Review: Having Fun With My First Scalextric

When I was growing up I remember having a Scalextric set.  I think it was to keep my Dad happy as much as me, but it definitely worked on both counts.  We loved racing the cars round the track back in the day, so when I was offered a My First Scalextric for the girls to review, I had to…

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Audi Q3 S Line Edition 2.0 TDI Quattro Review @AudiUK

A few weeks ago, someone backed into our car.  It was the most ridiculous accident.  I was driving into a car parking space and the car parked next to it just started to reverse.  I watched in complete amazement, waiting for the sound of the crunch as there was literally nothing I could do about it.  As the accident was…

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Review: Playing With Sands Alive Glow and Create Set

Recently, we’ve been lucky enough to try out the new Sands Alive Glow and Create set from John Adams.  We reviewed Sands Alive a while back, so we were keen to see what this latest toy from the range was all about.  How was the sand going to glow?  It seemed a little bit to good to be true. We…

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The Classic Doll is Back! Tiny Tears Doll Review

As you may have guessed already, my daughters love dolls.  It’s the toy that they most enjoy exploring real world play with and like to explore what caring for a baby maybe like.  Tiny Tears is one of the original doll brands, and you might well remember playing with her yourself as a child.  Well now you can relive your childhood memories…

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Creating Lasting Toy Memories With #ELC #ComeAndPlay @ELCUK

Toys play a huge part in our children’s lives helping them to learn and grow.  As parents, we want to get the toys we give our children right, giving them something to play with that will create lasting memories.  Think back to when you were a child.  What was your most memorable Christmas toy?  There might be a few on…

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Breakfast with Santa at Wyevale Garden Centres @WyevaleGC

Have you ever had breakfast with Santa?  It’s not something we had done until very recently, but I think it’s about to become one of our family Christmas traditions.  Wyevale Garden Centres invited us to join them and Santa for some festive fun at their Leicester branch one Saturday morning this December.  The girls were so excited at the thought…

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Great Kids Books & Craft Supplies For Christmas

Over the last month, we’ve had a some great kids books and craft supplies for preschool and early years children sent to us that I wanted to share with you.  With Christmas coming, I thought this could help you out with some Christmas gift ideas for kids who like to read and create. ChalkOla Pens The first is ChalkOla and…

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What Is Frozen Disney On Ice Like? Review

I don’t know how I did it, but I managed to keep it a secret from the girls that they were going to be seeing Frozen Disney On Ice at the Motorpoint Arena in Nottingham.  Bless them, it didn’t even dawn on them what was happening when I said they could both wear a Frozen dress on a Sunday afternoon.…

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Cool Christmas Jumpers From Matalan

Christmas jumpers aren’t just for children!  They should be a family affair.  They can cheer up even the grumpiest of Daddy’s and melt all that bah humbug away quicker than you can say Scrooge.  Winter can be cold, dark and quite depressing at times so I am all for embracing the Christmas cheer for as long as possible.  It cheers…

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Eating At Brewers Fayre Lewins Mead Bristol On Our Road Trip

Recently we went on a family road trip.  We were heading to Bluestone in Pembrokeshire, but experience has told me this is a long way to drive with two small children.  We planned an over night stay at Premier Inn Lewins Mead in Bristol and discovered there was a Brewers Fayre at the same site. When Brewers Fayre found out…

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Playmobil Advent Calendar Review @PLAYMOBILUK #PLAYMOBILPlayologist

Did you know there was a Playmobil Advent Calendar?  We certainly didn’t until we received the Dress Up Party Playmobil Advent Calendar to review as part of our role as a #PLAYMOBILPlayologist.  What we also didn’t know is there is a whole range of exciting non chocolate advent calendars in the range suitable for boys and girls, no matter what they love. There…

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Doc McStuffins Toy Hospital Bag Set Review

For those of you not already in the know, Doc McStuffins is a six year old girl who ‘fixes’ toys, with a little help from her stuffed animal friends, Stuffy, Hallie, Lambie and Chilly. This year, Doc has been transported to McStuffinsville to become the Chief Resident of the Toy Hospital, where she and her toy friends will help toys from…

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Baby Annabell Learns To Walk Toy Review

