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Tuesday, 2 September 2014

#Win 1 of 2 CBeebies Sweet Dreams with Squidge Musical Soft Toys.

Win 1 of 2 CBeebies Sweet Dreams 
with Squidge Musical Soft Toys

Enter the world of CBeebies fun with this gorgeous Sweet Dreams with Squidge toy. He’s getting tired and needs his sleep, just like your little one! Squeeze him once and listen as he plays the CBeebies bedtime song and watch as he glows softly in different colours, to gently soothe your little one to sleep. Squeeze him for a second time and the music will stop and go back to the start when pressed again.  This soft and cuddly Squidge is sure to be a favourite with your little ones at bedtime! We love ours, be sure to check out our REVIEW.

For your chance to win 1 of 2 CBeebies Sweet Dreams with Squidge Musical Soft Toys simply watch the video above and answer the following question:

"What do you press to make the music play?"

Please leave your answer in the comments box below along with a way to contact you incase you win. You can get an extra entry by tweeting the following tweet and then leaving a separate comment to let me know that you have done it. Maximum of 2 entries per person.

" I want to #Win 1 of 2 CBeebies Sweet Dreams with Squidge with @v82chris "

The giveaway is open to the UK only. 2 winners will be drawn at random from all the correct entries on Sunday September 28th - Good Luck!

There is 1 more Squidge to be won over on my Twitter account so be sure to Follow me over there too - I am @V82CHRIS x

CBeebies Sweet Dreams with Squidge #Review

CBeebies Sweet Dreams with Squidge 

Sweet Dreams Squidge from Golden Bear is the perfect bedtime buddy for your little ones. This loveable CBeebies character plays the Bedtime Hour theme tune which we all know and love by now and even glows softly in different colours to soothe your little one to sleep. 
Squidge is made of super-soft fabric and is ideal for kids aged 10 months and up and you'll be happy to know that it comes with batteries included.

My little man Ryan has been playing with his very own CBeebies Sweet Dreams with Squidge toy this week. I say playing but mostly that means sleeping, squishing, hugging and throwing.

At night time 'Squidge' as he's now know has been tucked up safely in bed next to Ryan. As Ryan sleeps in my room, I've been hearing rather a lot of the CBeebies Bedtime Hour song, it's been on repeat (as Ryan presses it over and over again). Not that I mind too much, I quite like that song and there are much worse songs I could be forced to listen too.

In the day time poor 'Squidge' has been dragged around, thrown up in the air in a game of catch and even squished in a game of wrestling. Ryan is definitely enjoying playing with his new friend, he's hardly put him down since he arrived. We've always wished they would make the CBeebies bugs into toys and now that they have, we are more than pleased.

The CBeebies Sweet Dreams with Squidge costs £19.99 and to us he's worth every penny. All my children have grown up watching CBeebies so it's always been a big part of our lives. The Bedtime Hour theme tune has been a nightly ritual for us here as we watch and enjoy their Bedtime hour together every single day, it's always been a great way to wind down.

Ryan and I are delighted with 'Squidge' he's super soft and oh so huggable. He's bright and full of personality. We've decided to score him a top score (which we don't award very often) of 5/5.

Not only is 'Squidge' a fantastic companion at bedtime but he's also a great playing pal in the daytime too. He loves watching himself on TV whilst being cuddled.

Disclosure: We received our Squidge for free for the purpose of this review but that doesn't affect our review. All the opinions expressed are 100% honest and my own.

Monday, 1 September 2014

#Win 1 of 3 #HARIBOMinions Prize Packages

Win 1 of 3 #HARIBOMinions Gift Sets

The Minions, from the very popular Despicable Me movies have been busy completing their latest master plan and have taken over the famous HARIBO sweet factory to create brand new despicably delicious HARIBO Minions. The cheeky yet loveable characters have crafted four Minion shaped jelly and foam pieces, along with an additional purple Evil Minion piece. They come in strawberry, apple, raspberry, cherry and blueberry flavours.

There's 3 different collectable packs to get your hands on, each one featuring one of the iconic Minion characters from the movie. If you're a Minion fan like me, you'll just have to have them all. Each pack contains 180 grams of Minion goodness. With five different characters to play with in total, it's hard to resist playing with them before eating them whole.

