Littlest Pet Shop – Sweetest Pets Review and Giveaway

I suspect one of the reasons we have so many pets is because CM thinks the more we acquire the greater the chance that we will be able to talk to them and they will talk back.
Sophia the First sewed the seed, but Blythe, well, Blythe from the Littlest Pet Shop well she set the mark.

And not just for CM. It transpires that another motivation for B wanting a pet so much for Christmas, and a puppy at that, was all due to Zoe, the spaniel.

So, the latest Littlest Pet Shop DVD- Sweetest Pet really has gone down a treat in our home.
Littlest Pet Shop - Sweetest Pets DVDWhen Blythe Baxter moves to the city she discovers a whole gang of pet shop animal friends. To top it off she discovers she can talk to them and they can talk back!
With Pepper, the hilarious skunk; Sunil, the magical mongoose, Vinny, the dancing gecko, and Penny, the adorable panda at her side, Blythe Baxter is having the time of her life! Do not forget Russell, the organised hedgehog; Zoe, the diva Spaniel; and Minka, the artistic monkey as they all come along for the fun as well.

Their days are filled with too many treats in the sweet shop with a rabbit called Buttercream, the gang getting lost in Blythe’s backpack at school and celebrating The Biskits’ quarter birthday with an order for two hundred cupcakes!

Not every day in the Littlest Pet Shop runs smoothly, though. When a sweet truck ride goes wrong and the pets accidentally send the truck careering down the street Blythe knows the pets are in danger. Will she rescue them in time? In amongst the commotion, Blythe takes the blame for the accident – the pets set up a re-enactment, but will it clear Blythe’s name?

Find out if Blythe and the pets can work together to save the day when more wild adventures come knocking when Littlest Pet Shop: Sweetest Pets opens its doors once more on DVD and Digital Download on March 7th.

To celebrate this new release I have a Littlest Pet Shop DVD to giveaway by following the simple steps in the Rafflecopter below: 
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Disclosure: We received a copy of the DVD for the purposes of this review. All opinions and views contained are our own.

On Angel Wings Review and Competition

Last year I started an Advent Book Calendar, it was a fantastic way to introduce some new books and revisit some which are on our bookshelf but not necessarily at the top of the favourites list. All of the books were based around Christmas and winter.

One of my favourite books in the pile, which I intentionally saved for a weekend, was Michael Morpurgo’s ‘Christmas Stories’, full of beautiful words and pictures, stories of days gone by, we all loved cwtching up to be taken away in our imagination

And so, when we heard that Michael Morpurgo’s ‘On Angel Wings’ was to be released on DVD and digital download, I was a little bit eager to introduce my children to it.

Michael Morpurgo On Angel Wings

‘On Angel Wings’ is released today (2nd November), and is a magical re-working of the nativity story, based on Morpurgo’s book, the story begins on a present day Christmas night, as 8 year-old Rachel is allowed to join in the family ritual with Grandfather Amos. Developing a special bond, Grandfather tells Rachel how she reminds him of a magical night, and proceeds to recount how he was flown by the Angel Gabriel to become the first visitor to the newly-born Christ child, the Virgin Mary and Joseph.

It was lovely to see the children enchanted, understanding the Christmas from a child’s perspective.

A wonderful way to prepare for the magic of Christmas, I have a copy of the DVD to giveaway:

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Disclosure: We received a copy of the DVD for the purposes of this review and giveaway. All views and opinions contained are our own.

MLP Equestria Girls Review and Giveaway

You definitely can’t go wrong in CM’s eyes with a bit of My Little Pony. Equestria Girls: Friendship Games is the all new feature-length movie available on DVD and digital download today! (2nd November).

Equestria Girls Friendship Games DVD

As a massive Twilight Sparkle fan, CM loved this latest film where the two rival schools of Canterlot High and Crystal Prep Academy come together for The Friendship Games. In an odd twist, Twilight Sparkle is actually a pupil at rival high school Crystal Prep with a keen interest in the magical energy emanating from Canterlot High. Unfortunately, Twilight accidentally closes the portal to Equestria and unwittingly starts to steal the Equestria Girls’ magic. The work is cut out for Equestria Girls to stop Twilight from draining the magic as well as restoring the portal.

CM was transfixed, and as it’s ok now that it’s November, for me to talk about Christmas, this is the opportunity to not only to keep any Equestria Girls fan content with a fantastic activity sheet, but also to win the DVD as a perfect gift.

Equestria Girls Colouring Page


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Disclosure: We received a copy of the Equestria Girls: Friendship Games DVD for the purposes of this review and giveaway All views and opinions contained are own.

