Choosing the Right Ice Cream Maker

Ice cream really is one of life’s most simple yet worthwhile pleasures. Who among us doesn’t have at least a dozen fond memories of great days out, topped off with a bowl or a cone full of our favourite treat. Ice cream is a food that transcends all other considerations and the universality of its appeal is one of the things that makes it such a welcome presence in our lives. Given how widespread the love for ice cream is, and how simple it is to make at home for ourselves it’s surprising that more people aren’t doing it. Not only are the recipes simple,… View Post

Bang on review from Drumond Park

YAY! Another review from Drumond Park and another fantastic game to tell you all about. Bang on is fast thinking, fast moving, team game. The kind of game that is really so much fun to play and everyone gets a little too excited for (in a good way) The game is aimed at ages 8 and over and for 2 teams of any numbers. Whats in the box… Bang on unit 99 question cards Playing board Hammer Sticker sheet (I am rubbish at sticking theses on straight) 1 challenge card 2 playing pieces Before you start playing make sure you have… View Post

Shark Bite review from Drumond Park

Knowing something is going to happen but not knowing when makes me really tense and this is exactly what happens when playing Shark Bite. I find the anticipation of waiting bring so much excitement to the game. Aim of the game… To collect the fish before the shark bites and the winner is the player with the most fish. This game is aimed at people age 4 + and is for 2-4 players. Whats in the box… 1 Shark 12 Pieces of Shark food (the fish) 1 fishing rod 1 dice 1 sticker sheet This is a really simple and… View Post

How to Make Your Home Look More Luxurious

Perhaps you’ve recently gotten a promotion and you need to prepare your home for the occasional visit from a team of managers from another regional branch. Maybe the neighborhood has gone upmarket and you want your décor to match the gentrification that’s happened. Whatever the reason, as a homeowner, there comes a time when you want to add some luxuries and the appearance of wealth, even if you’ve only just scored the promotion last week. Let’s look at how to make your home look more luxurious. Classic Paintings as Prints on the Wall One of the best ways to add… View Post

It’s Not Christmas Without These Essentials

Christmas Day means different things to different people. Some people celebrate it as a religious holiday, whereas for others it’s just a day to have fun with family to brighten up the dreariness of winter. Whatever reason you have for your Christmas festivities, there are some essential elements of the day that everyone has to have. They might differ in their execution, but the themes are the same in almost every Christmas household. Your Favourite People Christmas is a time to spend with people you love. You have to spend the day with your favourite people, even if your favourite… View Post

Design and Drill Learning Resources Review

Design and Drill is a great portable toy that can be taken almost anywhere with you. Its all packed up and ready to go in its own little case. We were recently sent Design and Drill to review from Learning resources, one of our favourite toy brands. I just knew that both of the boys would love this as its quite a novelty toy. With over 60 bolts, a real kids drill and 3 drill bits I just knew this was going to be something which they may fight over using. The carry case its actually the board so it… View Post

Random Acts of Kindness with Oxfam

Making someone happy and smile is something that I find one of the most rewarding things in life for me. Giving to others makes me much happier than receiving something I really want. A random act of kindness can make someone really happy and make their day. It doesn’t have to be something amazing and over the top just the smallest things can brighten up someones day. I remember on my very first trip out with both of my children when Little Man was 3 and a half and Bubs was about 6 weeks old. I was over tired and… View Post

Peppas Interactive Play mat – Review- Blogging Mummy

I have possibly one of the worlds biggest Peppa Pig fans, Bubs absolutely loves Peppa. I just knew he would love Peppa’s interactive play mat so couldn’t wait to receive it to review when we were asked. If you have read my other review posts you will know that were as a family are big fans of games and toys where can be played with but can also be used to learn from at the same time. I love interactive toys where children just don’t realise they are learning whilst they are playing. Peppa’s interactive play mat is all about… View Post

Mickey roadster racers pit crew toolbox review

Mickey roadster racers pit crew toolbox review- We were really lucky enough to be able to review the Mickey roadster racers garage a couple of months back. My little boy absolutely loved it so we were as excited to review the pit crew toolbox. When it arrived it looked fantastic and after taking about 10 minutes to get the packaging off my little boy couldn’t wait to play with it. Once he started to play with it and I had a proper look at it didn’t seem very strong and I wasn’t sure how long it would withstand the wrath… View Post

Balancing New-Home Costs With New-Home Improvements

Balancing new home costs with new home improvements can often seem like an impossible, sometimes gargantuan task. How are you supposed to fulfill all the small intricacies of how a family home FEELS like a family home without breaking the bank? Getting started in a new place is difficult enough, especially if you have a child on the way. It often takes a few weeks or months even to become accustomed to paying the new bills and learning how to stretch your money further. Repainting or decorating can seem like a far-off possibility with that in mind. However, this is… View Post