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    • Monopoly (Wii) / Nintendo Wii Game / 7 Readings / 7 Ratings
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      22.02.2015 20:02
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      A great way to play an old family game in a modern way

      We had this monopoly game on wii a while ago and yesterday I said to 12yr old daughter - hey lets play monopoly on the wii!

      Monopoly is usually played on a board game and can be laborious and uses a lot of brain skills to work out the money side, I can remember as a child getting lost and not understanding.

      This version is on the wii which can be played from your arm chair without using too many brain cells! It's a modern way to play an old fashioned game. There are also other types of boards and play pieces that can be unlocked as you play and win money.

      The version we like is the 3d version. It plays pretty much the same as the board game, you choose a play peice to be; dog, hat, boat, car, wheelbarrow or shoe. The characters use the pieces to ride round the board on. The dice is rolled by pressing 1 on the remote and off we go. As you go round the board you buy up streets or utilities to build your empire, as people land on your streets or utilities they have to pay rent and so you build up/or loose your money. For those who are making lots of money you can buy houses and then hotels which on this version of wii monopoly are 3d actual houses rise up from the ground. The properties and land can be mortgaged if you are struggling with cash and also the streets, utilities and get out of jail card can be traded for cash or other streets, utilities if the other player accepts.

      As you go round the board there are certain bits you can skip as it gets a bit lengthy to hear the guy repeat everything. The game can be quite long as in the real board game however with it being on the wii it can be saved and play continue at a later date! The only problem with this can be that the momentum gets lost and the game is never won.

      As the games are played so monopoly money is won into the wii, this then can be used to purchase further types of board or player pieces for extra fun.

      This game also adds up and does all the banking for you so no need to have to keep working out all the finances. It does however teach children about the value of property, how to buy land and how to loose money if you're not careful!

      We really enjoy playing this as a family and it's a great way to introduce kids to old games in a style they love (digital!)

      This is around £15 at the moment on amazon (2015)

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    • Poundland / Highstreet Shopping / 5 Readings / 5 Ratings
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      21.02.2015 18:34
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      A great bargain to be had

      Poundland is another cheap discount store, great for a bargain but don't expect quality.

      We love Poundland, my daughters can take their pocket money in and get something for £1 or 2 things for £2. It's also easy for them to add up as however many items you have that's how many pounds it will be!

      BEWARE though! Some things I feel just aren't worth the £1 and I guess that's how they do it! your brain want's to say everything must be great value if it's £1 however if you are buying a small flump in a bag for instance for £1 stop and ask yourself is it worth £1 in my opinion - no! so some things that you might buy in a newsagents for 50p or even 75p you are paying £1 for in poundland.

      Mind you there are some bargains to be had! There are lots of goodies such as food items, accessories such as gloves, hats and scarfs, house items and seasonal items - I have bought many Christmas stocking fillers from this type of store. Some of the stuff is a bit cheap and nasty but if it doesn't need to last long that is fine.

      There aren't many pay stations usually and there is usually a bit of a que to wait to pay.

      In general another good bargain store that kids love.

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    • B&M Stores / Department Store / 3 Readings / 3 Ratings
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      21.02.2015 18:09
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      A little bit of something for everyone

      B&M is a cheap discount store, they are opening everywhere, we have two in Coventry and the latest one has opened just near our house.

      It's a kind of love it hate it relationship! I find I often buy more than I really needed but the thinking is 'it's such a great price'!

      B&M sell a little bit of everything really so being local it is actually quite handy. They sell as small amount of clothing mainly childrens, and accessories such as hats, gloves and scarfs. They sell DIY, House bits and pieces, food, stationery, cleaning items, seasonal and ours has a garden section outdoors which is good.

      I have bought wall paper from there and it's been great and was a brilliant price, I've bought bedroom bits for my girls such as clocks and pictures to match their particular taste for the moment and that's the great thing kids ideas change so frequently this makes it nice and easy to change a colour scheme or re-do a bedroom at a reasonable cost.