Win Dora and Friends on DVD #Giveaway Ends 09/10/15

There are so many memories which come to mind.
“Dora, Dora, Dora, the Explorer.”
“I’m the map, I’m the map, I’m the map, I’m the map. I’m the map.”
And so much more.

Compared to when CM first experienced Dora, time has certainly moved on.
Fortunately, it has done nothing to dispel the afterschool attraction.
At 4 and 6 years old, my children still love a bit of Dora to regroup their energy after a day at school.

And I’m lucky enough to have the latest Dora and Friends DVD to Giveaway.

In this DVD, Dora’s moved to a beautiful pan-Latino metropolis by the sea called Playa Verde, entered a diverse new school, and is busier than ever. She’s also found a new group of friends with a shared passion for learning and exploring who join her on new adventures in the city.
Dora and Friends DVD
Four magical new adventures come together in this Dora and Friends  DVD and of course, your help is needed! 

To win a copy of the latest DVD, please enter using the Rafflecopter widget!

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Hetty Feather Live Competition Ends 07/08/15

So, I don’t think I’ve felt this level of disappointment before…. We didn’t get to see Hetty Feather Live.

Hetty Feather Live

I felt like so naive. Why would the M4 be my friend on the Friday that the summer holidays start. CM and I sat in standstill traffic and watched the minutes ticked past until, even if a helicopter came as transported us to the Bristol Old Vic, we acknowledged we were never going to see the performance and turned the car and headed for home.

So, the competition which I planned on launching, I’d rather hope I’d win (if only I could enter and all!).

The prize is a family ticket for four people to see Hetty Feather Live at the Duke of York’s Theatre London. The prize is valid for  11am performances only and the final week of the show (first week of September). 

The entry is via Rafflecopter and the terms and conditions of the competition are detailed on the widget.

Good Luck! 
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Equestria Girls: Rainbow Rocks DVD- Review & Giveaway

Fortunately the weekend didn’t leave My Little Pony behind, and following CM’s themed 6th birthday party we carried on the enjoyment as Monday saw ‘Equestria Girls: Rainbow Rocks‘ released on DVD and digital download.

Equestria Girls: Rainbow Rocks

Perfect for CM as this is a feature-length movie, recently acclimatised to the cinema, CM is enjoying longer films and well as longer books, and given this is her all time favourite of subjects I have been assured by her that the Equestria Girls have not disappointed.

With all of CMs favourites- Rainbow Dash, Applejack, Pinkie Pie, Rarity and Fluttershy the film has CM’s instant attention, by as always, unpick things and the ‘friendship is magic’ theme rings through- and fortunately for us all, Twilight Sparkle restores harmony, and as CM’s absolute favourite- absolutely makes the film complete.

Whilst I still can’t get my head around what has happened to the My Little Pony of my youth, and more so, where on earth the Equestria Girls came from, I cannot fail to be happy this is what is taking CM’s attention. At 6 she’s at the influential age, where children begin to say things which may be cruel, not only does My Little Pony Equestria Girls feel age appropriate, but also the values come through I am content for CM to hold close.

More happy because we’re off on what will no doubt be a 4 hour drive to Newquay next week, and I’m so pleased we’ll have something in our armoury to keep CM occupied as no doubt ‘I Spy’ will take its toll on us all at some point. And with the added extra of some fab activity sheets, featuring Twilight Sparkle, I think we’ll be more than sorted. 

Rainbow Rocks Printable

And because I’m sure I’m not alone in preparing a few extras in the armoury of keeping little ones entertained, I’m so excited to be able to offer a copy of this “much endorsed by a number 1 fan” DVD as a giveaway, follow the instructions below!

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Disclosure: We received a copy of the ‘Equestria Girls: Rainbow Rocks’ DVD for the purposes of this review. All opinions and views contained are our own.

Toot and Pop Signed Book Giveaway

I’m so excited that I get to host my first giveaway on my blog not only for a book but one which is based on life on the ocean wave. This is your chance to win Toot and Pop.Toot and Pop!

Sebastien Braun’s book is brought to life by Cardiff based ‘Cloth Cat Animation’ and produced by Ruth Fielding (Lupus Films)  ‘Toot and Pop’ is transformed into Toot the Tiny Tugboat, a wonderful new pre-school series, a part of Channel 5’s Milkshake! 6.35am each morning.

The boys love life on the high seas and Toot, the little boat with big ideas, grows their imagination of the coast we see from our window. They love the “Heave ho! Let’s Go!” cry, as Toot shows we are capable of big things, no matter how small we are.

And I am excited to have a signed Toot and Pop! book to giveaway, just by following the Rafflecopter:
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