Wednesday 25 September 2013

COMPING: Win Free Fashion For A Year (YB)

Check out this fantastic competition from MRP for your chance to win free fashion for a year! Be sure to check out their amazing prices too!


Wednesday 11 September 2013

REVIEW: BrainBox All Around London (YB)

I had the pleasure of once again teaming up with BrainBox games (The Green Board Game Company) to review the BrainBox All Around London...

My son loves the BrainBox games and so he was very much looking forward to trying out this one too.

As with other BrainBox games, there is no real limit on the number of players, so you can enjoy reading the facts by yourself or play a fun game with friends and family.

Each person gets one draining of the timer to look at their card and then they pass it to the person on their right. They roll the dice and the person they have handed the card to reads out the corresponding question. If you get it correct, it goes in your keep pile, if you get it wrong, you put it back in the pack. The person with the most cards after 10 minutes of playing time is the winner!

The game is both fascinating and fun for players of all ages. Because you learn lots of fun facts about London along the way. A bonus to the All Around London game is that you can piece it all together to make a huge map of London!

It is also the ultimate in quick and easy to play games, as set up time is virtually non-existing.

The game is made of a minimum of 70% recycled material and includes 5 illustrated cards, 1 rules card, 1 timer and 1 eight-sided die.

Sunday 1 September 2013

FUN & FROLICS: Indoor Camping (YB)

OK, so yesterday, we thought we'd try something different - indoor camping!

We didn't have the time, money nor inclination to be going camping for real, especially not so close to the end of the summer holidays, so we decided we could have a fun indoor camp instead.

It was quite a challenge fitting a 4 person tent into the living room, but it wasn't quite as bad as we'd expected!

We went shopping in the daytime and armed ourselves with plenty of snacks :@) Crisps, marshmallows, sweets, but also some Fridge Raiders and fruit pieces!

We turned off all the lights for effect and had just a couple of tealight candles lit. We used battery-powered head torches for navigating the rest of the house.

Something really funny was that we tried toasting marshmallows over the tealight candles - oh yes we did!! We stuck a marshmallow on a cocktail stick and then warmed it over the tealight candles lol. I accidentally set fire to one of mine though...

We told scary stories in the dark, we each had a go at telling a scary story, they were so bad we ended up laughing more than being scared!!

It was quite fun, so I'd recommend it to keep the kids entertained!

It wasn't the most comfortable sleep I'd ever had though...