#TamarinTrail Opening At Drayton Manor

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

We recently got some amazing news, after our day out last month to Drayton Manor for our first visit to Thomas Land, we were chosen to become Drayton Manor ambassadors for 2016. I was so surprised to learn that we were chosen despite there being so many amazing blogger's also hoping for the role. On Friday, we were invited to our first event as ambassadors, along with the others who were chosen, to view the new #TamarinTrail before it opened to the public and be amongst the visitors afterwards for the opening ceremony.

Wentworth Miller and THAT Internet Meme

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

With the recent shameful bullying photo meme of Wentworth Miller and his perfectly honest reaction published on Facebook trending almost everywhere, I haven't stopped thinking about what he said. I am a big fan of Wentworth Miller anyway, with Prison Break, The Flash and Legends of Tomorrow being amongst my favourite shows and I admire his brilliant acting skills in all three. Right now though I couldn't possibly love him any more. The way he talks about his struggles with depression and suicidal thoughts shows he is just human like the rest of us. The exception being that he is a human that genuinely cares about others and shares his struggles so that others, especially his fans, can see that even the people we look up to and idolise can feel just like the rest of us.

Today I found myself the subject of an Internet meme. Not for the first time. This one, however, stands out from the...
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When he was at his lowest, he took solace in comfort eating. I can totally relate to this as it is exactly what I do. Some people turn to drugs, alcohol or food. Whatever makes us feel like we have a bit of joy even if it is for very brief moments. Mental Health problems are like a poisonous disease with many different strains that destroy you from the inside out. Whether you realise or not, someone around you will be suffering in one way or another. They may be open and honest about their struggles or they may hide it, in fact they may not even realise themselves yet. One thing most of us who do suffer have in common is that we have a tendency to self sabotage. We punish ourselves or our bodies because we feel damaged and think we deserve it.


My Little Pony Equestria Girls 2 Movie Boxset Giveaway

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Today I have another great give away for you all! Gracie is a huge fan of the My Little Pony Equestria Girls movies, to the point she watches them daily! I have a copy of Equestria Girls: Rainbow Rocks and Friendship Games 2 movie box set to give away to one lucky reader. You can read my previous reviews of each of the movies by clicking the links below;

Rainbow Rocks

Canterlot High is hosting a musical showcase, and Rainbow Dash, Applejack, Pinkie Pie, Rarity, and Fluttershy performing with their new band, The Rainbooms.
But when The Dazzlings, arrive at CHS aand turns the friendly showcase into a Battle of the Bands, tensions mount between friends.
When a reformed Sunset Shimmer realises that The Dazzlings may be after something far more sinister than being named Best Band at Cantelot High, she calls Princess Twilight. But will the Equestria Girls be able to save the entire school in time?

Friendship Games

Canterlot High meets its rival school, Crystal Prep Academy, in a competition that's a long- standing tradition: The Friendship Games, a series of exciting events that includes archery, motocross, and rollerskating! Sunset Shimmer is tasked with keeping magic out of the games to keep things fair against Crystal Prep's top students led by someone with an equal amount of interest in Equestrian magic; this world's Twilight Sparkle!

To enter, simply follow the instructions on the Rafflecopter form below.

Good Luck!

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Blaze & the Monster Machines

Blaze & The Monster Machines Post Party

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Last week we took part in an exciting Twitter party to celebrate both the launch of the new Blaze & the Monster Machines Fisher Price toy range and a special episode of Blaze & the Monster Machines which was being aired on Nick Jr. The day was full of excitement and we played lots of fun packed games.


Dairy Free Easter Treats From Holland & Barrett

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Whilst shopping for Easter eggs this year, I have noticed a huge lack in choices when it comes to dairy free Easter treats. In fact, this year I have really struggled to get hold of any dairy free chocolate in local supermarkets. When you have children with dairy allergies and intolerances it can get quite frustrating walking past whole aisles of Easter eggs and chocolate that appeal to the kids and not finding even one that is suitable for your child.

After a few failed trips to supermarkets I thought I would try out Holland & Barrett. They have never let me down when it comes to finding a varied range of free from items. I decided to send them an email and ask them what they have available for Easter and was pleased to be sent a list of great looking dairy free treats.


Easter Gift Guide 2016

Monday, March 21, 2016

It is so close to Easter and for those who love the excuse to over indulge and gift your loved ones with tasty treats then look no further...

