Cicciobello Love ‘n’ Care Doll – Review

Aeryn loves her dolls and seemingly can never have enough. She runs her school at home when she’s back from school and most of these dolls are in pre-school. It’s adorable to watch. A new baby joined us and to be honest he is quite a fussy little chap – Cicciobello Love and Care.

What’s inside the box?

  • Doll
  • 3 bottles – containing juice, milk and medicine
  • A stethoscope
  • A syringe
  • An in-ear thermometer
  • A pacifier

The doll is very cute and has a lovely blue romper suit. He has blonde hair that looks a little messy but it’s all a part of the appeal.

The pacifier sets off the functioning. Take it out of the doll’s mouth and he’ll start to cry. Use the thermometer to check his temperature and it will glow red.

His cheeks turn red and you need to try and stop it from crying so you first offer it either the juice or the milk. If he stops crying and sighs happily, check the temperature again. The light should glow green.

If the doll is unhappy and doesn’t stop crying with the first bottle then you try the next and lastly try the medicine. If all three don’t work, you need to give it an injection. Use the syringe to give the doll an injection. There is a little hole near the doll’s bottom and you need to press the syringe in. Naturally Cicciobello hates it and starts crying louder but then stops and is happy.

A very lifelike experience when you give the doll the injection!

The doll has great play value and is perfect for role play and imaginative play.

Aeryn loves playing with Cicciobello and I think it is a lovely doll for a Christmas present.

It requires 3 AA batteries that are not included. It is priced at £59.99 and is available at https://www.smythstoys.com/

In fact there is a special promotion on at the moment where you can win a family trip to Italy – https://www.facebook.com/smythstoyssuperstores/

 

Celebrity Mum of the Year – Who will you vote for?

I marvel at these celebrity mums. They always seem so well put together and manage to be awesome mums too. I’m mostly pulling a quick brush through my hair and running after my kids in a state – sometimes with a shoestrap undone and having forgotten a million things.

I do follow the stories of the celebrity mums too especially Kate Middleton – she looks ever so lovely all the time. And I was super glad to see that even her children have a tantrum or two. Who’s my favourite? That’s a tough one but it’s probably Kate. 

The shortlist for the ‘3D-lipo Celebrity Mum Of The Year Award 2017’, has been announced, with the British public nominating some of their most-loved celebrity mums.
 
This year’s full list for the 16th annual accolade includes:
  • Amal Clooney
  • Amy Childs
  • Anna Saccone-Joly
  • Binky Felstead
  • Cheryl Tweedy
  • Coleen Rooney
  • Emily Andre
  • Faryal Makhdoom
  • Geri Horner
  • Kate Middleton
From Vlogger and mum-of-three Anna Saccone-Joly to our pregnant Princess Kate, the nominated celebrity mums have a wide range of experience between them, all bringing a multitude of parenting skills to the table. 
 
With mums who have decided to have children later in life getting a look in this year, Geri Horner (44) has already expressed her desire for more children, and Amal Clooney (39) is keeping up with a pair of newborn twins who are rumoured to make their A-list father cry every day! 
 
Liverpool’s sweetheart, Coleen Rooney, has seen her fair share of heartache this year, with rumours of her husband’s infidelity following her around as the kids headed back to school. Would a Celebrity Mum win be a much-needed boost to our lovely Coleen?
 
On the subject of scorned women, Faryal Makhdoom, Amir Khan’s pregnant (and soon-to-be ex) wife also makes the nominations list after a very public fight across social media. Faryal has since reportedly told friends she’ll raise their second child without any help. 
 
Amy Childs makes her debut on the nominations list, having welcomed her first child in April this year, her beautiful baby girl Polly. Amy has a fantastic talent for juggling parenting and her career, ensuring everything at the salon runs smoothly, and posting thoughtful advice videos for new parents to help them on their journey.
 
Cheryl Tweedy has welcomed her first child this year with Liam Payne, and has kept their new-born, Bear, out of the public eye for his protection. However Cheryl has recently been spotted flaunting her flawless abs, bouncing right back into the spotlight!
 
