Game For A Laugh With Ginger Fox #2

Picture the scene, it’s chucking it down with rain, the kids have said the word ‘bored’ approximately 438 times since 7am and colouring just isn’t cutting it anymore.

Thanks to the Ginger Fox Games Club we were sent some more Family Games to try out. We have played some of their games before and loved them. This time we got to play with Corks and The Emoji Game.

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Could you be the last person holding the gold cork?

A fast and furious card game of elimination, speed, thought, co-ordination, stealth and dastardly cunning – when the need to get a cork comes before all others…

It’s a corker of a game!

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Corks is a fab colourful game that the whole family can get involved in. It’s fast and fun and you could find yourself winning the brilliant golden cork!

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SuperZings Giveaway

SuperZings are a fun new collectible bringing everyday objects to life in a fun, ‘Hero vs Villain’ rivalry theme. SuperZings are everyday objects brought to life in a fun, comic ‘Hero vs Villain’ rivalry theme. Clad in iconic superhero capes and eyemasks, there are more than 80  figures to collect, each with a matching rival. From Pow Corn v’s Sugar Rush to Stomper v’s Badnana. All living together in Kaboom City there are 36 regular characters available in two different colour themes, 6 Silver & 2 Gold ‘Rare’ and 1 Enigma Super Rare SuperZing.

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Will you find the super rare elusive Enigma? We were very lucky to find him!

Superzings start at 80p and are available at The Entertainer, Asda and other leading grocery stores and newsagents.

I’m giving you a chance to win some lovely goodies for your little Superzing fan!

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The prize comprises of:

• 5x Blind Packets
• 2x Hideouts
• 2x Supercars
• 1x Starter Pack
Enter via the Rafflecopter below:

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1. The giveaway is open to residents of the UK only.
2. There is 1 prize available as described above.
3. There is no cash alternative offered.
4. To enter, please use the rafflecopter widget above.
5. The winners will be drawn at random from all qualifying entries.
6. The giveaway will run until Midnight 25/02/18.
7. Once the giveaway is over the winner will be contacted for their details to arrange postage of their prize.

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Worldeez Collectibles Review

We love a collectible here and Worldeez looked right up our street when we were offered some to play with. They are a new type of collectible on the block with blind bags, globes, 5 packs & 10 packs available.

There are 120 different items to collect – 15 from each country, including a boy, a girl plus some items from their little part of the world. They could be a food item/ arts & culture for the country, landscape or nature and architecture.

The countries for Series 1 are:

  • Brazil
  • Egypt
  • France
  • India
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • UK
  • USA

Each country also has a special Limited Edition Worldeez Wow – we were chuffed we got Tallulah Topaz.

Worldeez 5 Pack Set RRP £5.99*

5 packs come with 5 surprise Worldeez and a cute mega building which opens with the surprise key.

Worldeez 10 Pack Set RRP £9.99*

10 packs  come with 10 surprise Worldeez and 2 cute mega buildings which open with the 2 surprise keys.

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What’s a collectible without the all important checklist? Just tick off the ones you’ve collected!

Worldeez Globe RRP £2.99*

The bright pink plastic Globes contain a Worldeez Globe,  2 Surprise Worldeez, a Surprise Key, a Collector’s Card and a Collector’s Guide.

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Here’s a little video of the Picking Up Toys kids opening some Worldeez globes:

We liked that not only are Worldeez colourful and fun collectibles but they are also good for educating children about countries and their landmarks. Also available but not shown here are Blind bags containing a Special Edition Charm Bracelet and key. Plus Surprise Worldeez, Collectors card and guide! Suitable for children aged 5+ due to small parts. There is the option to sign up for a collectors poster by signing up on the website here  (scroll to bottom).

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  • We were gifted the products for the purposes of this review however all opinions remain honest and our own

Would You Step In?

Last night I read and was appalled by a message in our school’s parents group regarding children of 8/9 that had been fighting on the yard and ONLY 1 Dad had been willing to step in to attempt to stop them despite there being plenty of other people around (no teachers at the time). I replied saying that I had myself stepped in on several occasions, when kids have been actually fighting and when older lads were throwing a younger ones bag in a puddle which I’ve talked about before and was then – and still am now – surprised at how many people won’t and don’t step in for whatever reason. I don’t do the school run anymore as I work full time now and in some ways I’m quite glad.

