Zoomer Zupps Tiny Pups

Great little interactive toys from ages 4 and up and at a cost of around £15 they are a great price too.

The girls love all things small and are really into their animals so these make great gifts and good for a gift if they are off to a birthday party.

The Zoomer Zupps pups are like having real pups in many ways, They respond to touch pet them on their heads or press their nose and they make puppy sounds. As you play with them the happier they will get.  Their eyes light up and with 5 to collect they each have their own unique look and a secret trick that they will do for you.  The come with a collector card to help you know what you have to collect or to have your favourite dog from a poodle or a beagle.  With these Zoomer Zupps being pocket-sized, it makes them even cuter!

They are well made and easy to use for the little ones, so great for these little hands Eve has!! 

The Zups Pups will bark & love you in their own special way the more you play and interact with the puppies. There is also a handy on/off button to save batteries and your blood pressure in the middle of the night 😛 .  They do require batteries but they are included.

There are lots of dogs in the Zoomer family big and small that are interactive and fun to play with. Not just dogs either, they have dinosaurs too!

 

New From Schleich

We all love animals young and old.  When we were children most of us had a farm or some animals as toys we have been lucky enough to have Schleich animals. These are a brand of models and figures that are well made and help our little ones with imaginary play. The range includes anything from the everyday farm animals, which as you can see are stunning and the animals we have at home as pets, to those that are more imaginary fairies and elves to knights and dragons. 

There is a huge range available you can find them to buy in many places such as toy shops and garden centres and some are for pockets money prices they make them great toys for little ones to collect.

The animals themselves are so realistic smaller versions of the real thing. From cute cats (which is a real winner in our house) and dogs to elephants and snakes. Some of the types of animals have more than one. From different breed of dogs dalmatians to german shepherds.  To animals in different poses. There are so many available there will always be something to bring a smile to you and your little ones face.

Our favourites are the forest animals with hedgehogs and squirrels, These new farmyard animals from Schleich are also a winner. The detail on them is incredible and they have already made their way into in daily playbox. 

They also make great ornaments in your little ones rooms or like we do we have them in our welsh dressers (we collect sheep)

Schleich have been around for many years and are a trusted name, with a hand painted finish and widely available with gift sets and lots of accessories from barns to fences. There is everything you need to for your little to build up a farm or even your own stables.

They also do a great range of models of dinosaurs too for your little monsters.

They range from about £2.99 and for ages 3 and up.

Glimmies

It is no secret that in our house, we love all things small. From animals to dolls. But trying to find something a little bit different is getting harder and harder so when we got a chance to review  Glimmies we were we all very excited toys that are small but with a magical twist.

Glimmies are small woodland fairy-like animals that magically light up when it gets dark and then when the sun comes up they will stop. You can do this by simply putting them in your hands, these are great for helping your little one get used to the dark too.

There is a whole world available from the different magical dolls in different colours and designs, with their own homes from a lantern house which helps activate your Glimmies light-up function as do all the different house that are available to collect to Glimmie house there are 6 different ones to collect ranging from around  £8 with a house.

The Lantern house also has lights up has a shower and bedtime sounds for your Glimmies. Some of the Glimmies homes have little star pin on top of them so that your Glimmie can be hung anywhere, this is especially fun at bed time making your little ones room look like a fairy forest.

There are many different Glimmies and of course they all have their own magical names 23 to collect altogether. The Glimmies are cute forest animals that get up to endless adventures. They have their own unique symbol, colour and facial expression.

The Glimmies come in single form around £4 which is a great pocket money price.

There’s Glimmies will make any little girl happy and if they are like our two great for them to collect and save their money for. From ages 3 and upwards.

Because Holding On Is Frightening

I am sat in the midst of a relapse, wondering what I can do to make things better.

What can I do to be better?

What can I do to stay better?

Nothing.

I just have to sit and ride it out. I have to take my abundance of tablets and ride it out the best way I can.

Opting for the steroid tablets meant I didn’t need the fuss of an IV nurse for 3 days. I didn’t have to keep my line open for three days (not something I have been able to do yet)

So I sit, not making a lot of sense, thinking about the last week.

The message. The phone calls, The waiting,

The waiting is the hardest part.

I no longer have help at the end of a text message.

Thats been the worst part.

The not knowing. The in-between counties, non-sharing hospitals and doctors who, sometimes, feel like they just do it to annoy me.

The panic attack.

The depression.

The not coping.

The new plans.

The place I want to be.

The place I can’t be until I have ridden out the storm once again.

It seems like the more I strive to better myself the more it pushes back.

Sometimes, just sometimes, holding on is the hardest part.

Sometimes I just want to let go. Sometimes I don’t have the strength to push on.

Because it is exhausting.

Just living is exhausting. So adding the battle of overcoming your own bodies attempts to shut you down can feel impossible.

Scary.

But I am one of many people who live this.

We live quietly. Never quite being understood.

We are not dying of a disease.

But I know some days we wish we were.

Because that would be easier for someone to grasp. To understand.

Instead, we go on living. In a body that has no clue how to act or react.

Not knowing what pain or grief tomorrow brings.

But living anyway.

As best we know how.

Holding on at the fingertips.

Just getting by.

 

2016 Review & My Goals For 2017

Another year gone.

Madness.

I feel like this was the fastest year ever. It’s crazy.

so, 2016. I feel like 2016 will be a year that goes down in history for being the worst year ever. The deaths, the politics and the endless fighting, 2016 needs to go and sit in the corner and think about what it has done.

For me personally, it was a year of growth in myself. I’ve learnt how to stay calm in heated situations. I have learnt that family always come first and most importantly I have learnt that I want more for my little family.

More adventures, more fun, more time to be together and to learn from the world around us.

I have learnt that people change, that is life and I am okay with that.

All I can do is try my best and do what is asked of me, even if it wasn’t always well received.

I am proud of who my girls are becoming. They have blossomed at school and they are learning so much and growing as small people. I couldn’t have asked for any more from them. They have made me so incredibly proud and I hope going forward we can nurture that and keep it going.

As far as blogging goes, I am going to be giving it a back seat and concentrate on Youtube. I love the process of filming and making videos, we have so many plans going forward for both my own and the family vlogging channel. So make sure you SUBSCRIBE so you don’t miss a thing 🙂

So all in all 2016 has been a year of personal growth, finding new loves and making sure we enjoy time together.

I can only hope 2017 will see us grow online and at home even more.

Hold on tight people!!!