      It's great at Christmas time for some Christmasy bargains and table decorations again they don't need to last as fashions change so the quality for this doesn't matter so much.

      I would not buy anything I wanted to last years and years and years from here as I don't think it would.

      The staff have always been extremely helpful and friendly and the que's go down quickly.

      All in all for us as a family it's a great shop.

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      11.01.2015 18:00
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      • "small and portable"

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      hot chocolate mini sachets are a mini sensation!

      I am a lover of hot chocolate, nothing better than just before bed a nice cup of warm hot chocolate.

      This christmas my teen girls wanted get presents for their friends, with so many to buy for I was thinking of a nice looking but inexpensive present. Then I had an idea, these hot chocolate sachets are 4 for £1 of all different flavours so we bought a variety of sachets and a set of 4 mugs for £4.00. We put the sachets inside each of the mugs and put the individual mug in a celophane bag and tied with ribbon it looked really pretty.

      Back to the actual hot chocolate, so we decided we had to try some out for ourselves! I love the belgium hot chocolate version, it is quite sweet and one of my daughters found too sickly but I like it. You empty the sachet into the milk and I give it a quick stir straight away and then heat in the microwave for a minute, take it out stir it again and then do for another minute - yum yum. Top it off with some squirty cream and marshmallows and yum. If you wanted to not have it quite so sweet you could either put a bit more milk in or just use half a sachet.

      There are a few other sachet varieties available such as white hot chocolate, orange hot chocolate and peppermint.

      These are a great handy size and can be taken away for holidays especially camping trips as a treat in the evening, or pop in your handbag for work or put a few in and share with friends!

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    • Minecraft (Xbox 360) / Xbox 360 Game / 6 Readings / 5 Ratings
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      06.01.2015 20:15
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      Minecraft amazing!

      Ok so I'm not going to pretend I play this lots, I'm writing this from a parents review point of view.

      When I first heard of minecraft quite a few years ago I had all these ideas or horrible mines and that it must be a horrible game and it was a definite no when the kids kept asking!

      Then a friend of mine said 'oh no it's nothing like that and explained'. So a few years ago my kids first had minecraft free version on their phones and then one of them had it on their laptop and just recently we were given (very grateful) an xbox with minecraft on.

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      Like I say there will be far more techi's who can explain things much better than me but from a parents point of view, it's a virtual world with nothing in it to start with. The little character Steve can then go along and mine stone or chop wood to build anything they wish. Within the world are animals such as sheep and cows. There are a couple of types of worlds (and probably more!) one is surivival, this is where Steve has to kill sheep to eat them to stay alive (you don't see him eat them!), he has to chop down wood himself to make houses and it takes some time. He also has to regularly go to sleep in bed to have energy to carry on! the other world is creative that's where the survival bit is turned off, so there are automatically plenty of bricks, wood etc and children can just have fun building.

      So for children the creative is probably the best and that's why I write this review as I think it's quite creative, I have watched my girls make some amazing buildings and they've given me a grand tour inside their 'dream house' I have found girls like this world as much as boys. The girls have made lovely grand mansions with rivers and waterfalls. With glass conservatories and amazing little gardens which can all be made on minecraft.

      They have also made underground dungeons with libraries and furniture. What I also like is that my autistic daughter has learnt if you have a wooden house and you light a fire in it - it burns down, a few tears later and she's learnt a good lesson in a virtual world! She has also learnt that if you have a lake outside your house and you punch a hole in the wall the water will flood your house!!

      The computer game is made up of blocks, water blocks, ice blocks, stone blocks and wood blocks. If you're really clever you can make amazing buildings if you're like me I got one row of bricks down and a couple of windows while my daughter next to me had built a mansion!

      It is possible on the xbox for two to play next to each other in the same world which is quite nice, so both the girls can be building a building and passing by each other!

      The girls have amazing fun on this and their creativity has impressed me. It helps with their architecture skills. Quite often we will be out and about visiting a castle or just seeing some kind of structure and the girls will say 'ooo I'm going to build that on minecraft'

      There are different types of skins and if you are connected via the internet you can connect with other players around the world - for children that's a little more concerning but you can set it up with passwords and they only play those people they know.

