself starting properly for a few weeks yet,  I have started to cut down and I am so pleased that at this weeks weigh in I lost 2lb.

Tuesday, 17 January 2017

Tech Tuesday - August Bluetooth Wireless Headphones Review

We already own a number of August products, most recently we reviewed Augusts WS300 and WS150 Multiroom Wireless Airplay speakers.  We use these a lot throughout the home as they are portable and easy to use.  When I was asked to try a set of wireless headphones I was happy to give them a try. We were sent a pair of EP636R wireless stereo headphones 

Monday, 16 January 2017

Our New Years Eve

This is a little late, but better late than never I suppose. We ended 2016 with a visit to the Liverpool Ice Festival. It's something we did a few years ago and we thought it would be nice to do it again. Both Daddy and I aren't keen on New Years Eve so a nice day out was perfect.

Saturday, 14 January 2017

Our Family Fortnight 14/01/2017

Our first Family Fortnight post of 2017. A quick recap of what we have got up to in the last 14 days.

Friday, 13 January 2017

Disney Limited Edition Moana Doll

For those that don't already know, I am a huge Disney fan and I have just recently bought a Disney Moana, Limited Edition Doll. I absolutely love the movie Moana which this limited edition doll is based on, however I collect the limited edition dolls Disney release and got this before I had actually seen the movie. If you haven't seen Moana you must go. Moana tells the story about a young girl who is drawn to the sea and wishes to travel across the water. There is one thing stopping her and that is her father, the island chief who wants her to follow in his footsteps and remain safe on the island and help lead the people.

Thursday, 12 January 2017

Playdays and Runways Linky - 12/01/17

If this is your first time here then you can head over to my linky page to find out more but I have listed the main points below


Zapf Creation Baby Born Unicorn Review and Giveaway

 As I am in a house full of boys I did wonder whether dolls and prams would ever be something I would get the chance to play with as a Mum. I would never force toys on the boys so unfortunately when big J was younger he just wasn't interested in that side of playing he was more interested in computer type toys. One of the things I love about little J is that he will play with all toys. Cars, dolls, blue or pink it's all the same to him which I think is fabulous. When we received the Baby Born Unicorn he was over the moon, he loved it from the first moment he saw it. 

Wednesday, 11 January 2017

New Year, New Me

You may have read our New Year Bucket List last week and one of the goals this year is for me to lose weight. I say this every year that I will try and I do but then I give up when I get so close to actually losing an amount that makes a difference. So I've joined Slimming World and I plan to stick to it until I reach a weight I feel comfortable with then I will continue trying to maintain that weight. 

Tuesday, 10 January 2017

Tech Tuesday - Xbox One S Review

I am a Xbox owner after converting from the PS2 to the original Xbox a long time ago.  I still have PS consoles, but the Xbox has been my favourite for some time. I bought the Xbox One on initial release date in 2013 - the Day One edition. I have had no problems with it at all, other than running out of storage space. Luckily the Xbox allows external hard drives to be connected in a plug and play style to improve the capacity overall. 

Monday, 9 January 2017

A False Pregnancy

A few months ago I was convinced I was pregnant. I think I knew in my heart I wasn't but my head convinced me otherwise. We are not trying for another baby in fact another pregnancy is definitely not something we want to go through again after everything that's happened in the past. We are completely happy and blessed to be a family of four, not forgetting our two angels in the sky.

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