Ravensburger Break Free Game – Review

Break Free from Ravensburger is a fast paced interactive game best suited to ages 6+.  It involves chaining yourself up in a handcuff which is attached via a chain to other players and then being the first to unpick the lock and Break Free.

The Break Free game pieces consists of 4 special padlocks with chains, 12 unique locking puzzles that you insert in the to base of the handcuff – 4 of each level, 4 lockpicks and 12 tokens.  To play the game all players (can be played by 1 to 4 at a time) put one of the puzzle pieces (green for easy, yellow for a bit harder and red for tricky) into their padlock then attach the padlock to their wrist. You clip all the ends of the chains together and are then ready to begin.

The idea is in each round, the first player to unpick their lock, takes the highest numbered token, the next player takes the next highest token and so forth.  So the first round you all start with green which is the easiest and work upwards.

What I really liked about this game is that all four of us could join in, mummy, daddy, 10yr old and 8yr old.  We were really were all at equals trying to unpick the locks and although sometimes you though you got the knack, in the next round you would struggle again.

It certainly got competitive with everyone eager to unlock their padlocks and be the first!

Another aspect that I liked about this Ravensburger Break Free game is that within each level, all the lock puzzles have different sequences within them, so if someone works out a quick way to turn their pick to make their way through the lock, then if you play the game again and mix the pieces up, they are likely to have a different route to follow to unpick the lock which keeps everyone on their toes.

Even though the 8yr old got a little frustrated on the harder levels at times, you can see he is thrilled here when he beat his older sister.  The kids also loved it when daddy got stuck sometimes just going round in circles and not actually unlocking his handcuff so they had to help unpick his lock at the end – of course mummy succeeded in coming in the top two places in most rounds!

Break Free by Ravensburger is a fun family game that all ages can join in or the kids can just play alone.  My boy even enjoyed having a go on his own although I think he was trying to hone his unpicking technique for future rounds.  We like this with it’s fast paced competitiveness and the excitement it brings – a good one to add to Santa’s list I think!

All reviews are my own and my family’s opinions and we received the product in order to write an honest review.

Our Family at Halloween

Since the children were born, Halloween has always been a fun event that the children really look forward to.  Once the boy’s birthday is over mid October we start visiting local Halloween attractions.  We particularly love the National Trust trails, with one of our favourite being at Saltram House, our nearest, although others nearby that we would recommend are at Buckland Abbey and Cotehele which also offers pumpkin carving and is set by a river estuary with beautiful gardens.  All of them though are stunning on a sunny day and never let you down with the amazing plants throughout the gardens and always provide a peaceful, calm experience that is enjoyed by all the family!

The view above is of our walk around Saltram House gardens whilst doing the pumpkin trail.  I love the colour of the Autumn leaves and seeing them fallen to the ground across the lawn, the house is the perfect backdrop for this.

The trails at Saltram always keep the kids occupied whether they are inside or out.  The pumpkin trail was through the gardens and consisted of looking for letters of the alphabet in areas where there were pumpkins and then solving the anagram of letters to find a word.  The newly 8yr old Mister B exceeded in his word knowledge as usual and came up with the answer a mere 5 letters into the 8 letter word!!

One thing I love about National Trust properties is the appeal to both young and old.  Although my children don’t notice certain elements, I really appreciate things like this gorgeous Autumn wreath abundant with golden colours upon one of their doors.

As it gets closer to Halloween the children are keen to carve pumpkins so we always go pumpkin shopping together.  This year we’ve been particularly busy so ended up at our local supermarket and picked out some large pumpkins (this did require Miss M climbing over several giant boxes of them to uncover the best looking/shaped ones!).

Here are Mister B’s, Mummy’s and Miss M’s designs:

And in the dark:

Waste not want not!