      So from a parents point of view it's actually quite a creative game that's not full of rubbish!
      It costs around £14 to £15

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        05.01.2015 00:18
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        A great idea that kids love or hate!

        Chill factor squeeze slushy is an interesting concept.

        My daughter got one for Christmas so we set to work having a go with it.

        What is it?
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        It's a soft plastic cup/beaker which you pop in the freezer and after it's frozen add your favourite juice liquid and get squeezing. It's got a kind of freeze pack inside which is what the liquid sticks to and becomes frozen as squeezing. It also comes with a spoon to spoon out the slushy drink.

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        Now that's the hard part! it says put in the freezer for 6 to 8 hours, we did that and put the juice in and got squeezing - wow it took some squeezing! It takes quite a while to turn it to slush. The next time we tried we left it in the freezer over night and also put the liquid in the freezer for a while too. It did make it a little easier. You can choose anytype of juice to put in it. We found the stronger the juice to start with the nicer it is as some of the juice seems to fall to the bottom and because it becomes ice it seems to loose it's taste.

        It is actually quite hard to squeeze and takes a long time that's why I dropped one star off the rating, I was going to go down another and then thought about the happiness factor so took it back up to four!

        Age - considering the hard squeezability I would say most little children would get fed up and the parent will end up being the squeezer and getting fed up. Our daughter aged 12 thinks it's great. So I'd say from age 10 up.

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        Now in my experience things may not seem worth it to an adult but to a child that's completely different. I remember how much I really wanted a Mr Frosty - it looked amazing and turned the ice into slush! I was so disappointed I never did get one as a child however I was lucky enough to have been bought one when I was 35 I couldn't contain the excitement. Little did I know in my younger years how hard it is to grind the ice down to slush and how little it would make however the novelty factor was fun. So to see my daughters face enjoying the fact she had 'made' Slushy drink was lovely!!!

        Cost
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        They are available from most toy stores and amazon and are around £11 to £13, available in bright green, bright blue and red.

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        12.11.2014 22:38
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        • "Excellent all round printer"

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        • "Expensive ink"

        Overall this is a fantastic machine.

        We bought this printer a year or so ago and I thought I'd wait to review it until we've used it a while.

        What does it do?
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        Prints up to A3
        Scans up to A3
        Copies up to A3
        Colour and black and white
        Fax (though never used and I don't know many who do these days!)

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        This is a fantastic printer, it has so many possibilities, it can do a basic black and white print or print colour up to A3 in size. This printer has the ability to copy double sided and print double sided. You place the copy you want to copy in the top loader and it takes it into the scanner itself, you then wait and hey presto it comes out of the bottom printed doubled sided. However to get to this stage as I don't use it very often I still have to go to the manual to work out which way up everything goes. It's got a little mini screen on the printer which is useful as well as you can select it all from there rather than going through the computer.
        With scanning you can scan up to an A3 colour document and it will appear on your computer. It is quite a large machine so it takes up a lot of space on the table as it's A3 it's approx 50cm x 50cm.
        There is a hand feed though I have found that difficult to use as it seems to make marks on the paper especially if it's double sided feeding.
        The lid lifts up for the scanner so there needs to be clearance above for the lid to lif up.
        The inks are really really easy to replace and you don't need to pull the machine out or lift the lid up to replace them, they are done from the front of the machine.
        The Paper tray is quite convenient and can be stored with A3 paper or A4 paper and moved in and out depending on which you prefer to store.
        There is a usb and SD card slot so that you can print photos direct from them, I must admit I haven't used these functions but they look easy enough.


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        USB 2.0 · LAN · Wi-Fi(n) · USB host · 33.6 Kbps fax · 250 sheets
        Up to 35 ppm (mono) / up to 27 ppm (colour) print
        Up to 23 ppm (mono) / up to 20 ppm (colour) copy
        Up to 6000 x 1200 dpi (mono) / up to 6000 x 1200 dpi (colour).


