Category Archives: Reviews

Learning with Oaka Books Topic Packs – Review

Just before the start of the October Half Term we were sent a bundle of Oaka Books Topic packs. I was allowed to select a handful of packs to try at home with L. Helping to make learning fun, easy and engaging they were just what we needed.

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Hoopsy

Hoopsy is a new brand of eco pregnancy test, they make midstream eco pregnancy tests made of 99% paper – so they’re much kinder to the planet than the average test. 

Now I am not in need of pregnancy tests, nor will I be in the future but I do remember taking them. Lots of them! Even when I was actively trying to get pregnant I remember feeling how wasteful the tests were, caked in plastic and not remotely recyclable, I actually moved to the little dip strips but it’s fair to say they are not quite as nice to use. Having looked at the tests Hoopsy have sent me these are actually an excellent alternative.

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Fire on the Water: Beach Edition – Review

On Saturday we kicked of half term with a bang by attending the opening night of Fire on The Water: Beach Edition in Great Yarmouth. We didn’t visit last year so we were ready for a surprise and my gosh it is a spectacle.

Fire on the water 2022

We started the night in Embar, a lovely tented area with comfy sofas and little tables where you can go to enjoy a drink and a snack. It was lovely to listen to the opening speeches and just sense the excitement of all those who had put in so much hard work and were about to see the fruits of their labour. After the opening celebrations had finished the three of us headed out to see all that Fire on the Water had to offer.

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Avoalre Christmas Wreath – Review

I hope it’s not too early to start writing about Christmas, because I’m about to! I love Christmas, I love the lights, I love the food, I love the feelings it brings and I love decorating. Each year try to get something new, something extra, just slipping a bit more into the house without the husband really noticing! This year I’ve gone for a new Avoalre Light Up Christmas Wreath.

This year I've gone for a new Avoalre Light Up Christmas Wreath.
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My Little Morphée – Review

Today is World Mental Health Day, a time for us to really focus on the health and well being of ourselves and those around us. A time to help break the taboo. Today seems like the perfect day to share a review of a product we have been using with L, My Little Morphée.

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Playmobil City Life Rubbish Truck – Review

Just before last week’s half term break L got a rather large parcel arrive. He was very excited to open it and find some new Playmobil. We really like the Playmobil sets we already own. They are always easy to set up, so the play can start quickly and really nice and sturdy. This time round L has been sent the City Life Rubbish Truck and the first thing he wanted me to write was ‘tell them all I love it!!’

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Quntis Screen Light Bar

Poor lighting. Eye strain. Headaches. It will be a familiar sounding story to a lot of people and it’s not just because a lot of us were thrust into working from home unexpectedly, harsh overhead lights in the office can be just as bad as the dim 20 watt bulb you chucked in the spare room that was barely used before you turned it into an office, just grateful you had the space.

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Avoalre Athletic Socks

With all the festivities that have been occuring in the house I thought it was time to sort the husband out with a little something to review. Despite the dark, cold and wet conditions that have come with the changing seasons he still loves to go for a run in the morning but it can be a struggle to find a decent sports sock for him. So he’s been trying out the Avoalre Athletic Socks.

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Silverstone Lap of Lights 2021

With last year being as rubbish as it was when it came to festive celebrations and general joy, we were super excited to visit the entirely Covid Safe experience offered by Silverstone and the amazing Lap of Lights. It surpassed all expectations and we had the best time. This year with everything looking a bit cheerier and restrictions not being as harsh we were delighted to go back and see what was on offer for 2021.

silverstone lap of lights
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