Snazaroo weekend box 

Hey readers,

Weekend Box Club have teamed up with Snazaroo to incorporate face paints to help creative imaginative and fun play. Weekend Box Club is a subscription service where you sign up and receive an activity box full of fun ideas, with all the material so you don’t have to worry about that.

The weekend box is a fun design, featuring four fun animal characters. The box is send to your child and there is nothing better for your child to open their own post.

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 Have you heard of Snazaroo, well it is a branded face paint for children.  The product is made in the UK, they are skin friendly, fragrance, paraben free and premium cosmetic ingredients to be gentle on kids skin. The facepaint is recommended for 3 years and over.

 I got asked to test out the new range of Snazaroo facepaints set which will be arriving by in shops soon.

There is the general face paint set with three colours (black, white and yellow) with a brush and sponge.

The set on the right is three face paints (red, yellow and green) with three fun stamps (cupcake, smiley face and musical symbol). Perfect for playtime or to use when it is your little one’s birthday.

I found it really easy to apply the face paint as it is water based . Though I had to be careful not to day to day much water into my sponge/brush as it did make the paint it’s water. But this was my first ever attempt and I think that is more me learning the ropes.

I can confirm it is really easy to clean off in one wash, all you need is soap and water.

Both my boys have sensitive skin and found no problems when applying and after. There was no irritation or redness.

I like the idea of having a certificate that your child can colour in to help make them feel proud of their achievements.

There are a range of step to step instuctions on Snazaroo so you can inspiration or relax and not panic about what to do.

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Below are my attempts at painting a wriggly three year old (a cheater) and the eldest asked for a camouflage/army style.

The boys really enjoyed the fun element of getting their faces painted and playing together in their characters. I found it really encouraged imagination and working together, which as a parent is always lovely to see.

There are five vibrant mini packs being released, which is the first time ever for the mini packs . The themes are summer, carnival, Halloween, Christmas and Easter, therefore covering all essential periods throughout the year. What is great about the facepaints is that there are few colours and in a handy pack so you can travel about with them. You can even put them in your bag if you’re going to a party or something. The price of the face paint packs are £2.99 but you can be sure to be able to get a lot of fun out of using them not to mention all them special dress up days at school!

Cheers for reading X

I was given the face paints in order of a review but all opinions expressed are entirely my own. 

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If I was invisible I would…

Hey readers,

Id I had to chose a super power for the day I would chose being invisible. It would blow my mind and I wouldn’t know where to start, but boy would I have so much that I would never want it to end.

What would I do if I had a super power?

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Well first of I would find all them annoying people that wind me; Katie Hopkins, Donald Trump, Tony Blair, to**ers who feel the need to rev their mopped when my children going to bed and so far. I would make sure I books of poo and land it on their head that would be totally self-indulging.

Oblivious, got to play pranks on people and make sure you record it and upload on YouTube, just for the laughs!

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Free travel in Luxury to anywhere I wanted to go and sit in first glass drinking all the diet coke and eating crisps. Ideally I would aim to see Norway, Iceland and New Zealand for starters.

Haunt someone’s house, how fun would that be, I might even goes as far as my husband just to see his reaction. He is the sort of person who is totally logical and at times quite clinical about certain, such as death.

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As I am a nosy parker, love Come Dine with me, may the best house win, through the keyhole I would totally go and explore people’s homes. I definitely would pop alone to the Queen’s pad and mix things up a little bit, especially if she is doing a recording, haha!
I think may actually go to Harrods to the food quarter and you know have taster session with all the food that is on offer, my theory being is if you can’t do it when you are invisible when can you do it!

I totally would empty Rupert Murdoch’s bank account and make sure everyone knows about his phone calls/emails and any other type of ‘private’ information.

I would rip up Teresa May’s £950 leather trousers, see how she likes it when other people take things of her!

I could on and on but I shan’t bore you, but it has been good to dream.

What things would you do if you were invisible?

