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Pretty Little Liars Season 2 (DVD) 27/05/2017

Pretty Little Liars Season 2

Pretty Little Liars Season 2 (DVD) Pretty Little Liars Season 2 Price: £9.96 Certificate: 12 Released: 2013 I was so excited to start season two I absolutely loved season one and it ended on such a powerful dynamic episode that I couldn't wait to find out what happened next. Pretty little liars is set around the death of a girl called Allison she was part of a group of 5 girls, the other girls have been brought back together after the announcement of her death as She was missing for a year before her body was found... But, the girls are receiving messages from someone called 'A' they have no idea who this person is but they seem to be pretending to be Alison they say things only Alison would know. The season starts as season one finished. The police finally find out who the killer is when they discover a suicide note... but was it the killer or was it A playing another game? 'A' ups her game and starts sending messages to the girl's parents and the one's closest to them as well. There are some predictable moments throughout this season which makes me think it's not as good as the first season but the acting is to a high standard and i've been glued to the screen throughout. I watched this season over 4 evenings, my ironing pile is huge! nothing has been getting done, I try to multitask and do things whilst watching but it's impossible i'm totally gripped to this season. There are a lot of flashbacks to the girls past and we learn a lot more about Alison's life which I really enjoyed watching. There's a ...

Mothercare Happy Cars 24/05/2017

Happy Cars

Mothercare Happy Cars Mothercare Happy Cars Price £25.00 My little boy received these two cars for his birthday back in December and they've been sat on his bookcase for months he just hasn't been interested in them until quite recently. It's been animals and trains for the past year. He does still play with them but now he uses the cars to move the animals around the room. They come as a pair from Mothercare a red and green car and blue and orange, they are quite big in size 27 cm by 15cm. Which is good as there are no small parts. No choking hazards. They are quite easy to push along the floor, they have been used on laminating floor, carpet and grass in the garden and the wheels are still in tack and fully functioning which is perfect for us as my little boy is quite destructive and can be rough with his toys which i'm sure most 2 year olds are like. They don't make any noise which is a little disappointing it would be nice if they made a car sound or something. These cars say they are suitable for children ages 12 months and older. I would say younger children would be able to play with them as well and may help with crawling. My son has passed the crawling stage at the age of 2 he is running all over the place but he does like pushing them along the floor with his animals as passengers. The cars also come in Pink and Red as well and the small print says they can not guarantee colour you will receive, which is pretty silly as you can see the car through the packaging. Adult supervision ...

Pretty Little Liars Season 1 (DVD) 23/05/2017

Pretty Little Liars Season One

Pretty Little Liars Season 1 (DVD) Pretty Little Liars Season one Price: £7.00 Certificate: 12 Released: 2012 At the hairdressers last week my hairdresser was telling me all about this Tv show she's been addicted to and it sounded great. I opened my door the following day and she had left season one there for me to watch.... I can't stop watching it... 4 days later and my eyes hurt. I can't stop watching it. I've ordered all the dvds and this is turning into one major binge watch! A week off work and I'm not making the most of the sunshine. Pretty Little Liars is based on a book series which I really want to read after watching the Tv show to compare them and if the book series is as good as the Tv series I'm be addicted to those as well. The season starts with the group, Aria, Spencer, Hanna and Emily's friend who went missing a year prior to the start of the season and it's announced that she is dead BUT they are all getting messages from 'A' and they are not the nicest of messages, but messages of things that only Alison (the girl who died) would know about. The police are interviewing the girls and it's obvious they are not all telling the truth, they all have so much to hide. There is also flashbacks of events which have happened in the past, that aren't great and are things they girls are ashamed of. Alison was the reason that everyone was friends she had control over them and shaped them into how she wanted. All the girls have their own little secrets which this A person seems to know about as ...

Shopaholic and Sister - Sophie Kinsella 18/05/2017

Shopaholic and Sister

Shopaholic and Sister - Sophie Kinsella Shopaholic and sister Written by Sophie Kinsella Price: £7.99 Released: 2005 Pages: 388 Pages I love the shopaholic series, these are a selection of chick lit books which are so easy to read and they will have you laughing out loud. I usually read a book by Sophie Kinsella in day or two they are page turners. Shopaholic and Sister is the 4th book in the series and Follows Rebecca Brandon ( Formerly known as Rebecca Bloomwood and her series of troubles she has with shopping and credit cards. The series is chick lit and I would say is a young adults read, at the age of 26 I love them. This isn't the first time I've read the books but as 2 have been released since I last read the series I decided to start it again to refresh my memory and as they are only quick reads they don't take me too long to read. Becky has just returned from her 10 month honeymoon with Luke. She wants to surprise her parents so turns up at their house unannounced only to see them backing away and running down the street as they see her. Becky knows they are hiding something but she never would have expected it to be a half sister. Becky was so excited to meet her half sister Jessica, she imagined how great it would be to have a sister they could do so much together like coffee out and shopping. Only Jess wasn't quite how Becky had imagined... She was completely different actually and hated Shopping. The first meeting didn't go so well so Becky invites Jess to stay for a weekend at her place only ...

