The Wizard of OZ at St. Helens Theatre Royal

February 16, 2018 admin 0

On Wednesday we payed our second visit to the Theatre Royal , this time to see The Wizard of OZ. Last time we sat high up and had a wonderful view of the stage, whereas this time we were seated on the lower floor and it made me realise what a nice little theatre St. Helens is,  it had a lovely personal and intimate feel to it and I think I would probably choose these […]

Circus Extreme at Event City – Review

February 14, 2018 admin 4

Last night we had a three generation family night out to watch Circus Extreme at Event City in Manchester. This was the first time we had been to see this show and I wasn’t too sure what to expect and as it started at 7:45pm I was a little worried it might be too late for the boys and they might fall asleep. I needn’t have worried they were absolutely transfixed from start to finish. […]

Glam Goo A Product Review

January 31, 2018 admin 0

Last week the boys were sent a Glam Goo Slime and Accessory Deluxe Pack to review. The idea behind it is that you  design your own slime and then place it inside a ring and a clutch bag in order to create accessories. When it first arrived I was a little disappointed because it was very pink and although they are trying to make the slime appeal to girls I couldn’t help but get annoyed […]

Behind every entrapruener is an annoying little sister

January 16, 2018 admin 0

The other day I read a press release about sweets that were good for your teeth and all I could think was “what a load of rubbish”. Of course you can get sugar free sweets that aren’t necessarily bad for your teeth but that is not the same as declaring them good for your teeth. So, true to character, I obviously had to investigate this further before I outed them for making a ridiculous claim […]

Good bubble, a bath time review

January 15, 2018 admin 0

Bath time is an important part of the bedtime routine,  it helps to calm and soothe a child before going to bed……… ha believe that you will believe anything. Bath time is a time to splash proof the floor, walls and ceiling as you try and convince your child that your bath is not an Olympic size pool and “no you don’t want to see how big the waves are”. It is also a time […]

Our first visit to Winter Wonderland in Manchester

December 12, 2017 admin 0

Last night we were invited to the Winter Wonderland in Manchester for some festive fun. This was our first visit and although I had heard all about it I still wasn’t sure what to expect or how an indoor theme park would actually work. We hadn’t told the boys where we were going just that it was an adventure, so when we arrived and were welcomed by elves, a winter bear, a dance show and a […]

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs at Theatre Royal in St.Helens

December 8, 2017 admin 6

On Wednesday we took the boys to see Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs at Theatre Royal in St.Helens. It was the first time we had been to a panto as a family of four because I was worried the tiddler would get bored and the big’un, who doesn’t like loud noises, might get scarred and we would end up leaving half way through, so to say I was a tad nervous was an understatement. […]

Ditch the sugar, grab the granola

December 7, 2017 admin 0

Mornings in our house can be manic sometimes, just like I imagine they are in most homes. Between preparing ourselves for work and helping the boys get ready for school there barley seems any time at all and although we all know breakfast is the most important meal of the day sometimes it also needs to be the quickest and that often means cereal or fruit. Earlier this year we decided to ban certain cereals […]

Christmas gift ideas for children

December 4, 2017 admin 0

This year I have decided to do a children’s gift guide instead of a girls and then a boys because quite frankly, it really annoys me when toys are aimed primarily at one gender than another and my boys are made to feel they shouldn’t choose a particular toy, book or hobby. So I have compiled a list of some of the things my boys will be receiving this year. Smiggle back pack Christmas is […]

Is Gel-a-peel just for girls?

November 16, 2017 admin 0

We have recently been sent two gel-a-peel sets to review the first was the Gel-A-Peel 547198E5C Fashion Station    and the second was the colour changing kit.   Gel-a-peel is a selection of liquid gels in a variety of colours that can be manipulated to create various shapes but once dried it goes hard and keeps the shape.  It can be used as a stand alone substance to create jewellery or can be put on fabrics to customise […]