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Review: Ziggle Colour Changing Raincoats and Umbrellas

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Back at Blog On in May I stumbled upon these gorgeous raincoats and umbrellas from Ziggle. As soon as I saw them I just knew the girls would love them! I was shocked to find that they were made to fit children up to 8 years old as they mainly sell beautiful baby and toddler items. These raincoats are not just pretty in design but they also change colour in the rain. As you can see in the umbrella photo below where the raindrops have started to hit and the unicorn has begun to change in appearance. 

Review: Monster Jam Live Tour

Saturday, June 15, 2019

Disclaimer: We received free tickets in return for promotion and an honest review. 


Last weekend we had a whole family day out back in my hometown of Coventry. We were invited to attend the Monster Jam tour at Ricoh Arena and I knew that all four kids would absolutely love it. We were given passes to the pit party beforehand so managed to make a whole day of it, getting there early to see the monster trucks up close and meet the drivers. Unfortunately, the rain that day was horrific so the pit party was cancelled, though you could still enter the pit party area to take photos with the trucks themselves and then queue up to meet the drivers inside the arena, rather than meeting them next to their trucks.

AD- Spice Girls Best Ever Fan with Walkers

Monday, June 03, 2019


I was a 90s kid and like most young girls in the nineties, I was Spice Girls obsessed. I bought every single on cassette tape and would look out for any magazine which featured them to spend my pocket money on. I would watch them on Top of the Pops before the days of Youtube. My Dad still resents me for the fact he missed Boxing Day one year waiting in line with me to take me to see Spice World The Movie. He brings it up every Christmas without fail. That was the Christmas I received my much wanted Sporty Spice doll. I love that every little girl had her favourite Spice Girl and mine was definitely Sporty Spice, despite the fact I am not a particularly sporty person! I just thought she was awesome.

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National Trust Tattershall Castle

Thursday, May 23, 2019


In the Easter holidays we took a little trip to Lincolnshire for a few days. We aimed to have a low cost holiday so we house-sat for a family member and spent our days exploring different parts of Lincolnshire. As National Trust membership holders, we can visit any National Trust property free of charge and there are many across Lincolnshire. Tattershall Castle was my first pick. I always find that castles tend to have amazing backstories and the kids love the idea of exploring castles. We only had Logan with us, as the other three were away with their Dad, so the three of us spent a lovely day exploring Tattershall Castle.

|AD| Monster Jam is arriving at Ricoh Arena, Coventry!

Thursday, May 16, 2019



Photo Credit: My Mummy's Pennies


Monster Jam is arriving at Ricoh Arena, Coventry for the first time ever! On June 8th, families are invited to enjoy the world famous trucks and world class athletes. The athletes have mastered not just physical strength and mental stamina required to compete, but also crucial dexterity to navigate these 12,000 pound machines. They amaze audiences with wheelies, donuts, cross ups and big air stunts and you can see if for yourselves! We will be taking the children to the show ourselves and they are so excited!


Photo Credit My Mummy's Pennies


Monster Jam Fun Facts:
  • Monster Jam trucks stand 12-feet tall and 10-feet wide, sitting atop 66-inch-tall tires and weighing a minimum of 12,000 pounds.
  • 1,500 to 2,000 horsepower is generated by these larger than life trucks that are capable of speeds of up to 70 miles per hour.
  • They can fly up to 125 to 130 feet in distance and up to 35 feet in the air.
  • A Monster Jam truck engine burns up to 9.5 litres of methanol per run
  • Some custom designed trucks require more than 40 hours of paint time
  • The average Monster Jam truck team will go through eight tires in one year
  • Tyres are 1.7m high by 1.1 wide 
  • It takes 1,500 man hours to build and remove a track 
  • 113 litres of paint are used to paint the track and obstacles 

 If that wasn’t enough the ‘Pit Party’ beforehand allows fans to meet their favourite drivers, get up close to the Monster Jam trucks and participate in activities including autograph signings and much more. 


Tickets are available to buy at www.monsterjam.co.uk

My friend Jen over at My Mummy's Pennies has written a review of the Manchester show, you can read her review here

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Review: Schleich Bayala Glittering Moon Unicorns

Tuesday, April 30, 2019


Elsie is a big fan of Schleich animals and it is amazing how much detail is in each figure. They are far superior to any other brand of toy animals we have ever bought. Elsie was sent a few magical horses from the Bayala collection. These ones are brand new this year. The purple magical horse family consists of Moon Unicorn Stallion, Star Pegasus Mare and Moon Unicorn Foal. They all have very different characteristics, the braiding on the mares tail is beautiful, as is the details in her wings. Each one is decorated with rhinestones and glitter, they couldn't look more magical. 


As you can see Elsie loves them. She has spent many sunny days sat on a blanket in the garden playing with them. Setting up little scenes and letting her imagination run wild. Up until now, her Schleich horses were her favourite but these have just really opened her up to being able to use magic in her playtime. She likes to pretend the baby is learning to fly like it's mother. It is such a beautiful collection and I can see them having years of use. I am sure she will be asking for more magical horses for her birthday this year!

The Bayala Collection is available to buy at Smyths Toys. 

*We received the items featured in return for an honest review. All opinions are my own. 

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Review: Toby Carvery Burton Upon Trent

Wednesday, April 17, 2019


A few weeks ago we visited the newly renovated Toby Carvery in Burton Upon Trent to try out the menu. On arrival, staff were friendly and polite and we were shown to our pre-booked table. The decor inside the restaurant is really nice and modern. Unfortunately I hadn't visited before so I am not sure what it looked like before it was refurbished, but it definitely had a nice atmosphere when we visited. 

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