Posted in Press releases

The best Father’s Day with Fujifilm

This Father’s Day, give dad the best gift – awesome memories with Fujifilm.

 

With Father’s Day fast approaching, the scramble for that perfect gift is inevitable. How about this year treating your dad to something truly special – the gift of memories?

With Fujifilm’s range of Instax instant cameras and printers, and the excellent X-series of mirrorless cameras, there’s something for the casual snapping dad or the more dedicated ‘painters of light’.

To make things a bit easier, here are a few of our top choices for Father’s Day.

Instax Mini 40

The Mini 40 might be the latest in the Instax line-up, but its retro good-looks give it that old-school film camera appeal. It also contains the newest features, including improvements to Automatic Exposure as well as Selfie Mode (in case other members of the family might want to borrow the camera).

Perfect for special occasions and family holidays, the Instax Mini 40 retails for a suggested R1 399.

 

Instax Share SP-3

If your dad is one of those who has beautiful photos on his smartphone but never gets round to printing them, then the Instax Share SP-3 instant printer is ideal. Download the app and soon he’ll be printing beautiful square-sized instant photos from the SP-3 to treasure as physical keepsakes and not just digital copies.

The Instax Share SP-3 also connects wirelessly to Fujifilm X-series cameras and is available in black or white for a recommended R2 999. 

 

Fujifilm Print A Photie app

Maybe more traditional prints are more to your dad’s liking, so why not spoil him then with some special family photos this year? The Fujifilm Print A Photie app allows you to select your favourite shots of dad from the comfort of your home and send them to order from your closest photo print shop. Your photos get printed and will be ready and waiting for you in-store, or for delivery if you so choose.

The Print A Photie app is available for free both for iOS and Android devices.

Fujifilm X-S10

Don’t let the X-S10’s diminutive size fool you, behind this is one of Fujifilm’s most powerful mirrorless cameras. Not only does it offer Fujifilm’s incredible colour science to provide beautiful straight-out-of-camera photos, but also the 26.1 MP X-Trans CMOS 4 sensor – as found on the flagship X-T4. Moreover, with in-body image stabilisation, your dad will receive pin-sharp images in almost all light conditions.

The Fujifilm X-S10 retails for recommended R24 999 alongside an 18-55mm lens.

Fujifilm X100V

The Fujifilm X100V is perfect for the dad that simply wants a pick-up-and-go camera that can go anywhere. Often described as the ideal travel camera, the X100V reminds of rangefinder cameras of old. However, inside this weather-resistant body you’ll find the X-Trans CMOS 4 sensor, great low-light performance and enhanced face and eye detection.

With its fixed 23mm f2.0 lens, the Fujifilm X100V retails for a suggested R23 999.

Fujifilm KF 8x42H binoculars

Fujifilm recently introduced its binocular range to South Africa, with the KF series perfect for dads who spend a lot of time in the bush. The KF 8x42H is not only ideal for game drives but also makes for excellent birding binoculars due to the small size and 8x magnification.

With bright and sharp optics, the Fujifilm KF 8x42H binoculars are available for R3 999.

 

Posted in Fun Mamma SA Toy of the Week

Toy Review – Little People Travel together Airplane

Buckle up and prepare for lift off with the bright blue Fisher Price Little People Travel Together Airplane.

Welcome aboard pilot Kurt’s Airplane, simply press him down into his seat and let your adventures begin.

About the airplane.

This sturdy plastic airplane requires some adult assembly before play to attach the wing and wheels, which just pop in. So no tools are required.

Your Airplane is interactive with sound and comes with 2 AA batteries included.

With steps that lower down to welcome passengers like Emma, a discovery button and a bright fun face, this airplane will soon become a favourite toy with your toddlers and preschoolers.

Little people Pilot Kurt and Emma come with the airplane, allowing your child open the package and start playing.

The airplane has fun sounds, phrases ,songs and lights up as your child explores their imaginary worlds and travels on new adventures.

Let’s fly.

Hamish loves his Airplane and I often find him pretending it is flying over trees as he spins the turbines.

