23
Sep

Puppy In My Pocket Twitter Party!!!! #puppyinmypocket

It’s that time again!

We are hosting a puppy in my pocket twitter part on Wednesday the 28th of September at 1pm!

We are super duper excited about this one. The girls are huge fans of the range and collect both the Puppies and kittens!

We have an¬†amazing party box which I will be opening on my facebook live. Click here so you can take a look ūüôā

Make sure to follow me on twitter at @justchelseam and Uk mums tv on @UKmumstv for prizes a plenty!

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Myself and the girls will be there with bells on ready for the action and we expect you to be there too ūüôā

You could win yourself a perfect prize just in time for Christmas!

See you there!!

 

04
Sep

Teddy Together 3ds review

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This review has been a bit of time in the works, mainly due to the girls wanting to play it all the time and getting the 3DS sticky and unsusable has made it difficult to get my hands on it.

Teddy Together see’s you adopt your very own teddy bear that comes to life very much in a style of Nintendogs.
Although there seems to be plenty of recycled ideas from other games here, it offers a rich experience for children and companionship.

Teddy is very inquisitive and wants to get to know all about you. It pretty much will become your child’s best friend as the information you input will be stored and used to communicate with you.
Teddy can process information it receives and cleverly involves it into conversation. For example; Teddy will ask about a special person like a sibling, auntie etc and will say it would like to meet that person one day. There is an introduction icon to enable this and little conversations between child and bear will be made. By being able to do this your child can talk about important people in their life and not only will Teddy talk to you about them but can also interact with that person too making it an inclusive experience.

Regarding the type of questions asked there’s nothing of concern or frightening that I can see here as the questions are designed to seem like the bear has its own personality to make it seem very real and like a pet to appeal to a child.¬†As Teddy is inquisitive it will ask many questions and ending questions will fill up a friendship bar increasing you friendship level. You are also rewarded for answering questions and doing so will unlock more things to do and award you money to purchase things at the shops. Items at the shop are seasonal and will even change daily so returning every day to check back to see whats on offer is essential.

Things you can do with your teddy include; making her meals in a cooking mama style, growing plants and vegetables and shopping, along with a handful of other things.

It is fair to say Teddy has an odd voice, quite akin to Mii and Tomodachi life characters. It doesn’t seem like the voice can be altered like you can in Tomodachi life which would have been a good touch, and differnet pitches and tones would have been quite fun. There is more scope that could potentially be added to the game in future by means of DLC continuing to enhance the experience. But as is it stands it sadly seems like it may be short lived.

 

Here’s what Evie (4) thought of the game…

“Well I like playing it so much, and she likes to watch television.”

“It’s good. I like to feed her lollipops, I need to buy some more at the shop.”

“I like cooking food and feeding her.”

“We like to go shopping for dresses and dressing up.”

“When she gets more hungry… I feed her some more lunch!”

“I like to read letters in the book!” … (Evie can’t actually read yet :D)

“Teddy makes me tickle her, she likes tickles.”

The game itself is quite limited and the touch screen on the 2DS has stopped working so unfortunately that concludes this review.

02
Aug

We Are Going On A Sykes Holiday!

It’s that time of year, soon we will be off on our big family Sykes holiday!¬†

There will be 10 of us. 10. That’s¬†many people. We haven’t been on holiday together in years, I can’t even remember the last time we all went away together. I must have been like 11, entering that awkward teenage stage so mum just stopped taking me away.

I can see why. 

We are working with Sykes to document our big fat sykes family holiday, we will be vlogging over on our youtube channel¬†– so make sure you head over there and check it out. We will also be posting some stunning photos from north wales. North Wales might have to be one of the most beautiful places in the UK, with dramatic mountains and open spaces, it’s just stunning.

The girls are really looking forward to going away with their aunties, uncles and nanny and pappa, I am sure they will squeeze every penny they can out of them. I’m not even sorry.

Last year daddy couldn’t come away with us. Yes, sad face. However this year he will be there and he will have chance to relax and have fun. Something I think we all need.

