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Thursday, 8 March 2012

Hula Happy Challenge with Total Greek Yoghurt...


Over at Total Greek yoghurt's Facebook page they are challenging people to see how long they can keep a hula hoop twirling around their waist.

They sent me 3 hula hoops so we can join in the challenge trouble is I can only manage 10 seconds at the minute!! and I've been trying all weekend... Bet you can do better than me...

About the challenge

WIN sports' equipment, a subscription to your favourite fitness magazine and a month's supply of TOTAL Greek Yoghurt!

If you’ve seen our latest TV advert, then you’ll have seen Cow and Zebra hula-hooping their way to TOTAL happiness! This inspired us to get you guys involved in our hula hooping craze!

All you have to do to take part in our challenge is post a video of yourself hula hooping on to our page. It can be a friend or family member too, but you must get permission first! The competition will end on 16th March and the winner will be the person who has been able to keep twirling the hula hoop the longest!

The first prize is a subscription to Zest, Top Sante, Women's Fitness or Men's Health, sports' clothing and/or fitness equipment up to the value of £100 and a month's supply of TOTAL Greek Yoghurt.

WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR? Get hula-hooping!! For inspiration, check out our short film below featuring TOTAL's fitness expert Dee Thresher and Hula Hoop extraordinaire - Anna Drury!


 

For how to enter with terms and conditions check  Total Greek Yoghurt's Facebook page ...

Friday, 17 February 2012

Peg Dolls Fun Craft Challenge....

I've been thinking of some craft ideas to do with the children this weekend when my mum reminded me of the peg dolls we use to make when I was little.Pinterest is great for finding new ideas and over the next few day me and the kids will be making lots of girl and boy peg dolls for my Creative Mondays hop!!


If anyone else Fancy's making them this week please link up Monday and I will add your pictures to my peg ideas board on Pinterest and feature you the week after on Creative Mondays.Tip for anyone trying to find dolly pegs we went everywhere for them and the place we found them was Wilkinsons in store ...

Did you use to make peg dolls when you were little?

Here is some great ideas to try that I've found on Pinterest...



              



Source: etsy.com via Claire on Pinterest





Tuesday, 14 February 2012

Harry Potter Lego - The Night Bus Review From Littlewoods Review...

All my 3 boy's are fans of Harry Potter so when I was asked to review  Lego The Night Bus from Littlewoods I thought it would be a lovely chance to get one of my older sons to make something with his younger brother...


My youngest son was excited to be making the night bus and very keen to get started.It took the 2 of them about a 40 minutes from the start to finish.My son of 8 said he found it quite hard to do on his own so found the help of his older brother useful.Although he has since rebuilt it again so practise makes perfect. The only trouble now is he wants more of the Harry Potter Lego range to go with it!!

About Littlewoods

 Littlewoods sells over 900 brands from fashion to furniture including top collaborations with Colleen Rooney and fashionista Fearne Cotton.With enough gadgets, kitchen essentials and the latest fashions there’s enough to keep the whole family entertained!


About the Lego-The night bus 

Harry and his owl Hedwig need a lift back to Hogwarts, but as the purple, triple-decker night bus screeches to a halt beside them are they ready for the bumpiest ride in the wizarding world? Set includes Stan Shunpike, Ernie Prang and Dre Head. Rebuilds into a London bus or regular bus.
Suitable for Age 7-12 years.

Includes-

Harry Potter

Ernie Prang

Stan Shunpike

59 page manual

 




Price at Littlewoods £44-00 or £2-20 per week for 20 week interest free
 
About this post- I was sent The night bus for the purpose of this review,all opinions are my own and I was not paid for this post...

Thursday, 5 January 2012

Snow Boogie Polar Bear and Penguin Inflatable Tube Sledges from Snow Boogie Review....

My youngest children have been asking when will the snow arrive? every morning for what seems like forever!! " when is the snow coming mum, when when when? "soon I always reply. In fact the only morning they did not ask was Christmas Day. We cannot afford that expense everyday to keep them from asking. So with that in mind I was especially glad to receive the Snow Boogie Penguin to Review.

Now whenever they ask, I just tell them to get sitting in the penguin and get practising, once they are fully confident in the Penguin the snow will arrive.It certainly keeps them quiet!! Although if we do not see any snow this winter, it may cost me a trip up to Scotland to find some!!!

