Half term fun with Debenhams Toy Dept!

My kids were the lucky recipients of some new toys from Debenhams, timed very nicely for the last couple of days of the half term break down here in the south, when I was running out of things to entertain them with (I think I have RSI from stirring so many bowls of slime) and then came down with a cold meaning I didn’t fancy chasing them round the park in the damp either.  Debenahms came to the rescue by sending us a gift card for the kids to spend…

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Toys: PAW Patrol Mission PAW Mission Cruiser review

If you’ve got small kids then you’ll probably be aware of PAW Patrol, and will also be relieved to hear that there are a whole load of new Mission PAW episodes out on Nick Jnr, hurrah! My kids can watch the same thing over and over again but I like a bit of variety! To help them celebrate the new episodes Athena & Alro were the lucky recipients of the new PAW Patrol Mission PAW Mission Cruiser, which houses PAW Patrol mini vehicles and figures. The Mission Cruiser has three spaces…

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What the Kids Played with: Schools

Since starting school in September Athena has completely fallen in love with it; there hasn’t been a day yet that she’s not been happy to go, and she practically skips into the classroom as soon as the door opens. She has also pretty much fallen in love with her teacher, which I guess is better than hating her. But half her sentences start with ‘my teacher says…’ and one way to get her to stop doing something she shouldn’t be is to tell her that her teacher wouldn’t like it!…

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A #TrollsHoliday Bundle

Last weekend Athena & Arlo received a huge bundle of trolls goodies, which they were super pleased with! They are so into the original trolls movie that we probably watch it at least once a week or so! Now there’s a new way to enjoy the bright haired little creatures in ‘Trolls Holiday’, and I was probably as excited as they were if I’m honest! The original film is such a happy, feel good, sing along film that it never fails to put a smile on my face, and it’s…

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Review: Cabin Zero Travel Bag

Packing light has never been a skill of mine, but when it is the difference between spending an extra £50 on baggage allowance, then waiting for it to appear on that carousel at the end of a flight it’s something I can manage! My task has been made even easier too with the arrival of my new Cabin Zero on Facebook bag. Available in a range of sizes – all fitting in cabin bag allowances- these super sturdy bags are well designed, well made and make packing a lot of…

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Our favourite Christmas Kids Books (Giveaway)

Christmas is a lovely time of year for reading, it’s cold so snuggling on the sofa under the blanket is something we do a lot of! Our Christmas book collection is growing year on year, and it’s now big enough to fill up the kids little book shelf in the corner of the living room! I’ve picked five current favourites and wanted to share why we love them… Willa and the Bear – Willa is a little girl who has lost her beloved ragdoll, but she looses it on a…

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Ickle Bubba Solar Car Seat Review

Ickle Bubba is a brand I’m not familiar with so far, so when we were asked if we wanted to test out the Ickle Bubba Solar car seat we agreed! It’s a Group 1-2-3 seat, which makes it suitable from 9 months to around 12 years – height dependant – they need to reach 135cms. It can attach with an Isofix fitting or a three point seatbelt and is a forward facing only seat with a recline feature. Arlo is just under 15kg so is a group 1 still but no…

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Review: Trespass DLX Munros Winter Jacket

It’s blimming cold now, there’s no denying it. My attempts to venture out in just a thick jumper and scarf are leaving me miserable and shivering and winter is definitely here! But I’ve got a new coat to keep me toasty from Trespass, and I am wondering why I’ve never thought about having a longer length coat in recent years – it really makes a difference! I’m not a huge fan of jeans so mostly wear leggings or tights which means my legs get a bit chilly so an extra…

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Forth with Life at home blood test & health checks

A couple of weeks ago I sent some blood off in the post and found out the next day why I feel so zonked a lot of the time; really low iron levels! Beats waiting for a few days to get a doctors appointment, then coming back to see the nurse then waiting four days (or more!) for the results! I did my own at-home blood test with Forth with Life an at home blood test kit which was easier than I ever imagined! To start with you fill out a short…

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Monster Smash Ups Remote Control Toy Truck Review

Like most little kids the idea of a remote controlled car is a very exciting one! Arlo has never had a remote control car before, but we did recently get a Scalextric race track which introduced him to remote controlling, but with that the cars stay on the track and there is no aspect of steering involved! With the Monster Smash Ups car he has the freedom to drive it wherever he likes, he boy does he like to drive it! It’s fast become the thing he can’t leave the…

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#NoDullDays with Bassetts Multivitamins

Despite wanting to hibernate this half term we’ve managed to get out and about quite a lot! My kids aren’t the sort of kids that are happy to sit on the sofa all day (though I often wish they were!) but instead they’re active little things who need to be exercised daily! Our week started with a day trip to Drusillas Zoo with a lot of slightly soggy animal spotting, and it will end with a day at Beaulieu Motor Musuem, with more time spent outside with friends but not…

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Thomas Super Station Review [What the Kids Played with]

It’s not often that something arrives that we all enjoy playing with, but right from opening the box Sam seemed to love putting the Thomas Super Station together, working out which layouts he wanted to do first, clipping it all together and assembling Sodor before our very eyes! I then had to remind him that it was actually for Arlo and that we should probably let him play with it first! Needless to say when Arlo woke up bleary eyed before it was even starting to get light he was…

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