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Thursday, 24 July 2014

Cool Create One Direction Swap Watch Kit #Review

Cool Create One Direction Swap Watch Kit

Flair's new Cool Create range, One Direction Swap Watch kit lets you create your own One Direction watch! You can mix & match the different bands and elements to create the perfect One Direction's watch to wear in as many different styles you can think of.

There are over 70 accessories to choose from! When it's time for a change you can use the coloured beads and cord to bead and braid your very own styles and customize your watch to match your favourite outfit. It's suitable for ages 7 and above and contains: 1 watch face, 5 watch face trims, 5 watch surrounds, 5 watch straps, 3 coloured cord, 1 elasticated cord, 9 Square beads, 13 tube beads, 26 round beads, 8 connector pieces, 1 instruction sheet.

My Lily who's 7, was so excited when she saw this. She's a huge One Direction fan, she practically jumped up and down with delight. There was lots of pieces in this kit making the design options endless but for now we decided not to use the beads and cords as they were for more complicated straps. Lily was happy to pick a strap from the 5 provided which she then matched with a watch face to create her very own One Direction watch.

The watch she made is pretty cool, she's very happy with it. I'm not sure how long she will keep it like this but that's okay as it literally only takes a few seconds to change them over. This kit is great, everything is easy to piece together and the end results look amazing.

Lily is so pleased with her new watch, she can't wait to show it off to all her friends. This kit is brought to us by Flair but it's not yet available to buy from their website, I'm sure once it is it will be very popular. It's sure to be a big success with all One Direction fans.

Here at Mummy Of 3 Diaries, we've happily scored the Cool Create One Direction Swap Watch Kit a 4/5. The contents look good, are easy to use and make watch making fun.

Disclosure: We were sent a free sample for the purpose of this review but that doesn't influence us. Our reviews are 100% honest and all opinions expressed are our own.

Moshi Monsters are Hiding at SEA LIFE Birmingham - 19 July to 31 August 2014

Moshi Monsters are Hiding at SEA LIFE SEA LIFE Birmingham - 19 July to 31 August 2014

The Moshi Monsters splash down at SEA LIFE and the Moshi Marine Force wants you!

Join Katsuma, Poppet and Monstro City's number one Moshling conservationist, Buster Bumblechops, on a mission to save our amazing marine creatures!

We went along last week to check it all out, we love visiting our local Sea Life Centre in Birmingham so we love it when theres something new going on as it's a great excuse to visit again. With the Summer holidays upon us, this is a great day out to add to your lists.

Moshling swapBring along your Moshling collectable figures and exchange them for favourites and rarities in the Moshling Swap Zone! The Swap Zone is open every day but please check the posters on site for precise Swap Session times.

We didn't have any Moshlings to swap but we did pop into the Swap Zone to take a look. There was so many cuties to see, it kinda made us wish we were there to swap some. If your child collects Moshi Monster figures and has lots of the same, this is a great way to swap some and maybe complete their collections and even better is, it's free to do.

Moshling Find UsCan you find the missing marine Moshlings hiding at SEA LIFE? We had fun searching the tanks on our way round to find the whole gang and unlock Lubber the Whimsical Whale – the brand new Moshling, exclusive to SEA LIFE – yours to keep the next time you visit Even though the Moshlings are very small they're very easy to find, there's easy to find look out stickers to point you in the right direction.

 Moshi Hero award Complete the interactive quiz trail and earn your exclusive Buster Sea Life Conservationist Hero Award, plus on-line virtual goodies from

You might even meet a Moshi Monster or two while you're there. Look who we found:

We had a wonderful morning at the Birmingham Sea Life Centre, finding all the Moshi Monsters was fun and meeting them was amazing, the kids loved it. We took the opportunity to visit our favourite penguin friends whilst we were there too, they really are amazing creatures. We could have stayed watching them and their silly antics for hours but we didn't as there was so many friendly fishes and other sea life creatures to see too.

This event is only at SEA LIFE Birmingham from 19 July to 31 August 2014 but it is also traveling around to lots of other Sea Life Centres across the UK. For more information about where they are or to buy tickets, check out VisitSeaLife.Com.

Monday, 21 July 2014

Little Live Pets Birds - Cool Cookie #Review

Little Live Pets Birds - Cool Cookie

The Little Live Pets Bird Single Pack is the perfect way to have your very own pet bird! 

