Posts Tagged ‘entertainment’

We were recently sent the Olly The Little White Van – Catch Me If You Can DVD to take a look at. The kids were excited to see it, Mouse particularly saw Justin Fletcher on the front cover and started jumping up and down wanting to watch it ‘NOW’!!


Monkey and Mouse settled down on the beanbag and we pressed play, they then sat enthralled at all 13 episodes.

Olly is a little white van who provides BIG fun, they watched it all and as soon as it had finished Mouse wanted to watch again! The adventures were easy to follow and the animation is bright, colourful and fabulous! Justin (as always) is a perfect voice for the character who gives the kids smiles and lots of fun. If your little one is a fan of other animated programmes or of CITV, you won’t go far wrong with this one!

The DVD also includes a free colouring sheet, which Mouse insists must go on her wall right away! They have loved this DVD and now look out for it to watch on the TV too! This is a sure win for Olly fans and I think for children who don’t know him….yet!


Disclaimer: We were sent the DVD for the purpose of this review, this has not affected our opinion – we remain honest!

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My dad was visiting from abroad and stayed with us for  a few days. On an evening we had to find something to do that suited both him and Me and Oh. So, a film night!

Argo is a film hubby has waited for ages to watch. My dad and I had heard of it and it won lots oscars so it must be a good choice, right?!

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We got some nice drinks and a few nibbles and all settled down to watch.

I am not sure what I was expecting, I knew it was a dramatic thriller with a serious story line, I knew it had the Awesome Ben Affleck both starring in it and directing it and I knew that loads of people had said how good it was, but I didn’t really know the story to come!

The synopsis reads:

“Based on true events, Warner Bros. Pictures’ and GK Films’ dramatic thriller “Argo” chronicles the life-or-death covert operation to rescue six Americans, which unfolded behind the scenes of the Iran hostage crisis—the truth of which was unknown by the public for decades.”

Well, we were in for a real treat, it wasn’t a nicey nice film but it was a VERY good film. The story is serious, but this is a good thing, it keeps you really enthralled as you walk the story with them! It really is thrilling, in parts I was feeling the same emotions as the characters, fear, anxiety and then….well I can’t tell you the final one – it might give away the end!

You can certainly see why this film won oscars, the acting is brilliant, the interpretation of the story is amazing, I now know what happened and I even felt how it was to be there!

An amazing film, a definite must watch.

Disclosure: Argo was given to me free of charge for the purpose of this review, but all opinions are honest

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You always want your children to like things that you liked. There are some characters that re-appear from Mummy and Daddy’s childhood in your children’s viewing, that you hope you will be able to enjoy together!

Warner Brothers brought out a new DVD on 18th February, Scooby Doo: Mask of the Blue Falcon! A classic character, so fingers crossed that we could all enjoy together!

Scooby and the gang are attending a gigantic comic book convention when a real life comic book villain attacks! Now they have to solve the mystery before the villain ruins the convention and a big comic book movie premier


Both Monkey and Mouse were excited to ‘test out’ the new DVD, so we snuggled down with a drink and started to watch. Being the mum, I did worry slightly that having a baddie in it may be a little scary for them, but neither of them were worried and they happily didn’t move for the entire 72 minutes of fun!

Glued to the TV they really got into the film, trying to guess the answer to the mystery and often saying ‘look mummy look’. The only problem we had was that they were so drawn in, they kept getting closer and closer to the TV!

IMG_2733We had a great family afternoon watching this and as soon as it was finished Monkey asked for it again, a sure sign that he enjoyed it!

We really enjoyed it………….and it is all thanks to them pesky kids!

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So it is nearly Christmas and there is nothing better to lead up to the big day, than a nice night cosying up with the family to watch a film.  So you can imagine how excited I was when this beautiful little lot arrived!


So one for the whole family, one to watch with Daddy and one for a girls night! I really felt like Santa had arrived!

Pack ShotThe Polar Express

Tom Hanks stars in and Robert Zemeckis directs this instant holiday classive filmed in dazzling performance-capture animation that makes every home magical. A roller-coaster up and down mountains, you can slip-slide over ice fields, tetter across mile-high bridges and be served hot chocolate by singing waiter more astonishing than any you can ever imagine.

This Christmas Eve, grab a duvet, some treats, your kids and snuggle up for an enchanting journey. A lovely film to share with the family is the warm up to Christmas!

Batman – The Dark Knight Rises


I have never seen Daddy so excited at the arrival of a Blu Ray before! he was literally bouncing like a child at Christmas!

It has been eight years since Batman vanished into the night……Assuming the blame for the death of D.A. Harvey Dent, the Dark Knight sacrificed everything for what he and Commissioner Gordon both hoped was the greater good. For a time the lie worked, as criminal activity in Gotham City was crushed under the weight of the anti-crime Dent Act.

But everything will change with the arrival of a cunning cat burglar with a mysterious agenda. Far more dangerous, however, is the emergence of Bane, a masked terrorist whose ruthless plans for Gotham drive Bruce out of his self-imposed exile. But even if he dons the cape and cowl again, Batman may be no match for Bane.

This is an absolutely awesome film and will be a sure win with any Batman fan! It had me gripped by my seat and Daddy was overly happy with it joining the Film collection!

NYE_BD_3DSKEWNew Years Eve

 “New Year’s Eve” celebrates love, hope, forgiveness, second chances and fresh starts, with intertwining stories told amidst the pulse and promise of New York City on themost dazzling night of the year.What better way to enjoy a Girlie night over Christmas than a film filled with famous folk, love and fun! Best enjoyed with your friends, nibbles and a glass of wine, one of those feel good films that makes you smile!

A fantastic selection for Christmas, so go, watch and enjoy! We certainly will be doing!


Disclaimer: We were sent this package by Warners Brothers for the purpose of this post, however this has no bearing on the honesty of the post!

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Our house is beginning to become slightly obsessed with Dancing games on our Wii. They are fun, the whole family can play and they are simple enough to join in!

The latest addition to our collection is Just Dance Disney Party and boy do we love it! There are 25 songs from films and tv shows that I am sure you will know and love!


Legs and Mouse love the dancing games we have had before, but the added bonus of this one is they know the songs too! The videos are great to watch, they are super  bright and colourful!

As you would hope the game is very easy to play! You hold the wii control in your right hand and the follow the dance moves on screen! Legs found it easy to follow and really enjoyed it, wanting ‘just one more song’ over and over! Mouse is only 2 and a half but still enjoyed joining in, she followed the moves as best she could and still scored points!

The best thing is that disney being what it is, most people will know most of the songs! There are classic (e.g. bare necessities from jungle book) in there for Granny and Gramps to join in too!

An awesome game for a birthday party, for Christmas Day, for a weekend…..well for any day! So if you are looking for something for the kids this Christmas for a present or just something for you all to do, we would definite recommend you pick up a copy of Just Dance Disney Party!

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