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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Imaginosity Review And GIVEAWAY!

The big Easter break continues! So far we’ve done Dublin Zoo and Tayto Park, and our third big day out this Easter was to Imaginosity, Dublin Children’s Museum, in Sandyford.  We were there a few years ago when the kids were 2 and 4 and they loved it. This time round at 5 and 6 (almost 7) they loved it even more.   They get a 2 hour time slot where they can roam freely through the interactive museum and let their imaginations take over.  There’s everything from a kids shopping centre and diner to news reporting, play doctors, building, trains…. There’s so much for them to do they were constantly going.  You know […]

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Tayto Park…

Our second big day out this Easter following our trip to Dublin Zoo was to Tayto Park in Ashbourne, Meath.  We’d never been before and after showing the kids all the attractions on the website there was great excitement.  All week long the 5 year old kept saying “I can’t wait to go to Potato Park!” “How many sleeps ’til Potato Park?”  So it’s been christened Potato Park in our house now! Hilarious!  We got a good day weather wise so we were lucky there. We went early to be there for opening time at 10am while the sun was shining. It wasn’t overly busy so no major queueing to get […]

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Dublin Zoo…

I desperately want to keep the kids as busy as possible for the next 2 and a half weeks for my sanity.  So we kickstarted our Easter Holidays today with a trip to Dublin Zoo in the Phoenix Park.  I love the Zoo. Always have. I’ve great memories of it as a kid.  We easily passed 4 hours there this morning, and the kids loved it so much that those 4 hours were completely enjoyable, fun and drama free! Parenting win!  We were very lucky today to get some brilliant photos of a tiger close up. It’s not often you see them so close, so we were all excited. (Me!!!)  We also lucked […]

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Octagon Studio Alphabet Flashcards Review & GIVEAWAY

Octagon Studio has launched these Reality 4D Flashcards for kids., and they kindly sent us out some packs to review, and to do a giveaway! We’re all guilty of letting the kids watch the tablets or phones so we can actually enjoy a cup of tea uninterrupted… I am anyway! I’m happy with them having an hour with the tablet here and there, and I’d rather they’re playing educational games on them rather than looking at people opening kinder eggs on youtube! (WHAT is the fascination with that!!?) *Secretly wonders If I should start doing it myself and monetising the videos….* Anyway, the idea with these flashcards is that they […]

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The Gro Clock Review…

My kids are a little older than you would probably normally get the Gro Clock for. At 6.5 and 4.5 I left it just a teeny bit late and until I was at the end of my tether with 6am wake ups! (The Eldest in particular has always been an early riser.) I love a challenge. Why train them as toddlers. Wait until they’re older when I’ve a good 6 years of exhaustion behind me….. So we got the Gro Clock about a week ago to review. You set the wake time on it for whatever time you want the sun to come up. The temptation to set it for […]

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Tan Eraser Review

I got this Exfoliating Tan Removal Mitt from Tan Eraser to review recently. It can be used to take off your fake tan or to prep your skin for tanning. I don’t get spray tans much on account of my absolutely pathetic social life (kids fault) so I haven’t used it to remove tan yet.  I was meeting a friend for dinner on Friday night though and wanted to put on the Cocoa Brown Instant Tan, so I tried out the mitt for prepping before hand. I’m a bit lazy when it comes to exfoliating. There’s about 57 loofah’s in the shower and I don’t use any of them. They’re so awkward to use. I’m not sure […]

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