Your bird will respond to your touch, sing, chirp and tweet just for you! The more you play with your bird the happier it becomes! Cool Cookie is just one of the new Little Live Pets Birds collection from Character, there are 6 different characters to choose from in total. 

My Lily has been bugging me for ages for a new pet so when I saw these, I jumped at the chance to try one out. I wanted to give Lily her wish for a new pet without the responsibilities of looking after a real one. I was intrigued to see what would happen when I showed her.

As you can see from this picture, Lily was pleasantly surprised. She loved her new Birdie friend. She sat stroking him and talking to him for ages. She loved that he could fit on the back of her hand just like a real bird but without the worry of it biting her. She loved the way she could record her own voice even if she did make it say "Mummy has a big big" to me.

Her new friend was easy to set up, I simply added two AAA batteries into the bottom and turned it on. There's a sensor on it's back which activates it's tweets and songs when you touch it's back. You can make the bird record your voice by pressing a button, you can then play it back over and over again which was lots of fun, Lily loved that feature. 

These Little Live Pets Birds cost £9.99 each and are aimed at children aged 5 and over. Lily who's 7 has enjoyed playing with it this week. I'm not sure how long it will be before she gets bored of him but for now she's happy which is all that matters to me. Lily scored her new friend a fun 3/5. She liked his colours and features but still wants a 'real' pet.

Disclosure: We were sent our Cool Cookie Bird for the purpose of this review but that doesn't effect our review. All opinions expressed are 100% honest and my own.

Vimto launches New Fruity Water Enhancers #Review

Vimto launches New Fruity Water Enhancers

Vimto, the multi-fruit soft drink, is making a splash with a brand new range of ‘water enhancers’ called 'Vimto Squeezy'. Unlike regular squash, or other products in the Vimto range, Vimto Squeezy comes in a small and portable squeezy bottle, which means it can be used anytime, anyplace, anywhere, transforming ordinary water into a delicious tasting drink with just a couple of drops of flavour - simply flip, squeeze and drink.

The fun-to-use, mini bottles are small in size but big on servings (making approximately 25 drinks), which means Vimto Squeezy is the ideal on-the-go hydration solution for the whole family, offering a convenient, taste-twisting alternative to unflavoured water and an exciting thirst-quenching experience for everyone.

Vimto Squeezy suggests adding 0.8ml to a 100ml glass of water, equating to just under a quarter teaspoon[2] (in reality a couple of squirts of flavour), and the small 50ml bottle (RRP £2.49) will typically provide as many as 25 servings. However, you can add more or less to suit your own personal taste, giving you full control to enhance the flavour of the water as you wish.

We've been trying the new Vimto Squeezy range this week. They arrived just in time for the heat wave we've been having. The bottles are small but they make lots of lovely juice. On one trip to the park we took a bottle of our Vimto Squeezy along with us. I got to still enjoy my usual water whilst the kids got to enjoy a cup of juice by adding just a few drops into theirs.

My kids liked their new Vimto Squeezy flavours, it tasted sweet and juicy just like other juices and there's no added sugar too which meant I was happy to give it to them. There's 3 flavours to choose from, Original, Cherry or Strawberry. There's no added sugar and the taste is great.

We've been really impressed with the new Vimto Squeezy range, the bottle size is just perfect for taking on long journeys or even short ones, you just pop it into your bag and go. You no longer have to carry around a whole bottle of juice, which can get really heavy at times. WE now just take our tiny Vimto Squeezy and grab a bottle of water when we need one to mix together to get a refreshing juice drink. We will definitely be buying more of these soon.

Disclosure: We were sent samples of Vimto Squeezy for free for the purpose of this review but that doesn't influence our review. All opinions expressed are 100% and my own.

Sunday, 20 July 2014

We're Having A Party - A Zelfs Zelicious party!

We're Having A Party - A Zelfs Zelicious party!

The Party Date: 30th July 2014
The Party Time: 2.00 – 6.00pm 

We are so excited to announce that there's going to be a huge Zelfs Twitter Party extravaganza and we're going to be involved. On Wednesday 30th July we will be hosting our very own Zelfs Party alongside lots of other lovely bloggers. Whilst we are busy partying at home there will also be an online party happening at the same time for you to join in. 

