Schleich Thor Figure Review

We are huge fans of anything Schleich – simply because the products are so well made.

We recently received this Thor figurine to review and Ethan was thrilled with it.

From the new Thor: Ragnarok film, this figure is so well-detailed. It is hand painted and has every little aspect taken into account.

Here’s a little more behind the figure as mentioned by Schleich –

Thor wields a mighty weapon, the hammer Mjolnir. The hammer allows him to control thunder and lightning – and to strike more powerful blows than any other superhero. As an Avenger, he fights against the forces of evil.

Thor, the Viking god, is almost invincible. His mighty hammer, Mjolnir, allows him to control storms, thunder and lightning, and it always returns to the hand of its powerful master. He comes from Asgard. When his father Odin, king of the gods, sends him to earth, he becomes a member of the Avengers so that he can fight side by side with other superheroes against the forces of evil – above all, his hate-filled brother, Loki.

Thor wields the characteristic hammer and has a helmet and a red cloak. He is dressed in black and his muscles are  defined giving truth to his superhuman strength.

It is a great toy although it is more a collectible and would be perfect for a Superhero collection.

There are more available in this range – Spider-man, Captain America, Hulk, Black Widow, Dr Strange, Venom, Falcon, Iron Man and Green Goblin.

They are all priced at £9.99 and are very true to the characters from the films.

To have a look at the others in the range go to

#ChileanEasyPeeler Challenge

The moment I see Aeryn at pick up, she asks me what I have in my bag. She’s always hungry  after school and she knows I carry a snack for her and Ethan.
In fact most parents have a little something for their children to eat after school.

For me, it’s usually a sweet treat but more recently I have been carrying fruit. One – because the kids love it and Two – it’s healthy. Three – if any mums are looking it makes me look good. Healthy eating and all that.

If it’s fruit, it has to be an easy peeler. They are easy to carry as they are small and they are not messy.

The kids enjoy them and on a hot day I chill them a bit. They taste delicious cold as they are so juicy. And they are sweet!

In fact, these easy peelers have special meaning to me. When I was pregnant with my oldest, I had a craving for…you guessed it – easy peelers. I found the taste to be tangy and sweet at the same time and I loved the scent of them. No wonder we all love them especially Jadyn. I did have loads of them during my pregnancy.


These easy peelers are perfect for lunch boxes too as they can be peeled without help and are seedless too. And there’s no need to chop or cut which saves me time when preparing packed lunches.

They contain 87 % water keeping one  hydrated too.

Easy peelers are low in calories, fat and a good provider of vitamins and minerals.

I leave a note in Jadyn’s packed lunch on days that she has exams or is auditioning for something important. These are ideal for this as I don’t need to hunt for paper but can quickly scribble something on it with marker. So handy! And Jadyn looks forward to the messages too.

Personally I find these great as a snack and I keep a couple near me when working. So much healthier than chocolate and I don’t feel guilty about over- indulging.

Do you like easy peelers? Do your kids love them too?


This post is an entry for the BritMums #ChileanEasyPeelers Challenge, sponsored by Citrus Fruits from Chile.



Hatchimals Surprise – Review

Last year the Hatchimals was the rage and the top gift for Christmas. This year SpinMaster has come up with another winner – Hatchimals Surprise. We were thrilled to be a part of the chosen few to be among the first to review them – both times.

The Hatchimals Surprise Egg comes in a packaging that is similar to the Hatchimals except if you look closely there’s a huge clue in it. Can you spot the difference?

We received a speckled egg – purple and green and we were SO excited that we couldn’t wait to open it.

The egg works in pretty much the same way. Once you remove the little bits beneath it, it is ready to start hatching. You can hear the sounds coming from it and it makes it ever so exciting. There are different emotions that the egg itself goes through with different colours telling you what they are. The colours are a little light so if the room is well lit, you may miss the colours.

Tap on the egg and it taps back – in the same rhythm.


