Trolls Review and Competition

trolls review

To celebrate the cinematic release of TROLLS, the happiest and most joyous adventure from DreamWorks Animation featuring the vocal talents of Justin Timberlake and Anna Kendrick, I’m offering YOU the chance to WIN 1 of 3 Trolls Goody Bags!

Three lucky winners will receive magnets, a keychain, an activity pack, a yo-yo, a stationary set and more!

trolls goody bag

But first of all, what did we think of Dreamworks’ Trolls?

We attended a preview of the movie at the Imax cinema in Leicester Square. There’s been a lot of excitement surrounding the release… I know my children have been talking about it for a while. It seems to have been a long wait!

In the foyer of the Imax, the characters from the film were out in force!

trolls premiere

My boys love the Imax cinema and couldn’t wait for the film to start!

So the first thing I have to say about the film is COLOUR! The film is spectacularly bright and amazingly colouful! It’s an animated, musical, magical adventure as the happiest creatures ever must embark on a rescue mission. A mission that will take them far beyond their world of rainbows and cupcakes, to rescue some of their friends who have been kidnapped by the miserable Bergens!

Lots of big stars in the cast including Anna Kendrix and Justin Timberlake, who’s number 1 smash hit “Can’t Stop The Feeling” is taken from this movie! Others include James Corden, Gwen Stefani, Russell Brand and Zoey Deschanel.

There are lots of fab disco singalong songs peppered throughout which we all loved, as well as being packed with jokes.

Trolls is a definite feel good movie…. I felt like I was sitting there with a big grin on my face most of the time! A great family movie that will leave you feeling all warm and fuzzy inside :)

trolls review

To be in with a chance of winning one of my 3 Trolls merchandise Goody Bags… Watch the trailer and then answer the question below in the Gleam widget…


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See it in cinemas Friday!


Competition will open at 12am 18th October 2016. Competition will close at Midnight on 17th November 2016 and entries sent after the closing date will not be considered. Entrants must be over the age of 13. Competition is open to UK residents only.
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AEG T88595IS Heat Pump Tumble Dryer Review


I have to admit to being a bit late to the party where tumble dryers are concerned.

I’ve actually only had one for the last couple of years and even now, my current one (the only one I’ve ever owned) was a hand-me-down from a friend who bought a new one. She would continually remind me how essential a tumble dryer was and couldn’t understand why I never had the desire to purchase one!

Now that I have one of course, I can kind of see what she means. It’s peace of mind knowing that if I do have to wash clothes at the last minute…. having a teenager ensures this happens rather more frequently than it should…. I can get them dry!

I also love the fact that some clothes don’t need ironing if they’ve been in the dryer. This was an amazing revelation! And of course, items like towels came out all soft and fluffy!

But I still don’t feel as if I use it as much as other people do… I’m a bit like an older person with technology…. I haven’t quite got my head around the whole thing yet. I still like to peg my washing out on the line and only really use the dyer to ‘finish it off’ or when it’s absolutely necessary!

My lack of interest could be due to the fact that my current tumble dryer is literally ANCIENT and it only has two settings… hot and hotter! I’ve no idea how long to put clothes in for, it’s all guesswork. Suffice to say I’ve left items in for too long and ended up shrinking them. Not good!

I would also never take my washing out of the washing machine and put it straight into the dryer. I’m too worried that I would ruin the clothes (from experience) and I’ve always been concerned about the energy thing. It takes absolutely ages to dry straight from the wash!

Bearing all this in mind, you can imagine my sheer joy at being picked to review a brand new, AEG T88595IS Heat Pump Tumble Dryer worth a whopping £849! This is obviously a high end machine so I was really hoping that it would convert me into a regular dryer user. That I would finally see what all the fuss is about and I could incorporate the dryer fully into my daily laundry routine, creating a more efficient process to get through my constant mountain of washing!


When the machine arrived I was a bit too ridiculously excited than I should really admit to! My OH installed it into the utility room.

There is literally SO MUCH functionality on this new machine… it’s like a supersonic spacecraft compared with my old one!

