Despicable Me Mineez Toys – Review

We’ve loved both the Despicable Me films and we can’t wait for the third one to be out. To keep us entertained in the meantime we were sent some rather cute Minions toys from Flair PLC to review.

We were sent the following from the Despicable Me Mineez Range from Flair –

  • Blind Pack
  • Micro Key Ring
  • Drop & Pop Minions
  • Collector’s Tin

Each blind pack contains a little character and from over 75 to collect, there’s no stopping at one. There are even rare and limited editions to be found.

The Micro Key Ring clips onto everything and is perfect for the children’s bags. There are 12 to collect.

The Drop and Pop minion is loads of fun. I did have a problem finding out how it worked. It bounces high into the air when you pull down it’s trousers and then throw it to the ground.

The Collectors Tin contains two exclusive figures and is the perfect place for storing all those minions. It is made of tin and is shaped to look like a minion.

Since we love the Minions, we quite enjoyed playing with these toys. They are durable and lovely to start a rather nice collection.

The target age range is 5+ and this is about the correct age. The blind pack is priced at £2.99, the Micro key ring at £4.99, the Drop and Pop Minions at £8.99 and the collectors tin at £14.99

The toys are available at all major retailers.

Top 10 Travel Must Haves – #MarkWarnerMum

The idea of being a Mark Warner Mum or rather a family is one of our dreams. Every year, I put forward an entry together with a host of other bloggers, hoping to get chosen. This year, I hope it will be our year. We love to travel and we’ve done some pretty good travelling in the last year but we’re hoping we get to try something new this year.

This year Mark Warner has challenged us to make a mood board of travel must haves. Now, when packing a bag, I can think of a whole lot more than 10 must haves. But when actually going on holiday there is a whole lot more baggage you take along with you – the emotional kind.

So I decided to take it literally and create a MOOD board. The 10 moods or emotions that you must have (or will have) while on holiday. All these together constitute for the perfect holiday.


Travel Must Haves

Excitement – From the moment you decide to go on holiday, it’s exciting. Picking out the place and then getting bookings sorted etc. All very exciting. And of course, you need excitement all the while on holiday – excitement at boarding a plane or a car even, checking in to a hotel and so on.

Anticipation – the idea that something wonderful is about to happen. What could be better than going on holiday especially if it’s a place you have never visited. Not forgetting the anticipation of the next holiday at the end of this one.

Anger – when you miss the train or your flight is delayed or well, you’ve just had a fight with the Mr. about forgetting to pack night clothes. True Story.

Awe and Admiration – for all things beautiful – the scenery, the culture, the people.

Surprise – When you check in to the hotel and they tell you they have upgraded your room to the Super Deluxe with a jacuzzi.

Joy – At the sheer pleasure of being able to lounge around a pool and not do any washing up.

Patience and Resilience – waiting for almost everything – check in, airports, lining up for food, waiting for a bill, counting to 10 yet again when the child decides he needs the toilet for the nth time.

Fear and Dread – at trying something new – bungee jumping, trying out a new dish that looks very unappetising but is famous in that part of the world.

Sadness – when you have to leave your holiday destination.

Love – Last but not least, for being there for each other and enjoying spending days together as a family. Also to be read as endless hugs and cuddles in bed. And making loving memories.

What do you think? Do you take all these with you on holiday too? 

Win a Character Bundle in the Skylanders 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway

Last week I ran a giveaway for my readers to win a Skylanders Imaginators Starter pack and I promised to be back again with another amazing giveaway.

This time you could win a Skylanders Character Bundle to add to your existing pack. You never know, you may just be lucky enough to win both. Wouldn’t that be a treat?

Some more information about Skylanders Imaginators –

  • There are 31 all-new Skylanders Senseis heroes to collect, and infinite possibilities to create your own Skylanders with Creation Crystals!!
  • You can use an Imaginite Creation Crystal to create your own Skylanders! Just put the Creation Crystal on your portal and use your imagination to create the most heroic Skylander possible!



You can win 3 characters in this bundle and this includes Kaos.

You know the drill – all you need to do is enter the giveaway below.


Skylanders Character Bundle Giveaway

12 Days of Christmas Skylanders Imaginators Giveaway

You must know how much we love Skylanders. We recently attended the Skylanders Imaginators event and we loved the game.

We have also been playing the game at home and the children love it.si_general_presellcontents_generic_eg

Since it is the season of giving, we thought it would be a good idea to share some of our love for the game. The lovely people at Skylanders have offered me a Skylanders Imaginators Starter Pack to give away to one of my lucky readers.

Here’s some more information about the game –

Kaos has discovered the ancient power of Mind Magic and is using it to create an unstoppable army of Doomlanders! Eon is calling upon all Portal Masters and Skylands’ greatest mystic warriors, the Senseis, to stop Kaos and his minions. Now, you must use the power of your imagination to create your own Skylanders to battle in the ultimate adventure alongside the almighty Senseis to save Skylands. 

You can choose the console you would like the game to be compatible with –  PS4, PS3, Xbox One, Xbox 360 or Wii U.

To win this amazing prize, enter the giveaway below –

Skylanders Imaginators Starter Pack