Personalised books by the Beans & Sparks Club

July 12, 2019 admin 0

It is no secret that I am a sucker for a personalised gift, even more so when it comes to personalised books. I just think that they are so beautiful and become gifts that children want to cherish for years, so when I was asked if I would like to review a new personalised book concept called Beans & Sparks Club I obviously had to agree.   The Beans & Sparks Club is a monthly book […]

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The Carcassonne game review

June 29, 2019 admin 0

This is the final installment of our family game reviews for the Blogger Board Game club and this month we have bee playing a game called Carcassonne, which was designed by a Klaus-Jurgen Wrede. Klaus was born in Meschede and studied music and theology in Cologne where he now works as a high school teacher. He received huge success after designing Carcassone and has since had many other games published.   Carcassonne has a simple strategy […]

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Micro Motorz surprises

June 7, 2019 admin 0

The boys were very kindly sent some Micro Motorz surprises to review and were excited to see what they were all about. The first thing to point out is that, as the name suggests, they are blind packaged toys meaning the contents is always a surprise. Now to me this sounds like a frustration as I would always rather buy what I want but when it comes to the children they love anything that is […]

The Fab Lab Tie Dye Luxury Kit

June 4, 2019 admin 0

Over the half term holidays we spent a lot of time at home which is unusual for us as we normally have lots of days out planned but this time I decided it would be a good time to unwind, relax, and play with toys and activity sets that we hadn’t had chance to yet. One such activity kit was the fab lab tie dye luxury kit.   This set, as you can imagine, comes […]

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Dixit family game review

May 20, 2019 admin 0

From April to June we are taking part in the bloggers board game club where we will be reviewing three different board games.  In April we reviewed Cobra Paw which we have now played many times since then and it remains a firm favourite with the kids, this month we have reviewed Dixit, the family story telling game.   Dixit is a board game that is best played at a table as it does require […]

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Our Monster Jam review

May 8, 2019 admin 0

Last weekend we were invited to the Manchester Evening News arena in exchange for a Monster Jam Review and here it is, along with a few top tips to help you get the most out of your visit. I hope you find it useful. For those of you that don’t know what Monster Jam is, it is a show put on using monster trucks, those great big, colourful, noisy and very impressive trucks and this […]

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Do your children like the Fingerlings toys?

April 30, 2019 admin 0

My youngest is animal mad. It doesn’t matter whether they are real animals, stuffed teddies or animal like toys, if he can cuddle it, stroke, pet it and generally look after it then he is in his element. So much so it is probably safe to say at this stage he is either going to grow up to be a vet or the equivalent of a crazy cat lady with a house full of pets. […]

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The Robot Factory Domino set By Hape

April 29, 2019 admin 0

This week we were kindly sen the Robot Factory Domino set by Hape to review and as we were treated to such horrific weather on Saturday we had the perfect excuse to spend the afternoon testing it out.     The Robot Factory Domino set comes very well packaged and contains 122 pieces including several dominos of varying sizes, 6 different starters, ramps, 3 wooden balls and a marble. Everything you need to get creative […]

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Monster Jam is coming to Manchester

April 26, 2019 admin 0

Last month when we went to watch the Xfactor tour in Manchester we saw loads of posters for the Monster Jam Tour and it looked ace, something that could be enjoyed by  the whole family. We have just confirmed our tickets this week and can not wait to go and watch it in Manchester next month.   For anyone that hasn’t heard of Monster Jam before it is a live show involving some of the […]

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Cobra Paw game review

April 24, 2019 admin 0

This month we were sent a copy of a game called Cobra Paw as part of the blogger board game club. For anyone that follows our blog you will know how much we all enjoy a family games night and how we have encouraged our boys to play games in a bid to teach them numerous skills through fun, including how to share and not throw a complete strop when they loose – we’re still […]