Every year when the snow does come we rush out to buy a sledge and usually get left with the ones nobody wants, or just a piece of cardboard not this year. We have the Snow Boogie Penguin!!


About the Snow Boogie Penguin and Polar Bear Inflatable Tube Sledges


Kids can have fun on the slopes like never before with the cool new penguin and polar bear sledges. The adorable 44" inflatable snow tubes are made of durable, cold resistant PVC vinyl to ensure that you can ride the penguin or polar bear all the way to the bottom of the slope as many times as you like! Filled with air, the inflatable sledges offer a slick and speedy, but cushioned ride all the way down. Two soft grip handles ensures that kids are safe and comfortable when the snow tubes are in use. Sledging has never been so much fun.

The sledges are also great for homes with little storage. Once the snow has gone, you simply deflate the sledges and put them back in the box. At just 29cm by 15cm, the box easily stores away for next year.

The Snow Boogie Penguin and Polar Bear Inflatable Tube Sledges are so lovable, the kids are likely to get attached to their favourite animal sledge. If they want to keep them out after the snow is gone, they are also great for indoor use as comfy, bouncy seats for kids bedrooms. Made from strong PVC, they are easy to keep clean as well.

The sledges are very durable, but if they do get a puncture, they come with two patches for a quick fix and they are ready to use again.

They are suitable for ages 4+ and can take riders up to 54kg.

Available in Penguin or Polar Bear..



What I think of the Snow Boogie Penguin

The Snow Boogie Inflatable Sledge looks a fun idea.My imagination was that it would be like a cycle inner tube and puncture easily. Having looked at it though I was surprised how strong the PVC looked.Although you do get a couple of patches just in case. The kids really like it and have been asking when they can use it.They have been practising their snow moves and having fun playing on it.I think this looks great and at around £12-99 is an excellent price, all we need now is the snow to really test them.

Will update more photos and how it works in the snow once it has arrived.

Price: @ around £12.99 RRP

Availability: Firebox  , Tesco Direct and Notcutts

We was sent a Snow Boogie Penguin to Review and was not paid for this post....

Tuesday, 13 December 2011

Bananagrams...

Last week on the Bananagrams challenge and we had to find word for the Christmas theme...


Was still harder than it looks ....

Tuesday, 6 December 2011

Bananagrams...


This week on the Bananagrams Challenge we had to find things that are yellow....

Tuesday, 29 November 2011

Bananagrams...


Bananagrams Blogger Battle Challenge 3

This weeks challenge is all about fruit! We had start our crossword with the word BANANAGRAMS and see how many fruits we could think of. 

Don't forget still chance to win a Bananagrams game here ....

Tuesday, 15 November 2011

Bananagrams Challenge And Chance To Win....




I am taking part in a fun  Bananagrams challenge with my family creating crosswords.The first challenge is based on 'me and my family.I have to use words that describe my household,name,pets and interests, what we like for dinner, literally anything that gives a flavour of my life.
The only rule is that I have to start by using the word ‘BANANAGRAMS’.....

Here is my first entry....


I have been give a BANANAGRAMS game as above for free to use in the challenge and they have given me a game to give away to one of my lovely followers.(Sorry this is only open to UK residents)...

How To Play

Bananagrams is a fast and fun word game that can be played in as little as 5 minutes making Bananagrams a great family fun as well as being educational! The rules are pretty straight forward. Depending on how many players you have, put all the tiles face down and take a certain number of letter for yourself from the bunch. One player shouts 'Split' and everyone turns their tiles over. Then it's up to you to try and connect all your letter into intersecting words. You can re-arrange them as many times as you like until you have used all your tiles. Then you shout 'Peel'. This means all players have to take one more tile from the centre bunch. This continues until all the tiles are gone. The player to connect the last tile is the winner. If you are the lucky one you shout 'Bananas' and the game is over... But be careful, a single spelling mistake will make you a 'Rotten Banana!

All my lovely followers have to do to be entered into the chance to win this fun game is...

1.) Go to BANANAGRAMS on Facebook  and type I want to win a BANANAGRAMS with clairejustineoxox

2.)Pop back and leave me a comment that you have like it on Facebook and leave me your email/Twitter or Facebook name for if you win.If you are new to my blog please follow me and leave a message so I can follow you back...

Competition ends Midnight on 7th December.( I had to change the rule number 1,but everyone is still entered...)

Can wait ? Play.com have it at a great price of £9-99 and free delivery for a limited time....

