Half Shell Heroes Mutant Loader Vehicle - Review

I've been turning down a lot of review offers lately as I've been rather preoccupied with the birth of our daughter but when I was offered the Half Shell Heroes Mutant Loader Vehicle I had to say yes as Noah is a huge fan of TMNT. Noah already has a couple of Half Shell Heroes and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles toys so I was excited to be able to expand his ever growing collection.

The Half Shell Heroes Mutant Loader Vehicle is the perfect toy for any HSH and TMNT fan out there. Our first impressions were great as it's more than just a bog standard vehicle toy, it's also a forklift vehicle which has a capture cage and even a little side cart for your Half Shell Hero to sit. Talking about those turtles the Half Shell Heroes Mutant Loader Vehicle also comes with an exclusive figure and it just happened to be Noah's favourite, Mikey!

Not only does the Half Shell Heroes Mutant Loader Vehicle look awesome but it's also a great size. It's not too big or heavy but feels very robust too. It's the perfect size for little hands and suitable from the age of two.

Now for the play test. What did Noah think? Well upon opening the toy he beamed from ear to ear and played with it for hours. He can lose interest in toys quite quickly so I know that the Half Shell Heroes Mutant Loader Vehicle has gone down a storm. He absolutely loves the forklift and cage element and is the master of catching all the bad guys already! It's also very easy for Noah to play with as there's nothing too small or fiddly. This is great as It's quite frustrating when a toy is difficult for a child to play with, for both the child and parent. A few days after opening and Noah is still playing with it a lot, it's a new favourite that's for sure! 

Half Shell Heroes Mutant Loader Vehicle with Mikey costs £19.99 and can be purchased at most leading retailers. Learn more about TMNT or the new range of toys over at Turtle Toys Collectors Club or at Flair PLC.

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


Bob The Builder - Dig This DVD - Competition



Bob is back! With tools at the ready, the nation’s favourite builder returns with a new DVD collection of tales of teamwork and friendship “Bob the Builder – Dig This”, released by Abbey Home Media on Monday 17th April.

Grab your tool belt and hardhat and join Bob and his team as they construct projects using a foundation of determination and working together. With his business partner Wendy, apprentice builder Leo, and a team of machines, Bob is ready to get to work in Fixham and Spring City.

This team digs into any project, hammering out solutions to problems, all while building confidence along the way. No project is too big or too small – from fixing a leaky roof to repairing a skyscraper. After all, the fun is in getting it done! In Dig This, Team Bob are digging the foundations for a skyscraper in Spring City’s new business zone, but work has to stop when they come across some ancient Roman ruins. 

This new collection features seven fun episodes: Dig This; Saffi’s Treehouse; Out of the Woods; Stormy Weather; Bear Mountain; Bentley’s Bones and Home on the Range.

1 of 3 Bob The Builder DVD's

Terms & Conditions.                                                                                                 
1. There will be 3 winners who will each win 1 DVD.
2. Prize sent directly by the PR. 
3. Competition ends 16/04/17
4. Incomplete entries with be disqualified. 
5. UK entries only.


Siblings - March 2017

Siblings is a blog post linky that I've been admiring from afar for a few years now as there's nothing sweeter than sibling photographs. With this in mind I knew I wanted to take part in it long before Ava was even conceived. 

Ava was born on the 3rd of March and was 11 days overdue! She decided to keep us all waiting, especially her big brother Noah who often would exclaim, "hurry up baby sister, hurry up!" 

So here you have it, our very first sibling photo's and what special ones they are at that! The two photo's below were taken in hospital on the day that they first met and the photo at the top of this post was taken last week when Ava was 13 days old. As you can see Noah is already the doting big brother and is so gentle and caring with her. In the first few days we think he found the baby and the change of pace a little overwhelming. He would cry when she cried but he soon adjusted and we are so very proud of him. 

I'm so excited to watch their relationship blossom as they both grow up together and to experience more magical sibling moments like these.

The Me and Mine Project


Project 365 - Week 11/52

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Another week has been and gone, the second week since our baby girls arrival. It's absolutely flown which is always the case when you have a child but it seems to go even faster when you add another to the mix. Nick enjoyed his second week of paternity leave and he's been a great support as ever, getting up at the crack of dawn with Noah so I can have a few extra hours in bed after tacking all the night feeds. That's the only down side to breastfeeding, he can't help out in that area! Not until I express, which I'm in no rush to do at the moment. Noah has been adjusting very well to having a baby sister around the house and I bet he already can't imagine what it was like without her, I know that we can't. This week Ava was registered and is now her own little person. She was registered in the same building, in the same room and even in the same car seat as Noah so I had serious deja vu! Last night we even tackled a meal out with all the family for my nephews birthday. I was a little apprehensive about going as the baby is still so young and with her being breastfed but I went and I'm so glad we did, both children were good as gold. Noah also had nursery as usual this week and because Daddy was home he didn't really want to go, the monkey! We went out for tea and cake and for a nice walk as a family for the first time this week too, which was really lovely. I'm so excited to start doing things as a family as four as the weather gets nicer and as Ava gets older. I feel like we are all settling really well into our new family dynamic now and I'm loving every minute.

What have you been up to this week?