As we carve our pumpkins we firstly scoop out the pulp which is filled with the seeds.  If you run this under cold water over a colander you’ll find the seeds separate really easily away from the pulp which is great if you wish to toast them.  After discarding the pulp, give the seeds a shake, allow them to dry for a while then lay them out on a baking tray.  Give them a good slug of olive oil, a generous sprinkle of salt and roast in the oven for half an hour or so until golden brown.  These make a delicious snack or a great addition to a bowl of soup.

Once the pulp and seeds are gone, we use an ice cream scoop to scrape out some of the flesh from around the edge.  We find quite a lot comes out and by making the pumpkin wall a little thinner it is easier to carve.  I then add the flesh to some fried onions, garlic and a few vegetable stock cubes and boil up in my extra large cooking pot until softened.  Then I use my hand blender to smooth into a thick, easy to eat, hearty soup. Serve with a good grinding of black pepper and a sprinkle of toasted pumpkin seeds.

Once our tummies are filled with a warming bowl of soup it’s time to get out in the neighbourhood trick or treating.  Mister B doesn’t like the scary look so opted for the cute skeleton dress up this year whilst Miss M preferred a Dracula style image.

Despite several heavy downpours, nothing deterred these two from their Trick or Treating.  With a bag in hand to carry any treats they received, I have to say they did pretty well.  As well as a mega haul of sweets, they came back with a chocolate doughnut, a plastic spider and a freshly made spider cake (although this got devoured on the way round!).

What did your family get up to for Halloween?  Did your kids go Trick or Treating?

Hempz Milk & Honey Exfoliating Herbal Body Whip Review

Hempz Milk & Honey Exfoliating Herbal Body Whip is part of the new Milk & Honey range.  Featuring fully vegan products packed full of natural ingredients including 100% pure Hemp oil, I was excited to check it out and see how if faired on my skin.

Upon opening the pot of Milk & Honey Body Whip the smell of this product is amazing – I can’t stop sniffing it!  The texture is whipped making it ultra lightweight and it feels really soft as you massage across damp skin.  With finely cut walnut shells to exfoliate it feels really gentle and natural but effective as you use it to revive and liven up your top layer of skin.

Key ingredients include:

  • 100% Pure Natural Hemp Seed Oil
  • Agave Extract, Rice Extract
  • Jojoba Oil, Avocado Oil
  • Cocoa Butter
  • Shea Butter
  • Vitamins A, C and E

Perfect for use in the shower, I couldn’t wait to give it a try and include it in my daily bodycare routine several times a week.  To keep dry Winter skin at bay or get that Summer smooth body this is perfect for year round use.  Keep reading to see what I thought about it below.

This Hempz Milk & Honey Exfoliating Herbal Body Whip is really easy to massage across your body and feels really gentle but stimulating helping to bring the skin alive.  I loved the light but effective texture and it also has lots of moisturising properties that left my skin really soft and glowing.  The fragrance lingers and my skin feels ultra supple after use.  This is a really fabulous, luxurious exfoliating product that gets a big thumbs up from me for both it’s results and it’s natural, vegan ingredients!

All reviews are my own and my family’s opinions and we received the product in order to write an honest review.

Ravensburger The Country Station 100pc Jigsaw Puzzle & Giveaway

Ravensburger The Country Station 100pc Jigsaw Puzzle has extra large pieces to enable fiddle free and easy puzzling. With the puzzle pieces being around double the size of standard pieces, they are easier to find and quicker to complete along with being able to see more detail on each piece.

The Country Station is no.2 in the popular Day in the Country puzzle line and shows a nostalgic image of a station scene.  There is lots of detail and colour from the people and the skyline making the puzzle a joy to do and simple to find the correct location for the pieces.  With the pieces being larger than normal it’s easier to identify where they should go and we couldn’t wait to get started.  My 10yr old daughter decided she wanted to give it a go and sat down one afternoon and completed it.  She found it enjoyable to do and it looked good when finished.

