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 →

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 →