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Thursday, 19 April 2018

... Kinetic Rock 3-in-1 Loader ...

Kinetic Rock 3-in-1 Loader. Drill, crush, and scoop with Kinetic Rock’s 3-in-1 Loader. Equipped with three clip-on tools, this loader is ready for business! 
Each set comes with gold Kinetic Rock! 
Made from natural rock, it magically sticks together and is fun to squeeze, shape, and mould! 


Did you know that Kinetic Sand is the number one sand brand* in the UK.




Key Features

Children 3+ years 
RRP £16.99
Poseable construction figure and shovel, pick, wrench and lunchbox to create a real construction jobsite!

Included in the box 
8 oz. (226 g) of kinetic rock gold,. 
1 deluxe construction vehicle,. 
3 attachable vehicle tools,. 
5 accessories,. 
1 character figurine


Ru was over the moon to recieve the Kinetic Rock 3 in 1 loader, he loves playing with his Kinetic Sand sets and was super excited to try out something a little new!

As soon as we opened the box and Ru saw the magical gold rock and said it looks just like 'pirate gold Mummy!!'
Ru loves feeling all sorts of different textures and I could tell he was really enjoying the texture of the  Kinetic Rock as he played.
He couldn't stop squeezing the rock in his hands and watching it fall to the table.

Ru got right into playing, digging away with the Loader and then switching his tools around to see which tool worked best.

He then decided to hide the toy diamond inside all the Kinetic Rock and then use the pickax to dig it out again, just like his brothers do on Minecraft.





Once Ru was finished I had the task of tidying it all away, and what i thought might be a bit of a task was actually really rather easy.
The Kinetic Rock does what it says it does and sticks together nicely and it me took a matter of moments to tidy it all away back into the box, ready for the next time Ru wants to play!

Find out more about Kinetic Rock over on the Kinetic Sand website...
Kinetic Rock 3 in 1 Loader is avaliable from most good toy stores.

**I Was sent the product for free, in return for an honest review. 
All thoughts are my own.

Tuesday, 6 March 2018

... Rubiks 2x2 Giveaway ...

We love Rubik's cubes in this house and we are always trying to solve one cube or another.
We were recently sent this 2x2 and I stupidly thought oh this will be easy, I'll be able to crack this one.....


Well, I was wrong and I'm yet to solve it.
Noah, on the other hand, is a bit of a dab hand when it comes to Rubik's cubes and has very nearly solved it!


Did you know...

The world’s largest Rubik’s Cube is three metres tall 
The smallest is just 10mm wide
Both turn just like a regular cube.

There are more than 43 quintillion ways to scramble The Rubik’s Cube - that’s loads! 
In fact, there are 43,252,003,274,489,856,000 possibilities!

If you turn The Rubik's Cube once every second, it will take you 1.4 trillion years to go through all the permutations. 
(The universe is just 14 billion years old!)



The 2x2 Rubik’s Cube (also known as the pocket or mini cube) consists of 8 corner cubies and operates in much the same way as its bigger brother – the Rubik’s Cube. 
As it is smaller than the traditional Rubik’s cube it can be more easily slipped into a pocket or bag, making it the perfect item to take on a bus, 

If you do need a little help solving your Rubik's Cube you can find some much needed help over on the Rubik's website here.


Fancy winning a couple of 2x2 for yourself?
Why not enter my giveaway below.


Good Luck

T&Cs
One winner picked at random.
The prize will be sent on from the PR, iIwill happily chase up missing prizes
Winner will have 48hrs to respond before another winner is picked.
Winner will win two 2x2 Rubik's Cubes.
UK only.
Ends - 16.03.18

Sunday, 4 March 2018

... Snow Day Fun With University Games ...

Saturday was another Snow Day, the boys had pretty much the whole week off due to the snow, so they were starting to tire of it.
Thankfully the post was delivered on Saturday and in our big pile of bills, we had an exciting parcel from University Games.


We had already planned on a pyjama day so with the arrival of some brand new games to play we decided it would be a pyjama party!

The boys have seen Googly Eyes all over Kid Tube so were desperate to play it.
We even dragged Daddy into the mix.



