Tonka is now on sale in selected ASDA stores!

For almost 70 years, TONKA trucks have been the undisputed kings of the sandbox for decades. Built on the notion that “a toy shouldn’t break just because a child plays with it,” they’re strong, sturdy and long-lasting. All of my kids have had a Tonka toy to play with at some point and they always last really well. We have been sent a box containing a selection the Tonka items that are now on sale in selected ASDA stores, they aren't available online just yet!
Mr C was tasked with being our chief tester for the new Tonla toys we were sent. He was very excited to get the box opened and to see what was inside. For a closer look do check out the Youtube Unboxing Video
The range on offer is fab and ideal pocket money toys. Some of the range is as little as 99p! The most expensive being just £9.99 for the mini playset, which would make an excellent birthday gift for any parties you have coming up!
Car Crush Escape £9.99
The Tonka Mini playset is available in 2 designs, the above design is car crush escape and also blast and dash quarry. The sets come's with a tiny vehicle and accessories, they are perfect sets to extend play opportunity with the rest of the collection. 
Tonka Diecast Big Rigs £6.99
The Tonka die cast big rigs Tonka tough rig can really haul! This rig is built to last with realistic detailing that looks just like an actual big rig! The logs can be loaded and unloaded and the trailer removed from teh rig.
Tonka Diecast Monster Trucks £6.99
The Tonka Monster metal diecast collection was built for the extreme! Your favourite urban, construction, and emergency vehicles now sit atop massive, Monster wheels, perfect for crushing anything in their paths!
Tonk Tinys 3 Pack £4.99
The Tonka Tinys Three Pack comes with two on display vehicles and a third which is a surprise! Which vehicles will your kids is all part of the fun! Most kids love the surprise element so these are sure to be a hit. The vehicles are perfect for using with the playset too!
Tonka Tinys Blind Garages £1.99
Now Tonka tough kids can collect their favourite Tonka vehicles in miniature! The Tonka Tinys range is a collection of palm sizes vehicles that are perfect for small-scale adventures.
Mr C really enjoyed playing with the Tonka range, Mr D even got drawn into the play, which is highly unusual for him. They both enjoyed the mini garages, they love surprise toys. I think the range offers great value for money, they are really great quality too. I can see a lot of pocket money being spent on these in the future. The range is available in Asda stores now.
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Mandy