Here’s a list of features…

  • 9kg Heat pump condenser dryer
  • Delay start option
  • Time controlled drying
  • LogiControl touch LCD
  • ProTex soft drum
  • Sensor dryer saving upto 50% in energy used
  • Extra long anti-crease option
  • Cotton programmes
  • Synthetics programmes
  • Wool care programme
  • Easy iron programme
  • Bed linen programme
  • ProSteam technology
  • OptiSense saves time and energy, and prevents over-drying
  • A++ energy efficiency class

The first thing I noticed about the AEG T88595IS Heat Pump Tumble Dryer was the huge door and drum! I could put a whole load in this one to dry at once if I wanted, reducing the amount of cycles needed, thus saving energy. It even has a bright light inside, so you’re not digging away trying to locate a particular item by just touch alone!


I also love the LED display… lots of information clearly showing exactly what’s happening.


The other features that caught my attention were OptiSense, which adjusts the energy and cycle according to the load and prevents over-drying… this should ensure I won’t shrink clothes ever again (fingers crossed!). The ProSteam function… which makes use of steam technology to refresh and de-wrinkle all your clothes, even delicates and dry-clean-only garments.. how cool is that? You can now put DRY clothes into the dryer to simply freshen them up and decrease! Ditch that Iron! And the A++ energy efficiency class.. this will please my Other Half who liked to have a moan when my old dryer had been on for any length of time!

I have used my new tumble dryer a number of times now and I am loving it. I can even say that I trust it to look after my family’s clothes enough to put washing straight in from my washing machine! Being able to do this means that I’m clearing my washing baskets so much faster than before.

The price tag is relatively high but the amount of money that will be saved on energy bills is going to be significant. I have often whacked the heating on just to dry clothes in the past so to think I can dry quite a few loads of washing in my new dryer now in a fraction of the time is wonderful! The state of the art Heat Pump technology is the most efficient way on the market to dry clothes.

It really dries in super fast time. No more than half an hour for heavy items like tracksuits… my old dryer would’ve taken at least double that time. It’s quite unbelievable!

The dials are simple to use, everything is easy to read and obvious. It has a time delay feature so you can make use of the lower energy rates during the night and it’s just so super efficient.

This tumble dryer is absolutely perfect for any family’s needs. I know it’s going to make a big difference in my household.

I’m over the moon with it.

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Kidtropolis comes to London

Kidtropolis London

Half term is nearly upon us. Have you got lots of things planned to do with the kids? Or do you prefer to kick back and relax?

I personally like to get a mix of both. I love a lazy day at home more than anything but my children now tend to gravitate towards either playing on one of their devices, or wanting to watch TV. Although I don’t mind this for a while, it bugs me because they can be quite obsessive! Having a few days where I know for sure we will be out doing something fun or interesting is imperative for me. Then I’m not AS bothered about device days!

If like me, you want to get a few things penciled in, and you live near London (or don’t mind a bit of a journey) then why not check out KIDTROPOLIS!

Full of awesome fun, interactive challenges and exciting new experiences, this brand new family event, is coming to ExCeL London this October Half Term on 25th, 26th and 27th October and is the perfect fun-filled experience for families with children aged 12 and under– all for the amazing price of just £13.50!

Your all-inclusive ticket includes admission to all activities, live shows and entertainment.

You can:

Learn free running with Parkour Generations

Opportunity to meet mega YouTuber kid gamesmaster EthanGamerTV (Wednesday 26th)

Meet the Optimus Prime big rig and play with TRANSFORMERS

Chance to meet hit YouTuber Tiana from Toys AndMe who will reveal the top 20 Toys as voted by children (Tuesday 25th)

Break Records with Guinness World Records Live!

Try your skills with Nerf Tri-strike, Zombie Strike and the Vault

Catch up with the Gorgeous Movies YouTube Family (Thursday 27th)

Explore Equestria on the My Little Pony pink double decker bus

Run the enourmous Boot Camp Challenge inflatable assault course

Meet the stars of the Angry Birds Movie

Reach the stars on Spring Free Trampolines

Race Scalextric ARC AIR

Build with Magformers

Take the challenge on the 40 player Minecraft hub

Swim with a Virtual Reality whale!

