Doc Mcstuffins, Doc Is In Playset.

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These last few weeks we have been trying out the new Doc Mcstuffins Doc is in clinic. The girls both love Doc Mcstuffins, however Boo seems to have adopted this new playset and it has become a very firm favourite. This two story playhouse comes with three figures and furniture a plenty!  With real sounds and stickers to make everything look that little bit more’real’ this set is worth its weight in gold.

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When buying larger sets like this I am a little bit of a skeptic. I worry the house will be flimsy (my girls can rip apart anything) and also the pieces going missing. I hate that.

However I was pleasantly surprised. The house is sturdy (it has traveled to two locations with us and it still in tact) and the pieces are all still present and correct. Its perfect for little hands and larger ones, heck we have even had a dog playing with this set. Everyone loves it and Boo has had hours of fun, on the first day she was literally quiet for hours.

The Doc is in clinic set comes with the Doc, Lambie and stuffy, as well as the aforementioned furniture. The entire set is ultra durable and with the back of the house being open, is makes for much more accessible play. Something the girls have loved.

The Doc McStuffins Doc is in Clinic retails for around £49.99 and it would be perfect for any Doc fan.

It has come with us on two holidays and is still going strong…

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Netflix In May

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This month on Netflix has been a good one. The kids have enjoyed many an animal film. Personally I love animal films, my sister always cries, no matter what the outcome, so we tend to keep her away from them.

We have to have something for everyone, to make sure everyone has a turn. So Pops had rango and was a big fan. Even daddy was having a giggle. Then Boo loved Clifford the puppy days. Then for me, I had Harry and the Hendersons. A classic and a must see for the girls, they were highly amused that someone had a big hairy human in their house. I didn’t want to correct her.

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Running with the clifford theme Netflix have a great recipe for making a puppy sandwich.

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You will need
2 x slices of wholemeal bread
1 x wholemeal pita or 1 x slice of wholemeal crust
Your favourite sandwich filling
Cucumber
Cheese
Cream cheese (optional)

 

Method
1. Make a sandwich using two slices of wholemeal bread and your favourite filling

2. Using a sharp knife, cut out a shape that resembles a pear or light bulb (wide and round at one end and narrower and rounded at the other)

3. Using either pitta bread or the slice of a crust, cut two teardrop shapes and then tuck these inside the sandwich so that the rounded section is at the top and the point is downwards

4. To make the nose, cut a slice of cucumber skin and then shape it into a round edged triangle and put it in place

5. For the eyes, take a slice of cheese and using a circular cutter (small cookie cutter), cut two oval eye shapes. Cut some more cucumber skin and using an apple corer or very small circle cutter, make two pupils from the cucumber skin and place on top of the cheese ovals

6. To finish, cut some small curves of cucumber skin using a round cutter and place above the eyes. To give the eyes and nose a more lifelike appearance, use a tiny dot of cream cheese to highlight these

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A Big Fat Fathers Day Gift Guide

So here a few things to give you some inspiration for fathers day gifts. Something for every man and for evererasmicy budget. Enjoy…

Firstly we have a great brand for anyone looking for a bargain this fathers day. Erasmic, some really great goodies for shaving and with prices starting from £1, you really can’t go wrong. Erasmic off some really traditional shaving products, from a really lovely shaving cream, to a great brush for applying it perfectly. Erasmic have put together a fantastic range which really does work.

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Next is Moosehead. I know hubby is always struggling to find something to keep his hair in place. I think we may have tried everything out there! Moosehead not only smells amazing, but it keeps his hair in place. Both the dough and the paste have passed every test so far, I think I might even have a try! Moosehead retails at £3.99 and is available from amazon.

Next is a firm favourite from my dad, the range from wilkinson sword. These trusty razors are fabulous and the hydro five range is no different. With five blades and three different vibration wilkinsonswordsettings, it really is one of a kind. Adjusting the shave helps stop skin irritation. I think given the chance I would maybe sneak this one for myself, but I think he would notice somehow. A razor like this makes a great gift, as well as being super useful, it really does work. This set retails for around £12.99.

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This is my favourite I think, a light up golf ball, for the golfers who play well into the evening. These new golf balls from LUMilife and LED, they light up when you give them a good whack, which of course my Dad will do!

Perfect for playing well into dusk, these golf balls make finding that hidden ball just a little bit easier. A pack of three balls retails for around £12.99 and I can imagine they will be very popular, especially when the nights start to draw in.

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This might have to be my husbands favorite. The Iron man morph suit. He is a huge marvel fan so this was perfect. The characters available are Iron man,  Spiderman, Wolverine, Captain america and Dead Pool. Each suit has something unique to the character to it. Take for example the Iron man suit. There is a pouch for your smartphone, so you can download the app and then the suit really comes to life. “Select the Zappar section. Give your phone to a mate, tell them to stand back a few feet and get them to zap the code. Strike your perfect Iron-Man pose, hold your palm out and activate the blaster”

Amazing, right? This full body suit has kept Hubby entertained for hours, I have to do all I can to stop him going on the school run in this outfit. Not sure people are ready for tat yet. Another great thing about these suits are the fact you can drink and pee in them! Who knew?! These fabulous morph suits retails for around £45.99 and are perfect for big marvel fans.

