Monkey has fun with Bandai – a toy review

Monkey has fun with Bandai

Lots of things will be changing for Monkey this year.  He’ll start full time school in September and I’m under no illusion that peer pressure will become more apparent. I’m sure his tastes in the programmes he likes to watch and the characters he loves will start to evolve.  My… Continue reading »

Wooden Activity Boat – a review for The Toadstool

Wooden Activity Boat

Over the last week Monkey has been having lots of sea-faring adventurers – we’ve been tackling bubble bath icebergs, fishing for star fish and turtles and working as salvage men, recovering a wreck from the bottom of the bath!  All this action has been thanks to a lovely wooden Activity… Continue reading »

Tesco Direct comes to our rescue

Lego City 60013 Coast GuarTesco Direct comes to our rescue

Monkey discovered Lego at Christmas thanks to his Uncle P and Auntie J.  He loves it, he’ll still play with his Duplo, but you can see his imagination is going to run away with the possibilities that Lego offers. I often look online with Tesco Direct at their toys and… Continue reading »

Special Delivery from Postman Pat

Special Delivery from Postman Pat

You all know that my son is obsessed with pretty much anything with wheels don’t you.  Well he’s been a big Postman Pat fan for some time, helped by the fact we have our own Jess the Cat in the form of Brewster.  I’d also like to think that there… Continue reading »

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 »