28 January 2018

6 Tips to Get Your Car Winter Ready

This is a sponsored post.

A lot of the UK had snow last week and it looks like this is just the start of our Winter instead of tailing off. The season's are definitely changing here and it's best to be prepared when out and about in case the worst should happen. How many times now have we seen road closures due to bad weather and people are physically stuck in their cars. Or when you're out and about on the road and the cold chilly weather sets in but you're far from home.

With this in mind I believe we should all get our cars Winter ready. With most of us having children along for the ride it's really the responsible thing to do. So please read on for my 6 tips on getting your car Winter ready.

Check Your Tyres
It's very important that your tyres are up to the job when it comes to Winter. Check your tyre pressure first then check for wear and tare in case you need a fresh set. If there's hardly any tread left then they won't do well in Winter conditions. You might want to consider winter tyres depending on where you live and how bad the weather forecast is. Also a wheel alignment check can be great as if you're not fully aligned this can chew through tyres a lot quicker costing you more.

Winter Safety Check
Some garages offer a free Winter safety check where they'll go round the car for you so you don't have to. Of course garages charge for this service as well but it's worth getting done for peace of mind. It might be worth checking is you have a service package with your local garage/ dealership as things like this are included. Find out more from Cars.com.

Washer Fluid
In Winter it's important to have some sort of antifreeze in your washer fluid as subzero temperatures will cause liquid to freeze. You don't want this when you're travelling on the motorway and all the dirt and grime from the road is being splashed onto your windscreen. Make sure and keep the fluid topped up as well, check regularly from week to week so you don't run empty.

Car Supplies
What if the worst happens and you become stuck!? I always believe it's good to keep a supply of blankets, snacks, a torch, first aid kit, lighter or matches, ice scraper, in car chargers for phone, possibly a shovel for snow in the car just in case. Even in the summer months I always have a blanket, first aid kit and snacks in the car as you never know what could happen.

Give your wipers a check and make sure they're fit for purpose. If you've been needing new ones now is the time to get them. Most wipers are quite cheap starting from £5 or less so there's no excuse. Also give them a little clean to take any grime off them or you'll only be spreading that over the windscreen.

Check Your Lights
In winter a lot of the time you'll be driving in the dark so it's really important you can see where you're going and also that other cars/ road users can see you. Have someone on hand to help you check your lights or if you're on your own check them in the dark against a wall so you can see your break lights etc.

This is a sponsored post. All opinions are my own.

23 January 2018

2017 Blogging Goals Revisited

Last year I decided to write up some blogging goals to give me more of a focus and basically a kick up the backside to keep going and steer my blog in the right direction. Now that it's 2018, a whole year later, it's time I revisited last years goals and see where I'm at.

Posting - my posting history isn't the best at the moment. Sometimes I'll post 3 times a week then I can go weeks or even a month without posting. It's not great for my readers so I must really improve on this.

Last year was definitely an improvement on 2016 although I did start to kind of flag come November and December. It's a busy time of year at best but I also have the kids birthday's to think about. I'll keep trying to be consistent though as it's much better for you readers.

Schedule - on the back of timely posting is probably scheduling. If I managed to spend some time writing and scheduling posts then they wouldn't be so sporadic. Going to look into this and see if it helps.

I didn't get any scheduling done but I did manage to write posts in advanced a lot of the time. I'll definitely be doing more of this in 2018 as it makes the world of difference when you've got deadlines to meet.

Media Pack - you'd think after almost 6 years of blogging I'd have a media pack sorted by now! Wrong! So need to get my butt in gear and get that pack sorted for all the lovely brands, PRs and companies to work with out there.

I actually don't know what's wrong with me but I still don't have a respectable media pack on hand. I have got one through a PR site which is handy to ping on but I'd love to have my own pdf which I can update as and when required. This needs to go back on the list of things to do. 

Business Cards - I've got fabulous business cards which I received last year but only every plucked up the courage to hand a few out. Now is the time to stop being afraid and start actually giving them out when appropriate.

The business card pile has taken a hit and I've been handing them out left right and centre when I get the chance. I think it's really helped so I will be continuing to do this. What's the point in having them if you don't hand them out!

Engagement - I so need to engage more with other bloggers hence why I've purchased a ticket to the lovely BlogOn Conference in May this year. I'm really excited but a little nervous as I have never been to a blogging conference before. Hopefully this will be the start of new and lovely things to come.