The Airplane has realistic sounds welcoming you on board, telling you to buckle up, of a plane flying and thanking you for flying with little people airways.

More than a toy.

Suitable for children 1- 5 years and with a strong emphasis on teaching children kindness and friendship, this toy is an asset in any playroom.

As your little one plays with their airplane they will :

1. Encourage a sense of curiosity and wonder by activating the lights,sounds and songs.

2.They will also be introduced to cause and effect as they realise their action of pressing a button or opening a door results in an action occurring , like a sound, etc

3. Learn more about emotion amd self expression. By playing with pilot Kurt and Emma on imaginary adventures they learn how much fun it is to explore things with friends and start to imitate the social cues and conversation needed to interact with their own friends.

For more information:

https://www.fisher-price.com/en-us/shop/brands/little-people

Posted in Fun Mamma SA Toy of the Week

Toy review – Little people big yellow school bus

Hamish was recently sent some Little People products and one of those was this fantastic Little people big yellow school bus.

About the bus

This super sized bright yellow school bus is the perfect preschool and toddler toy for imaginary excursions and magical field trips.

The bus comes with so many great features for realistic play and includes 2 AA batteries.

There is a handle, which stores under the bus, making it easy to pull along and easy to fold back under if your child wants to push the bus along.

The doors open and there is special a seating space, ramp and parking spot on the bus, as well as disability sign for the wheel chair.

The drivers seats are realistic and the bus has a fun stop sign on the outside and is decorated with a friendly face and alphabet stickers to represent a school bus.

The little people

Included are 4 little people and I love that these little characters represent diversity in race and abilities.

The little person on the wheelchair opened up a conversation between Hamish and I about children with disabilities, and I was able to show him how a wheel chair has special parking and ramps to board this bus and several in real life.

Let’s learn

More than just a toy, the little yellow school bus is incredibly interactive and has over 40 songs, sounds, phrases and tunes.

These tunes are activated by a smart stages switch on the top of the bus and these settings help you child to learn in the following ways :

1. Together these sounds help your child to discover the fun in learning about counting, shapes, alphabet, etc .

2.They also assist your child to experience the ride as if they were on the bus. In a time where many children have been kept in isolation or quarantine from crowds this is a useful way to introduce social settings and behaviour.

3.Lastly they inspire your child to imagine and create their own adventures.

This bus is one of Hamish’s favourite toys at the moment and he spends hours making the little people climb on board,wait at bus stops and drive off on wild adventures.

For more information :

https://www.fisher-price.com/en-us/shop/brands/little-people

Posted in Brands we love, recipes

Ucook – making meal time easy and a discount code for my readers

It’s no secret that I’m a massive fan of Ucook meal boxes.

So, when we were asked to become ambassadors for them I was delighted to represent a brand I absolutely love.

This also came at the absolutely best time.

We are currently packing up our home in Kommetjie to move back to Tableview and between boxes, traveling 106km a day to view houses and still trying to fit in the demands of work, wife, mom life …..Ucook is an absolute blessing.

Now, I simply pop online on a Wednesday to order for the following week and pick the meals we want to eat. Then wait for my delivery on a Monday.

Ucook allows you to choose how many servings per meal, your meals and how many times you want the meal delivered.

Taking away the need for thinking up a weekly meal plan, shopping and creativly feeding a fussy household.

Best of all ….my family love the meals, are totally enjoying a change in diet and Hamish is super eager to jump in and help me cook.

About Ucook

Ucook, was started in 2014, by two friends wanting to help people find a more convenient way to make supper.

Within two short years,Ucook stood out as a subscription meal box unlike any other.

Not only can you choose from a menu of 12 meal kits a week but Ucook also offer craft meals, baby meals and wines to pair with each meal.

Best of all you can cancel at any time, allowing you to use these fantastic services at your convenience.

Easy to order

Ucook is really easy to order. Simply sign up online, choose your meals, add them to your cart, pay and wait for your delivery.

Ucook are offering all my readers a 30% discount if they use the discount code #JUDY30

How does your kit arrive?

Your Ucook meal kit arrives in a box that is lined with polystyrene, keeping the ingredients fresh.