Returning to the nominations list this year is Emily Andre, whose husband Peter has won Celebrity Dad twice in the past – will she have the competitive edge to start catching up with him?
 
Made in Chelsea’s Binky Felstead had her first child with co-star Josh Patterson this year, a baby girl named India, and documented her journey on Channel 4’s Born In Chelsea, giving fans everywhere an insight into what to expect…when you’re expecting. 
 
Starting today until Friday 13th October, the British public can vote for the celebrity they think is the most deserving of the award at http://www.3d-lipo.co.uk/celebrity-mum-of-the-year-2017/ 
 
There is also a dedicated Twitter hashtag, which is #CelebMumOfTheYear. 
 
Roy Cowley, Managing Director for 3D-lipo commented: “Being a mum is a juggling act between career and valuable family time. At 3D-lipo, we want to recognise the celebrities who are admired by the public for doing a great job of being a parent, whether new to the role or well experienced in motherhood – and that is exactly what the 3D-lipo Celebrity Mum Of The Year Award sets out to celebrate every year.”

Star Wars Path of the Force Lightsaber from Hasbro – Review

Ethan besides being tiger crazy is Star Wars crazy. He is a huge fan and knows Star Wars inside out – the episodes, the characters, etc. When we were given an opportunity to review some Star Wars products, we found it hard to choose which ones we’d love. We decided to go for the Path of the Force Lightsaber – from the film which is set for release in December.

This lightsaber is part of the Bladebuilders range which means you can add different light sabres to create the ultimate weapon.

The Path of the Force Lightsaber is cool (as Ethan says). You can choose to be a Jedi with the Jedi connecter which features an awesome blade at the touch of a button. Or you can choose to be a Sith with the Sith connector and that has accessories that release when a button is pressed.

This is Star Wars so the Jedi lightsaber is blue and the Sith lightsaber lights up red.

Changing the connecters is a piece of cake as you just press a little button to twist and remove. It’s not fiddly at all which I like.

It is an extendable lightsaber which means it takes up less space and it is more durable as I find that the lightsabers that come as one piece as more prone to break.

What I like about this toy is that it is customisable as you can attach both connectors and make it all the more awesome.

There are sound effects too which all make it a very impressive toy indeed.

The Path of the Force Lightsaber is priced at £49.99 and is available at all major toy retailers. It requires 3 AAA batteries which are included.

For more Star Wars fun, you can download the Hasbro Star Wars Studio FX App (works on selected iPhone, iPad, iPod and Android devices) to make videos with toys.

 

If I Won The Lottery…

What would I do if I won the lottery? Let me change the ‘If’ to ‘when’. It just somehow seems more positive. And given that there’s a huge Euromillions jackpot up for grabs, positive sounds good.

Now what I would do with the Lottery money would be dependant on how much I would win. Obviously I would ensure that my family is taken care of. So my children and a few generations would be provided for and when I say this I mean they would not want for money.

I would also share some of my spoils with my extended family and friends so they would be able to pay off mortgages etc. and perhaps invest in projects that they may want to. Or basically do what they want with it.

Personally, I would love to own my own restaurant. Somewhere swish. Serving amazing food. With a chef that understands tasty food. Wholesome food. Comfort food.

Then I would travel – round the world. To places I’ve always wanted to visit and do things I’ve always wanted to do. Meaning that I would start ticking off my bucket list. I’d love to visit Egypt and the pyramids, the Great Wall of China, Grand Canyon, Niagara Falls and the list goes on. It will be a long time before I’m back in the UK surely.

But yes it would be nice to be able to visit these places and not worry about money to spend while there.

I’ve often wondered if people who had tons of money ever got up in the morning and decided that they would be spending the day in a different country – on a whim. What fun to be able to do that. On the occasions that I’ve gone to drop family off at the airport, I thought it would be amazing to look at the departure board, pick a random place and buy a ticket to fly there. Once…just once. I’d have to win the lottery to do so.

Here’s my Lottery Travel List. Can you identify all the places I want to visit?