Monday, 25 June 2018

Family games night in with Hedbanz by spinmaster

Family time is really important to our house as i would image it is in most homes? So we try to once a week to either play a new game , do a puzzle or have family movie night. This week we had a brand new game to try out thanks to Spinmaster the game is Hedbanz and we all LOVED it ! The game its self its based off the old classic post it note stuck to the forehead game but this family addition is way better, Not only do you get x6 headbands the cards come with images along side the word perfect to help younger players without them having to ask for help on what the word says. 

Headbanz is for 2-6 players and is aimed at ages 7 and over, ( Bodhi is 6 and he did just fine )   In the box you get 72 different cards with various objects on them from food and drink to vehicles and animals, You also get easy and harder words to suit the ages of your players. You get 24 scoring chips, 6 headbands and a timer. The rules are pretty simple, start with 3 scoring chips each and the idea is to get rid of your chips by the end of the game.  After picking a card from the pack and placing it in your headband you start asking the other players only yes or no questions about your card to help you try to guess the object. ( this part Bodhi did struggle with a little )  If you manage to guess your object within the time then you give up one of your chips but if you don’t manage to guess then you take an extra chip from the bank.  The winner is the person with the least chips at the end of 5 rounds.

Over all this game is a winner and i love how it could suit a whole range of ages not just the children, We are off on holiday in august with 9 family members and i will be packing Hedbanz in the suitcase as i know everyone will enjoy playing it ( maybe once the children are into bed it could be turned into  a drinking game take a shot every time you don't guess who you are in time ?? ) just for fun mind ! 

You can pick the game up online via the normal places like amazon and argos , smythstoys have it in stock for only £9.99 this would also be a great birthday party gift or a Christmas present for gifting to a family with a few children. 

we would like to thank spin master for sending us out a cope of the game to test out, This was done in exchange for the review. 

Saturday, 9 June 2018

Fathers day gift ideas , thinking out of the box

Fathers day is just around the corner and i for one do feel that the dads get a little bit left out ! I mean when it comes to mothers day the shops are full of gift ideas, but with dads? its pretty much socks, chocolates smellies or a hobby that just doesn't fit your dad ( Fishing / golf ? ) so i thought i would ask around with some PR contacts to see what amazing items they could offer for fathers day ideas! and boy did they impress me! my dad also has his birthday on the 9th of June so the week before UK fathers day, so i find it even hard to spoil my dad. this year tho i am pretty sure he will be very pleased with his gifts , so shall we begin ? 

Alcohol - My dad isn't a huge sprit drinker he is more of a beer or wine kind of guy, These bottles of Wine from kingsland-wines the willow stone in rose and white wine are the perfect gift to give this fathers day, fingers crossed on some lovely sunny weather. Willow and Stone Rosé British Wine is refreshing and easy drinking, bursting with delicious flavours of ripe strawberry and raspberry. Enjoy well-chilled. you can pick up a bottle in your local Co-op for only £4.99 to me this would also be a great item for making up a fathers day hamper full of items you know your dad loves. 

Moose hair products - Australis's number one hair care range Mosse has a product to suit all hair types and they all smell lush, I think this could be a great gift idea paired with a hair cut voucher as we all know that some men need a little push sometimes when it comes to hair care. You can buy Moose products via waitrose with your weekly shop or even on amazon with a RRP of £5 a tub and with a little going a long way with these products you can't really go wrong. ( unless your dad is bald!! ) 

Epson TW650 - The TW650 is the perfect projector for gathering friends and family to enjoy the big screen, whether it’s to watch films or sporting events! imaging gifting this to your dad so he can watch the world cup in style , all you need is a blank wall or you could buy a screen, this is an amazing bit of kit and you would definitively be number one off spring if you gifted this to your dad 

  • Enjoy the big screen experience: Super size your favourite films, games and sporting events at home
  • Easy to set up: Keystone correction, built-in Wi-Fi and iProjection app
  • Long-lasting solution: Watch a film every day for 11 years1
  • Affordable, high-tech equipment: Enjoy this Full HD 1080p projector
  • Impressive, bright display: Equally high White and Colour Light Output of 3,100 lumen's

Watch - now my dad is more your DIY then golfing kind of dad but one of his hobbies is collecting watches and its something i have always wanted to gift to him, This watch from krug-baumen is perfect for my dad's taste they have a huge range on the website to suit all styles, I love how you can see the workings of this watch and it is just beautiful, you can find this watch on the Website A item like this is at the top end of the budget but it would be a fathers day gift to remember. 