        Cost
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        It's approximately £100 on ebay at present (Nov 2014)

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        Overall this is a fantastic machine, the only down side is the cost of the ink cartridges, around £80 for the 4 extra large inks, however the ones we had have lasted over a year and we've done a lot of prints. I have also seen them as low as £50 for the 4 which when you think is £12 each that's not too bad and they do last.

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        06.02.2014 14:17
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        A great product

        We have used this Anthisan bite and sting cream for a number of years now and I tend to keep it in the car and the car goes virtually everywhere with us!!

        What is it?
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        It's a cream with an active ingredient called MEPYRAMINE MALEATE which is basically an anthistamine. The other ingredients are ceto-stearyl alcohol, polyethylene glycol 600 monostearate, castor oil, methyl hydroxybenzoate, foin coupe (fragrance), silicon antifoam and purified water. This is the 20g tube and looks exactly as the box shows above. It's for use with any types of insect bites such as mosquitos and insect stings such as bee's and wasps, it is also good to use for nettle stings and rashes.

        It does say on the packet DO NOT USE for eczema, cuts/grazes, sun burn or large areas of skin.

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        Just take a small amount and rub onto the bite or sting and within a few minutes the itching begins to wear off. It is slightly oily so becareful of clothing but I've not really found a problem. It does say to re-apply up to three times a day and I would say if it's a bad bite it's worth it even if you don't feel you need to it's better to keep the anthisan working on the sting than let it get aggrivated again and then apply more cream.

        It says not suitable for children under 2 and also that you need to be aged 16 to purchase it.

        I think the most we've used it for is mosquito bites, and nettle stings that my kids get! The sooner you get it on the better, the more you rub and itch a sting the worse it becomes so to have this to hand in the car makes it much quicker to work, rather than getting home getting it out of the cupboard and then putting it on. We ALWAYS take this on holiday as there is always some kind of drama!

        Cost
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        It's around £3 to £3.50 (Feb 2014) and is available at online chemists and also in most phamacists and supermarkets. It's not a bad price to pay for the relief of a horrible nasty bite from little nasty insects!

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        A great product to have in the cupboard (and car) for those emergencies you don't expect!

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        06.02.2014 00:23
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        Another great set from Sylvanian

        This is another fabulous set from Sylvanian.

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        It consists of a little cot with two opening drawers, a baby mobile which clips onto the side and the little mobil bits are detachable too, A slide, a toy ball, toy doll, toy duck, book and magazine and also the two little twin babies - tinker and bouncer tailbury come in this set too.

        It's very sweet as the little babies can play on the slide and with the toys and then when they're tired they settle down into the cot with the little mobile!

        The little cot comes with a mattress and little blanket for tucking in and also the little toy duck is a pull along so the sylvanian babies can hold it and pull it along. Also the mobile bits that hang down are detachable and can double up as rattles - we discovered this its not suggested anywhere!

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        This one doesn't seem to be available anywhere at the moment (Jan 2014) but my daughter only had it about a year or so ago so I'm suprised it's not around. I think it's about £10 to £12 because it includes the twins as well and characters are always a little bit extra.

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          06.02.2014 00:13
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          A good set from Sylvanian although not as inspiring as some

          This is the Sylvanian garden patio set, there isn't much to it really! However it is definitely a great addition to the Sylvanian families.

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          The garden patio set feels quite flimsy although it isn't totally! that's hard to explain, I think it's the scroll patterns mean it's not a solid pastic structure so it's light and there's less to it but it isn't flimsy although it wouldn't stand too much.

          The set is green the table has a clear table top, the table top on ours has popped out but it just sits on top so it's not a problem. There are four matching chairs to go with it.

          The great thing about this set is that it is versatile, so it's great in the garden but it's also great as a table and chair set in a house, we have so many families that the more tables and chairs we have the better!!! The families sit on the chairs well, it's all been designed well so as always the Sylvanians fit perfectly on their furniture.

          Cost
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          This set costs around £8 to £12 (Jan 2014) depending on where you buy it from, it's not a set that's seen in many shops so probably Amazon is a best bet to find it.

