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Add to your christmas with Opies Foods!

One of the things that I love the most about Christmas is the plentiful amounts of delicious food! I really…

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Children’s Books – Gift Guide for under £15!

Children’s Books – Gift Guide for under £15!

One of the things that I never mind the kids getting for presents is a book! They love reading, so do I, and we love to find new books and authors.  The boys are just starting to read so they love it even more now as they start to recognise the words and letters.

If you are stuck for ideas, then look no further as we have these great ideas for you to choose from:


“You know monsters aren’t real, right?  Yeah. Me too. Except for this one time when my big brother made me forget.”

When his big brothers tell him about scary Frankenbunny, Spencer doesnt believe them.  He knows monsters arent real. But his brothers keep up their scary talk until Spencer forgets what he knows.  After he discovers that the stories were just a mean trick. Spencer hatches a plan to teach his brothers a lesson they will never forget.  Will it work?

£12.99 from Amazon.

Kick! Jump! Chop!

“As fast as you can. You cant beat me I’m the ninjabread man.”

When sparring gets stale, Sensei whips up a new challenge – the ninjabread man.  The mouthwatering martial artist may be fresh from the oven but his skills are sweet, spicy and sure to bring some kick to the dojo.

£12.99 from Amazon

Rocket Shoes

“Zooming, zipping, hopping, soaring, sky-high flying, world-exploring.”

Jose loves zooming, zipping, hopping, soaring and exploring in his high-tech rocket shoes.  Then the mayor bans them amid protests that kids were never meant to fly, so Jose puts his rocket shoes away.  But when a crises occurs, will he break the rules and put those forbidden shoes back on to save the day?

£12.99 from Amazon

Goodnight Little Bot

“Little Bot, it’s time for bed. Let’s get ready, sleepyhead.”

It’s bedtime for Little Bot. He slips his PJs over his power pack and enjoys a few batteries for a tasty snack, but, just like you, Little Bot needs a few more things before he can power down for the night!

£12.99 from Amazon

Dough Knights and Dragons

“In a magical kingdom far to the east, lived a very small knight and a very large beast.”

In a faraway magical kingdom friendship is outlawed between knights and dragons. But one day, a small knight stumbles upon a beast in his lair – and from then on the two are inseparable. can this remarkable pair use their wit, cunning and baking skills to save their friendship and end the edict once and for all?

£12.99 from Amazon

We wish for a monster Christmas

“We wish for a furry monster. A big, hairy, scary monster. Our own stomping, chomping monster for Christmas this year.”

Meet a brother and sister who don’t want the usual toys for Christmas, but a big, hairy monster.  When mum and dad refuse, the siblings take their case to Santa.  And since they have been good all year, Santa delivers and chaos ensues.

£12.99 from Amazon

Big Book of How

This is one for the inquisitive kids out there! This new edition of TIME for Kids Big book of How offers answers to the questions they keep asking.  Questions include, how do you build a tepee? How do diamonds form? How does Wi-Fi work? There are even activities in each chapter!

£17.99, available from Amazon

These books are available from or by calling 01273 488 005.

Disclaimer: We were gifted this in exchange for an honest review.  All thoughts are our own.


Star Wars Infinity Light Review

Star Wars Infinity Light Review

The boys absolutely love Star Wars and it is not something that will change any time soon by the looks of things.

When I attended Blogon in September, I had the opportunity to view a Star Wars infinity light.  So, the boys were delighted when a month later one turned up at our door to review.



The boys couldnt wait to get it out of the box.  It came with a cable and plug.  But you can also use a battery if you would prefer.  This was good for us as the boys dont have many plug sockets in their bedroom.

You can also attach the light to a wall should you need to.

When the light is switched off, it works as a mirror.  However when you switch it on you get a very bright light.

This fabulous light was a huge hit in our house.  It makes a welcome addition to the boys Star Wars bedroom.

Where to buy

This wonderful infinity light is available from Paladone and is a must have for any Star Wars fan!

Disclaimer: We were gifted this in exchange for an honest review.  All thoughts are our own.


Shnooks Review

Shnooks Review

With Christmas coming up it is always fab to have plenty of ideas for presents.  I don’t know about you but I find it hard trying to pick out toys that the kids would love.  It is nice to have some recommendations!

So, it was a pleasure this week to review Shnooks, which is a great idea for pressies next month!

Shnooks Review

One of the great things about this toy is that it comes flat packed.  This means it doesn’t take up too much room in your shopping basket!

Then when you open the packed the toy puffs up and becomes cuddly and soft.  The toy then grows to 8 x the size!

Once opened the toy comes with a comb and some clips, so you can do the shnooks hair.

There are six Shnooks to collect, however D was particularly pleased that we were sent a purple one!

These are a great addition to your Christmas list!  It is definitely worth keeping in mind while you do your Christmas shopping.

Where to buy

You can buy Shnooks in all the usual places, including Amazon for just £7.99.

Disclaimer: We were gifted this in exchange for an honest review.  All thoughts are our own.





Having Fun with Colour On! Paddington

Having Fun with Colour On! Paddington

Everywhere you look at the moment, you see adverts for the Paddington film.  Well that and Christmas adverts but less said about that the better!

When I went into town the other day, there were cute and cuddly Paddingtons on sale everywhere!

Last week I launched a fun competition on the blog to giveaway a Dancing Paddington.  There is still time to enter if you fancy your chances.  Just visit here:

Colour On! Paddington – Review

A few weeks back we were sent a Colour On! Paddington set to review. This is so much more than a colouring book.  It comes in a roll and you and take part off as and when you need.  There is over 3 metres of colouring fun and activities to do, so it will take a very long time for it to run out.

It is a great size and will easily fit in a bag to take out and about.  We find this incredibly useful when going out for dinner, a great distraction when rumbling tummies are waiting on food to be served.

There is a dial at the end of the box, so it is really easy to roll back up once done.

This is such a great idea and definitely one to always have to hand!

How to buy Colour On! Paddington

This fab product is available from all the usual places, including Amazon where you can grab your own one for just £7.99.  A bargain!

Disclaimer: We were gifted this Colour On! Paddington in exchange for an honest review.  All thoughts are our own.