Some parents said they were disgusted that the poor guy was left to deal with it by himself and they would step in if they saw it, some said they had done something to stop fighting in the past and some said they didn’t like to because they worry about repercussions. The times that I stepped in I didn’t stop to think, it was just automatic that I had to stop a child being hurt although I do understand why people would hesitate. Sometimes you may feel as though you shouldn’t if it isn’t your child or a child you know or you have found yourself in a bad situation following stepping in on a previous occasion.

Interested to know what other people also thought I asked my fellow bloggers for their input and this is what they had to say:

Victoria from LyliaRose

Yes if I saw my own child being bullied or being a bully I would definitely step in! I would also tell the teachers immediately and want it to be discussed with the other parents of children involved. When I was at school I was bullied and the teachers didn’t do anything for ages. My mum told the school, but they didn’t act immediately and they should have.


Jemma from Mayflower Blogs

I’d hope a teacher would get involved if it was in the school playground-but if there wasn’t I’d definitely get involved to split it up then report to a member of staff! 


Pete from HouseholdMoneySaving

I would step in, and would like to think most people would. I would hate the idea that if an adult saw one of my kids being picked on, they wouldn’t do anything about it.


Leigh from DadGeek

In my opinion, schools are ill-equipped to deal with bullying and frequently a ‘zero-tolerance’ policy is nothing more than a failure to adequately report issues that are happening.

With that in mind I would definitely step in if I saw something like that happening. Too often lazy parents let their kids become hooligans because ‘boys will be boys’.


Christy from Welsh Mum

I would absolutely step in by attempting to de-escalate the situation, calling the bullies out on their behaviour if possible and I would of course go to a member of staff. I can’t imagine just turning my back on a child being bullied whether it was my child or not!


Ayse from ArePops

I would like to think I would but it’s hard to know for sure. I have stood up for people (adults) in the street who were being attacked. I would definitely make my presence known to the kids in the hopes that would stop it without direct interference. (I’ve been attacked previously as a child and as an adult for stepping into situations and it’s made me a little anxious about whether I would do it now, unfortunately.)


Folakemi from PeacocksCanFly

I can’t sit there and watch my child or any child being bullied. I would hope an adult would at least try to diffuse the situation and then report it to the school authorities.


Kate from TheMumConundrum

If it involved my kids, or someone was getting physically harmed I would step in directly. In any case I would take note of exactly what was happening and report it to the school immediately. I worked in a school office for 7 years so I know how the system works: If I send a report of what happened by email, the school are then legally obligated to investigate it (it needs to be put in writing).


Sinead from SineadLatham

If there was no one from the school present then I would step in and ask someone to go and find a teacher at the same time. Whilst I am happy to intervene, I have to be aware of other parents and how they would react. It’s a sad world we live in when we worry about how parents will respond.


Eilidh from MummyandMonkeys

Yes definitely! I am a teacher so I do it instinctively. Depending on the situation I would step in or go over and just ask if everything was ok, that’s usually enough to stop it. I would then make sure the school are aware! 


Pippa from AMothersRamblings

I’m a School Governor at two schools and I am well known and will always challenge it if I see it in the Schools I’m in. I’ve only seen it once some kids were throwing mud at another child and as soon as I started striding over to the kids, they all stopped, shocked that a grown up had seen them and was going to call them out.

I asked them all to go to the office to speak with the head (this was before school and most parents had left already) and I went too and wrote a report, so it would be an official investigation and I could ensure it was followed up on.

Once I was driving home from my Sister’s home when I saw some kids chasing another with a tree branch. So I stopped the car got out, yelled at the kids to stop and had the kid being chased come to me. They were petrified of these bigger kids, so I stayed with them until the Police came (I called them too!).


Su from Ethan&Evelyn

Yes I would! Bulling is appalling. FULL STOP!


Kristie from MammaPrada

I would step in. My son was bullied in his first term of reception year. He told me at dinner one night and I was shocked. I told the school but at first they didn’t believe me. It took several months and other children saying the same about the same bully for the School to take it seriously. Very frustrating!


