Friday, 6 October 2017

Cicciobello Love n Care Review & Competition!


Violet has been obsessed with this very cute and very life like baby called Cicciobello.
Cicciobello is very much like a real baby that cries and his cheeks even flush when he is upset or asleep. Violet couldn't actually believe her eyes when his cheeks lit up when he was snoring away!
Cicciobello comes with a good range of accessories to keep him happy and content. 
He has a couple of bottles containing pretend milk and juice as well as a dummy which helps him stop crying. A thermometer, medicine and stethoscope to determine whether he is poorly and to treat him to make him better. 
The role play side to this baby is fantastic, the extra accessories are a huge bonus with really bringing the doll to life, Violet has always loved looking after babies but many don't do as much as Cicciobello. The sound affects are really realistic and having the different accessories to use in different ways and getting a different reaction from them is brilliant.
Violet also love that Cicciobello is a boy, most if not all of hers are girls so its nice to have something different!
Ciccobello is for children ages 3+ and RRP £59.99 and would be perfect for Christmas just a couple of months away!
You can find Cicciobello here at Smyths Toys Store. Theres also a competition being held to Win a family trip to Italy!! Enter to WIN Here!


Friday, 15 September 2017

Were off to the Southampton Boat Show 2017!!!

Hi Everyone as the title says were heading down to the Southampton Boat show this weekend and can not wait! I have always seen the boat show going on every single year and also have a tendency of getting stuck in the general boat show traffic but honestly had no idea it was a fun family event! I assumed it was for people who owned boats or generally into them. How totally wrong i was! Looking on their website the have a ton of fun activities for all the family to do!

The boat show is on from 15th-24th September this year so a good few days to give it a try. There are different package options to choose from depending on what you and your family fancy doing. Im really looking forward to the river paddle boarding as i have given paddle boarding ago over the summer and loved it! They have lives music and kids shows, this year they are featuring Gemma Hunt from Cbeebies so i think the kids will be well entertained with her, while i have a beverage at the champagne bar! I want to get us all on a sailing boat as well as trying out mini cruise they have available.

Theres a lot going on at the boat show this year with celebrity appearances, as well as a few places to shop, pop up places to eat and the RNLI. Im most looking forward to seeing all the beautiful boats and just spending time with my family, I'm hoping the weather holds out for us this weekend but either way I'm sure were have a great time!

Ill definitely let you know how we get on, theres still time to get your tickets children under 15 also go free!

Heres a fun video of the set up of last years boat show!



Tuesday, 29 August 2017

Back to School with F&F | Challenging the uniform!

Back to School is only just around the corner, the kids have been putting F&F School uniform to the test with some very fun and exciting challenges! Tesco have really out done themselves with having every bit of uniform available so no need to shop anywhere else!

My children being both tall and very slim they always need specific requirements when it comes to school uniform. Alister needing adjustable waists and slim fit leg to make sure the trousers look smart and not like a sack potatoes! Violet also needing the same fit in trousers but wide fit in shoes as she has such chubby high instep little feet! Ive found the uniform perfect fit for both of them, i can also get both their school colours to with Alister in navy and Violet in red.

The trousers come in a good choice of fits from skinny let, slim fit, plus fit and all of them come pleated front so no need for ironing which is always a bonus!

We put the trousers to the test first with a fun football match, the kids loved getting stuck in, tackling each other, Alister skidding over the grass the trousers really held up well having the reinforced knee
helped i think!

Like i mentioned above the kids needing suitable school shoes that actually last is so important. Alister went through 3 pairs in under a year! F&F shoes are scruff resistant, have extra cushion inside for added comfort and the leather quality really shows.
We took the shoes on an adventure nature walk, my two love nothing more than exploring the forest looking for bugs and assorts of creepy crawlies. The shoes did the job well traipsing through long grass and stoney tracks.
Alisters shoes were ideal for him as the had 3 large velcro straps across the top they also looked like a smart trainer so he was pleased and said they were very comfy! Violet shoes are adorable little pumps she couldn't help but noticed instantly that they had heart grips on the bottom of them, they also had a one strap velcro across the top, velcro is a must for my children thats for sure. Both pairs are so reasonable in price and so far I'm very pleased with the quality.

Our final challenge was to test the Teflon EcoElite polo shirts out by making some delicious homemade ice lollies. First we blitz up the ingredients using the recipe provided. The kids really enjoyed using the hand blender, it definitely made a ton of mess but they had fun! The new polos have been finished with Teflon EcoElite and carbon free fabric protector designed to repel stains.
Violet was covered in strawberry and wiped her hands all over her white polo but the stain really did come out in one wash. I noticed when washing up also the water just made beads on the polo and rolled right off.

Thank you to Tesco for giving us these awesome challenges over the summer holidays, were all very happy with the uniform and can't wait to really put it all into action when they go back to school in September! The quality, sizings and price is spot on, don't forget to check out your local Tesco Supermarkets for all the uniform in store or if you don't fancy dragging the children with you why not go online and click and collect!
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