I couldn't resist making a Minion army with my packet yesterday. It was a real battle of good versus evil but I'm happy to report that the goodies won, yippee. As much as I love to play with them, I enjoyed eating them much more. They're so sweet and squishy and juicy and jelly. I could have easily eaten the whole bag by myself but that would have been very greedy of me so I did share them out with the kids. Well, 1 for them, 2 for me kind of sharing of course.

The HARIBO Minions went down a treat, everyone really enjoyed them. We're already huge HARIBO and Despicable Me fans so to have the two together was just awesome! What could possible be better than enjoying a pack or two of HARIBO Minions??

A pack or two of HARIBO Minions whilst watching the Movie boxset of course! 

I have a real treat for you lucky lot. I have 3 fantastic HARIBO Minions gift sets to give away. Each set contains 3 x Bags of HARIBO Minions + The Despicable Me and Despicable Me 2 DVD Boxset. How awesome is that, I know I want one.

There are two up for grabs right here on my blog and 1 up for grabs over on my Facebook page. Be sure to enter them both for a better chance of winning.

To win one of the two up for grabs right here you can enter using the RaffleCopter form below. Please wait a few seconds for it to load (It can be slow at busy times).

This giveaway is open to the UK only. 2 winners will be drawn at random from all the correct entries on Sunday September 21st. Good Luck

Fairy Princess Party Fun! #Review

Fairy Princess Party Fun!

Craft Party kits offer an ideal party time solution for keeping up to six kids entertained. Each kit contains everything you needed for easy and fun activities that can last for about 1½ hours with an added bonus that each child creates their own gift to take home. 

With Fairy Princess Party kids make their own tiara, fairy wand and wings then decorate them with beautiful feathers and jewels. Once bedecked in their outfits the fairy princesses then play a range of fun themed games which are included on the instruction booklet. This is just one of the kits in a whole range available from Interplay.

Inside the box you will find the following items: 

Princess tiaras x 6
Fairy wings x 6
Lilac organza ribbon (6 x 1m)
Fairy wand handles x 6
Marabou feathers x 24
Sheet of star shaped stickers (for fixing feathers)
Sheets of fun stickers x 6
Large self-adhesive sparkle jewels x 50
Small self-adhesive sparkle jewels x 100
Colour instruction booklet

The Fairy Princess Party kit costs £24.99 so you definitely get lots for your money. I really liked this set as it kept all three of my children entertained and happy for a whole hour. 

The activities are really easy to do but also lots of fun too. Lily loved decorating her Fairy wings whilst Ryan loved decorating his very own (boy) crown. They got to make their very own wands and decorate those to. I did have to help with a few bits like sticking the feathers on but everything else they could do pretty much by themselves. I found the silver stars for sticking the feathers on with weren't very sticky so we popped a little bit of sellotape over them to keep them in place. We didn't want them falling off now did we.

Lily and Ryan had so much fun making their Fairy Princess Party wands, wings and crown but they had much more fun playing with them afterwards. I love this set, it would be fantastic if you were having a stay at home party. Just imagine all the fun your guests would have and how delighted they would be that they could then take their little creations home.

Birthday parties can cost hundreds of pounds these days so a set like this could be the perfect option to reduce costs. This set is aimed at girls but as you can see, my little man was happy to join in too. You can get boys sets like the Pirate Party or more general sets like the Mad about Ponies set. Which ever set you choose, you're sure to have a good time.

We scored the Fairy Princess Party set a decent 4/5. We've already had the Treasure set and now the Pirate Party is on my son's list of fun things to do so that one will be next.

Disclosure: We were sent this set for free for the purpose of this review but that doesn't influence our review. All opinions expressed are 100% honest and my own.

Fireman Sam Vehicle and Accessory Set - Titan Boat from Character #Review

Fireman Sam Vehicle and Accessory Set - 
Titan Boat from Character.

Pontypandy needs help and Fireman Sam is on hand to save the day! Make up your own action packed adventures with this vehicle and accessory set , Titan Rescue Boat.

