• Christmas,  Games,  Gift Ideas,  Reviews

    BEAT THAT! – The Bonkers Battle of Wacky Challenges

    DARE I SAY IT…BUT ARE YOU THINKING OF CHRISTMAS YET? A couple of months back, Phil and I had the pleasure of meeting a very talented and fun-loving husband and wife game designing duo [Zack and Kate] at the BlogOn conference. Here they introduced their exciting new board game ‘Beat That!‘, which in our opinion is set to top the Christmas #1 for family party games. IT’S THAT GOOD!   ABOUT THE GAME Officially launched in September 2019, this brand spanking NEW activity game is the ideal party game, which can be played between 2-8 players and enjoyed both by kids and adults. The age range of the game is 11+,…

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    Blogs,  Christmas,  Competition & Giveaways

    UK Bloggers Christmas Competition

    Christmas is coming, the geese are getting fat. Please put a penny in the old man’s h…. STOP! OK, OK, it’s definitely too early for a festive rhyme, but it’s never too early for a competition in time for Christmas, right? We are delighted to be taking part in this years UK Bloggers Christmas Competition, giving our readers the chance to win one of five hampers, worth £65, from Virginia Hayward. Prosecco, Christmas Pudding, fudge, chocolate and some more chocolate are just a few of the goodies contained within this fab-fat-filled prize! I’m pretty sure I’ve gained weight just looking at the picture, but hey it’s almost Christmas after all!…

  • Blogs,  Christmas,  Humour

    The (Other) Queen’s Speech

    IT’S CHRISSSSSTTTTTTMAAAAS!!!! Wohooooooo!!! I’m sure by the time you’re reading this the novelty of Christmas has probably worn off? And who could blame you after an early start, a morning of clearing up shredded wrapping and breaking down boxes, maybe trying to see family and trying to get more food than is necessary ready for the feast! I’ll assume that you’ve probably already had a few cheeky sherries (or whatever tipple is traditional and acceptable in the AM in your house)… if you haven’t, then what are you playing at? Go pour yourself a glass of something festive and get ready for this queen’s speech!!! Today we get to hear…

  • Christmas,  Competition & Giveaways,  Stocking Fillers Ideas

    Last-Minute Stocking Fillers For Kids 🎁

      LAST WEEK BEFORE CHRISTMAS!! Are you just about to start your ‘last minute’ shopping for Christmas?… Are you struggling with ‘stocking filler‘ ideas for your kids??… Fear not… the ParentingPhils are here to help!!! With a little assistance from our friends at Amazon, we have carefully selected some fun and reasonably priced stocking fillers you may want to consider whilst buying your last minute gifts. You never know, this list may buy you some time to brew up before the unwrapping onslaught extravaganza begins🤞 Last-Minute Stocking Fillers   The Home Fusion Company – Kids Christmas Socks It’s not Christmas if your stocking filler doesn’t contain the obligatory Christmas socks! Check these festive…

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    Making Christmas Traditions

    So it’s my turn to post… late as usual but hey ho, I made it eventually! Last week we all read about Phil’s Christmas movie list and his must have films that make the season for him and his boys. Along with my must have crimbo telly, which I snuck in. So in an attempt to tell me to sod off and stop hijacking his blog, Phil very kindly drafted a Christmas blog for me to do on WordPress called ‘Christmas with Pips‘. Feel bad really, because he did put some work in to it, at least a whole 15-20 minutes. But as I sat and looked at the screen thinking of…

  • Blogs,  Christmas,  Humour

    Christmas Movies: Our Naughty & Nice List

    All year we seem to worry about the kids spending too much time staring at the box, well it’s finally the Christmas season! A time to acceptably shove your kids in front of the TV and ram down their throats your favourite Christmas films whilst ignoring their cries to watch Big Hero Six or Toy Story for the 20th time that week! I know lots of my fellow bloggers will be talking about getting outside and dirty whilst it’s wet and miserable, using really positive and upbeat words to describe the weather… well that just aint me I’m afraid. All year I’ve tried to be ‘crafty daddy’ and ‘messy-play daddy’…