Matching Christmas hoodies for all the family

We are big fans of Elf for Christmas, and the kids are looking forward to the return of our elves, Cinnamon and Clove. We normally get something new for the elves to bring every year and when I was checking the Elf for Christmas website, I stumbled upon their new matching Christmas hoodies. I was initially drawn to the Official Nice Lice Candidate hoodies, but I gave the kids the option of choosing and they all opted for North Pole Official Snowball team hoodies. Their unisex Christmas Hoodies are available in three colours, red, blue and grey, three designs and …

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Pines and Needles (1)

A real Christmas Tree from Pines and Needles, Bournemouth

For many years we had a fake Christmas tree but after a holiday at Coombe Mill, and an introduction to having a real tree, we have been converted. With the exception of last year, when lockdown ruined our plans, we have used Pines and Needles for our tree. They have a shop in Boscombe where you can choose your perfect tree, or you can order your tree online, with a small extra delivery cost.  The staff are extremely helpful and helped select the perfect tree for us. We opted for the Nordmann fir as its needles stay attached throughout the …

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Cities of Adventure Books

Review: Cities of Adventure Travel Books

One thing we have really missed over the last 18 months is travel. We were invited to review the Cities of Adventure travel books for kids, which promise to whisk them away to faraway lands. Cities of Adventure are ‘travel guides’ that children can read before visiting any major city–as adults might do–but with a twist! Rather than sharing drab facts, each book is written as an action-packed adventure story that incorporates the spirit of the city, and its main attractions and experiences. We were sent three books from the series: The Race to Phar Lap’s Saddle: Melbourne, Australia  Neil and …

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The Ultimate STEM Christmas Gift Guide for Kids

Christmas is hurtling towards us at a startling rate, so it is now time to start thinking about Christmas presents. If you are looking for the perfect gift that will keep the kids entertained and engaged, why not give them a STEM Gift. STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics and there are a number fabulous and fun gifts out there, that will keep the kids entertained and learning at the same time. STEM Christmas Gift Guide Stomp Rocket Inspire the next generation of engineers and astronauts and keep kids active and screen-free with Stomp Rocket®, Stomp Rockets can …

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Review: Jiggly Pets TanTan Orangutan

Are you after a toy that is guaranteed to get everyone giggling this Christmas. Meet Tan Tan the Orangutan from Jiggly Pets. I was first introduced to Tan Tan at BlogOn Conference and he immediately brought a smile to my face. I then introduced him to Isaac and Eliza who were also there, demonstrating some games and they loved him too. Tan Tan has a super-soft, stretchy rubbery face and body, which walks, shakes and jiggles to the rhythm of the music. I mean, he as an Orangutan who twerks to his very own catchy songs!! To get Tan Tan …

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