The Guardians of Oz dvd launch and giveaway

Guardians of Oz DVD

You can’t beat the old classic stories, and Wizard of Oz brings up some great memories for me – village fetes and our estate dressing up a float and ourselves as the Emerald City and the yellow brick road.  I love the old classic film, but this month  sees the release of an animated film The Guardians of Oz. It’s a brand new story and movie, set in the world of Oz, so you can relive the journey back there… Continue Reading “The Guardians of Oz dvd launch and giveaway”

Getting arty with Chalkola chalk pens – review and giveaway

Review of Chalkola pens, liquid chalk markers for non-porous surfaces, great for upcycling or crafts - Bubbablue and me

There’s something special about stationery, and in particular I love pens.  N has inherited this love because any new pens that I bring into the house, and he’s nosying trying to use them.  With the Chalkola chalk pens I was sent to review, I knew I’d struggle to keep him away. Chalkola are fairly chunky chalk markers which have ink that looks like chalk. They can be used on any non-porous material, including glass, metal, porcelain and more.  The variety of… Continue Reading “Getting arty with Chalkola chalk pens – review and giveaway”

Making maths fun with Fundels games

Playing number games with Cartamundi Fundels plus a review - Bubbablue and me

I’ve mentioned before how N is just getting into games and I’m a big fan of anything educational.  When Cartamundi asked me to review a couple of their newly launched Fundels games, I thought it was a great opportunity to broaden N’s game options.  And help enforce his maths at the same time. Cartamundi are specialists in playing cards and card games, and Fundels have been launched to bring a fun and effective way of learning into the world of card… Continue Reading “Making maths fun with Fundels games”

Vintage Cosmetic Company 12 days Advent Calendar giveaway

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I’m not big on fashion and beauty but sometimes I come across a brand that makes me feel happy and warm inside.  When the Vintage Cosmetic Company introduced their products to me, it made me smile. Who wouldn’t want to feel elegant and hark back to the 1950s while using good quality beauty accessories. The Vintage Cosmetic Company is a British brand offering a range of high quality beauty accessories with a pretty, feminine design. The brand has seen strong… Continue Reading “Vintage Cosmetic Company 12 days Advent Calendar giveaway”

The very unique Book of Everyone review and giveaway

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I saw the Book of Everyone featured on blogs last year and had it on my list of present ideas for people. Of course, then I forgot about it until the Book of Everyone asked me to choose a book to review. And with 40th birthdays coming up, it was the perfect time to check out the website and make a decision of which book to buy. The Book of Everyone is a book I’ve never seen before. You choose… Continue Reading “The very unique Book of Everyone review and giveaway”

Adventures with Robinson Crusoe – giveaway bundle

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It’s not often we sit down and watch a film together.  But the new release Robinson Crusoe could be a good film to try because who doesn’t like the idea of having fun on exotic islands. The film is set on an island where outgoing parrot Tuesday,  lives with his quirky animal friends in paradise. However, he does’t stop dreaming about discovering the outside world and having adventures. But after a violent storm, the friends wake up to find a strange… Continue Reading “Adventures with Robinson Crusoe – giveaway bundle”

How to introduce kids to musical instruments with pBuzz

introducing kids to music with pbuzz - Bubbablue and me

N loves music. He’s getting to the stage though, where he wants to make more of it and do it his own way. Whether that be blasting rock out through the tv or CD player, or tinkering on the piano. More often than not, N’s making up a song with whatever random words are going through his head at the time. I love his singing. Totally spontaneous, and it rarely makes much sense at all. But I love to hear… Continue Reading “How to introduce kids to musical instruments with pBuzz”

I-Spy books – the activity book relaunch

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When I was a child I had an i-spy book of horses. I loved that little book, having been bought it at Banbury Museum just after moving to the area. I didn’t really manage to tick off many of the horses, but I loved it all the same. So when I heard that I-Spy books were being relaunched this summer, it made me smile. I jumped at the chance to take a look and try the modern versions out ourselves.… Continue Reading “I-Spy books – the activity book relaunch”

The Oxfordshire Cook Book for food and local lovers

Win The oxfordshire cook book

June saw the launch of a new cookbook local to me, The Oxfordshire Cook Book. Loving local eateries and produce, I’ve bee able to support the launch and I have one books to giveaway on the blog to one lucky reader.  This is the 11th in the range of ‘Get Stuck in’ regional books from Meze Publishing. The Oxfordshire Cook Book has brought together local chefs, restaurants, and producers to share knowledge, recipes and some of the best places to… Continue Reading “The Oxfordshire Cook Book for food and local lovers”

Alvinnn!!! and the Chipmunks Summer of Sport dvd giveaway

alvinnn and the chipmunks summer of sport dvd

Whenever I spot new tv shows that N’s watching, so many of them are reworks of programmes from mine or my brother’s childhood tv watching era.  One of those is Alvin and the Chipmunks.  We used to watch the original (I’m presuming from my brother’s time – or maybe we would just sit and watch anything at certain times of the day), and since then there’s been the film which was also fun. N’s never really seen much more than… Continue Reading “Alvinnn!!! and the Chipmunks Summer of Sport dvd giveaway”