Make sure you are following @UKmumstv on Twitter to take part. During the party there will be  lots of online spot competitions and more fun and games to take part in, so make sure your laptop or PC is ready to go as the party starts. I will be tweeting along using the #Zelicious and #Zelfs hashtags so I'll be easier to spot, we'd love you to join us on the day.

Watch out for our pre-party update which will be coming as soon as our party box arrived, I can't wait to see what's in it and as soon as I know you will know too.

Add the date to your diary and be sure to join in, there will be lots of prizes to be won, lots of friendly Zelfs chat and as always lots of fun to be had by all.

#SilentSunday 20/07/2014

Silent Sunday

Sunday, 13 July 2014

Wyld Wood - Premium Organic Cider #Review

Wyld Wood - Premium Organic Cider

This weekend here in the Mummy Of 3 Household, we've been testing out Wyld Wood Cider. It's been a tough job but someone had to do it, it was my pleasure really.

Wyld Wood, formerly known as Premium Organic is a traditional premium cider produced from fruit sourced in Herefordshire’s organic orchards. Fully matured in old oak vats, Westons Wyld Wood cider has a truly apply, fresh and full-bodied taste with a ripe aroma – a true celebration of nature in a glass.

Westons has produced organic cider for over 15 years and Wyld Wood is a brand that comes straight from the heart of their values. It illustrates their deep and ongoing passion for good quality cider and respect for nature and wildlife.

It was re-branded Wyld Wood back in September 2011 to emphasise its organic and rural origin. They wanted to refresh the brand so consumers felt more connected with the simple, natural beauty of its origin.

If you're feeling really Wyld, you can even cook with their cider – it’s a delicious and great addition to any meal! Have a look here for Recipes.

Wyld Wood is available nationwide and you are able to buy it in a variety of supermarket and independent stores across the country, including Waitrose, Morrisons, Tesco and Sainsburys. Or of course, you are able to order all the range from the comfort of your own home at their online shop.

They are delighted to be the official cider of Jamie Oliver and Alex James’ Big Feastival this year, the family-friendly foodie and musical festival for 15,000 in the Cotswolds, for the second year running (29th – 31st August). The Wyld Wood Cider Bar is located within a cool tepee which will once again be centrally located. I so wish we were going but it's just a bit too far from home for us being based in Birmingham. If you're local or maybe even just fancy a road trip then the Big Festival sounds like one to check out, it could be fun!

Wyld Wood comes in 500ml glass bottle which are a great size, they're much bigger than I had thought they would be. One bottle serves around two glasses which is perfect for sharing with a partner or a friend or simply enjoying as an afternoon treat like I did. I'm not a cider drinker really but I was happy to try something new. I served my cider chilled which is recommended, the colours are clear, golden and very refreshing looking. The taste is smooth and very balanced, it wasn't very dry but then again it wasn't very sweet either. It has a real natural taste, which is what I guess they were aiming for. It's a real refreshing drink which won't break the bank. A case of 12 x 500ml bottles will cost you £26.00 from their online store which equals around £2.16 a bottle which for a bottle that size is pretty good.

If you don't want a bottle Wyld Wood is also available in bags which come in easy to dispense boxes. These have a 12 months shelf life from filling and a maximum 6 weeks shelf life from when opened which is a pretty long life. 4 x 3L bags in a box would cost you £32.00 from their online shop working out at £8.00 for 3 Litres which is a great price.

The bags in a box were really easy to use and worked really well. I took a box to my mums house this weekend and we all enjoyed a glass together with our Sunday dinner. It was a cheeky Sunday treat which we all enjoyed, my mum and dad loved it. It made a really refreshing change to our usual glass of wine or juice. It's fresh taste went down really well with our meal. My brother enjoyed his glass of Wyld Wood so much that he had a second one later in the garden. The 3 Litre box was great as it had enough in it for my whole family.

It's been a really refreshing change to try something new and I learnt a lot in doing so this weekend. Cider is not just for men but for women too, it's a fresh tasting treat which can be enjoyed by all. I'm happy I tried it and will be drinking it again in the future I think.

Disclosure: We were sent samples of Wyld Wood Cider for the purpose of this review but that doesn't influence our reviews. All the opinions expressed are 100% honest and my own.