Disney Pixar: Finding Dory


If you loved Nemo then you most certainly will love this amazing new Disney Pixar Finding Dory. We were really excited to head to an exclusive family screening in London, where we got the chance to take part in some fun activities for the movie started.

   

Dory (Ellen DeGeneres) joins forces with her friends Nemo and Marlin on a search for answers, some years before Dory a very forgetful fish became separated from her parents, Dory begins to have flashbacks and feels its time that she sets off to finally find her parents.


With the help of her friends Dory sets on a wild adventure in the hope to be reunited with her parent, the only problem is Dory need to get inside the Marine Life Institute, After being separated from her friends, Dory meets Hank an octopus who offers to help Dory in exchange for her placement in a Cleveland aquarium, with the help of Dory's friends old and new we anticipatingly watched as Dory continued her fun adventure to be reunited with her family.


We adored this movie, it was an amazing sequel to Nemo and most defiantly worth the wait, An amazing movie of family and friendship and determination which will warm every heart.

Wyke Cheese


I can't even begin to describe how much I love cheese, I will happily eat it anytime of the day alone in small chunks or as part of a meal, So imagine my delight when I was given the opportunity to try all three varieties of cheese from Wykes. I'm no stranger to Wyke's cheese and have had it many times before so its great to share my thoughts with you on how delicious this cheeses really are.


I was given these three varieties Extra Mature, Vintage, and Mature each cheese has a slightly different taste but very moreish.


Extra Mature -  This delicious cheese is full of flavour I had this tasty toasted cheese sandwiches and loved every single bite.


Vintage Cheddar - This cheese is truly scrumptious and is has a wonderful rich taste and is perfect with my cheese crackers.


Mature and Creamy Cheddar - This is my usual go to cheese a deliciously rich cheese full of flavour with a creamy taste, I love this cheese sandwiched between an egg omelette its the perfect snack when I'm hungry.

  

Wkye cheeese has a lovely texture and all of the cheeses I tried are very moreish, Wyke cheeses are developed and made by Wyke farm, a family farm who have been sharing their award-winning cheddar in the heart of the Somerset for over 150 years. For more information onWyke Cheese's along with Wykes other products and recipe ideas check out Wyke Farms.


Putting Our Football skills to the test with #HarryKaneToys


I doubt most of you have missed that it's EURO 2016, I certainly haven't as the boys have been enjoying watching the EURO's at every opportunity. Both boys are huge football fans, so they were super excited when they got the chance to try out these cool Harry Kane football toys. Harry Kane England's football champion has teamed up with Vivid toys to design this cool range of soccer skills products that every football fan will love.


Harry Kane Volley Blaster - This cool volley blaster is a football boot that blasts a ball which is on a cord to help this help you develop you football control skills, from chest control, and keepy-uppys, this is a really cool toy will help you get greater ball control. The the best thing about this cool volley blaster is that you can master your skills and you are happy with your ball control you can detach the ball  from the cord for freestyle playing, we is really cool and defiantly gives you the options to play in whichever way you want, a cool two in one toy which will keep all footie fans occupied. RRP  £9.99

   

Harry Kane Skills Ball - The boys are always getting told off for playing ball in the house, so this cool skills ball gives them a different alternative to practice their skills anywhere and anytime The skills ball is great for ball control and lets you improve your co-ordeinations and footie skills through knee ups and  keepy-uppies this niffty little ball will help you devlop your techinque and build on those skills, RRP £4.99

  

Harry Kane football skill toys are perfect for all footie fans, There is also a Harry Kane Goal Blaster which we haven't yet tried out, and I say YET!! as my boys have defiantly set their sights on it and it's their next must have. Check out vividtoysandgames - Harry Kane for more information on all of the soccer skills products.

Hartley’s Mixed Berry Glitter Jelly


There's nothing quite like a wibbly wobbly jelly for dessert, so imagine our delighted we learnt that
Hartley’s has an amazing new jelly full of sparkle. Hartley's Glitter Jelly is a cool new way to add sparkle to your dessert and perfect for celebrations.


We were really excited when we received a cool package of Hartley's Glitter Jelly and couldn't wait to make it, We followed the simple instructions on the pack and let the jelly set for a few hours.


We were left with this stunning looking jelly, it has amazing wobbliness, full of glittery sparkle, we couldn't wait to get stuck in.


Hartley's Glitter Jelly Mixed Berry Glitter Jelly not only looks amazing but it tastes delicious too.


Hartley's Glitter Jelly comes in three tasty flavours Raspberry, Strawberry and the delicious Mixed Berry and is suitable for vegetarians. We can't wait to test out the other flavours. Hartley's Glitter Jelly is available to buy from all good supermarkets for £0.70p, if you would like the Mixed Berry Glitter Jelly then head to Morrisons.


Total Action Football


The boys are huge football fans  to celebrate Euro 2016 we are excited to try Total Action Football game from John Adams. Total Action Football is a cool table top football game where you can reenact your very own favorite football matches. It didn't take too long to put the game together, we simply linked together the barriers and added the cloth pitch and we were surprised how easy it was and how wonderfully big it was on completion.


