SimBrix Geek Kit Review

We LOVE Lego. True fact, Helen and I actually ran a highly successful Lego business online and at dedicated Lego shows for the best part of five years. So, whenever we hear of a product similar, or arguably better, we’re always first in line. SimBrix is highly similar to the popular Perler beads. Except due to the friction between the colours, there’s no need for an iron. Which is pretty cool, at least in principle. We found that if we weren’t careful with our creation after connecting all the brix then they’d pretty easily fall apart. Of course, there are plenty of benefits to no ironing. Firstly, no ironing… No getting the iron out, waiting for the iron to warm up, making sure… View Post

August 2018 – What We Watched This Month

We’re back with another ‘What We Watched This Month’. It’s the peak of Summer, so you’ll have to forgive us if actually, all we’ve been truly watching is the Baby Shark video on repeat around the pool on our family holiday to Fuerteventura. Because it’s at least partly true… Although we did manage to fit in a couple of other things too! The Adults Desperate Housewives As you may know by now we love watching series and the more episodes and series there is the better. As we came to a holt on what to watch we chose to find something that already had a lot of seasons. We searched and found Desperate Housewives, Cora had watched a little bit of… View Post

Our 2018 Bucket List – Update #2

At the start of the year, we set ourself a bucket list. A list of things we’d like to achieve over the course of the year. In most cases, this list was for enjoyment’s sake. Fun things we’ve wanted to do that we’ve been putting off (no time, no money etc.) We’ve chosen to update this list every 4 months, and today is the second update. You can read the first here. I’ve crossed off the things that we’re actually managing to achieve and maintain, the rest, unfortunately, are yet to be achieved. With four months left, can we do it? Go Away Once A Month I’m writing this from Japan, so I guess that’s September done right? We’ve nothing… View Post

Chicco Oh la la Stroller Review

Honestly I can tell I’m not yet a mum, I don’t get excited about a brand new stroller or look for a new one for fun. My sister Laura on the other hand often stroller shops, she oggles at other peoples strollers and gets jealous. In a matter of weeks we were due to fly to Fuerteventura with both kids in tow, Matilda still needed a mode of transport for naps and long walks. This was making Laura feel a little anxious as her current stroller was bulky, heavy and not practical for travel. This is when Chicco got in touch asking if we would like to review their Oh la la Lightweight stroller…Of course we said yes! And this… View Post

In The Night Garden Live Show Review

I remember the days of looking after my nephew Frankie, who is now 6, and watching In The Night Garden. We now have a new fan of the show in the family, Matilda. She is 2 this year and loves her friends Iggle Piggle and Oopsy Daisy. She has a couple of figures as well as soft toys at home that enjoy bath time and playing in the garden. We were lucky enough to be invited to watch the live show at Trafford Centre at the start of August. It was decided it would be an early birthday present for Matilda and I can honestly say it was the best idea Cora ever had. We bundled up the kids in… View Post

July 2018 – What We Watched This Month

We’ve spent half of the month in LA, and while that means a lot of time spent exploring it also means that we’ve had a chance to catch up on some awesome movies on two flights each more than 11 hours. The Adults Hidden Figures On our return flight from Los Angeles to Manchester, we had a choice of six films and one really stood out – so much so when I looked around, everyone was watching it. That film was hidden figures. This film is empowering, but also as a young person, it reminds you how far people of colour have had to come to have the same rights as us and how hard that must have been. At… View Post

Review: Logitech G213 Prodigy Keyboard

With the recent addition of a Corsair mousemat to my set up, I was very excited to get my hands on the RGB gaming keyword G213 Prodigy by Logitech. This keyboard would be replacing the standard one which came with the computer. While the computer itself may be a ROG Gaming Computer it didn’t come with the additional peripherals like you might have come to expect. Unboxing The G213 Prodigy First up, the box itself. I always think you can tell a lot about the quality of a product by its packaging. If you’re spending 50% or more than the average for a particular product then you will notice that in the packaging. That’s the same across all the markets,… View Post

June 2018 – What We Watched This Month

A little like may we have spent quite a lot of our time away. While this doesn’t mean we haven’t watched a lot, we also haven’t watched too much new stuff. We have been enjoying a lot of Netflix, as it is easy to watch anywhere in the world. The Adults You Me Her We started watching You, Me, Her quite some time ago when it first came onto Netflix. We ended up not finishing the second series so we decided to catch up again. We wre drawn back in as Netflix advertised they had a new series out so we thought we would watch. Later realising we didn’t finish the second series. You, Me, Her is an interesting twist… View Post

Review: Rick & Morty Pint Size Heroes By Funko

We’ve never been huge fans of Funko Pops (gasp!). Since their rise to fame in 2015 we’ve found the quality to be lacking and the volume and variety available to collect to be rather incomprehensible. However, today we found ourselves picking up some Rick and Morty Pint Size Heroes on reduction while in the USA. Inside blind bags, I was unable to tell if the quality of this small but mighty Funko products had in fact improved, and so it seemed only fitting I picked some up to open them up and find out. Pint Size Heroes By Funko Pint Size Heroes were launched in August of 2016 by Funko. In the beginning, the range consisted of just three different… View Post

May 2018 – What We Watched This Month

We actually have spent quite a bit of our time away doing everything from weddings to holidaying so we have watched nothing too new this month. Though we always have some great things to share with you. We keep updated with what the kids have been watching too so we can give your little ones something new to watch. The Adults Westworld Series 2 While we are only 3 episodes in I can easily say this has been one of the best things we have watched this month. We were blown away by Westworld the first time so getting a new series has been something to look forward to. Though still as twisted and complicated you can’t help but be enthralled with… View Post