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Forest feast Christmas collection

Published December 6, 2017 by Bizzimummy

Forest feast are home to tasty fruit and nut snacks and have recently launched a festive collection in time for Christmas.

These festive snack packs combine blends of both sweet and savoury ingredients together such as nuts, dried fruits and even bits of chocolate. These make lovely Xmas day nibbles for all the family.

If I’m being totally honest, I’m not usually a big lover of nuts or dried fruits, but I do make an exception around Christmas and these do taste incredibly good. The vanilla cashew, cranberry, chocolate, fruit and nut went down a treat. I would usually expect a mix like this to contain some sort of dried fruit that I don’t like such as raisins, currants, dates etc but no, it contained dried cranberries which are one of the very few dried fruits I actually like.

There are four festive varieties to choose from and each one costs £3.50 per bag.

Electric jukebox Roxi

Published November 15, 2017 by Bizzimummy

This is one amazing gift that all the family can and will enjoy this Christmas. A gift that turns a television into a fun interactive music jukebox. This is Roxi by Electric Jukebox.

The Roxi is a small simple hub which connects to most televisions via a HDMI lead. All new flat screen televisions (sold in the past 8 years) should have an HDMI port. Some older models may also have one and there are some adapters which enable connection for some without the port. It’s easy peasy to connect and comes on instantly. It needs a minimal set up too, mainly WiFi connection and a few other bits of jiggling around to suit. The screen interface menu looks like this.

Now for the music. Roxi gives instant access to a whopping 29 million tracks. I was able to find some very rare gems that I hadn’t heard for a while along with many that take me back to my childhood. As well as individual tracks there’s also over 3 million albums. Wow just wow.

I guess many of you are reading this and thinking it sounds good, but how much is it, how much per month will I be billed etc? Well surprisingly unlike other music streaming apps and devices, there is no monthly fee. Yes that’s correct no fee and access to all that amazing music, You don’t even need to sign up or add passwords or cards or anything along those lines. It’s a one off purchase cost and that’s all for a whole year. If you want to renew after a year them it remains very low cost compared to similar services.

Roxi does a whole lot more than just play and search for music too. There is a karaoke mode where the included remote turns into a microphone.

Kids will enjoy the karaoke part and it saves buying an extra karaoke unit too. It can access worldwide radio, picking up thousands of radio stations that we never knew existed. It’s not just pop, dance, rock and oldies either. Other types of music and sound exist via this one device such as chilling and ambient sounds, nature sounds and meditation tracks etc. A few strange songs exist on this too.

Then many games and quizzes which are great for parties and entertainment, kids or adults or the whole family and again, all include in the one off purchase price.

The purchase price for the Roxi music streaming device is a one off £199 which includes the device, remote/microphone, leads and a years unlimited streaming, game playing and all the above mentioned.

It comes as red, blue or black to suit decor and it really is lots of fun. When I first hooked it all up, I was so addicted to it, trying to find old rare songs that I’ve not heard in forever and messing around testing out the radio stations. Now I like to put in on when I’m cleaning and doing housework or coming in after a night out. My kids like the karaoke mode and the games are fun too.

It does sound a lot to pay out, but I think it’s worth an investment. Imagine buying all those fave songs on cds over the years. That would cost more than £199 I think.

Monster island 

Published October 18, 2017 by Bizzimummy


Monster Island was released on DVD to purchase in UK stores two days ago (October 16th) by Kaleidoscope Home Entertainment.

Monster Island tells the story of lonely kid at school called Lucas. Lucas is getting bullied and his overprotective dad won’t let him go anywhere without his inhaler.The  reason is for that is because if Lucas gets too excited;  it could bring on, not an an awful metamorphosis. The boy’s genetic secret is that he is a monster, as I’d his dad. This then means that Lucas will have to journey to his mythic homeland, Monster Island, to confront his destiny. 


It’s well worth a watch, my children loved it. 

Rock Dog DVD & Giveaway 

Published September 12, 2017 by Bizzimummy

Sky Cinema are releasing Rock Dog on DVD next month – October 16th. 

 


 

The movies main character Bodi finds a radio dropped by a passing aeroplane and decides he wants to be a rock n roll star. He heads out to the city to find a music legend despite his Father’s wishes. 

Of course like most movies, there are perils, adventures and enemies ahead. The enemy in this case being a nasty pack of wolves led by Linnux. It’s down to Bodi and all the other Tibetan Mastiff dogs to guard their peaceful village – Snow mountain from the wolves plot. 


If Bodi can find the musician and protect the village he may just fulfill his dream of becoming a Rock Dog! 




It’s a fun family and kids film to watch with just a 90 minute run time and it’s PG rating means it’s fine for all of us to watch. 



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GIVEAWAY 

There are 2 copies of Rock Dog on DVD up for grabs. If you want to be in with a chance to win one then just click the link below. 

ENTER HERE!

Ends October 17th 2017 

Entrants need to have active Facebook, twitter and Instagram accounts and be a UK resident 

Emoji’s have landed

Published August 29, 2017 by Bizzimummy

Emoji fever seems to be taking over the UK with the recent release of the Emoji movie. Kids everywhere want all new emoji themed accessories, and these poseable light up figure and just one of them. 


There are three to collect and for some strange reason, my kids seem obsessed with the poop shaped one – which also happens to be called “Poop” the other two are Jailbreak and Gene and we have two of these.

 

Now I’m not sure what exactly these are meant to be or their use; as they don’t really do all that much. Their arms and legs can be moved and they can be also be removed from the stands so maybe a little like dolls?

 They also both light up, but the light isn’t anything special and not really bright enough for reading, Plus it doesn’t stay on long enough. The lights are only activated when one of the characters arms are lifted and then instantly go off again as the arms don’t stay up. 

