I recently attended a spooktacular Halloween themed event designed to showcase how the Lenovo Smart Display with the Google Assistant can help busy families. Hosted by Kimberly Wyatt, best known for the Pussycat Dolls, the event was a family-friendly affair. Lots of children attended and had great fun (not mine though, they were at school and with Granny respectively) . There was a baking masterclass with Kimberly – well she did win Masterchef after all! And a Face painting tutorial, both using the Lenovo Smart Display using the Google Assistant. The Lenovo Smart Display with the Google Assistant is like no other tablet It isRead More →

Fingerlings are back and this time they have their BFF’S If you follow my blog you’ll know I have a fondness for the Wowwee toys. I’ve reviewed both the Fingerings Hugs and Dino Raptor recently and I’m always impressed by them. A lot of thought goes into the Wowwee toys and the attention to detail is lovely. The Fingerling BFF’S are very similar to the original Fingerlings but they arrive with their very own BFF that hangs on their tail or can be put on the end of your pencil. Father Christmas gave Big L one of the original Fingerlings last year It has beenRead More →

Simply Be, autumn fashion, plus size fashion, body posititvity

I am a curvy girl and I love Simply Be! I was challenged to create an outfit from Simply Be for £100. It can’t be done, can it? Yes it can! As the weather is getting cooler and the nights are drawing in I decided to go for a practical outfit that I could wear on autumn days out. I received the clothes a week ago and have already worn and washed the outfit twice (not the boots though, you can’t wash them!). What outfit did you choose from Simply Be? I hear you cry Well, I am a lover of a tunic / dressRead More →

Smashers Series 2 Gross

Zuru Smashers Series 2 are collectibles aimed at kids of 5 and over There is no doubt about collectibles for kids are huge and Halloween is getting bigger every year This year we decided to throw a small party for Big L and a couple of his friends with the help of Zuru toys. Regular readers will know that we reviewed a Zuru Toys Robo Alive Spider recently and were very impressed you can check it out here. If you aren’t a regular reader you really should be. I’m incredibly entertaining – especially on Facebook (here). I should come with a profanity warning though ZuruRead More →

Fingerlings just got a ferocious upgrade in the form of Untamed Raptors Last Christmas it was all about the Fingerlings. Those lovable monkeys that were on every child’s Christmas list. They came into stock and went out again in the blink of an eye. People were scouring Tesco in the dead of night (I kid you not). And, yes, I got one for Big L, from Amazon. The original Fingerlings were (and are) very cute but probably only appeal to children who like “cute” toys.  The recent addition of the Fingerlings Hugs (which we have also reviewed here) were an instant hit in our house. ThenRead More →

robo alive spider, zuru, halloween

With Halloween almost upon us what better way than to scare yourself silly with this Robo Alive Spider Zuru toys kindly sent Big L this bag full of goodies including Oosh Putty, Oosh Slime, Smashers,  Tangle and LOL Surprise. And, last but not least, the Robo Alive Spider… Taking the spider out of the box is no mean feat I have to say. There is a plastic tag clipping it in and I had to use a teaspoon to remove it! Once out all you have to do is flip the switch though as it comes with batteries – hurrah! It’s a bit more noisyRead More →

I can honestly say the Fingerlings Hugs monkey is the favourite thing I’ve reviewed. Read on to find out why… We’ve had Boris, the Fingerlings Hugs for a few weeks now, he was originally meant for my 7 year old but he was quickly swiped by his younger brother. They share nicely, most of the time. Every person that has set foot in my house since we got Boris has fallen in love with him. My hairdresser has even bought one for her daughter’s birthday – she was so impressed! Boris arrived in a box. He comes complete with batteries so there are no tantrumsRead More →

We were very lucky to be asked to review a Zoomer Hungry Bunny by Spin Master Spin Master took the Christmas market by storm a couple of years ago with Hatchimals. I am not ashamed to say I had a Hatchimals on “stock alert” to ensure I could get one for Big L. Yes I am THAT parent! Big L got a Hatchimals and loved it so when I heard of Zoomer Hungry Bunnies I was keen to review one. They are quite different to Hatchimals in that they don’t “hatch” but they do do some similar things which I will go into in moreRead More →

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 →