The Hangrees

The Hangrees a toy review

September 16, 2019 admin 0

This week we have been sent  new toy for the boys to review, The Hangrees. Prior to being asked if we wanted to take a look I hadn’t heard of them before but I have a feeling they will become the next big thing this winter. If, like me, you aren’t already familiar with them then The Hangrees are plastic toys that are a paradoy of well known characters, fast food joints, and programs. The […]

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Personalised clothing by Sonality

September 4, 2019 admin 0

I am a huge fan of personalised items and often buy personalised gifts for family and friends with my favourites usually being personalised books. However, I have recently been introduced to a company called Sonality where you can order personalised clothing for babies, children and adults. Now my initial reaction was that I am not a huge fan of kids walking round with their name on the outside of their clothes as if a stranger […]

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Back to school with Smiggle

August 26, 2019 admin 0

Can you believe that September starts next week and with that the kids will return to, or in some case start, school. These summer holidays seem to have flown by yet at the same time when I think of everything we have managed to squeeze into the 6 weeks it actually seems like they started ages ago. I think I’ll actually miss the boys come next week and the house is silent for the first […]

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Pirates and Mermaids at Sea Life Manchester this summer

August 23, 2019 admin 0

This summer the boys and I were invited to Sea Life Manchester and the Legoland Discovery Centre Manchester  for the day. We had visited Sea Life Blackpool before but never the one in Manchester and so we were very excited about our visit. For anyone who has never heard of, or visited, one of the Sea Life centres across the UK they are basically large aquariums that give you the opportunity to get up close and […]

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Merlin’s School of Magic at Legoland Discovery Centre in Manchester

August 22, 2019 admin 0

Last week we were invited to LegoLand Discovery Centre in Manchester for their new summer special, Merlin’s School of Magic, which is running until 1st September 2019. For those that don’t already know, Legoland Discovery Center in Manchester is ideally situated at the Trafford centre which means you don’t need to tackle the busy city centre and the parking is free. It is also within working distance of The Sea Life Centre, loads of shops, a […]

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This year we have opted for Treads school shoes and here’s why

August 18, 2019 admin 1

I don’t know about your kids but mine seem to go through school shoes like you wouldn’t believe, especially my eldest. It doesn’t seem to matter whether we buy their shoes from a well known brand or a high street supermarket, within a matter of weeks they are scuffed and looking messy and within no time at all they have worn away the fronts, or the soles, or both, and need a new pair before […]

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The BBC Summer Social in Liverpool 2019

August 11, 2019 admin 0

This year we have embraced the festival life for the first time, visiting a mix of festivals across the UK including the BBC summer social in Liverpool which we were very kindly invited to. The BBC Summer Social is a two day festival with no camping aimed at families with children 12 and under. As with all the festivals we have visited this year we did lots of research before hand therefore I know first […]

The Mokee Wool Nest and Mini Pod

July 31, 2019 admin 0

We are currently 5 and a half months pregnant with our third baby having left it nearly seven years since we had our last. This time round has been different in many ways and I am amazed just how much has changed in what I consider a relatively short period of time. For example when we were having both our boys our go to shop for everything baby related was Babys’R’Us which of course no […]

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 […]