Thursday, 18 August 2016

Plan our Date Review and Giveaway

 Daddy M and myself have been together 10 years now. Where has that time gone? Long ago the dates disappeared especially after having the girls. Throw in no local family to babysit, our evenings (when Daddy isn't working) consists of sat in front of the TV working our way through yet another box set.
When the founders of Plan Our Date, (a new subscription service starting August 2016) asked if we would like to try one of their dates in a box I instantly said yes as I was very intrigued. Daddy knew nothing until it arrived!

Sunday, 7 August 2016

Baby Born Interactive Sister Review

Did you know today is national sister day?? Well J and S are sisters so we were sent the new Baby Born Sister doll to celebrate. We have recently discovered Baby born and the baby was a big hit. (Review coming soon after more intensive testing!)


The girls were instantly excited when they saw her. The box was huge. J insisted it was her dolly, which of course caused arguments. Eventually they settled that they both could play with Baby Born sister whilst it was new, but then it would be J's as the baby new born original is S's.

Tuesday, 2 August 2016

Dinosaurs at National Forest Adventure Farm

The dinosaurs are alive... no they are not... yes they are!! The basis of the argument from the back of the car en-route to National Forest Adventure Farm. 'Just wait and see, and then we will know..' A few minutes into our visit we would soon know... a Raptor was out having his walk... S and little J (S's friend) were mesmerised. J was speechless until she saw the legs but as she was impressed she kept her mouth shut! Little J was a little apprehensive after the guide warned him that the dinosaur liked the animal food he was carrying...

Monday, 1 August 2016

Opening Fairy Doors Review

We love fairies in our house. The imagination that comes from the girls is amazing to see. With just a few props the world really comes alive to everything make believe, including fairies. S has seen them and J has an imaginary fairy that comes to see her. It truly is wonderful to see such happiness from them over something that isn't real. When we were asked if we wanted to review another fairy door, it was an easy decision. Now we have reviewed fairy doors in the past. One belongs in our lounge for everyone to see, and another was in J's bedroom. Unfortunately it didn't last the element of time with S around pulling the door and the house off the wall.
This fairy door is similar to the one that has lasted with one big difference. It opens.... Now this is big for any little girl. It also comes with a window, a post box with letter paper and envelopes, fairy dust, a little book, fence panels, wall stickers and a fairy friend certificate.

Saturday, 30 July 2016

Martina The Little Turtle Review and Giveaway RRP £29.99

The girls love animals. They also love noisy repetitive toys too. Well S does in particular. When the chance came up to test Martina the little turtle from Club Petz  I put the girls forward. We have recently brought annual passes for the sea life centre and with that is a new love for turtles. So it seemed perfect.


Thursday, 21 July 2016

Num Noms Lip Gloss Truck Review

As you may be well aware by now, S adores Num Noms, the latest collectable toy. After Num Noms found out how much she enjoys them they sent us the Num Noms Lip Gloss Truck to try out too. To say she was just a tiny bit excited would be an understatement. We had to get it out the same day it arrived before J could even get home from school to try it out.

Friday, 15 July 2016

Is your child the next big VLogger?

This day and age most kids have watched You Tube at some point. Whether its to watch tutorials on how to get to the next level in a game, or tutorials on how to make something, or even someone just opening surprise packets of the latest craze collectable toy. I know my kids want to be You Tube stars after watching everyone else do it. They have since dabbled in it and really enjoy making the videos.

Now there is a chance for your child to be the next big VLogger, and become one of The Digital Kid Shows official VLoggers.

Thursday, 14 July 2016

Shreks Adventure Review

We were invited down to London to experience the Shrek's Adventure attraction. We are big fans of Shrek in the M household with the adult humour that keeps us entertained as well as being innocent for the children to enjoy too, but I'll be honest with you. I had no idea what Shrek's Adventure was. However I saw myself saying yes please, as I know if its anything by DreamWorks it would be good.

Monday, 11 July 2016

Innovo review - Restore the pelvic floor

I know I am not alone. I was one of the 1 in 3 women who suffered from bladder problems. I say that in past tense because I no longer am one of those women that would cross their legs every time they sneezed or coughed, who would make excuses not to jump on the trampoline with the kids or run out the exercise class to nip to the loo at every star jump going. Yep, I did suffer from stress related incontinence. I blame the girlies. I never had that issue before my children.
I used to sneak a Tena lady in the basket every time I would buy the monthly products to hope they wouldn't get noticed at the checkout. It is an embarrassing problem. Especially when I wasn't even 30. Its something you would picture as an elderly lady not a young mum running after her kids all day. Now I wasn't bad enough that I would soak my clothes but yes, I was bad enough to need a pad when exercising, or if I had a cold.

Friday, 8 July 2016

Flower girls in the countryside

This year the M family welcomed another family into it when the girls Uncle N married Auntie R. We couldn't attend the official wedding as it took place in Oman during term time. However they had their vows blessed here in the UK during June and asked the girls to be their flower girls. The girls had been looking forward to the day for months knowing they would have 'princess dresses' and fairy wands.
The blessing took part in Grandma and Grandad M's village church at Crosby Ravensworth and the party nearby in Morland in a big country house that they had hired out for the weekend. Dressed in 'almost' identical mid calf ivory dresses (thanks Ebay) and Ivory ballerina shoes from H&M we decided to add a touch of colour with a dusky pink flower headband, again from H&M. Auntie R wanted the girls to have fun so opted for them to have wands instead of a heavy bouquet of flowers. They looked the part of flower girls. Trying to get a picture perfect pose those proved difficult due to the excitement.