Jump on the double-decker Gamers Bus

Go crazy in the Gaming Marquee

Meet the team at Fun Kids Radio broadcasting live on site from their Radio bus

See the Awards with the Top 20 toys as voted for by children

Meet a host of costumed characters

Get creative with the Play-Doh workshop

Play with Playmobil

Talk turtles with the Marine Conservation Society

Take to the 8.5m inflatable Helter-Skelter

Plus a whole lot more from Star MonstersDobble, AzoomeeReach Robotics, BopIt, Big Potato, OK play, Spiral Game, Esdevium’s TimelineCortex Play, Gigi Bloks, Playcolor, PopJam, Retro Gaming Marquee, Face painting, Kidesign, Balloon Besties, SAM LABS, Geomag, 8.5m inflatable Helter-Skelter, BigJigs RailVirtual rock-pooling, Seashore touch table and Super 11.

On top of all of this, there will be live shows and entertainment throughout, including ‘Remix the Room’ Created by No. 1 co-remixer of Lady Gaga and Rihanna, and the Bopniks. With further top secret announcements still to come, Kidtropolis is 2016’s not-to-be-missed family event.

We have tickets already so we will definitely be visiting… my kids are all very excited! There’s so many amazing companies exhibiting and of course there’s all the YouTube guys that kids seem to go crazy over! We as parents have no clue… but rattle some of these names off to your kids and I bet they will know them. Mine did!

Kidtropolis sounds awesome… something completely new and different. We can’t wait!

For further information and to book tickets, please visit

Fun at The Marvel Universe Live show

Marvel Universe Live Cast

The Marvel Universe Live show soared into the UK in spectacular fashion and blew the socks off the venue in which it was shown!

Kicking off in Nottingham for it’s official launch, the crowds loved it! Next stop was London and the O2, which is where we caught it!

Press night was a Friday so it was a mad rush after school to get to the O2! It was the day after the massive thunder storms that hit the South East and there was severe disruption on the trains! We managed to get there though.. just in time!

We grabbed our seats as the O2 started to fill up… three very excited kids, glow necklace in place, ready for the action!

The lights went down and then the show started! It was incredibly loud from the outset, with Thor booming onto the stage in a cloud of smoke!

I loved the fact that there was a proper story line to follow and the show wasn’t just made up of appearances from the Superheroes and stunts! An original comic strip adventure, there is a battle over the Cosmic Cube, the source of ultimate power and one of the most feared and coveted treasures in the Marvel Universe. The Cosmic Cube has been shattered into pieces by the Mighty Thor in order to prevent it from falling into the wrong hands. Marvel’s Super Heroes must band together and trek across the globe to retrieve the fractals and unite them.

What struck me initially were the out of this world special effects! The big screens at one end took us all on a flight through the windows of some kind of superhero jet plane! They also provided a backdrop for many amazing scenes!

marvel universe live

marvel universe live

marvel universe live

The show was utterly thrilling to watch! It was stunt after stunt in varying forms…. there were actual cars bombing about the arena, fantastic motorcycle scenes and explosions with real fire!

marvel universe live

marvel universe live

marvel universe live

What struck me initially were the special effects! The big screens at one end took us all on a flight through the windows of some kind of superhero jet plane! They also provided a backdrop for many amazing scenes!

It was exciting meeting the various characters as the story unfolded. We had to keep our eyes peeled as the Superheroes appeared from all directions… even from way up high! But that’s to be expected I guess from the likes of Spiderman!

marvel universe live

marvel universe live

marvel universe live

marvel universe live

It was like being in the middle of an epic superhero movie from start to finish! It was spectacular, I think that’s the only way to describe it!

My boys couldn’t quite believe what they were seeing.

marvel universe live

Once they relaxed (and got over the enormous BANG at the start which startled them!) my boys loved it. I could see they were following everything that was going on and enjoyed pointing at the superheroes they recognised as they came out… this got them very excited! I think you can guess who H’s favourite is!

marvel universe live

We didn’t want the show to end even though we were all very tired at the evening performance! The boys were buzzing afterwards! I’m so glad we went to see it. It’s definitely one not to be missed for any fans of the Marvel comics, films and characters. A great family show!

After the O2 the tour has taken a break but will return to the UK in December in Birmingham, before continuing into 2017 with dates in Belfast, Manchester, Sheffield and Glasgow!

You can see dates and book your Marvel Universe Live tickets here.


