This year’s Top 12 toys for Christmas!

Today I was in London to visit the DreamToys event, where a panel of toy expert judges have revealed what they expect to be 2017s Top 12 sought after toys for Christmas. With some brilliant toys on display, including all dozen ‘top toys’ I have spent my morning checking out the latest and greatest toys that will be appearing beneath Christmas trees this December.… Continue Reading “This year’s Top 12 toys for Christmas!”

Valentines gifts for geeks

We don’t make a massive deal out of Valentines Day in our house, and stick to exchanging cards and small gifts. Some people, I know, go all out though.

As James and I are both geeks, I thought it would be fun to put together a list of ideal geeky gifts to show your love in a different way than flowers & romantic meals. Instead, I’ve come up with a list of gifts that show you understand the person you are with, and what they enjoy most – and I’m including anything from silly geek gifts to some gorgeous tech like the Panasonic Wireless Speaker systems.… Continue Reading “Valentines gifts for geeks”

Time for Teletubbies?

Just before Christmas we had a Very Exciting Delivery from Character. A mysterious box arrived covered in stickers of a certain foursome of loveable colourful characters! The girls were beside themselves with excitement – and then insisted on being beside the box as I snapped a pic. Teletubbies relaunched with great success in 2015, much to Lydia & Georgie’s delight – they have been really… Continue Reading “Time for Teletubbies?”

Free Christmas printables – “Dear Santa” letters

With Christmas getting closer the kids are starting to get excited, and it is time to start writing letters to Santa! I thought I would create some free printable letters for kids to fill in & send to Santa! I will be doing this with the girls very soon and posting them off. You can write to Santa & get a letter back at no… Continue Reading “Free Christmas printables – “Dear Santa” letters”

Direct Line: winning at social media & making people smile

Yesterday morning, Lydia was grumpy. Seriously grumpy. If a child ever woke up on the wrong side of bed, it was Lydia yesterday morning. She usually comes with me to drop Georgie off at school, but she was too busy having a tantrum about who put her socks on to come along. The whole morning pretty much continued like that – her favourite pixar films on… Continue Reading “Direct Line: winning at social media & making people smile”

Frozen vs Minions – Pre-Schooler Quiz Questions!

As part of our Ravensburger Twitter Party, we have been challenged to have a Frozen vs Minions team activity with puzzles and quiz questions. Every time a team gets a question right they get 5 minutes to work on their puzzle. Now, most of our party guests are young children so these little mini-quizzes are quite easy, but fun for the little ones! I thought… Continue Reading “Frozen vs Minions – Pre-Schooler Quiz Questions!”

I’m a Ravensburger Puzzles Twitter Party Host!

We really love twitter parties in this house – the kids get to have fun with their friends, play with some new toys, and enjoy some games. No to mention the twitter side of things – chatting about the brands we love online, giving people the chance to win great prizes, and having a great time online as well as offline. So it is with great… Continue Reading “I’m a Ravensburger Puzzles Twitter Party Host!”

Superhero Costume Ideas for Little Girls

Disclosure: This post is written in collaboration with Funidelia.co.uk. Whether your daughter’s been invited to a costume party or simply loves to play dress-up, help her bring out her inner superpowers with these superhero costume ideas.  Supergirl The female equivalent to Superman, Supergirl is set to hit the small screen in a new television program for CBS in the United States. For little girls who… Continue Reading “Superhero Costume Ideas for Little Girls”

Dora’s Summer Tour

Nick Jr are hosting a special Dora and Friends event this summer; a Sing-Along Summer. Tune in every day from 17th July at 10am-1pm to watch your favourite Nick Jr shows… but with a difference! Each show will have on-screen lyrics to all of their songs and the theme tunes. Your children can sing while they watch Dora and Friends: Into the City!, Wallykazam, Blaze… Continue Reading “Dora’s Summer Tour”