Smiley Pots!!

I have a new friend in my garden the kids call him Potty lol.

Forget garden gnomes these Pot-men are the way to go :).
He is really cute and a great talking point in the garden,This cute pot-man was Hand-made in rural Lincolnshire and is now happy in our garden the kids have decided that they would like to add something in to the pot on his head for hair so I am leaving it to them to decide.


Whether you are a fishing expert or an amateur angler, Aldi’s latest fishing range is bound to ‘reel’ you in with its excellent array of quality equipment at low prices, in stores on 2nd August.

 Stay warm and dry on your next fishing trip with Aldi’s easy to assemble Fishing Shelter (£19.99). With its water-resistant shell, sturdy fibreglass frame and detachable groundsheet, it’s guaranteed to shield you from unpredictable weather.

The Furchester Hotel Magazine Is Launching Today

So I wanted to let you all know about the new Cbeebies show "The Furchester Hotel" Magazine that has launched today.

We got a copy to take a look at first.

This is a great Magazine and with issue 1 you get a free make your own portrait gift.

Casdon Annabel Karmel Baking Range!!

Popular role play toys company Casdon teamed up with cookery book writer Annabel Karmel to create a range of cooking toys that really work.
 These high quality Casdon implements are all approved by Annabel who has written special recipes that are easy for young children to make. The focus is on teaching young kids to adopt a healthy eating lifestyle as well as providing them with basic cooking skills that they can expand upon as they get older.

We were sent a lovely range of goodies for the kiddies to be using in the kitchen and I have to say they are really cute.

Disney Princess Palace Pets Mini Collectable Gift Set!!

You would of seen a few posts on here featuring the wonderful Disney Princess Palace Pets,My girls love them so when we were asked if we would like to take a look at the Mini Collectable ones We were only too happy.

The Disney Princess Palace Pets Mini Pets are tiny 1.5-inch collectible versions of the original Palace Pets. Also includes a Disney Princess Place Pets guide. There are 9 cute characters to collect in this set.

We were sent a couple of the Mini pets to take a look at and they are really cute.

Beados Gem Designer Studio!!

Another great product we have been sent that the girls really like is the Beados Gem Designer Studio.

 Beados are the magic beads that join together with a spray of water.

The Zelfs Series 5 Crystal Zelfs - Starkle!!

Say hello to the Zelfs you've always dreamed about. These magical Zelfs help create wonderful dreams using their Crystal Powers that come from the powers of the crystal on their bodies!


Aldi is cutting the cost of men’s fashion by launching its first Men’s Summer clothing range. With prices starting from just £2.99, the range presents a saving of up to 69%, when compared to leading high-street stores, without compromising on quality.

On sale right now, Aldi’s Men’s Summer range consists of a variety of clothing and accessories, such as Chino Shorts (£7.99), Linen Trousers (£9.99), Oxford Shirts (£6.99), T-Shirts (£3.99), Zipped Hoodies  (£8.99) and Summer Hats (£2.99), meaning fashion and cash conscious shoppers can get stylish summer gear for less than £45.

Nickelodeon Dora and Friends Regional Tour And New Toys!!!

Dora will be going around your local Smyths Toys Superstores a great idea to take your kiddies to this summer,I will sure be taking mine there as little madam has been asking since she found out.

Symths Toys
  • Waterfields Retail Park, Watford (Dora Costume Character)  - 27th July
  • Westwood Cross Shopping Park, Thanet  - 28th July
  • St. David’s Retail Park, Swansea – 29th July
  • Crown retail park, Leeds (Dora Costume Character) – 31st July
  • Clifton Moor Retail Park, York (Costume Character) – 3rd August
  • Ravenhead Retail park, St.Helens  - 5th August
  • Halls Mill Retail Park, Bury - 6th August
  • Middle Engine Lane, Wallsend – 10th August
  • Glasgow fort shopping park, Glasgow (Costume Character) – 12th August
  • Beach Boulevard, Aberdeen (Costume Character) – 14th August
Sky stands
·         Brent Cross, London - 18th 19th July
·         Centre MK, Milton Keynes – 25th – 26th July
·         White Rose, Leeds  - 1st- 2nd August
·         Intu Eldon Square, Newcastle  - 8th – 9th August
·         Bon Accord, Aberdeen – 15th – 16th August
There will be a Dora sing a long booth that will be touring around, in which children can sing along with Dora to her songs as well as visit the costume character.

We were sent a lovely box of goodies a little selection of the Dora toys you can pick up.

The Smelly Alley Fish Company!!

This is now a firm favorite company to get fish from in our house,They have a large selection of fish and deliver nationwide.

We were sent a lovely box of goodies.

Summer Holiday Fun In The Garden!!

This year the kids have been asking to do more gardening so we brought them each a walk in grow-house
Luckily these are on offer in BNM right now which was helpful,I wanted the youngest 2 to share but they refused and both wanted their own.
We have brought so many seeds which once sorted and the rest have arrived will be taking pictures of,They each have chosen a bunch of seeds of what they want to grow and this year we even have a few trees to be planted.I will update when we are a little further along.