I cannot express just how happy we are to one be going away for a proper holiday, but to be working with such a lovely company as Sykes cottages, who has a huge and fabulous array of holiday homes across the UK. They really have something for everyone, I am super picky. Like, really picky!

So if I love them, you will.

Right….. TO THE BEACH!!!!

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Oh, before we go, where are you going this year?! We would love to know!!!

 

 

 

24
Jun

Never Be ashamed Of What You Believe In!

I wasn’t going to write a post.

It just causes fights and tension. But the longer the day has gone on, the more upset and demoralised I become.

Today was the EU referendum in the UK. We got our say on whether or not we wanted to stay in the European union.

Somewhere corruption is swept under the carpet, somewhere people from another country, who we didn’t even elect, gets to make decisions¬†on how our country is run.

Being British used to be a good thing. We held onto our values of freedom of speech and equality. We held onto our British sovereignty and it was a thing we were proud of.

Now?

Now you’re a bigot, a racist or a fool even?

Now you are thick.

You just flushed our whole future down the pan.

But how do we know that?!

I have seen people say “if you voted leave i’m ashamed. If you voted leave you have destroyed our children’s future. If you voted leave you will be sorry, If you voted leave please remove yourself from my online presence.”

So tell me. Since when has someone who has a different view point been something we have the right to dictate? We all have different opinions. We all saw and read different things. We all had different reasons.

You are basically telling them they are wrong. Wrong for thinking differently and having a vote. Wrong for staying true to their views.

That not only makes you a hypocrite but bigotted too.

We all have the right to vote.

There are no right or wrong answers and if you can’t have these, nice, kind, friends in your life because they don’t think like you, then what does that make you?!

That’s like saying “if you are not a Christian¬†please remove yourself from my timeline.”

Because they, we are different.

I voted leave.

I voted leave because I want my children to be proud to be who they are.

They can still travel freely. With a passport. Which you need anyway. They can still have family and friends within the EU, because¬†leaving doesn’t stop us from being morally united.

Leaving gives us freedom to use our own political process to pass laws. From people who are living in our country.

It gives us a chance to be British and proud. And that’s okay. We can still be a multicultural and diverse nation. Together.

I am not a bigot. I am not a racist and I am not thick. I follow politics. I make informed choices. I also hate Farage and Brexit.

And the fact that other countries are now wanting to leave the EU means the something isn’t¬†right there. Becuase if it was all that, they wouldn’t feel the need to follow suit.

People are regretting voting leave. And the reason why they are is because those who voted IN are spreading hate and forcing opinions on people.

It seems the IN campaigners who shouted the loudest before are still shouting.

And that shouting got them nowhere yesterday.

So before you attack someone. Or call them stupid or thick.

Take a minute and realise we are all people.

We all have different opinions and beliefs.

But what’s done is done. So let’s just band together and make this a good thing. Instead of trying to emotionally attack people into changing their minds and feeling guilty.

We are not all the same. And that is okay.

I am excited for change. I am excited to see what this will offer my children.

And that’s okay.

 

 

 

28
Apr

What If I Want More Than One Niche?!

In the blogging world everyone talks about your niche.

Where do you fit in?

What do you think your readers want?

I have been away from my blog for a while.

One reason is because I fear the written world of blogs is slowly fading away.

Second reason is because I don’t know where I fit in.

I want to build my youtube channel and the whole niche thing goes on there too.

But what if I love different things?!

I have found a love of baking, like I really love to make cupcakes and cakes and try new things.

Frozen Cupcakes

But I am not a food blogger!

I love being a parent and talking about parent stuff!

family cheeses!

But I am not JUST a parent blogger

I love to do special effects makeup.

voo doo makeup

But I can’t be a beauty blogger.

And I love just talking about things that interest me, random stupid things like giant gnomes!

big gnomes

I have MS and I like to talk about that to help other people like me!

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So why can’t I just be me?

I don’t want to just do one thing. Because I love all these things!

Why can’t I just be a blogger or vlogger. One who does anything she wants. One who has lots of interests and completely ridiculous views on life. One who has totally shitty times and wants to talk about it.

I am just me. And that should be okay!

Do you stick to your niche?

Do you wish you could just talk about everything you love?!

Let me know ūüėČ