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Saturday, 15 April 2017

Thomas & Friends Adventures Shark Escape

The boys all love Thomas the Tank and were over the moon when this Thomas & Friends train set turned up at the door.


  Key features of the product:

o    Lift the crate to send Thomas down into the loop-de-loop, translucent wave track
o    Shark jaws chomp as Thomas zooms past
o    Helps develop gross motor and sensory skills, and helps inspire imagination
o    RRP £29.99
o    Suitable for ages 3+


It was nice and easy to assemble and took me about 5 minutes to put the track together.
No batteries were needed which meant play could happen as soon as it was built!
Always a bonus point for the twins!

Before I even had a chance to show them how to do it the twins took over as they already knew what they were doing thanks to seeing an advert on TV.

The twins tried their hardest to show Ru how to get Thomas to Loop de Loop, but he was having none of it and kept opening the crate before the ramp was fully lifted in the air.
Which resulted in Thomas just making it to the start of the loop.



When he eventually let the twins have a go, they showed him again and eventually he got the hang of it.


Watching Thomas loop de loop all sent them in to giggling fits and they were sure the shark was going to get him.
I think they secretly wanted Mr Shark to chomp on him every time! 
A few times the shark won but the other times Thomas was way to fast for him.


The twins played really nicely together and even made a little game that involved Harold leaving the crate and coming to Thomas's rescue.


This would make a wonderful present for any Thomas Fan.




Sunday, 9 April 2017

Chicken Pox Suck!


I thought I had it all figured out when it came to Chicken Pox.
Ru didn't seem to have any issues.
He had spots but he went about his normal toddler business without much of a fuss.
He'd enjoy his oat baths and then would allow me to cover him in Virasoothe.

So when the twins and Noah started coming out in spots, I thought I knew what I was doing and everything would be hunky dory.


OoooH how wrong was I!

It's a complete nightmare, they won't stop crying, they hate being touched, the spots are everywhere and OMG they are massive! 
Poor Alex even has one right on his bottom eyelid.
They all have them around and on their lips.

They are in sooo much pain and I am completely powerless.
Virasoothe is doing nothing, the oat baths aren't helping and the Calpol and antihistamine doesn't seem to be doing anything.

I was bed hopping from one twin to the other last night, whilst hearing Noah cry out in pain downstairs. It's was probably one of the worst nights we've had in a long time.

This morning I sent Jon out to buy more supplies.
Lots of people on Instagram have told me they used PoxClin, so that was top of the list.
Along with more Calpol and antihistamine.
He came back with everything I asked for plus a giant Costa Coffee to make my life a little more pleasant.

Alex has spent the whole day naked, as he can't bare for anything to touch him, Oscar has been very quite...he hasn't got it as bad yet, but he only started coming out in spots yesterday.
I recon tomorrow is going to be his bad day.
Noah stopped crying around lunch time and says its not so bad now I've started using the new cream/mousse, but he still isn't keen on me putting the PoxClin on him.

They all had a bath with normal bubbles and then were creamed up and given their nightly dose of Calpol and antihistamines before being put to bed.

They pretty much fell asleep instantly, as they are just so drained.
Fingers crossed they sleep better than they did yesterday.


Our Easter Half Term fun really has been thrown out the window.
I can't wait for them to be feeling better because these f***ing pox suck!

Back to a time when pox spots were funny!


Saturday, 1 April 2017

Win A Family Day Pass For Geronimo Festival

Geronimo Festival is the largest children's festival in the UK!




If your looking for festivals to attend with the kids this year, look no further than Geronimo!

Headliners Include: 
Justin Fletcher, 
Katy Ashworth, 
Mr Bloom, 
Andy Day, 
Cook and Line, 
Amazing Arabella and Alex Winters


When:
27-29 May 

Where: 
Arley Hall, Cheshire 

What else to expect: 
100s of shows, spectacles and handons activities, including:
 Live circus tent, Jousting, Donkey rides, Mobile caving, Forager walks, Graffiti workshops, Giant tortoise, Archery, Theatre shows, Music workshops, Arts & crafts, Fire stunt show




Tickets aren't over priced either, so you can have fun without having to break the bank!