Cheers for reading X

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National picnic week 

Hey readers,

Apparently I have been told that this week is national picnic week so let’s celebrate this appreciate for all things picnicy!

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Firstly, as a parent picnic’s are a blessing because it means less tiding up for you as you leave the crumbs and check the paper plates in the bin, result!

You can pretend to be all fancy with your paper plates and napkins, there is a sense of sophistication (even if it is paper).

It is a great way to get out of mummy prison and less time having to focus on what the hell you going to do to entertain your child.

Any excuse for some ice-cream – let’s make this a number one priority when having a picnic.

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Picnic food can be finger food, which is my kinda food. It is lovely a spread out where you can take as you please, there is a sense of family and togetherness. You can bond and talk about life *cue sick bucket*.

Nothing says summer like eating out Al fresco in the open.

When your young it feels like an adventure and it is free in the fact that when it is winter and miserable you end up in soft play hell and a hole in your wallet.

It is good to have a change of scenery and doing something different. Parenting can become tedious doing the same thing day in, day out so it gives us parents a change to keep hold of your sanity.

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Eating outside when the sun is shining is a quick way to top up on some Vitamin D, which has some health benefits with helping  your mind feel good.

Technically if the child/ren are outside they are running around during that energy off which means that they should sleep better, *fist pumps*.

Cheers for reading X

 

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Spring Bucket List (2017)

 

Hey readers,

I do love a good list to motivate because as a parent I just get stuck so I like to gather small, realistic activities to do during each season and this spring is no different.

1. do some baking – I think I am going to aim to do chocolate cornflake cakes as they are the easiest thing to do with two children and it can go with the theme of Easter.

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2. Fly a kite – just because I love it and currently such a good time with the wind, got to strike while the iron is hot.

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3. Fingers crossed that the weather has some sunny days so that we can take advantage and get some picnics in. Both my boys love a good old picnic in the park!

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4. I do love this time of year to go for a family walk, as there is much to look at with the flowers and different colours. Also it is a great time to spot wildlife and seeing baby animals.

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5. You can’t go wrong with taking kids to feed the ducks, such a simple and lovely activity to do, plus it doesn’t cost the earth.

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6. It won’t be long for Eater so getting some cheap Easter activities such as painting some eggs will be fun and a brilliant way to do on Saturday morning.

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7.Co-inside with the park taking the frisbee to play.

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8.  Another really simply but fun activity to do is getting some chalk and draw outside. A bonus for us parents is that it is so easy to clean off.

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9. As it is baby season going to visit a local farm to see all the farm animals is a lovely spring activity to do with the family.

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10. Now is the time to plant some seeds to see them grow during the summer. You can get some really cheap sunflower seeds and my boys love watching them grow over the next couple of months.

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What kind of spring activities do you enjoy?

Cheers for reading X

Gadgets I would love to buy

Hey readers,

I love a gadget and over the recent weeks I have found some cracking good gadgets that if money were no object I would buy and enjoy at my own pleasure. Here is the kind of gadgets I like.

Firstly, my faviouritist gadget is the Roomba, which basically is a robotic vacuum cleaner. How amazing is this for us parents who have sadly got to be constantly hoovering after children. This is the perfect solution.Obviously, I would never get it just to watch my cat on it 😉

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Recently, I have been loving drone YouTube videos, which are amazing ways to get great area views of a location. So therefore next on the list would be a drone.

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3D scanner just blow my mind away, wow, how amazing is the detail of the work used by the scanner. This would be totally fun and would be fun to watch my boys mesmerised to see the scanner in action.

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I so desperately love a GoPro, again you can capture great content for YouTube and such a fun way to get creative.

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 Elephas Portable LED Pico Projector is such a cool way to project videos or whatever from your smart phone on to the telly.

