Wednesday, 5 July 2017

3D puzzles from Ravensburger







Ravensburger are lovely company who sell these gorgeous Unicorn 3D puzzles for girls aged 9+, my 10 year old daughter Michaela got the chance to try our two of Ravensburger's 3D puzzles which Michaela was over the moon about as she is a huge Unicorn fan right now.
 Michaela tried out Ravensburger's 216-piece Unicorn Vanity Box, which Michaela loves as it holds all her girly bits and pieces like perfume, hairbrushes and nail varnishes.
There were quite a lot of pieces so firstly we sorted out the first 50 pieces which are numbered on the back making it easier for you so you know where to begin otherwise it would have been quite difficult to start or finish.  Each puzzle piece also had arrows on them pointing  up, down and across so it wasn't to complicated for Michaela to do and she finishes it quite quickly. After she had put all the pieces together I helped attach the frame as Michaela was worried she may break it and she had worked so hard on it so i gave a little helping hand but I found it was quite sturdy so i wasn't to worried. There were also some pretty pink cards with unicorns on to place inside the Vanity box, which helped cover up the Puzzle pieces making your Vanity box look just as pretty on the inside as it does on the out side.
Michaela also got to try out Ravensburger 72-piece Unicorn 3D vase puzzle which was similar to the Vanity box but a little trickier as the puzzle pieces were a little round rather than flat which Michaela found a little confusing to start off with but with a little help from me she got there in the end and created her self this stunning Unicorn Vase which she absolutely loves and can't wait to get her very own bunch of flowers to place in the cup provided. 

Unicorn 3D Vanity Box 

Unicorn Vase 





I personally think both adults and children would love Ravensburger's 3D puzzles as there are many different varieties to choose from and I loved helping Michaela with hers, they would make the perfect Birthday or Christmas gift for both girls and boys not only do they benefit from the enjoyment of creating there puzzle but they also get to keep what they have created on show for all to see and I know Michaela is very proud of the time and effort she put into making her and loves showing her friends when they come around.

You can check out Ravensburger website here they not only do 3D puzzles they also do games too so why not take a look. 

Saturday, 24 June 2017

Brio Farm #Review


Brio Farm 





Katelyn was lucky enough to be chosen to try out one of Brio farm sets which she loved to bits, as soon as it arrived her eyes lit up she couldn't wait for me to open the box so she could play with it. Inside the box was a preassembled barn, a wheel barrow,  hay so you can help the farmer feed the animals, a spade  you would place over the wooden figure provided, two animal a horse and cow and a fence for the animals to have freedom out of the barn.
The barn its self is made part wood and part plastic both excellent quality and the barn its self is very sturdy, it has and open back giving room for play and two red doors at the front and a stable door to the right hand side so you can have one of your animals looking out of the barn and the other placed  behind the fence in the field.
Overall Katelyn loved playing with her Brio Farm making animal noises and feeding them hay even though she's only 2 and can't really give her own opinion i think she really enjoyed it and any other child her age would also like to play with one.
Brio Farm is for children aged 18+ and priced at  £39.99 which in my opinion is a little high for what i would pay as it seems seems small and you don't really get a lot for your money other than very good quality if it was a bigger set id think differently but that's just my opinion others might think differently.



You can visit Brio's Website here




Sunday, 11 June 2017

COSMO Authentic World Kitchen Restaurant #Review




COSMO, the high end international restaurant group. If you’re interested in a casual dining experience, with the chance to try authentic cuisines from around the globe, then look no further. Taking inspiration from high end buffets commonly found in 5 star hotels in the Far East, COSMO offer a multitude of delectable cuisines. Dishes are influenced by the culinary capitals of the world, including Italy, Greece, Spain, India, Japan, Asia, Mexico and Britain. COSMO is the perfect destination for diners who struggle to decide on just one type of food, or groups with varying tastes! With their amazing live cooking stations, COSMO provide entertainment as well as incredibly fresh dishes. Their prices are unbeatable, too… lunch starts from just £7.50, and dinner from £13.99, for unlimited amounts of food!