Above is a picture of part of our wild garden left for the bees which they love and there are plenty buzzing around.

Here is a picture JR took of one of the wild rabbits that comes in to the garden everyday luckily this little piece of grass the dogs can not go to as its more for the kiddies to play and now we have 2 rabbits which love playing around.

So this summer we are going to be spending a lot more time outside,having fun and growing lots of fruit and veg.

The Naked Farmer!!

Did the heading get your attention? Well it gave us a little giggle here but in all seriousness the nakedness is all about how Andy Smith raises his sheep in Somerset,He has a flock of 500 breading ewes which are a mix of north country mules with a handful of Texel and Suffolk cross mules.

The sheep spend all year out on the grass and only go indoors if there is a problem with them.
We were sent a leg of lamb to try and see what we thought,and the verdict was a very good one,but first if you would like to order lamb from the website here is how you would go about it.

1: Select your box from the options in the online shop or if you're not sure give Them a call or use the contact form here.
2: They will be in touch to discuss delivery with you to make sure someone will be there to take delivery
3: Inside the box you will find your meat and a certificate. The certificate will tell you the ear tag number of the lamb so you can search its details on the site, the number of food miles and will have your signed guarantee that the lamb has not been treated with any antibiotics or organo phosphate sheep dip during its entire lifetime. You will also get a recipe card.

If you would like you can arrange to collect your lamb box direct from one of Their retail partners, saving yourself the delivery fee. 

 lamb for collection or local delivery can be supplied in freezer bags or vac packed, lambs for delivery by courier will be vac packed.

Above is a picture of our lamb that we were sent,in the end we decided to divide it up so we could try the lamb in different dishes over the course of a few days.
The lamb is very tender and melt in your mouth and I have to say is one of the best we have tried,It has been a while since I ate lamb due to really not enjoying the ones brought from the supermarket as I have said many times I refuse to buy meat from a supermarket due to some bad experiences.

What I like is that in your box you get a certificate telling you the lambs number mine was 00003and you can use this number to check on the website about your lamb
Also it lets you know where your lamb was slaughtered and butchered.
A guarantee that it has recived
Zero antibiotic treatments
Zero organo phosphate treatments
Zero feed other than grass or milk
It has spent its entire life at lodge farm bayford

Then it lets you know how far it has traveled mine was 366.4 miles from the farm to me.

If that is not 100% traceable I don't know what is,you can find out everything you need about the lamb to feel happy in knowing 1 it has had a good life and 2 the meat is as good as it can be for you and your family to eat.

If you would like to buy a lamb box head on over to The Naked Farmer website (Link below) and order a box,I recommend this company and can not fault the meat or the service we received.

Prices are great with a half lamb box for £56
A whole lamb box for £112



I love vintage items so when I was asked by Aldi if I would like to check out Their new vintage range that will be in store on 30th July I was really happy to do so.

Vintage Style DAB & FM Radio - £39.99

Leather-look panels and charming retro styling gives this radio a fantastic vintage vibe. Not only will it look the part on any shelf or counter top, but this radio is bang up to date with all the latest technology.

Ushi Wear!!

A while back I found this great company Ushi Wear.

 Ushiwear clothing is the brainchild of leading Yorkshire designer Jilly Kapusi (Kap-ushi) and her husband Neil.

When Jilly was at College studying Graphic Design after her school years,
She use to screen print t shirts for local bands as a means of making money and she also enjoyed designing the t-shirts.
This is what inspired to create her own clothing brand in 2008.

Prior to this for many years Jilly had her own Graphic Design business with an office in Leeds and she decided to wind it down and give something back,
So at the same time as starting the brand she went to teach Art and Design part time at Her local College.

Now for last 2 years she has devoted her time to the brand.

Lil' Mouse Trail Playset!!

Let me start off by saying my all of my kids love this playset,then again us adults found it quite amusing too lol.

We were sent the playset and A cute little mouse that makes so many fun noises, To be honest I opened it all and had a play with it when the kids were not around then put it all away again they were wondering why the box looked as if it had already been opened :),I could not help itit looked so much fun and I was not disappointed,

zelfs Series 5!!

If you have been reading my blog for a while you will know that my Girls love Zelfs and were really happy when we were sent a couple of the newest range to review.

Series 5 Zelfs now have Zelftastic printed hair. These patterned Hair-dos are to dye for! Colourful stripes, spots and streaks are all the rage!

The Two we were sent are,

Candy Lou 







They each come with a comb and a hair twister accessory so they can have Their hair tied in a fun way which my girls love,
 These are a great new addition to the Zelf range and my girls love them and are always playing with them together,If anything they remind me of Trolls which I loved and I am sure most of you did when you were younger.

Each one costs £5.99 and this is a medium zelf range,and can be brought direct from Character-Online
Please also note the recommended age these are for is 5+.

This Weeks Music Choices!!

Tinie Tempah ft. Jess Glynne - Not Letting Go




OMI - Cheerleader