• xmas giveaway
    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!…

  • Popcorn-Eating ~Squirrels Go Nuts On Everest Book Review
    Books,  Competition & Giveaways,  Reviews

    Popcorn-Eating Squirrels Go Nuts On Everest by Matt Dickson

    Our bookcase is over-flowing and we couldn’t be happier! Especially when you are sent fab titles such as ‘Popcorn-Eating Squirrels Go Nuts On Everest’ by Matt Dickinson, to help fill it up with! We now have a few titles from Shrine Publishing and this latest release definitely lives up to the high standard we’ve come to expect, so we are thrilled to write this book review. About the Book Popcorn-Eating Squirrels Go Nuts on Everest is the second in the series by Matt Dickinson and it’s the popcorn-eating squirrels’ greatest adventure yet! A million pounds and popcorn for life is the incredible prize on offer if a team can meet the challenge:…

  • Getting Ready for Primary School
    Blogs,  Competition & Giveaways,  Education

    Getting Ready For School

    If you’re a parent of a pre-schooler, then this week probably started with feelings of anxiety and worry about getting the primary school place you had hoped for. Here at the Parenting Phils, we were both fortunate enough to get our first choice schools which was such relief and we hope that’s a similar story for you too, and if not we hope you are happy with your allocated school… or good luck with your appeals! So now the wait to find out which school your child will go to is over, the next worry is getting them (and you) ready for September! Now I know what a lot of…

  • The Goblin's Blue Blanket
    Books,  Competition & Giveaways,  Reviews

    The Goblin’s Blue Blanket by Kieron Black

    I love that getting a new book is like getting a new bike to a three-year-old! I never realised just how excited a kid could get opening a package to find a book instead of sweets or ‘Ralph toys’, which is what he was guessing as he opened it. He wasn’t disappointed at all. The unveiling of this amazingly illustrated children’s book took place after nursery, around 4pm, which made the next 3 hours until bed time unbearable! All H wanted to do was read the book before bed, so it needed to be bedtime at 4pm, 4.05pm, 4.15pm and pretty much every 5-10 minutes for the rest of the…

  • 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…

  • Competition & Giveaways,  Kids Entertainment,  Reviews,  Toys

    Getting Slimy with Zimpli Kids

    I’ve got to admit a ‘baff’ full of ‘gelli’ sounded like my worst nightmare. The thought of this gross, gooey mess consuming my beautifully white bath… oh and my children, filled me with horror. But I’ve got to say… it was gross but we LOVED IT! Zimpli Kids is a really innovative brand of messy kids stuff for both indoor and outdoor play, with products like the ‘Gelli Baff’, ‘Slime Blaster’ and ‘Simon Squirters’ just to name a few! They come in different colours too, we received a pack of the red ‘gelli’ to try out but you can also get them in blue, green and pink too! Perfect if…