Review: The Lion Zen, Birmingham, First Haircut Experience

[Ad-Review] I love to mark Baby Mack’s special milestones as he grows up and his first haircut is no exception. He was recently invited to the newly opened The Lion Zen salon in Birmingham for this special experience. His hair had grown so long at the back and it was definitely time for his first trim. Getting him ready to go made me reflect on how quickly this last year has gone, it only seems like a few weeks ago that we were meeting him for the first time. The Lion Zen Salon, Birmingham The Lion Zen is a specialist…

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Birthday Party Prep with Zuru Bunch O Balloons

[Ad-Review] Mini recently turned 7, which coincided with the launch of Bunch o Balloons Party by Zuru. We were sent a party pack of goodies to help her celebrate, which was perfect timing for our family celebrations. Zuru have everything covered that you need for a fun filled party including balloons, party bag treats and a present for the birthday child. Bunch O Balloons Party Pump No party celebrations are complete without special decorations and balloons however they can be time consuming and fiddly to blow up. The Bunch O Balloons party pump can inflate and tie up to 40…

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Review: Horrible Histories Live On Stage, Belgrade Theatre, Coventry

[Ad-Review] For the last six months, Mini’s has been obsessed with Horrible Histories. She loves to watch the TV programmes and has also been enjoying reading the book collection. She was therefore beyond excited to be invited to see Horrible Histories Live On Stage. Mini loves the mixture of humour, silliness and songs of the TV show. The historical tales are packed with plenty of gruesome and gory facts and Mini was hoping to see plenty of this in the theatre show. The show, at The Belgrade Theatre, Coventry, is based upon the book series written by Terry Deary and…

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Exploring The National Memorial Arboretum, Staffordshire

Taking advantage of the first dry Sunday in a good few weeks, we headed out for a family day out to explore the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire. During our Summer holidays to Holland we had visited my Great Uncle’s grave from World War II. It was a poignant moment and one that Mini seemed interesting in learning about. I thought it would be a great opportunity to build upon this with a visit to the arboretum, and a great chance to get outside in the Autumn fresh air. The National Memorial Arboretum is an 150 acre site, home to…

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Review: Lucky Fortune Collectible Bracelets

[Ad-Review] Mini has just turned 7 years old and is enjoying having some pieces of her own jewellery to wear. She was therefore very excited to receive a package of lucky fortune collectible bracelets. Surprise toys are definitely a popular option at the moment, with a huge range of these types of toys and gifts available. Mini too loves these types of gifts and couldn’t wait to open her fortune cookies to see what was inside. Each fortune cookie contains a surprise bracelet, which comes with a charm attached and a paper fortune for good luck. The bracelets are easily…

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