Edu Prints Plus review

Hey readers,

I had the opportunity to review some gorgeous educational prints from Edu Prints Plus. The company is an online shop that sell kids’ posters that are designed to give words of wisdom and numbers of knowledge to inspire, excite up, and set your kids up for the infinite things they could do.

I chose three prints with quotes on that I thought would provide motivation and inspiration for my boys. When I do have the money I shall be buy frames to make them look better on the bedroom walls.

Below is a picture of the three prints I have chosen. 

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Normal is overrated. 

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I really love this quote and think it is brilliant reminder to have on my children’s bedroom wall. I have a son who masks a lot of behaviour from seeing other children at school and I try my best to encourage him to be himself. I think it is important to celebrity individuality and not going along with the crowd. I want him to read this and remember it is ok to be different. I also like the font – is big, bright and bold that will catch your eyes. I like the cartoon picture because it is fun and child friendly.

Don’t be afraid to be different.

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Again this poster stuck out to me when I was choosing prints to review. I really like this message especially when trying to reinforce the fact that it is important to be yourself. Peer pressure is a big thing and I want my children to know that it is ok to go with what feels right for you rather then what Joe Bloggs is doing. So, much of life is full of putting people into categories or bands even from an early age at school. I am real strong believer in individuality. I want my son’s to read this every day and remember this message for life.

Now, the serious bit is out of the way I want to talk about the design. I love the multi-coloured word on different. I like imagine of the picture and think it is simple but really effective. It looks great in a child’s room but also say in an educational setting such as a nursery or school.

When it rains look for rainbows.

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I really like this quote especially when my son’s now take themselves to the bedroom when they want alone time. My eldest (we think he has autism but we know how hard it is to get a diagnosis). Anyhow, at night he gets very anxious and has a lot of intrusive thoughts. There is not a night goes by when he doesn’t stop asking questions over and over again. He gets scared and he doesn’t sleep very well. I like this poster because it is happy and it reminds you that even though you’re feeling sad or going through something look for the good. My son really likes this one as he loves stars. I think it looks great, attractive and popular with both my sons.

Overall I am impressed with the design, the card is thick and when delivered it is not bend which is helpful. The service is top notch. Edu Prints Plus also do more than just quotes, there’s educational pictures such as times tables. So there is plenty of choice to add a little something different to your walls.

Cheers for reading X

This is an advertisement feature. I was given the three posters for free in exchange for a review. All opinions expressed are entirely my own. 

Review of Birmingham National Sea Life Centre

Hey readers,

Last week I and the family went to visit the sea life centre in Birmingham. If you haven’t ever been to the sea life centre they showcase a variety of different sea life creatures for you to go and see them in their natural habitat.

The types of sea life available to look at.

At the start of the centre you could see the penguins playing, squabbling, and swimming that type of thing.

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There is a section for octopus and you can see the way they transform into the spaces and sometimes got to see their long tentacles.

There is also seahorses which are really elegant and very beautiful to watch.

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The centre have the option for children to touch a star fish. This is a great experience for children to interact with fish. A child can feel what a fish feels like and work out the different textures on their fingers.

There is a massive fish display at the beginning like an upward tank that hols different fish swimming around.

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There are rays in a big area further along that swim a big area and the glass is clear so you can watch them swim about.

We really enjoyed seeing the different types of jelly fish and you even got to change get to change the lighting in the tank by a touch screen which I thought was rather cool.

One of the big features is the 360c transparent tunnel where you can walk under the fish and see them go around you. You can walk on the glass floor while the big sea turtle and sharks swim by, totally blow your mind.

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Obviously, there are many more fish but I am just giving you a general feel of some the types of fish you can visit.

Extra fun parts for children.

At the end of the exploring all there is to see at the sea life centre there is soft play which is free. It is small but wonderful for kids who love to have a free play and to run around and get in the ball pit. There are two tiers so you can climb as well.

At the reception desk where you pay for tickets or enter the centre you can get a stamp sheet where you go and collect six stamps around the location. During the Halloween period as well there is a list where you write all the Halloween items you have spotted that are hidden in various location. At the end you can collect a medal and a cup as a price, no charge occurred, which I thought was really good as one it is Merlin and we know they don’t do cheap normally and secondly most places that similar activities normally just give you a sticker.