Below you can see the finished Ravensburger puzzle of The Country Station which measures 49 x 36 cm when completed.  With a linen finish to the top it helps to avoid glare and the pieces are a sturdy premium cardboard.  Lastly I’m pleased to offer one of my readers a chance to win a copy for themselves – it’s simple to enter, just scroll down and fill out the Gleam form below!

Ravensburger The Country Station puzzle

All reviews are my own and my family’s opinions and we received the product in order to write an honest review.

Choosing a Mommy Makeover Doctor  

Choosing a Mommy Makeover Doctor  

 Having a baby is a joyous occasion. Before, during and after your pregnancy, you go through many emotional and physical changes. Unfortunately, most of these physical changes aren’t welcome by new moms, which is why most women desire a mommy makeover. 

 What is a Mommy Makeover? 

A mommy makeover is not one cosmetic procedure, but several different personalized treatments designed to help you regain your pre-pregnancy shape. Customized to address any physical changes you may have experienced during pregnancy, a mommy makeover can include one or all of the following cosmetic procedures: 

  •  Breast lift 
  • Breast augmentation 
  • Tummy tuck
  • Labioplasty
  • Liposuction 

 Choosing the Right Surgeon 

The surgeon you choose to perform your mommy makeover is a choice you will live with for years, if not the rest of your life. When performed correctly, a mommy makeover restores your pre-baby body and makes you feel more like yourself. On the other hand, when performed by an inexperienced surgeon, your chances of having poor aesthetic results increase, which usually leads to additional cost, lower self-esteem and possible medical complications.  

 If you’re considering a mommy makeover, it’s vital that you choose the right plastic surgeon. Since mommy makeovers consist of several different procedures performed at the time, the best way to ensure a positive outcome is by choosing a reputable board-certified surgeon.  

Many patients think the surgeon they choose only needs appropriate certification to be deemed qualified. While it’s vital that the surgeon you choose is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgeons, they also need to be trained to perform a variety of cosmetic procedures.  

As you can imagine, each area of cosmetic surgery requires a specific set of skills, such as tummy tucks, breast augmentation and breast lifts. Given this, the surgeon you choose should be experienced in the procedures you are considering. During your initial consultation, don’t be afraid to ask questions about the prospective surgeon’s level of experience.  

Questions to Ask 

Similar to knowing your medical history, you need to know how much experience the surgeon you’re considering has, how long they have been practicing and which cosmetic procedures they specialize in. To gauge their level of expertise, ask the following questions: 

  • Do you specialize in the procedures I am considering? 
  • How many years have you have been performing this type of procedure? 
  • How many times have you performed the procedure? 

But even with the highest level of knowledge and expertise, your surgeon’s aesthetic sense should be appealing. Everyone knows that what one person finds beautiful, another person may find unappealing. For this reason, never choose a surgeon based on a friend’s recommendation. Their experience is as unique as they are, so you need to carefully look at the results for each plastic surgeon you interview.  

To determine a surgeon’s sense of appeal, ask to see before and after photos. Compare the results of each procedure you are considering. Are the results appealing? Pay very close attention to patients who have qualities similar to yours. In fact, you may want to take a selfie and use that for comparison.  

Finally, look for consistency in the results. Are the patient’s results similar to what you want to achieve? Do you find the results visually appealing? Do you think you would be happy with the same results? Don’t be afraid to ask questions and inquire about the pros and cons of each procedure. 

Meet Our Surgeons 

At Waldman Schantz Plastic Surgery Center, a team of highly skilled plastic surgeons and experts in body contouring procedures can help get your pre-baby body back by providing you with personalized results that meet and exceed your expectations. Its surgeons are skilled in the most advanced mommy makeover procedures available today. 

Dr. S. Randolph Waldman 

He is a distinguished Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon with over 30 years experience. With his knowledge and skills, he brings unparalleled expertise in facial plastic surgery. 

Dr. Stephen A. Schantz 

Dr. Schantz is skilled and well trained in all facets of cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery. He received specialized training in all aspects of cosmetic surgery during his fellowship including facelift, browlift, liposuction, power assisted liposuction, breast augmentation, breast reduction, laser-assisted breast reduction and lifts, abdominoplasty, and laser resurfacing. 