Gillette - I always think that a really great gift idea for fathers day or any male gifting is to buy health and beauty items for them, they don't tend to buy them themselves so why not treat them this fathers day to a new razor? Fusion5 Pro Glide men's razor fits all Fusion5 blade refills. Gillette razors, formerly called Fusion Pro Glide. You can buy via

Features and benefits:

  • Men's razor with Flex Ball technology that responds to contours and gets virtually every hair
  • Gillette razors for men with 5 Anti-Friction Blades; a shave you barely feel
  • Precision Trimmer on back, great for edging tough areas (nose and sideburns)
  • Enhanced Lubrastrip with more lubricants (vs. Fusion5)
  • 1 razor blade refill equals up to one month of shaves
  • Fits all Fusion5 and Fusion5 Power blade refills
  • Premium Chrome effect handle

Sugru - Rebel tech kit, My dad loves Sugru he was the one that 1st told me about it, This stuff is pretty cool they can be brought in kit form via the website online you will find lots of how to guides and tips and ideas on what to use the product for, my person favourite has got to be fixing my for ever splitting phone charger lead! sugru is mouldable, flexible , waterproof ,durable and comes in a range of colours. 

Seba med - Back to health and beauty this time with skin care, what i love about the seba med products is that they combine hair and body wash while still being for sensitive skin. at £6.49 for 200ml that's a pretty good deal to me , paired with the after shave balm ( new product )  at  £5.95 you have got yet another item perfect for a hamper or stand alone gift. To find out more visit the website they also have baby and other skin care products. 

Wilkinson sword - Now hold on.. didn't i already talk about a razor? yes yes i did ... but isn't it great to have options? Wilkinson sword is the razor brand i grew up seeing in my dads bathroom cupboard ( I remember using it to shave my legs with when i was 12 and my dad going nuts at me !! ) they have stepped up the game with the the new Wilkinson Sword Hydro 5 Sense, the razor will do the thinking for dad thanks to shock-absorb technology which auto-adjusts the amount of pressure it is putting on his face. Giving him the ultimate customised shave. check it out in more detail along with the rest of the hydro range on the website

Jewellery - I fell in love with this personalised leather bracelet from Giftpup, the stylish men's brown leather bracelet features two rows of braiding with a personalised metal clasp. High-quality with a versatile smart-casual appeal which makes it suitable for all occasions.Comes complete with a fantastic presentation gift box, the personalisation can be up too 9 letters long i went with a special date for my choice , I love the over all look of this item. you can find a wide range of gift ideas via the website

Fair trade - my last item i wanted to talk about buying fair trade, I am and ill admit it a lover of a bargain and throw away items, but over the last few months i have been trying to re-use and recycle more so when i was told about buying fair trade products to give as gifts i thought it was a great idea, and its surprising what you can buy, from chocolates , coffee , clothing and much more! With Fairtrade you can support more farmers and workers in supporting their families. Fairtrade guarantees they will be paid at least the Fairtrade Minimum Price plus an additional Fairtrade Premium which will help change their lives, communities and future. Fairtrade gives fathers the opportunity to head their homes with dignity, hope and purpose. Visit fair-trade website for more information , Keep an eye out for the logo when buying gifts. 

Once again a huge thank you to all of the brands that have sent items to be placed within this father day blog post, The exchange has been for the products and my options are that of my own. 

Tuesday, 5 June 2018

SquiDivers Spin master Wiggle, jiggle, giggle! swim toy review

Bodhi is a water baby ! We are very lucky that my parents own a villa in the south of Spain with a family sized swimming pool. From a young age Bodhi has been jumping in and out of the water enjoying every moment. When he turned 5 we started him with swimming lessons back in the UK once a week at our local leisure centre. He boy spends most of his time under the water rather then on top! So when we was offered the chance to review swim ways squidivers i knew they would be a huge hit for us. 

From opening the packaging i knew they would be a fun pool toy for all ages,  The SquiDivers float upright making them easy to grab. Squidivers are soft and flexible dive toys, they come in the pack of three as shown in the photo above. They are all the same weight and have a loop within the head. We took them with us to the fun swim lesson over the half term holidays ( sorry no photos the swimming pool is VERY strict on this ) the whole class loved sitting on the side of the pool while the teacher threw them into different areas of the pool for them to then chase to catch the squids first. They have even asked me for the link as they want to buy a few sets of the classes! 

Now i don't normal let Bodhi wear his swimming goggles in the bath but for the sake of the blog and you guys i let him, He spent no joke over an hour in the bath playing with these three little squids, making up little games and back stories for them all ( they are brothers if you didn't know ) 

You can see in the photo about how the head of the squids will sink down with the weights and the tentacles wiggles around , Bodhi said that they looked like corals, I can't wait to take these away with us this summer to our holiday in Florida , Bodhi and his cousins will all have hours of fun playing together with these in the family pool. 

Thank you to spinmaster for sending us a pack of squiDivers to try out, This was in exchange for this blog post.