The trailer

Win Tickets to Fright Night at Thorpe Park

Well it’s soon to be THAT time of year again. Yes, Fright Nights at Thorpe Park are back and I am giving away FOUR Tickets to one lucky winner to experience the madness!

Being a Thorpe Park Ambassador this year, it’s been absolutely brilliant to have visited quite a few times already. I’ve been with just Teen and his Girlfriend… where we’ve been able to really hit the amazing coasters in quick succession, and I’ve also been a few times with the younger kids too, where we’ve taken things slowly, played on the beach and generally enjoyed the other aspects of Thorpe Park! Each time has been great fun!

Fright Night’s at Thorpe Park are definitely one of the highlights of the calendar, especially for my Teen. He LOVES them and we’ve just received our official invite for the Press Night in just under two weeks time! We can’t wait!

For anyone who hasn’t experienced a Fright Night and wants to know a bit more about it… It’s a series of dates throughout the month of October where Thorpe Park pays homage to Halloween. The park is open as usual but stays open late, till about 10pm. Twelve whole hours! Everything is pretty normal until around 4pm when it starts to go dark, then the transformation begins!

A few actors are hired to mingle with the crowd in all forms of Halloween dress. As do many of the employees. This starts giving the place a bit of an eerie feel! You do find that visitors join in and go in Halloween costumes too. It’s not compulsory though and the majority of people don’t dress up.

All the rides stay open untill 10pm and it’s a lot of fun riding them in the dark.. that’s definitely something to experience in itself!

Then there are the Horror Mazes. If you’ve been to Thorpe Park before, you may have been in the SAW Alive horror maze. That’s open all year round and will give you an idea of what to expect. If you haven’t been in that… the different mazes are normally themed to reflect horror movies. They’re in darkness apart from flashing intermittent strobe lighting which reveal pretty gruesome scenes. You go in in small groups and walk through various rooms/scenes before finding the exit. There are actors inside who will jump out and probably grab at you along the way and scare the living daylights out of you!

It’s creepy as hell but it IS fun, honestly. I usually race through (if possible), holding on tight to whoever is with me (usually Teen who doesn’t get scared ha) and scream till I’m out!

There’s usually four or five additional mazes for the Fright Night’s and the themes of these can change from year to year.

Brand new for 2016 is Platform 15: Depart on a one-way ticket and trek along the overgrown railway line, the last known route of the vanished locomotive – the notorious Sleeper Express. Don’t lose your tracks and risk disturbing the haunted souls that were once aboard, where you may just experience the same chilling fate. Can you outrun what lies at the end of the line or will your journey terminate here, at PLATFORM 15?

Sound good? Definitely going to try that one!

Also new, although it’s been at Thorpe Park before, The Blair Witch Project is back this year with brand new scenes.. Released in cinemas September 15th, experience the horror-movie game changer for yourself and venture into the black hills woods to discover the truth behind the legendary Blair Witch.

The others this year will be… The Big TopTwist your way through this scare maze set at an abandoned carnival on the island’s Amity Beach, while former entertainers of the once famous Figaro Bros. Carnival comes back to life to haunt those who dare to trespass.

Containment: In groups of ten, you’ll be locked inside one of four haunt rooms, inspired by many of the UK’s worst nightmares, and tasked with breaking the codes to make your way through to the end… all in hopes of finding the antidote to a spreading infection. Will you and your team surrender to the outbreak or have what it takes to breakout of CONTAINMENT?

Please note: Containment tickets must be purchased separately

Cabin in the Woods: Choose your own fate in an award-winning maze so disturbing and disorientating you’ll be desperate to escape. But the route to safety is never easy.

And of course… SAW Alive: A serious test of nerves with each room a disturbing scene from the shocking SAW films. Escape the puppet’s sadistic games…if you can.

Don’t forget, you don’t have to visit any of the horror mazes, you can simply enjoy Thorpe Park as you would any other day! The roller coasters and other rides are all open as usual, except they’re open later so you can enjoy the park after dark too!

NB: The Horror Mazes open at 3pm and are NOT recommended for the under 13’s due to the intensity of them.