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A curved TV would be amazing to view TV in a much interesting format with 4K viewing making the display more clearer and detailed. but not entirely sure I would want to see Bruce Forsyth that close up 😉

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Panasonic Lumix GX7 camera as it would be brilliant for my blogging and it has a flip screen so you can see what is happening. It also has top reviews so it is a good ‘un in my eyes.

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Obviously, I would love the latest Sony Xperia XZ Premium phone as I have currently got that brand and I have used several  and know especially with my clumsiness that it is good one for my needs. This model is also have these features, motion eye camera, water resistant and 4K HDR display which is pretty much wow!

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Cheers for reading X

What Pooh Character Am I?

Hey readers,

Want to know a fun way to kill time when your bored shitless, then look no further then the Pooh Personality Quiz. Yes, I am sad but when your stuck looking at the four walls and a bit bored you will do anything for a laff!

So, my results are through…. DRUM ROLL: I am apparently PIGLET!!! 

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Now, I have read all the Winnie The Pooh books and I guessed that I would be Eeyore because I swing more to the personality type. But when reading Piglets description on his personality I nodded in agreement.

I am overly sensitive and take things too much to heart. I find it hard to stop thinking about certain things that are on my mind. I know this is an autistic trait with the obsessiveness and one track mind. However, it still fits me to a T.

I am a very nervous person, I have autism and social anxiety disorder so tend to worry a lot about things and people’s perception of me.

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I definitely struggle to go to new places. I have ideas of going to somewhere new or going to somewhere that I am not very familiar in getting to.However, I tend to take weeks for me to pluck the courage to go.  It may take me several attempts to go somewhere and can take weeks to plan it in my head, I am procrastinator in that sense. So, as you can image I am not that good in doing something new because of fear and just generally anxiety.

However, I  am very loving in my own way and view myself as conscientious. If you ask something of me then 90% of the time I do it straight away. Maybe  because I am inpatient and find it hard to stop thinking about the thing I need to do Maybe, because I am desperately seeking approval and worry what other people’s perception of me.

So, yeah I would say Piglet is a pretty good description of me and my personality after all.

 

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Cheers for reading X

5 Minute Fun website (Review)

Hey readers,

Sometimes there is so much pressure to be constant and be an ‘entertainer’ to our children. But let’s face unless your superwoman or have the funds for a cleaner, we haven’t always got this magical stuff called time.

I was asked to review and test out a website called 5 Minute Fun, it is an extensive if you like from Cbeebies. It gives fab ideas of fun or educational activities to do with little ones all under five minutes and free to access. You can also sign up to the site to get regular newsletters of new ideas.
The website is really clear and easy to navigate around. The subsections and can easy locate something that appeals to you.
Some examples of activities you can do with your little one is discuss your child’s friends favourite toy or if your crafty make toilet roll monsters. I like the simple ideas such as drawing faces on leaves. They don’t require a lot of material and hassle free.
I do find some activities are a bit more complex and I don’t always have the ability myself to do them task. That said there is a host of ideas from easy to difficult and you can decide.
It gives you inspiration and for me I like the fact that there is videos accompanying the tasks so gives me a better understanding of what to do.
I find it a really good educational tool for parents and even for people working in young children’s setting.
I chose to do circle drawing with my five year old son as it was easy to follow and my son enjoys doodling.

 Here is a step-to-step guide to circle drawing

1. Get any round type objects. I used cellotape, washi tape, lid of a bottle, money pig lid. Everyday objects I had in my home. Blank paper and colour pens.

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video on website giving you a visual idea to understand.

2. Simple use all the different objects one at a time, make patterns with your child. If they struggle to hold or co-ordinate just assist with holding the object so they can draw around.

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3. Then get your colour pens fill it in with colour or some random shapes/doddles.

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4. Hey presto you have a funky circle design.

img_5610 This is a great activity to do with your child, you can be creative, work as a team and have special time doing something fun. Plus it is so simple and effective to do.

Cheers for reading X

I was asked to write a review for 5 minute fun website but all reviews expressed are my own.  

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