Wednesday, 5 March 2014
Check Out WOW Toys New RSPCA Toys
And Win Your Own!
This week we've been playing with WOW Toys new RSPCA toys. There's Pet Patrol Peggy, Rapid Response Rick and 6 different My Pocket Friends RSPCA.
Ryan who's now 3 loves playing with WOW Toys, we've already got a few of their construction vehicles as well as lots of their lovely bath toys in our house. This week we added the new RSPCA toys to our collection and I have to say they are adorable.
Pet Patrol Peggy from the RSPCA WOW Toys is a durable patrol vehicle in search of poorly animals to rescue. Her push and go motorised action means she can whiz around WOW Town without the need for nasty batteries! Her dog basket with two cute puppies fits nicely on the back with Colin the dog fitting nice and snug inside. Peggy also has a magnetic trailer hook which can be used with other WOW toys in the range.
Rapid Response Rick from the RSPCA WOW Toys is a cute patrol quad bike also in search of poorly animals to rescue. Rick uses his fun-rocking suspension to bump around WOW Town without the need for batteries! His removable inspector figure, Robin, is always on hand to help Rick in his search and he fits nicely in the driver seat as well as all other vehicles in the WOW Toys range. Ginger the cat completes this RSPCA vehicle set from WOW Toys.
The highly collectible RSPCA My Pocket Friends from WOW Toys is the fantastic new animal themed addition to the My Pocket Friends collection. The only figure pack for pre-schoolers from 1-5 years which contains a range of 6 cute animal figures in total with a secret figure in each pack. There is also a fun activity booklet on the RSPCA in each pack.
Buying these product helps the RSPCA save animals.
We've been having lots of fun playing with these this week, they're lovely toys to play with and great for sparking the children's imaginations. My little man Ryan has been running around rescuing lots of little animals all week. He's been having a great time and will continue to do so for many months to come as WOW Toys are built to last.
The new RSPCA WOW Toys got a very well deserved 5/5 from us here at Mummy Of 3 Diaries. They're beautifully painted, great fun to play with and perfect for rough and tough play which makes them perfect for my little man.
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Disclosure: We were sent our RSPCA WOW Toys for the purpose of this review but that doesn't effect our opinions as they are 100% honest and my own.
New Warburtons Pancakes.
When I heard that Warburtons had made pancakes, I was so excited and couldn't wait to try them! There's three exciting flavours; Original Sweet, Cookie and Chocolate Chip.
My girls and I often tuck into pancakes some mornings, they're a delicious treat perfect for starting the day. With these new exciting flavours from Warburtons, our mornings just got a whole lot better. Pancakes are not just for pancake day in our house!
My three were very excited when they saw what we were having for breakfast this morning, they're little faces literally lit up. I gave each of them a choice of which flavour they would like to try but me being me I went for one of each on my plate as you can see from the picture.
I poured a little syrup onto each of them and tucked in. My favourite has to be the Cookie one, oh my gosh was it yummy! The Sweet one came in second for me followed closely by the Chocolate Chip in third but they were all very nice indeed.
Chloe my eldest (11) went for the Cookie ones and loved every bite. Lily who's 6 went for the Chocolate Chip and after eating them all up practically begged me for more (She didn't get any though as that would have been greedy) Last but not least my little man who's not normally a fan of pancakes asked for a Sweet one to try and actually ate it all up and then had a second.
I had three happy children this morning who are all now very much looking forward to breakfast time tomorrow morning to have some more. Breakfast times will never be the same again!
Disclosure: We were sent a selection of Warburtons Pancakes for the purpose of this review but the opinions expressed are 100% honest and all my own.
Tuesday, 4 March 2014
Our Wilko Pancake Day.
Pancake day is one of our all time favourite days of the year. For us it's all about bringing our whole family (in which I mean my kids and me plus my mum and dad) together to enjoy delicious homemade pancakes made by my mum and not me I must add.
This year the lovely people over at Wilko's had sent us some lovely items for us to try out. Our goodies included their gorgeous Lime green Wilko Frying Aluminium Pan which I couldn't believe only costs £8. It's not only fab looking but it's so sturdy and has a lovely long handle and the non-stick surfaces inside it really are 100% non-stick. It was easy to use and made flipping pancakes a doddle. Cleaning the pan was really easy too as it just needed a quick rinse seeing as there was no mess actually left inside the pan to clean.
We also received a Wilko Citrus Squeezer, Wilko Kitchen Whisk, and a Wilko Turner. Each utensil was great to use, cheap products don't have to mean cheap looking products! The three Wilko kitchen utensils that I used today were all made with great quality, were strong and sturdy and did the job that they were meant to do with ease.
We've had so much fun today making pancakes with our new Wilko pan. It was great to see no mess inside my pan seeing as my kids had made plenty of mess outside of it!
