Wednesday, 18 July 2018

Ravensburger Memory Despicable Me 3 Game

Blake loves matching games at the moment, so when we were asked to try out the Ravensburger Despicable Me 3 Memory game I knew it would be something he would love. Ravensburger do memory games featuring different characters so if Despicable Me isn't their kind of thing you are sure to find a game with a character your child/ren will love.

The box contains:
48 cardboard squares 

How to play:

The aim of the game is to match 24 pairs of bright and colourful cards.The cards feature Gru and his adopted daughters Margo, Edith and Agnes, Lucy and the hilarious minions, plus the characters from the new Despicable Me 3 film.

You place all the cards picture face down shuffling them and arranging them.  The youngest player goes first and turns over 2 cards if they match they get to keep them and turn over 2 new ones. This continues until the player turns over 2 cards that don't match and then the next player continues the game. 

When the last 2 matching cards are turned over the game ends. Now the players stack the cards into a tower and the player with the most cards is the winner. 

The memory game can be played with 2-6 players and is suitable for children 3 years and over. With the summer holidays arriving this will be a fab game to take away with you on holiday or day trips where u need to keep children entertained. The game is ideal as its a compact size and provides hours of fun.

You can purchase the game from Amazon along with other character memory games

We have been given the Oppertunity to give away two Ravensburger memory games. You could win either Ben and Holly or the Gruffalo game. 

To enter all you need to do is complete the rafflecopter below.

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Monday, 16 July 2018

BRIO My Home Town – Light and Sound Firetruck

Blake loves vehicles and has a good selection of cars, diggers and even a bin lorry. Now thanks to BRIO we've added a fire engine to his ever growing toy collection. When the BRIO Light and Sound Firetruck arrived Blake was at preschool so I made sure to get it out of the box ready for when he got home. 

When I heard of BRIO before I had only known that they do train sets and didn't know they also do other wooden toys such as the My Home Town range.  The My Home Town range gives little ones 18 months and over a chance to try different careers. The farm set allows you to play looking  after the farm animals, you can play at being police officer's, firemen and more with the toy vehicles. 

The Light and Sound firetruck set features 1 fire engine, two figures and two ladders. Children can use their imagination by driving the firetruck fast to get to the emergency! You can keep the sirens wailing and lights flashing until you arrive. Don't forget to use the ladders and the wind up fire hose to save the day! 

Play is so important for children's development the My Home Town range gives children the chance to explore and use their imagination safely. With a wide range of sets and vehicles available there is so much learning potential. 

As usual with the BRIO brand all of their toys are manufactured to a high standard and from FSC certified wood.  The Light and Sound firetruck happens to be our first ever product we own from the brand and we will certainly be adding more of BRIO's My Home Town range.


Thursday, 12 July 2018

4 Tips on how to save big on your car

It may come as no shock, that buying a car is the second biggest purchase that a person generally makes, the first being buying a house. With this being in mind buying a great quality car that isn't going to break down is most likely going to cost you an arm and a leg. If you don't have a clue when it comes to cars than the tips below are so going to help you out to save you some £'s in the long term.

Buy a used car
Buying a used car is a great way of saving money as they are much more cheaper than buying brand new. When purchasing a used car you must make sure you do your homework eg: checking price guides and comparing  similar cars as well as budgeting carefully.  These are only a few things to check out along with using a  trustworthy trader for example you can purchase Renault Used Cars that are available at KAP Brighton who offer an extensive range of second hand cars.

Get your car serviced regularly 
Getting your car serviced regularly helps to maintain your car and prevent major costs in the long run. Your car should have a minor service at least every year this way you can replace anything that needs sorting asap.

Shop around for insurance 
Shopping around for your car insurance can save you quite a bit. When its time to renew get quotes from 4 different companies first and never auto renew. You may be able to haggle and reduce the cost with your current insurance provider if not its worth switching.

Wash your car yourself
Why waste money when you can just do it yourself?  There are car wash centres opening up everywhere, but when you think about it if you are having your car washed at £5 every 2 weeks that's £120 a year. £120 that could be put into savings or spent on fixing issues with your car. I understand that some people have busy lives but if you are wanting to seriously save where you can this is an option.

 Keep an eye on petrol prices
Keep an eye on the costs of your fuel by noting prices down around your local area as some garages work out cheaper than others.

*This is a collaborative post