Review: Playmobil Children’s Playground

When I look back at my childhood, I always have this one memory of my sister and I playing with a children’s playground set. I can’t remember what make it was, but I do remember we had so much fun playing with it. Quite often when my girls and I go shopping they like to look at the toys, and Playmobil is one brand they’re always drawn towards. We’ve never owned any Playmobil toys before so when Smyths Toys kindly sent us a Playmobil Children’s Playground to review I was keen to see what it was like, as were our twin… [Read More]

Review: Bargain Toys from PoundToy

Buying gifts for children can be expensive. If your child’s social life is anything like the social life of our six year old twins, then you’ll know exactly what I mean. Not a week goes by where they don’t come out of school with another birthday invitation. Of course, they absolutely love getting dressed up and going to all these wonderful parties, but for mum and dad, it can add up pretty quickly. Some parents I know will buy toys throughout the year in sales and clearances, then stash them all away so that when another party invite arrives, they’re… [Read More]

Rubik’s Collectable Pet Puzzle Review & Competition!

Who knows what a Rubik’s cube is? I’m pretty sure if I went up to 10 strangers in the street, they’d all be able to tell me exactly what a Rubik’s cube is! However, did you know that there are a number of different Rubik’s products available for families to enjoy? Not only that, but there’s also a Rubik’s puzzle for every age! As part of the Rubik’s Blogger Club, I was sent a range of Rubik’s products to review, plus two extra toys to giveaway to you, my lovely readers! As you can see we were sent a Rubik’s… [Read More]

Who else does a Christmas cleanup?

It’s that time of year again where I find myself thinking about how many toys the girls have that they simply don’t play with anymore, and those that have never been played with. What is it about Christmas looming that gets me into a frenzy? Well, I’ll tell you! Toys! Toys! Oh, more toys! I’ve decided that we need a serious declutter! We need to simplify our lives, our home and be more selective about toys we gift our children. Last year, Santa brought our girls lots of Sylvanian Family toys. They’re absolutely lovely, but sadly they’ve never been played… [Read More]

Shimmer and Shine Toy Review

To celebrate the launch of the new Shimmer and Shine toys from Fisher-Price, I was sent a magical box full of exciting Shimmer and Shine goodies for us to review. The Shimmer and Shine toys are based on the magical Nick Jr. series featuring the magical adventures of twin genies, Shimmer and Shine, and their best friend Leah. Inside the box were lots of goodies for our twins to bring magic to life! In the box was: Talk & Sing Doll (£24.99) Float & Sing Palace Friends Playset (£29.99) Sparkly Gems The new range of Shimmer and Shine toys will… [Read More]

My Favourite TV shows & Toys from the ’90s

Genie Girls

I was born in the late ’80s which means that I grew up in the ’90s. Growing up in the 90’s has so many highlights for me. From my favourite TV shows to my favourite ’90s toys. I thought I’d share some of them with you! First up I can’t talk about the 90’s without mentioning Kenan and Kel. “Who loves orange soda? Kel loves orange soda! Is it true? Is it true? Oh yes, oh yes, oh ye-es. I do, I do, I do oooo!” Haha, my sister and I could sit for hours watching those guys! Then there… [Read More]

The Pressure of Fulfilling your Kids Christmas List

Posting their letters to Santa

Oh my goodness me! I never thought I’d be one of those parents that would want to buy their child everything on their Christmas lists, but I am! There I’ve said it! I buy my kids everything on their Christmas lists! Before you cast your judgment on me, as it does sound pretty insane, have you considered the size of my twin girls Christmas lists? There, maybe now it doesn’t seem so insane if perhaps they list just ten things each? This is usually how their lists start, so buying them everything on it, is pretty simple.  However what happens… [Read More]

Sort ‘n’ Tidy Taylor Review from WOW Toys

Sort 'n' Tidy Taylor

We’re big fans of WOW Toys in our house and we’ve reviewed a few of their fantastic, battery free toys before. They’re always really well made, durable and our girls always return to them to play with them. They love the little figures that they have, as well as the accessories too. This time around, we’ve been sent the Sort ‘n’Tody Taylor toy to review. This is such a great toy for both boys and girls. Essentially it’s a recycling truck, and our girls really enjoy watching the bin truck picking up the bins in our street so I knew… [Read More]

Taking toys to work!

Children are funny beings at times. I wish I could remember certain details about my own childhood, mainly how I felt about various different things such as my parents going to work and other similar events. The reason I’ve been thinking about this lately is because for quite some time now our twin girls, who are four years old, have started to give me toys to bring to work with me. Of course I don’t actually bring the toys into work with me.  Sometimes I’ll leave them in my car or in my handbag, but when I return home with… [Read More]

Superhero and Mermaids: My Toy Project

I bet I’m not alone when I say that my kids have too many toys! Yet some how the amount they have increases regularly! I guess it doesn’t help when your mum likes to make things as well, and that’s exactly what I’ve done!  I’ve been getting my craft on lately and since discovering Dolls and Daydreams, I’ve become ever so slightly addicted to making the wonderful creations that can be found on the website. I first joined their Facebook for inspiration and then practised on the free charity doll before deciding to buy two patterns. I bought a superhero… [Read More]