Friday, 16 December 2016

Fireworks Saftey For New Year

The team over at NCC Home Learning have created a fun quiz all about firework safety, with New Years Eve just around the corner there will no doubt be a few fireworks about. Go over and check it out an see how up to date your fire safety skills are.
I only got 4 out of 8! So I  clearly need a lot more practice! Its really important to take care when setting off fireworks, lets face it our A and E departments are full enough of Christmas and New Year without being filled with people who have preventable injuries.

Thursday, 1 December 2016

Dinotrux Toys For Christmas

We had a  lovely delivery over the weekend of some fab Dinotrux toys, it is a show that some of your children will be familiar with. It's new to Mr C and now he's been introduced he loves it, so he is going to love playing with these toys. They would make the perfect gift this Christmas time.
Smash, swing, and chomp your way to a ferociously fun time with the half-dinosaur, half-construction creatures from Dinotrux! There are 3 in the collection and we got Ty Rux. All characters in this collection come in mid-sized scale for a look that's robust and ready to rumble. Each character vehicle comes ready to rumble with rolling wheels, pull back motor and unique movements that show off his truck-ability and personality. Everyone will love the tail-smashing, jaw-closing, and mouth chomping action! Collect them all to build out the prehistoric, adrenaline-filled world of dinotrux! The Dinotrux hero assortment are available exclusively from Argos for £14.99.
Have a ferociously fun time with the half-dinosaur, half-construction vehicle creatures from Dinotrux! These favourite characters come in large-scale so fans can act out the most heavy-duty missions from the show. Kid-powered motion activates sounds, phrases and movements unique to the character's personality. Rolling wheels allow easy push-around play. Moving them up, down, backwards or forward will prompt unique and iconic sounds and phrases from each character! This toy is only suitable for ages 3 and over due to the small parts. I love how bright and colourful he is and his pull out tongue is a tape measure! Revvit is available from Smyths, Toys R Us and Argos priced at £29.99.
Have a ferociously fun time with this Dinotrux play set that offers tons of activity and action! Featuring a large-scale Skya from the Mechazoic Era (the kind-hearted crane-like half-dinosaur, half-construction vehicle) and an included die-cast Revvit Reptool for fun right out of the box! Six points on the set feature kid-powered mechanisms to activate vehicle motion on the track, send Reptools to different levels or aim for Scraptor targets. Six points on the set feature kid-powered mechanisms to activate vehicle motion on the track, send reptools to different levels or aim for scraptor targets. Lift skya's tail to move the massive body and send revvit rolling onto the path you choose; switch it up by manually setting a platform at different levels; place the two included scraptor figures on the track and aim to knock them down. Manually activate skya's up, down and side-to-side motion to send reptool vehicles down the track by moving the tail. Adjust the platform height to different levels sending the reptools high or low! This fab playset retails at £29.99 and includes two scraptor figures to use as targets on the track and one revvit die-cast vehicle. It also comes with hex key activation points to manipulate and assemble skya for dinotrux-style fun!

They all look fab don't they! I'm sure they will be must have this Christmas. Check out our Youtube channel for a video and keep your eyes on our social media for us playing with them and hear what we think! In the meantime check out http://www.dreamworkstv.com/shows/dinotrux/ for lots of Dinotrux fun.

Thanks For Reading
Mandy

Tuesday, 22 November 2016

Gtech Air Ram MK2 K9 Review

I'm a bit OCD when it comes to ridding the house of dust and dirt, it's always an uphill battle with 4 children. Then 6 months ago we added a puppy to the mix!! Honey is a pug cross shitzu, a pugzu and she is hairy! She has since added to my cleaning nightmares, I have the Gtech Multi which is perfect for the stairs and small clean ups, but thanks to Honeys fur we are now needing to hoover the laminate daily too.
A 4x4 upgrade of the original AirRam, the AirRam K9 is extra tough. Designed not only for great cleaning performance but to handle even the most stubborn challenges left behind by your four legged friends. It comes dismantled in the box but is easily put together in 3 simple clicks.
The K9 is strengthened by aluminium components, so even tougher to resist the wear and tear caused by even the toughest cleaning environments. I am terrible for bumping my vacuum into doors and skirting boards. The lightweight design allows you to glide around your home, steering easily from left to right.
The AirRam weighs just 3.5kg. That’s half the weight of many mains powered upright vacuums, making AirRam easy to lift and carry up stairs. All the power comes from a professional-grade 22V Lithium-ion battery. Its energy efficient design means you can clean your home twice on one 4-hour charge, running for up to 40 minutes. You can also give a 1-hour short charge which will deliver a burst of additional run time. The 4 stage LED display indicates how much charge is left in the battery and is really handy for knowing how much time you have left.
The AirRam K9 has refillable floral scented tabs that fit into the filter, to leave rooms smelling clean and fresh.A fresh filter comes pre-installed and you get a handy box of refills as well as a roller foam refill. These both sit inside the dirt collection box on the front of the vacuum. The dirt collection system in the new AirRam K9 has been redesigned, making it easier to empty with even less mess. The dirt is compressed into a capsule in the head of the vacuum, which gives more dirt storage capacity and means you can cleanly eject the tubular dirt bale straight into the bin with a satisfying slide of the ejector arm. I love this feature, no more tapping your dirt box on the side of the bin to empty out the dirt.
I also like the fact the brush head is completely removable with the push of a button. You can slide out the brush and there are bevelled edges right through the brush. This allows you to run a pair of scissors through and get the tangled hair out easily! The rubber bumpers on the front are really good to for filtering big pieces of dirt out of the way.
The K9 Move effortlessly from carpet to hard floors and back again, with no settings to change. The AirRam has an ultra-low profile, allowing you to reach under chairs and tables, so it's great for getting around and under all your furniture . In addition to the cordless technology it, means no more fighting with snagged cords or plug sockets. I think the only think that would make this machine even better for me would be to have a charging doc that you stand the machine on to charge, rather than a pin plug to plug into the battery compartment. But that is a really minor thing, it's not too harsh having to bend down to plug into charge, so I can live with it. I love everything else about it and it's the perfect companion for the fight against our fur monster Honey. You can buy the Gtech Air Ram MK2 K9 direct from the Gtech Website for £249, or you can get the combo offer for £349 and add the Multi K9 to your basket too.
Thanks For Reading
Mandy
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