The BlogOn conference was amazing so if you're thinking of going def do. It was my first conference for bloggers and I loved every minute. I'm hoping to go again this year but don't have my ticket as yet. Will need to get that sorted. I have increased my engagement with other bloggers though and it's good to be part of something with other people like minded.

Hobby to Business - Making an income from my blog would be a dream come true and now seems to feel like the right time. I just need to put myself out there and hunt down all those fab opportunities.

Haven't really done this so will need to get a move on won't I. One to put on the list for 2018.

Be Social
Engagement - It seems like a no brainer but I really need to be more social on my social media platforms. I've been stepping it up on Facebook and Instagram recently but I must improve my A game on Twitter. I'm going to put some focus into that this year and see where it takes me.

I was getting so good at this but it kind of dropped off especially on Twitter. I'm back to it now though and trying hard again. Sometimes it's not easy being social, haha.

Commenting - I want to share the love around and start commenting on other bloggers posts. I go through a phase of doing it a lot then forgetting to at all. I really enjoy a lot of blogs so giving some love back is key.

I was doing so well and this dropped off a bit too. With a new year I'm starting back again though and it does make such a difference.

Social Media - Grow my Facebook page to 1200, Grow my Twitter followers to 5000, Grow my Instagram followers to 3500.

I'm not sure if I was being totally optimistic here but my Facebook went from 648 to 844 followers which is an increase of 196. Still pretty good but not quite the 1200 I wanted. I'll get there though. For Twitter I wanted 5000 followers but have only reached 2743. It's definitely an improvement on what I had but I can't quite remember back to 2017 and what I began with. A note to self to take notes! It's the same story with Instagram. I'm now at 2787 and wanted 5000. Not quite there but can't remember what I had back in 2017!

Tots100 - Increase my Tots100 score. I'm currently at 600 but last year the highest I got to was 219 which I was very pleased with. The whole being social and engaging should help improve my score.

I'm now at 488 which is great and fingers crossed I can get back up to the 200s or even higher.

Check - physically checking my emails regularly. I've got a bad habit of using social media a lot but not actually checking my emails in case an opportunity has come though.

I'm nailing this at present. Trying my hardest to get back to people asap and I'll keep at it.

Reply - easy enough don't you think but I read quickly then think "oh I'll get back to it". I MUST stop doing this and reply as soon as possible. Opportunities aren't going to hang around forever.

As above, I'm reply as fast as I can as don't want to miss out.

Pitch - If there's something I see which I think I could turn my blogging hand to then I need to start pitching and approaching brands who I think would like to work with me. I'm definitely going to start doing more of this in 2017.

I've pitched a few times and it does work but of course not all the time. Some companies and business it's just not for them but others love it so I'll keep trying.

So as you can see it's not all bad and I've definitely made some improvements. Rome wasn't built in a day (or a year) so I'll just need to keep plodding on and doing my best. Hopefully my best is enough as it's not going to move forward itself. Nothing ever got done from sitting back and watching the world go by. Here's to a more productive 2018. Fingers crossed!

21 January 2018

Review: My Pocket Money Toy Party Boxes

Everyone knows that when you usually leave a kids party you're waved out the door with a party bag in toe. Kids love them but they're normally full of absolute trash that breaks or gets thrown in the bin two seconds later. There's now a brilliant alternative on the market from My Pocket Money Toy so you no longer need to live in fear of dull plastic rubbish. No, what you need is the fabulous Party Boxes!

If you are looking for something a little different for your child’s birthday this year then the mini party boxes are for you. The mini party box is an ideal party favour and can be tailored to any budget. All contents sourced are good quality items and can be matched to your party theme. Just think rainbows and unicorns, dinosaurs, football, teddy bears picnic, the jungle, under the sea. The possibilities are endless. Every child will be delighted with their mini box, and no more party bags going straight in the bin! Prices range from as little as £4 per box and can be completely tailored for your needs. The lovely My Pocket Money Toy can also create a personalised ‘Ooh Katie Q’ birthday colouring sheet to be included in your boxes. It really is something different.

Since Harlow's birthday was last week we were sent a few boxes to take a peak at and to give our thoughts. First impressions are really good. The box itself is good strong quality cardboard with a lovely ribbon design on the front. There's a name tag rectangle on the top so perfect for personalising boxes for each child at the party and writing their name so they get the correct box. The box is simple and easy to open, no stress here, and the items inside are lovingly wrapped in tissue paper (which can be personalised to a colour of your choice) with shredded pearlescent confetti on the bottom.

