Back to School with Vampirina

Disney Junior's Vampirina celebrates friendship and difference. The series follows the story of a young vampire named Vampirina Hauntley who’s recently moved with her family from Transylvania to Pennsylvania to run the Scare B&B, a guest house for monsters. It's a show that Summer loves to watch.

We were recently sent the Disney Vampirina Bootastic Backpack Set and Disney Vampirina Spooky Scooter Set from Flair, to review as back to school gifts.

IBS Truths

IBS Truths

IBS crept up on me so gradually that for the first year or so I didn't realise there was anything wrong. I'd simply ignored and dismissed the symptoms - I'd even resigned myself to accepting that I will probably have digestive problems for the rest my life, they were mild, annoying, and uncomfortable, but I just didn't have the time to go to the doctors for what I thought was something I could live with. I tried to put it to the back of my mind.

DISNEY JUNIOR Puppy Dog Pals Twitter Party

Disney Junior Puppy Dog Pals Twitter Party

Puppy Dog Pals is a Disney Junior cartoon series that follows the fun adventures of brothers Bingo and Rolly, two pug puppies. They also have a cat sister named Hissy, and a super cool robot dog named Automatic Doggy Robotic Friend, aka A.R.F.

Dinosaurs In The Wild Review

We visited Dinosaurs In The Wild at the Greenwich Peninsula.

The first part of the tour you are given an introduction and safety check. You then board on to the time machine, where you are taken back in time! The blinds go up and you find yourselves "back in time" with dinosaurs outside grazing - as we took a bumpy ride to the base, we got to see different types of dinosaurs.

Num Noms Series 5 Ice Tray Set Review

Summer loves collecting Num Noms - the little cute stackable collectables.

Num Noms is where kids can make their own ‘recipe’ by creating stacks of the characters. Each new series has a new collection of flavours along with rare special edition Num Noms.  You can also collect Num Noms special nail polish, lip gloss and light-up Noms.

We were sent the Num Noms Lights Mega Pack series 5 for review.


i-Top is the latest generation of electronic spinning top game. It's really addictive too, tons of fun.

i-Top is a combination of the traditional spinning top but with an electronic upgrade. It has an electronic LED counter that counts your spins!

Celebrating Friendship With Baby Annabell Review

Making friends is fun and keeping friends can be a journey.

Children have much to learn about sharing toys, sharing play and sharing ideas. It takes time for children to begin to see things from someone else's point of view, and to learn how to manage all those complicated feelings. But when they do and they make friends, watching that friendship grow is a beautiful thing.

Ziito Double Clothes Rail Review

I was excited to receive the Ziito Double Clothes Rail for review. It arrives in a long box, "Flat packed"; each pipe ready to be screwed together - the Allen key was included. It was very easy to put together. I built it myself as I was too excited to wait for hubby to come home, and it took me approx 10-minutes. As soon as it was up, I loved it.

How to Choose a Sleeping Bag

How to Choose a Sleeping Bag

We went on our first family camping trip a few weeks ago, it was so much more than we expected.  We all caught the camping bug and are already planning for our next trip.

We just about got all the basics for our first camping trip, apart from one sleeping bag as we wanted the right type and it wasn't available. Everyone had a sleeping bag bar one, but it was not a major issue as we took quilts instead and it was a really warm few days, so it worked out well. However, we definitely need to get one more for our future camping trips.

Screechers Wild Review

Screechers Wild are the latest collectables - they are transformers type cars, racers, that transform and battle.

You can play with your Screechers Wild in two way:

HedBanz Review

HedBanz is a hilariously fun family game.

My kids had already heard about HedBanz game and so when I told them that we were being sent it for review, they were super excited.

Caring for Your Car Tyres in The Warmer Months

One of the most important tasks of owning a car is maintaining your car tyres, and making sure they are safe no matter the weather. We hear a lot about tyre safety during the winter, but not so much during the summer. We should make sure our tyres give the best drive possible whatever the weather. Come rain or shine!

Project Mc2 5 A.D.I.S.N. Secret Journal Review

Summer adores Project Mc2, she watches it on Netflix and has many of the Project Mc2 toys, including quite a few dolls. 

Project Mc2 is all about encouraging STEM, particularly for girls. The Netflix series is a group of super cool friends who go to school together and are in a secret club. Adrienne Attoms, Bryden Bandweth, Camryn Coyle, Devon D'Marco and Ember Evergreen and McKeyla McAlister, all love to celebrate and share their love of science.

Ravensburger FIFA World Cup 3D Puzzle Balls Review

We're really enjoying the World Cup in this house. My oldest son is watching all the matches he can, most afternoons when he is not at work and nearly every evening we have a match on - there is currently a match on in the background as I write this post. Although my youngest son likes to try and keep up with the World Cup, he quickly loses interest and so to keep home and I occupied we've been doing different activities, one of which completing three FIFA World Cup 3D Puzzle Balls.

Treads School Shoes Review

Out of my 4 children, Lewis is the worse for getting through school shoes (I'm not sure what he does to them - but we've already been through three pairs this year). So when we were approached to review a pair of Treads, I choose Lewis to try them out; especially as they are a new indestructible boys' school shoe, with a 12-month guarantee - perfect.

Whacky Shots World Warriors Battle Pack

Slingshots, targets, battle cards - I knew Jacob would love this.

Whacky Shots World Warriors Battle Pack from Brainstorm. This is a cool slingshot style game, which is both collectible (with over 100 Whacky Shots to collect) and battle fun. 

Included in the Whacky Shots World Warriors Power Pack is:

Meccano 10 in 1 Rally Racer

Meccano 10 in 1 Rally Racer review.

We love anything to do with 'building' and we especially love Meccano, we enjoy the challenge Meccano sets offer. We like to display our finished sets in the play room as it gives a good sense of achievement and allows the kids to proudly show-off their hard work.   

We were sent the Meccano 10 in 1 Rally Racer set for review which we were excited to do.

Included in the 10 in 1 Rally Racer set:

Self-Service Supermarket from Casdon

Summer loves role play and she loves playing 'shop worker', thus, I knew she would love the Casdon Self-Service Supermarket. And, she does!

The Casdon Self-Service Supermarket is an electronic till which has been designed to replicate todays self-contained, self-service checkouts! It comes packed with fun and realistic features which enhance the play experience.