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Mutagen mayhem, TMNT season 2 – review 2

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles ( or TMNT as I remember it)– Mutagen Mayhem DVD is due for release by Paramount Home Media Distribution on the 31st of March. Mutagen Mayhem has five episodes from the second season of Nickelodeon’s CGI-animated hit series.  In this Season 2 Volume 1, you get to see the gang face new perils including robot foot soldiers, an infestation of mutated squirrels and the ultimate threat; Mutagen Man!


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Rock Face male grooming products – review 2

In the Julie’s Notebook household we’ve all been trying out the Rock face for men range. It was meant to be just my eldest son Dee trying out the range, but we have all been trying them out. Even Jen likes the body spray and shower gel. I will start by writing about products I have used myself, yes yes, I know I am not a man. One thing I will say first, is they all smell the same, which might seem a little dull, but it is actually brilliant – none of the products clash, they all match brilliantly. Think about of grooming products, some of the scents wouldn’t match so well like maybe white musk and chocolate or cucumber with coconut. Eeew!


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#MySundayPhoto Bat stuck up a tree 9

On Friday Jen went to school as the dark night for book week. He was throwing a teddy bat around outside and it got stuck, up the tree! Look at the face he’s pulling. After I took this photo I had to climb up the tree and free Batty. Linking with #MySundayPhoto on one dad 3 girls blog.


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Batman fancy dress outfit review – joke.co.uk

Today, as I bet every parent knows, is World Book Day. It is a day I often dread, and I know I’m not the only parent that struggles with WBD dress up outfits. But this year its all good, Jokers masquerade online costume shop have sent us a Batman outfit for Jen. Oddly though his school aren’t dressing up today, they are doing it tomorrow instead. Confusion followed as a few kids were in fancy dress, I felt so bad for the lad in a fluffy lion suit this morning. A photo of Jen will be added here tomorrow. The Batman outfit is made by Rubies fancy dress, which is a brand I have heard of before. It is in 3 main pieces, the all-in-one body suit, a mask with the cape attached to it, and a rubbery belt. The suit is like a big onesie, which opens at the […]


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Printables – half term crafty ideas 2

So it’s half term in most places, so these printables might come in handy for some “rainy day” fun. Click on any of the images to get the printable files. All images, except the last one (reef 2) are Copyright of Tiny Me. How about Valentines printables? I know, I’m a couple of days late on this one, sorry! Or if you’ve got some crayons and lolly sticks, make some finger puppets?


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Swans don’t like dogs! 8

Yesterday the kids were bored and moaning they didn’t want to go out. They’d gone a bit stir crazy in fact and all the overly aggressive “playing” was worrying me. It was one of them days. After another time-out moment Blokey and I told them to get coats, shoes and the woofs lead. We hadn’t had lunch yet, and Blokey and I just needed to get them out of the house. We popped to a certain popular drive through to grab lunch without leaving the woof.


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Parragon Sharks – Discover their underwater world 1

The lovely folks at Parragon sent D another book in the same series as the dinosaurs encyclopaedia we previously reviewed, this one is called Sharks : discover their underwater world. We have had this for a while now, and I do feel a bit guilty about taking our time to get this post published, but the wear on the books spine shows how much he likes this book. His little brother, Jen, is not a fan as he is afraid of sharks, and the photos are brilliant quality. So clear in fact we’ve had to ban D from taking this book on car journeys as he was making Jen cry.


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Jen & D review Dinogami 1

Because we are book buddies the lovely people at Parragon books send us a book a month. This time it isn’t strictly a book, its more a craft set with a book of instructions. Dinogami is dinosaur origami. Its cute and at first I thought it looked more like a thing for Jen (age 5) and I to do together. But after page one of the instructions I quickly realised this was a mission for D (age 11) and Me. It comes with 20 sheets of pre-printed paper, so your dinos eyes and wings and things are all in the right places.


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Review of ToucanBox 4

This week Jen and I have been fiddling about with expertly crafting from a ToucanBox taster box. These are little craft or project kits that come with (almost) everything you’ll need to do a set activity. We got sent this taster kit, also known as the petite. There are 3 size options available, and on the grande and super you can request extra materials so siblings can share. I think this is a fab idea really. I am someone who struggles to choose craft or activity items in the shops. I sort of stare at the shelf hoping that one or two of the sets will just hop into my basket so I don’t have to choose. Sometimes this is made easier by price labels as I love the bargains.


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Wet Dog, Wet Kid 6

As you might have heard on the news Englandshire is a bit damp and squishy. Rather than letting that stop our fun we used it to our advantage and I took Jen and Freya out puddle jumping. Jen didn’t want to go out, Freya was desperate for a wee but was refusing to go in the garden. Awkward! My solution “Jen I’ll let you get soaking and muddy if you let her exercise?” deal. He scampers off to find shoes, we both decided on wearing summery Crocs. It’s more sensible than it sounds… Crocs aren’t going to be damaged when submerged in puddles, and no socks to keep the cold muddy water on your skin. Yup we can totally blag wearing summer shoes in flooded fields and call it sensible. Shhhh stop disagreeing. 😉