Monday, 10 November 2014

Christmas Sorted With Worlds Apart!

With Christmas fast approaching if like myself you have children of different genders and ages it can be a bit difficult finding something to suit each child given they all have their own personalities and likes / dislikes! It can be difficult knowing where to look.

That's where WORLDS APART comes into play.
With their wide range of gifts suitable for various ages/genders/characters you really can find something to suit each child.

 I have range of ages/ genders from little man almost 15 months, lil Mr K 7 years, Miss L 9 years, and mr J almost 10 years and for a grand sum of approximately £87.97 I'd be able to get each of my 4 children a gift they'll each love all with their favourite characters. (I should hereby state that whilst this is the approximate price of this lot I was in fact sent these items free of charge in return for my opinion,however given knowing how much my children will like them I'd be more than happy to pay the price!)

So what did we get for such a broad age range?

Well let's start with my eldest Mr J,
Mr J is very much into Teenage Mutant ninja Turtles at the moment and Worlds Apart do a great range, We received the Turtles Raphael GoGlow Pal
This one retails at approximately £24.99 which is a fair price given that A it is Mr J's favourite character, B, It has detachable swords adding play value, and C it's  GoGlow meaning it's eyes glow up..How cool?!

For little Miss L she has a few favourites which are Hello Kitty, Disney Princess's and One Direction .... Niall to be precise! (All these characters are available from Worlds Apart)
So she has a One Direction Microphone Alarm Clock.
What girl does not want a microphone and one of her favourite band at that?!
the One Direction Microphone Alarm Clock retails at approximately £12.99
It's fluffy too which little MIss L loves fluffyness.

Next for little Mr K, He too is into TMNT so for him we got the Turtles junior Ready bed  which retails at approximately £29.99
I love that this is everything needed for sleepovers with it's inflatable base, built in pillow and cover it comes with a pump and a carry case so perfect to take along maybe to nanny and Grandads.

Lastly for little Mr D we got the Thomas The tank Engine Safe N Sound Lumiglow Wall Stickers.
these retail at approximately £20.00.
These are a collection of 50 Thomas & Friends vinyl wall stickers to create a fun Thomas scene.
I particularly like that these are sound activated meaning that as Mr D gets a bit bigger and understands more, He'll be able to activate them himself by clapping or such.
I just know he is going to love looking at his favourite characters at night and watching them glow i think this is great.

So there you have it for an approximate sum of £87.97 that's all 4 of my children with a gift they'll love.
I plan to leave these from Santa and I just know they'll love them.
I can't wait to see there faces and I shall blog about their response early in the new year.

Have your children wrote their Christmas lists yet? maybe they have asked for character specific things? 
Then do be sure to check out WORLDS APART and check out their fantastic range, I'm sure you will find some real delights, but be quick Santa will soon be here!
Get your Christmas sorted with Worlds Apart!

Sunday, 9 November 2014

Cowabunga Dudes!!

Bet you can't guess what we got up to yesterday!

What if I mentioned the names have links for famous Artists, they have a love for Pizza, And 'April'...
Yes I bet you do now!

Yesterday I took the 3 elder kiddies to the cinema and we watched Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie.
What's even better is the cost!... it cost us a big fat £0.0p

So I like competitions as much as the next person I wont lie.
I recently commented on a post on Fruit Bowl's Facebook page they replied saying I'd won some Vue cinema tickets, Lovely!

Hubby uses his Tesco clubcard and had accumilated £7.50p worth of points, so he went to Tesco and got some treats, And I loaded up my handbag. Lord knows with the price of tickets and sweets/popcorn drinks ect it can begin to get ridiculously expensive for a trip to the cinema, So bonus there.

We were planning on going to see Boxtrolls but when we got there we found that they were showing TMNT so we decided to watch that, And we're glad we did.
What a great film i think I may have gotten into it a bit more than the kiddies.

If you haven't yet seen it I really would recommend it!

when was the last time you went to the cinema and what did you see?

Monday, 3 November 2014

How We Spent Our Halloween!

We had a fun spooktacular night Friday celebrating Halloween!

After our previous weekend of doing spooky arts and crafts the kiddies woke up so excited Friday morning.
after we had some breakfast we watched tv and then after lunch we played some Halloween music and the kiddies had a good boogy giggling away.

In the afternoon we decorated the front of the house.

At 4pm I said the kiddies could get their costumes on, wow you should've seen their excitement!
I painted their faces and at 5pm we were ready to go.

We'd been invited out with our friends so we made our way to their house via a couple of houses on the way that were decorated spooky so they just had to knock!

When we got to my friends house we all went trick or treating, 3 adults and 10 children .... That was fun and the children got loads, each of their sweetie tubs were full to the brim.

After around 45 minutes trick or treating we went back to my friends house for a buffet which the kiddies loved, eating yummy food and showing each other what scrummy treats they had.

At 7pm it was time to make a move and head back home where we handed out sweeties to children that knocked.

Aside from the fact that one of our pumpkins somebody decided to walk by and kick it to pieces, and another got stolen... Yes really!
We had a lovely fun Halloween 2014 and the kiddies got enough sweeties to last them..... ooh a good couple weeks at least.

Did you do anything fun? let us know in the comments.

Monday, 27 October 2014

Halloween Crafts

This is a very quick post, But one I thought my readers may appreciate... Halloween Crafts!