TICKET PRICES: 
Day tickets start from £25pp/ A two-day pass is £39pp/ A three-day pass is  £55pp/ A weekend camping pass with ticket to the festival is £60pp 


I have teamed up with the guys over at Geronimo and I'm super excited to be able to offer one family day pass for either the Sunday or Bank Holiday Monday.

To be in with a chance why not enter my Rafflecopter giveaway below!


T&Cs
Ends 14/4/17
UK entrants only
One Family Day pass is up for grabs for either the Sunday or Bank Holiday Monday
Winner will be picked at random
Winner will have 48hrs to respond before another winner is picked.

Good Luck

Monday, 20 March 2017

Nintendo Plush // Mario

We are all massive Nintendo fans and both Jon and I grew up playing the SNES and NES, which we still play on and we also are both pretty addicted to our DS's.

Noah is our new Nintendo geek and is dropping daily hints that he wants to get the new Nintendo Switch!
Jon is also pretty eager to add it to his Nintendo collection.

So when I was asked if I wanted to do a mini review on the brand new Nintendo plushes from Jakks  I jumped at the chance.


Jakks do a whole range of the Nintendo plushes including Mario, Luigi, Yoshi and Princess Peach.
They are all rather cute and great for kids and collectors alike.
Super soft and would make ideal presents.

Noah was over the moon with his Mario, and as soon as he was out the packaging he ran into his room to hide it from the others!

I managed to sneak him away for Mario to have a little photoshoot / a trip down memory lane with all our old school consoles.


The plushes cost £9.99 and you can find them over on amazon.

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The release of these brand new plushes ties in very nicely with the launch of the Nintendo Switch, which is out now!




Saturday, 14 January 2017

Sönd Skin Detox Challenge with Dr Isabel Sharkar

At the start of a new year we all go on about how we are going to do a detox of some sort or other or 
try and lose weight and get healthy.

But have any of you thought about doing a skin detox?
After all what you put in shows on the outside...
I certainly haven't but after watching the video below, I think its something I should be doing.
My skin is feeling anything but loved and looking very dull which in return makes me feel less than great.

I have teamed up with Sönd to share some really interesting videos on how great skin detoxes are for sensitive skin.


Dr. Sharkar follows the principal “Let food be thy medicine” and specialises in clinical nutrition, cleansing and detoxification. 
Her knowledge on the benefits of detoxing is so valuable.

Sönd are sharing 3 skin detox videos over the next few weeks, so make sure you stay tuned to the blog to find out more!

Also over the next few weeks, I myself will try the skin detox diet along with trying out some of the Sönd products....

Nourish and plump which is helps restore suppleness and radiance to dry skin, it’s formulated to soften your skin with silica and coconut oil.
Hydrating Face Spray acts as both hydration and a primer for moisturisers, making it ideal for dry skin.
Energise + Activate - Sönd's Energising Mineral Supplements which can be taken daily to help boost your skincare routine.



Would you like to speak to Dr. Sharkar?
If you'd like the incredible opportunity to speak with Dr. Sharkar about your own nutrition or undertaking a detox, then make sure to enter the competition below. 


Upon entry you'll also receive a copy of the Detox Cheat Sheet, which compiles all the top tips you need to know about detoxing.
Detox / Hannah and the Mini Beasts
If you fancy trying any of the Sönd products for yourself you can use MINIBEASTS10 at the check out for a 10% discount.


Friday, 5 August 2016

Weekly Postcards From The Beach #4

This weeks postcard from Touchnote was sent to my gran, who lives in Exeter.

The photo of Ru is actually an old one, as this weekend we were in London visiting Sea Life London and then we were all bar Ru were struck down with food poisoning.

So we didn't quite manage our weekend walk along the beach.



As my gran lives in Exeter we don't get to see her that much, so it's always nice to stay in touch other ways.

Phone calls are great but it is always lovely to receive something other than a bill/junk in the post.

I know my gran will love this postcard of her little Ru, I'm betting she'll call me the moment it turns up.


Single Postcards cost £2.99 (singe credit). Buy a 5 credit bundle (5 Postcards) they cost just £1.99 each. Buy a 10 credit bundle (10 Postcards) cost is £1.80 each.
Free worldwide delivery is included in every order."

Next week I'll be doing another giveaway, where there will be 3 winners.
You can win 5 credits to use on any postcards you wish to send.

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