Thursday, 30 August 2018

...Crazy Chicken Lady...

Soooo my chicken count has gone from 3 to 7 in just over two months!
Once I had my original 3 I just couldn't help but want more, so here I am now 7 chickens in and completely chicken crazy and wishing for that basket full of rainbow coloured eggs!


So let me introduce the new ones...

Luna and Hermione who are Lavender Araucana's and they lay blue eggs.
These are pure breeds and will most likely stop laying during the colder months, but that's alright with us, eggs are just a bonus.

We've had these two just over a month now and Luna started laying on Saturday. 
Her little pullet egg was totally worth the wait and I cannot wait for Hermione to join the layers club.
She enjoys singing the egg song for Luna so I'm guessing it won't be long till she's part of the club.
We did try to get them to coexist with the original three but it just wasn't to be.
Coraline and Betsy full on attacked them and it was far too stressful for everyone, so we quickly knocked up a chicken coop in our wood store, it was a bit shabby to start with but now it's looking pretty cool and they are happy.







Owning five chickens just left me wanting more and I couldn't help but stalk the poultry facebook groups I'm now a member of to see who was selling what type of bird and I saw someone selling some Partridge Pekin Bantams and even though I had said I didn't want Bantams I knew I had to have some.
I missed out on the first post but it wasn't long till someone else was selling some.
So meet Sansa and Arya...

They are only two months so it won't be until next year that they start laying but when they do they will lay little cream eggs.
We decided they would be housed with the Araucana's as they are a gentler breed and after a day or so they took them under their wings and we've had no upsets.
Hermione seems to have become the girls adoptive mum and they are never far apart, I've even spotted them all snuggling up for an afternoon nap.




The girls all have their runs, but at least once a day they will get free reign of the garden and go scratching around the grass and upturned raised beds for goodies.






They have all gotten used to me and the original girls will actually follow me around waiting for me to magically produce special treats for them.
Hermione still is a bit iffy with me and the two babies still zoom away when we get too close, but I'm sure it won't be long till they realise I'm not out to kill them.







Our egg basket gets full pretty quickly even with only three ladies laying and the boys love their fresh egg breakfasts.
They've all developed bonds with the girls and all enjoy helping out with them.

I started a brand new Instagram just for the chickens.... told you I was a crazy chicken lady but I love sharing their pictures along like-minded crazy chicken heads.
If you want to keep up to date with the chicken goings on why not follow them...







Wednesday, 29 August 2018

... Back To School With Spiral Backpacks ...

It's finally here! 
Spiral's Back to school collection is ready to keep your kids
ahead of the pack this term.


Noah was recently sent one of Spiral's superly cool backpacks ready for his return to Year 6!
He's truly going to be rocking his back to school look with this awesome Galaxy Saturn design OG backpack.
RRP £24.99

Spiral is an eye-catching alternative to the outdated idea that backpacks are simply an item to carry your day to day belongings. 
Spiral backpacks are a canvas to make a statement about our character – and make sure we look good doing so!




Bag Features

- Hard wearing premium Polyester fabric 
- Reinforced and adjustable back straps 
- Additional back padding 
- Spacious front pocket 
- Media port 
- Grab handle 
- Custom Spiral labelling


Interior features:
- Large, 18L capacity 
- Hidden zip pouch 
- Inner laptop / book divider

Dimensions - 29 x 14 x 44 cm




As soon as Noah saw the bag he was in love, he's had the same backpack since Year 4 so he was over the moon to get such an awesome bag as a replacement. 
He's usually pretty fussy over bags and every time I show him a new one he'll always decline and say he likes his current one better.

I knew he would love this bag as his favourite colour is purple and he always enjoys looking at the stars with me and now he has all of that to carry around on his back.

There is plenty of space for all his school books and his homework will no longer go in scrunched up as he'll be able to place it neatly in the laptop section.
He also takes a ridiculous amount of reading books into class for what reason I am unsure of, but I know with the Spiral OG backpack he'll have plenty of space to do so.


To see more designs from Spiral why not check out their website & Social sites...



Sunday, 12 August 2018

... Puppy Dog Pals Toy Collection ...

If your children adore the show Puppy Dog Pals over on Disney Jr they're going to love the brand new Puppy Dog Pal toy collection!

We were recently sent a twitter party box filled to the brim with Puppy Dog Pal toys.
The boys couldn't believe their eyes!  


I thought I'd let you have a sneak peak ahead of the Puppy Dog Pal twitter party that we are part of on the 15th August at 1pm.

Inside our box we had...

Figures on The Go

RRP £12.99
Load your figure and their vehicle into the launcher, press down on the paw-print and watching them zoom off!




Puppy Love Plush and Pet & Talk Plush Pals.
RRP £16.99 & £9.99

The super soft and cuddly Puppy Love Plush are they perfect canine companion. Their large size will have kids playing and cuddling for hours.

Press the Pet & Talk Plush to activate the fun head bobbing movement and hear over 10 sounds and phrases from the show.



Deluxe Figure Set
RRP £29.99

The perfect set for the ultimate fan! All your favourite characters and accessories in one set!



Doghouse Playset
RRP £29.99

Kids can relive the fun with the action-packed two story Doghouse playset!
Bingo and Rolly figures can ride on the tyre swing, take the lift up and down, play on the seesaw and so much more!
Included poseable ARF figure as a vehicle too!





Travel Pets and Figures
RRP £3.99

Each travel pet carrier contains one collectable figure. The adorable signature pet carriers are perfect for both play and display.


The boys all had fun playing with the Puppy Dog Pal Toy Collection and each has their favourites.
Rupert has had endless fun playing with the Doghouse playset with the deluxe figure set acting out his very own Puppy Dog Pal shows, the twins have enjoyed racing their Figures on the Go each trying to outspeed the other and Noah has taken his Puppy Love Plush to bed every night since he unboxed him. He's always wanted a Pug and now he has his very own one.

The Puppy Dog Pal Toy Collection has something for everyone's budget and some of the bigger sets would make fantastic birthday / Christmas presents (yes I know I said the C word!)
They will all spark the child's imagination and they'll have endless fun with each and every toy!

All toys suitable for ages 3 and up.

Double thumbs up from the Mini Beast Gang.

Available from all good toy stores and Amazon 


Please join us over on Twitter @ukmumstv on the 15th August @ 1pm.
#PuppyDogPalsToys 


**We were sent the toy collection for free, all thoughts are our own.**