Category: Reviews

Gift Ideas for Children – Under £15

Looking for some gift giving inspiration this Christmas? I’ve rounded up my favourite gifts for children – and the best bit is they are all under £15! Whether your little one is into princesses, crafts, science, cars – or all of the above – there’s something for everyone.

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1. Paw Patrol Fuzzy-Felt

I used to love playing with Fuzzy Felts when I was little – so when we were sent this Paw Patrol version by John Adams Toys I knew Clara would love it. The set includes over 70 felt shapes and a felt play board, so your Paw Patrol fans can recreate all their favourite scenes with the Ryder and the pups. Available on Amazon for £8.20.

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Subscription Gift Ideas for Everyone

I love subscription gifts – there’s something out there for everyone and you get to enjoy the excitement of receiving a gift every month. There are subscription gifts to suit a wide range of budgets and tastes – you can find something for all the family.

1. For Cheese Lovers
If you like cheese, and you like toasties, then imagine being sent all the ingredients you need to make your own cheese toastie every week, fortnight or month. And not just any old cheese toastie, these are gourmet ones in a range of flavours; you can choose from sweet (including ingredients such as chocolate and marshmallows) or savoury.

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Photo gifts for all the family with Bags of Love

I love personalised gifts; they are unique and thoughtful. They are especially great when you have kids, as photos of your precious offspring make perfect gifts for all the family.  However, there’s only so many mugs you can give – don’t get me wrong, I love photo mugs – but I don’t think the grandparents would like to receive one every single year.

Bags of Love have loads of great photo gift ideas – including mugs – and they very kindly sent us a personalised wall clock featuring a photo of our choice. (more…)

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The Lakes Distillery: Gin, alpacas and sticky toffee pudding

Set in the heart of the Lake District, next to the River Derwent, the Lakes Distillery is an award winner producer of gin, vodka and whisky – as well as home to some very friendly alpacas!

Last weekend we were invited along to the Distillery to try out some of the amazing food at the Bistro and meet the ‘Alpacaly Ever After’ herd that lives on site.

The food at the Bistro is amazing. We went on a Sunday and my husband and I both had the roast beef with yorkshire pudding. It was so tasty, but the best part of the meal was the warm chocolate pudding with mango salsa and pistachio ice cream – it was delicious. (more…)

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SEA LIFE Manchester Review

Last week we visited Sea Life Manchester – where the girls had loads of fun meeting the Octonauts, stroking snakes and starfish, and (kind of) high-fiving a turtle. We were kindly given entry to Sea Life to review the attraction, and it was a lovely way to spend a few hours as a family.

Exploring the aquarium 

There are lots of different zones within the aquarium, starting with Turtle beach. Here you find out about the life of a sea turtle through an interactive presentation, and it’s cute seeing the baby turtles projected onto the sand. Next you get to see some of the most unusual looking fish and sea creatures in the rocky hideout, find out more about sharks and seahorses and explore the coral reefs. Of course the “Nemos” were Clara’s favourites, and she enjoyed ducking through the tunnel to watch them. There are a few tunnels dotted around the aquarium so children can really get up close to the fish.

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