Leitz Stationary #natsatweek


Who doesn’t like stationary!? Come on now, we all like post it note or a highlighter a label machine, or even just a pencil.  But finding good stationery at a great prices with so much choice on the market is difficult.

At home we are always using some sort of stationary with the girls at school, my writing and Bens drawing, so we jumped at the chance to have a look at some of the Leitz Stationery range. Leitz are innovators in organisation for workplace solutions, they started off as a german printing company, they have produced groundbreaking and award winning products.

The make anything from new accessories for mobile devices for the 21st century to the trusty lever arch file, and not just in a boring black they have a great range of colours so that you can kit out your business office or just your desk at home and you can get all sorts of products in the colour to suit your colour scheme.

The lever arch file was well made and hard plastic which was great and robust, great for being carried in a school bag. The stapler was also the same well made and easy to use, I get through loads of staplers and this one is still going strong and working well.

Their website has a full range of products and is easy to use, you will end up spending a fortune but all the prices are very reasonable, and with everything from staplers to printers you will find everything you need all in one place.


Barbie #BeSuper

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National Superhero day is not just about Batman, Spiderman or Superman it’s about the superheros amongst us in our home too. We have two small ones here of our very own, the girls are superheroes in their own rights and more than a lot of children as due to my MS they have to do more for me than most 3 and 6-year-olds have to do, and also put up with a lot more stopping at their nannies every week, and having my sister look after and do some of things I should be doing but are unable to do. They take it all in their stride that is why they are our superheroes.

We were lucky enough to be given the new Barbie in Power DVD and some of the new Princess Power Barbie dolls to review and party with. I have never thought about it before but there aren’t really many Superheros for girls and this is the start of things to come from Mattel.

In the film Barbie transforms into a superhero and inspires girls to discover their inner strengths and to celebrate the simple and smaller acts of being super. Most superhero stories are based on good Vs evil but not Barbie she uses powers like friendship and forgiveness to defeat her enemies. The film is great and the girls really enjoyed it and love having their very superhero to relate to

Some great dolls have been brought out to accompany the film. There is Princess Power Super Sparkle, Princess Power Corinne Doll and Chelsea Superhero doll. Princess Power Super Sparkle transforms from a pretty princess to a superhero by pushing the gem on her bodice and she spins to reveal a cape with stars and sparkles on it and twist her body back to make her a normal princess again, she has great pink wrist cuffs and a pink tiara that turns into her superhero mask from around £15.49 Chelsea Superhero doll rides a scooter so that she can launch into action quickly. She fits on the scooter and stays there while she rides along, from around £10.00 Princess Power Corinne Doll has lights and sounds and needs batteries that are included. She has a butterfly on her shoulder that when you press you hear a kiss and then her bodice becomes sparkly and flashes and then lighten bolts appear on her. They retail from £11.49 With the dolls the girls can make great stories over and over again they will have hours of fun and will help learn along the way.


Berrybee Cottage Dolls House

With the summer holidays looming and soon we will be thinking (dare I even say it) Christmas. I’m not ashamed to even say it that I am nearly sorted for Christmas with friends and family and the girls nearly sorted. but we are always up for new ideas for presents.

We were lucky enough to review the Berrybee Cottage Dolls House. It is really simple and easy to put together, they are no nails, screws or glue needed (apart from a couple to put the top 2 windows on) it is all put together with slots the instructions are easy to follow, but you do need someone else to hold an end, well I did anyway

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The Cottage is not only easy to put together but it is beautifully painted, there are 3 floors for the children to create endless games. The windows are a great touch with fabric curtains and shutters on the outside giving it a really quaint feel, with an opening front door and letterbox.All the doors windows and letter box are already attached. The front of the dolls house opens up. The roof panels open up to reveal the attic they can come off or can stay on while playing. There are a large number of windows which give a great feel to the house making it light.

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There are many wooden accessories to go with the dolls house that are sold separately for people for the house, or furniture starting from £19.95 again well made and great for the girls to play with.

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This really was a lovely doll’s house and it even inspired them to make a whole street with their other houses:


This really was a lovely doll’s house and it even inspired them to make a whole street with their other houses


Baby Annabell Potty


Baby Annabell is a great favorite in our house, she is very real and even has great life-like functions. She responds to your touch. She can cry real tears. sucks on her dummy you can wind her like a real baby. When she is tired you can put her down for a sleep. When she is happy and content she will babble and giggle to show she is happy. Baby Annabell starts from around £25.49

This is a great doll that will grow with your child as there are lots of accessions from clothes, pushchairs and other accessions.

We had the Baby Annabell’s first potty to review this is a great play accessory for your Baby Annabell doll. It is an interactive potty with a jingle, toilet sounds and realistic baby noises. This pink and white sheep potty has a variety of different Potty sounds. Baby Annabell sits on the potty without falling off so is great even for the real little ones with a Baby Annabell. Available from £22.33

Please check out of other Baby Annabelle= Doll review Here and here.