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          05.02.2014 00:39
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          A great meal out if a little pricey

          We had a voucher for Christmas for Cafe Rouge having just used it at the weekend I thought best to review it whilst fresh in the mind.

          I hadn't been to a Cafe Rouge before. It's a national chain of restaurants selling french cuisine, they are open all day serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. I can only review the dinner as that's what we had, also I guess it depends on where you are dining in the country as each one has their own managers so for your info this is the Leamington Cafe Rouge.

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          You can ring and book or you can book online however this didn't work for us as we only decided on that day. It looks like this service is best used well in advance. On ringing the restaurant we were able to book a table easily for 8pm.

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          It's a french restaurant so as you would expect it's very french inside with a real french feel about it. The leamington restaurant is quite small and so is quite squashed inside, we felt quite close to the table next to us. However the atmosphere was nice with little candles on the table and it was warm (much to my delight!)

          The menu
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          There is a breakfast, lunch and dinner menu. The offers looked good so at present they are doing a valentines 3 course meal (set menu with small choice) for £18.95 which is a great deal. The main menu has plenty of choice.

          Breads and Olives; There is a variety from Olives, garlic batons to humous, ranging in price from £2.95 for olives to £7.95 for petit bouchee.

          starters; there is a choice of olives, garlic batons, humous, soup, crepes and plenty more, they range from the cheapest at £4.95 to the most expensive sharing starter at £12.95.

          mains; A large variety of choice including muscles, croquettes, chicken, beef bourginone to Sea bass, there is also a grill menu with plenty of meat choices and salad. The mains range in price from £9.95 for goats cheese salad, a chicken dish is £12 to £13 and the most expensive is a 7oz steak fillet at £18.95.

          deserts; A lovely range of deserts including creme brulee, chocolate fondant, tarte tatin to crepes. The cheapest is £5.55 for the tarte au citroen and the most expensive being £6.95 for a selection of cheeses.

          My hubby is wheat and egg intolerant so although it's not an allergy he does try to avoid it if possible, we asked for the alergens menu and I have the say the girl who brought it was extremely helpful, she wanted to make sure that we understood that there could be traces in some dishes which was very kind. The allergy info sheet was a little complicated to work out as it wasn't always the same title on the same dish. There also wasn't a great deal without wheat but we did find a few, there is a chicken dish, obviously the salad and the steaks. It was useful to have the sheet however it would have been nice if the actual menu had the gluten free symbol to make it easier to see at a glance and then use the sheet to check further information.

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          So onto the best bit the food. I had the Poulet Breton £13.95, it's chicken in a leek, mushroom and white wine sauce with creamy mashed potato. I have to say it was absolutely delicious, I haven't taste a sauce as nice as that, they brought a spoon with it and it was useful as I certainly finished off all the sauce!!!
          Hubby had the Demi Poulet which is half chicken with fries. He was a little disappointed although it tasted lovely, but it was a little dry as there was no sauce, veg or salad!
          For desert we had a creme brulee which as to be expected was absolutely beautiful - yes it does have egg and yes hubby did eat it!! it's not too bad just a little from now and then is ok.

          The restaurant
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          This is where I divert to the Leamington restaurant as each one will be different, when we arrived we were seated but weren't given a menu and after a little while hubby went to ask (they'd forgotten to bring it!), they were extremely busy it was a Saturday evening. We ordered the meal and it was probably a good 10 to 15 minutes before the olives came out and then a bit more of a wait until the main meal came. By then it was getting a little quieter and service was a lot better.
          One of the staff was very miserable, she was amicable but wasn't smiley. The rest of the staff were however polite and smiley no matter how much they must have been tired and run off their feet.

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          We had a lovely experience but I think personally and as money is tight we probably won't be dining there in the near future, the menu we felt was very expensive but then it was extremely tasty and would be well worth it for a special night out. I would go if there were an offer on. The meal for 2 drinks (glass of white wine spritzer & beer), 1 olives, 2 mains, and 1 pudding was approx £43.00.

