Jake and the Neverland Pirates – Pirate Adventure Bucky (Fisher Price #review)

Jake and the Neverland Pirates – Pirate Adventure Bucky (Fisher Price #review)

This time last year we still had Sky TV, and this meant access to some channels that we no longer have. One of these was the Disney channel, and it introduced Burton and Jenson to Mickey Mouse Clubhouse and Jake and the Neverland Pirates. Both boys still think back to those happy months of being able to watch the Disney Channel, and in fact just the other day, I over heard Jenson telling his friend that we used to watch Jake and the Neverland Pirates too, it was one of my favourites!!!

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The Wonderous World Of Burton and Jenson (Wonderous Ink Personalised Books Review)

The Wonderous World Of Burton and Jenson (Wonderous Ink Personalised Books Review)

Whenever I am asked what the boys might like for their birthdays, or when I am choosing a gift for one of their friends, I always say, and select, books. Unlike many toys already in their possession, I think you can never have too many books so to me it is a great gift to give to someone, especially children.

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Imaginext Lions Den Castle Review

Imaginext Lions Den Castle Review

I love it when I hear Burton and Jenson playing together – they put on high pitched voices (no idea why!) and role play little scenes, and I love to stand and watch them through the slit of the door by the hinges, when they cannot see me standing there! Therefore, when I was asked if they would like to review the Imaginext Lions Den Castle Review by Fisher Price, I knew that this would appeal to their imagination and that they would have a lot of fun from playing with it, both together and on their own.

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Peppermint Chocolate Dalek

I was sent a Dalek Mould to review from the exclusive Lakeland Dr Who baking range, and last weekend to mark the 50th anniversary episode on the BBC I made a chocolate dalek cake . However, being something of a chocolate fiend and being quite partial to peppermint white chocolate thanks to this yummy Christmas gift idea, I decided to make a Christmas peppermint chocolate dalek.

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How To Make A Homemade Play Dough Play Set

The boys went to a birthday party a few weeks ago, and I was trying to think of a present which was (hopefully) useful, fun and a bit different for them to give to the birthday boy. Not being terribly arty or crafty, I decided to make a homemade gift and hoped that my efforts would be good enough to make a worthy birthday present. 
I made some homemade play dough and bought some bits and bobs that I know my two boys enjoy using when they have their play dough out,  to create a play dough play set which I placed inside a plastic kilner jar. 
Here is what I used
What You Need:
I plastic kilner jar
homemade playdough (I added glitter to make glitter playdough)
8 drinking straws
4 silicone cupcake cases
1 pair of scissors
cellophane/clingfilm
2 discs of grease proof paper
4 wooden lollipop sticks
1 spatula
1 cookie cutter
various ‘bits and bobs’
eg.
sea shells, googly eyes, pom poms, foil shapes, plastic flowers and jewels and pipe cleaners
1 piece of ribbon
piece of card to make a gift tag
Then simply put a disc of grease proof paper at the bottom of the kilner jar
wrap the scissors, straws, lollipop sticks, cake cases, cookie cutter and spatula in some cellophane/clingfilm and place inside long ways up
add the playdough to sit next to the accessories
put the second grease proof paper disc on top of the playdough
fill each cake case with the ‘bits and bobs’ and place the 4 filled cake cases on top of the playdough
close the lid and add your gift tag
That’s it – a homemade gift for any playdough fan, to use their imagination and to get creative with 

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