Thursday, 7 December 2017

Making Memories

With the run up to Christmas i have been busy organising presents and trying to find something meaningful for everyone, one way is personalised gifts and especially something that the kids have helped with. I have been going through photos to find the perfect ones, and it really struck me how important it is to create these memories of our special memories, holidays, birthdays and especially Christmas when we have family time, and what better photo backgrounds than a wintry scene or Christmas props, guaranteed to bring the Christmas spirit out whenever you look back at these memories.

These days it is so easy to create these long lasting memories and share them with our loved ones by giving gifts such as personalised calendars, mugs, photo books and much much more. Family lives are so busy and can take us away from our nearest and dearest so a personalised gift is the ideal way of sharing moments. I love looking back on pictures not just from Christmas time but all special moments in our lives, and as i see the children growing i realise it is so important to capture these moments as they grow so fast and a lot of the moments you can never get back.

Taking the kids on a snow hunt!!

Truprint have created this fabulous ebook all about winter memories and how we can capture those special moments to create the most memorable personalised gifts and of course you can head over to to create and order some long lasting memories for your loved ones from there great range of personalised items.

Wonderful Winter Memories #picturesintopresents

The ebook is full of tips and suggestions for creating the perfect photo book or personalised calendar or gift for a loved one, It is just as important to remember the personality of the person you are gifting to truly give the perfect gift. I am huge fan of personalised gifts and love to receive something that someone has clearly put thought into so go ahead give the gift of memories this year.

Friday, 1 December 2017

Family games night- Boom Blast stix & Five nights at Freddy's review

With the festive season fast approaching it is maybe a good time to think about some family entertainment for all the family. It is getting harder to find the time to all get together and especially time to relax and have fun together as a family. The demands of our daily lives these days take that time away from us which i think makes it more important at this time of the year to come together.

We recently made one of our rare weekends off together a technology free weekend and found some activities that we could enjoy as a family. I had been sent two games from Character Options to try out so this was the perfect opportunity.

Firstly we had Boom Blast Stix RRP £14.99 which was recently featured on CITV scrambled-  A game full of suspense that is suitable for all ages, the aim is simple -you simply stack as many interlocking sprung pieces as possible which are sensitive and prone to explode at any time!

The game gave us plenty of laughter and squeals of excitement and shock when the pieces sprung causing a cascade of pieces. It was really precious to have the time as a family just sat around the table with no distractions.

Our second game was Five nights at Freddy's - some of you may recognise the character from the popular video game. Well this game brings it to life in 3D form! A tense game that will keep you on your toes RRP £24.99
Again another family friendly game where players take it in turns to spin the dial and then using the tweezers try to take the number of pieces and colour pieces of pizza from Freddy's tray without waking him and making him jump and scream, if that is you then you are out of the game!

We found this game so much fun as it had a bit of a scare element to it, the kids jumped every time someone woke Freddy but it caused huge belly laughs and they kept wanting to play over and over.
Another great game to add to our collection for keeping us busy on wet miserable weekends and definitely one to bring out at family gatherings this Christmas.

With today's hectic lifestyles it is more important than ever to find time to have quality family time, and i think we are all guilty of allowing a little too much screen time to allow us the time to catch up with chores, phone calls, or email so taking time and having Family Games nights is a fabulous way to achieve that quality family time.

Justice League stretch figure review

With the new Justice league film being aired i am sure you will know at least one fan, so they are going to love these new 7" Justice league stretchy figures from Character Options. RRP £12.99 and there are three to collect - Batman, Superman and Flash, great fun for all not just the kids!

Grab them, stretch them, twist them and then watch them shrink back to their normal size, i am sure dads out there will have as much fun as the boys and girls!

I am sure that most of you will remember Stretch Armstrong from your childhood, these are like mini versions of him, and it is great to have a set to collect for sharing and so dad doesn't feel left out! Which will be your favourite Justice League stretch character?

With the eldest being a huge fan of all things Avengers and superhero this was a huge hit and he loved the versatility of it, being able to stretch twist, throw and it would simply shrink back to its usual shape and size. It was durable and strong so no worries about it getting broken like many toys these days and it also distracted him from technology for a good while which has to be a bonus when he is so techno minded at the minute. At an age where it is difficult to know what to buy these are great and make a great gift for the 'big' kids in your life too!!

This is something i will definitely be adding to the Christmas gift list as he has played with his Flash character so much and it has been a hit with his friends too when they have come on play dates. I am sure he will love to have the full collection. Price wise it is a great price for the product and definitely worth the money for the hours of play he has already had from it.