The Teletubbies Turn 20!

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It must have been around this time of year twenty years ago when I was going in elbows first to get my hands on the sell out Teletubbies soft toy at my local Woolworths store for my newborn, that had absolutely no idea when an impact these four cute and cuddly characters were having on a nation of preschoolers.

It’s hard to believe that they have graced our screen for such a long time and although they have had a few changes over the years they have kept the ability to capture the hearts of over a billion children spanning over a hundred countries.

All of my children have fallen for their charms and you can imagine the delight on my youngest ones faces when I told them we were going along to celebrate their twentieth birthday and take a sneak peek at the new series that is set to hit our screens on the 13th March, with a special birthday show on the 31st March.

I arrived at The Riverfront on The Southbank on the Sunday morning with two super excited boys just itching to meet their favourites!

Before the screening we were treated to a yummy brunch whist the children ran wild in the soft play area, created masterpieces, got their faces painted and watched in awe as a magician covered children in a humongous bubble.

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Sufficiently full and a little worn out we headed to the cinema where a hub of excited children were donning their party hats in anticipation of the arrival of the ‘real’ Teletubbies!

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Chris from Cebebbies took to the stage to introduce the larger than I expected characters and there were gasps and cheers from the entire crowd.

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After joining in with the new ‘Big Hugs’ song that includes a lot of bottom bumping…a big hit with my potty minded children the Teletubbies left the stage for a rest and we were treated to a viewing of the new series.

David Walliams and Rohelle Humes have been addded to the already star studded cast and it’s not just the voiceovers that have had new additions.

The Teletubbies have been treated to a brand new play area called the Hidey Hub that homes the Tubby Bounce, Tubby Slidey, Tubby Uppy Downy and Tubby Spinny.

It’s a great new area that was a big hit with my two, especially the Tubby Slidey which is a seemingly never ending slide…what child wouldn’t love that!

The changes don’t stop there as we can also welcome the Tubby Car that sees them all driving around in their super sweet car that cleverly has a steering wheel for each of them.

The Tiddly Tubbies also play a big part in the new series and I have to say I love them as much as the children do.

Unbelievable a cinema packed with under five’s was left in silence.

This is a hard audience to crack and the Teletubbies did it with no problem at all which just goes to show that the magic that was created with them twenty years ago is a winning combination and is a real testament to the writers they Tinky Winky, Dipsy, Laa Laa and Po are still going strong today.

I would love for you to tune in on Monday 13th and let me know what you think.

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Boohoo Kids Spring/Summer 17

Around Christmas time last year I was introduced to the newly launched children’s wear range from Boohoo.

We reviewed some lovely pieces for number three who was really taken with the on trend, affordable clothes they had to offer.

Last week I was asked to the press preview of their spring/summer 17 collection that in my opinion has improved even more than last season.

My attention was immediately drawn towards the girls section that had a real festival vibe to it.

There were lots of floaty, floral prints, off the shoulder tops and dress and plenty of sparkle that always goes down well with the girls.

Embroidered pieces and lace detailing are key this season and Boohoo has incoperated this within their range alongside simple classics such as Breton stripes that are always a wardrobe staple.

My daughter has a real love for shoes…I can’t think where she gets it from!

Boohoo have a great range of strappy sandals that will be perfect for the much longed for warmer weather and sparkly pumps that will be real eye catchers.

Next up was the boys and they certainly haven’t been left out here.

Summer brights for the pool and stand out t-shirts and shirts for those long summer days are a plenty.

If your boys like something a little more neutral then there is a great range of cosy t-shirts and shorts in muted green and beige tones that are bang on trend whilst remaining wearable which is all that more important when thinking about boys.


The shoes range from more formal styles to everyday trainers that fit perfectly with the clothing that Boohoo have pieced together.

  

Number three was super excited to see all the new pieces and already has a long list for her summer wardrobe and j will certainly be trying out some clothes for the boys this time.

I would love to know what you all think!

Num Noms #UnBoxingDay

Boxing Day is here and what better way to celebrate than by unboxing the brand new third series of the super cute Num Noms.

These super cute characters are interchangeable characters that you can have fun mixing and matching as you please to create your own flavour combination.

The ‘Nums’ are the squishy outer shell and the ‘Noms’ are the harder ones that are filled with lipgloss or light up.

I wasn’t to sure who they would be most aimed for in this house but number three had to fight with the boys over them as the cute creatures were loved by everyone.

In the new series it was hard to chose a favourite from the huge range.

One of our favourites was the Peyton Peppermint which was very Christmassy!

The boys favourites were the light up Noms with the cherry coming out on top.

Number three spent ages stacking, mixing and of course trying out each and every lipgloss.

Straw-Nana was a hit but the Cucumber Melon not so!
The series came in a great reusable package that makes keeping them together a lot easier.

