Review of Priddy Books

1 Dec

First 100 Trucks Board Book

In our house we love reading books, so were very pleased when we got a chance to review for Priddy Books.  A lovely lady at Priddy Books sent us 2 books.  This was the book for Zakariyah.  It’s suitable from birth and like the other book we loved the vibrant colours.  Zakariyah really enjoyed looking at this and we can’t wait to see him saying the different types of trucks when he starts talking more.  Sadly our camera is broken, but there was a lovely moment when Yusuf sat down and read the book with his brother showing him the different types of trucks.  This book is a bargain at £3.99. 

Let's Pretend Builder's Tool Kit

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
This book is Yusuf’s.  It is a board book which let’s you pretend to be a Builder.  It has pieces which you insert into the correct place.  Mummy and Yusuf really enjoyed doing this.  Zakariyah also had a lot of enjoyment with this book, it must have been the bright colours!  He kept running off with the pieces!!   This book retails at £10.99 we think this is a great price for a lovely board book.  We received both books in a Priddy Books bag, which Mummy now takes with her everywhere!  To have a look at the full range of Priddy Books visit: www.priddybooks.com
 
Disclosure: We were sent 2 books for the boys for reviewing.  This is the opinion of myself and family.

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.

Review on I Don’t Know How She Does It Book by Allison Pearson

21 Nov

Morning All,

This is a guest post from Mummy.  I’ve finally finished I Don’t Know How She Does It. Hooray! That fact sums up the jist of the book as like Kate Reddy the character, my time is limited though not to the extent of Kate’s!  The only time I got to read this book was my journey to and from work on the tube, when I could get a seat!!  I really enjoyed this book and I am rather sad it’s finished!!

Kate Reddy is a working mother of two children (just like me!)  Her job is a lot more demanding than mine and it often requires her to leave the country.  Although our lifes are very different they are similar in a few ways.  The first similarity is that she is always trying to remember what she needs to do/buy/arrange! sometimes as humans do she does forget little things.  The other similarity is sometimes feeling overwhelmed to how much we as working parents miss our children.  At the same time finding the weekends such a big difference to the week and wondering if we will ever get used to how much attention and time the kids want!  But of course we love it!  There are a lot of times in the book where Kate feels sad/guilty that she in not at home full time, which I also feel a lot!

The big difference between myself and Kate is that her husband/ the kids Daddy also works.  Not the demanding hours that Kate does and he does not need to work abroad.  I often felt that Kate did not give Richard the credit he deserves.   My other half/ Daddy to the boys does even more than what Richard does and I always let him know how much I appreciate him and what he does.   I don’t think that she ever meant to be like that just feeling frustrated at working so much and also being busy constantly at home.  But the great thing is that at the end of the book she does realise that she takes him for granted, I loved the ending I’m not going to give it away but it is quite a Fairytale Ending in my opinion.

This is a great read for anybody, but I find that someome who is in a similar position whether female or male will find it a lot more interesting.  I often read the book and I would say to myself  “Wow, me too!”  I would love to see the film to see how it compares as people always say the film can never be better than the book!

Disclosure:  We were given a copy of I Don’t Know How She Does It by Allison Pearson for reviewing purposes.  This is Mummy’s opinion!

Yusuf’s 4th birthday!

8 Nov

Morning All,

We had a great weekend, on Sunday was Yusuf’s birthday.  We had Aunty and nieces and nephew round.  Granny was round too and Uncle Mahdee.  We bought Yusuf a DSi and 3 DS games.  Granny got him 2 DS games and Uncle Mahdee got him a game.  So Nanny is getting Yusuf a beanbag chair to sit and play on!  Aunty got Yusuf two board game, Twister and I can’t remember the name of the other one.   Thanks again to the great Free Cakes UK, who supplied us with a srummy cake.

The downside of the birthday is we were photoless!  We discovered on the Saturday that our belved camera had broken.  Someone had dropped it we don’t know the culprit!  So we was going to use Uncle Mahdee’s iphone which started off great, got some lovely pictures.  Later on in the evening his phone broke, it seems some water got in it!!  Plus we both had Blackberrys and they have been broken for some time.  Mummy is quite sad that we son’t have any photos from Yusuf’s birthday but there was absoultely nothing we could do about it. 

Well I’m off now dropped Yusuf off at school and have the day with Zakariyah.  He is doing all sorts now, opening the fridge, freezer, oven!!  Climbing everywhere he is very inquisitive to say the least.

Have a good day all.

Review of Pirates Sticky Mosaics

1 Nov

One of the Sticky Mosaics

Half Term Week

27 Oct

Morning All,

Well just a quick one to say how the half term is going.  It has not been too bad actually just wish the weather would cheer up a bit.  We have been at home playing except for on Tuesday Yusuf went with Nanny to Aunty’s house.  Not really up to much today but it will be a nice day anyway.  On Saturday Mummy will be taking the boys to Aunty’s house.  They are having a housewarming party, but as with anyone with kids it’s going to be in the day.  Next Sunday will be Yusuf’s 4th birthday!  Mummy ordered a DS for him a couple of weeks ago which we are still waiting for!  We have got a Mario/Luigi case for him and already got his birthday card.  We all can’t wait!

Last week we received some yummy sweets to review from Goody Good Stuff.  They are suitable for vegetarians.  The link to the review is at Mummy Fever: http://mummyfever.blogspot.com/2011/10/our-review-of-goody-good-stuff.html?spref=tw

Goody Good Stuff sweets

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Well that’s it for me for today, have a good day all.