Monday, 14 November 2011

Light Strike Review...


We have just been sent some Light Strike toy's to review.This is described as new super-cool interactive battle game from the WowWee makers of best selling toy,Paper Jamz and Robosapien.They sent us a box full of products that included 2 guns,4 different add on accessories and a Intelligent targeting system.

What WowWee Say About Light Strike

Light Strike is the first interactive gaming system that brings video games into the real world,live and in colour.Fully customisable with built in weapon choices and slots to attach accessories,players can make tactical decisions to add new features and functions on the go.Interactive light and sound effects put you in the middle of combat,creating exciting ever-changing battle scenarios.Conquer individual challenges,play one-on-one or create the ultimate team battle with unlimited players.Challenge your friends to a game and see who can win1action at the speed of light And with no projectiles,parents friendly too!


What we thought of the Light Strike


Over the years we have stayed away from gun toys so I was initially a bit wary of trying these.However I thought I would go in with an open mind to see how the children reacted to them.I opened the parcel and was very impressed with the build quality design and accessories.I felt sure the children would be impressed with them too.When my 8 year old son arrived home from school he was very excited to try them out.I told him he had to wait till I could get to buy batteries as like all toy's they are not included.They do need lots batteries 4 AA in the guns and 3AAA in the strike targets and I would say for anyone who is considering buying these to invest in a battery charger.Being impatient like his dad he wanted to get started straight away so he went on a mission taking out all batteries from his and his sisters toy's but still a few to short,so he still had to wait....


When we got the batteries he tried the guns around the house, but there wasn't really enough room to play to get the full effect from them.So off to the garden we went, and there was plenty of room to move,run and jump around and more space for the targets to be placed.I would definitely say they are more suited to outdoors,unless you have a massive house.He quickly slipped into some apropiate clothing as seen below and we played and played.


To start the gun up once the batteries are in just move the power switch to on and press your finger print on the scanner to activate your assault striker.This is just a feature that gives it a personal touch as it doesn't matter who's finger print activates the gun then your ready to start firing.With your gun you get a strike target that you can clip onto your friends clothes or place somewhere for target practice.It then beeps when you have hit the target, you can then restart. Along wiht his elder brothers and sister they played a few games aiming for points for a hit,first to 10 points wins. You can easily make up a few different games. They also arranged the targets and did a timed run who could do the quickest around a course. When my husband is off he is planning to take them up to the woods to play on a larger scale, as he has always fancied paint balling but without the paint. I personally think he's played too much Call of Duty!! One thing I have not mentioned so far is the SOUND of the guns and targets is really top class with flashing lights et al. The sounds really add to the atmosphere, although if they do go into the woods they will have to be careful not to scare anyone!!

Other Good feature on the gun are-

If you don't use it for 10 minutes it goes into standby mode so not to waste batteries it will wake up if blasted by another Assult Striker or if the button is pressed.

If you don't use it after 20 minutes it will further power down so it will save your battieries if you forget to turn it off.

Same above for the strike target too.

Headphone Jack on gun and strike target so not having to hear them playing all the time.


The accessories are great add ons whether you want to take out multiple enemies with one shot,have rapid fire with provides major blasts,know where your enemies are or double your range to ensure you hit your mark...

The guns have made the kids do lots of running around outside and my 14 year old has enjoyed running around shooting targets with his 8 year old brother.My little girl has enjoyed taking part in running around and target practicing too. This is getting them fit whilst enjoying play and finding the enemies.These guns are great to play and look good in the dark too with all the different lights they look great....
To conclude I feel they are a nice toy for anyone this Xmas, and used correctly will promote lots of healthy activity, anything that gets them away from the TV is a good thing. Talking to the children after a few days of playing with them, I believe they recognise that these are toys and have not behaved anymore aggressively after using them. I am very pleased with this!!


For more information go to Light strike

Suitable for 8 years +


Contents:

1* Light Strike Assault Striker G.A.R.-023
1*Strike Target
1*User Manual

Requires:

4*AA Batteries for gun.
3xAAA Batteries for strike target.
 Costs £39-99 RRP


Contents:

1*Strike Target
1*User Manual

Requires:

4*AA Batteries for gun.
3xAAA Batteries for strike target.
Costs £39-99 RRP








Rapid fire system .
From £9-99 to £12-99 RRP









Enemy scanner.
From £9-99 to £12-99








Refractor launch system.
From £9-99 to £12-99 RRP.









