my friend bing

My Friend Bing Review

During term time I look after children from 6am prior to them starting school just before 9am and when I get home from the school run I like to make my breakfast and relax with a cup of tea whilst Sebby watches his favourite programs on television – Bing Bunny and Twirlywoos. There is something about these two shows that really capture his imagination. If you are not familiar with the Bing television series it is a cartoon which authentically mirrors a young child’s experience and celebrates the noisy, joyful, messy reality of pre-school life. When you’re two and three, life …

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The Clangers

From a planet far away… to toy stores across the UK … Here come the Clangers!

Following the long awaited return of the Clangers to teatime children’s TV, fans young and old will be delighted to know that these favourite characters with their familiar pink knitted features are now available to take home too; thanks to a delightful new toy collection is launched by Character Options. In stores from 1st July 2015 there’s a line-up of cuddly toys, figures and playsets all perfectly emulating the characters and backdrops from the delightful stop frame animation series that returned to high acclaim to CBeebies on 15th June. We were lucky enough to be preview one of the supersoft Clangers plush toy which was immediately commandeered …

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Mr Tumble’s Circus Review #cbeebieslive

When we were invited to review Mr Tumble’s Circus I knew the kids would adore it.  We last went to see CBeebies Live back in 2012 but we have seen Justin and Andy Day several times at various events since and know they put on a spectacular show. To save my sanity I decided to keep it a surprise until the day of the show, although I think I should have waited to tell them when we got there as they were bouncing off the walls as soon as they found out. I have fallen foul of London traffic several …

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Saturday is Caption Day – 20th September 2014

I am currently a little crazed having had just four hours sleep last night.

It was, however, all worth it as I attended the MADBlogAwards in London where I got to mingle with some of my favourite bloggers and meet some I had admired from afar.

The host with the most was the every so lovely Dr Ranj and I did manage to steal a photo with him, although we were rudely interrupted by a large yellow creature known as Pikachu.

I am not sure if Isaac is more impressed that I met Dr Ranj or Pikachu, but for now can you caption this photobomb?

Dr Ranj

LolliBop 2014

Why we loved LolliBop 2014!

LolliBop, the big bash for little people, is one of the highlights of our year. We first went in August 2012, when it was held in Regents Park, London and then went back for the move to Queen Elizabeth Park in 2013. This year it moved again to Hatfield House in Hertforshire and in my opinion it was the best LolliBop yet! We set off from Bournemouth at 7.15am and arrived at Hatfield House at 9.15am, ready to get parked and into the venue at 10am when it opened.  The parking was set in a huge field and I was …

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