The kiddies had great fun making their own decorations this weekend, from cardboard tombstones, and painted tins/jar, These will have tea lights placed inside and hopefully if done right will light up.
The tombstones I stuck sticks to the back so they can dig in the ground and stand up.

We also done some paintings!
We or shall I say the kiddies done hand print spiders, we hung these from  string and they will go in the window Friday.

They painted pictures of pumpkins...

They really enjoyed getting creative and after sharing the pictures on my Facebook i am pleased to see my lovely friend done these with her children and they too loved it, So I am sharing with you all and hope your little ones will love it too.

I like to think that not only were they making decorations but we all were making family memories and those are to be treasured!

Lastly I thought I'd share a picture of all my monsters trying on their costumes ready for Friday,
Don't they look Spooooooky!

Do you have any plan's for Halloween? share with us We'd love to know.

Remember Remember The 5th Of November.....

..... well no the 22nd October to be exact but hey ho!

Wednesday 22nd was the bonfire event at the kiddies school.

We paid £2 for the whole family which was nice and cheap for an event that run from 6pm -7pm which included a bonfire, potato and leek soup,garlic bread, and hot chocolate, with a £1.50 charge for a pack of 6 sparklers if you so wish.

What a fun hour the kiddies had listening to the song's being sung by one of the teachers with her guitar and kiddies singing along, they had their weight in hot chocolate and soup and baby enjoyed the garlic bread and was happy to watch everyone having fun, it really was a good event. 

Does your child's school do things like this? and if so do you go along or would you if your childs school did?
Have you any plans for 5th November?

Whatever you are doing be sure to have fun but most important of all stay safe!

Saturday, 25 October 2014

Banish Monsters With GoGlow!

The cold dark nights are drawing in, And for many parent's this brings with it children not wanting to go to bed for fear of the dark!

A recent survey run by World's Apart on why 1,000 children are afraid of falling asleep, And in children aged under 5 years it's mostly because of the dark and the unknown within.

So how do you banish those fears? WORLD'S APART had this to say.

Seven in ten parents make a special effort to walk around their child’s bedroom to prove there are no monsters hiding.  With three quarters of children getting out of bed to seek reassurance from their parents, the survey went on to find night-lights were the most reassuring solution that helped stop scary shadows.
If you are looking for a way to ease your little ones fears of the dark, children’s sleep expert and founder of Millpond Children’s Sleep Clinic, Mandy Gurney has a fun tip to help: 
“If your child is afraid of the dark, offer them the reassurance of a night light to have nearby when they need it. You could even play hide and seek, in the late afternoon, using a GoGlow® torch, so they realise there’s nothing to be afraid of.
This October, GoGlow® is on hand to help banish monsters. A lighting range with extra sparkle, GoGlow® encourages nighttime know-how and its Night Bright range offers a safe and soothing 2-in-1 nightlight and torch that can be popped down for a night-long glow or lifted up as a torch.
When children are surrounded by their favourite character friends, scary monsters are a thing of the past, so if you would like to banish monsters try either Thomas the Tank Engine or Peppa Pig GoGlow Night Bright.

Explore the full GoGlow®  range at:

We've been banishing monsters this week with the Thomas GoGlow Night Bright which retails at £22.99
It really is a great night light as it can be placed on the pod for a night long glow, It can also be taken off for a super cool torch, great for carrying when the child needs to use the bathroom during the night or simply snuggling up to as little Mr K does!

I like that the GoGlow Night Bright comes with a charger meaning no need to keep replacing batteries just charge it during the day and it's ready to glow all night!
Its super simple for children to use simply press down on it to turn it on/off it really is that simple.
I also like that they come in a range of designs so there's bound to be one to suit any child's preference!

Overall we feel this is a great night light perfect for banishing monsters..... or any other fears your little one may have at night!

So with that in mind how would YOU like to win a GoGlow Night Bright in your choice of design either Peppa Pig, or Thomas The Tank?

Follow the simple steps below for your chance to win.

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Friday, 24 October 2014

Handmade Halloween... Partially!

Ever had your child request something that you don't have in? So you pop to the supermarket only to find they don't have any in their size, so you improvise?!

Yes this is us this Halloween!

Lil miss L want's to be a witch for trick or treat so sent hubby for her costume as well as the big boys, babies I got from boot sale for 50p .. can't be bad!
So anyway Daddy comes up trumps with hat, broom, candy bucket's, cape, fangs, and added extra's for them all only the witches costume was a skirt with no 'puff' shall we say, it just kind of draped down.
So I got to work, plus she'd need a top to go with the skirt, That's ok a few bits of fabric from outgrown clothing, needle and thread, paint, glue and a little imagination.

I got a plain purple t.shirt that she never wears, I mixed a little PVA glue with some paint and drew on a spider design , of course I would have no small paint brushes in, but fear not a chopstick came to the rescue..... yes really!

To make the skirt a bit fuller I made a dodgy tutu to go underneath but I had no tulle so I used old fabric cut into strips and an old scarf and a bit of knotting.

next I attached some ribbon to an old cloak the boys had that broke off an old star wars costume they had.. now lil miss L has a witches cape too!

put them all together and you have something like this....

A witch ready for Halloween just a little face paint on the night and we're good to go.

So have you ever had to improvise to make your little ones happy? share with us your stories, who knows we may just help out fellow parent's needing inspiration!