These boxes are also recycled by Ucook and you can hand it back the following week to the driver.

Benefits of using Ucook

There are so many benefits to using Ucook meal kits and I hope to introduce you to them over the next few weeks.

Some of the more obvious benefits are :

*convenience

*no food waste

* all meals are made from ethically and locally sourced ingredients

*a wide variety in meal choices

*suitable for the whole family

*teaches you to cook by following the recipe

*and vary your diets as you choose meals you may not normally cook.

Because each meal is designed by a chef you know that you are eating wholesome meal that meets your nutrient needs.

So, what meals are you ordering this week?

Posted in Press releases

Gift Dad the best Father’s day gift- DENON HOME 3D SOUND BAR

Denon Adds Premium 3D Sound Bar to its Denon Home
Hi-Res Multiroom Speaker Ecosystem

Photo credit: Homemation


The New Denon Home Sound Bar 550 Features Dolby Atmos, DTS:X, Alexa, and HEOS Built-in to Create Stunning 3D Cinema Experiences from a Compact Sound Bar Design.

Denon®, the world’s leading manufacturer of premium home entertainment and personal audio products, introduced the Denon Home Sound Bar 550, a high-performance, compact sound bar that adds superior TV audio to the Denon Home family of products. With the ability to deliver Dolby Atmos and DTS:X 3D surround sound from a six-driver array, the sound bar makes movies, TV and music sound huge.

Listeners can also stream high-resolution music from their favourite music services or local music libraries directly to the sound bar leveraging HEOS Built-in. Additionally, listeners who already invested in the HEOS ecosystem, including other Denon Home products, can add the Denon Home Sound Bar 550 as a separate wireless zone without pulling a single wire.

The Sound Bar 550 can be used as a standalone sound bar or expanded with other wireless Denon Home speakers, including the Denon Home 150, 250 and 350, which can all be implemented as rear-channel surrounds.

Like every Denon the Denon Home Sound Bar 550 is built to deliver best-in-class audio quality. With advanced acoustic hardware, expertly tuned digital signal processing and premium drivers, this sound bar offers everything a home entertainment enthusiast needs for great 3D surround sound without taking up too much space under the TV. Thanks to Dolby Atmos and DTS:X processing along with 4K video compatibility, the Sound Bar 550 creates a lifelike 3D cinematic experience.
 
With its built-in microphones the Denon Home Sound Bar 550 functions as an Alexa controller, like an Echo or Dot, conveniently and discreetly adding Alexa capability to your living room. Use voice commands to control the sound bar’s volume, select inputs, and choose audio modes (Music, Movie, Pure). For added convenience, the sound bar’s control panel lights up automatically as an outstretched hand approaches, enabling easy fingertip control of key features like volume adjustment, play/pause, muting Alexa, and the ability to skip or restart songs without using the app or remote controller. Furthermore, the remote controller and HEOS app are equipped with three Quick Select buttons. With Quick Select you can store your preferred source with listening modes or Internet radio stations to enjoy them whenever you want with a single button press.
 
The Denon Home Sound Bar 550 is easy to set up and can be controlled with the included remote and most TV remotes, the HEOS app, the on-board illuminated control panel, or Alexa voice commands, allowing you to manage the bar however you want for whatever situation you’re in. With eARC connectivity (enhanced Audio Return Channel), the Sound Bar 550 can deliver superior sound quality via a single HDMI connection to the TV.
 
The sound bar is also compatible with Apple AirPlay 2 to easily stream from Apple devices. To ensure effortless integration with popular smart home ecosystems, the Sound Bar 550 is the first Denon sound bar to include onboard software drivers for Control4, Crestron, URC, Elan, and more.
 
In addition to the new Sound Bar 550, the existing Denon Home lineup is comprised of three wireless multiroom speakers, each expertly tuned by Denon’s sound masters to provide optimized, balanced performance while blending seamlessly into any décor. All Denon Home models, including the Sound Bar 550 provide effortless access to streaming services like Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon Music HD, TIDAL and more, as well as high-resolution files stored on phones or network via Wi-Fi, AirPlay 2, or Bluetooth.
 
