Showing posts with label #sundayfunday. Show all posts
Showing posts with label #sundayfunday. Show all posts

Sunday, 17 September 2017

Paddington Bear Is Back!


Paddington is heading back to the big screen on November 10th, and to celebrate the release of Paddington 2, University Games has created a range of exciting new fun filled Paddington themed games and activities for you to enjoy.


Get creative with Paddington Colour On, for hours of colouring and activity fun with everyone’s favourite bear! 
With three metres of Paddington colouring scenes and activities, children of all ages can join Paddington on his adventures.

Simply turn the easy-twist dial to reveal a new activity or colouring scene, and then twist it back when it’s time to pack away. 
RRP: £7.99, available from John Lewis



The boys all love drawing and colouring in so the Colour On was a big hit with them.
I love that I could just roll it out, give each of them a section and leave the colouring pencils at the end of the table and let them crack on.


There was no fighting over whose paper was whose and they happily sat their colouring in the different pictures and trying to solve the puzzles together.
It has to be one of the nicest colouring in sessions I've seen from them lately.
Normally they end up in pencil fights!

Once they were finished I didn't have to go round picking up lots of different pieces of paper, I just rolled it back up and put it back on the art shelf!
#mumwin!

With 3 meters of paper they have plenty to be getting on with!

Follow the adventures of Paddington in PaddingtonTM Spot The Difference, a fantastic new take on spot the difference, where players can follow the adventures of Paddington in two seemingly identical images!
With over 80 different spot the difference PaddingtonTM scenes, find the differences to beat your opponent to find the infamous pot of marmalade!

With dry erase markers and easy-wipe Paddington scenes, the fun is never ending with this exciting Paddington twist on a children’s classic! 
 RRP: £7.99, available from John Lewis


Purpose of the Game
Be the first player to spot all 5 differences on your score card and find the 'hidden pot of marmalade'.

Recommended age 8+
Players 1+


Noah loves spot the differences and is rather good, his eyes work much faster than mine.
Before we started the game we both took a card and just hunted for the differences, once we had done that we cracked on with the game.


As I thought, Noah was the first to complete his score card and find the hidden pot of marmalade, I was only one behind him so I don't think I did too badly.

It was a great game and one we'll be playing again and one that Noah will be able to play with his cousin Sam when he comes round to visit.

Again another win for getting him away from screen time!



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Monday, 23 January 2017

Sandringham Woods

Yesterday we headed off to Sandringham with Jon's sister and Nephew Jenni and Sam, and met his mum there for Sunday walk and a chance for all the boys to have some fun away from the house.

Its only a ten minute drive from the house, so really and ideal place to take the boys when they need to run off some energy.


We started off in the play park, which was a playground with all the climbing frames made out of wood.
It really was rather pretty....specially for a playground.
Set in the middle of the woods, a little boys paradise!



Sam and Noah ran off and we found them huddled together on the swing, whilst the twins and Ru enjoyed playing on the slide and in the little hut.




Before they started to moan they were cold, we headed off into the woods.
Sam, Noah and the twins zoomed off and Ru plodded along with us, finding muddle puddles to get stuck in.




The boys all had a great walk and it was lovely to see them enjoying themselves!
We nearly even made a whole trip without one of them crying about something....all until it was time to leave and Alex kicked off a little!
Oscar fell in a freezing muddy puddle and even he didn't cry....and for our number one moaner that was pretty amazing!


They all attempted to climb a tree, but it was a bit on the slippy side and they all had extremely muddy wellies...minus Noah who apparently doesn't need wellies now he's 9!
Though after seeing Sam in his I'm sure he'll now want some.



Ru has always been happiest in the woods, whenever we take him to one he comes right out of his shell and his eyes light up.
The nursery that he's about to attend is in the middle of the woods and they often go out into it.
So I know he will love it there!




On the way back to the car, they all found some holes to jump into.


After they had finished hole exploring they had a race back to the cars.



It was a great way to spend a Sunday and I'm sure we will be back there before we know it.
I might turn it into a weekly thing for Ru as I'm trying to up my parenting game with him as I feel I've lost my mummy mojo and I need to actually do more with him and in return hopefully he will improve.
Nothing good comes from sitting indoors and moaning that he's bored and your bored.
(I had a right old moan last week at Jon and he told me straight I need to sort I out, So now I'm trying to be proactive and have a weekly list of things I can be doing with Ru but thats a whole other post!

What did you get up to at the weekend?



Sunday, 10 July 2016

Game Review || Gobbit

A LONG TIME AGO, ON AN ISLAND FAR FAR AWAY.........

A FOOD CHAIN EMERGED.



We were recently sent Gobbit to try out.
With a name like Gobbit it was sure to be a hit.

Its age range is 6 and up and you can play it with as little as two people.

Aim of the Game
Protect your own cards and attack your opponents to steal all the cards in the game.
The last player with the cards remaining wins the game.

How to play
Use your hands to attack and to defend yourself.
To attack, race to place your hands on your opponent's animal.
To defend, be the fastest to place your hand over your animal.




A brilliant game to get Noah away from the PlayStation.

In the box you get a white playerband which automatically enters you into the Gobbit Federation.

Noah thought this was the coolest thing ever and wanted to wear it straight away.
I decided to be mean and make him win a round before he got to wear it.

I won 5 matches before he eventually won.


These pictures were taken whilst playing an easier version with the Twins.




Gobbit is great fun and ridiculously addictive.
I'm not really a competitive person but Gobbit really brought that out of me.
Jon couldn't play against me as I got really reaallllllly into it.

The twins wanted to have a go, so I turned it into a slightly easy version for them to understand and that worked out pretty well.
They both get bored when they have no idea what they are meant to be doing, but they cottoned on pretty quickly and sat happily playing for half an hour or so.

Gobbit is a great family game and its easy to take away with you if you were going on holiday or over to stay with family members.



You can buy Gobbit here for £14.00


Gobbit is a fast and exciting hectic game that requires a good sense of observation, steadfast concentration, and otherworldly reflexes!

**I was sent a copy of the game for free in return for an honest review. All thoughts are my own**