Inside each box (we received 4) there were a selection of lovely little gifts. From glitter pens, sweeties and story cards to dinosaur modelling clay and beautiful hair bows. I was really very impressed with the selection of items sent and that they were such good quality for being party favours. I always remember party favours as being tatty but these are superb. My personal favourite was the gorgeous unicorn hair bow from Claras Bowtique. It's stunning and also nice to see that My Pocket Money Toy use small independent businesses.

I really would highly recommend these mini party boxes. They're so cost effective starting at £4 and save you the hassle of running around buying favours and organising them all into bags. I love that they can be personalised the way you want them and that themes can be done too. I'm thinking Minecraft theme for Logan when he has his next party as how awesome would that be!

Also don't forget that My Pocket Money Toy do subscription boxes which also make excellent birthday presents so do check out their website for more details and simply email info@mypocketmoneytoy.com to discuss your party needs. My Pocket Money Toy are more than happy to help in anyway they can.

I was sent 4 boxes in return for an honest review. All opinions are my own.

20 January 2018

Harlow's 3rd Birthday

Another year has some how rolled on by and Harlow is now 3! I say it every year with both kids but my don't the days fly by. When I was young it felt like forever before your birthday came round. Now as I'm getting older everything passes in a blur. My baby girl is no longer a baby but a rather confident toddler who will be starting nursery school soon. She just missed out on the cut off which is a shame but April will be here before we know it and that'll be her, away to nursery with the other boys and girls.

Her birthday fell on a week day again this year so we had family over on Sunday so she could see them and receive some lovely presents. It was a chilled day really. There was a friends party in the morning but apart from that we just chatted to family and Harlow played with her new toys quite happily. On her actual birthday, which was a Tuesday, we got up early so she could open her presents from us. Her favourite was definitely the Pony Cycle she received. It's big but totally cool and even Logan can ride around on it too. Speaking of presents if you're on the hunt for something lovely and different check out What2Buy4Kids and you can get 10% off with my code as well BREASTNEWS2018.

Since Logan had to sadly go to school we dropped him off and then headed through to Five Sisters Zoo to see some animals. Logan's not that fussed about animals so it was fine. Harlow however loves them so a great birthday treat for her. It was very cold at the zoo but we all really enjoyed it. I think the meerkats and tortoises were Harlow's favs. I personally loved the new reptile house they've got. It was of course warm and cosy but full of amazing animals and really big!

After picking Logan up from school we headed out to Dine at 29 in Dunfermline for a lovely celebratory family meal. We ate loads, laughed loads and sang happy birthday to Harlow with her awesome unicorn cake. It was homemade by a lovely guy I work beside and it tasted amazing! Thanks Gavin.

All in all a fabulous wee day celebrating Harlow's birthday and everyone had a good time. As I mentioned nursery will be the big change for Harlow this year but I'll have to wait and see what else there is in store for my wee babe.

19 January 2018

Review: The Humble Hostess Personalised Party Packs

As most of you will have seen from my social media channels (especially Instagram stories) it was Harlow's 3rd birthday last week and we celebrated it in the house with her as well as going out and about too. Since she wasn't having a proper party this year, maybe next year, I wanted to make sure the house looked lovely for her to make her day special. Step in The Humble Hostess. 

The Humble Hostess was started by Jo, a London based mum of 2 who wanted to create the beautiful themed parties you see online. She found that putting together all the elements of a picture perfect day was both time consuming and stressful so The Humble Hostess was born.

It's a beautiful concept and one which takes the hard work out of planning your child's party. They've put together the themes, done the searching for you and created lots of personalised items for your party to help it look fantastic and, most importantly, freeing up your time to help you focus more on enjoying your little one’s special day. I have plenty of experience throwing parties and it is really stressful so having someone else do all the hard work for you is amazing.

The Humble Hostess provide complete, personalised party decoration packages with their kits containing unique, handmade, personalised decorations to help your party stand out. It's a beautiful box full of party goodies for 16 guests and once it arrives you simply hang the personalised bunting, set out the decorations and enjoy your little one's special day. It's also nice to note that the handmade personalised party items are designed and made at home in London. How fab is that.

I chose the fabulous Rainbows and Unicorns theme for Harlow's birthday as she's horse mad and would really appreciate it. Other themes include Superhero, Chevron Bunny, Animal, Dinosaur, Train, Football, Princess and so much more. So what did we receive in our box for Harlow's birthday then? Well there was; personalised happy birthday bunting, a framed print, stickers, tissue pom poms, balloons, cupcake picks, table confetti, stickers, themed food cards or for smaller parties these could be name place cards. The box included instructions on how to assemble the tissue pom poms and ideas on using the other items and I found that really helpful.

