Friday, 24 March 2017

Lalaloopsy Tress Twist 'N' Braid Glitter Hair Dough Doll

I have a little girl who has recently become Lalaloopsy mad, as well as back to back episodes that are now available on Netflix, we have a mermaid bubble doll she received as a birthday present, and we have this weekend taken a look at the the Tress Twist 'N' Braid Glitter Hair Dough doll.
I do not think i need to say how much she enjoyed this, dough and Lalalloopsy, a perfect combination, especially as it was glitter dough! She was itching to get it out the box and give it a try, it was quite easy to work and she soon became engrossed in creating some wonderfully colourful, sparkly hair styles for Lalaloopsy.

The Doll came with three pots of glitter dough and three different attachments to give different 'hair styles', there were some cute little clips and some scissors to do some creative hair styling of your own. Lalaloopsy came with a handy base to sit her on to make handling easier. To use simply fill the container inside the head with chosen glitter dough, replace cover, and twist her pony tail to see the hair grow and grow, then style as you choose. Hours of fun for any young girl.

The doll was sturdy and well made, it felt good quality and up to the wear and tear it is going to get from hours and hours of play in this house. It was a good size for handling for small hands, not too fidlly or too heavy either. I think this is going to be just the start of our Lalaloopsy collection.




The Lalaloopsy dolls were once rag dolls who magically came to life when their very last stitch was sewn, taking on the personalities of the materials that were used to make them. They live in a colourful, silly world, and it’s your job to keep the magic of their world alive!
Tress Twist 'N' Braid was made from clay. She sees a new day as a chance to try on a new look… especially her hair! Twisting, braiding, making it a bun, she always has so much fun.
LalaloopsyTress Twist 'N' Braid glitter hair dough Doll is available at a RRP of £29.99 and available at most good toy stores and online.

Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Rainy days and puddle jumping

Now the weather is slightly warmer but not any less damp it is like having caged tigers keeping the kids indoors so we tog up and head out as much as we can. I was recently sent a pair of Bogs to review and feature, the eldest has not long had new wellies so i requested some gorgeous funky purple flowery ones for the youngest.

My two need no encouragement to get outdoors even when the weather is against us, the youngest often found dancing in the rain! So wellies are most definitely part of our wardrobes in this house. 
We are lucky that we live in an area where there are some beautiful surroundings and plenty of places to get out and explore, we did just that this weekend and went for a lovely woodland walk with lots of muddy puddles, streams and hills for the eldest to climb


Having the chance to get out and be outdoors is so good for the kids as they seem to have endless amounts of energy that just never gives up. Climbing, puddle jumping, hide and seek, and exploring keeps them occupied and goes a little way to burning off some of that energy. It really does mum and Dad good too, being so busy with work and school runs all week, it can be such a stress buster to get some exercise, fresh air and just relax, especially if there is a nice little pub at the end of the path. 


As you can see the youngest really did give her Bogs a good test, she loved them, said they were comfortable, was still able to run, jump and keep up with big brother especially when it came to tree climbing, ... actually who said it was relaxing and de-stressing this getting out and about, when you got these two swinging from the branches of the tallest trees over the river side! 

A Definite hit and i can bet we will be seeing them teamed with a princess dress for the spring/ summer season!

Sunday, 19 March 2017

Bubble Club - An exciting alternative gift to give this Mother's Day

Give your Mum the gift of Bubbles this Mothers Day - For a really interesting and different gift idea why not give your mum a Bubble Club subscription, she will then receive a Bubble box monthly, bi-monthly or quarterly whichever you choose, this will include two bottles of sparkling wine from around the globe. Who wouldn't love that kind of regular delivery!

Each time two carefully selected bottles are picked and delivered along with some hand picked snacks that will perfectly accompany your bottles, and a Bubble Club magazine, perfect for any fizz lover!


To be able to review the subscription i was sent this months box, and i was so excited when it arrived, it felt a bit like Christmas morning! This Month is all about Women in Wine, so features two fabulous female wine producers, Paula Fandino of Mar de Frades and Agnes Vitteaut of Vitteaut-Alberti. The box also contained some treats, there was a bottle of Posh Pop, a packet of Popcorn from Popcorn Kitchen, and a bar of divine chocolate, a real treat box. 



The magazine that came in the box is packed full of information on the two wines, the wine makers and information on that months theme and extras, so being all about Women it gave some background information on the Female wine makers, which was really interesting. it gave recipes that included wine in the recipe, definitely something to try! There was a piece on women inspired drinks named after inspirational women. I found knowing about what you were drinking and where it came from made the bottle more enjoyable, as a wine lover i really enjoyed both bottles of good quality wine, and would love to have a regular delivery from Bubble club. At a  cost of £32.99 a month it is a luxury but a very nice one at that!

Bubble Club was born from the creators of Craft Gin Club, Craft Gin Club was founded by two friends Jon Burke and John Hulme in January 2015.   They had met at business school in Madrid and after enjoying lots of Spanish style ‘Gin-Tonics’ they decided to set up a subscription based gin club where members could try out rare, small batch and exclusive gins that you can’t get anywhere else, delivered to their door every month alongside other gourmet treats such as snacks, tonics, cocktail ingredients and a monthly members magazine. The duo successfully pitched for £75,000 of investment from food and drink entrepreneur Sarah Willingham on last year’s Dragons’ Den.



So to give the gift of bubbles this Mothers Day, there are three gift membership available:

“A Year of Bubbles” monthly membership
“A Year of Bubbles” bi-monthly basis
“A Taste of Bubbles” three-month membership

Whichever you choose, you’ll receive a gift card to give your Mum on the day, with the first surprise box arriving in early April. To buy a gift or find out more, visit: www.bubbleclub.co.uk/gifts  or www.craftginclub.co.uk/gifts if the sound of gin is more appealing.