You would be forgiven if you thought that Schleich only made animal figures – because I did! It wasn’t until I was asked to review the new Eldrador Creatures that I found out. I guess it comes from having children of a certain age, and boys at that! The story behind the Eldrador Creatures is that they each come from a different source – lava, ice, stone or water and they are all searching for the Super Weapon. There are currently twelve Eldrador Creatures on sale along with a pack that will be available from September this year – and Big L is eager forRead More →

Everyone loves dinosaurs these days, right? On Sunday we went to the latest dinosaur attraction Dinosaurs in the Wild. Luckily for us it was just a train and tube ride to the O2, then about a 15 minute walk to the building that contains the ‘research facility’. It is well signposted and there are dinosaur footprints on the path so you know you are heading in the right direction. I’ll be honest I really wasn’t sure what to expect from the 70 minute Dinosaurs in the Wild adventure Although friends of mine had already visited their posts didn’t give too much away, and nor will IRead More →

This is a bit of an ‘idiot’s guide’ to the cameras on Samsung Galaxy S9 and Huawei P20 Pro 2. I’m not particularly techy but I know what I like! When I renewed my contract with my current provider I was offered both phones for the same monthly price so this is kind of a like for like comparison budget wise. Unfortunately I didn’t have them both at the same time so I can’t offer a direct photograph comparison but, them’s the breaks It turns out being a blogger isn’t just writing a load of words and throwing them into the ether You also haveRead More →

There are few games we enjoy playing as a family We were sent 3 of the i-top electric spinning tops by . I’ll be honest, I didn’t have high hopes but within minutes we were all hooked! How can a simple spinning top keep us entertained for so long? The i-TOPS come in six different colours We were sent green, red and blue. The idea is for each family member to have their own. Not only to avoid squabbling but so you can track your progress. You can compare notes at the end of the day. You can also reset them using the reset buttonRead More →

It is almost a year to the day since we moved to our new house Little L has had his own room since then and we hadn’t got round to really making it his own. I was over the moon when Stickerscape asked if we could work together. Of course I jumped at the chance and chose a beautiful set of Dinosaur wall stickers. Little L has a bit of a thing for dinosaurs Being the younger brother he is quite lucky in that he can play with his big brother’s vast toy collection which includes model dinosaurs ROAR! He is a bit dino crazy, soRead More →

NEE NAW NEE NAW!! That is the sound Little L makes while playing with the Brio Light and Sound Fire Truck. He LOVES it! He takes the little fireman figures out of their spot in the truck, grabs the hose, hoists up the ladder and puts out imaginary fires. When the fire is out you can wind the yellow button on the top, reel in the hose and the firepeople can go back to the fire station for a rest before the next emergency! I always associated Brio with wooden train sets like the Brio Classic Train we reviewed recently It is the usual good qualityRead More →

As Big L is now coming to the end of year 2 I am fairly well-versed in lost property! We have got through several ties, jumpers, water bottles. You name it at some point we have had to replace it! I was really happy when Stikets asked me to review their name labels. When he first started at pre-school I had grand ideas about the fabric name labels like the ones I had when I was a kid. I bought some and (my mum) sewed them in to his coat etc. Only for them to fray very shortly afterwards. I got fed up and resortedRead More →

We have never really been a family for displaying photographs. Which is a shame because our children are, quite frankly, beautiful. Biased? No, not at all! We have started to rectify that lately with the help of CanvasChamp. CanvasChamp’s website is really easy to navigate (which is just as well as I am easily confused). You select the product you want from a drop-down box and click “start order”. Then you have the choice of uploading a photo from your computer, gallery, Facebook or Instagram – it’s so easy! Once ordered the canvas arrived very quickly – within a couple of days, although they doRead More →

I have yearned after a Brio train set since having my first son some seven years ago. When I was asked if I would like to review the classic train I jumped at the chance. We live in a world of plastic toys and I really enjoy the nostalgia of a Brio Classic Train. Little L was two recently and we asked that he wasn’t given any toys as he has all Big L’s to play with so, when I review toys for his age group, I am a little bit picky. Basically I only review them if I want them myself! Big L wasRead More →

There are few things in life a 6 year old boy loves more than a sling shot. With that in mind when the chance to review Whacky Shots arised I jumped at the chance. When Big L got home from school on the day it arrived he was incredibly excited “I always wanted one of those, Mummy”. To be honest I think he was laying it on a bit thick but, nevertheless, I felt I had gained “mum” points. Whacky Shots is more than just a sling shot. In the World Warriors pack you are sent 8 x Whacky Shots which are rubber creatures thatRead More →