eZee Beads Garden Bugs & Flowers

eZee Beads

As it’s the Chelsea Flower show this week, we were recently sent an eZee Beads Garden Bugs & Flowers pack by John Adams toys to play with to mark the occasion (because it’s got flowers in, get it?!)

Inside the box you find: over 400 beads in 7 colours, a bead storage tray (but it only has 5 compartments), 4 design cards, a clear beading tray that has lots of pegs on to hold the beads and some Keep reading…

My Sunday Photo – 22/05/16

My Sunday Photo

…it’s amazing how ridiculously happy my child can get when she gets a new doll accessory (in this case a changing bag)


Thomas & Friends: The Great Race – Meet The New Trains

Thomas & Friends: The Great Race

As this week is when the new Thomas & Friends film, The Great Race, is being released in cinemas, I thought I’d share some cool colouring sheets with you for you to download and also some pictures of the new characters too along with descriptions …I hope you like them 🙂

The Great Race: Colouring Sheets
Courtesy of National Amusements
Courtesy of National Amusements
The Great Race: New Characters
Courtesy of National Amusements


Ashima of India ©Mattel, Inc.Ashima is usually found working on the Nilgiri Mountain Railway in Keep reading…

Thomas & Friends: The Great Race Review

Thomas & Friends: The Great Race

The Great Race tells the story of Thomas and the other engines competing for the chance to represent Sodor on the Mainland at the Great Race and learning one or two lessons along the way about friendship and most importantly about being yourself and that you can do anything if you put your mind to it.

Courtesy of National Amusements

The film starts with Thomas on his branch line and ‘racing’ Gordon as he goes past. Whilst daydreaming about one day returning Keep reading…

My Sunday Photo – 15/05/16

My Sunday Photo - Battle!

…we attended a Napoleonic Battle at a Martello Tower this weekend and the kids got to partake in firearm training (wooden firearms obviously!). It doesn’t look like Scott has anything in his hand but it’s a small pistol.

This was taken just before they learnt to ‘chaaaaaarge’!


It’s Not Serious, You Won’t Die From It

A few weeks ago I started feeling absolutely awful. I was run down, the kids had been taking it in turns to be ill too and basically I just felt like I could just lay down and go to sleep for a year if only someone would let me …only I couldn’t sleep, I’d go to bed each night and just not be able to sleep.

Scott had had to go to hospital for his breathing, then a few days later Keep reading…

Win Tickets To See Thomas & Friends: The Great Race In A Cinema Near You (21/22 May)

Thomas & Friends: The Great Race

Thomas & Friends™ is back with a new feature length adventure, including a line-up of 13 magnificent new international engines, steaming in to cinemas nationwide for a special weekend of screenings on Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd of May.

To celebrate, we are giving one lucky family the chance to watch THOMAS & FRIENDS: THE GREAT RACE over this special weekend (up to four tickets).

Thomas & Friends: The Great Race sees Thomas wishing he could represent Sodor at the Keep reading…

Mr Frosty Review

Mr Frosty

When I was little I was one of those kids with the extra mean mum that deprived me of the one thing I really really wanted …a Mr Frosty! (ok I should probably point out she never really deprived me before she comes to haunt me!)

I felt like allll of my friends had one and I was the only one without. Well, now I have one 🙂 (Note that I’ve said ‘I’ and not the kids…I’m keeping it for me!)

My Keep reading…

Biscuiteers – New Kid On The Block Review


My friend is about to have a baby, so when the lovely people at Biscuiteers offered to send me their New Kid on The Block Biscuit Tin, I of course said yes.

Obviously I thought long and hard and reasoned with myself that I would have to force myself to eat the biscuits for the purpose of reviewing them and making sure that they were ok for my friend to eat if I were to then buy her some – this Keep reading…

Family Games Night With Hasbro and Pork Farms

Family Games Night - Crocodile Dentist

At the end of April it was National Board Games Week and to celebrate we were sent Crocodile Dentist from Hasbro  along with some printable certificates from Pork Farms for us to host our own family games night.

In the lead up to National Board Games Week, Pork Farms ran the National Board Games Championship where 40 micropubs across the country battled it out in a series of heats to make it to the final.They also gave families the chance Keep reading…