Stretch Armstrong Vac Man

We really enjoyed reviewing Stretch Armstrong, he's still going strong and Jacob has stretched him alot!  So we were super excited to be sent Stretch Armstrong Vac Man to review.

Vac Man is back, with new stronger formula which is ideal for 21st-century fun, and he can be stretched to 4 times his original size.  Vac Man is a 14″ fully stretchable and poseable Vac powered action figure. He's quite heavy and robust.

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Insect Shield® Soft Walled Dog Bed

I was looking for a new dog bed when U.K pet-bed specialists Scruffs®  contacted me and offered to send Poppy and Kiwi the new Insect Shield Soft Walled Dog Bed.

The first thing I noticed was the bed is made with Insect Shield® technology to provide effective, invisible and odourless protection, against little beasties like, Mosquitoes, Fleas, Ticks and Flies. The technology is used by more than 50 brands worldwide across various industries. So this was a positive first impression, I want the best for my girls, and this bed helps in the battle to keep those nasty beasties away.

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Despicable Me 3 Radio Control Inflatable Characters

We've been reviewing inflated minions - and it's as fun as it sounds.

Jacob and Summer love Minions, and we took Summer along for her first visit to a cinema to watch Despicable Me 3 last week, which she loved. So as you can imagine, they were super excited to be sent some fantastic Radio Control Inflatable Characters to review. Jacob received Tom the Minion, and Summer received Fluffy.

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Bugs in the Kitchen - Ravensburger

With all the technology my kids have, they still love playing board games. There is something charming about playing board games, a family pastime that brings friends and family together, for fun and laughter.

Bugs in the Kitchen by Ravensburger is a unique, fast paced, fun board game. Included in the box is 24 pegs, the game board, 4 bug traps, 24 kitchen utensils – knives, forks and spoons, 18 cockroach tokens, dice, 2 trap doors and a HEXBUG Nano bug.

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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.


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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