Sunday, 25 October 2015

Aliens Love Dinopants

Summer loves her books and receiving a new one is the highlight of her day, so when we got the opportunity to read Aliens Love Dinopants it was a definite yes, she couldn't wait to read it and carried it around with her for days after. 

Summer holding her new book
Summer really excited to have her new book read to her. 
It is about some little Aliens that love underpants, but they find themselves crashing into the jungle and stumble across some underpants. They are so excited and noticed they were all different sizes, some of them the biggest they have seen, they soon discover they are not alone in the jungle there were some dinosaurs and they love underpants too, they argued about whose underpants they were.  They soon realised they could share the underpants and became good friends. 

Summer reading Aliens love Dinopants
Summer loving the story 
Its such a lovely and exciting book to read, it all rhymes which makes it so fun to read to your little one. It is bright, colorful and the pictures pop out of the page. The book flips from portrait to landscape so you never know which way you could be reading keeping it extra interesting to the little ones 

Aliens love Dinopants
The  Landscape pictures 
This was such a big hit with Summer she even took it to school and all her friends and teachers loved it. 

Summer with Aliens love dinopants
Summer reading her book the next day 

Do you have big fan of dinosaurs in your house or even big fans of reading? I would highly recommend this book you can buy it here  or for more information or to download some games and more visit Aliens Love Underpants website

**We got given this for my own photos and review**

Monday, 12 October 2015

Tips for buying a puppy/dog and ticket giveaway

My Mum and Dad brought me on a whim from a store in Manchester and it's only afterwards they have found out more about the store and learnt more about me as I have got older. I am one very lucky dog that my Mum and Dad have worked hard to train me and have done lots of research on my breed, but some people buy puppies on a whim get them home and realise they don't want the puppy so they give them away. Are you thinking of buying a dog/puppy?

Top tips for buying a puppy:-

- Always go to a reliable and reputable breeder, such as a Kennel Club Assured Breeder, who are committed to carrying out the relevant health tests for the breed

- Always see the puppy with its mother and in its breeding environment, make sure you ask to look at the kennelling conditions and if you suspect the conditions are not right, then do not buy the puppy.

- Do your research -Understanding the breed you are buying is essential. There are 215 different breeds recognised by the Kennel Club in the UK. If you match these characteristics with your personality and lifestyle, it is more likely that you will have a happy and fulfilling relationship with your dog. Make sure to do your research before making a lifelong commitment. 

 What makes you smile

Eukanuba Discover Dogs hosts event to tackle the problem of buying pups on a whim 

DOG lovers gathered at the Kennel Club for a speed-dating pop-up to find their perfect puppy match, after research showed too many people are buying dogs on a whim or because of the way they look.
Given a three-minute window with each pup and their breeder, the event provided the perfect showcase of the variety of pedigree dog breeds available and highlighted the importance of finding the suitable canine companion. 

Kennel Club fans wined and dined with ten of Britain’s favourite breeds including Cocker Spaniel puppies, Great Danes, and the loveable Golden Retriever.
Unfortunately too many people buy a dog on a whim, as shocking Kennel Club research reveals more than one in 10 get a dog as a spur of the moment decision, with one percent buying a puppy because it’s fashionable.Sadly when choosing a breed, nearly a quarter of pet owners based their decision on how the dog looked, and some even admitted they chose their pup based on their favourite celebrity’s dog. 

Discover Dogs hosted a puppy speed dating pop up in London, to give people to find their perfect pooch. 
With three minutes-a-puppy, the dating allowed the opportunity to meet some of Britain’s most popular and Britain’s most vulnerable breeds, learning first-hand from breeders the pros and cons of taking on a dog.
Caroline Kisko, from the Kennel Club, said: “It is so important we educate people about the importance of choosing the right breed of dog, and ensure people are getting dogs for the right reasons.“A good breeder will help you understand the breed and assess your suitability as a potential owner before selling their pups. “The Kennel Club always recommends going to a Kennel Club Assured Breeder who have to follow strict scheme rules that protect their pup’s health and welfare.

“It is essential when taking on a puppy, you learn the likely characteristics of your chosen breed. With pedigree dogs you can predict how big your dog will grow, its exercise and grooming needs, as well as important tests your breeder should have carried out for its health.”

In the UK the most popular dog in the Labrador Retriever with the most vulnerable breeds being native ones, such as Manchester Terriers and Smooth Collies.
Speaking after the exclusive preview yesterday, Caroline added: “Today we were able to give a taster of different breeds, show the puppy and what it would look like as it gets older, in our speed dating challenge. If people wish to learn more about dogs they should come along to the Discover Dogs show.”

The preview, which took place at the Kennel Club in Green Park, London, was a taster for this year’s family event Eukanuba Discover Dogs, on October 17th and 18th at ExCel Exhibition Centre.Last year over 34,000 dog lovers attended Discovered Dogs with more than 90 per cent of visitors ranking it the go-to event of the year. To discover which dogs make you smile please try the link below and discover the right breed for you and visit for more information about buying a dog and the event.