The boys couldn't wait to put their skills to the test, Its great that each player has a magnetic action which allows you to pass and skill the magnetic ball around the pitch to other players, the diving goalkeepers are easy to maneuver as are the players, the power strikers are really cool as you can twist them and they will release a power strike, the game is fun and easy to play, the cool kick off action is great. The boys loved playing Total Action Football its a fun game with lintless possibilities. 


I loved the fact the game is easy to store you simply just take it apart which is a great space saver. We played the game both on the carpet and the table and defiantly recommend playing on hard service for more power and action moves. We love Toal Action Football and are looking forward to challenging each other to knock out matches, Each game of Toal Action Football comes with!!!

With 10 players included with magnetic action .
2 Diving Keepers
2 Power Strikers
1 Playing Mat Pitch
2 Goals
Barriers
4 Corner Flags
2 Magnetic Footballs
Game instructions and Stickers

Total Action Football is great for two to four players aged 6 and over and its RRP price is £24,99 from all good toy superstores.

Win: Wet Head Water Roulette Game from Zing


I'm delighted to offer my readers the chance to WIN a cool Wet Head the water roulette game worth £19.99, This game is perfect for summer with all you friends and family, Wet Head  is a nerve-racking quiz or truth and dare game but beware the loser will get soaked. Wet Head has been breaking the Internet with leading YouTubers’ taking the Wet Head Challenge, the new Wet Head game is the most fun you can have this summer.



Take your chances with Zing’s all new cool water roulette game, Wet Head! Simply get together some friends, fill the Wet Head with water, strap yourself in and give it a spin.


Players have the option to play with the included spinner or download the free Wet Head Challenge app where you can ask each other trivia questions. But beware you might get soaked!


The Wet Head Challenge app, available on iOS and Android, includes fun trivia questions and a special recording feature. The record feature allows players to capture every drenching moment and share their videos on YouTube or social media. Use #WetHeadChallenge to join in on the splash of fun and to see what others are posting! Will you be the next Wet Head?


Wet Head comes with one hat, eight pins and a spinner. It is available to buy now for £19.99 rrp and is suitable for ages 4 and over. Here is more Information on the Wet Head Challenge 

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PhotoBox puts Dad back in the frame: WIN a slot at the PhotoBox Kids Photo Studio


PhotoBox has conducted some amazing research recently and discovered that Dads are not in enough family pictures, mainly because they are always the ones behind the camera, taking the pictures. To help put the focus back on Dad ahead of Father’s Day, PhotoBox has opened a photo studio entirely run by children, in a bid to encourage parents to feel more comfortable about letting their kids be the photographers.


In a bid to put Dad back in the frame this Father’s Day PhotoBox is opening a photo studio run entirely by kids for one day only; everyone has the chance to take part. For a chance to win a free session at the PhotoBox Kids’ Photo Studio on Saturday 25th June, enter the #FocusOnDad competition at  www.photobox.co.uk/focusondad. We were challenged to create our very own version of the Kids photo studio at home, and as the boys love taking picture it would have been great challenge, but unfortunately their Dad is on night shifts and we currently don't have the opportunity or time to take part this time, But we were lucky enough to share some of Photobox's pictures from a recent photo studio session, it defiantly looks like they had great fun.




58% of the nation’s families admit that Dad’s love of photography and passion for gadgets makes him the go-to member of the clan to pick up the camera.  Two-thirds (68%) of the UK parents surveyed admitted Dad takes the majority of family photos because Mum prefers it.  His efforts don’t go unnoticed, as more than half (56%) of those surveyed think his photos are much better than Mum’s.


When it comes to family photos, as expected kids are always stealing the show from Dad:
*Over half (51%) of parents agree one of the top reasons Dad is always behind the camera is so he *can capture all the children’s best moments
*Half (47%) of photos on display in the home feature the kids and neither parent
*Mum prefers Dad taking the family photos (68%)
*Two-thirds of Dads believe they’re better at taking photos than Mum (61%)
*A third of Dads admit trying to avoid family photos altogether (34%)



Professional Photography tips.

Professional photographer and father-of-three Darren Coleshill of  Photalife shares his own top tips for parents:

1. Pick the right camera From experience, picking the right camera is key - there’s really no point in getting them an expensive all singing all dancing camera, but equally a disposable camera isn’t right for them either.
A simple basic camera with a zoom and importantly a screen is perfect. Even a phone with a camera is fine. Children need to see what they have taken a photo of and this needs to be instant, not a few days later!
2. Holding the camera Before you get them to snap away show them how to hold the camera. If they are using a phone then showing them a grip where they hold it in each corner is normally good. Show them what happens if fingers are in front of the lens. No one enjoys looking through photos where little fingers are in the way. Show them beforehand so they won’t get disappointed when you look back at the photos later.
3. Setting up the photo When getting children interested in taking photos don’t bombard them with too much information. The best way to start is to tell them to start by getting everything in the canter then they won’t go too far wrong. This is where having a screen is ideal as they can see exactly what they’re taking a photo of.
4. Experiment  The beauty of digital photos and smartphones is that you can take endless amounts of photos and it doesn’t matter. If they get a disposable camera then it’s limited to 24 or 36, which is no good. My tip would be to give them a camera on a day out and just let them snap away. You can then look back over them together and pick out their favourites, or work on different ways they can improve.
5. Get Up Close On most cameras there will be some form of zoom, but also explain to them that if something looks too far away then move up to the subject so more of the point of interest is in the photo. This may be easier said then done, but let them find out what they like and what works best for them.
6. Focus on Interesting Things Why are they taking that photo? Once they’ve got the basics of actually taking a photo get them to take photos of interest. What catches their eye? If it was an animal or person get them to focus on that and fill the photo with the thing they found interesting.


