If my girls were happy about me getting an iPhone for just one reason then this app would be that reason.
With six mini games and additional story telling puzzles to create the game is lots of fun. With no in game advertising or charges I felt comfortable and safe to leave them to play by themselves.
The game is aimed at children aged 4 to 8 but Alison (aged 3) was perfectly capable of playing it.
The six mini games are each hosted by one of Tatty Puppy's blue nosed friends.
Blossom's skip & jump is the hardest and even I need to practice this one as I can't get very many.
Peanut's biscuit bake allows you to cut, bake and decorate your own biscuits in the shape of your favourite blue nose friends.
Coco's Beach Band allows you to be musical and create your own band.
Passion's magical garden is all about experimenting with colours and flowers.
Binky's hide 'n' seek is a great game where the children have to look around the virtual world by moving the device.
Cottonsocks' card match is great for building up your memory skills..
Available now on iOS and soon on Android the full game is only £1.99 and is fantastic value for money if only for the amount of quiet time it can give you when the kids are playing.
When I wrote about attending the George Foreman event
a couple of weeks ago I was very excited to start cooking and believe me my excitement is still here a few weeks later. The George Foreman can be used for every day grill cooked items like these burgers (but don't they look so much nicer with stripes?). It can also be used to cook other foods.
I have been experimenting with my George Foreman over the past few weeks but I kept forgetting to take photos but I did remember when I cooked Corn on the cob because it looked so delicious.
Being on a diet means I am on a restricted diet but with George by my side I am able to cook up some fantastic food. I have set myself a little challenge and apart from my microwave and Kettle I will only use my George Foreman Grill and Melt
to cook for myself over the next week.Here is my meal planBreakfastsToasted Bagel with Bacon and cream cheeseCheese on toastBeans on toastFull breakfast - bacon, sausage, scrambled egg, beans, mushrooms and tomatoWeetabix
Marmite on toastFruit Salad and YogurtLunchMug ShotPilchards on ToastSausage sandwich
Panini with Ham, onion and cheese
Tuna Melt Ciabatta
Caesar Salad with grilled Chicken and BaconHam Salad
filled Pittas with HalloumiDinnerSalmon and Roasted (griddled) VegetablesHunters Chicken with Instant Mash and Salad
Burger, Potato Waffles and BeansKofta Kebabs and CouscousChicken wrapped in Bacon stuffed with Cheese
with steamed vegPork, Pineapple and Vegetable wraps
Tuna Steaks with Salad and steamed new potatoes.I was also thinking of doing some desserts on the George Foreman as well and I think grilled Banana or grilled Pineapple would be really tasty and it would be healthy too.With my George by my side I will lose more weight and still eat gorgeous tasting food.
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Trying to put a healthy snack inside the kids lunchboxes can be really hard. The girls love strawberries but they are not the easiest thing to store in lunchboxes without them getting messy and bashed up.
Fruit Bowl snacks
are a bit hit and miss in our house. The girls (and me) love the Yogurt coated strawberry flakes and the fruit peelers but we found that the Strawberry fruit flakes were a bit floury and the School bars were too chewy. We have only tried the ones pictured above though so I am sure there are more in the range that we will enjoy. I am going to try the other yogurt covered fruits like raisins and raspberries
. I am even tempted to try some of the other Fruit flakes like the tropical ones as they look lovely.
Last week saw the arrival of our next Lego Family Bloggers box. With something inside for each member of our family it really was tailor made for us.
The first thing we have opened and played with is the Lego Family sets. It even included one exclusive not in the shops set Elizabeth really was feeling spoilt.
This is the first time I have actually handed over building control to Elizabeth and I was really impressed to see how well she did. There was times when she was a little bit distracted and went forward a few steps but she soon worked out where she had gone wrong. Her first attempt was on Cat's playhouse
and I love these little pet sets. At just £2.99 I don't mind buying one of these after a trip to Legoland discovery centre as its not breaking the bank.
The thing I love about the Friends set is that although very pink and very girly there are actually sets for Football practice, Karate Club Magic Tricks and even a flying club. Showing the girls that it is not all horse riding and pampering.
We all fell in love with this gorgeous exclusive Ice cream trolley pulled by the lovely Emma and the tiny ice cream and ice lolly are the perfect accessories for an almost summers day like we had yesterday.
I have lots more Lego in my family blogger box including more Legend of Chima Speedorz sets to enable us to build our own Chima Challenge arena and a special set for Hubby based on the new Iron Man 3 movie which is coming soon.
I can't wait to have a go at these and I will let you know how we get on in another review.
You know when you get sent something and as a parent you can't quite see the point of them so you show them to your kids and they fall in love with them?
That is exactly what happened when I opened the envelope containing Floppets.
Floppets are a pocket money collectable that are coming to the UK after being successful in the US. You can use Floppets to personalise belongings to even to wear as rings. There are different Floppet groups including Petlets, Munchkin monsters and Flop Seas.
The girls really liked their Floppets, so much so that they were fighting over who gets the last one so I have it instead.
We received three Floppets for the purpose of this review
When we arrived home from the hospital yesterday we found a lovely parcel waiting for us from our friends at Carte Blanche
. This month they are launching four new cute plush friends to add to the My Blue Nose Friends range. We received one of each of them. They are called Spirit the Lemur, Comedy the Hyena, Smoo the cow and Twist the snake.They are all super soft but each one has a slightly different feel to it and they each have a small explanation about their character in their tags.
The will be launching some more plush friends later in the summer as My Blue Nose Friends celebrates its fifth anniversary.
Spirit, Comedy, Smoo and Twist
Other exciting news includes the release of an exciting new Blue Nose Friends - Tatty Puppy app. Children from 4-8 will love playing with their favourite Blue Nose Friends including Binky the Panda, Passion the Lovebug, Coco the Monkey and more. The free app also features a fun mini game that you can play with Peanut the hamster and the extended version (£1.99) has six mini games. With no in-app charges or advertising, children will be safe while exploring the world of Blue Nose Friends - Tatty Puppy.
The app is available on iOS from the end of April and Android from July. I will definitely be checking it out when it comes out on Android in July.
Elizabeth loves cuddling Twist
We received the four plush toys for the purpose of this review.