All of the items were lovely. The table confetti was fab to scatter on the table or you can use as party bag tags if you so wish. The cupcakes picks are perfect for sticking into the top of cupcakes, sandwiches, sausage rolls etc. The stickers I used for adding on extra touch to Harlow's wrapped presents but you could use them for party bags, stick to cloths, decorate plain cups or seal invitations or thank you cards with. The farmed picture was cute and read "Happy Birthday Harlow". It's perfecting for displaying on the buffet table. The food cards are also great for naming themed food. I had a pirate party for Logan and named all his food different things like cheese puffs were cannon balls and fruit skewers were swords. Fun times for the kids. The Happy Birthday bunting was gorgeous and included Harlow's name which is an excellent personal touch.

There are 3 different types of party packs you can buy from The Humble Hostess with the first set starting at 35.00 called Decorations only pack. You can then move up to the Get the Party Started pack for 60.00 and last but not least the Ultimate Party pack for 80.00. Each pack contains different items so do have a look on the website for more information on each package.

I was totally thrilled with all items in the party pack I received. They were good quality, colourful and did the job they were meant to do. Harlow loved all the rainbows and unicorns and I still have the tissue pom poms hanging from my ceiling in the living room. They're just too lovely to take down yet. Do check out The Humble Hostess if you have a party coming up soon that you're planning. It really will save you so much stress and hard work.

I was sent a box of party supplies in return for an honest review. All opinions are my own.

17 January 2018

5 Reasons to Visit Costa Adeje With The Family

Going on a family holiday is the highlight of the year for us. It means we can relax a little, soak up the beautiful sunshine and let the kids explore and make new friends. We love visiting different places as a family and Costa Adeje is a top family holiday spot. It's a great destination to travel to and is situated on the Southern side of Tenerife in the Canary Islands. As most of you will know the Canary Islands are famous for their great weather most of the year round so they make an excellent holiday at any time. We've visited the Canary Islands in February and November and the weather has still been amazing.

So if you're planning on visiting Costa Adeje as a family you'll want to know what things you can do when you get there. Read on to see my 5 reasons why you should visit Costa Adeje with the family.

1. The Sun
It's a simple no brainier. I live in Scotland and trust me when I say we don't get a lot of nice hot sun year round. It's only sensible then that you want to pick some where nice to go that offers the sunshine in spades! Costa Adeje is pretty hot all year round with the hottest months being August and September where some temperatures can reach almost 29c. The average is around 25c for those months. I like to visit out of season though just because it's quieter for the boy and in March it's still a good 20c and even November it's 21c. Perfect heat for the kids and beautiful sunshine to enjoy your days in.

2. The Beaches
Costa Adeje have several lovely beaches to explore however Playa del Bobo is a great little beach for children. It's small however it's curved bay shape keeps the water nice and calm which means children can play in it without fear of being grabbed by a wave. When we're on holiday we always go for the smaller calmer beaches. It just makes sense when you have young kids. There's also a few restaurants behind it so easy to grab a snack if the kids get peckish.

3. Dolphin & Whale Watching
There's an abundance of opportunities to go dolphin watching and whale watching in Costa Adeje. I've done it a few times and it really is magical seeing these creatures at home in their natural environment enjoying life. Kids would love this activity as you get to go on a boat! You could pretend to be pirates and explore the seas. I know my 8 year old would really enjoy this. It's something the hubby and I haven't done with the kids yet but it's definitely on our list of things to do as a family.

4. Water Parks
There are two water parks to choose from in Costa Adeje. One is Aqualand and it's a lovely water park. We've been to a few like it before which the kids enjoyed and we always try to make a point of visiting at least one when we're on holiday. There's also Siam Park which is massive and looks totally amazing. We've never been but I've heard good reviews and their website is pretty impressive. It's on our list of places to visit the next time we're in Costa Adeje.

5. Jungle Park
A very short drive from Costa Adeje (15 minutes by car) is the Jungle Park. It's a beautiful wildlife park full of gorgeous animals that the kids will love to see. It has lots of different species of birds, primates, big cats, penguins, reptiles, meerkats, crocodiles etc. My daughter loves a good animal park so this would be right up her street. It's not that expensive to get in either compared to some places so well worth a visit. A lot of hotels put on buses to and from these attractions as well so look out for them or ask your hotel reception.