This functionality gives users access to millions of songs, including thousands of high-resolution digital audio tracks all effortlessly controlled from a single app. Listeners can play different music in each room or group all HEOS Built-in and Denon Home devices together to stream the same music in Party Mode throughout the home or office. The built-in microphones of the Denon Home Wireless Speakers to support Alexa voice assistant can be enabled via a firmware update in February 2021. The microphones will not be enabled without explicit user permission.

Homemation is a specialist supplier of premium branded audiovisual, home automation and home theatre products. The brands in their stable offer some of the most advanced and sought-after home automation, AV and sound technology in the world. Homemation has the exclusive distribution, in Africa, of global leading brands such as Control4, Klipsch, Definitive Technology, Denon, Klipsch, Monitor Audio, Polk Audio, Steinway Lyngdorf, Stewart Filmscreen, SVS, Lutron, Roksan, Michi and Araknis.

 

Call Homemation on 011-781 8887 for your nearest reseller, or visit www.homemation.co.za or www.control4.co.za ; Facebook & Instagram.

Posted in babies, Parenting, preschoolers, Press releases, Toddlers

Squish Launches New 200ml Bigger Pouch for Toddlers

Photo credit: Rhodes Squish

For Growing Kids with Growing Appetites

South Africa’s, well-loved, convenient baby food brand, Squish has launched an SA first, a new larger 200ml pouch size especially for toddlers and their growing appetites.

The new, bigger 200ml pouch range sees the popular baby and toddler food brand extending its existing range of ready-to-eat 100% fruit and veg and yoghurt purees and pressed juices, giving parents another reason to love the 100% goodness and convenience of Squish.

The range includes three yoghurt flavours and three 100% fruit puree flavours packaged in the convenient new, bigger 200ml pouch.

“We have created this larger pouch size with our consumers in mind, providing a new, innovative solution for babies and toddlers with growing appetites,” says Tamara Patel, Brand Manager for Squish at RFG. “The bigger Squish 200ml pouch is perfectly sized for growing kids, in a convenient format that parents want, in a size they want.”

Patel explains that the latest extension to the Squish product range came after identifying the opportunity to introduce a larger pack-size, “The 200ml Squish range has been developed for parents who have grown to love Squish during their baby’s weaning journey, but are looking for a larger meal for their babies and toddlers as they grow older.”

“Like all our Squish products, the utmost care has been taken to ensure that we offer our consumers the best product possible,” she adds. “We do not compromise on quality ingredients, there are no preservatives, colourants, flavourants or starch, and we fully control our supply chain, meaning we can control the quality of raw materials from the fields, right through to the end product.”

She says, “Our Squish puree range is made from 100% fruit and vegetables, and is preservative, colourant and flavourant free with no added starch. Our 100% fruit and veg puree with yoghurt range is made with double cream yoghurt, not yoghurt powder, which offers us a notable point of difference.”

“With our new bigger pouches, parents can rest assured they are offering their children the same goodness and great taste they have come to rely on from the Squish 110ml range,” she adds. “We understand that parents want the best for their children, but they are often pressed for time. With the extension of this larger pack size, they can feel confident in the knowledge that they are not compromising on the quality of ingredients for baby through to toddler.”

“Over the past few years, we have seen a switch in consumer behaviour from jars to pouches. The pouch format offers a safe, hygienic and convenient offering,” Patel explains. “We saw the need to provide a larger pack to parents of older babies and toddlers. Where they would have previously purchased two pouches per meal for their growing little ones, the 200ml pouch is an all-in-one meal for an older baby, or the perfect lunchbox snack for a toddler”.

The Squish range now comprises a wide range of purees in 110ml and 200ml pouches, and a 100% fruit and veg pressed juice range ensuring that parents find a range of convenient, quality products to help them on their weaning journey, from starting solids right through to toddlers and beyond.

The products are available nationwide at top-end retail, wholesale and specialist chains – find Squish in the baby food section.

