WIN the chance to attend the Ultimate Play Day at Hamleys with TOMY Toys!


TOMY Toys have teamed up with Hamleys to offer 20 lucky reader(s) the chance to attend a one of kind Play Day experience during half term. The event takes place at the Hamleys Regent Street Store, on Wednesday 28th October with surprise celebrity guests. The ultimate play day from TOMY will have something for everyone! Children will get the chance to preview The Good Dinosaur creative play range from TOMY in anticipation of Disney Pixar’s upcoming release. There will be… Continue Reading “WIN the chance to attend the Ultimate Play Day at Hamleys with TOMY Toys!”

LEGO Jurassic World Launch

Lego Jurassic World

On Saturday we were invited to Hyde Park for the launch of LEGO Jurassic World. Hidden away at the Look Out near Marble Arch was a rather large dinosaur rib entrance to the Jurassic World event which had new game for demonstration, an LEGO Egg hunt and even awesome face painting, food and treats! As we walked in, the look on the kids faces was a picture as we were presented with a giant LEGO dinosaur to pose with. They soon spotted the… Continue Reading “LEGO Jurassic World Launch”

Creating a Bird Friendly Garden with the help of BNSS

Bird Box

Yesterday morning I woke to the sound of the dawn chorus for the first time this year.  There is something so peaceful about listening to birds singing in the trees and we love watching them as look for worms in the front garden. The team at Sykes Cottages invited us to make our garden more bird friendly after running a survey that found out that less than a third of people have a nest box up in their garden and… Continue Reading “Creating a Bird Friendly Garden with the help of BNSS”

HP Instant Ink Print Party


On Saturday we ventured to London for HP’s Instant Ink Print Party where were lucky enough to meet HP’s resident Inkologist Thom Brown who was visiting from the US to host some fun, interactive activities around inks and printing. The event was held at Maggie and Rose which is a lovely intimate venue in Kensington and we were welcomed in the door and encouraged to dress up straight away. After posing for a few photographs we got stuck into some… Continue Reading “HP Instant Ink Print Party”

A Day Jam-Packed Full of Nintendo Fun!!


My children adore gaming and so were bouncing off the walls with excitement when they found out we had been invited to an exclusive Nintendo event, where would be testing the delights of the 3DS with games such as Mario Kart 7, Super Smash Bros and the not even launched, Disney Magical World. Armed with our Nintendo DS collection, we set off nice and early from Bournemouth station and arrived in London with plenty of time to spare.  After a… Continue Reading “A Day Jam-Packed Full of Nintendo Fun!!”