 Titan the Rescue Boat is a cute little push along toy from Character. He costs £9.99 and is the perfect addition to any Fireman set. It's a very basic toy aimed at children 3 years and over. It has wheels at the bottom which allow it to be pushed along easily during play.

You don't get any figures with this set but they can be purchased separately. 

With Penny and Fireman Sam to play with the Titan Rescue Boat soon came to life. My little man Ryan who's 4 had lots of fun pushing them around on their rescue mission adventures. This toy requires a good imagination as it's a simple yet easy to play with toy.

Ryan liked playing with his Penny and Fireman Sam figures, he moved them around the boat and gave them different jobs to do. Penny manned the water cannon whilst Fireman Sam steered the boat to safety. He was having quite the little adventure this morning.

Ryan gave the Titan Rescue Boat a fun filled 3/5. It was a nice sized toy for his little hands and he seemed to have lots of fun making up rescue scenes with it. For £9.99 it's a nice little buy, perfect for the younger Fireman Sam fans in your house.

Disclosure: We were sent a sample of this toy for the purpose of this review but all our reviews are 100% honest and all the opinions expressed are 100% my own.

Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Brewster's Big Build Adventure Set - Chuggington #Review

Brewster's Big Build Adventure Set

The Brewster's Big Build Adventure Set is brought to us by TOMY and is based on the Chuggington tentpole episode airing this Autumn, this set is packed with tons of play and innovative new features, including a working escalator, an elevator, a working mega crane, a trick bridge, a tunnel, and two Die-Cast engines. 

This huge set is packed with action and adventure for the locomotives Brewster and Carmac which come included. One of the best features of this set is that there's a whopping four levels of elevation and multiple layouts for extended play. It's an ideal set for little Chuggington fans aged three years and up. My little man is aged 4 and loves it!

When this set arrived a few weeks ago we were all very excited. Both my youngest two love watching Chuggington on the TV so I was interested to see how they're get on. Ryan loves his old wooden train sets but he's never had anything like this before. This set has so many movable features, working bridges and so much more. I was a little worried that he wouldn't be able to use most of it, I was also worried that he'd break it up whilst playing as he can be a little heavy handed at times. After a few hours of play though I needn't have worried at all.

My first hurdle was to build the thing. This is what I was faced with when I opened the box .. Scary? Not at all. Most of the big pieces were already build and ready to go, I then had a few track pieces to put together to complete the set. I was really surprised at how easy it was to build, the snap together pieces made it a real breeze, It literally took 10 minutes.

This is the finished set, isn't it amazing! The track pieces are really chunky so they're great for little hands and the working parts are really easy to operate making play time stressless. I really liked the look of this set, it's definitely the biggest train set we've ever had before.

The escalator is really clever, the trains hook onto it allowing them to be carried up onto the higher platforms at the windup of a handle. The bridge is fab and the crane also doubles as a lift. The tracks go up and down so the trains get to travel up and down hill which adds for extra fun. The pieces are strong and stay firmly clicked together even when pushed and pulled.

There's definitely lots to do and see with the Brewster's Big Build Adventure Set. 

Both Ryan and Lily (who's 7) have been having so much fun with this set, they've been choo choo-ing away for hours. Because the set is so big it's easy for two to play together, normally with smaller sets they're always fighting over who gets to play with which bit. Not with this set though, with this one these so many features spread out all over it that there's more than enough to entertain two children happily at the same time which is fantastic.

Another great thing about the Chuggington Stack Track playsets is that all the separate sets can be added together to make super sets. I think it's a great idea which lets kids get even more creative and build their very own sets as they wish. TOMY have lots of other Chuggington toys to choose from too. I wonder which set my Ryan is going to want next? Whichever it is, at least I know that he will love it and be able to play with it easily. 

The Brewster's Big Build Adventure Set gets a fantastic 4/5 from all of us here at the Mummy Of 3 Diaries household. It's great fun, easy to assemble and build to last. It's full of fun activities to do and lots of twists and turns for the trains to enjoy as they "Ride the Rails".

Disclosure: We were sent this toy for free for the purpose of this review but that does not influence our review. All the opinions expressed are 100 honest and my own!