Photo credit: Rhodes Squish

For more information visit: www.squish.co.za or follow Squish on Instagram: @rhodes_squish

Posted in Education, Press releases

Empowering Children Through Stories In Their own Language
Cadbury Launches read to Succeed Initiative

 

Photo crefit: Cadbury

A love of reading is sparked when children see themselves in stories and relate it to their lives, even more so when it is shared in their home language.

Xolisa Guzula – early literary specialist, author and translator – agrees that when children learn to read in their mother tongues it’s much easier to build on that foundation.

However, a survey by the Publishers Association SA (2016) highlighted that only approximately 2% of children books published commercially in South Africa are in local African languages*.

The effects are seen in our schools, based on the 2016 Progress in International Reading Study (PIRLS)*, which is conducted every 5 years across several countries, 78% of South African Grade 4 learners are unable to read for meaning.

According to Nic Spaull*, Senior Researcher at the Stellenbosch University Economics Department, “Those who do not learn to master the basics of reading remain in catch-up mode for the rest of their lives.”

Nal’ibali, a national reading for enjoyment campaign to spark children’s potential through storytelling and reading, is founded on the ethos of giving children access to stories in their home language.

The organisation firmly believes that literacy skills are a strong predictor of future academic success in all subjects – and children who regularly read and hear engaging stories, in languages they understand, are well equipped and motivated to learn to read and write.

Knowing this Cadbury Dairy Milk, through its inherent generosity, has committed to addressing this need through the recently established Read To Succeed initiative.

This three-year initiative aims to ignite a love for reading amongst children across the country by making books in their home language more accessible. 

To achieve this, Cadbury Dairy Milk, in partnership with Nal’ibali, has set a goal to create and translate “a Glass and a Half” (1 500) new stories for children in their home languages, over the next three years.

“Cadbury Dairy Milk is rooted in generosity, driven by the genuine desire to act on improving someone else’s situation. We know the ability to read for meaning empowers children to succeed and although there are a myriad of hurdles that may hinder this, a significant one is the sobering lack of storybooks children have access to in their mother tongues. We look forward to working with Nal’ibali, and the public, to create new children’s stories in African languages and making them accessible to all South African children. Ultimately, we want to create an impact by igniting a true love for reading amongst our children,” says Lara Sidersky, Mondelez SA Category Lead for Chocolate.

Reading aids learning

Guzula says, “Children are naturally intelligent and just need us to create immersive spaces conducive for learning. If there are no African language books in our libraries or homes, how can we blame children for not being able to read?”

 She adds, “If children never read about airplanes, mountains, cars, dinosaurs and more, and encounter these words – and concepts – for the first time in tests translated from English into their home language, how can we expect them to do well?”

Language as a frame of existence

Lebohang Masango, anthropologist, poet and award-winning author of Mpumi’s Magic Beads – a children’s book that has been translated into nine official South African languages – echoes Guzula, “I think it’s important for children to be able to read in their own mother tongues because that is the language that they first use to think, to communicate and to exist in the world.

“This is the language that frames their entire existence, so it follows that they should be introduced to reading, mathematical literacy and other kinds of learning concepts in that language as well. I think it’s incredibly jarring to learn one language and then have to master literacy of all kinds in a different language.”

 She adds, “The written word is the present word. When we use indigenous languages in children’s books, instruction manuals etcetera, that’s how you legitimise them and allow them to grow. You never want a child to feel like their language does not matter. If they can learn in their own language from a young age, that gives them more dignity and pride in their mother tongue and culture.”

Cultivating a culture of reading

Yandiswa Xhakaza, CEO of Nal’ibali, shares that the organisation aims to make reading material accessible to children in their home languages and to create a demand for reading, “Our primary focus is to bridge the gap between speaking and reading in African languages. We understand that it’s not enough to teach children how to read if there’s no material for them to engage further with text and start to learn to decode and read for meaning.

 Reading books in one’s home language also enhances self-worth. “We can’t just translate stories from other countries because the context needs to reflect the people of this country. When children read stories by South Africans – or Africans – about areas they know and people they relate to, they feel seen. It changes how they view themselves and gives them the confidence. That’s why I believe this partnership with Cadbury is so powerful.”