These events are VERY popular, for good reason. It’s a great day/night out for teenagers and adults alike so if you want to be in with the chance of winning FOUR tickets…. enter my competition NOW!

It’s only open for just over two weeks so hurry….

Fill in the widget, following the instructions. The more options you fill in, the more chances you have of winning!

Best of luck!

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Mummy Endeavours – WIN 4 Tickets to Fright Night at Thorpe Park

The THORPE PARK RESORT competition with MUMMY ENDEAVOURS requires that you are deemed to have accepted these Terms and Conditions of use. The winner must be in accordance with the regulations of THORPE PARK Resort, a copy of which is displayed at the attraction or can be obtained online at Please ensure that you agree to be bound by the regulations before redeeming your prize. MUMMY ENDEAVOURS will pick the winner who will receive 4 tickets to FRIGHT NIGHTS 2016. MUMMY ENDEAVOURS will forward the competition winner’s details to THORPE PARK Resort. The prize promotion is open to all UK residents aged 18 years or over except: Any employees of the Merlin Entertainments Group or members of their immediate families; Any employees or representatives of any agencies, suppliers or third parties associated with any attractions in the Merlin Entertainments Group; or If you are not over 18 and win please ensure your parent or guardian get in touch with us to claim the prize. The winner will receive 4 tickets to THORPE PARK Resort which can be used from: 7th October 2016-31st October 2016 . Tickets allow entry into the resort for the FRIGHT NIGHTS special event. Terms and conditions apply please visit The winner will be announced by MUMMY ENDEAVOURS on their date of choice. Reasonable efforts by MUMMY ENDEAVOURS will be made to contact the winner.  If the winner cannot be contacted, or is unable to comply with these terms and conditions, MUMMY ENDEAVOURS reserves the right to offer the prize to the next eligible entrant drawn at random. The prize is not transferable to another individual and no cash or other alternatives will be offered, unless specifically agreed by THORPE PARK Resort. The prize is not valid in conjunction with any other offer, concession or online/call centre booking. THORPE PARK Resort reserves the right to substitute the prize for one of the same or greater value at any time. THORPE PARK Resort and MUMMY ENDEAVOURS will not use the winner’s details for marketing purposes unless they have opted in to receive such information. THORPE PARK Resort and MUMMY ENDEAVOURS may contact the competition winner post-visit for feedback purposes. THORPE PARK Resort and MUMMY ENDEAVOURS cannot accept any responsibility for any damage, loss, injury or disappointment suffered by the winner or as a result of accepting the prize. The winner is responsible for any expenses and arrangements not specifically included in the prize, including any necessary travel arrangements, costs, travel documentation or meals. The winner agrees to the use of their name, photograph and disclosure of county of residence and they will co-operate with any other reasonable request by THORPE PARK Resort relating to any post-winning publicity including all social channels. THORPE PARK Resort’s decision is final. No correspondence will be entered into. Merlin reserves the right to alter theses terms and conditions at any time and for any reason.

The Railway Children – A Review

When I received the invitation to see The Railway Children at The Kings Cross Theatre, I was absolutely thrilled. It has been on my must see list since it opened for this current run almost two years ago!

I remember my lovely friend Ruth from Rocknrollerbaby went to the opening night and I was very jealous! I vowed I would simply HAVE to go see it as it sounded and looked so magical!

I almost went to see it once before but didn’t fully organise it. Now I think that was fate.

Fate, because this time, one of our favourite, much loved childrens’ entertainers, Justin Fletcher had taken over as Mr Perks and we were invited to not only see the show, but to meet Justin later for tea, cakes and chat!

the railway children kings cross theatre

My children have all grown up watching Justin in various CBeebies programmes. He’s not just for the very young as one of my work colleagues thought….. because my 11 year old daughter remembers his really early shows, like Higgledy House and Tikkabilla! Justin also appeals to parents too, as he’s become such a familiar presense in so many homes, over the many years he’s worked in children’s TV.

On Saturday, we arrived at the Kings Cross Theatre, which is tucked away behind Kings Cross Station, nice and early and eager to see the show. It’s a pop up theatre which has been specially created for The Railway Children. The land it’s on actually belongs to Google who very kindly loaned it to the production team for the duration of the run.