Dr. J Brad Turner 

Known for his keen eye, Dr. Turner specializes in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery of the face, breast and body. He aims to guide his patients through the transformational journey of cosmetic or reconstructive surgery. 

Am I Good Candidate? 

After you’ve chosen the right surgeon, you still need to make sure you are a suitable candidate for a mommy makeover. During the consultation, your surgeon will examine your areas of concern and make the appropriate recommendations to restore your pre-baby figure. 

If you have any of the following aesthetic concerns, you may be an ideal candidate for a mommy makeover: 

  • You have loose skin on your abdomen that won’t respond to a low-fat diet and exercise 
  • You still look like you are pregnant even though you are several months postpartum 
  • You have fat on your legs, hips and waist that doesn’t respond to exercise 
  • Your breasts now have a deflated appearance after giving birth 

Is it possible to have a baby and your dream body? Visit www.waldmanplasticsurgery.com or call (859) 254-5665 today to find out how a mommy makeover can bring your sexy back! 

Traditional vs SlimLipo

Traditional vs SlimLipo

Traditional liposuction can be incredibly effective, but this procedure isn’t for everyone. In addition to having a lengthy recovery period, traditional liposuction often results in highly visible scars as well. Those are just a few of the reasons why many patients have now turned to SlimLipo. This advanced procedure has a much shorter recovery time, and patients are usually back on their feet after just a few days. Here is a closer look at how these two procedures are carried out and a few signs that it may be time to consider fat removal surgery.

A Look at Stubborn Body Fat

Many people are surprised to hear that they can’t target specific pockets of fat with various exercises. Your body fat will eventually melt away if you consistently burn more calories than you consume, but it could take years to get rid of fat in areas such as the stomach, legs, and arms. You might even begin to burn muscle before your body targets the fatty tissue. Stubborn body fat is kept as an emergency source of energy, and your body will do everything that it can to retain it. The primary goal of liposuction is to quickly extract stubborn body fat that isn’t responding to dietary changes and exercise.

The Pros and Cons of Traditional Liposuction

Hundreds of thousands of liposuction procedures are carried out every single year, and that makes it one of the most popular cosmetic treatments in the world. During one of these operations, one or more incisions are made near the pocket of fat that is going to be extracted. The surgeon will then use a tool known as a cannula to extract the fat with suction. In some cases, the surgeon will also reposition the underlying soft tissue to create a balanced appearance. Once the soft tissue is in the correct position, the incisions are sutured shut and a compression garment is placed over the treatment site.

Even though traditional liposuction is very effective in most cases, many patients aren’t ready to spend weeks recovering from a cosmetic procedure. Following liposuction, most patients must remain in bed for at least one or two weeks. Due to the size of the cannula, the incisions tend to be quite large as well. A skilled surgeon can minimize the appearance of those surgery scars, but they are usually visible for the rest of the patient’s life.

Understanding SlimLipo

Even though SlimLipo and traditional liposuction produce similar results, the recovery period is much different. Patients who undergo SlimLipo can typically head back to work within 48 hours, and most can begin exercising after two weeks. During the recovery period, there is usually much less discomfort as well. Unlike traditional liposuction, general anesthesia isn’t used during SlimLipo. Most patients are perfectly fine with a local anesthetic, but some opt to use an oral sedative to calm their nerves. SlimLipo can be carried out in a few different settings including an outpatient center, a plastic surgery office, or a hospital.

Laser Technology and Liposuction

The SlimLipo procedure is relatively straightforward, and patients can typically head home within one or two hours. When the patient first arrives at the office, the treatment site is cleaned and a local anesthetic is administered. Once the area is completely numb, the surgeon can make one or more small incisions near the stubborn body fat. Instead of immediately extracting the fat with a cannula, the surgeon will first use a medical-grade laser to break apart the fatty tissue. The fat cells are much easier remove once they have been emulsified, and that means a smaller cannula can be used.