Lego Duplo 10570 All in One Gift Set 16/05/2017

Duplo All in One

Lego Duplo 10570 All in One Gift Set Duplo All In One Gift Set Price:£14.99 We are finally all moved into our new house and now it's the unpacking and finding places to store things in the new house which is bigger but has less cupboards and storage places so it's rather difficult finding homes for things. My sons room was the first room I got up and ready I wanted a lego box to store his duplo in he doesn't have a lot but stepping on it when i've put him to bed is not fun. I went to toymaster and saw this All-in One- Suplo gift set which came with Duplo pieces but looked ideal for storing other pieces in as well, we all know that anything toys come in, comes with plenty of air space as well. It was only £14.99 which I thought was a bargain as i'd previously seen it on amazon for £24.99. My little boy was ecstatic to be getting more duplo as he does love to play with it daily. Bonus Toymaster doesn't charge 5p for a carrier bag either and offers loyalty points which we are so close to getting our first loyalty gift card. The Green box is shaped like a brick which I really like it's easy to open and comes with individual plastic bags for you to open to get to the pieces, which will need an adult to open. In the green box comes 30 pieces A Cat A Dog Window which comes a part a brick with a picture of a cat and dog on. A bric with a picture of a caterpillar on An orange flower A selection bright coloured bricks. My little boy loves the animals and the window which I have had to put together a million times, ...

Kubo and the Two Strings (DVD) 07/05/2017

Kubo and the two strings

Kubo and the Two Strings (DVD) Kubo and the two strings Price: £6.99 Certificate: PG Released: 2017 Running Time: 102 Minutes 'If you must blink, do it now. Pay careful attention to everything you see and hear, no matter how unusual it may seem. And please be warned:Please be warned if you fidget or look away or forget any part i tell you for an instant then our hero will surely perish' The opening quote to the film which grabbed my attention. Kubo is a one eye little boy he wears a patch due to his Grandfather stealing his eye, and killed his father. Kubo's mother is ill and he looks after her, she tells him many stories. His mother tells him he must not go looking for his Grandfather or ever stay out after dark for they could find him and take him away. Kobu is worried, with each day that passes his mother becomes sicker and she finds it hard to know what's real anymore. Kubo goes out after dark and is found by his mother's sisters, his aunties who want his other eye. When his aunties destroy his village his mother uses the last of his magic to bring his charm alive to help him. His small charm which is a monkey is there to protect him and allows him 3 questions and only 3 questions. This is an animated movie, set in Japan. It's a bit too dark for my little boy, so wouldn't recommend it for younger or sensitive viewers. My little boy is 2 years old though. This is a really easy movie to follow, full of magic. I always like films that have a hint of magic in anything that makes me escape reality and ...

The Vampire Diaries Season 7 (DVD) 06/05/2017

The Vampire Diaries Season 7

The Vampire Diaries Season 7 (DVD) The Vampire Diaries season 7 Price: £11.99 Certificate: 15 Released: 2016 The Vampire Diaries is a Tv show I have been watching since 2009. It's based on a book series by L.J Smith, I have the first 3 books but I didn't enjoy them as much as I enjoy the TV Show the characters appeared completely different in the books and they were quite difficult to get into. The Vampire Diaries follows two brother Vampires Stefan and Damon on their crazy adventure, alongside them are their friends the main ones since Season 1 are Caroline, Bonnie, Matt and Alaric. Old flames, family members and enemies make an appearance from time to time and things are never simple and easy. This is not a series for everyone it's supernatural genre aimed at probably late teens early twenties.. I'm 26 and I really enjoy it. This series takes part in modern day and in 3 years time so there are scenes within the episodes which are in the future. This has made it different and stand out from previous seasons. It's great to see how their lives are going to be in 3 years as this season is the penultimate season. The Vampires in this show have more lives than the average cat, there are so many times that they should have died due to spells, or linking bonds or body switching to humans that should have killed them but somehow they always survive by some lucky chance. I really like how Caroline and Bonnie are keeping a diary for Elena of everything they get up to so she can read it. Diaries have been used ever ...