These little cuties have been a huge hit in this house and I would love to find out what your favourites are.

*we were given these toys for the purpose of this review and they are all my own, honest opinions 

Kids Clothes Arrive At Boohoo:Review

Boohoo has made waves with the online shopping world for a fair while now. 

Their high fashion clothing at affordable prices has gone down really well and as someone who has bought from them before I can vouch for this myself.

When they asked me to try out the new Boohoo Kids range I knew there would be one very happy little girl that would be more than happy to give their range a try.

I was a little worried that the range would be a mini version of the adult clothing but I was really pleased when I found a good selection of age appropriate clothing that was still bang on trend.

We looked through pages of cold shoulder dresses, skinny jeans in a variety of colours, sloganed tees and sweatshirts, cute bombers, fur trimmed parkas and so much more.

Number three opted for a pair of high waisted jeans with a sloganed sweatshirt and bomber jacket to match.

The light grey sweatshirt was super cosy and a perfect fit. The real pull for her was the ‘Instaglam’ slogan which would be perfect for any social media addict such as her!

The high waisted jeans were a little on the big side as she prefers a tighter fit; but being a real skinny minnie this is something we always have issues with.


Here favourite item was the very versatile bomber jacket. The zip detail and orange lining took me back to the 90’s which has come right back round with this trend.

For me Boohoo kids have got it just right for my preteen with trendy, wearable clothes at great prices.

She is already back on their site adding bits to her Christmas list!

*we were given these clothes for the purpose of this review and they are all my own, honest opinions.

Mr Tumble Spotty Bag And Interactive Toy Review


There is not a child I know that hasn’t at some point had a love for Mr Tumble.

His bright, engaging character has had all of mine glued to the TV screen and is currently number five’s absolute favourite.

When we were asked to try out a couple of toys from the new collection I knew he would be more than happy to give them a try.

One of the things that Mr Tumble is notorious for is his spotty bag.

This scaled down bag with adjustable straps is perfect to sit on little shoulders and with its bright colours and different textured materials it works perfectly to stimulate their senses.

Inside there are five cards with Makaton signs that he has loved to try and create himself.


The next toy we tried out was the Mr Tumble with fun tumble tap.


This cuddly, soft Mr Tumble has the tumble tap to hand at all times which comes with five different icons that show some of his favourite phrases.

Number five’s face lit up each time he came across a new phrase and soon started to mimick the familiar words.


As well as this he sings two songs which we all ended up joining in with whilst he cute red nose lit up.


Both of these toys were a real hit and I love that as well as being a familiar face from the TV they help with building his knowledge of touch, sound recognition and dexterity.

We are now looking to see what else we can add from the range.

Are your little ones fans of Mr Tumble?

Giving My Teen Some Responsiblity With Tetra

In the summer we went along to an event in Old Street tube station where Tetra had turned an area of the dingy station into a tranquil spot to sit back and relax whilst looking at all the beautiful fish swimming around peacefully whilst the hustle and bustle of London Town was going on in the background. 

Unfortunatly for me with three hyper children running around the experience was not as relaxing as I had hoped for!

We still managed to take in lots of information on the fish and how to look after them and they all loved trying out the cool Tetra app that allowed their colouring to come to life right in front of their eyes.

We already have a goldfish at home that as expected has always been my job to look after.

Number two however has been going on and on about having tropical fish for ages and it had always been a no, no as I didn’t want the responsibility of anything else.

When Tetra sent us a fantastic Cascade Globe Aquarium I decided it was time to let number two prove to me he is responsible enough to look after a fish by himself.

Although this tank isn’t suitable for tropical fish he was more than happy with the waterfall feature, LED lights and sleek design that was going to be perfect to house his new fancy goldfish.

There was no setting up at all apart from plugging in the filter which is always a bonus.

Tetra make a great product called Watersafe that makes the water ready to use straight away rather than having to have a tank full of water sitting there waiting for weeks.

Number two happily got the tank ready and put his new little friend in that was now going to be his sole responsibility.


So far so good and he has been enjoying the whole experience. 

For me a fish is the perfect first pet as care is minimal but children can still get a huge amount of enjoyment from them.

Let’s see if in time he will be able to get those much longed for tropical fish soon!

*we were fine this tank for the purpose of this review and they are all my own, honest opinions.

My Sunday Photo:Bored Of Blogging

Since starting blogging eating out has become a little different to how it used to be.

We go to quite a few restaurant reviews and so obviously pictures need to be taken and sometimes it takes a little longer than the kids would like.

We went to review afternoon tea at sketch last week I was having a real problem as I only had my phone and the lightly was very dim.

I think number three had had enough of me messing about with these cakes by the little photobomb!

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