As an added bonus, the laser also tightens the nearby skin. When skin cells are exposed to pulses of laser energy, the body floods the area with fresh collagen and elastin. Over the course of a few weeks, those proteins will tighten and tone the skin The laser also cauterizes the nearby vessels, and that reduces bleeding and bruising.

Choosing the Right Procedure

Every patient has their own unique cosmetic goals, and there isn’t a single procedure that works for everyone. That is why all patients need to schedule an initial consultation with the surgeon to learn more about the pros and cons of these treatments. Traditional liposuction might be a better option if quite a bit of fat needs to be removed. SlimLipo is typically preferred for smaller pockets of fat in sensitive areas. It is also a good option for patients who can’t take weeks off work or spend days recovering in bed. Patients can generally resume most everyday activities within 72 hours as long as they carefully follow all of their aftercare instructions.

About Dr. Schoenfeld

Dr. Philip S. Schoenfeld, M.D., F.A.C.S is a double board certified plastic surgeon who has been practicing reconstructive surgery in Maryland for over 20 years. His practice, Renu Med Spa, was awarded the 2017 Spectrum Award for Excellence in Customer Service by City Beat News. To learn more about Dr. Shoenfeld, please visit www.renudc.com. 

Cartilage Implants For Improved Nasal Tip Shape 

Cartilage Implants For Improved Nasal Tip Shape 

If you find that you’re dissatisfied with the shape of the tip of your nose, whether it’s hooked or too pointy, there are a variety of ways that this issue can be corrected. The primary treatment used to fix the shape of the nasal tip is the rhinoplasty procedure. With the rhinoplasty procedure, cartilage implants can be used to alter the shape and overall appearance of your nose to something you’re more fond of. While the tip of your nose is just one small portion of it, it’s also the most noticeable part of the nose, which is why you should consider the rhinoplasty procedure if you want a change.  

How Cartilage Implants Can Improve Your Nasal Tip Shape  

Many people find that they don’t love the shape of the tip of their nose, which can be due to it being too bulbous or too pointy. Whatever the reason, there’s a very easy fix that can correct the issue while still allowing your nose to have a natural shape and appearance. The usage of cartilage implants allows you to alter the tip of your nose in any way you see fit. This cartilage can be taken from a variety of areas around your body and can be placed inside the tip of the nose. The procedure is a simple and straightforward one that takes hardly any time to complete.  

Cartilage implants can be created from the septum of your nose or from the small area around around the middle of your nose between the two nostrils. In some situations, you may not have enough cartilage in these areas that can be taken and placed within the tip of your nose. If this is the case with you, cartilage implants can also be made from cartilage found in a small section of a rib or your ear. No matter where the cartilage is taken from, the implants made from the cartilage will be able to increase the size of your nasal tip to create better balance along your face.  

 Why You Should Consider Rhinoplasty Surgery  

When you are considering improving your nasal tip shape, there are several things that you should consider. To be a good candidate for this procedure, it’s important that you’re completely aware of how these cartilage implants will change the appearance of your nose and are ready for these changes. This is a big change to the appearance of both your nose and your face, which is why you need to be confident that the procedure is right for you. Your plastic surgeon will be able to answer any questions that you may have and will be able to help you determine if cartilage implants are the correct way to go in regards to improving your nasal tip shape.  

Other signs that indicate you are a good candidate for the rhinoplasty procedure is if the growth within your facial features is complete, if you are generally healthy, and if you don’t smoke. The most important thing to remember before you’ve scheduled this procedure is that you need to set realistic goals. While cartilage implants through rhinoplasty surgery can help to improve your nasal tip shape, the results may not allow for your ideal nose shape. Make sure that you talk about all of this with your surgeon.  

