Penguin Pile-Up Review

Penguin Pile-Up

It was recently declared in our house that, aside from their two favourite games at the moment, allll our games are boring. Luckily for them Penguin Pile-Up from Ravensburger arrived with us the next day for us to try out. From the second they saw the box they were keen to get it opened and start playing.

Inside the box you find the following:
A game base, an iceberg with flag, 20 penguins, a cardboard ring and an instruction booklet.

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Cicciobello Love ‘n’ Care Doll Review

Cicciobello Love 'n' Care Doll

It really isn’t a secret that Alexa loves dolls, if she sees one she just HAS to get to cuddle it. If it cries, moves or ‘does something’ then even better. So, when she saw that we had been sent a Cicciobello Love n Care doll recently she couldn’t wait to get him out of the box and look after him.

Inside the box you get the following:
Cicciobello,  three bottles (milk, juice, medicine), a dummy, a syringe, a thermometer Keep reading…

Digital Kids Show 2017

Digital Kids Show

Last year I shared details with you about the first ever Digital Kids Show. I didn’t get to go as it was on Scott’s birthday weekend and even though it’s later this year I still don’t get to as I’m too poor to get there *cue major FOMO and sulking*.

So, first off, it’s taking place on November 18th and 19th and is back in Manchester’s Event City….that means there’s only 6 weeks left to go!

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Scented Stationery from ScentCo

ScentCo Scented Stationery

Back to school, three little words that can invoke so many emotions. Sometimes excitement, upset, fear or dread from the little ones at the idea of having to go back. Sometimes joy, elation, relief for the parents that may have been driven slightly insane over the holidays. Then there’s panic/stress over affording everything needed to send them back and then sometimes, just sometimes you may be like me and be like a child at Christmas over the idea of new Keep reading…

Celebrating World Dream Day with Bush Baby World Sleepy Pods

Bush Baby World Sleepy Pod

It’s World Dream Day today and to celebrate it we were sent a Bush Baby World Sleepy Pod and Plush. The Dreamstar Bush Babies spend their time nurturing and protecting the Dream Tree.  At night they snuggle into their Sleepy Pods, safe in the knowledge that the magical dream dust has been sent into the sky, ensuring the night is full of wonderful dreams.

Each of the characters has their own personality and role within Bush Baby World. We Keep reading…

Spider Catcher – Everyone Should Have One!

Spider Catcher

I’d put the children to bed and within minutes I heard a blood curdling scream. I ran up the stairs to find Alexa stood on her bed flat against the wall half hyperventilating and half screeching and Scott screaming like a girl and pointing at the window…and then I saw it …a spider! Luckily for me my new favourite thing in the entire world had arrived earlier that day, my Spider Catcher from Brainstorm.


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Tinsy Winsy Weeny Tots and Bedroom Accessory Set

Tinsy Winsy Weeny Tots

It’s no secret that Alex completely loves dolls – all dolls – so when we were offered the chance to review some Tinsy Winsy Weeny Tots dolls I just knew they would be a hit.

Tinsy Winsy Weeny Tots (aimed at children ages 3-7) are different from the other dolls that Alex has, they are miniature baby dolls that can fit in the palm of your hand and they’re realistic in appearance too (aside from the size of course!).  There are Keep reading…

Zhu Zhu Pets

Zhu Zhu Pets

Being a parent of a child with various allergies, I often actually find myself a bit relieved that Alex is allergic to the majority of pets as it means I won’t have to be coaxed into looking after something else! Unfortunately though the kids are often upset over the fact they can’t have a pet, so when they get a chance to have a toy that’s just like a pet it makes it extra special. We’ve got puppies, horses, a Keep reading…

Chrono Bomb

Chrono Bomb

During the holidays we were sent a spy mission game to help keep the kids amused and I have to say, at first look I couldn’t wait to get the box open and play. Chrono Bomb is aimed at children aged 6+ and can be played by any number of players. The aim is simple…use your spy skills to weave your way through the laser course without touching them, picking up the object cards and reaching the bomb to defuse Keep reading…


I have plenty of them! Earlier I was tagged into one of those annoying little questionnaire things on Facebook where you’re supposed to compare your life x amount of years ago to how life is now and it got me thinking …yep, dangerous!

I got ‘30’ so a whole 6 years ago.

For my 30th birthday I saw Take That live, complete with Robbie Williams. In the space of that year I found out I was pregnant, became single, celebrated Scott’s first Keep reading…