Once inside, we were intrigued to see that the ‘foyer’ is all decorated as an old fashioned railway station, complete with luggage, signage and paraphernalia. There are two doorways which lead into the auditorium… named Platform 1 and Platform 2. These dictated which side of the stage you sat on. The stage is a long strip inbetween the two seating areas.

the railway children kings cross theatre

The staging was very clever. Featuring a real train track… a beautiful 60 tonne vintage locomotive train makes an appearance a couple of times during the show which is truly breathtaking. The rest of the time there were stage hands almost hidden underneath, moving the blocks that filled the gap in the middle of the stage… where the story telling took place.

the railway children

Before the show started, the performers all mingled in the crowd, in character and full costume. It was at this point that we first spotted Justin Fletcher! My children were so happy to see him and couldn’t take their eyes off him! He was his usual bouncy, energetic self… he even discovered a child whose birthday it was in the audience and asked the whole audience to sing happy birthday to him! It was really lovely! My kids thought this was brilliant and clapped along excitedly!

The Railway Children is a heartwarming tale centred around three privileged children who have to move from their luxurious London home with their mother to a much smaller, run down property in Yorkshire after their father is taken to prison for something he didn’t do! The three children, Bobbie, Phyllis and Peter worry and care for their mother who is devastated for a while and initially doesn’t want to reveal much of what’s going on. But they also find lots of fun in playing down near the railway station, waving to passengers on the passing trains. They make friends with the porter, Mr Perks and embark on a lovely adventure of discovery and friendship.

The children in the show are played by adults, but it works so well. They share their story of how they became the Railway Children!

The Railway Children by Kenny,             , Written by - Mike Kenny, Director - Damian Cruden, Designer - Joanna Scotcher, Lighting - Richard G Jones, King's Cross, London, Uk, 2016, Credit: Johan Persson/

The Railway Children is NOT a musical. I just thought I’d mention that because when we were on the train home, I was chatting to an older lady who said she loved the theatre but hadn’t been to see The Railway Children because she didn’t really like musicals! Of course I told her that is wasn’t and she seemed surprised!

The show is very much as the book is written.. it’s quite serious in parts and I’ve been asked if it was a bit too grown up for my 7 yr olds.. but it wasn’t at all. There were some emotional scenes (I had a little tear at the end!) but there were many fun, laugh out loud moments and all three of my children were totally drawn in and mesmerised all the way through. They thoroughly enjoyed it…. so I think it had just the right mix!

The Railway Children really is a show for all age groups. A fantastic family show and we would highly recommend it!

meeting justin fletcher at the railway children

Casting Justin in the role of Mr Perks is genius. He played the part brilliantly. Meeting him afterwards was such a treat! He was extremely warm and friendly and said he was enjoying this new challenge working in the theatre on such a high profile London show. He will only be in it until November as he then leaves to do Panto, so you need to hurry if you want to catch him as Mr Perks! I also asked him if he was still continuing on CBeebies and he said he most definitely was. He loves CBeebies and says he has no desire to leave any of that behind just yet!

He was so lovely, and even accommodated my daughters’ request for a selfie with her….

selfie with justin fletcher

We had an amazing time! The show is utterly brilliant and of course seeing Justin in it and meeting him after was an added bonus!

The Railway Children – Live on Stage must end on 8 January 2017 – to book your tickets visit BAFTA award–winning presenter, actor and voice-over artist, Justin Fletcher will transform from the much-loved children’s character Mr Tumble into the equally loved Mr Perks until 19 November 2016.

Late Summer Heatwave – My Sunday Photo 18/09/16

What a difference a few days make!

This was me in the garden on Tuesday this week! In the sweltering late Summer heat. I thought ‘sod it’, I don’t care about work/housework today, I’m going to make the most of this glorious sunshine and have a sunbathe in the garden!

I only managed a couple of hours, but feeling the hot sun on my skin for probably the last time this year, was completely heavenly!

Wednesday I managed an hour too, just while I ate my lunch and I’m so glad I did because by Friday it was stormy and thoroughly miserable!

The storms during the early hours on Friday morning and at breakfast time were really something else! Severe thunder and lightening and lashing rain from at least 4am! The rain continued on the school run with flash flooding everywhere!

I think Summer is officially over now! It was good while is lasted.

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