A few weeks back we went to Smyth’s Toys to find out all about the new doll collection from the Baby Annabell range.  One of the dolls really caught my daughter’s eye, and she was very lucky to receive the Baby Annabell Learns To Walk doll to review a few weeks later.  Her eyes lit up straight away when she…

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On My Travels With JORD Wood Watches + #Giveaway

For years I haven’t been in the habit of wearing a watch.  I have come to rely on my phone for just about everything, including telling me the time.  This isn’t necessarily a bad thing, unless you are like me and your phone comes out to tell the time and then you end up using it for half a dozen…

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Best Friends Bing & Sula Toy Review

We have literally got the best toy for any Bing fans out there to share with you today.  Both my daughters really enjoy Bing on CBeebies, and I’m pretty sure they aren’t the only ones.  For anyone not in the know Bing Bunny, and his friends are curious preschoolers learning all about the world around them in each episode.  The…

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A Birthday Treat For Daddy At Pizza Express

We literally had a smashing time when we went to Pizza Express recently to try out their new autumn menu and celebrate Daddy’s birthday.  Not one, but 2 glasses hit the deck as one slipped out of my daughter’s hand at the beginning of the meal and Daddy took one off the table with his coat as we left.  To…

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PLAYMOBIL Hospital Range Review @PLAYMOBILUK #PLAYMOBILPlayologist

We are really getting stuck into our new role as #PLAYMOBILPlayologist toy reviewers and this month my 4 year old daughter was lucky enough to receive a range of toys from the PLAYMOBIL Hospital Range.  PLAYMOBIL are one of the top manufacturers in the preschool toy sector and it’s an absolute pleasure to be associated with the brand.  You can see…

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Teletubbies Magazine Is Out Now!

A lot of the children’s reviews that we feature on the blog are often aimed at my older daughter, but every now and again something comes along that will suit our Little Pudding down to the ground.  She’s 2 1/2 years old, and I knew she would love to get her little hands on the Teletubbies magazine that has just…

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Disney Princess Ariel Bath Styling Head Toy Review

My daughter loves Princess’s, she’s also quite a fan of mermaids so when the Disney Princess Ariel Bath styling head arrived for her to test she was really excited.  The first thing that we both loved about the doll was the bright red hair, finished with a cute blue streak.  She’s got a lot of hair, which is perfect for…

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West Midlands Safari Park Review

Do you know when a day out is just so good, you firstly struggle to pick your favourite moment and secondly, you are still talking about it a week later.  That’s exactly what happened to us when we visited West Midlands Safari Park for the day.  It’s been somewhere I’ve wanted to visit for a while, so when they got…

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#Win! Sleep Tight All Night Unicorn Review + #Giveaway

There has been a lot of change in this house recently, and while it has mostly been very positive, there was bound to be some fall out.  Princess started school, and her big brother left for university.  You might also remember that there was changes with gymnastics and also we joined a new swimming class. The changes in the household…

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Peppa Pig Softee Dough Picnic Playset Review

Do your kids love playing with dough?  I know mine do.  When it’s time to set up an activity, playing with dough is the first thing they ask for.  So when we were asked if we would take a look at the Peppa Pig Softee Dough Picnic Playset, it was a bit of a no brainer really.  I like sets…

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Why I Love My Hotter Winter Boots

A few weeks ago I was invited to a rather exciting event at the intu shopping centre in Derby.  Hotter shoes dropped me a line, and were keen to show off their autumn/winter collection so of course I said ‘count me in’.  I won a pair of Hotter Shoes in a twitter competition a while ago, and they are so…

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Pet Parade Family & Scooter Sets Toy Review

My daughters are huge fans of animals, and in particular they love dogs.  They got a little bit excited when they heard that we were going to be reviewing the Pet Parade Family and the Pet Parade Scooter sets by Flair.  These toys are awesome as you don’t need any batteries.  They are small, but have lots of cool features…

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Strive Walking Shoes Fit For The School Run

Regular readers of my blog will remember that back in the summer I was lucky enough to review a gorgeous pair of Strive sandals.  I absolutely loved them and have literally lived in them since they arrived.  As the weather has begun to change, I knew it would soon be time to hang up my sandals, metaphorically speaking, and find…

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