 “We’re excited about working with Nal’ibali to give South African children access to stories they can relate to, understand, enjoy and feel empowered by,” ends Sidersky.

Join the conversation and follow how you can participate @CadburyDairyMilkSA (Facebook) or @Cadbury_SA  (Twitter and Instagram), and visit cadbury.co.za

 

*Sources:

https://www.news.uct.ac.za/article/-2019-01-11-solving-sas-literacy-crisis

 

https://nicspaull.files.wordpress.com/2018/11/nic-spaull-and-elizabeth-pretorious.pdf

 

https://www.news24.com/citypress/news/want-to-read-to-your-children-in-your-mother-tongue-check-out-these-books-20190221

 

https://nces.ed.gov/surveys/pirls/

 

https://africasacountry.com/2019/04/why-are-south-african-children-struggling-to-read-properly

 

https://www.publishsa.co.za/file/1519203677awr-2016publishingindustrysurvey.pdf

 

https://www.businesslive.co.za/bd/companies/retail-and-consumer/2021-04-28-game-pins-hopes-on-selling-african-language-childrens-books-in-turnaround-drive/

 

Posted in Education, Entertainment, Press releases

Why We Should Watch Greta Thunberg: A Year To Change The World

A Year To Change The World airs on Sunday 23rd May at 16:10 on BBC Earth (DStv channel 184)

Greta Thunberg: A year to change the world

In 2018, Swedish teenager, Greta Thunberg stepped onto the world stage, challenging world leaders to take immediate action against climate change. Her solo ‘school strike for the climate’ demonstration outside Swedish Parliament has inspired a global movement mobilizing millions of people, especially youth, to demand real action from leaders in terms of climate change.

 

While she has garnered a strong following, she has also been met with criticism from those who disagree with her views. Despite the critics, Greta has reawakened and empowered a global conversation around climate change – unleashing a genie that won’t be put back into its bottle.

 

From Sunday 23rd May, BBC Earth (DStv Channel 184) will broadcast Greta Thunberg: A Year To Change The World. Join the then sixteen-year-old as she takes a year off school to explore the science of global warming.  Traveling across the globe, Greta explores the science – from the melting glaciers of Canada to the coal mines of Europe.  She witnesses first-hand the consequences of climate change and makes clear the reasons why she thinks something must be done right now. On her journey she meets climate scientists and confronts the complexity of what is required to make change happen.  Encounters with some of the world’s leading scientists and economists allow the series to examine what the latest science tells us about what can be done to avert the worst effects of climate change.  When Covid-19 brings life to a standstill Greta is faced with an even bigger challenge – to convince a world reeling from one crisis, to finally face another.

Here are five key facts about Greta Thunberg:

  • She has inspired a global movement – Fridays For Future with millions of people around the world taking part in protests to make the point. UK media regulator Ofcom coined the term the ‘’Greta Effect’’ to explain the increase in engagement by children in online activism compared to previous years.
  • She leads by example– she has convinced her family to implement several lifestyle changes to reduce their cardon footprint including adopting veganism and upcycling as well as a no-fly policy. To get to the United States and take part in the United Nations summit, she found a carbon neutral mode of transport in the form of a two-week trans-Atlantic journey aboard a racing yacht. 

 

  • Her words have impact. Greta’s “How dare you? You have stolen my dreams and my childhood with your empty words,’’ speech at the 2018 United Nations Climate Change Conference went viral and has even been incorporated into songs and slogans.

 

  • She has received recognition from leading bodies including, amongst others, Amnesty International Ambassador of Conscience Award, Right Livelihood Award and the International Children’s Peace Prize. In 2019 she was the youngest person to be named TIME Person of the Year, was included in Forbes list of the World’s 100 Most Powerful Women and has received three consecutive Nobel Peace Prize Nominations.

 

  • She has the attention of world leaders and international bodies that can help to drive change.  Greta has met with several heads of state, expert climate scientists from around the globe, as well as Pope Francis, and Sir David Attenborough. She’s also testified before Congress, the European Parliament and the United Nations.

