Category: Reviews

Sushi for Beginners with Yutaka

Have you tried sushi? Probably. But until now, we hadn’t, not one of us in our house. So when YUTAKA got in touch offering us the chance to give it a go, I jumped at it as I like us to try new things and I thought it would be …

Oreck Magnesium RS Vacuum Cleaner Review

We’ve received a new vacuum here, so have been putting it through its paces. We now have the Oreck Magnesium RS vacuum cleaner… I have to say, I had not heard of Oreck before. Apparently, they’re originally an American brand that pioneered more lightweight vacuums in the 1960’s. They were originally …

Mr Men Birthday Party

We love the Mr Men here. I have very fond memories myself of reading the books when I was little, and before the kids were even born I had the complete Mr Men library. Since then, we’ve added to it when new releases have come along, so today I’m happy …

Batavia Maxxheat: Electric Hot Air Gun Weed Killer Review

I have a new gadget and it’s a garden gadget, my favourite kind. It’s a weed killer that is completely chemical-free, as it relies solely on heat. Let me share with you tour Batavia Maxxheat: Electric Hot Air Gun Weed Killer review… From Batavia this is a useful 3-in-1 combi-tool that …

Disney Pictopia Review & Competition

Last week we were excited to receive Disney Pictopia…. Families team up in this uniquely collaborative yet competitive trivia game with 1,000 questions covering the World of Disney! During the game, everyone gets a chance to show off their knowledge – from Disney Jr. and Disney XD to the Disney …

Jigsaw Love!

My 6 year old is a huge jigsaw puzzle fan. Has been for as long as I can remember. Me? Not so much. Until now, until this puzzle…. I have now discovered Wentworth Wooden Puzzles and I find myself to be something of a jigsaw convert. Jigsaws have always been …

Bookawoo Review & Giveaway

A Bookawoo box has arrived here, making my daughter very happy. Bookawoo is a subscription service that sends your child a magical monthly box with 3-4 new books for them to learn and expand their imagination. Each month is a new theme and is designed to stimulate their love of …

Playing with PlayMais

Last week the children received this….. Intrigued? I was! This is PlayMais and it is quite unlike anything we have played with before. It is light, bright and colourful and feels like a cross between that polystyrene packaging material and maize baby snacks! It’s very versatile and can be used …

Our Reading Eggs Progress

We’ve been learning with Reading Eggs for some time now, and you can read more about our progress so far here. Today I want to share an update on how Little Man’s been finding the programme and also to tell you more about Reading Eggspress, as Boo is now using …

The PAW Patrol Magazine Is Here!

Egmont have recently launched a brand new PAW Patrol magazine, so we’ve been invited to take a look at it and share our thoughts with you. The team at Egmont share that: PAW Patrol is an action-adventure pre-school series starring six heroic puppies: Chase, Marshall, Rocky, Zuma, Rubble, and Skye, …

Introducing Num Noms!

Today I’m excited to be sharing with you all about Num Noms, as they launch here in the UK, after causing a sensation over in the US. Num Noms are scented food related collectibles which appear in the form of mini lip glosses and motorised characters. Take a Num, the …

Who Finds It First? Game Review & Giveaway

When The Present Finder got in touch offering us the chance to review their Who Finds It First? game I knew it was one for us. Developed in Denmark, this delightfully simple family board game is Exclusive to the Present Finder. It is very easy to learn – using four …

Amazing! Magazine Review & Giveaway

This week, Boo has received a couple of copies of Amazing! magazine to review… It’s designed for boys and girls aged 7+ and it covers most subjects such as Maths, English, Science, History, Geography Arts, and lots more. We take things that children actually like reading about such as zombies, …

Win Zootropolis Toys!

I’ve teamed up with TOMY toys to offer 1 lucky child the chance to win a Zootropolis toy bundle, designed to let kids recreate specific scenes and events from the film, truly bringing it to life. From the studio that brought the smash hits Frozen, and Big Hero 6, Zootropolis …

‘5 Second Rule’ Review & Giveaway

We’ve recently been sent a new game to play, thanks to University Games. We’ve been giving 5 Second Rule a go… The game of Quick Thinking and Fast Talking! It should be easy to name 3 breeds of dog; but can you do it under the pressure of 5 seconds …

The Polar Loop 2 Makes Me Move

You may have been reading along with my Polar Loop 2 updates. I have been wearing my fitness tracker for three months now, so I feel I’m in a position to comment on how effective it is and how it works for me. And it seems that the truth is …

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