Mothers Day Gift Guide

Its nearly time for Mothers day, so I have been busy collection some fab items to feature in my Mothers day gift guide. I have all bases covered by the chocolate lover, the pamper queen and even the health conscious Mama. Take a look through the highlighted links take you straight to the brand's website!
For the Mama who needs to unwind (this is so me!) how about the De-Stress & Unwind gift set from Indigo HerbsThis kit is packed with all things relaxing and herbal to help you unwind - naturally. It includes Chamomile tea, and Aromatherapy blends designed to help you de-stress. A wonderful little herbal wellbeing kit with all you need to soothe, relax and really let go. In the fast pace of today’s world, everybody needs a moment to let the body have a good rest. Sometimes a little herbal help can accelerate the unknotting of stress and ease one’s being out of tension. This wellbeing kit makes a perfect gift for a friend or family member whose life might be in need of rebalancing. It has been put together with the intention of being used when all you need is to stop, drop everything and take time to nurture and restore.
My Mum has terribly dry eyes as she has an issue with her tear ducts, now this is a more unusual gift to give this Mothers day but I know its one my Mum would really appreciate. Eyelergy eye drops are specially designed to combat the symptoms of hay fever eyes and eye irritation such as dry eye or irritation caused by dust and other airborne pollutants. The drops’ protective barrier gel technology rinses and shields the eyes from allergens and irritants such as pollen, mould, dust mites, pet dander, dust and airborne pollutants. Available in packs of 20 handy-sized single-dose droppers, Eyelergy eye drops are perfect for use on the go whenever required. What’s more, because each single-use dropper is sterile, the drops contain no preservative and so can also be used by contact lens wearers
If you have got a Mum who loves healthy eating and cooking then how about these! A matching tea towel and oven glove are a fab gift. They are from The Food Nutritionist which is a fab website that offers some great services such as baby weaning classes and wellness retreats. Make sure you check out the recipes section for some fab meal ideas. You can buy the tea towel and oven glove individually or as a set for just £20.
For the Mama who cares about how she looks Curaprox has launched a new charcoal based toothpaste, Black is White which effectively yet naturally strengthens and whitens teeth. Available in a refreshing mint with citrus flavour. The pack includes a Black Is White limited edition CS 5460 ultra-soft toothbrush, helping your teeth and gums to feel amazingly clean and fresh every day. Unlike typical whitening toothpaste that contains abrasive particles and bleaching agents which erode the enamel; Black is White use activated Carbon to gently adsorb and remove stain particles that discolour teeth, without wearing enamel away, leaving you with healthy, naturally white teeth.
Now, most Mums love some chocolates and Guylian are definitely mines and my Mums favourite chocolates. The Belgian Chocolate Sea Shells are Guylian’s star product. The hazelnut praliné filling is still produced according to the unique recipe in the age-old traditional manner, a heritage of the company’s founding father Guy. The secret method of roasting and caramelizing hazelnuts gives Guylian chocolates their signature taste.
If you have a Mother that loves a bit of a pamper then how about a gorgeous pamper hamper from 7th Heaven. They have recently launched LOADS of beauty hampers, topped up with fantastic treats for your skin, hair and body. These beauty hampers won’t break the bank and are guaranteed to leave you feeling pampered and beautiful from head to toe. This basket full of goodies is only £9.99 and contains face masks, hair masks, bath bombs and a body scrubber!
The team over at beefayre offer up a fab range of gifts for the Mum in your life. The mummy bee range is beautiful. This box contains some lovely lavender & geranium lip balm, bath & body wash and a scented candle. You can buy all the items individually and choose what you fancy or go for one of the lovely gift sets. They come beautifully presented in a gift box and with a greeting card too.
From an icon of glamour and sophistication, Joan Collins has her own iconic fragrance. A reflection of her personality, I AM WOMAN has presence and the power. Also what about some luxury lipgloss, Pearl is million dollar sparkle in a lightly iridescent high shine gloss!  Pretty on its own or apply over any lipstick to give that shade a little va-va-voom!
Nibbling brings individually designed collections of teething necklaces, dummy clips and teething toys every season. Beautifully stunning on the outside, the new collection is made from untreated natural wood, which is both ethical and environmentally friendly, making it just as sensational on the inside.  Nibbling is the ultimate must-have range of teething accessories to provide that special bond between parent and child.  
Designed especially with pregnant ladies and mums in mind, Mummy Loves Organics deliciously scented candles contain no nasties, are non-toxic and burn clean due to the 100% cotton wicks. They are safe to light in the home around children and pets and are scientifically formulated so they warm to the perfect temperature to apply to the skin. When lit, they melt into a magical massage oil for an ultimate luxurious, hydrating experience, which soothes both body and mind.
Quintessentially chocolatier Elizabeth Shaw has a range of delicious treats perfect for gifting and sharing for Mother’s Day. Including their new and tempting range of biscuits in four delectable flavours, the crisp collection of chocolate boxes and moreish chocolate flutes. They are available in selected Sainsburys, Tesco, Waitrose and Ocado, with prices starting from just £1.79.
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Thanks for having a look through, do keep your eyes on this guide as I will be adding more items on the run up to Mothers Day.
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Mandy
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Stellar Electric Family Wok

My wok is my most used piece of kitchen equipment, I use it for nearly all my cooking. You just can't beat the taste of fresh food cooked over a hot wok. My current wok has seen better days from lots of use, but Stellar got in touch and asked if we would like to road test the Stellar Electric Family wok.
The New Stellar Electric  Family wok SEA37 is perfect for entertaining or for use in the kitchen. With its generous 35cm diameter, it’s easy to achieve perfect stir-fry results to feed the family. The wok has a PFOA Free non-stick to ensure that the clean up is easy and hassle-free, and it has large carrying handles so you can simply detach power cord and serve straight to the table.

The Stellar Electric Wok is highly efficient, there is variable heat temperatures from level 1= 90°C to level 5 190 °C and the body of the pan responds instantly to the heat selection by heating up and cooling down rapidly. It can achieve the high temperatures associated with traditional Wok Cooking. It sounds just fab, the main draw for me is the ability to take the wok to the table and place it down. My table is full of marks from having a hot wok placed down on it. This electric wok is on a raised platform that doesn't get hot. You simply take out the power cable and it can be carried through to the table.
The other big draw for me is the non-stick element, I don't like to use any oils in my cooking, so the claim of being non-stick was really going to be put to the test. I started with the wok on number 2 as it started to heat up instantly. The chicken was cooked in just a few minutes, I wasreally impressed and even more so at the fact that it wasn't sticking to the bottom of the wok.
The going was good, so I added the veggies and my fajita mix. It's at this point that in my usual wok things would start to get a bit smokey and the mixture would start to stick to the bottom of the wok. I am really pleased to say the Stellar did the job and it truly is non-stick even without oil. 
The chicken didn't dry out either which is great and the fajita powder tasted so good. I like the option of turning it down to 1, which is a nice gentle heat and keeps it warm. I am really impressed and think it warrants the £65 price tag (current Amazon selling price)
Obviously, it's not suitable for putting in the sink or dishwasher, but it was soo easy to clean. I simply wiped it out with hot soapy water from the sink and it was ready to use again. I can see this being a well used and well-loved kitchen accessory. Make sure you check out this all the rest of the Stellar range on the website above.
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Mandy
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