As you've read there really is lots to see and do in Costa Adeje so it's well worth a visit even if you're going without the kids or just as a couple. Find out more about Costa Adeje and I guarantee you'll want to visit for yourself.

This is a collaborative post. All opinions are my own.

16 January 2018

Review: Dine at 29 Restaurant in Dunfermline

We're always looking for fab family friendly restaurants to visit with the kids and were delighted to be invited along to Dine at 29 in Dunfermline to try out their tasty new menu. Dine at 29 is a contemporary restaurant with a Scottish twist and home to Hot Rock steaks. Situated on one floor, Dine at 29 offers a relaxed, friendly atmosphere along with freshly prepared, quality food that everyone can enjoy.

Excited to arrive at Dine at 29!
Dine at 29 is located on Bruce Street with a handy car park just a 2 minute walk away. It's open 7 days a week so perfect for all occasions. The kids were really excited to be eating out for a change especially since it was Harlow's 3rd birthday. When we arrived we were greeted by very friendly helpful staff who couldn't have been more welcoming if they tried. We were asked what kind of table would suit us best and we went for a corner one so the kids could relax (and I could keep them out of other people's way haha). I also handed a cake over to the staff so we could sing happy birthday to Harlow later.

The inside was very relaxed and modern.
After getting comfy we ordered some drinks. The hubby chose a diet coke, Harlow got herself a fresh orange juice, Logan opted for a strawberry milkshake and I asked for a mocktail (non-alcoholic cocktail) of some sort. I don't really like drinking fizzy juice and get fed up of water so wanted something a little different without the alcohol. I definitely wasn't disappointed anyway as I was brought over a lovely strawberry daiquiri. It was amazing and Logan's strawberry milkshake was awesome too. He was so pleased.

My yummy Crayfish & Prawn Cocktail starter.
There's a new menu in place at Dine at 29 and everything sounded amazing from the menu description. I honestly was struggling with what to pick! I liked the sound of their Hot Rock steaks but since we had the kids I thought best to choose something a little less hot. I went for the Crayfish & Prawn Cocktail to start as I really love seafood. And in the end I finally decided on the Highlander Burger for my main which included a tattie scone and haggis, yummy. It came with chips, onion rings, pepper sauce and coleslaw as well. The hubby went for Haggis Bon Bon's and then Steak & Ale Pie for his main. They both looked delicious.

Logan tasting his strawberry milkshake, yum.
Of course the kids weren't left out and had their own special menu with a colouring in sheet on the back to keep them busy. Harlow chose the homemade lentil soup, mac & cheese and ice cream for pudding. Logan chose garlic bread, a cheese burger and ice cream to finish as well. I'd just like to say that the kids portions are well sized and perfect for Logan who's 8. He has a big appetite and loved every tasty mouthful of his food at Dine at 29. Harlow doesn't eat much, the wee monkey, but even she gave the soup and macaroni a good go. I was impressed to see her eating so well, it must have been yummy for her to eat it.

Our tasty food, could go some again right now.
When the food arrived for us adults we were blow away by the excellent portion size and tastiness of each dish. My prawn cocktail was so fresh and full of flavour. The hubby was delighted with his haggis bon bon's and we couldn't wait for the main meal. The Highlander Burger and sides was a massive dish. I really wasn't sure if I would be able to eat it all. I got through quite a bit but it defeated me in the end plus I wanted to save a tiny bit of room for a shared pudding with the hubby. The Steak & Ale Pie looked scrumptious too and I'm pleased to report the hubby managed to eat it all. Since we were so full we opted to share a pudding and went for the Sticky Toffee with ice cream. It was divine, my mouth is watering thinking about it now!

Harlow making Daddy colour with her.
When we were all finished the lovely manager brought out Harlow's cake for us to sing happy birthday. He put a big sparkling fountain candle on it for her too which was really nice of him. Harlow thought this was amazing and felt super special. It brought her fabulous day to a very happy ending. It really was a lovely way to celebrate Harlow's birthday. Good food, no rushing (or dishes) and content kids with happy full tummies. What more could you want.

The kids options from the children's menu.
It was a wonderful experience dining at Dine at 29 and I would definitely recommend to families, couples and friends. It's a great place to have an event, meet friends for lunch or just grab a quick coffee and chat. Prices are reasonable and the atmosphere was lovely, very relaxed and friendly. Nothing was ever too much trouble for the staff. So if you're looking for somewhere nice to go in Dunfermline (or Fife for that matter) then get yourself along to Dine at 29.

