Poppy Cat And The Bubble Volcano App - Review and Bundle Giveaway

We've been trying out the new Poppy Cat App for kids, Poppy Cat and The Bubble Volcano.
Available in iTunes for the iPhone and iPad priced at £1.99. It's focused at ages 5 years and under. A 3D pop up activity app for Poppy Cat fans. Read along and take part in the activities each page of the 'book' has to offer. Joanna Page (the voice of Poppy Cat) reads aloud, so follow the instructions to find all sorts of fun and surprises and get rewards along the way! Altogether there are eight fun packed games and activities, with sounds, music and features to keep any under five entertained.
The monkeys easily navigated their way through the eight games and activities and needed no adult intervention at all. Although now 6yrs old big monkey has enjoyed the app too. Based around bubbles, a volcano and under the sea there are seahorses to rescue, bubbles to pop, puzzles to solve and much more.
We've had great fun exploring the app and it's gets a big thumbs up from the monkeys!
To celebrate the App the fab folk at Poppy Cat are offering one of my lucky readers a fab Poppy Cat prize bundle. To be in with a chance of winning, just complete the rafflecopter form below. Here's what you could win if you enter.
1 x Mini Alma
1 x Mini Poppy Cat
1 x Dominos Set
1 x Magazine 
1 x DVD
1 x Colouring Poppy Cat Book
Terms and conditions apply. The giveaway is open to UK residents only. Prize is non transferable and there is no cash alternative.  Winner will be chosen by random generator. One lucky winner will be emailed. Giveaway ends 29/09/14. Good luck everyone.
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Week 37 #365 Round Up

Week 37 has been busy but pretty ordinary to be honest! Football practice for big monkey, breakfast with friends, school runs, work, a ride to town on the bus, sorting and selling the bits the boys have grown out of! More football practice and of course blogging! Here's my #365 photo's for days 250 to 256.
#Day 250. Playing in the park whilst big bro plays football.
#Day 251. Joined by this fella whilst I had some Mummy time with friends for breakfast.
#Day 252. Look at his face on the 'black bus'.
#Day 253. Daddy just arrived home from work and we pretended we didn't know! 
#Day 254. Trying out big bro's scooter on the school run home.
#Day 255. All ready to go to it's new home. Busy sorting and de-cluttering now little monkey is at Preschool more.
#Day 256. Having 'a go' on one of the rowing machines at daddy's work, after big monkey played football for his new team!

How has your week been? I have to say I'm pretty tired now and need to relax before starting all over again next week! 
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4M Science Range Light-Up Space Planetarium - Review

When I was asked if we would like to review the Light-Up Space Planetarium from Great Gizmos I knew this would be of great interest to big monkey. He is at the age where he is interested in the stars in the sky at night and the asks questions about the moon and other planets, so this seemed like a fab opportunity.
The space station is a mini night light, night sky planetarium and projector in one! Ideal for ages 6+ and suitable for both boys and girls. It costs £12.99. Not suitable for children under 3yrs due to small parts.
In the box you get: Projector base plate, projector legs x 3, torch body set including 2 LR44 batteries, transparent dome, film sheets, a felt tip pen, screws and instructions.
Daddy and big monkey took very little time to put together the planetarium and then they quickly went off to big monkeys bedroom to test 'their' new toy! You can use it as a night sky planetarium, use the film sheets to design your own planetarium. Use it for night sky projection, a space night light and torch projector. Big monkey quickly designed his own planetarium using the sheets and pen.
The space station is smaller than I thought it would be but is otherwise a great bit of kit. I would recommend this for any science mad stargazing, planet loving youngster.
*We were sent this for review purposes. All thoughts and opinions are my own*


Julie Slater And Son Giveaway

You may remember earlier in the year I reviewed a fab overnight bag from Julie Slater and Son
The bag is still serving us well and was taken away with us recently on our Narrow boating break. Julie Slater and Son are a "corporate gift business that specialise in bespoke leather gifts and accessories. Since 2003 they have sold to the public also. Julie designs and sells brightly coloured travel accessories, bags, purses and wallets, leather goods and more".
Now you can own one (or more) of the fab peices Julie does, as I have a giveaway for you! 

One lucky reader can win a voucher worth £25 to spend as they wish from the website. Just complete the rafflecopter form below and make sure you read the terms and conditions. Ends 23/09/14

Giveaway is open to UK residents only.
Prize is non-transferable and there is no cash alternative.
Prize is £25 towards a product of your choice from www.julieslaterandson.co.uk
Anything over the value of £25 would need to be be funded by the winner.
Delivery free.
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A Day At Thomas Land (Tale of the Brave)

An opportunity recently came about that I could not pass up. I knew the monkeys would love it! A viewing at the 4D Cinema of the new Thomas Movie, Tale of the Brave at Drayton Manor. Plus use of Thomas Land and Drayton Manor afterwards. Being a work day daddy couldn't join us and wasn't keen for me to drive the two and a half to three hours to get there and back again in the same day, so the monkeys and I plus Nanny stayed in a local hotel the night before. We arrived bright and breezy (well not strictly true) at about 9.45am. Having been so excited the previous night the monkeys hadn't actually fallen asleep until about 11ish! Very very late for them.
The film was scheduled to start at 11am but we were asked to be at the cinema for 10.30 to sign in. We were met with a room full of other bloggers, popcorn, drinks and Thomas themed toys for the monkeys to try out, as well as a visit from the Fat Controller, who shook hands with the children and posed for photo's with them. Little monkey listened intently to the Fat Controller after getting upset and asking to go back outside. Bless him, he was keen to go on the rides in Thomas Land! The Fat Controller explained to him that Thomas was in the wash down being cleaned and that he wanted little monkey to enjoy his new film first. My mum and I couldn't believe little monkey stood there and took it all in. No more tears from there on in and you know what? He sat and watched the entire film barely moving! Thanks Fat Controller! 
Next came the film, in the roomy 4D cinema, with big comfy seats. The Fat Controller ensured the children and their parents were comfy, then the film begun! 
Tale of the Brave sees new characters along with all the favourites, in a story about friendship, courage and bravery. Running for 60 minutes the movie is just the right length for it's target audience I would say. We loved it. A total must see for all Thomas fans.
Gator, Marion, Timothy and Reg are set to become trains residing in this home some point in the future!
Once the film had finished, the monkeys were handed a fab goodie bag and we were then free to roam the park and stay the remainder of the day. We are now the proud owners of two Tale of the Brave DVD's.
More excitement ensued with the rides in Thomas Land, lunch from the new fish and chip shop by the lake in the main Drayton Manor park, a train ride around the park and numerous Rosie and Thomas train rides to the Zoo and children's play area and back! We had a fab day out and can't thank Drayton Manor and Thomas Land and their fab PR's enough. 
Little monkeys face was a picture much of the day! He had been before but was only 3 months old. Big monkey was 3 years old that time, so of course he had a fab time again. 
We were there all day until 5pm and within ten minutes of leaving little monkey was snoring soundly in the back of the car, qickly followed by his big brother!


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