Review: Dinotropolis Adventure Park with a toddler

Review: Dinotropolis Adventure Park with a toddler

Last Friday, we went to check out Dinotropolis Adventure Park which opened at Bluewater last month. Autumn loved dinosaurs, so as soon as I heard about it I thought she’d enjoy it. In fact, the night before, we’d had dinner at neighbouring Rosa’s Thai Cafe and she’d been excitedly shouting “DINOSAUR!” at the advert on the wall! As we headed to our booking at 2pm, we were looking forward to some lunch and dinosaur themed fun. View Post

Review: Rosa’s Thai Cafe at Bluewater

Review: Rosa’s Thai Cafe at Bluewater

Last week we accepted our invitation to review Rosa’s Thai Cafe, which has recently opened at Bluewater. I really enjoy Thai food and have always felt like Bluewater was missing a Thai restaurant, so it’s great that that has now been rectified. Located next door to the cinema and Dinotropolis, it is ideally positioned for a date with dinner and a film or a day out with children. That said, our main concern before putting it to the test was our 2 year old daughter Autumn. She had never eaten Thai food before! View Post

Review: Shaken Udder’s Mootastic Milkshakes

Review: Shaken Udder’s Mootastic Milkshakes

I was aware of Shaken Udder’s milkshakes for a good couple of years before I met them at a local blogging convention last autumn. The fun cartoon cows on the bottles were what drew me to them first. However, the more I learn about the company and these milkshakes, the more I love them! If you’re a long-term reader of my blog, you’ll know that I enjoy supporting local businesses. As these guys are only an hour up the road from me, across the Thames in Essex, it just adds to their appeal for me. Anyway, that’s enough of my waffling. Let’s get down to what you want to hear about…the milkshake!

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Review: Strictly Come Dancing Board Game

Review: Strictly Come Dancing Board Game

Excitement is mounting about the semi-final of Strictly Come Dancing this weekend. We know who our semi-finalists are, and now we know what dances they’ll do to what music. The competition is close and we can only guess who will be victoriously holding that glitterball trophy on Saturday 15th December.  Fortunately, once the final sequinned dress has left the stage at the grand final, the fun can still continue! The Strictly Come Dancing Board Game is a great game to play with all the family over Christmas to relinquish your post-Strictly blues. View Post

7 Christmas gifts you haven’t thought of

7 Christmas gifts you haven’t thought of

Christmas can be a stressful experience, especially if you have lots of people on your shopping list. If you’re anything like me, you get a bit overwhelmed at times. When this happens, it can be difficult to think, let alone outside the box. Well, hopefully this blog post will help to inspire you. These 7 fantastic ideas are definitely things that you might not have thought about. View Post