Mummy & Me - September

Can you believe we are coming to the end of September already? I'm sure as I get older the weeks and months just seem to fly by even faster. This month we've had lots of family days out and my first photo for Mummy and Me this month is one we took at Blackpool Zoo. Noah was so fascinated by these huge dinosaur statues and insisted he had a photo taken with them. It was such a great day out and we made lots of lovely memories.

My second photo has to include both my babies of course. My baby girl in my tummy and my lovely Noah. He's going to make the most amazing big brother, I can just tell. Can't wait to become a Mummy of two. 

Nicola... Life Through My Eyes

Blaze and the Monster Machines Transforming Fire Truck - Review

Last week Noah was sent a new toy to review, the brand new Blaze and the Monster Machines Transforming Fire Truck. Although Noah isn't familiar with the TV show I knew that he'd enjoy it because he loves vehicles in all shapes and forms, fire engines in particular.

The Blaze Fire Truck is a 2 in 1 transforming car which changes from monster truck to fire rescue vehicle. It's very easy to switch from one vehicle to the other as all that is needed is a quick push on the back and the body flips over. It didn't take Noah long to realise what it did and he could easily do it himself which is always a plus.    

Not only does Blaze transform from one vehicle to the other but it also has a water cannon, ladders, siren sounds and a light bar that flashes just like a real fire engine. Blaze can also talk and has over 25 different phrases which change depending on what mode it is in. 

The toy arrived early one morning (hence the PJ's) so I decided to Noah straight away as he'd had a big week starting nursery. I told him that it was a surprise for being such a good boy and he loved that. 

Noah's played with Blaze every day since it arrived and his favourite thing about it has to be that it transforms, he thinks it's so cool. When he flips it over he's so impressed and it makes him feel good that he can do it himself too. There's nothing worse when a toy is designed for a certain age range but then they are unable to do it without help so I've got to praise them for that. It's certainly toddler friendly as it's easy to figure out and it's quite a sturdy toy too.

The Blaze and the Monster Machine Transforming Fire Truck usually retails at £19.97 but is currently on sale at £15.00 which is a bargain if you ask me. It would make the perfect gift for any Blaze fans this Christmas.

- I was sent this product for the purpose of this review however all opinions are my own.


Robinson Crusoe DVD & Activity Pack - Competition

STUDIOCANAL is pleased to announce that the adventurous ROBINSON CRUSOE is coming to 3D + 2D Blu-ray on 26 September, as well as on DVD – which comes with a free pop-up Frisbee! The hit film will also be available digitally from 19 September.

On an exotic island, Tuesday, an outgoing parrot, lives with his quirky animal friends in paradise. However, he can’t stop dreaming about discovering the outside world and the adventures it holds. After a violent storm, the friends wake up to find a strange creature on the beach: Robinson Crusoe.

What follows is a fun-filled family adventure, from the creators of The House of Magic and A Turtle’s Tale: Sammy’s Adventures, with sea, sand, and surprising escapades! 
ROBINSON CRUSOE is available on DVD, Blu-ray, & 3D Blu-ray from 26th September.

To celebrate, we’re giving away 3x merchandise packs that include a colouring book, character masks, a sticker set, activity sheet and Robinson Crusoe on DVD! To enter all you need to do is use the Gleam form below! Good luck and don't forget to enter my other blog competitions

Robinson Crusoe DVD & Activity Pack

Terms & Conditions.                                                                                                 
1. There will be 3 winners.
2. Prize supplied directly from the PR. 
3. Competition ends 28/10/16
4. Incomplete entries with be disqualified. 
5. UK entries only.


Project 365 - Week 38

18th September - 24th September








This weeks main focus has been trying to help settle Noah into his new part time nursery routine. He's only going for six hours per week but so far it's been a struggle and we've both found it so stressful and emotional. This week I blogged about the nursery, our settling in session and about his first afternoon too. He's getting there slowly but surely and hopefully next week will be easier. Other notable things we did this week was an afternoon our at Blackpool where Noah enjoyed paddling on the beach, a donkey ride and of course the arcades. We both came down with a cold towards the end of the week so we've been having lazy afternoons curled up on the sofa too.

What have you been up to this week?