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            04.02.2014 22:06
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            A great buy from Sylvanian yet again

            My daughter collects Sylvanian as some of you will know!

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            She had this set a while ago for her Birthday or Christmas. It consists of; 4 bagette boxes, 1 large bagette, 1 sandwich, 1 croissant, 1 burger bun, 1 bagel, 1 pair of tongs, 1 bread basket, 2 clear bowls, 3 small pre-made sandwiches, 3 cheese and lettuce fillings and 3 burger and lettuce fillings.

            This is a sandwich making set and what I love most is the fact you can make up the sandwich, bagette, bagel, burger bun or croissant with the filling of your choice (though I'm not sure I'd want burger and lettuce in a croissant! but you never know!). The bagette, large sandwich, bagel, burger bun and croissant all have a slot in so that you can add the fillings in. The fillings you can see are in the clear bowl in the picture above and the already made sandwiches are in the bagette box in the picture above. The bagel, burger bun and croissant are in the bread bowl in the picture above. The picture above does not seem to show the bagette or large sandwich, the bagette is longer and so you can fit two fillings in.

            The bagette boxes are only made from paper so beware they don't last long, I have glued ours together to help a little but still they get a bit squashed.

            NOTE* - it does not come with the little table! maybe this is an older version but the newer one which we have and is still the one in the shops does not come with the little table.

            The set is extremely well made and as always has great playability. Our sylvanian do like their sandwiches and they love to mix and match and make their own versions of sandwiches!

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            This sells for around £7 to £8 depending on where you buy from, it's available in most toy stores. I think because of the versitility it's great value for money as always from Sylvanian.

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            • Furby Party Rockers / Electronic Toy / 25 Readings / 25 Ratings
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              A great little furby

              This is a long story! Our daughter whose 14 and has autism loves her furbys, she has two already and would love more! when she saw the new furby boom she wanted one for Christmas, so we looked into it and decided we would get it as her main present, however we were extremely disappointed - I will review the actual furby boom when I can add toys to the product suggestions!

              So Christmas day was a massive dissapointment when the furby boom didn't work, the short reason is because it wasn't compatible with her phone even though the app had successfully downloaded months before - beware the furby boom only works with a few devices! So I wrote to Hasbro to complain and was pleasantly surprised that they replied they were sorry and would send a gift. That gift turned out to be a furby rocker.

              Furby Rocker
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              A furby rocker is a little companion to later versions of the larger furbies. The furby rocker is quite small in size but I think it's quite cute, it fits in the palm of a hand and is really light weight. Ours is the yellow version, it has light up eyes and is furry to touch, it doesn't have sensors all over it like the larger furbies but then it's cheaper so that's not surprising. It's a much nicer size to take out and about with you - however....

              IT IS NOISY!!!!

              It is quite noisy and doesn't have an off button, you can send it to sleep though by lying it on it's back the only time this is a problem is in the car as we discovered on the journey when we had both the furby boom and the furby rocker communicating with each other and chattering like mad, even when the furby boom was made to be quiet the more the furby rocker is jiggled about the wilder it gets - it drove us insane all the way from Coventry to Bristol - solution - wrap the furbies individually in something soft like a jacket or cushion and put them on the floor of the car, that way they seem to quieten down and be quiet!

              They take 3 aaa batteries so that is the other option - take them out!

              Each colour furby rocker has it's own personality so you need to check that out before buying. Our particular furby is yellow with pink around the eyes and a yellow beaky thing with blue squigly antenna.

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              The furby rocker works with the original app and through this app it can be fed, sing and dance, it will dance to music. They chat to the later versions of furbies too and will totally interact with each other, my daughter loved this part and we all found it quite amusing. She also at this point discovered that the furby boom (the larger one she had for christmas that didn't work with the furby boom app) actually works with the old furby app so it can be fed. The app's do bring the furby rocker alive, it would be a bit boring without the app.

              You can also pull it's tail to iritate it and make it do things like chat or flash it's eyes! which flash like mad, the eyes are not lcd, they are holographic but they do light up.