We split into two teams
Me, Ru and Noah Vs Daddy, Alex and Oscar

Rules Of Play

Be the first team to successfully make it around the board.
Players take it in turns drawing challenges for their teams to guess.
Get it right move on, get it wrong stay where you are.
Each different coloured spot on the board represents the different lenses you have to use.
Blue = Hard,
Yellow = Medium,
Green = Easy.
For each different lens, you have a different time to do the drawing in.
45 seconds for the Hard lens, 30 seconds for medium and 15 seconds for the easy lens.
You have 54 cards (162 challenges).
Players 7+ for up to 18 people.


As all the boys minus Noah are under the recommended age, we thought they might struggle but they all gave it a good go and we were all still able to guess what they were drawing.
To help them I would tell the twins what they were going to draw so daddy could guess and Jon would do the same for the Ru on my team.


We had such a laugh playing Googly Eyes, and even though are drawings were all pretty shocking we all still managed to understand what they were.
In the end, My team won!!



RRP £19.99 available from Amazon, Toys R Us and Argos.

After we had finished playing Googly Eyes Jon and Noah gave up on game time and just left the little ones to play, so we opened up Don't Rock The Boat.


This really is a perfect game for little ones.
It's super easy to set up and its great for them to learn balancing skills.

Rules Of Play,
Take it in turns to place your Penguins on the boat without them falling off.



They each had 5 penguins and took it in turns to place them on the rocky pirate ship.

It's not as easy as it seems and it took them a good while to figure out where the best places for the penguins to stand without falling off.
The boys all played really nicely and I was able to get some Uni work done without them fighting over the Ipad.

Ages 5+. For 2-4 players. RRP £14.99, available at Amazon, Toys R Us and Argos


Both games kept us busy for a decent amount of time and made our pyjama day even better and the best part was that Ipad was left well alone and everyone had fun, having fun as a family!

x








Saturday, 17 February 2018

... Introducing BABY Secrets ...


BABY Secrets is here 

The new hit collectible with 50 baby characters to reveal!



BABY Secrets is new on the scene and brings exciting characters with big personalities. 
From painter baby complete with a paintbrush, to party baby with a sash and a party hat, they each come ready to share their own secrets. 
Discover the cutest and cheekiest babies in town – who will be your favourite?

Find out if your baby is a boy or a girl by filling the bath tub with water and dipping your baby in. Either way, the adorbable characters are all waiting to be discovered with their mischievous and playful designs. 




The full range includes:
 BABY SECRETS SINGLE PACK RRP £2.99

The BABY Secrets Single Pack is the perfect way to start your collection, complete with one baby, one bath tub, birth certificate and collect’s guide. 
Make friends with the collection and reveal what your first character will be. 


BABY SECRETS ACTIVITY PACKS RRP £12.99



The BABY Secrets Activity Packs come in four different varieties:
  • Pram Pack
  • Bassinet Pack
  • High Chair Pack
  • Rocking Horse Pack


    The packs come complete with two exclusive babies, one surprise baby, a bath tub, three birth certificates, collector’s guide and either a high chair, rocking horse, pram or bassinet. 
    For endless play! 



    Ru adored opening up all these cute babies. 
    Every baby brought a big smile to his face, he's very into babies at the moment and was over the moon when the delivery of BABY Secrets arrived!
    After we had unboxed all of them I told them if we placed them in their baths we would find out wether they were a boy or girl.

    Colour changing toys are a massive thing in this house and any chance Ru has to play with water he's all over it.

    I filled up the baths and let him dip the babies in.
    It was great fun seeing what colour their diapers went.


    He has played with them non stop since opening them up, its very sweet to hear him making them talk to each other and him bathing them nicely and surprisingly not making too much of a mess!
    They haven't received any names yet, but when Ru has finally decided I have their birth certificates ready to fill in.


    1. BABY Secrets is available from The Entertainer, Smyths, Argos and Toymaster.
      To find out more about BABY Secrets visit the BABY Secrets HQ: www.babysecrets.co.uk PopJam channel: @BABYSecrets 

Monday, 12 February 2018

... eZee Beads 3D Mini Scenes and a Refill Pack Giveaway ...