Once the egg is ready to hatch – rubbing the bottom of the egg helps this, you should see some rainbow coloured lights from within the egg. You’ll also hear a whirring sound – your cue so you don’t miss the big moment.

And then the big surprise – once you take out the little creature, there’s another one! Yes, it’s twins!

The children were thrilled to bits and so excited as you can see from the video.

We had the Peacats. One was largely pink and the other one was purple. They are just adorable.

Once out, the twins sing happy birthday and then interact with each other as well as on their own. You can touch their nose or the top of their head to make them do different things. Their eyes flash different colours to let you know they are hungry, cold, upset or lonely and there is a handy cheat sheet to let to act accordingly.

You can then take the creatures to the different stages Baby, Toddler, Kid, Adult and at each stage they will do different things like dance, play games etc. We haven’t gone past baby as yet.

The egg hatching process is much shorter than the pervious Hatchimals so be sure not to miss it. Ours took about 7 minutes as you can see.

The Hatchimals Surprise is priced at £74. 99 but you do get two little creatures that do different things so they are quite like two different toys.

While the concept may not be new, the addition of the second little creature in the egg makes it innovative and with both interacting with each other, allows for much more playtime fun. We totally loved the whole hatching experience as well as the surprise. And we love the little Peacats.

Without doubt, this is set to be a top toy this Christmas so if you want one, you’d best go out and snap it up fast. I’m sure it will soon be out of stock.

It is available at all major toy retailers.

Here’s our video of the Hatchimals Surprise Egg hatching –


Spinjitsu with Jade Jones to celebrate the launch of the LEGO Ninjago Movie

Last Saturday, we headed off early into London for a very exciting event. We were attending a Spinjitsu Masterclass with Jade Jones to celebrate the launch of the Warner Bros LEGO Ninjago Movie. Dick and Dom were hosts.

#LEGONinjago launch with Jade Jones

The children were pretty excited, especially Ethan as he is crazy about LEGO. And as we were going to be watching the film later, it was extremely exciting.

#LEGONinjago Launch

The scene when we reached Potter’s Field was buzzing with LEGO Ninjago characters and trailers of the film being projected on giant screens.

EDITORIAL USE ONLY Olympic gold medal winner Jade Jones hosts a martial arts class for families in Potters Field London to celebrate the LEGO Ninjago Movie, which is released in cinemas across the UK on October 13th. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Photo date: Saturday September 30, 2017. The event was also hosted by childrenÕs television presenters Dick and Dom.
Photo credit: Doug Peters/PA Wire

The children were handed stickers and some activity sheets and bandanas. We were then shown to the area where the class was to be conducted.

The children were shown some kicks/moves and now they are all interested in joining a Spinjitsu class.

Here’s a video of the day –


The LEGO Ninjago movie is in cinemas on 13 October and features Jackie Chan as Master Wi, Dave Franco as Lloyd and Justin Theroux as Garmadon.


“In this big-screen Ninjago adventure, the battle for Ninjago City calls to action young Lloyd (Dave Franco), aka the Green Ninja, along with his friends, who are all secret warriors and LEGO Master Builders.  Led by kung fu master Wu as wise-cracking as he is wise, they must defeat evil warlord Garmadon (Justin Theroux), the Worst Guy Ever, who also happens to be Lloyd’s dad. Pitting mech against mech and father against son, the epic showdown will test this fierce but undisciplined team of modern-day ninjas who must learn to check their egos and pull together to unleash their true power.”

We will be sharing our review of the film in a later post so do be sure to come back and check it out.

Here are some more pictures from the day –

EDITORIAL USE ONLY Olympic gold medal winner Jade Jones hosts a martial arts class for families in Potters Field London to celebrate the LEGO Ninjago Movie, which is released in cinemas across the UK on October 13th. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Photo date: Saturday September 30, 2017. The event was also hosted by children’s television presenters Dick and Dom.
 Photo credit : Doug Peters/PA Wire



LEGO Ninjago launch