I fucking love Christmas! I really do! Especially Christmas Eve. It is my all time favourite day of the whole year. Without a shadow of a doubt. It outshines birthdays by a country mile. Seeing all the houses decorated gives me the warm and fuzzies That and a good heap of alcohol which is positively encouraged at this time of year. It’s what the baby Jesus would have wanted, without which many of the sins for which he died would not have been committed. I love the anticipation. It’s all about build up for me. And I really suffer a Christmas come-down over the followingRead More →

I LOOOOVE CHRISTMAS I wrote about why I effing love Christmas last year and my love for all things Christmas just gets bigger each year. There are a few things that I think make Christmas extra special and I thought I’d share them with you. They are, in no particular order…. An advent calendar My mum deemed me too old for one of these many, many years ago but my sons love theirs. Big L has a Smiggle one this year (thanks Smiggle!). Gone are the days of opening a paper door to reveal a picture of the Baby Jesus. These days you get aRead More →

With cold and flu season upon us, what better way to celebrate than Bandai Slurpees Snot Suckers We were sent a snot season survival pack containing some superb snot-coloured goodies! A fleece blanket, mug, socks, beanie hat, hand warmer, and four snot suckers in a lovely Slurpees Snot Suckers drawstring bag. Unfortunately Big L would not let me dress him up and take his photo – spoilsport.  We received these last week and they have been the source of much amusement, and grossness, since. Big L, who is 7 (and a half) is of an age where bodily functions are hilarious. Lucky for me! We’veRead More →

We’ve been going to the Sevenoaks Pantomime for the last 5 or 6 years Big L is 7 now and thoroughly enjoys it. We went last year and he thought Danny Beard as The Mirror in Sleeping Beauty was just awesome. He’s back this year so we had to go. Danny (who isn’t really called Danny but I can’t get my addled brain around that so I will continue to call him that until told otherwise) invited us to the after party as Big L is such a huge fan. I’d like to point out that I paid for our tickets – so don’t thinkRead More →

We had an opportunity to review the Crayola scooter game recently Crayola Scoot is a game that I would say is strongly influenced by games like Splatoon by Nintendo, with a vibrant and colourful art style. In addition the main mechanic in the game is to spray paint all over the map. But let’s get right to the game. After choosing your character, boy or girl, you get in the central “hub” of Crayola Scoot Here you can choose to enter the main competition or upgrade your scooter with the parts you earn throughout the game. Should you choose to begin your career, you areRead More →

Robots seem to be more popular than ever so we were really excited to be asked to review Botley the coding robot Botley the coding robot comes in a square box which opens to reveal the super cute Botley. What’s in the box with Botley? When you open the box you will find: Botley the coding robot Remote programmer Detatchable robot arms 40 coding cards 6 double-sided tiles 27 obstacle building pieces Starter guide with coding challenges What you will need to play with Botley Philips screwdriver 5 x AAA batteries What age is Botley aimed at? Botley is aimed at children over the ageRead More →

There has been a bit of a buzz about Bluewater’s latest attraction, Dinotropolis, in the local mum forums I was intrigued to find out more and excited to be asked to review. Regular followers of mine will no doubt be aware that I am not a fan of soft play, or any kind of gathering of small (or large) humans truth be told. But sometimes you have to take one for the team. plus it was free so… Let’s get one thing out of the way, the price of Dinotropolis Dinotropolis is £12 for the “Explorer Pass” £15 for the “Discovery Pass” (which includes theRead More →

I started blogging just over 2 years ago and have been “self hosted” for two in January. I started blogging because friends suggested it. I used to ramble on on Facebook and they thought my amusing anecdotes deserved a wider audience than just friends. So I set up a blog. That went well… I knew nothing about blogging Not. A. Thing. I thought “write it and they will come”. Nope. What’s going on? I am writing posts. I’m putting them in the public domain. Why is nobody reading them? Apart from the odd friend or relative (and I do mean odd). Why am I notRead More →

disney pixar, incredibles 2, elasticycle, hydroliner

I took Big L to see Disney Pixar’s Incredibles 2 in the summer holidays and we both loved it! We were asked to review the Incredibles 2 Hydroliner and Elasticycle and we jumped at the chance. Having seen the film we knew how the two vehicles played their part in saving the world. I’ll be honest I wasn’t expecting much – I find a lot of film merchandise  isn’t that well thought out but I was pleasantly surprised. First of all neither toy requires batteries – HURRAH!! So onto the toys: Incredibles 2 Hydroliner What a gem of a toy this is! Let me tellRead More →

Jitterbug really is a charming family game I’m not really a lover of games. I think it comes from being an only child. I had no one to play games with (everybody say “ahhhh”). However, every so often a game comes along that I actually enjoy. When we were asked to review Jitterbug Big L was overjoyed. You can thank the power of advertising and breakfast television. Yes, Milkshake, I’m looking at you. What’s in the Jitterbug’s box? When you open the box you will find: A big body A hat 4 green legs (these are fixed) 4 blue legs 4 red legs 4 yellowRead More →