 

I actually struggled to get pictures of the lights on as one of my hands had tohold up the arm, with the other taking the picture.

Jordanna wasn’t too impressed with the short amount of light. Izebella seemed happy to have just something from the Emoji movie.

If anything they do make nice enough bedroom decorations and accessories, they aren’t soft so no good for bedtime hugs either. I’m thinking maybe in a few years time they may just be sought after by movie apparel fans and who knows perhaps worth a bit more than the £14.99 price tag. 

 

Visit Flair toys for more info. 

SuperGeek heros animated series + competition 

Published May 18, 2017 by Bizzimummy


The SUPER GEEK HEROES are a unique group of super-kids… having fun in turn with a mission to learn! Their seven friendly ‘super-powers’ are derived from the three prime and four specific development areas of the ‘Early Years Foundation Stage’. 

​These are… Personal, Social & Emotional Development, Understanding the World, Communication & Language, Literacy, Numeracy, Physical Development, and Creative Arts & Design.  

By introducing “superhero characters” to represent learning and development areas within EYFS, children (and adults) interact more effectively when they understand and relate to their meaning. The use of fun animated 3D characters in this way make children’s learning and development cool, exciting and interesting right through their early years and beyond.

The series is shown on You Tube via many short episodes. They have recently added ten new episodes and I imagine there will be many more to come. All of the episodes are short lasting between 3-7 minutes long. There are 7 main characters in the series and each one teaches children a different thing.

· Personal, Social and Emotional Development – Suzi Smiles

· Understanding the World – Peter Planet
· Communication & Language – Vicky Voice
· Literacy – Jake Jotter
· Numeracy – Mille Maths
· Physical Development – Ant Active
· Creative Arts & Design – Ronnie Rock

Today me and Izebella have been watching a few of the episodes on SuperGeek heroes channel. I think the episodes are perfect for Izebellas age. They encourage learning in a friendly way. The colourful characters each have their own name and personality which children will start to recognise.

The episodes are also really short meaning Izebella doesn’t lose interest in fact she wanted to watch more.

Izebella especially likes Milly Maths and Vicky voice. I think that’s because they are girls in pink/purple. 


Adults and kids can subscribe to SuperGeek heroes channel here. They have their own website too – http://www.supergeekheroes.com/.

COMPETITION 

Yes there’s even a giveaway here too. The prize on offer is – A free 6 month subscription to KidsCast APP where you can download and view Super Geek Heroes on the go or cast to your TV! There’s a bit of information about the app here.

To take part just click the link! This giveaway will close June 1st 2017. The winner must have a compatible smart device to use the app. 

ENTER HERE

Summer sandals from Start rite 

Published April 17, 2017 by Bizzimummy

I would love to say that the weather is improving, but sadly it isn’t and Easter weekend has been a bit of a wash out. We did have the odd few days of sunshine last month and I am very much hoping that the sunshine comes back again. Izebella is also hoping for nice weather as she has a brand new pair of very pretty sandals to show off in the sun. 


These are the Clara leather rip tape sandals from Start-rite. Being from Start–rite I had a pretty good inkling that they would be a good strong, but comfortable pair of shoes for my daughter and I was not wrong. 

These sandals are made from leather which helps keep sandals dry, or less sweaty. The soles are really soft, almost spongy making them really good to wear in the sun all day long. I wish I could get sandals this comfy for my feet. 


They have riptape type fastenings which even young children are able to easily fasten. The straps simply stick down and can be pulled up. The straps, being soft leather are also really comfortable and don’t dig in or leave marks like some sandals do. 

The colour is white/silver and they do look rather pretty with a nice dress on. All Izebella needs now is some better weather to wear them in. 


As for the price – they cost £38.00. This is probably a lot more than I would usually spend on a pair of summer sandals but I do think they are much better quality, both I design and comfort than cheaper versions. 

Moana DVD giveaway 

Published March 31, 2017 by Bizzimummy

Join the journey of a lifetime with “Moana”, the sweeping story of a spirited teenager who sets sail on a daring adventure to save her people, starring newcomer Auli‘i Cravalho as the voice of brave and tenacious Moana and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson as the larger-than-life demigod Maui. “Moana” sets a new course, arriving to homes on Digital Download on 27th March and on DVD, Blu-ray™ and 3D Blu-ray™ on 3rd April. To celebrate the release, one lucky winner will win a copy of the film on DVD!


Continuing the fun-filled adventure, families can continue their journey, filled with hours of extensive and entertaining bonus offerings including: a new, hilarious mini-movie featuring Moana and Maui; an in-depth look at how the people, cultures and heritage of the Pacific Islands shaped the story of “Moana;” 

To be in with a chance of winning a copy of Moana on DVD, just click on the entry link below. 

ENTER HERE!
(This giveaway will close April 14th 2017. One winner will be chosen at random to win one copy of Moana on DVD courtesy of Walt Disney studios. All entrants must be UK residents with a valid UK postal address, email address, Facebook and twitter accounts. Winning name will be mentioned on my blog after the giveaway and also on my winners page)

TV Bingo 

Published November 22, 2016 by Bizzimummy

The nights are getting darker and colder and we are all settling down to watch the latest TV shows. This winter lots of celeb filled game shows fill our screen and my favourites are Strictly Come Dancing and I’m a Celebrity.. get me out of here! I myself am a keen fan of both of them.

Paddy power have created some fun bingo cards for both of these shows that can be printed off and played along at home with friends and family. There are no numbers, simply watch the shows regularly and mark off when something happens. 


Feel free to print off these cards and play along! 

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