The Other Kingdom TV Series on Nickelodeon

A new magical live action series, The Other Kingdom premieres in the UK on 8th August on Nickelodeon at 6.30pm.  It brings together the world of mythical creatures, magical beings and high school teens as the series follows the journey of Fairy Princess Astral (Esther Zynn) who has to choose between being a fairy princess or becoming human, as she is set to inherit the crown of her royal kingdom of Athenia.


Leaving her fairy world behind to pursue her ultimate dream of life as a mortal, Astral’s adventures begin when she enrolls into Theseus High School as a freshmen exchange student. With the help of her new friends Tristan (Callan Potter), Morgan (Celina Martin) and Devon (Taylor Adams) and magical spells and fairy dust, her journey through human teen-dom is full of laughs, self-discovery and romance, until a sinister plot threatens the fate of her fairy kingdom. With her time in the human world running out, she is torn between saving her homeland and choosing her new life—and she only has 90 days to decide.

DESCRIPTION: FAIRYLAND SEASON 1 GALLERY: Pictured: ASTRAL (ESTHER ZYSKIND) in FAIRYLAND SEASON 1 on Nickelodeon. Photo: MICHAEL WILLIAMS/Nickelodeon. © 2015 Viacom International, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

My daughter Miss M, has been lucky to preview the first episode of The Other Kingdom and I have to say she was glued, eager to find out what happens next.  She was also sent a box of goodies to help her transform into a fairy princess inspired by the style of Astral.

The other kingdom

She couldn’t wait to dress up and try out the fairy inspired tattoos and had an afternoon of fun trying out the various items.  It also helped her get into the mood and feel of the program leaving her feeling magical and inspired but a world you can only dream about.

The other side

Miss M is 8 yrs old and this series is perfect for her age.  She found it interesting, different to other series she watches and fell straight into the world of The Other Kingdom wanted to know what happens next.  I think it’s great when a series grabs your attention like that and shows that it has a good storyline.

We can’t wait to watch more episodes – make sure you catch the first episode on Nickelodeon 6.30pm Monday 8th August!

We received some fairy inspired goodies for sharing the show information with you.

Shopkins Small Supermarket – Review

Shopkins are a collectible series of mini grocery characters along with shop playsets and accessories such as shopping bags, baskets and trolleys.  I hadn’t heard of these before but it seems these are a huge craze and sure to be a hit at Christmas.

Shopkins We received a Shopkins Small Supermarket to review and the children were immediately excited and wanted to play.  Aimed at children aged 5+, mainly due to the small pieces I imagine, it’s actually been a huge success with both my children, Miss M who is 6 and Mister B who’s almost 4.

shopkins 2The set comprises of a double sided supermarket play scene with doors that swing open. There’s shelves and a small basket that you moves up like a lift to a helter skelter slide for the food to slide down into the trolley. There is a separate check out with moveable conveyor belt.  Also included are two shopkins, a tub of butter and a bottle of moisturiser along with two shopping bags.

shopkins 3This playset is very durable, the plastic is durable with some parts being slightly rubbery.  The biggest surprise for me though was how fascinating both my children found this.  They have really enjoyed playing with it and got into role play with the little characters.  They’ve even used some of their own figures to go into the shop to buy the items.  As there are a few moveable parts, it’s had enough to keep them occupied and it is something they have gone back to each day to play with again.

shopkins 4This is definitely going to be a hit this Christmas and with the grocery items being released in series in various sized packs, it means children can buy pieces with their pocket money.  We’ve loved Shopkins and had lots of play value out of it!

All reviews are my own and my family’s opinions and we received some Shopkins in order to write the review.