 Gemma from MummyInTheMadhouse

I cannot and I will not tolerate bullying from any sort of level, whether it’s from a child or an adult. I would most definitely step in & try to diffuse the situation, I would then let a member of staff know what has happened. I just wouldn’t not be able to get involved, whether the child was mine or not. Bullying shouldn’t ever be tolerated! 


What are your thoughts? Would you step in? Have you stepped in? Has your child got hurt and you wished somebody had stepped in?

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Top Trolls Christmas Gifts

For the 3 years I’ve been blogging I’ve done many reviews and got to try out some amazing things but this review by far is my favourite of all time. When I was asked if I would like a bundle of Trolls goodies I couldn’t wait to get my hands on them because I knew a certain Little Lady would be absolutely delighted. And I wasn’t wrong!

Trolls Holiday DVD RRP £7.99*

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The all important Trolls Holiday DVD. If you haven’t seen this yet, you should! It’s had us in stitches. We’ve watched it at least 20 times and it still makes me giggle particularly Tear Away Pants Day. Hilarious. Poor old King Gristle doesn’t have the best of days but you’ll have to watch to find out why. You’ll love it!

POD’ular Troll Tree RRP £44.99*

 

A place where Trolls can hide, slide and zipline for hair raising fun. Really simple and quick to put together – always a plus where excited waiting kids are concerned – and away you go. It comes with a Poppy Troll, 4 moveable hanging pods, 3 mushrooms, bug clip, zipline and tiara. The Poppy figure is 3 inches high and has a hole in the bottom of one her feet so she can be attached to the tree, other figures are available and without realising it we already had one of the other figures (Guy Diamond, my favourite).

Hair in the Air Poppy RRP £28.99*

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This great Poppy Doll is great fun with her extra long bendable hair and even  has lights and sounds. She takes 2 X AA batteries which believe it or not are included! When boxed she is in demo mode, just push across the switch on her back to switch her on, push the flower button on her chest and away you go! Poppy’s hair is 35 cm long and when twisted or bent into different positions will activate lights and sounds. She comes with a little comb and tiara for hair styling.

Trolls: Poppy and the Mane Mania Book* and Trolls Holiday Official Novelization* both RRP £5.99

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My daughter is 5 so a bit too young to read these by herself, however it’s been lovely to read them to her and listen to her giggle. The Trolls Holiday Novelization is the story as it is in the Trolls Holiday Special. Poppy and the Mane Mania is a fun story about Poppy and friends getting some great hairdo’s and features a pop out troll! These would make perfect stocking fillers for any Trolls fan.

Trolls Christmas Sweatshirt RRP £10

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Trolls Leggings RRP £5

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Trolls Poppy T-Shirt RRP £6

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Not only can you play with Trolls you can wear them! George at Asda have some really fab Trolls items and we got a brilliant Christmas sweatshirt which I was delighted with as Little Lady needed a new one, I couldn’t have picked a better one myself. It features the Trolls around a Christmas tree with woolen bobbles as baubles and a light string print on the arms.

The leggings feature a Troll print including the totally bonkers Cloud Guy, cupcakes and roller skates.

The Poppy t-shirt features Poppy with a heart background and “I’m out of con-troll” written in shiny sequins. I like the fact that they’re darker colours as Little Lady finds it absolutely impossible to keep anything clean!

Trolls Blind Bag RRP £3.99*

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Kids love blind bags don’t they? The excitement of finding a rare one or one they don’t yet have. We got DJ Suki in ours complete with her crinkly hair!

Kinnerton Trolls Milk Chocolate Bars

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Featuring a different Troll on each bar, these are cute, tasty and nut free and come with an activity card insert, ours came with a Poppy/ Guy Diamond puzzle to cut out.

Here’s a little video of Little Lady opening her Trolls package:

These have made an amazing addition to the Trolls themed presents Santa is already bringing (sshhhh don’t tell, it’s a secret) and I think any Trolls fan would be delighted to receive any of these on Christmas morning!

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We were gifted the items for the purpose of this review however all opinions remain honest and our own.