Wednesday, 29 June 2016

Go Jetters Magazine

Our children love to watch a bit of television and they have some favourite shows, we don't mind them watching some educational shows and believe it helps strengthen learning. Mr C has always enjoyed watching Go Jetters on CBeebies, so he is excited to be reviewing their new magazine.
Go Jetters is great for little ones to learn about geography, new places and famous landmarks. If you have an explorer then they will love it too as the Go Jetters go to all different parts of the world and they can learn about it along the way.
The magazine encourages your child's imagination, problem-solving skills and they get to be part of the Go Jetters Academy. It enables them to learn about geography in a fun way and if it's fun then it tends to stick and create a memory. It will encourage them to ask questions and thanks to Grandmaster Glitch there is plenty of fun and laughs as well.
The magazine has puzzle pages, colouring pages, posters, reward chart and the first issue has a fab Vroomster launcher and Xuli figure, each issue has a different toy so you can complete the collection.
This issue also has the Funky Ubercorn workbook in which Mr C really enjoyed filling in. It was a perfect stop gap between reading the story pages and the colouring in. I don't mind paying for a magazine that has an educational influence in it.
As standard with most children's magazines, there are lots of stickers included that have to be placed on certain pages of the magazine. The sticker sheet is handily numbered telling you where in the magazine each sticker needs to go. Mr C doesn't look at the guide though he likes to discover for himself.
We love the Go Jetters magazine and are looking forward to receiving the next issue in the post. You can get your copy today at your local newsagents priced at £2.99, but be quick they are sure to sell fast.
Thanks For Reading
Mandy
*We were sent the magazine and a subscription in exchange for our honest opinion.

Friday, 24 June 2016

Grill Sergeant BBQ Review & Giveaway

Now the summer has finally arrived it's the opportunity to get out in the garden more. We love to have a bbq but the idea of having a large one in the garden isn't good for us. The children like to roam free and I just know they would mess with it if we left it there.
The guys over at Paladone have sent me a great little Grill Sargeant BBQ for review, it's a nifty little portable bbq that we can stash in the shed when we are done.
The bbq has a funky army like design and I love the cool shades and moustache! The bbq does need building when you unbox it, but it's very simple. You just have to attach the 3 legs, carry handle, vents and locking clips onto the side of the bbq.
The inside of the bbq has a silver tub that you put your coal inside, I really like this feature because it means we can take it out and put the bbq out of sight to cool down totally. The 3 clips are there to secure the lid on top of the bbq, once closed you can carry the bbq by the handle on top.
The grill area is big enough for 4 burgers and about 4 sausages, so it's perfect for camping trips and days out. It's small enough to put in your car and take along with you and thanks to the removable bowl and grill it's easy to keep really clean.
You can just set it up on the floor like we have, or if you have a  built up brick area you can pop it on top of that. We have used ours twice already. We love it because it's such a great size for a cheeky bbq when the kids are in bed!
You can see this and all the other great things Paladone have on offer via the link above. If you would love to win a Grill Sergeant of your own then check out the giveaway below, just read the terms and conditions before entering.
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GlassesShop Review & Discount Code

I am supposed to wear my glasses all the time and my eyes have been compensating for it, but now I am older my eyes are really starting to hurt from straining all the time. There is a huge range of eyeglasses online now at much better prices than in stores, GlassesShop offered to send me a pair of glasses and a pair of sunglasses to review.
First up are my actual glasses, I went for the Hedda rectangle frame at $39.99, which are a lovely red tortoise shell frame. They are a lot like my old glasses but a thinner looking frame, which doesn't look as chunky on my face.
The glasses took just short of 3 weeks to arrive, as they are shipped internationally, the came well packaged in a solid plastic case, so they are well protected in transit.
I love the glasses they are really sturdy and the arms fit on my head comfortable and don't hurt my ears. The full frame is about 5 inches wide and the lenses are 1.3 inches deep. The frame is suitable for single vision, bifocal and varifocal lenses.
Next up are my prescription sunglasses which took me slightly longer to choose because there were so many pairs to choose from. I opted for the Pearl Square in burgundy priced at $45.95.
They came in a lovely designed medium shelled case and as with the glasses, the sunglasses come with a complimentary cleaning cloth.
I love the design on the arms of the sunglasses it gives them a really girly look. The burgundy frames really go with my hair and they will be perfect for my holidays in September. The frames are larger than my reading glasses, but I like a big frame to protect my eyes. These frames are only suitable for single vision lenses, so no bifocal or multi-vision lenses.
I think they look quite good on me, and hopefully by September my hamster cheeks will have gone down a bit more and they won't perch on my cheeks! I love both my new pairs of glasses and they are great quality, combined they cost about £57 so they are an absolute bargain. I also didn't mind the 3-week wait and would happily keep using them. Make sure you go over and take a look and use the discount code GSHOT50  for a massive 50% discount.
Thanks For Reading
Mandy