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The Fairytale Hairdresser and The Sugar Plum Fairy

With Summer loving having books read to her as well as trying to read them herself now, she is always asking for new books, when the opportunity came up that we could review the new book by Abbie Longstaff, called The Fairytale Hairdresser and the sugar plum fairy. Summer couldn't wait to find out what Kittie Lacey the best hairdresser in town had been up too.  

The Fairytale Hairdresser is one of her favorite books since we reviewed her last book The Fairytale Hairdresser and The little mermaid which you can read here

Summer got ready for bed really quickly when she realised what bed time story she was getting, we got settled on her bed and she held the book up for a picture to be taken. 

Summer proudly showing off her new book

This beautifully illustrated book is a modern twist on the Nutcracker story.  The prince of the land of sweets has gone missing! Could the wicked Mouse King and Queen be to blame?  Join the Fairytale Hairdresser and her princess friends in a tale of enchanted toys, delicious dancing delights and fabulous Fairytale Fashion
Beautifully illustrated
The story has got a Christmas theme to it, with it being about the nutcracker, but not to the point where you wouldn't want to read this all year round.  Summer was enchanted with the story and wanted to know what would happen to Kittie Lacey and the Sugar Plum fairy.

Kittie Lacey came to the rescue and saved the Nutcracker from the evil King and Queen mouse and even found the perfect outfit for the Sugar plum Fairy, I asked Summer which was her favorite outfit.

Summer picking her favorite outfit out for the Sugar plum Fairy 
Summer has already picked out the next one or two Kittie Lacey books she would like.

You can buy this book from Amazon RRP £6.99

*We got given this book for my own review and photos*

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Friday, 9 October 2015

Mister Cleghorn's Seal review

I am always up for the girls to read new and different books to the usual ones they would pick for themselves, so when we got the opportunity to read the new book from Judith Kerr I said Yes. The intention was for Kacy to read it but it wasn't quick enough or challenging enough for her because its target audience  for 7+ so decided to let Kira to read it which she was excited about.

Mister Cleghorns seal
Mister Cleghorn's Seal 
Mister Cleghorn's Seal was inviting with beautifully drawn black and white illustrations on each page which captured Kira imagination and wanted her to carry on reading.

one of the beautiful illustrations
What do you do if you find an abandoned seal pup on a rock in the middle of the sea? well, take it home with you to your flat, of course.

At least that's what Mr Albert Cleghorn thought, though perhaps he hadn't considered all the complications...

This is the story of what then happened to Mr Cleghorn and Charlie the seal in their determination to find a home for Charlie and, incidentally, happiness for them both.

Sometimes funny, sometimes sad, Mr Cleghorn's Seal is ac lassic in the making from the inimitable Judith Kerr.

Kira Reading Mister Cleghorn's Seal

Kira reading a tricky word with help from Nanna
Kira is loving this book, she is captured with the story of Charlie the seal and Mr Cleghorn and is eager to find out what happens, she has found it sad in places and funny, one funny part she told me about was when Mr Cleghorn took the babies bottle out of the babies mouth to give it to Charlie.

This is a wonderful book for any child who loves animals and an eager reader for a new challenge.  You can buy this book from Amazon RRP £9.09

*we were given this book for my own review and photos*

A small update on Summer

Summer has been at school for just over a month now, and the difference Daddy and I have seen in her is amazing. So I thought I would give you a small update on her.

During the Summer holidays, Summer started her speech therapy and at each visit it took us a good 10-15 minutes to get Summer to talk to the speech therapist, as she was having none of it, but we could see the improvement each week that she went, and doing the games at home helped her as well. I was worried when she first started school that she wasn't going to talk to the teachers, like Summer did with those at preschool for months or anyone else for that matter. The totally opposite has happened, she has come out of her shell so much, even her teachers already noticed the difference from when they met her at preschool.

The first day she came home she told me her teacher's name, which I was so shocked at. Her confidence has grown massively just in the short few weeks that she has been at school, she is trying extremely hard with her phonics, writing and reading. Even though she doesn't like the books much but with a little chat with her teacher, we are on some different books were we have to talk about it instead of making noises to certain pictures, she is also getting to know her school friends and making new friends.

Summer writing
Summer writing her name 

When Summer started school, she didn't want school dinners or hot dinners like she says, she wanted a packed lunch. Well last week Kacy was talking about school dinners and wanted to have them due to it being a themed lunch, and all of a sudden Summer wanted school dinners and has had it every day since.

Yesterday was a massive day for Summer, when she came out of school the teacher came out and told me that Summer had got star of the day, which I am so proud of her for. She got star of the day because she worked really hard with guided reading, tried really hard with her phonics and even answered questions in groups, every time the teacher looked at Summer, she was sat on the floor she was sitting beautifully.

I am so proud of the way Summer has settled in.