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Photography.

With the witch though lucky that the camera were broken so could use your own camera and was free saving made of £10-£15. However before in the middle section there is a green screen where you could sit in a boat and present your being attacked by a shark. We did actually buy them pictures for £15 which I think is a lot but my hubby is a sucker for things like that,lol.

4d cinema experience.

4d cinema experience (free and part of the price ticket) is great fun for kids and adults too. We saw a show though I have been before and it is different so they do change the films. Not only do you get to experience a short film based around a fish but also there is plenty balls, the chairs vibration you get randomly squirt water unexpected making it more fun. Plus with the 3d glasses you feel the fish are coming out of the screen.

Location of Birmingham sea life centre.

The location of the sea life centre is fairly easy to get to as is in the city centre and not far from Lego Land adventure world and the arena and ICC.

Cost of tickets.

How much does a ticket cost, well as national sea life centre is part of the Merlin attractions you can get combined ticket that includes another attraction such as Warwick Castle or Lego Land discovery centre they start from £23 24 hours in advance online. For just your basic sea life centre is from £13 through if your carer and have a letter to confirm you can go free. You do also have to book 24 hours advange on the website.

Car parking.

With regard to parking there is a car park very close by and in walking distance however due to location costs a lot more. We go to paradise parking car park which is a lot cheaper but five minute but very easy to get to. So always best to check before going where the parking is and the pricing.

Cheers for reading X

3 Little Buttons

SeramegYBala ceramic necklace review

Hey readers,

Today I am doing a review of SeramegYBala jewellery. If you have never heard of this name well let me tell more. SeramegYBala is a shop on the Etsy website who offer unique handmade ceramic jewellery and gifts. So, each one is crafted individually which gives it that special quality as it is not just simply from a machine and massed product.

I received my item super fast in the post and the piece of jewellery came in a lovely recycled cardboard box with the stamp of the business logo on it (see pictures below).

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The item comes as described and it is lovely hand crafted made.

I love the simple design on a hexagon with spots, it adds character to my outfit. There may different designs. This would make a lovely present for Christmas. The piece is well made and sturdy. At the back, the necklace has a clasp so you can keep the jewellery secure around your neck. Giving you that peace of mind that is safe and you don’t have to worry about the necklace getting broken. The necklace its self isn’t heavy which I was thinking it might because of it being ceramic, however, once I tested it out it felt light. Another good thing about the ceramic material as someone who has sensitive skin it didn’t react and it was comfortable to wear off for several days without any irritation. The whole ceramic piece is smooth and no bits were sharp that could cut into your skin, therefore, making it much more comfortable to wear compared to other pieces from different places that have sharp bits that dig into your skin.

I like the design of the necklace with the spots and the subtle colour as it is can be worn with a variety of different colours and not have to worry about it clashing and not completing the outfit nicely.

The necklace can be worn for many different occasions so you can get a lot of use out of it.

Cheers for reading X

This is an advertisement feature. I was given a piece of jewellery in exchange for a review. All opinions expressed are entirely my own.

Spooktacular Halloween gift guide

Hey readers,

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Looking for ways to get you in the mood for Halloween then look no further as I have compiled some items to make you have a magical Halloween this October.

First of for my first item on the Halloween gift guide is this awesome peel and reveal ghost from Grafix. It is a great game for young children or anyone for that matter especially if you are having a Halloween party or just some Halloween fun with kids at home. It unravels to release 8 spooky gifts and it is a fun game to get your kids feeling excited. Don’t forget to remember to put some Halloween music on for and starting the game.

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I picked these creepy crackers up from Poundland as a bit fun to add for when we are having a meal. I have brought the crackers the previous year and they were a big hit especially as the kids love the explosion sound plus what child doesn’t like a bit of Halloween tat what with a Halloween bloody finger or.

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I love these Halloween lights that I have purchased from Primark because they just have one character on them but THREE (pumpkin, ghost, and bat). They are a simple way to add a touch of decoration to your home. I used to think that you have to go over the top with all the decorations but sometimes simplicity is enough to add a feel to a room. My kids really enjoy these lights because they are fun but they really like the low light when they are relaxing with a Halloween film.