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              At the moment (January 2014) they are selling for around £20 which is quite a bit bigger than the large ones. they are available from most toy shops and online at amazon or ebay. There are 4 original colours light blue, dark blue, purple and pink then there are the 2013 versions yellow and teal (turquoise type colour).

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              I think they are quite good value for money and are very entertaining to all our visitors who find them funny or VERY annoying and they smile politely whilst our daughter tries to show all the different things it can do!

              We love our furby family - in short doses!

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                20.01.2014 00:38
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                A great buy and great for kids parties

                I just bought these for my daughters birthday party. If you have never tried these you must! I think almost everyone must have though as they've been around for years, I can remember them from my parties and I think that must be why they're so popular and still going - you can remember the taste and texture from childhood.

                What are they
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                They are wafer biscuits with cream filling in layers, then cut into a good size finger. It's quite easy I guess they make a huge huge slab of this stuff and then just cut it into all the slices and side into the wrapper. They are pink obviously!! ha ha! hence 'Pink' Panther! I think boys love them just as much as girls - I've noticed they sneak them in quickly so as no one notices!

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                You will have to try one to know for yourself but they are distinct! once you've had one though it is hard to stop. They are quite sweet and I would say not really got a massive flavour just creamy. There are so many ways to eat these; Just bite it like a normal wafer biscuit it's crunchy or bite a chunk and then let it melt in your mouth till it's disappeared or bite the layers of wafer off! or a bit of everything!!
                They are free from artificial flavours and colourings and contain; Cream Filling (Vegetable Oil, Sugar, Natural Flavouring),Wafer (Wheat Flour, Rapeseed Oil, Colour: Beetroot Red; Emulsifier: Soya Lecithin; Salt. Raising Agent; Sodium Hydrogen Carbonate)

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                The packaging could be a little better, it's just a plastic wrapper, sometimes if they've been thrown around a lot then one or two can be broken but generally most of them are ok.

                Cost
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                I reckon these are a real bargain for parties, they don't say how many on a packet it's 200g's, I think there are probably around 16 to 20 finger wafers in each pack. They're around 68p in Tesco at this moment (Jan 2014) but they have been as low as 50p in Asda before.

                I think for parties these are must, they are good value for money and kids (and adults) love them.

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                  15.01.2014 00:11
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                  Great for the kids to get them washing their hands

                  My 14 yr old daughter has autism so washing hands isn't top priority! She's what we'd call high functioning I guess so she goes to main stream school but gets a lot of help.

                  I've tried various ways to encourage handwashing - notes in the bathroom, posters with gremlins so she can see the germs on hands! it works short term but it's soon forgotten.

                  So we were at my sisters over Christmas and my daughter came running downstairs to say 'have you smelled the soap upstairs?!' I hadn't! so I went up to see and they had an chocolate and orange smelling handwash - personally not my thing but she thought it was wonderful.

                  So out I went to the shops in search of different smelling soaps. I found this Carex Cola smelling handwash, it really does smell of cola bottles! My daughter thought it was great and I found her keep doing it so that her hands smelled of cola bottles sweets. They do a strawberry laces one too which my daughter also really likes and it really does smell of strawberry lace sweets.

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                  It comes in an easy to squeeze bottle, so you just push the top down with one hand and the other hand underneath to catch the soap - although for some reason in our house it's not always got onto the hand because it's in the sink! however it does usually work it's just they make a mess of it.

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                  The price is great, compared to some of the other brands and smells I thought it was quite reasonable from Asda it's about £1.30 to £1.80.

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                  Personally I'm not keen on the smell! but for kids they love it, I suppose it's a bit like when new smells come into fashion the old one's seem really old fashioned and perhaps the smells we love will become old fashioned too! taken over by these trendy smells. We now have two handwash bottles one for our daughters and one for us!

                  Overall - I'm giving it 4 stars because it's about getting the kids to wash their hands, if it was my honest opinion and I didn't have children it would be 2 or 3 stars but then I think it is geared around children so it works in that sense.

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