Wednesday, 17 January 2018

In The Night Garden Live returns! Win tickets to the show!



Performances for IN THE NIGHT GARDEN LIVE 2018 go on public sale from 26 January with an exclusive pre-sale for registered users from 23 January families have until 18 January to sign up for this at NightGardenLive.com

IN THE NIGHT GARDEN LIVE will return to The O2 and Richmond Old Deer Park in London, as well as visiting Cannon Hill Park in Birmingham and Manchester’s intu Trafford Centre.
  
IN THE NIGHT GARDEN LIVE is an amazing musical theatre experience for all the family. Children’s favourite CBeebies’ stars - Igglepiggle, Upsy Daisy, Makka Pakka and friends- are all brought beautifully to life on stage using full-size costumes, magical puppets, enchanting music and breathtaking projections.


                            
It takes place in its own all-weather, purpose-built inflatable Showdome with many family-friendly facilities. This site-specific structure is a huge hit with children and parents and the immersive theatrical experience makes audiences feel they are actually entering the magical world of the TV show In the Night Garden.
For your chance to win 4 tickets to see In the Night garden Show simply complete and enter the form below.
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Please note: the competition ends on 20 January 23:59m, T&C apply.

Good luck!

Celebrate Valentine's Day with a quirky personalised t-shirt from Genie Gadgets + giveaway

In just under a month some of us will be celebrating Valentine's Day, buying cute or cringy presents or perhaps just spending some quality time with your loved ones. 
For those of you looking for a personalised and practical present I or shall I say Genie Gadgets have just the right product for you- personalised t-shirt (£12.99) showcasing yours or your  loved one's pet name!

"Genie Gadgets was founded in 2007 with the mission of scouring the world to bring unusual great gifts and gadgets to an unsuspecting public. We like to think that we do things differently by treating our customers like friends and family, that’s assuming you like your friends and family". 

"We love a bit of romance here and in our opinion the cheesier the better. So, this year we’ve decided mark Valentine’s Day by celebrating all that is cringeworthy, sickly and dam right embarrassing about love.

Do you and your other half whisper sweet nothings to each other? Are your call and message logs littered with conversations around who is the best, the sweetest, the kindest, the sexiest? Are they your wonderful Wookums?
Now is time to celebrate all that is wonderful (and quite cheesy) about pet names and showcase your own by presenting them with one of our quirky Personalised T-Shirts".


Available sizes
Male: S 34/36" M 38/40" L 42/44" XL 46/48"
Female: S 8/10 M 10/12 L 12/14 XL 14/16

Available colours
Male: Sport Grey, Light Blue, Light Pink, Stone Blue
Female: Sport Grey, Lilac, Light Pink, Mint Green


Would you like to be in a chance of winning one of the 2 t-shirts from the range? All you have to do is fill out the Rafflecopter form below (the competition ends on 4 February 12am):


a Rafflecopter giveaway Good luck!

Disclaimer: I was sent the item mentioned above for the purpose of this review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Tuesday, 16 January 2018

Review: Ravensburger- My First Floor Puzzle Peppa Pig

I have always been a big fan of puzzles for kids and in the last 3,5 years L has played with all sort of puzzles apart from Ravensburger floor puzzles, which for some reasons we were unconsciously avoiding. 

Couple of weeks ago we have received our first ever Ravensburger's My First Floor Puzzle (suitable from 2 year old) with main Peppa Pig cartoon characters (£8.99).


For those who don't know Ravensburger is "a famous jigsaw company dedicated to promoting fun, learning and family togetherness – important values in today's fast-paced, tech-driven world. While having endless hours of playing fun with our innovative products, children learn to think ahead, to accept losing graciously and to follow directions". 
The puzzle is made of large cardboard pieces, with overall 16 pieces each of them is about an adult's hand size. Colours are vibrant and pictures are clear enough for a 3 year old to look at. Even though pieces are large they are lightweight and very easy to hold and play with.

When we have opened the puzzle for the first time I thought that it would be better if I get involved, explain to L how she can connect images from the puzzle and what characters/objects she needs to look for each time. The next day L was able to play with the puzzle unaided and by observing the pictures she knew what to look for by herself! 
There is no particular order to L's way of connecting puzzles, I like to start with corners and either to move to a side or down but L prefers to pick a random puzzle piece and work around it, and as Ravensburger's My First Floor Puzzle is only made of 16 large pieces it is easy enough to do.
L likes the principle of finding the right puzzle, looking for familiar characters and would be happy to do the puzzle over and over again (3 times in a row to be precise). I am hoping that we can extend the play time and be able to talk about what we see or create a story what Peppa Pig and her friends are up to, maybe next time! 

Disclaimer: I was sent the item mentioned above for the purpose of this review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.