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An update!

15 Aug

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Afternon All,

Just a really quick one as lots going on.  A few weeks ago we finished the boys bedroom in the new flat.  It looks really lovely and the boys enjoy having the own space.  They both have their birthdays coming up in a few months and Yusuf will be starting Reception in September in the school he is already in.  We have to start thinking about getting Zakariyah on the list for nursery soon.

Well as I said really short one as I’m on someone’s computer!  Ours is still not working and we haven’t been able to get a new one!

 

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Review of Half Baked Cake (Scrumptious Chocolate flavour)

2 Aug

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Good Morning All,

We are a family that love cakes (especially Chocolate flavour) so we were very happy to review the Half Baked Scrumptious Chocolate Cake.  The cake is already made and you don’t need to add anything.  All you do is put in the oven for 50 – 55 minutes and let it cool and then add the chocolate buttercream icing.  After about 10 minutes of it being in the oven myself and Mummy could smell it and was eager to try it!  I’m not a fan myself of icing, so Mummy left half of it without icing and the other half with icing.

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I have to say that this cake is probably my favourite chocolate cake, it was really yummy!  It went down very well with the boys, Mummy, Uncle Mahdee and Granny.  It lasted us 2 days which proves that it is a fair size.  I even tried the side with icing on and I like that too.  The icing didn’t have too much of a sugary taste more of a chocolate taste.

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Here is our youngest Zakariyah trying to grab the box of Mummy!  If I see this cake I would not hesitate to buy it.  The cakes come in 3 other flavours: Lemon & Lime Drizzle, Coffee & Walnut & Farmhouse Apple.  The cakes retail at £5.00 each.  They are available now from Tesco Extra & Tesco.com.  To get more information go to www.halfbakedcake.co.uk

Disclosure:  I was sent 1 Half Baked Cake for review.  This is not a paid review.  This review is the opinion of myself and my family.

Back On Again!

24 May

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Hello All,

Sorry I know it’s been a while.  Just quite difficult to get on when your computer is broken!!  Well the sun is back and I hope it’s here to stay for a while.  Were all doing well, especially the boys growing up really quickly.  Zakariyah is a chatterbox and is making us laugh on a daliy basis.  Yusuf had his school picture taken and we will be ordering some, he looks so adorable!  he’s off to London Zoo with the school next week so maybe for one day I hope that it’s not going to be too hot for his sake!!

We were luck enough to go to the Preview of the Topcat 3D Film, mummy stayed at home with Zakariyah.  We really enjoyed it, it was my first time seeing a 3D film and my first time at the cinema with Yusuf.  It is a experience I will not forget and I will be posting about it in the next few days.

Well that’s it for today!

Review of Hallmarks Abigail and The Balance Beam Story Buddy

20 Apr

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Afternoon All, told you I would be on!!

Thanks to the lovely people at Hallmark for sending us a Hallmarks Abigal Story Buddy for our niece to review.  Maya is 6 years old and a very good reader.  We were sent a Watson The Story Buddy to review before and the boys loved it.  Maya loved her Abigail even more as she is old enough to read herself.  The great thing about Story Buddies, is that you read the story and the character reads the highlighted parts.

Firstly Maya attemped reading the book in the living room.  This as we expected was not succesfull as you need to be in a quiet room for the character to respond and we had a houseful.  So at first Maya went in a quiet bedroom and after reading the book, ran back in and said “It works, she talks!”  Then she took Yusuf in the bedroom and read to him and Yusuf came in and told us all that “She talked” excitedely.  Then the last audience member that Maya got was Nanny.  Nanny absoultely loved it, she came back in and said “That’s fantastic, I wouldn’t mind one for myself.”

We love the Story Buddies and think they are great for a range of ages (including Adults that are big kids!!!) Priced at £19.99 in Hallmark stores and at www.Hallmark.co.uk.   Additional books for Abigail are also available from the same outlets priced at £5.99 each.  More character members will be added to the gang this year.

Disclosure:  We received a Abigal Story Buddy (character and book) to review.  This is the opinion of myself and family.  We are not paid for this post.

 

19 Apr

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Good Afternoon All,

I know, I know have not been on in absolutely ages.  What can I say moving home and the trials of everyday life have made it difficult for me to dedicate time!  But things seem to be calming down now hopefully.  The boys are growing up fast, Zakariyah is 1 and a half and Yusuf is 4 and a half.

They very much enjoy the new flat and we do too.  Beleive me it’s like a mansion compared to the old flat.  This is a really brief post just to put an up to date picture, but I’ll be back on tomorrow.  Before I go got some good news Yusuf got his reception place which is at the school who already attends so it means no changing schools thankfully!

Review of Dora The Explorer Enchated Forest Adventures DVD

24 Nov

Morning All,

Thanks to the fantastic Louise at Rock and Roll Baby World, we received a Dora The Explorer Enchanted Forest Adventures DVD to review.  The DVD itself came in a lovely backpack box with some stickers and colour sheets.  The thing that we love about Dora is that it is suitable for both boys and girls.  Our oldest is a real boys boy but Dora is one programme that he will watch.  Both ouf our boys don’t watch Dora all the time, but when they do it really gets their attention and sometimes we can get rare moments of peace whilst they watch!!

In this episode of Dora The Exlplorer Enchanted Forest Adventures, Dora is in a magical world ruled by Unicornio the Unicorn King.  Dora, Boots and friends help get Unicornio back as King when an owl takes over and sets up some mean rules!

The DVD features 3 parts: Part 1 Tale of the Unicorn King, Part 2 Secret of Atlantis and Part 3 Dora Saves King Unicornio.  The full 3 parts will be shown on Nick Jr on Friday 25th November at 4pm and Sunday 27th November at 12pm.

Here’s a taster clip: http://www.nick.co.uk/clips/embed/?clipid=dora-enchanted-forest-forest-song

Disclosure: We were sent 1 Dora the Explorer Enchanted Forest Adventures DVD to review.  This review is the opinion of myself and family.

Review of The Fabulous Bakin’ Boys Christmas Cupcakes

23 Nov

Fabulous Bakin Boys Christmas Cupcakes

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Morning All,
 
Our family is very partial to sweet things as a treat.  The biggest culprits being Mummy and Yusuf!  Thanks to the lovely people at Bottle PR, we were sent a pack of Fabulous Christmas Cupcakes Chocolate Orange flavour.  There are 2 dark chocolate, 2 milk chocolate and 2 white chocolate.
 
Myself and Mummy managed to taste before Yusuf got his hands on the rest!  I had the dark chocolate and Mummy had a milk chocolate one.  We both thought they were yummy, I found the topping quite sweet but I think it was just to Mummys liking!  As for Yusuf over 2 days he finished the remaining 4 with poor Zakariyah (our 1 year old) quickly grabbing any bits that Yusuf dropped!!   Yusuf would have finished them off a lot quicker if we would have let him!  His comments were “Yummy Yummy” and “I like the icing!!”
 
The Christmas Cupcakes come in 2 flavours: Mint Chocolate and Chocolate Orange.  There are 6 in a pack and they are individually wrapped so perfect to pop in a stocking.  They will be available at a special introductory price of £1.00 per pack and available from Tesco, Asda and Morrisons.  For more information visit: www.bakinboys.co.uk
 
Disclosure:  We were sent 1 pack of The Fabulous Bakin Boys Christmas Cupcakes for reviewing purposes.  It is the view of myself and family.