We were really pleased with all the Wilko products that we used today, they were all easy to use and made to a good standard even though they don't cost the earth to buy. They washed well and really made our pancake day extra fun and easy today!
Disclosure: We were sent our Wilko products for free for the purpose of this review. All the opinions expressed are 100% honest and entirely my own.
Monday, 3 March 2014
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What2buy4kids Gotrovo Treasure Game
Are you looking for something new and different? This Gotrovo Treasure Hunt Game from What2buy4kids has just been launched. It's based on giving children picture, word, role play or riddle clues that will eventually lead to the hidden treasure. You simply set the trail inside or out before the game starts, then with the help of the map and the first clue the treasure hunters can begin the search for the golden bars! Children then find and collect clues throughout the treasure hunt until they discover the golden bar, which is designed for you to add a personal surprise, such as sweets or small toy if you want to.
This game can be played both indoors or outside and at many different levels. It's very educational, whilst being great fun too. It's aimed at children aged 3 and over. It comes complete with 1 double sided map (2 designs), 100 clue cards, 1 golden treasure bar, 1 swag bag, 10 golden coins, 2 strings of adhesive dots and instructions.
We've been playing this game over the past few weeks and have to say it's lots of fun. It's quite fiddley the very first time you play it as you have to attached the double sided velcro stickers to the map before you can start. This does take up a bit of time but it only needs to be done once, they're then attached ready to be played over and over again. Treasure hunts are always very exciting and with a prize to be won at the end it's a game they'll want to play! I hid little sweets under the gold bar for the winner but that often ended in tears for the losers so we had to play without prizes too. This is a great family game for all ages (over 3). My three who are 10, 6 and 3 all played together. Ryan, who's 3 needed a bit of help at times but overall they got on great playing it all together. Any game that they all can play together is my kind of game.
We scored it a fun 3/5 for it's playability, ease of play and overall enjoyment.
Disclosure: We were sent a copy of the game for the purpose of this review but that doesn't affect our opinions. All opinions given are 100% honest and entirely our own.
Sunday, 2 March 2014
Friday, 28 February 2014
Tesco Healthy Living
Tesco very kindly sent me a £10 voucher and asked me to review some of their new range of Healthy Living foods. As I am on new regime of exercise and eating well I jumped at the opportunity. I first looked at the Tesco website to see what they had in the range. It looked great ranging from Chicken Tikka Marsala for my love of spicy food to Bangers and Mash for my partners sensitive palate. There were soups, energy bars, desserts (hurray), yoghurts, in fact the whole range.
I set off for Tesco with my voucher clutched in my hand and headed for the chilled meals counter. I was a little disappointed that there was only a choice of 6 main meals on show (on the website there are approx 30) and only 3 desserts.
Looking at the meals on offer they are all lower calorie than their 'full fat' equivalents but are mainly the same size. My danger time for snacking is around lunchtime when all the children are at school and I have dashed back from the gym or shopping or whatever and am starving! So I looked for a meal to keep me going until dinner. I chose the Chicken and Prawn Paella (370 cals) and the Baked Potato with Cheese (224 cals each potato) which had 2 in the packet and finally the Tuscan Bean Broth (146 cals).
I had these over one week each lunchtime and must admit I was surprised at how tasty they were. Paella is one of my favourite meals and this was a good mixture of chicken and prawn and the rice was really tasty flavoured with chorizo. It was filling for a lunchtime meal but I think for an evening meal it would have to bulked out with a salad or veggies.
The baked potatoes were another filling meal - in fact 2 meals, each potato was approx 180g so was a decent size, the cheese topping was adequate. I thought to myself that it was expensive for a couple of potatoes (£2.75) but probably better for me as if I had made them myself I would have had a few hundred calories worth of cheese and butter on top!
My favourite though was the Tuscan Bean Broth, you just add boiling water, leave to stand and it is ready. It was full of flavour, plenty of beans and so filling. You could take this with you anywhere and have a snack ready with no fuss at all.
Now being a chocoholic I could not resist a trying a dessert so went for the Chocolate Muffin Dessert (165 cals). I had this after all the children were in bed and I was able to sit back and relax. This dessert is filled with chocolate mousse, chocolate custard, chocolate muffin pieces and bits of chocolate on the top - what more could you ask for? Yes, it did taste chocolaty, not overpoweringly sweet, maybe just a hint of saccharine but it hit the spot and lasted longer than a bar of chocolate and felt very decadent.
Finally I tried the Instant Hot Chocolate (39 cals). I love a cup of cocoa at bedtime so this was ideal. It was very nice, but as you make it with water I felt it was a bit well, watery! Not as nice as a cup of cocoa made with milk, but of course a lot less calories so you have to choose.
All in all I enjoyed my Healthy Living meals and would say to give them a go instead of a full fat meal, you have nothing to lose but a few pounds
Disclosure: I was sent a £10 voucher to buy the products I reviewed.