Benefits of the Rhinoplasty Procedure  

The primary benefit with using cartilage implants to improve your nasal tip shape is that it can improve your appearance and help you obtain a symmetrical and straight nose that you can be happy with. A rhinoplasty surgery is also a very common type of plastic surgery that is considered to be minimally invasive. If the tip of your nose was so narrow that it was causing health problems, the opening up of your nasal tip can help with breathing issues and sinus problems that you may have experienced in the past.  

Although a rhinoplasty surgery does bring with it a set of risks and potential complications, the majority of these are rare, particularly if you choose a rhinoplasty surgeon who is reputable and has earned your trust. The usage of cartilage implants is also among the safest techniques used in plastic surgery. If the cartilage can be removed from another area of your nose, this means that the operation site is kept small and localized, possibly minimizing the amount of stitches or sutures that you will need once the procedure has been completed.  

How Does a Rhinoplasty Procedure Work For Cartilage Implants?   

Like nearly all types of plastic surgery, a rhinoplasty will begin with the surgeon providing you with anesthesia, either to numb the pain or to put you to sleep while the procedure occurs. Since you are having cartilage implants placed within your nose, the only incisions that need to be made are ones within the tip of your nose and others in the area where the cartilage is being removed from. If the cartilage is being taken from the area between your nostrils, the incisions will be small and the skin will be raised while the cartilage is removed. After the cartilage has been placed within your nasal tip, the skin will be draped back over and the incisions will be closed with sutures.  

Although the procedure is a simple one, you will still need to recover. The recovery for a rhinoplasty will usually involve the application of a splint inside your nose in order to keep the nose in its correct position as it heals. The swelling that you experience should fully subside after several weeks. As the new cartilage implants settle inside your nose, the tip can slightly change shape for up to a year.  

Dr. Daniel Becker is a nose job specialist in New Jersey. He has received double board certifications and has been a top-rated surgeon by the South Jersey Magazine and Philadelphia Magazine. You can learn more about him and the procedures he provides here: www.therhinoplastycenter.com  

Mix-Up Clay – the Non-Messy Craft Activity – Review

Mix-Up Clay from Alphabet Pie is a unique mess free clay and colouring tints that are a winner with kids and adults alike.  It’s hard to imagine a substance that doesn’t make a mess especially when colour is involved so I had the art mat on the table in case but actually the Mix-Up Clay proved to be as clean and friendly as it suggested and a great pliable play substance for all ages.  My 7 and 10 yr olds were both keen to have a go so I divided the pack of clay between them and let them create!

They found the white Mix-Up Clay substance to be very lightweight, soft and easy to manipulate making it suitable for really young ones.  They loved pulling it apart, rolling it into balls and seeing how far they could stretch it. The tints are incredible, you just take a small piece on the end of your finger and mix it into the white clay and knead it around until the colour spreads throughout.  By adding further tint you can strengthen the colours to form really bright bold colourways.  You are given the three primary colours along with black and this enables you to create any colour you want, so for example my children mixed a bit of yellow and blue tint on a piece of clay to create green.

It wasn’t long before shapes started forming and my 7yr old began with some eyes for his creation.  He decided to make some fruit shapes, an apple and banana whilst the 10yr old make a monster!

I have to say I’m really impressed with their finished clay pieces which then require around 6 hours drying time.  The whole process couldn’t be more simple and mess free – mould your clay, colour it as you wish, then let you design air dry!  Throughout the entire process your fingers stay clean, non sticky and don’t pick up any of the colour of the tints.  The clay doesn’t crumble into little pieces as you pull it apart so you really do end up with a mess free table as well as clean hands – a fantastic unique product that I’ve not come across before.

The finished designs are really lightweight, almost with a foam like weight to them so it’s easy for children to carry them around without them being too delicate.  My impressions of Mix-Up Clay are very favourable and it definitely kept my two children occupied for a while and they both loved it’s ease of use in both manipulating the clay and also the simple ability to colour it.  I love it due to it’s mess free nature and it’s definitely something I’d purchase again for them, perfect for indoor crafting any time, any day!

