Christmas Stocking fillers from Build-A-Bear Workshop

Christmas Stocking Fillers from Build-A-Bear

I’ve been a fan of Build-A-Bear Workshop for years. One of my nieces loved soft toys in a big way, and we’d often buy her a soft toy and build it from scratch (no on-line ordering back in the day) and/or clothes for said toys wardrobe.  As you’d expect there… Continue reading »

Lumberjack Workbench – a review for Plum Products

Lumberjack Workbench, Plum Products

You may remember way back in May, Monkey and I went to our first ever blogging event. We got to play with an exciting new range of wooden indoor play equipment – kitchens, a fire station, dolls houses, a train table and the Lumberjack Workbench by Plum Products. At the… Continue reading »

Djeco Space Tap Tap – a review for Butterflies & Dragons

Djeco Space Tap Tap

You may remember we had a spaced themed week here a couple of months ago.  We looked at the Discovery Spaceship, we had a spaced themed reading week and more besides.  So when I was contacted by the lovely team at Butterflies & Dragons to review an item from their… Continue reading »

Brio Monorail Airport set – a review for The Toadstool

Brio Monorail Railway set

    As you know we’ve recently returned from visiting my parents in Spain.  We travelled from Birmingham Airport and Monkey was fascinated by their Monorail.  It was something he’d never seen before, so imagine his delight when The Toadstool sent us the new Brio Monorail Airport Set to review!  He… Continue reading »

Tonka Town Fire Station Play Set – a review

Tonka Town Fire Station Play Set

As you all are well aware by now Monkey is obsessed with vehicles, any vehicle really.  If it’s got an engine then he’ll like it!  When we visited Hamley’s a while ago he discovered the world of Tonka Town and was mesmerised.  Tonka Town offer a range of vehicles, figures… Continue reading »

Design and Drill Activity Center – a review for Junior Scholars

Design & Drill Activity Center

Last Saturday we were invited to attend a Blogger Event in Watford, hosted by the lovely team at Junior Scholars.  At the end of the event we were offered a game to try at home.  We selected the Design and Drill Activity Center. The Design and Drill Activity Center is… Continue reading »

Discovery Spaceship and Lift Off Rocket by Hape

Discovery Spaceship and Lift Off Rocket

As you know we’re having a bit of a spaced theme this week and you can’t really have a space theme without having a spaceship and a rocket.  As luck would have it that is exactly what Izziwizzi Kids Playfest have sent us to review this week.  I introduce you… Continue reading »

John Deere Monster Treads Tractor by Tomy

I think it fairly clear that Monkey is obsessed by tractors!  But a John Deere tractor takes him to a whole new level of excitement!!! It all stems from a trip to see my parents in Spain last year.  They live in an olive growing region of Spain, and John… Continue reading »

Trix Track – The 2 Way Flipper by Wonderworld

The lovely on-line toy shop The Toadstool decided that Monkey needed a new challenge for his construction skills! We recently received the newly launched (January 2013) Wonderworld Trix Track – 2 Way Flipper – a wooden ball track.   Along with the 2 Way Flipper the range features Spin & Swirl,… Continue reading »

Getting creative with Plus Plus …… day one

We recently talked about how times are changing with regards to how we buy things for and with our children. As part of that post we were lucky enough to be able to order some Plus Plus from The Toadstool and look what arrived today ….. What is Plus Plus… Continue reading »