29 May, 2018

Is your Car Summer Ready - Better to be Safe than Sorry Campaign

With the summer fast approaching my focus has been on my car and making sure that it's ready for all the fun activities we have planned. The last thing I want is to be handed with a large bill for breaking down, so it's extremely important to check my car regularly to avoid these mishaps.

The first thing I do is make a list on my calendar and in my diary when my car is due its servicing and MOT.  It's a legal requirement by law to have your car MOT if your looking for a reliable garage then Fife Autocenter in Stirling will be happy to cover all of your vehicle needs.

Next, I make a list of all the things I need to do to my car on a monthly or weekly basis an example of these are;

Cleaning out the car // coolant and antifreeze levels //Air pressure 
Wiper blades // Lights // Tyres & tread depth // Screenwash // 
Oil levels 

These little checks can be the first signs of detecting problems that could potentially lead to bigger issues and a huge bill from your garage!

It's vital to check your tyres on a weekly basis, checking for any punctures, changes in physical appearance and the tread depth.  This will make sure your car is safe, road legal, and running efficiently.

(Image from Pixabay)

One area that often gets forgotten/ignored is the exhaust.  The exhaust is a vital part of our car because the exhaust provides a range of jobs from improving the fuel consumption and engine's performance to redirecting the fumes away from passengers and also helping with noise reduction.

When driving listen to see if you can hear any unusual noises as these can be an indication there is a problem. As well as listening look at your exhaust, check for any cracks, rusting and holes. Getting to know what your car looks and sounds like can help you detect problems earlier.

My last tip would be to make sure you have breakdown cover, you may think you may not need it but its always better to be safe than sorry.

Do you check your car regularly? 

* This is a collaboration  post all words and opinions are that of my own.

08 May, 2018

Disney Emoji Range Review

As many know we love Disney in this household, with myself heading the Disney obsession there was a high chance that my boys would be Disney mad. We have regular  Disney Nights where we wear our favourite Disney PJs and watch a Disney film altogether. 

Recently we were asked if we would like to review the newest Disney Emoji line which we, of course, jumped at it was also something all three of us could get involved with which is always a lovely thing. 

The boys love unboxing videos at the moment and so instead of doing the usual blog post, we decided to up our game with an unboxing video. Archie was to be our star in front of the camera whilst Alfie decided he wanted to be the director, the star behind the camera and help with the final edit. 

The items that feature are: 

Chat Bubble 

The Chat Bubble is a cute and brightly coloured speech bubble blind bag. 
The container features 2 Disney Emojis along with a flyer of all the others you are able to collect in the series. 
Each bubble can be stacked on each other for fun display! 

Retail Price £2.99

Chat Pack 

This is a larger pack containing 4 visible emojis and one hidden surprise! 
Children will love to see whats behind the mystery cube. We found Beast in ours! 

Retail Price £5.99

Chat Collection 

This large tin designed like an iPhone is the perfect storage for your growing collection of Emojis. 
The tin also comes with two emojis which are visible from the outside. 

Retail Price £9.99 


Children will love Chatties with 4 different designs to collect hear Olaf, Sulley, Ariel and Nemo produce 10 different sounds. To activate just squeeze! 

Retail Price £9.99 


Our movie nights just got a whole lot more fun with our Belle Swapsies pillow. 
The boys can now snuggle up with their cushion or create fun emoji expressions using the expression pieces whilst we are watching a film. 
The boys love using the secret pocket for hiding their favourite Emojis in! 

Choice of Minnie Mouse or Belle

Retail Price £19.99

If you're are a Disney fan you will love the emoji range it's cute and colourful and emoji-tastic!

In the comments below tell me what your favourite emojis to use are, I love to use the crying with laughter emoji along with the heart eyes and shocked face. 


05 May, 2018

Hasbro Toy Tribe // Baby Alive Sweet Spoonfuls Review

Archie absolutely loves babies, I have always said he would be a fantastic father when he's older as he's so attentive to any babies he meets. He always wants to check on them and it's a behaviour that I have noticed from a young age. If there is a baby Archie wants to take care of it no matter what it is may it be a human or an animal or even a soft toy!  Recently he's been asking for me to give him a baby brother or sister and whilst I would love to right now is just not the best time to be adding another addition to the family.  However, Hasbro offered us the chance to review the newest  Baby Alive doll which I thought would be the perfect sibling replacement.... until we are ready for the real thing. 

Baby Alive Sweet Spoonfuls is an interactive baby doll that children will love to play with, children are encouraged to feed Baby Alive with her magic baby food then wait to change her nappy! 

Baby Alive comes with a selection of accessories, a comb, spoon, bottle, pack of two nappies, a mixing pot for her food and the food sachets. 

The first thing Archie wanted to do was, and this is in his words, typical gross small person style "mum lets make her poo!" so that was what we did! 

With only two sachets of baby food, you may want to stock up however, these can be expensive for what they are ranging from £6.99-£10 for a pack of 8.  You can search the web for homemade alternatives just make sure you thoroughly rinse your Baby Alive out or she may go mouldy! 

What I personally like about Baby Alive is the variety. You can choose between having a baby girl or baby boy and there is a selection of hair and eye colour to choose from. 

Pricing is also very good whilst I personally think the food sachets are slightly overpriced the doll, however, comes in at around the £20-£25 mark which I would be happy to pay for. 

But the real question is what did Archie think? 

Archie really enjoyed playing with Baby Alive who he has nicked named Bee. His favourite thing to do was to make her go to the toilet and after that, he loved being able to interact with the other props especially the bottle.  

He did say he wanted Bee to be squishy, Baby Alive is an all plastic doll. I think Archie would prefer those newborn dolls that have the plastic head and hands with a soft torso as he likes to cuddle and take certain toys to bed with him.  Other than that there were no negative comments from Archie. So from the eyes of a 4-year-old, it gets the thumbs up!

* We were kindly sent this item for the purpose of the review all thoughts are my own unless stated. 

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