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Blaze & The Monster Machines Fisher Price Toys Review #NickJrBlaze

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Join us this Wednesday (16th March 1pm-3pm) for an action packed Blaze & The Monster Machines Twitter party. With an hour long special 'Race to the top of the World' being aired on Nick Jr and a look at the brand new Fisher Price Blaze & The Monster Machines toy range and plenty of giveaways throughout the party, it is bound to be full of excitement.

We received a package of Blaze & The Monster Machine goodies last week containing a selection of the new toy range and some fun activities for us to complete at the party with our guests.

We have had a few days to play with the toys before hand so can tell you a little about them before the party;

British Science Week

Project Mc2 McKeyla's Lava Light Experiment #BSW16

Monday, March 14, 2016

'Smart is the new cool with Project Mc2'. With British Science Week being celebrated 11th- 20th March, we were approached to work on an exciting review of a great new fashion doll with a scientific twist. The dolls were released alongside the Netflix Original series, Project Mc2 which features four main characters- each with a different personality, interests and sense of style. McKeyla McAllister (MC2), Adrienne Attoms (A2), Bryden Bandweth (B2) and Camryn Coyle (C2). The four girls attend Maywood Glenn Academy but are also part of a secret seriously cool organisation NOV8 (pronounced 'Innovate'). Even their friendship makes mathematical sense- based on the Pythagorean theorem that that A2 + B2 = C2.

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Review: Crayola's New Adult Colouring Range

Sunday, March 13, 2016

Crayola, one of the biggest names in colouring and art supplies, celebrates it's 100th anniversary this year. To celebrate, they have launched a sophisticated range of adult stationery. Adult colouring has seen a huge rise in popularity over the last few months and so this has been perfectly timed. There is something very therapeutic about sitting and concentrating only on creating a colourful pattern on paper. I personally love to take some time out and colour in when I have had a stressful day and need to take my mind off things.

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Easter with Baker Ross

Saturday, March 12, 2016

With the Easter holidays coming up very soon most of us will be taking care of excitable children and finding ways to keep them entertained. Baker Ross recently sent us another box of fun crafts to keep us busy in the run up to Easter. You can see what we have made below:


My Little Pony: Games Ponies Play DVD Giveaway

Friday, March 11, 2016

The latest My Little Pony Friendship is Magic DVD 'Games Ponies Play' is released next week (14th March) and I have a copy to give away to one of you lucky readers!

Join Twilight Sparkle, Rainbow Dash, Rarity, AppleJack, Pinkie Pie and Fluttershy on their journey to the Crystal Empire for the Equestria Games preparation. Games Ponies Play is the twelfth episode of the third season of My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic. 

This time Twilight Sparkle and her friends leave their pets behind in Ponyville to welcome the Equestria Games inspector to the Crystal Empire. Ms. Harshwhinny is here for a grand tour in preparation of the biggest sporting event in all of Equestria and the ponies are panicking! 
When Ms. Harshwhinny goes for a gallop around the paddock with Prince Shining Armor the ponies realise that this is not the inspector but in fact Ms. Peachbottom! 
Can the ponies find the real Ms. Harshwhinny? Did the ponies truly miss out on all the Equestria Games preparation? 

Find out when MY LITTLE PONY: GAMES PONIES PLAY arrives on DVD and Digital Download, 14th March.

For your chance to win simply follow the instructions on the Rafflecopter form below.

Good Luck! 

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StageCoach Theatre Arts: Gracie's Progress

Monday, March 07, 2016

Back in January, Gracie started her first lesson at Stagecoach Theatre Arts. She was a bit nervous and got a little upset when I dropped her in the class. She was absolutely fine once she started to join in. I sat in a room next door with some other parents of 'first timers' where we could hear them singing and peak in whenever we felt like it.

Back On The Get Fit Bandwagon

Thursday, March 03, 2016

Last year I made a decision to lose the baby weight and get fit and I did so well. I enjoyed exercising and eating well and started to feel really good in myself. I lost just over a stone and noticed a huge change in my body.

Living Room Decor*

Tuesday, March 01, 2016

I am getting so close to finishing the renovation work on my kitchen and it is coming along brilliantly. There are still a few jobs left but we mainly have the cosmetic/finishing touches to do. I can't wait to show it off! Although I haven't actually finished yet, it hasn't stopped me thinking about my next project. Next I plan to redo our living room.