All reviews are my own and my family’s opinions and we received the product in order to write an honest review.

Go Ape Haldon Forest Devon – Review

Go Ape is known across the country for it’s Tree Top adventures among other activities such as Forest Segway and last week Haldon Forest in Devon opened up it’s brand new Tree Top Junior adventure – perfect for children over 1m tall and is available to both children and adults alike.  I knew my two would be delighted to try it out so as we were passing Haldon Hill for our holidays, we popped in to check it out.

The children had no idea we were stopping as we heading Exeter bound on the A38 so when we stopped off at Haldon Forest and they spotted the Go Ape signs their eyes lit up with excitement in anticpation of what lie ahead!

There is a large car park at Haldon Forest for all your foresting adventures and once parked up we followed the directions that lead us to the Go Ape reception.  The staff were very welcoming and asked us to read the safety guidelines and sign in, and then we were directed over to the Tree Top Junior starting area.  Again here we found the staff incredibly friendly, happy to help and encouraging as they gave the children their harnesses and showed them how to proceed along the structures between the trees.

Needless to say both children were incredibly excited and fearless as they made their way around the Go Ape Tree Top Junior courses and loved waving to me from up high.  Every section of crossing is different with the wood structure that you step on laid out differently from straight planks to crosses, zig zags to netting walk throughs.

At the end of each round you get to zipwire down to the ground and it’s a great size with a fantastic landing pad at the end.  The children were thrilled with the height it came down from and certainly helped end each round on an ultimate thrill.  There are loops to follow through the trees and if you are fast paced you can repeat some again until your hour time limit is up.  The hour around the course costs £18 per person and for what it entails it is good value and certainly left my children feeling overjoyed and incredibily upbeat at the end.  The staff as I’ve mentioned beforehand are incredibly friendly and help the children at various points along with double checking their harnesses are tight.  A nice finishing touch is a sticker and certificate to certify that they have completed the Tree Top Junior course and left them feeling delighted at their experience at Go Ape Haldon Forest!

Would we attend again?  Most definitely yes as according to my kids the experience is “amazing, phenomenal and can we come again?”.

I think I can safely say if my kids behave we’ll be back for treat days out at Go Ape Haldon Forest – just 40 minutes up the road from home it’s a great place to visit to explore the outdoors with adventures at Go Ape along with walking trails, bike trails and much more!

All reviews are my own and my family’s opinions and we received the product in order to write an honest review.

Incredibles 2 Puzzles from Jumbo Games – Review & Giveaway

Incredibles 2 has landed on the big screen and is a fun family film featuring the Elastigirl, Mr Incredible, Jack-Jack, Violet and Dash as they go about their normal day to day life before coming together again to save the day.  Jumbo Games have come up with these fun, great quality puzzles for children of various ages to do.  I love that they have both a 100 piece one aimed at children 5+ and a 200 piece one for 7+.

My little boy age 7 was eager to give them a try so we got our puzzle mats out and he started with the 100 piece.  He loved the chunky pieces, and before long he completed it entirely on his own.  He then moved onto the 200 piece which did prove a little more tricky.  I know he is able so always make him do the puzzles on his own, but hint and point out areas that would be easy to start with.  He always starts with the edges and I helped him find them but he put them all together.

He then move onto the the eyes and faces of the Incredibles 2 characters as these are the prominent areas and the pieces were easy to pick out and he could identify where they went on the board.

By the end of the day both puzzles were completed and I had one very proud little boy!  These Incredibles 2 puzzles are great fun and come in lovely bright colours to keep kids interested.  Featuring the characters from the film, they are instantly recognisable and kids love to see images they associate with.

To celebrate the release of the film, I have both of these Jumbo Games Incredibles 2 puzzles to give away to one lucky reader.  If you want to enter just fill in the Gleam form below:

Incredibles 2

All reviews are my own and my family’s opinions and we received the product in order to write an honest review.