Thursday, 23 October 2014

Dress Up For Halloween With George At Asda

We totally love Halloween and we have always made a big effort to celebrate it. Over the years we have dressed up, thrown parties, attended spooky events, theme parks, gone trick or treating and basically had a blast. This year will be no different and we will all be dressing up and eagerly embracing the spooky fun.

I saw the new George at Asda Halloween TV advert the other day and loved it. The family turning up at their Friends front door wearing spooky fancy dress and all at the same time they blow up their 'wingflatables'. It made me giggle watching it, so much that I just couldn't wait to try them out for myself. My eldest Daughter has a Halloween party to go to and she loves her costume from George. The wings take 4 AA batteries and when you want them blown up you just hit the switch, then when you want them down they deflate quickly and effortlessly.

My fourteen year old Daughter picked a zombie costume from George and her favourite thing about it, is the 'Bloody Beating Heart' that she chose to go with it. Pop a couple of batteries in the back, strap it to your chest with the elastic provided, flick the switch and the heart lights up and beats. It looks really gross and the kids love it! It's pretty gruesome.

George at Asda have a great selection of Halloween products this year. We are really impressed, especially with the 'Wingflatables', they are such great value for money, ranging in price from £8 - £10 for kid & adult sizes. They really do give your costume a 'wow' factor. We love them! They also have loads of great decorations like a creepy light up crow, ghost lights and lots of other fun gory stuff.

*We were sent some Halloween products free of charge for the purpose of this review. Our opinions are entirely our own.

Saturday, 18 October 2014

Keeping The kids Warm On The Ski Slopes - Mark Warner Blogger Challenge 3

I've always fancied a ski holiday, in fact from a very young age I remember day dreaming about learning to ski, but have never got around to it. It would be a dream to take my kids and Granddaughter skiing, and if we were ever to go, then Polarn O. Pyret would be the ideal people to kit out the kids in cosy ski wear. I was really pleased to discover that they are involved with Mark Warner’s bloggers challenge #3. A lovely brand who sell gorgeous kids clothing from ages 0 - 12 years. Their outwear particularly appeals to me because I do love to see the kids wrapped up warm on a cold day. 

If we were to take a ski trip then the warm clothing I would pick from Polarn O. Pyret for my eight year old Granddaughter would be comfortable, breathable and most importantly, warm and waterproof. Layers are the key to comfort and warmth, from the cold slopes to stopping for lunch in a warm restaurant, easily peel-able clothing is essential.

  • Layer One - Thermals. These are a definite must for spending long periods of time in the snow. I love the Merino wool collection, its Swedish snowflake design is so cute. I just can't help but love them.
  • Layer Two - Fleece and Trousers. A warm fleece is so important especially for when your child gets too warm and wants to remove their coat. I have picked a wind and water resistant fleece for extra protection from the weather. Comfy trousers are crucial for all the physical activity on the slopes and I have picked some stylish white denim that will look great with the red items.
  • Layer Three - Ski Jacket & Waterproof Trousers. A warm padded ski jacket is really essential and it also needs to be waterproof for skiing. I like the jacket I picked because it has a cosy fleece lining and thumb holes at the wrists for extra warmth. Waterproof trousers are also important for protection against the cold icy snow.
  • Accessories - Hat, Gloves & Socks - I picked some cute red thermal socks that match the thermal under garments, a gorgeous red snowflake design hat and black gloves that are Windproof and water-resistant. I also love that the gloves have a dirt repellent finish - Genius!

*This is my entry into the  Mark Warner Holidays blogging challenge 3


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