Sing – DVD review and plush giveaway

Sing - DVD review and plush giveaway

Monkey and I have been enjoying watching Sing on DVD over the last few days.  Sing is available on Digital Download, Blu-ray™ and DVD from today, 22nd May 2017, courtesy of Universal Pictures (UK) and would certainly keep the kids entertained over the half term holidays. Featuring a star-studded line up… Continue reading »

POP BOOK photo book – review and giveaway worth £5.99

POP BOOK photo book

Are you looking for an alternative idea for a Valentine’s Day gift?  Or maybe a little present to cheer someone up? Either way, I might have just the thing for you as I’ve just discovered the POP BOOK app.  The free app lets you create mini photo books (you all… Continue reading »

Kubo and the Two Strings DVD

Kubo and the Two Strings DVD

Every so often you watch a film that is just beautiful, both in story line and visual effects.  Today, 16th January, sees the DVD and Blu-Ray release of just such a film.  We got to see a preview of the new Kubo and the Two Strings DVD from Universal Pictures Home… Continue reading »

Cinderella and The Glass Slipper

Cinderella and The Glass Slipper

We’d really been looking forward to the week leading up to Christmas, and had lots of festive activities planned, and then Monkey was poorly.  Luckily the team at The Mill Arts Centre in Banbury re-arranged our tickets so Monkey could still go to the ball and see Cinderella and The Glass Slipper. The… Continue reading »

Chalkola Chalk Markers – review and reader discount

Chalkola Chalk Markers

When you are left-handed you soon learn that writing and drawing in certain mediums can be a bit of a pain.  I constantly had fountain pen ink on my hand when I was at school.  If I did anything in chalk, I’d end up accidentally rubbing it out as I… Continue reading »

Song of the Deep – Merryn’s Journey – review and giveaway

Song of the Deep - Merryn's Journey

There’s nothing I like more than story time with Monkey.  He loves me reading to him and with the holidays upon us, we’ve had more time to curl up on the sofa and read a pile of books together.  He loves adventure books and we’ve discovered a little gem recently… Continue reading »

Monkey becomes a Spy with the Spy Net Touch Video Watch #spynet

Monkey becomes a Spy with the Spy Net Touch Video Watch

We were recently given the chance to join the Jakks Pacific Spy Net blogging panel and once we’d accepted the mission a mysterious package arrived.  We couldn’t hear any ticking time bombs so we decided it was safe to open.  Our first mission – Monkey becomes a Spy with the Spy… Continue reading »

My 1st JCB Sticker and Activity Books

My 1st JCB Sticker and Activity Books

Monkey has grown up with My 1st JCB as I’ve mentioned in a previous post. The series provides pre-schoolers with a great introduction to the various JCB vehicles, and even now we all call the JCB Fastrac Tractor, Freddie Fastrac.  We recently received a selection of the My 1st JCB Sticker and… Continue reading »

Factivity Robots and Gadgets book

Factivity Robots and Gadgets book

If you’re looking for a sticker book that offers plenty of activities and information then I might have just the thing for you today.  Factivity Robots and Gadgets is a new sticker book from Parragon Books which was published earlier this month.  It includes 300 stickers and 48 pages of… Continue reading »

Monkey takes the #QuickBuildTimeChallenge with Airfix

Monkey takes the #QuickBuildTimeChallenge with Airfix

As I’ve mentioned before I grew up watching my Dad make up his model racing cars.  The kits he built were complex, required gluing, painting and had transfer stickers to attach. They really are beyond Monkey’s abilities at the moment, but not forever.  In the meantime we’ve had some model… Continue reading »