Win a Little Us Doll

June 20, 2013 in Closed Giveaways, Kids, Toys and Games

We’re really excited to be launching our new site this month and so to celebrate we have a great giveaway for you.

Little Us logoLittle Us is a brand new range of enchanting dolls, each one with her own unique personality.  Which one is most like your daughter?– maybe it will be Chloe who likes everything pink, or Amelia who loves animals and reading, or perhaps it will be Ruby who’s just a little bit cheeky, or finally Mille, the tomboy of the group! Read the Little Us stories and follow their adventures on their Facebook page Dolls are available to purchase from Amazon RRP £9.99.

Little Us Dolls

L-R Chloe, Amelia, Mille and Ruby

We have one of these gorgeous dolls to give away to one reader. To be in with a chance of winning simply complete the rafflecopter entry form below. If the form doesn’t appear simply click the link 😀

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 Good luck! 

Thank you to Little Us Dolls for providing the prize for this giveaway.

Postman Pat Motorbike & Sidecar

June 10, 2013 in Kids, Toys and Games

Jonny was very excited when Postman Pat turned up complete with motorbike, sidecar and Jess the cat. Here’s what Liz had to say about this new toy which forms part of the new Postman Pat SDS Vehicle range.

What a cute toy! There is so much detail on it and Jonny (four) loves it. A removable Pat and Jess fit onto the motorbike and into the sidecar, and they steer easily. You can easily move Pat’s arms and legs which is just fab!

The box at the back opens to store letters which is a lovely feature. However the letters are really very small, fine for Jonny but we have to hide them from his little sister.

postman pat motorbike


The toy itself seems pretty sturdy and well-made. Jonny loves how the wheels turn, even the little spare wheel on the back of the sidecar. These little details really add to the fun of the toy.

The are a couple of downsides however.  Pat doesn’t easily hold onto the motorbike which is quite frustrating for a four-year-old and as I said the letters are so small that they really do have to be kept out of the way of young children.

That said this is a lovely toy for any Postman Pat fan.

The Postman Pat Motorbike and Sidecar retails for £9.99.

We were sent a sample of this toy free of charge for our consideration. All opinions expressed are entirely our own and, as always, completely honest.

Bumper Book of Family Games

September 3, 2012 in Toys and Games, Young Children

Well the weather hasn’t been too great this summer, in fact it’s been pretty rubbish. It can be a real challenge trying to keep kids entertained. Liz was therefore delighted to receive The Bumper Book of Family Games. With more than 110 games, from classic to modern, for a range of all ages, this book will keep you and your family entertained for hours.

Here are Liz’s thoughts…..
Packed (and I mean packed) full of brilliant ideas, this book has already saved us. On those days when the kids (three and fifteen months) have driven me stir crazy and I have no brain capacity left for being inventive or even thinking of anything other than opening a bottle of wine when Jonny and Sophie finally go to sleep, this book has been a godsend.
Beautifully laid out, Katie Hewett and Jo Pink have created a user-friendly, simple-to-follow and comprehensive games compendium which mixes traditional classics that I’d forgotten all about with new ideas. There is basically one game to a page with clear instructions and ‘helpful hints’ and ‘variations’ in different coloured boxes which give even more ideas.
The contents page divides the games into different categories; outdoor, car, and indoor games and there are loads to choose from in each. Our favourite are the car games as half our family live in London and we live in Glasgow so we can be in the car for long stretches of time. Anything that helps pass the time and stop the kids from being grumpy is just brilliant!
This is a book that will be used time and time again. At the moment only some games are able to be used with such young children but we are able to simplify some of the others. A really good investment as it will last for years when Jonny and Sophie grow older and there are more children to entertain.
This would make a fantastic present for any family or teacher.
My husband commented that he’s sure they could all be turned into drinking games when times get really desperate!
The Bumper Book of Family Games retails for £12.99.
A sample copy of this book was received free of charge. We were under no obligation to mention this product. All opinions expressed are completely honest and entirely our own.