Competitions; What We Want To Win In 2018

Earlier this week I spoke a little about what we wanted to achieve this year. The list included different personal lifestyle, blogging and health goals. I tried to make all the goals SMART; Specific Measurable Achievable Relevant Timely I struggled to apply ‘SMART’ to one particular action. Entering competitions. Instead, we’ve sat down as a family and discussed what we’d really like to win this year from competitions. Entering competitions at The Harrison Household is nothing new. Inspired by Di Coke from SuperLucky we’ve won everything from meals at restaurants to gift cards, to a family vacation to Universal Orlando in Florida. Di encourages those who enjoy entering competitions to make a list of the prizes they would like to win to… View Post

Disney Tsum Tsum Pyramid Challenge Game Review & Giveaway

It’s no secret that we’re huge fans of Disney here at The Harrison Household. Just as we’re huge fans of the Disney Tsum Tsum range. So, when Sambro announced they were releasing a Disney Tsum Tsum inspired game we couldn’t wait to see it – or better yet, play it! This isn’t the first Disney Tsum Tsum game to be released. The other is, in fact, mobile based and has been a huge hit. However, we love physical Tsum Tsums so we simply had to grab a copy of the Disney Tsum Tsum Pyramid Challenge game. The game reminds me of Staccups in the sense that it’s super quick and simple to learn and takes a matter of minutes to… View Post

Parenting Goals Prior To Becoming Parents – Our Perhaps Naive View

We’re getting to that age where parenting is becoming a real possibility. A vast number of our friends are either married, pregnant or have children of their own. Similarly, aged family members are much the same. Being around our friends and family with Children has allowed us to see what real ‘parenting goals’ look like to us. What we want to do, and don’t want to do as a parent. However, as someone who has no issue with calling myself out on things. I was left asking myself as to whether my viewpoint on parenting goals was rather naive considering I’m not yet a parent. Our Ideas Food And Drinks I also don’t want my children to be fizzy pop… View Post

2018 In Numbers

We’re less than 48 hours into the New Year, and today the 2nd January 2018 is for many of us the first ‘real’ day back at work. Although research by Curry’s PC World has found that as many as one in ten of us has rung in sick. Why have we rung in sick? Well… The research found it’s because we’re completely overwhelmed by the prospect of 2018. I have to admit, at this point of the research I started to laugh… But my laughter quickly turned to a jaw on the floor when I read the numbers that follow. That’s because this is what us adults are set to endure over the next 12 months. 197 – Trips To The… View Post

December 2017 – What We Watched This Month

It’s CHRISTMASSSSS!! Christmas comes with some pretty awesome TV shows and movie premiers and this year has been no different. So, without any further ado, let’s talk about what we watched this month – December 2017! The Adults This Is Us This was our big binge of December. In fact, we watched the entire season and a half in the space of just a week. It’s smart, funny and totally different to anything else out there at the moment. It’s got an amazing cast including Milo Ventimiglia (Jesse from Gilmore Girls) and Mandy Moore. I really can’t say much more without spoiling it for anyone but trust me… If there is one thing you watch from this list, This Is Us… View Post

Our 2018 Bucket List

I’ve been highly inspired by Katy Kickers 2017 Bucket List post. So much so I have been keeping up to date with her progress throughout the year. So much so it’s motivated us to take on our own 2018 Bucket List challenge.     Wherever possible I’ve tried to make the bucket list include SMART goals. SMART stands for specific, measurable, achievable, realistic and timely. To hopefully help us in achieving every one of our goals. Go Away Once A Month In 2017 Helen and I did more travelling than ever before. This was a goal of the year, and we sold our house to provide us with the freedom of doing so. We’ve already made a start on planning 2018,… View Post

What We Gave & What We Got For Christmas 2017

With the immense build-up of Christmas 2017 and the big day, making sure everything is perfect and everyone has something. I think we often forget to relax and enjoy our time together. I and Cora don’t often ask for much because if we want something we will get it ourselves. What we really enjoy is being able to spoil the people we love, so this is a breakdown of what we gave and what we got for Christmas 2017. The Mums For my mum she really liked her patchwork blanket I made her the year before and she always used them so made her another. Using some brushed cotton bedding that I found reduced in TK Maxx I cut it into… View Post

Pokemon Kyurem Battle Deck Review

A battle deck is unlike the more traditional packs of Pokemon in the sense that this particular set comes with two ready to play decks. The focus here is predominantly on the Pokemon game rather than the collecting of the cards. In this case, we’re going to be looking at the Pokemon TGC (Trading Card Game) battle arena deck: Black Kyurem vs White Kyurem. The battle deck contains a lot of cool cards including; Four Pokemon EX cards Two decks including; loads of foil basic energy cards Two coins (one red, one blue) Counters Pokemon Card game instructions Black Kyurem EX Deck On the left-hand side of the box, we have the Black Kyurem EX deck. The Black Kyurem-EX card alone offers… View Post

The Sims 4 City Living – Review

We’re huge fans of The Sims franchise here in The Harrison Household. Everything from the classic computer game to the mobile and Nintendo DS version has been played. So, we simply had to share our thoughts and feelings about one of the latest PC Sims 4 expansion packs; City Living. While we are usually ones to buy the digital downloads for the PC game. We actually found the physical copy on the best offer. Remember, you’ll need the Sims 4 base game if you want to play the Sims 4 City Living expansion pack. We went through the usual process of inserting the disk, completing the licence registration code and waiting for the download. All of which will take a… View Post

Creating Homemade STEM Toys This Christmas

As the ‘digital age’ continues to progress I can’t highlight enough the importance of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math). If like me you’re a 90’s kid then you’ll probably remember Konnie Huq from Blue Peter. She’s one of the longest-running presenters of the show and has since gone on to have two kids of her own. Konnie has recently partnered with the Institution of Engineering and Technology with the aim of inspiring more children to consider careers in engineering. Konnie has created some fantastic tutorials on how to create homemade STEM toys this Christmas. Allowing you to create cut-price versions of some classic toys. Bouncy Ball While there are many STEM toy tutorials we decided to tackle the bouncy… View Post