Scope.
From £9-99 to £12-99RRP.


I.T.S. Intelligent targeting system
£24-99 RRP.

Available to buy from Amazon ,  Argo  , Toys R Us  and many more

We were sent these toy's for free in exchange for a honest opinion and was not paid for this post...


Friday, 11 November 2011

Pudsey Bear Is Back In Build-A-Bear Workshop For Children in Need....


            Pudsey and his Beary Best Friend....Blush Bear
                                                 Return to Build-A-Bear Workshop...

We have just been sent a Pudsey Bear teddy to review how excited was my little girl!! Below is a snippet about the Children in Need campaign from Build-A-Bear Workshop...

Following the success of last year’s campaign that sold over 11,500 bears, Pudsey and Blush Bear are back and now available at Build-A-Bear Workshop® stores nationwide.

In 2010, Build-A-Bear Workshop donated a bear-illiant £135,000 to BBC Children in Need through the sale of Pudsey and Blush Bear and this year they’re hoping to do even better with the addition of new clothing for the furry pair. Every penny raised helps to make a positive difference to the lives of disadvantaged children and young people right here in the UK.




What Build-A-Bear Workshop say about Pudsey and Blush bear...  

New for this year is a furbulous Pudsey, who has been re-designed to feature a beary cute spotted heart, a t-shirt with an all new BBC Children in Need design and a bear-illiant pair of Pudsey slippers and pyjamas. Blush has had a make-over too with a beary pretty new pinafore dress. An additional £1 from the sale of the t-shirt, slippers, pyjamas and dress will also be donated back to the charity.

Pudsey and Blush fans are able to make their beary own BBC Children in Need mascot at any of 55 Build-A-Bear Workshop® stores across the UK with £5 from the sale of each Pudsey and Blush Bear going directly back to the national charity Appeal. Blush Bear who is Pudsey’s ‘BBF’, likes playing the drums and dancing and is on hand to help Pudsey with his busy fundraising schedule, lending him a well needed paw when he needs it. Blush loves to have fun and comes with magnetic paws to help her cover her rosy cheeks.

We went to Build-A-Bear workshop just a few weeks ago picking out Christmas presents here are a few Photo's we took whist we were their...







 What we think about Pudsey and Blush Bear...

My daughter is a huge Build-A-Bear Workshop fan which of course means I'm a big fan too.(Where was a shop like this when I was a child?!) The Build-a-Bear Workshop is such a magical place,even my often cynical husband is impressed by the store and staff, no mean feat. She loves the whole experience, from choosing her bear to filling it,kissing a heart, making a wish to making a birth certificate.We have never walked by a store without buying a bear or something for a bear unless it's picking the perfect present from Santa.When we were contacted to see if we would like to review a Pudsey Bear from Build-A-Bear Workshop I was so looking forward to seeing my daughter's face as she has been trying to get her hands on Pudsey for just under a year now.Last year when Pudsey arrived into the shops my daughter wanted him.When we got to the shops she changed her mind after seeing all the bears and got a 'Mint Heart' Bear.Then she decided she wanted Pudsey and changed her mind to 'Santa's little helper'.Finally on her next outing she said this time we will get Pudsey but no too late!! it's limited edition. No more until next year. Temper tantrum avoided by getting a different bear and waiting for next year. 
Pudsey arrived while my daughter was at school, so I got to work making him feel at home. Ready for when she comes home from school.Pudsey Bear and Blush Bear are on her Christmas list so Santa better get a move on to get Blush Bear ready for Christmas or there will be trouble!! As we found out last year.
Limited Editions don't last forever mummy?! I have been warned....


Me and Pudsey waited form my daughter to come home...


I put Pudsey Bear in my daughter room with some friends..


Then when we got in from school she had a big surprise....


But I know where he will be sleeping tonight....


I was right...

Pudsey Bear retails at £15; Pudsey Bear t-shirt at £5; Pudsey Bear Pyjamas at £10 and the Pudsey Bear slippers at £4.50 each. Blush Bear retails at £15; Blush Bear t-shirt at £5; and the Blush Bear dress at £10 each.For more information visit them at  Build-A-Bear Workshop   Facebook  Twitter

For more about Children In Need click here.

We were sent a Pudsey Bear,Pudsey Pyjamas and some slippers for free in exchange for a honest review of what we think of Pudsey Bear.Thank you Build-A-Bear Workshop we love him...


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