Monday, 10 December 2018

The Christmas Clean With Regina


Christmas, the most magical time of the year filled with lots of family time, festivities and yummy food. Like most parents, I am on the Christmas countdown and really looking forward to seeing my children's face's light up when they get that longed for toy, lazy days watching films together, visits with loved ones and all the festive build-up and activities that the big day brings. However, I am sure I am not alone when I say I am also feeling a bit overwhelmed by it all too as I still feel like I have so much to do and I haven't even started on getting the house in shape for Christmas yet. 

Cup of tea and pack of Regina Blitz kitchen towels

Sunday, 9 December 2018

Peter Pan Pantomime At Whitley Bay Playhouse Review

Last weekend we were invited to Whitley Bay Playhouse to see this year's pantomime, Peter Pan. Produced once again by Blue Genie Entertainment and starting Anthony Costa from Blue as Captain Hook and Playhouse legend Steve Walls as Smee along with last years favourite Ben Hanson (Bouncer in Tracey Beaker) as Starkey and lots of returning Playhouse panto cast members. We could not wait to see the show as we have really enjoyed previous years and it is the perfect panto for the whole family to enjoy.


Tuesday, 4 December 2018

Premier League Writing Stars 2018


Last year Premier League Writing Stars was launched and the competition was a huge success with over 25,000 entries so this year it is back and hoping to be just as (or hopefully even more) popular. This year the theme is diversity and primary school pupils are encouraged to get creative and write a poem on the subject of diversity and there are some great Premier League related prizes up for grabs for those taking part. 

The idea behind Premier League writing stars is to get primary school children interested in poetry and to have a go at writing their own poem. The fact that the campaign is backed by top Premier League football clubs that many young children support helps get some pupils interested, especially as they can win some amazing Premier League related prizes for their school by taking part in the poetry competition. Writing Stars is part of an educational program called Premier League Primary Stars, which is free for teachers to access and has lots of resources for key stage 1 and 2. 


Saturday, 1 December 2018

L.O.L. Surprise Pop-Up Store Playset Review

My five-year-old daughter Sophia is L.O.L crazy, she has been collecting L.O.L dolls for the past year getting them for her birthday or spending any money she has on them, she even spent her holiday money on when we were in Majorca earlier in the year! So it is no surprise that even more L.O.L Surprise dolls are on her Christmas list this year. She loves the surprise element of them and all the fun accessories that you get with the dolls (and pets), however, as the dolls and accessories are so small she often ends up losing the shoes and outfits for them. 

The L.O.L Surprise Pop-Up store set up out the box

So when we were offered to review the new L.O.L Surprise Pop-Up Store Playset I thought that would be perfect for her to store all her L.O.L dolls and accessories in. I had previously seen this playset in a shop and wrongly thought it was just a display case for L.O.L dolls, however, I was wrong as not only is it a display and storage case but it also turns into a little playset and you can also use it for transporting dolls too. 


Friday, 30 November 2018

Visiting Santa At Whitehouse Farm

On Saturday we had the most magical day at one of my favourite Christmas days out here in the North East, we were invited to Whitehouse Farm to see Santa. The children were so excited and chatted away excitedly in the car all the way there as they wondered if Santa would say they were on the naughty or nice list. Pulling up in the car park nice and early we wrapped up nice and warm and made our way into the farm to see what this years, all new Santa Experience was like and how it would compare to last years Winter Wonderland event. 


Thursday, 29 November 2018

Win A 6 Month Xbox Game Pass Subscription

Christmas is coming and I am sure if you have older children game consoles or video games feature on their Christmas list this year. If your children have an Xbox or have asked for a one for Christmas this year then I have the perfect giveaway for you to win a 6 months subscription for Xbox Game Pass worth £48. Perfect for letting gamers play a variety of games online and see which ones they enjoy, it is sure to be popular with gamers young and old. 

So what is an Xbox Game Pass subscription? 


Monday, 19 November 2018

Harry Potter Wizard Training Wands Review

This weekend Fantastic Beasts Two, The Crimes of Grindlewood hit the cinemas and my partner and teen were lucky enough to see it on Saturday (I was meant to go but was stuck at home with a poorly child). As JK Rowling fans will know Fantastic Beasts is a spin-off to the Harry Potter films, featuring magical creatures, spells and lots of spellbinding moments. So wizard fever has been at a high recently, with Harry Potter films recently being showing on TV and a whole new audience discovering the delights of Hogwarts and magic.

My five-year-old daughter Sophia has recently discovered Harry Potter and she absolutely adores it, She has watched all the films and she has asked for Harry Potter gifts this Christmas. I think she is secretly hoping for an owl like Hedwig or a letter inviting her to join Hogwarts and meet Hermoine but the chances of that happening are rather slim. Luckily she was sent the next best thing, Hermoine's wand! 

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