Ring Video Doorbell

We've never had a doorbell before, never needed one, until now. We had an extension built on the back of our house, which is now our living room. And, as our living room was now moved further to the back of the house, we found we now needed a door bell as we now don't always hear when someone knocks on the door - yes, we do have 2 beagles, but sometimes (especially in the evening) they are simply too lazy to bark and alert us to the door. So we needed a doorbell. Which I was quite excited about and even more excited to be getting the Ring Video Doorbell.

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BABY Born Interactive Bathtub

Summer is a very lucky girl. She received the BABY Born interactive Bathtub to review and she totally loves it.  Summer loves playing with her dolls, her pram, her changing unit, and was super excited to receive the bathtub as part of her growing collection.

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Dreamstar Bush Baby World

The kids love watching YouTube videos, especially webisodes that have catchy songs and cute animation. Golden Bear have recently launched an interactive series called Bush Baby World, which brings the Busy Baby toys to life. And it's as cute as it sounds.

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Stretch Armstrong Mini Stretch

Jacob loves his Stretch Armstrong, he takes it everywhere with him, even to school. Stretch Armstrong looks just like a wrestler, and Jacob is into wrestling at the moment. He has loads of super Stretchy fun.

The kids love seeing just how far they can stretch him, and they can stretch him pretty far! They tie him in knots and bend him in all sorts of positions.  They have tons of fun and laughter trying to, I don't know what, but probably trying to see how far they can stretch him without breaking him - but he is pretty unbreakable!  After all this crazy pulling about, Stretch Armstrong returns to his original shape - it's pretty good.

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Noddy Toyland Detective Game App

Noddy Toyland Detective Game App is a game full of storytelling, fun games, and it also allows your child to be creative.

I love Noddy, I remember watching it 20 years ago with my little brother, and then my oldest son watched and loved it when he was little and now my two youngest enjoy watching it on Milkshake. I've got the Noddy tune in my head as I write this...

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Goth Girl and the Ghost of a Mouse

Goth Girl and the Ghost of a Mouse, by Chris Riddell.

Ada Goth is the only child of Lord Goth. She lives with her father, a famous poet, in the enormous Ghastly-Gorm Hall. She spends the majority of her time alone. Her father avoids her as she reminds him of his deceased wife and he believes children should be heard and not seen, thus,  Ada has to wear big plodding boots around the house so that he can hear her approaching. 

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Roblox Toys

Roblox was the game my now 17-year old played when he was a kid, on the Laptop - this was pre-tablets and gaming apps. Move forward a few years and now my youngest son plays it on his iPad via the Roblox app. It's great fun, you can create games and customize the characters, avatars, and so much more. 

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Term Wellies

There are two items Summer loves to wear when we go for our walks, her wellies and her backpack. Her wellies, so she can jump in puddles, walk through mud and not worry about getting mucky socks/feet; her backpack, so she can carry her drink and a chocolate bar.

We spend a lot of time outdoors at weekends, walking in the forest, marshes or beach, puddle-jumping our way along the broads or the dykes. Also, Summer's school have 'bring your wellies day'. The school is surrounded by woods, and they take the children out on a woodland walk every Tuesday.

We were kindly sent these Pink Term Roll Top Wellies for review.  

Term wellies are thick, warm, pliable, fitted, well shaped in the foot and supportive. Summer finds them comfortable and she loves wearing them - they keep her feet dry. They offer a great grip, she can climb trees, gates and hay bales with no problems.

Term are a small UK company that have been selling children's shoes for 7 years.  They sell super designs and styles, that children will want to wear.  

Term Roll Top Wellies RRP £21.99 - I think they are great value for money. 

National Stationery Week #writingmatters

 It's National Stationery Week.  7-days to celebrate all things stationery.

Notebooks, pens, rubbers, pencils, pencil sharpeners, Post-it notes and fountain pens, highlighters in all colours, markers, envelopes all shapes, sizes and colours, writing paper – I own and love them all. But I want more... I can never get enough stationery items.

Stationery is exciting, it gives happiness. It's a way to express ourselves, to get more organized. To be creative.