 

And finally, “For reasons I don’t understand people listen when I talk, but I don’t want that, I don’t want you to listen to me I want you to listen to the science… before it’s too late!’’  – Greta Thunberg

 

Follow the conversation on BBC Earth and @bbcstudiosafrica on Instagram.

Posted in Competitions, Education, Fun Mamma SA Products we love, Fun Mamma SA Toy of the Week, Parenting

Mega bloks bag + 1 bringing all the fun

Imaginary play is so important for children, it helps them process their world, learn boundaries and develop their creativity and imagination.

Which is why we love open ended toys like Mega bloks.

Benefits of building blocks

Mega bloks is a wonderful tool for early childhood development.

Not only do they build imagination and develop creativity but Mega bloks building blocks also develop skills in colours, numbers, shapes and even the alphabet.

Building with Mega bloks also :

  • Improves hand- eye coordination
  • Encourages social interaction
  • Develops imagination
  • Enhances innovative ability
  • Offers creative stimulation
  • Develops problem solving abilities
  • Improves organizational skills
  • Improves focus and concentration
  • Teaches patience
  • Encourages communication
  • Develops creative thinking
  • Improves fine motor skills

Bag + 1

Mega bloks offer a wide variety of both building blocks and fully compatible toys that compliment your child’s play.

All Mega blok toys are designed to click, slide or fit onto the Mega bloks assisting your child to combine all their toys to get more enjoyment from their play.

Knowing this Mega bloks have a fun formula of play ….

Bag + 1 =fun

By combining a fun toy, like this Mega bloks tool box with a bag of Mega bloks building blocks your child’s imagination is the limit.

Let’s play

As I mentioned, we love Mega bloks and Hamish has been spending his time using his Mega bloks and Mega bloks tool set, constructing new homes for his toys.

This cute tool set comes with 36 pieces and includes:

  • A spirit level
  • Hammer
  • Screw driver
  • 2 screws
  • 2 nails
  • 4 blocks with screw images
  • Building plans
  • A block containing a gear
  • Sturdy tool box storage
  • 36 pieces of Mega bloks

I love watching him in play, as he uses the tools ( including the spirit level to see it’s even) and follows the building plans to become a master builder and create the buildings he imagines.

Join us and win

We would love you to join us and show us your ” Bag + 1″ Let’s build a house together moment.

Tag us on Facebook or Instagram and don’t forget to enter the competition to ….

*Win a MEGA Hamper: tag someone you want to build MEGA with in the comment and write what you want to build with them. Use the hashtag #buildMEGAtogether

*terms and conditions apply
Posted in Brands we love

Play is good with Omo Auto liquid

This week we recieved a wonderful press drop from Mumbox and OMO.

Omo products

We were asked to try the new OMO Auto washing liquid and OMO spoilt us with a few products and other gifts.

OMO Auto liquid

As a busy mom, OMO is my go to washing powder of choice and has seen me through 7 children and some really tough stains over the years.

As OMO is a brand I know and trust, I haven’t ventured out looking at too many other brands and I also, as a creature of habit, tend to exclusively use a washing powder so have seldom used a washing liquid.

I was eager to try and to see if it made any difference to my wash.

Whilst I find both the OMO washing powder and liquid did the job of removing stains and smelt wonderfully fresh, my personal preference has to be the liquid as storing the liquid wash is easier, it’s less messy when the kids do their own washing and best of all with OMO only using the white bottle design, which contain more and more recycled plastic, the plastic bottles are now 100% recyclable.

About OMO Auto washing liquid

The new Auto washing liquid is not only an expert at removing stains but it smells fresh and clean as well.

Omo’s new improved formulation dissolves faster than a regular auto washing powder and has been specifically designed to remove those tough stains by penetrating deep into the fibres of your clothing.

Surprisingly, just one cupful is enough to do a full load of washing and with an added touch of Comfort you now get 14 days of lasting fragrance with every wash.

Every 2L bottle is the equivalent of 3kgs of washing powder, making one bottle more than enough for our home each month.

OMO Auto washing liquid is currently avaliable in two variants:-

OMO Auto washing liquid

OMO Auto washing liquid with a Touch of Comfort.

For more information visit OMO