Last weekend myself, my partner and 3 of the children dined at our nearest COSMO buffet restaurants in Coventry Birmingham. We have eaten in many buffet restaurants closer to home but when we got offered to try COSMO we jumped at the chance even if it was a good 40 minutes away.
The good thing about Cosmo is they caterer for all our tastes here at Mums diary as my children all like different foods. Callum is not a curry fan unlike my girls. 
When we arrived at COSMO we walked in the door to a lovely lady standing behind the bar with a welcoming smile which made us feel really welcome, she welcomed use and pointed us in the right direction to where we needed to be the restaurant was up a set of stairs where we go to meet the floor manager who also welcomed us to COSMO also wearing a friendly smile he took us to our table, told us a little bit about how the restaurant worked as this was our first time coming to COSMO.
We ordered drinks and took a look around at all the amazing dishes, there was so much to choose from we really was split for choice.
First we went and made our selves a little starter dish of little things we liked the children even tried a few things they had never tasted before Michaela tried crispy seaweed which she quite enjoyed, we also tried vegetarian sushi which we all took a liking too still not quite sure il ever pick you the courage to try the fish sushi though.
The children loved the freshly cooked pizzas, chips, noodles and the carvery, my partner loved the curries, carvery and lots of the desserts.
We all loved so many of the dishes we got to try some of which were the carvery the meat was so delicious and tender you had a choice of chicken or beef with vegetables with roast potatoes.

There was so many curries, rices, sweet and sour chicken my list could go on and on. 
My favourite was my freshly cooked steak cooked on a live cooking station it was cooked just how i like it i would have loved some peppercorn sauce and fried onions though to go with it but it was still nice with out it.
I also got to try scallops which i have never tried before but always wanted to I'm really glad i had the chance the try them they were quite nice but not something id cook my self.
Once we tried all we wanted from the dinner sections we all went to look at the desserts and oh my there were so many we all had a plate full.
Few of the desserts we tried were chocolate brownies, tiramisu, trifles, tubs of vanilla, chocolate and strawberry ice cream which all three children loved. There was a chocolate fountain bowls of sweets and lots of delicious cakes.
We had such a lovely time at COSMO the staff were friendly and we felt really welcome the children were comfortable going off on their own getting their own food which is something we like when going out as family.
The restaurant restaurant was very clean plates where taken straight away after we had finished and not left piling up on the side of our table the food was delicious and cooked fresh we will definitely be dining at COSMO again soon and many times it the future for special occasions like birthday. it really is worth the travel. 


Disclosure: We were invited to COSMO for a complimentary family meal in return for a 100% honest review all opinions are our own.








Asda launches their brand new Comfort and Protect Nappy Range










ASDA Little Angels has launched its brand new Comfort and Protect nappy range, delivering up to 12-hour dryness and secure flexi-fit, meaning no more poo explosions!
Our brand new Little Angels Comfort & Protect range boasts all of your favourite features from our Comfort Dry and Supreme Protection nappies to give you a range of nappies that we know your little ones will love.



The whole range features secure flexi-fit, with an elasticated back to help prevent leaks. Providing up to 12-hour dryness, ASDA Little Angels Comfort & Protect keeps baby dry throughout the night, so you can sleep easy, while our nappies provide feature-like softness for your little angel’s delicate skin!


Super soft and gently elasticated leg cuffs also to help prevent leaks, whilst mega absorbent gel beads absorb up to 30 times their own weight.



Ive been using Asda Little Angels for a while now having had favourite brands in the past with my elder children i never thought to try Asda Little Angels as i thought the price was very cheap so thought the nappies wouldn't be the best quality at such a low price but little did i know the price has nothing to did with how good quality the nappies would be. Asda Little Angels really are a good value for money i now use them for both my 2 year old daughter and my 9 month old son who both drink a lot of fluids through the day and night, we look for nappies that are a comfortable fit and lock in moisture especially through the night keeping our babies feeling dry at night.
Asda Little Angels now have a unique colour-coded waistband which helps let you know when it's time for your baby to move up a size. 
The tabs fasten comfortably in the coloured area when the nappy fits just right but when the tab starts to move to the white area this means your baby growing and needs the next size up.
There are a good range of sizes in the new Little Angel Comfort & Protect range starting from 3, 4, 4+, 5, 5+,6, and 6+ and priced from £3.50 which i think is a great value especially if your like me and have two babies in nappies and have a very low budget.




Frozen Aqua beads #review



A few weeks ago Davina got creative making her favourite characters from the film Frozen, Davina was very excited about making her very own beautiful Elsa and Anna out of beads from her new Aqua beads Frozen playset. Each set contains 6 designs, 800+ beads in 14 wonderful colours enough to make one of each design. Also included is a snow flake themed bead palette which you can place all your beads in and keep them safe by placing the lid tightly on top when storing you Aqua beads away safely.




The lid can also be used to place your design sheet on to making it easier to hold it all in place so you can get creative.


Davina found the beads very fiddly at first when trying to pick them up with them up with the bead pen but soon got the hang of it after a while and got her design done at a steady pace. First she made Elsa's I've palace which only took a few beads, once she had finished all she had to do was spray the beads with water to help them stick together leaving you with your beautiful design.


Davina loved using Aqua beads and has asked for more for her birthday this year, you can also buy refill packs so you can keep using the designs you have over and over again or make some for your friends.