The Weatherbies Book Review…

  The Weatherbies are loveable weather themed friends who live in Skytown, a magical fantasyland above the earth’s ozone layer. Em, how cute??   I was kindly sent out their first book ‘Sammy Sun Is Coming Out To Play’ for review recently.  Created & written by Northern Ireland Mum Yvonne Fleming for her own two sons, Sammy Sun and his Weatherbies pals decide to have a race. Naturally there’s a nice message after the race about how it doesn’t matter who won as long as they all had fun! I have to say I love a book that rhymes, they’re just real cute. The words are nice and big so my […]

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Childs Farm Review…

Childs Farm is an award winning brand of kids toiletries set up by Joanna Jensen, who was on a quest to find a shampoo and conditioner for her two daughters’ sensitive skin & fine hair, but something without all the chemicals. The Child Farm range is suitable for sensitive and eczema prone skin, all Paediatrician & Dermatologist approved. You can read Joanne’s full story here.  They kindly sent me out some products to review recently and this is what we got –  1 large bottle of Hair & Body Wash. Blackberry & Organic Apple.    1 “Little Essentials” Gift Set mini bottles. This consists of: Hair & Body Wash. Organic […]

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Good 4 U Super Bites Snacks Review…

Good4U are an Irish family business making healthy snacks without compromising on taste. Their soft super bites snacks are a high fibre truffle consisting of seeds and fruits. They kindly sent us out some of their super bites snacks to try out and here’s how we got on.  Here’s what we got in our pack:  Here’s an example of what’s inside them: So I tasted them first and it took me a minute to get used to the texture. You nearly expect them to be hard but they’re very soft. I won’t say I was mad about the texture, but the flavours were nice. I liked the taste of the […]

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Airfield Estate Review…

Airfield Estate is Dublin’s only 38 acre working farm open to the public, and is situated in Dundrum.  Now a charitable organisation for education and recreation, Airfield consists of a farm, gardens, woodlands, play areas, a café and a heritage experience of the house that once belonged to the Overends family back in the 1800’s. You can read about the history of it here.  We’d never been to Airfield before and they very kindly offered to have us out for a visit.  We were lucky enough to get a bit of sunshine when we got there on sunday morning. As soon as we went through the entrance I could tell it […]

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Organix Punk’d Oaty Bars Review…

Organix have launched a new snack, PUNK’D Oaty Bars, aimed at older kids (5 years and up) and they sent us out a box of each for the kids to review.  Over the last couple of years I’ve taken a lot of snacks off the shopping list, particularly after dentist visits. Honestly I never really put much thought into the content of certain things they were eating until we started dentist checkups and I got a bit of a bollocking about sugar content.  We’ve banned cereal bars, a big culprit with a massive amount of sugar. Diluted juice like ribena is only used the very odd time and I’m lucky […]

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Freddy Buttons Books – Review and GIVEAWAY…

8 year old Freddy Buttons lives in Tumbledown Village with his dog, Juno, and his Mam & Dad, Kitty & Ted Buttons. Freddy has lots of animal pals to help him out with any mysterious goings on. They call themselves the F.B.I…. The Freddy Buttons Investigators.  The books are described as ‘food adventure books’ and are all based on their homegrown food and a new mystery that the F.B.I. have to solve. The author, Fiona Dillon, a food writer, blogger and broadcaster, uses her books to help educate kids, in a fun way, about where their food comes from. Tumbledown Media kindly sent us out all 6 Freddy Button books to review.  We love […]

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Denzil The Magician Review…

So back in February, Denzil, a Dublin based popular kids magician, got in touch with me asking if I’d like him to do a kids show in exchange for an honest review. We had our son’s 5th birthday coming up so it was perfect timing. We had it all booked, but of course the 5 year old decided to be very sick that particular week, and we had to cancel his party. It’s a very sad state of affairs cancelling a 5th birthday party.  The 7 year old’s birthday has also been and gone. He told me he “just wanted to go out for a meal” this year (McDonalds!) so […]

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3D Art Adventures Review And GIVEAWAY…

Modern Books kindly sent us out this Arts & Crafts Book ‘3D Art Adventures’ to review recently.  It’s full of colour and creative ideas that I certainly wouldn’t think up on my own.  Split into 5 categories – Early Sculpture, Modern Sculpture, Installation, Ceramics & Collage – and with over 35 projects ranging from simple to intricate, it’s got something for everyone.  Yesterday we spent some time looking through it in the garden and the boys have earmarked lots of pages for things to try out on a rainy day. (Please, not soon, the weather is soooo good!) While it’s recommended for kids 6 years and upwards, there’s also some basic projects […]

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