To celebrate the fact that eZee Beads Refill packs are now available to buy from the John Adams site for £7.99. 
 I have teamed up with John Adams to host a little giveaway.
You can win an eZee Beads Refill pack and eZee Beads 3D Mini Scenes kit!


The eZee Beads Refill Pack includes 640 beads in 10 colours! 
Use the extra beads to make more amazing eZee Beads creations. 
Includes a handy tray to sort your beads into colours.



 eZee Beads 3D Mini Scenes (SSP £14.99)! 
With five innovative 3D designs and over 1,200 beads, the 3D Mini Scenes set allows you to make a range of colourful animals including an owl, duck and ducklings, snail, cute rabbit even a frog on a lily pad!

I recently reviewed the eZee Beads 3D mini scenes kit, if you missed it you can check it out here.

To enter the giveaway just click on the rafflecopter widget below!
Good Luck.




T&Cs
Winner will be picked at random
PR company will sort out the prize to be sent off,
Winner will have 48hr to reply to the email before another winner is picked.
UK only
Ends - 21.2.18

Sunday, 28 January 2018

... Let's Go PJ Masks DVD ...


Get ready for some superhero fun with Entertainment One’s (eOne) PJ Masks when the brand-new DVD and Digital Download PJ MASKS - LET’S GO PJ MASKS is released on February 5th 2018. 

Currently one of the nation’s favourite preschool shows, the action-packed adventures of the PJ Masks continue in this new release that follows the crime-fighting trio as they solve mysteries, whilst learning valuable lessons along the way.


Guaranteed to delight your budding little superheroes, Let’s Go PJ Masks features six epic episodes that are soaring onto DVD and Digital Download for the first time. The fun-filled episodes are:

·       Gekko and the Snore-A-Saurus – Luna Girl turns a sleep-walking Cameron into her very own human puppet. It’s up to PJ Masks to save the day… but Gekko has to stop messing around first!
·       Catboy and the Shrinker - Romeo and Night Ninja team up to shrink the PJ Masks with Romeo’s shrinker invention.  When Catboy gets shrunk, he forgets that even a little guy can save the day . . . if he can use his small size to his advantage.
·       Blame it on the Train, Owlette – When the new Fairground Flyer Train goes missing from the fair, Owlette is determined to get it back quickly.  But if she wants to defeat Romeo’s new super train, she’ll need to learn that a little patience goes a long way.
·       Looking After Gekko – When Night Ninja steals the school bus and converts it into his very own super-vehicle, it's up to our heroes to stop him in his tracks.  But for that to happen, Gekko needs to learn that asking for help doesn’t make you weak.
·       Catboy’s Tricky Ticket - Catboy only has two tickets to the Jayden Houston concert and has to decide which of his best friends to take to the show.  Owlette and Gekko offer him presents to sway his decision and Catboy’s newfound greed could ensure Luna Girl ruins the concert for good.
·       Clumsy Catboy - Romeo plans to use his newest device to make everyone in the world so clumsy that they can’t stop him from taking over the world.  But when agile Catboy is the first to be “clumsified”, he can’t admit it and tries to save the day without any help.


PJ Masks depicts the tales of Conor, Amaya and Greg who by day are three normal school kids but by night, if the city is in danger the trio put on their pyjamas and activate their animal amulets. 
They magically transform into their superhero alter-egos: Catboy, Owlette and Gekko and together make an unstoppable team.


Ru loves watching PJ Masks and gets a bit upset when it's not on so he was over the moon when this dvd landed on the doorstep.
He could wait to sit down and watch.
PJ Masks is one of the only cartoons that will make him want to sit still long enough to watch what happens.
He loves playing with his little figures whilst he's watching his favourite super heroes save the day.
Having the episodes on dvd means that he can sit down any time he wants and watch it without the disappointment of not finding on the TV guide. 

Running Time: 72 minutes
Classification: U
RRP: £9.99
 DVD and Digital Download: 5th February 2018

Pre-order the DVD on Amazon here