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Blippi Toys Review

So last week we were sent a very exciting package. When the boys saw the box their eyes nearly popped out of their heads!

I mean any Blippi fan receiving this box would! Jack can’t read yet but he knew what it was. If you have a Blippi fan in the house you will know all the songs (to be fair they are catchy) and will recognise the orange and blue colours.

So obviously the box was exciting but what was inside was even more exciting. Jazwares have brought out a whole new collection of Blippi toys and they can be found in SmythsToys, Tesco, Asda, Argos, Entertainer and Amazon in store or online.

We received…

  • Blippi Ball Pit Surprise (x4) – £3.99 each
  • Blippi Surprise Boxes (Learning Numbers) and (Learning Colours) – £9.99 each
  • Be Like Blippi Role Play – £11.99
  • My Buddy Blippi W/SFX – £17.99

I was going to try and give the positives and negatives to each item but honestly they loved every item and all items were both educational (maybe not the dress up) and well made.

It’s all really bright too. Both the just turned 4 year old and 7 year old loved it all so it’s for a good age range.

Jack loved the dress up (Harry is a bit too old) but he’s only worn the classes so far, he needs to be in the right mood to dress up. I like that it’s enough items to dress up as Blippi but easier to store away that the standard dress up.

Both boys loved opening the ball pit surprises (Harry is not in the photos as he had his school uniform on) each ball contains a little box with a card that has a different letter on and a different Blippi holding the item the letter starts with.

They loved the surprise boxes. Jack had the colours one of which had lots of different items inside. He loved telling me the different items and what colours they were.

Harry had the numbers one.

He loved these because he is a big maths fan and some were not obvious which made it extra fun. For instance the pizza was in number 9 but there were 8 slices. We finally worked out that it had 18 pieces of pepperoni and 2 x 9 = 18.

Last but not least was the Blippi Doll with a/sfx this was Jacks favourite of all the items. He loves that it talks to him. He decided to pop all of his stickers (that he got from the surprise boxes) onto his doll.

Does your child/ren love Blippi? What’s your favourite item?

*We were sent all this items for the purposes of review but all words and opinions are honest and my own.

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Easy Weight Watchers Friendly Stir Fry

Since starting weight watchers I have tried to still stick with eating with the family but sometimes they just really want a meal that is not weight watchers friendly so I looked for something I could make very quickly and tasted great so it wasn’t such a hassle. I discovered chicken stir fry. I love it and could eat it everyday. I haven’t followed any recipes, I just made it up. I don’t claim to be an amazing chef so it may not be to your taste.

  1. Either spray some healthy oil or add a little olive oil (I prefer this) to a wok
  2. Crush/chop some garlic in
  3. Add diced chicken (or any meat) I usually have no meat in because it still tastes nice and is quicker.
  4. Cook until all meat is cooked
  5. Add a bag of stir fry veg (I prefer the Tesco mushroom one)
  6. Just before ready to serve add half a pack of Tesco fresh egg noodles
  7. Add a few tablespoons of Light Soy Sauce (it varies every time)
  8. Serve.

Olive Oil – 2 points

Garlic – 0 points

Chicken – 0 points

Veg – 0 points

Noodles – 6 points

Soy Sauce – 1-2 points

= 9 points or 3 points with no noodles

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My Sunday Snapshot

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Saturday is Caption Day

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Valentines gifts under £10

So I think valentines is more for people that want to date or have just started dating really but Tom and I still exchange cards and sometimes a little gift. Because I think it’s very easy to go through life and not show how much you love each other, especially parents. Not that you don’t love each other but life sometimes just takes over. So it’s nice when valentines comes around and you can show a little love.

I think you can do that without gifts but who doesn’t love getting a little present? So I’ve added 10 things I think would make a lovely present without spending a fortune (which is not needed to show your love for someone)

  1. Jewellery Box have some lovely items for under £10. These heart earrings are currently £7.60. I have a few pieces from their site and they’ve lasted so well. In fact my necklace, I never take off.
  2. I Want One Of Those has a whole section of valentines gifts under £10 for you to browse easily. This heart mug is £6.49.
  3. PrezzyBox also have a whole section of valentines gifts including this ‘I love Ewe’ cookie that you can also personalise which is only £8.99
  4. Paperchase I’ve never thought of Paperchase for gifts but actually they have quite a lot and some are really sweet including this Mr Men & Little Miss book of love for £5.99
  5. Getting Personal have some lovely items including this Love is Love Quote book for £6.99
  6. Swizzels have a whole valentines section including personalised packs of 30 limited edition packs for £9.99 and personalised hampers from 2.99
  7. Moonpig don’t just do cards, they also have lots of great gifts, many of which are £10 or under like this jar and dice set for £10
  8. Tesco Photo have some lovely photo gifts at great prices, including this heart glitter box that can be personalised for only £6
  9. Find Me a Gift have loads of gifts for under £10, many of which are a little naughty if that’s your thing. I like this things I love about you poster for £9.99
  10. Funky Pigeon have loads of valentines gifts to chose from. Admittedly not many are under £10 but this Tatty Teddy bear in a gift bag is currently on £6.49

So that’s 10 things for under £10. I think I found a good range of different items. Have you spotted anything recently? What are you hoping for this valentines?

*I have received items from Swizzels sweets but no other items have been sent to me and I am not currently working with any of the above.

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My 1940’s Wedding

When I talk about my upcoming wedding (April 6th 2020) I always say the theme is 1940’s. It’s not fully 1940’s because they didn’t have a lot and some things they did have, I’m not a fan of. I suppose you could say my theme is vintage or rustic too. Anyway the things I think make it 1940’s are;

My shoes

They are white with lace and a 1940’s style.

The invites

They are a telegram style which fits in with that time

The Favours

We’re having little brown bags with sweets that were available in the 1940’s inside


The two adult bridesmaids, their dresses were purchased from Joanie Clothing which sells vintage style clothing.

The food

We’re not having anything fancy, just a carvery followed by scones, jam and cream. And then a finger buffet in the evening.

The decorations

Lots and lots of bunting, some paper chains and the tables will have cola bottles (in memory of my dad) with gypsophila in.

I’m getting so excited now! So you see, not 100% 1940’s but close to. Just under 11 weeks to go 😀

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Going through the change?

So for quite a few months now I have had the feeling that I may be going through the menopause. I know I’m only 37 but both my mum and nan (mum’s mum) went through ‘the change’ before they were 40 so it’s very possible. The signs are

Now I’ve marked off which ones I am experiencing below;

As you can see it’s quite a lot so I’m thinking it must be the menopause. Well it’s definitely something. I know my body and it’s changed/changing.

I think my next step is to go to the doctors to get a blood test but I know you can have the symptoms and it can still come up negative so I’m not betting on that to give me the answers.

Also in the last 5 months I’ve had a chest infection and tonsillitis twice so I think my immune system is low too. Maybe I might have to start on some vitamins.

Anyone else been through this or going through it and have any tips?

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