A brand new pen, notebook, etc. gives me joy. The untouched and cleanness of a fresh notebook allows endless opportunities; I can write lists (I love lists), letters, write memories and thoughts (I do this a lot), my children scribble in my notebooks and they leave me notes. 

When I have client meetings and I have to travel, the best part is going out to buy new stationery - an excuse to purchase a new notebook, a new pen and maybe I'll spoil myself and get another pencil case.  It was the best part of school/college days - near the end of half term, I would take your pocket money down to the high-street, visit the stationery shops and splash my cash. I loved to return to school with spanking new pens etc.

If you are a stationery lover like me - then what better way to celebrate by joining in this National Stationery Week.

FREE #TENNISFORKIDS WITH THE LAWN TENNIS ASSOCIATION

Jacob has wanted to start Tennis for a while now. When we go to Center Parcs, we watch people play it there, he also watches it on TV with me and enjoys it as much as I do.  I used to play Tennis a lot when I was a kid, I know what a great sport it is to get involved in. If you want to get involved you can. There are clubs all around the UK which are encourage and geting kids involved with tennis. The Lawn Tennis Association’s #TennisForKids sessions take place from 22 April 2017 and anyone can sign up their 5- to 8-year-old for free sessions via the ClubSpark website. There are 20,000 free places available across the country.

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Jacob's Dream Pet with PetPlan

Jacob was given the opportunity to design his very own dream pet. Jacob's favourite animal are Pandas.

He knew what he wanted to draw for his dream pet instantly and got to it.  He drew what he called his 'perfect Pet Panda'.  

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Dog Dental Care Tips For Dog's that Hate Their Teeth Being Brushed

The recommendation is to brush your dog's teeth daily to prevent food and bacteria from building up which can lead to plaque, gum irritation, and infections. But, if you have a dog like my Poppy who doesn't like her teeth brushed, then it can be very difficult.  So what else can we do to keep our dog’s teeth clean and clear from potential issues?

Here’s how I keep both Kiwi and Poppy's mouth cleaner:

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EZ-FORT Fairy Tale Castle

The kids are always building den's in the living room, outdoors, or in their bedrooms. They use bedsheets, pillows and boxes.  So when we were sent the EZ-FORT for review, I knew the kids would love it - and they were very excited.

55 pieces are included in the set. Each piece is lightweight allowing small hands to create their den. The pieces connect and create. There are two different length sized tubes, one size being longer, which makes it easier for kids to build a more spacious den, i.e. allowing them to climb in and out.

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New Kazoops Episodes on CBeebies #JustImagine

Monty Kazoops, the little boy with a vivid imagination and a loyal pet pig, Jimmy Jones, are back with brand new animated adventures in Kazoops, Episodes on CBeebies - which started today!

Kazoops is about Monty, a six-year-old boy who challenges life’s questions both big and small with the help of his limitless imagination and his best friend, Jimmy Jones, the family pet pig. In each episode, the duo enters make-believe worlds to challenge everyday preconceptions such as ‘do things have to be the same all the time?’ or ‘do all games really need rules?

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Easter Fun with L.O.L Surprise! Dolls

This Easter we did something a little different and had some fun with L.O.L Suprise Doll and had a Easter Hunt.

We received an L.O.L Surprise Doll Easter Hunt pack, which included, one Suprise pack, a packet of sweets and some colouring pages.  Some fun bits to keep Summer entertained one afternoon, this Easter half term.

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Yeti In My Spaghetti

If you are looking for a simple, but fun game to play, then Yeti In My Spaghetti is just that! It's been a hit in this house this Easter Holidays.

Yeti In My Spaghetti is very easy to set-up and to play and it's fun - silly fun.

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LEGO Architecture London

Kids Toys Club invited us to review the Lego Architecture London set.

My middle teenage son wants to be an architect - he has his whole education and career path planned out, all with full focus on becoming an architect - I'm really proud of him and I hope his dream will come reality. We went to London last summer and he loved seeing all the buildings. And as we walked along the Thames, it was a proud mummy moment watching him as he absorbed and relished the London architecture. 

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