How to win a slot at the PhotoBox Kids’ Photo Studio
For a chance to win a free session at the PhotoBox Kids’ Photo Studio on Saturday 25th June, along with thoughtful PhotoBox photo gifts of Dad, enter the #FocusOnDad competition at www.photobox.co.uk/focusondad

You can also tell PhotoBox why the special Dad in your life deserves a treat by using #FocusOnDad on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook.

Our Wild Adventure: Chessington World Of Adventures


I have many fond memories of visiting Chessington World Of Adventures when I was younger, So it was great to finally take my own children and let them experience a day of fun and adventure for themselves.


Our journey to Chessington was simple we got on the train from London Waterloo and traveled the 30-minute journey to Chessington South and then from there its a 10-minute walk to Chessington World Of Adventure. The kids were super excited and had already planned out their day by choosing which rides they wanted to go on first.


As soon as we arrived you could feel the excitement and the buzz in the air the weather was great and we were really looking forward to our day ahead. On arrival, we were given a map to help us navigate around we had managed to arrive just before the park opened as we wanted to make the most of our day. Here are just a few highlights of our day!


We headed straight to Transylvania to the Vampire ride Chessington's swinging roller coaster, the kids were a little nervous as we the watched the ride swoop and swing above our heads through the trees, Luckily we only waited for 15 minutes to get on which was great, we loved every minute of the ride and the boys were glad they had got on. This has to be one of my favorite rides, defiantly a ride for those who like an adventure.


After the adventure of the Vampire Ride, we opted for something a little more gentle and headed to Bubbleworks, Bubbleworks is a dark water ride the kids loved this especially as we got slightly wet as we passed through fountains.


On our journey between each ride, there were lots delicious snack shops which offered a host of food, and drinks which kept us refreshed and energised during our day.


Myself and my eldest sons favorite ride was Zufari and although we waited for 40 minutes it was most defiantly worth it, Zufari took us on a journey into Africa the off-road safari trail gave us the chance to be up and close to some of the world's most amazing animals, it was awesome to be so close.


Overall we managed to get on eleven rides and although we were all exhausted, we had such an amazing time and cannot wait to go back again and explore the other rides and areas we didn't get the chance to see.

  

Chessington World Of Adventures is a fun day out for the whole family and defiantly has something for everyone, Its worth checking height restrictions before queueing up for a rides as we did notice that some people hadn't and were turned away, We checked height restrictions at home using the Chessington mobile phone App as we wanted to save time and any disappointments, it also made it easier to plan our day, the app has lots of information you will need from rides and what you can expect,as well as queuing times, along with a location map which is really useful.


Thank you Chessington World Of Adventures for a wild day, we have so many amazing memories we cannot wait to come back and make more.

  

Chessington has a host of adventures from Over 40 rides and attractions, Chessington Zoo & SEA LIFE centre, Live Shows & Events as well as Two Resort Hotels and Glamping, Prices start from as little as £27.60 if you book online. For more information check out www.chessington.com


Celebrating Top Cat Movie at Lady Dinah’s Cat Emporium


We were super excited to be invited to Lady Dinah’s Cat Emporium, the first ever cat café in the heart of London's  east end to celebrate the release of the movie Top Cat which was released on the 27th May.



Everyone's favourite feline star is back, as Top Cat, or T.C. to his furry friends, embarks on a brand new feature length, animated adventure! Poor, lonely and living on the streets, Top Cat is one sad cat, until a chance meeting with Benny, a naive and good-hearted cat looking for adventure. The pair quickly become best buddies - and partners in crime - pick pocketing their way out of poverty and quickly believing they are the real cats' whiskers!



Along the way, our heroes meet fellow alley cats Choo Choo, Fancy-Fancy and Brain, and together they're a formidable bunch. However, when Mr. Big catches up with them and captures Top Cat, can his new friends save the day?



We had an amazing time at Lady Dinah’s Cat Emporium it was defiantly an amazing experince the cakes were delicious and I adored the hot chocolate, We also enjoyed the company of so many beautiful cats.

  

After such a wonderful afternoon we certainly cannot wait to watch the Top Cat movie and pay another visit to the cat café.


For more information on Top Cat check out Warner Bros and for information on Londons Cat café check out lady Dinahs Cat Emporium.