Harlow totally pleased with her cake a huge sparkler!
We received a free meal in return for writing an honest review. All opinions are my own.

11 January 2018

Review: Pony Club Lottie Doll & Stables

My daughter loves dolls and horses so when the really nice people from Lottie asked us to review their Pony Club Lottie Doll and Stables I couldn't refuse! Harlow has always had a fascination for horses from such a young age. I've no idea where she gets it from but horses seem to be one of her favourite animals. She's also a fan of dolls and is never seen without one on her travels whether it be to the supermarket or to Majorca.

So who are Lottie? Well they're an amazing toy company who create gorgeous dolls and accessories to go with them. They're based in Donegal on the North West coast of Ireland and are a team passionate about preserving the magic of childhood. They've won more than 30 international toy awards to date and try to live by Lottie's rules; Be bold, be brave, be you. It's a great message to send to young people and the dolls are truly fabulous.

Like I said Harlow was sent the Pony Club Lottie Doll and Stables to review but I'll start with the doll. Pony Club Lottie arrived in her own little box complete with Seren the Welsh Mountain Pony. Before Harlow even opened the box she was drawn in by the beautiful care and attention taken to the box design. As you can see from the photos the box is colourful and designed to look like a horses stable with the words Greendale Farm Stables on the front. 

I love that on the back of each box the dolls come with a story. Here's the one for the Pony Club Lottie Doll: "Pony Club is about much more than just riding – Lottie learns about caring for a horse too, and studies for achievement badges covering subjects like feeding, equipment, pony behaviour and grooming. As well as trying to improve her riding, Lottie makes new friends who share her love of ponies. It’s always good fun; some days are themed with treasure hunts, treat making for ponies and lots of other pony activities." Also on the back of the box it gives you suggestions of other sets to buy which I really like. For example it says there's a Pony Flag Race Accessory Set you can purchase and I'm sure Harlow would love this.

Lottie Doll herself is gorgeous with long flowing light blonde hair and blue eyes. Lottie is 18cm in height and recommended for age 3 years and over. Harlow has recently celebrated her third birthday so it's perfect for her. Also included in the set is; riding jodphurs, tweed-style formal riding jacket, shirt and tie, boots, riding helmet and Seren the Welsh Mountain Pony wears a saddle, bridle, stirrups and numnah (a saddle pad that acts as a protective cushion between the pony and the saddle).

The quality of Lottie and her horse Seren are fantastic. Everything from the clothes, hair and accessories are first class. Attention to detail has really been thought about and it makes the play experience more realistic. Harlow absolutely adores her Lottie Doll and Pony, in fact since she received them it's been one of her most played with toys. She gets them involved in all sorts of adventures.

Harlow was also lucky enough to receive the Stables to go with her Lottie Doll and Pony. We weren't expecting to receive this to review but oh my goodness Harlow's little face was a picture when she saw it. It's honestly beautiful and totally perfect for anyone who's kids are horse mad! It requires home assembly however it only took my hubby 10-15 minutes to build. The instructions were clear and everything was provided. You just need a screw driver and you're all good to go.

Included with the Stables are; two horse stalls with tradition style half doors, horse tack room with bench, shelf and hanging hooks, detailed doors with working wood bolt latch, removable roof in Lottie’s signature scalloped style for easy access play, brick detail walls, drinking trough and freestanding wooden fences. The set does not include any dolls, pony or accessories as these have to be purchased separately. The Stables are excellent quality and made of real wood which keeps them authentic and sturdy for young hands to play with. I like that the roof is removable so it's simple and perfect for children to access with ease.

When built the dimensions of the Stables are - H 330 x W 420 x D 250mm. It's a decent size but doesn't take up too much room. The Stable set is £59.99 and the Pony Club Lottie Doll is £32.99. You can buy the whole complete Stables bundle which gives you Sirius the Welsh Mountain Pony as well for £89.99. That's a saving of £21.98. I'll definitely be purchasing Sirius at some point to complete Harlow's set.

Harlow 100% loves her Lottie Doll and Pony. I'd highly recommend to family and friends and these sets would make excellent gifts for little boys and girls. There's so many different ones to choose from inlcuding; Forest Friend Lottie Doll, Muddy Puddles Lottie Doll and my fav Stargazer Lottie Doll. Prices start from as little as £18.99 and you'll be collecting the whole set before you know it.

I was sent the Pony Club Lottie Doll and Stables in return for an honest review. All opinions are my own.


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