I received this t-shirt in the post and it is lovely and cute design. I love cats and it is something I will probably wear through the year (however, they are a tat on the tight side so might be best to order a bigger size so there is more room if that is your thing). It comes from a company called Lush tshirts so that sell different themes with logos and humour based. This t-shirt is specifically have a Halloween section with cute designs for Halloween.

If your looking for a sweet treat when I have got the answer for you with Bakerdays personalised cakes. They have many designs including Halloween, I love this cute design, you can add your own personalised text. You receive the cake in the tin through the post. It tastes delicious and moist so it really will hit the sweet spot.

Online there are many recourses that are free to download and create that spooky Halloween theme. Both my boys really enjoy colouring in now so printing off a few Halloween based pictures is a cheap way to get the little ones in the Halloween spirit. I have used this site but of course, there are many more online.

I hope that if you do celebrate Halloween that you have a gruesomely good time.

Cheers for reading X

I have been gifted the Bakeaway cake and the cat t-shirt in order for a review. However, all opinions expressed are entirely my own.

Review of the Biscuit Baron.

Hey readers,

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There are so many different subscriptions to chose from if want to see something exciting in the post every month. However, have you heard of The Biscuit Baron, well if not let me tell you it is something little bit different.

The biscuit Baron is a subscription box that provides biscuits from different countries every month. The company knows that biscuits are a love for British people and they want to explore further with how different countries like their biscuits.

What does the subscription box contain?

  • 5-8 full-size packets of biscuits (with one savory option included).
  • A score chart to rate each biscuit on a scale from 1-10, a great activity to do with family or friends.
  • A fact sheet with information from the country and a little bit of history.

Pricing.

There are several opinions you can just from a one-off plan with no renewal to 1,3,6 or 12-month subscription plan. Subscription boxes start from £15 per box, coming down to £13.33 for long-term plans and that includes the delivery in that price as well.

My verdict.

At first, I thought it was a bit expensive but then I thought of other subscription boxes and what you get in them (some of the miniature items) this was good value. I received five items and them full size as well so I thought it was a great way to try out new foods from different countries with a twist.

I like the fact that you get some new information from the country and I really had great fun scoring the biscuits on the chart with the family.

I liked the different varieties so you got a mix including savory. My children got to try something new and learn something about the country of Italia.

They would make a fun Christmas present and something different for someone to try.

This is what the box looks like with all the items included in the Italian box.

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Ringo Cookies.

A cookie that is a two-toned biscuit with a creamy filling that is packed full of energy but not too heavy. Brilliant texture for dunking and would make a great afternoon snack after school.

Testing out the duckability and get 100% perfetto!

Tenerezze.

I think these biscuits were popular, the taste was beautiful with the lemon flavour and the texture was soft and crumbly, beautiful!

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Biscuit galore!

Pan Di Stelle.

These biscuits are a cute design. Pan Di Stelle translates to Starry Bread. They go really well with a glass of milk because they taste of cocoa and hazelnut and a chocolate pastry.

Milllefoglie.

Millefoglie is a multilayered pastry with a sweet topping, funny enough it works really well dunking in a glass of milk and when dunked keeps the firmness without breaking apart.

Taralli Pizza Style.

These are the savory item. They are small ring-shaped products with twisted ends typical for the southern regions. They had a lovely herby flavour though for me personally a bit too salty for my tastes. That being said my boys absolutely loved them.

Amarettino.

These biscuits are beautiful in flavour with the almond and have a lovely firm texture to them. They go perfectly with a perfect with a coffee.

Finally here is what the rating card for the biscuits below.

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Cheers for reading X

I have gifted a subscription box in exchange for a review. However, all opinions expressed are entirely my own

Scratch your way to a win

Hey readers,

Shall I let you into a little secret….I love now and again having a go on scratch cards. To me, they are an ultimate treat because they are a great way of getting the adrenaline going. I don’t smoke or drink so this is my little vice, because you know sometimes it is good to treat yourself. So, when Scratchcard-winners asked if I wanted to review some of their scratch cards winner I was like hell yeah, so much fun because let’s face I have nothing to lose.

