Sausage And Chip With Richmond Sausages


How many of you have had the nightmare of a missing favourite toy?  

I know that I have spent many an hour trawling parks, searching woodland and retracting every step of several shopping trips.

The children are distraught with the thought of losing their favourite toy and you are completely stressed out and worried at the distress the whole situation is causing.

Research has shown that a staggering 2.5 million families have a favourite toy and 70% would place this toy in such high regard that they would class it as a member of the family.

Richmond Sausages have come up with the fabulous idea of creating a toy tracking chip that can be attached to your child’s favourite toy which can be picked up through the GPS  and Bluetooth on your phone through a downloadable app. 

We put this to the challenge and had a trip to the park with our teddy and his chip to see how well it worked.

The app was very easy to download and only took a few minutes to set up.  The children loved that a picture and name of your toy can be added to the toy you are tracking.

I placed the teddy in several different locations round the park and it managed to pick it up each time.


After all that hide and seek we made our way back home with teddy firmly still in hand to tuck into a well earned dinner.


For me this would be a great device and would save a lot of tears and heartache for many children.  The only issue would be that my children love to undress everything so I would have to keep a check that the chip was still attached.

Keep an eye out for your chance to win one of these chips on special promotional packs.  I think I will be getting some to attach to my own little ones!
We were given the teddy and chip for the purpose of this review and they are all my own honest opinion.

Our Very First Blogging Event

Since starting blogging just over six months ago I have been completely taken in by everything the blogging world has to offer.  I love meeting new people through social media, getting inspiration from other people’s great blogs and trying out new things that I can then review and pass on mine and the children’s thoughts to others.

As silly as I probably seem I was thrilled to receive an email the other day inviting us to a blogging event at Centrale Croydon.

On reading the email it sounded like a real fun packed day that the kids would love and I would love writing about.  Then the fear set in!  What would I wear? Would the children behave? Does this now make me a ‘real’ blogger? 

My fears we quashed as soon as I made my way to the Build A Bear Workshop where our day was starting.  I was greeted by some other lovely bloggers and their great children and just knew from then on I was going to love the day.


An exited group of children made their way inside the brightly coloured shop and were met by the super friendly, bubbly staff.  Name labels were given out and they were then sent off to pick their very own bear from a huge range that would cover any child’s taste.

We settled for a minion, fluffy bunny and a rainbow coloured teddy.  The children were then allowed to go up one at a time to help stuff their bears whilst taking part in lots of fun games to keep them amused.


Number three and four had a fantastic experience that I would recommend to anybody.  Number five on the other hand decided to fulfill my fear of badly behaved children and cried and moaned through the whole experience!  The staff were not fazed in the slightest and tried their best to involve him in the fun.


From here they had all worked up a good appetite so we made our way round the corner to an ice cream parlour called Gelatos.  

Again we were greeted with a smile and seated in the funky purple booths, where we chose our lunch from a vast selection of hot and cold food, hot and cold drinks and lots of supper scrummy waffles, sundaes and milkshakes.


Normally places like this are off limits to us due to number fours allergies; here they were not a problem and they catered for everything.  They managed to find a suitable lunch for him that was then finished off with a yummy sorbet.  Number two and five had a delicious panini, a big scoop of icecream and a georgous Oreo milkshake.




Our last port of call was to go and take a look around the beauty and photography studio Hello Georgous.  Number three who is a complete diva was thrilled with everything she saw and was looking on in awe of the girls there having their nails done and waiting for their special photo shoots.

We have been booked in for a mother and daughter manicure and can’t wait to let you all know how our day goes.

All in all apart from the tantruming toddler we all had a fantastic day and loved every minute of our experience. Any element of the day would have made a brilliant birthday party or special treat for your little ones.  The teddies have already been on a trip away with us and we will be booking in our girly day very soon, which I’m sure we will finish off with another trip to have a sneaky ice cream!