31/10/2014

Tickle & Giggle Peppa - Review

Peppa Pig, Peppa Pig.................Peppa Pig! Whoops, can you tell we are Peppa fans here! Little monkey especially. He loves watching Peppa Pig on the TV, so I was delighted when a Tickle and Giggle Peppa arrived for us to review.
Aimed at boys and girls aged 3+ Peppa laughs and giggles when you tickle her and she giggles more, the more she is tickled. Little monkey has been tickling Peppa lots and lots! 
By Character, priced at £14.99 Tickle and Giggle Peppa Plush comes with three triple A batteries. She is the perfect size for little hands at approximately 25cms tall.
I've taken a little video of little monkey having a play with her to give you an idea of how she sounds. As you can see he didin't need to find any button to push, just a touch on Peppa and she giggles and responds to him.
I think Peppa is great and he seems to love her too. She seems robust and well made, her batteries haven't run out in a hurry and we haven't got bored with her laughter and giggles yet! I'd say she is the perfect Christmas gift for all Peppa Pig fans.

We were sent Peppa to review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.




30/10/2014

Pumpkin Carving & Gooey Cake Making!

Last year the monkeys helped to carve their first ever pumpkins. They enjoyed it so much that yesterday they carved pumpkins again! This was Daddy's task to help them with, whilst I was at work.
Big monkey did his first, then little monkey (though Daddy did most of it!). I think they look great and the monkeys had so much fun. We've enjoyed lighting them and having a bit of fun, as you can see!
Before I went to work and let them all get on with their masterpieces I made the Popcorn Marshmallow cake as seen in the videos made by the team at KatchUp.
They sent the ingredients so that we could enjoy making it, so whilst little monkey was out with Daddy, big monkey and I set to it!
The cake is so easy to do but silly me burnt one lot of popcorn and under cooked the other! A very quick, fun and easy recipe to make with children, big monkey and I had lots of fun! 
I can confirm it's yummy and very sweet too, which is great as I like sweet food! 
Don't forget you can get 50% off premium membership to KatchUp with the code KUFF14. What a great way to share those halloween antics with friends and family! 


 

29/10/2014

Remembering those who succumbed to the tragedies of WW1

Last Sunday we took the monkeys into London for the day as I was very keen to see the Poppies at the Tower of London. We made a day of it and showed the monkeys St Pauls Cathedral, then walked across the Thames via the Millenium Bridge. At first they weren't keen as we'd told them it was wobbly! Whoops! 

With much stopping and photo taking, we walked our way along the Southbank to Festival Hall, stopping for a coffee along the way. Our next stop Westminster. 
Past Downing Street then the Cenotaph we headed to the tube near Big Ben and made our way back down towards Tower Bridge.
Once at the Tower of London we met my parents and joined many hundreds of like minded people all paying their respects and viewing the hundreds and thousands of poppies in place. Each one placed there to mark every soldier and service personal who lost their lives in World War One. Once installation has finished there will 888,246 ceramic poppies around the parimeter of the Tower of London. A sight never to behold again and in my opinion a must see. 
After visiting there and taking many photo's we headed for dinner with the Granparents and then it was sadly time to part. 
We had a great day and start to half term. If you get the chance to go you must!




28/10/2014

KatchUp Halloween



A new photo storage company called KatchUp have bought Halloween to us. We are so pleased to be able to share our halloween wares with you guys as seen in this photo and give you the low down on Katchup.
KatchUp is a private, online space to view and share photo's and video's with family and friends, not the entire world. Founded by Katie when a relative wanted to 'catch up' on family stuff. This means friends and family get to see video and photo's you don't want the wholde world to view! 
Halloween of course can be a great occasion to share photo's or video of the ghostly capers you and the kids get up to, so KatchUp have created some fab video's to share with you. Take a look at the video playlist above and let me know your favourite! I love the halloween games suggested by party planners Sharky and George. We cannot wait to make the marshmallow cake you see Chef Charlton make in the video. Oh and I can highly recommend the Bewitch cupcake from Maison Blanc.
I shall be sure to post about our marshmallow cake making antics as soon as we have made it with the fabby ingredients below!
Meanwhile enjoy the video's and as a bonus for being such loyal readers of my blog, why not get 50% off premium membership to KatchUp with the code KUFF14. Huge thanks to the team at KatchUp. 
Happy family and friends photo and video sharing!


25/10/2014

Weekly Round Up #365 - Number 43

It's now half term, which meant a four day week for big monkey this past week. Nothing exordinary has happened but it's been a good week in all. Take a look at our week 43 round up to see photo's for days 292-298
Day 292. Yummy dinner from a local eatery we went to with the monkeys and in-laws.
Day 293. Big monkey's Lego head is full to the brim. Does he play with it all? Barely! 
Day 294. Not the best photo, and it faded fast! There was a double rainbow! 
Day 295. Inhis element in one of his favouite pink cars at soft play.
Day 296. Using his brothers 'old' scooter and getting to crips with it.
Day 297. Sadly a very grainy photo of a beaultiful evening sky. I must use my SLR camera more! 
Day 298. Much needed snack and hot cuppa after a morning watching big monkey play football in the chilly autumn sunshine!

A few poor quality photo's this week and a few more boring subjects but to be honest I've struggled! Big monkey is adverse to having his photo taken much of the time and the novelty has worn off on little monkey. I promise to try harder next week! 
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