If you have not heard of Scratchcard-Winners they are the number one blog page for all UK National Lottery Scratchcards past and present. We regularly feature information on new scratchcards and their availability in shops, as well as posting images of big winners on our social media pages. We love to run competitions and giveaways, so come and follow us on our website, Facebook and Instagram for all the latest news.”

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Here is a selection of my scratch cards to test out.

Super 7s.

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This card is called Super Seven and cost £3. You have nine changes of winning. First, you have to scratch the top box to reveal the winning numbers. Next, you have to check to see if the three numbers in each seven block match with the top winning numbers box.  Prizes range from £5.00 – £250,000. Sadly I did not win on this card.

Jewel Smash. 

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This next scratch card is Jewel Smash which cost £2.00. You had to scratch each box and you could either win when you found three of the same symbols horizontal or diagonal. Again I did not win anything and this was probably my least favorite scratch card out of the punch that I received.

Red Hot 7s Doubler. 

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This scratch card was all about the number seven hence the name Red Hot 7 Doubler, which costs £2. I enjoyed playing this card as it is something a bit different. The rules of this scratch card are to scratch each line to reveal the numbers and you could win prizes if you got three black number sevens in a row. You also could get a chance to win again if you got three red number sevens. I did not win on this card, boo!

Get Lucky. 

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This card is called Get Lucky and cost £1. You can scratch boxes to reveal the symbols and if you can match three of the same symbols. Depending on the symbol is the amount you can win, you can see on the box on the left-hand side what prizes go with which symbol. I did not win anything on this card.

5X.

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This card is called 5X and cost £1. The rules to this game are scratch the boxes to see if you have a 5 to win a price or a 2X to win 2 times the price and then finally the big price is 5X to win 5 times the price. The top price would be £10,000. Gutted that didn’t win the top price nor did I qin any other price.

Top Prizes of. 

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This is my final scratch card to play with and be pleased to know that I won, even if it is £1 it is still a winner in my eyes and now I can buy Freddo, whoop! Anyway with this game you need to match three amounts of the same value of money to win a price. I got three £1, hence the £1 winning. There is also another win with finding the fingers crossed symbol to win £5.

So, there you have it that is my experience of scratch cards.

Thanks for reading X

I have been gifted the scratch cards in exchange for a review. However, all opinions expressed are entirely my own. 

 

 

Jouellerie Review

Hey readers,

Jouellerie asked if I wanted to review some jewellery pieces of their website. On receiving the jewellery which was placed in a black pouch, which was a lovely touch to make it feel that extra special.

If you don’t know who Jouellerie are recently new internet jewellery site that offer a wide range of jewellery from earrings, necklaces and bracelets. They are normally in colours silver, gold or rose gold. So the choices really are yours. Not to mention the great news if you place an order over £20 then delivery is free plus the jewellery is reasonably priced.

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Below are the items I have received and going to review.

Artemis necklace – Lovely solid necklace with a magnetic clasp. I am not massive fan of love hearts so was pleased when it is easy to take off, so you have the option of taking it on or off.

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crown earrings -are pretty earrings and subtle in design. They are silver colour which is by far my favourite colour to wear in jewellery. I like the fact that they are not in your face. They are perfect for wearing if your going out for a meal say in the evening.

Ice set – is a gorgeous set of the bracelet (which is elasticated meaning it is more flexible to fit any wrist and be comfortable). The bracelet is chunky in size and made up of tiny little crystal. The crown earrings are delicate and small, perfect to add a sparkle to your outfit. Also, would make a lovely gift set for someone as well.

5 row pave bracelet – is a beautiful bracelet that consists of Rhodium plated for a high quality white gold finish. It is made up of five rows of encrusted glitter stones making sure you feel that extra sparkly.

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Classic Onyx bracelet – is a very sparkly bracelet. I really like the rings in the middle of the bracelet offering a unique design. I also really like the magnet clasp and found it very strong in strength at keeping the bracelet secure on my wrist.

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Cheers for reading X
I was gifted the jewellery in exchange for a review. However, all opinions expressed are entirely my own.