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The Defender series from Otterbox, a great way of protecting your phone. Like many people, my husband is very clumsy. As are my children. And maybe me? We tend to drop everything and the kids tend to smear our nice things with food and paint, never a good combination. But now we are fighting back with this phone case from Otterbox. This case has several layers so protects to the highest degree. It has been through some rough patches and is still going strong, so its looking good! The Defender case would be the perfect gift for any man who loves his phone. I know my husband would be lost without his. They retail at around £3cargo0.

Who doesn’t like a cupper? Well no-one I know thats for sure. So this little gem from Cargo is the perfect little gift. This mug retails for £5, so its perfect as a gift from the little ones. Shaped like a tankard, its a really manly mug, one I can’t see myself stealing anytime soon, so Dad is safe.

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Bluebeards Revenge, I love this brand. Their whole branding is fabulous, not for the bum fluff brigade and all that. This fantastic shaving brand has so much to offer, from shaving cream to eau du toilette, which smells amazing! It does come with a rather amusing love life warning. I can see why. This luxury shaving brand is just stunning and I expect it to go from strength to strength.

 Brita, a rather unconventional gift but I think he will love it. This great water bottle is perbritafect for anyone looking for the perfect drink on the go. Brita is a well known and trusted brand, on which is always creating something new and exciting. The Brita fill and go has become a popular item in this house recently. With Brita being known for its filtered water, you can now have this water on the go. Its easy to fill and clan and comes in a different range of colours. Now Hubby is looking to start getting fit, this has been the perfect addition to his routine and if perfect for when he is out on his bike. Probably not the most obvious gift, but super useful.

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Patchwork. We are big Patchwork fans after having some lovely samples for Christmas. Now they have a great new basket perfect for fathers day. The quiet night in hamper. The great thing about this hamper is having the ability to choose what goes in. So you can completely personalise it for the lucky recipient. They retail for around £30 and make the perfect yummy gift for a night in. Another great gift to have with this would be some lovely Artisan tea, the perfect cuppa before bed.

 

 

Another greaIsland Black £59t gift this fathers day is shoes. With summer well and truly here, the perfect pair of sandals would be the perfect gift. Hotter shoes have some amazing sandals this season.

This pair of mens sandals retail for around £59 and are worth every penny. They are made to the highest standard, something you can really feel when your used to wearing cheaper alternatives. Hubby likened them to walking on clouds, which is high praise indeed. A pair of shoes from hotter shoes would make anyones fathers day fantastic, they really are second to none.neutrogena

Lastly we have a super useful shampoo. Thier first release in 30 years a fantastic new product from T/Gel. Although this may not be your first choice when it comes to gifts, but it may have to be the most useful/thoughtful gift going. This new T/gel is a shampoo and conditioner in one, which is great in itself but it also offers a flake free scalp, something most men are after if were going to be honest. Perfect.

 

So thats it for my big fat fathers day gift guide, more great gifts coming soon 🙂

 

A Little Tipple For Fathers Day?

So, I don’t know about you but my Dad loves a little tipple now and then. Something small that packs a punch and is always on hand for those quiet nights in front of the TV.charles martell

Firstly we have some lovely drinks from Charles Martell. and Son. This lovely brand have some really special things to offer, some of which being these lovely spirits for some cocktail making. The great thing about these is the fact they offer little 5cl bottles for as little as £5, meaning you can get a selection of these fabulous spirits, instead of just the one. Charles Martell also sell wonderful cows milk and goats milk cheese, perfect for cheese and crackers on cocktail night!

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Next we have some fabulous spiced rum liqueur from DemiJohns. These are great for a special gift as well as a keepsake as you can have a hand written message on the bottle. So not only can you buy it in a selection of sizes, but you can also add a great little personal touch to it.

The presentation of these bottles are really unique, as are the different bottle shapes, it just gives that gift such a different feel to it. I know its something my Father and Hubby will love come fathers day. Prices start from around £8 depending on the shape and size of the bottle.

Here we have a real classic, Greenalls Gin. Greenalls Gin is distilled with eight unique botanicals to give it its classic  flavour. What’sgin more is Greenalls have released their first fathers day gift pack. This little pack is gorgeous, I think it gives it a really different feel. This pack can be purchased from sainsburys, making it really accessible. I know my Dad will love this, and I know its set to last a few years in his cupboard. The fathers day gift pack retails for around £15.49.

So, those are my few favorite gifts for that little tipple this fathers day. Lets hope someone saves me a drink?!

 

The Rocket Bubble Scooter

We were lucky to get the Rocket Bubble Scooter for review, in pink of course. However it does also come in blue also, so perfect for anyone. We have been looking for summer toys for a little bit of fun in the sun with the girlies, so the rocket bubble scooter was perfect.

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It is well made and very sturdy for the little ones, with 3 wheels to keep them steady and help limit the time spent wobbling around and having the occasional fall. 

It was the perfect size for little Boo and she had great fun getting to grips with scooting.

It comes with a great little basket on the front,  carrying the dollies, and a zippy bag for the boys of course.

A great added extra to this is that as they scoot along the bubbles come out the back. This is a brilliant idea as it encourages them to move along and have the confidences to keep going. Boo is bubble mad, so she loves the fact her scooter blows bubbles! 

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Bubble solution is included and it makes great bubbles. Easy to put in a little tray hidden under the scooter and you will need 3 AA batteries. Easy to put together, lots of fun has been had the young ones and the older ones. The oldies always need to have a go, especially when bubbles are involved.

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This scooter retails at £29.95 which is a great price.

 

Recommended age is from 36 months upwards