NCIS Season 1 (DVD) 29/04/2017

NCIS Season One

NCIS Season 1 (DVD) NCIS Season 1 Price: £6.99 Released: 2003 Certificate: 15 My parents watched this religiously as I grew up alongside CSI, I on the other hand was too obsessed with the soaps at that time but now I have now packed all my dvds in boxes ready to move house so I can't continue with any of my boxset obsessions... I borrowed NCIS season 1 from my dad to see what all the fuss was about and to cure my boredom in the evenings before I move house. NCIS follows a team of special agents as they investigate crimes, and uncover what happened at the scene. Some of the investigations include Terrorism, Drugs and Murder and almost all are Navy based.NCIS stands for Navel Criminal Investigation Service. I find with this season there isn't a background story to link the episodes so you can watch them quite freely and If you miss an episode it doesn't affect the rest of the season. I see the pros of their not being a background story over the season but I would have preferred one to keep me hooked. There's no cliff hanger at the end of episodes to keep me wanting more. That being said I have enjoyed watching the episodes and finding out what happens. I'm surprised I haven't watched this before as I love crime novels. Episodes 1. Yankee White 2. Hung Out To Dry 3. Seadog 4. The Immortals 5. The Curse 6. High Seas 7. Sub Rosa 8. Minimum Security 9. Marine Down 10. Left For Dead 11. Eye Spy 12. My Other Left Foot 13. One Shot, One Kill 14. The Good Samaritan 15. Enigma 16. Bete Noire 17. ...

The BFG (2016) (DVD) 25/04/2017

The BFG

The BFG (2016) (DVD) The BFG Certificate: PG Released: 2016 Price: £6.99 I was taken out on a date to the cinema and he surprised me by taking me to see The BFG I was less than impressed I can assure you to be going to watch a kids film. Who goes on a first date to the cinema? I felt like a teenager again. I saw the dvd in sainsburys and thought my little boy would enjoy it. The BFG is based on the ever so popular children's book written by Roald Dahl. I have read the book as a child. I really like Roald Dahl although this was never my favourite book I loved Danny the champion of the world and hope they bring another film out. I am slowly introducing my little boy to authors I loved as a child but I think at the age of 2 he's still a little young to appreciate their brilliant stories. That being said he does have all of Roald Dahl's books and Charles Dickens on his bookcase. For those of you who are not familiar with the story The BFG stands for The Big Friendly Giant. Sophie is a 10 year old girl who lives in an Orphanage in London, she hears of a tale of a giant who sneaks around the town in the dark. You should Never get out of bed, Never go to the window and Never look behind curtain. Sophie is very inquizitive so she breaks all of those rules and is spotted by the giant. The giant sees Sophie and takes her, they travel all night and make it to the Giant Country. The Giant country is a place that Sophie didn't think existed and she soon learns that the BFG is not like other giants he ...

Lego Duplo 10838 Family Pets 24/04/2017

Duplo Family Pets

Lego Duplo 10838 Family Pets LEGO Duplo 10838 Family Pets Set Price: £8.99 My little boy is now going through the Duplo phase... When's the cheap toy phase? For easter I didn't want to buy my son chocolate, he's only 2 and I knew the rest of the family would be buying him chocolate eggs so instead I got him the Family building set. It has a bunny rabbit in the set which definitely makes it easter related. The Duplo family pets set is part of the My Town set. I wanted to get him a set to go with the others he had but the toy shop had very limited stock on Duplo which was unfortunate so we now have two different sets 'Around the world' and 'My Town' Other sets in the My Town range are: Birthday Picnic Set PreSchool Set Family House set Is is bad to admit that I want all these sets they look so cute, I think I get as excited as my 2 year old when he opens the box. But the prices do rise drastically. There's just no way I can justify paying £39.99 for a duplo set when it's not my sons birthday or christmas Inside the box is a lot of air, why they make the boxes so big I will never know, alongside the air is Dog Cat Rabbit Bird 6 bricks (one with carrots on the side) a comb 2 flowers a bowl a Frisbee I love that the set has a mixture of animals it helps with my sons sounds as he really struggles with talking ( it's the only thing he can't do yet) it's also good that they are animals that we see on a day to day basis. I ask him which animal did we see today and he brings me the duplo version although ...

Percy Jackson And The Lightning Thief (DVD) 23/04/2017

Percy Jackson and The Lightning Thief

Percy Jackson And The Lightning Thief (DVD) Percy Jackson and the lightning Thief Price: £3.76 Certificate: PG Released: 2012 Sunday is always a lazy day in our house and after the busy weekend we've had, I've really enjoyed it, despite being woken up at 5am. Movies, movies and more movies with a roast dinner thrown in for good measures. With this film being on E4 I thought I'd give it a watch as I have heard from a number of people it's quite a good watch. Percy Jackson and the lightening thief is based on a children's book written by Rick Riordan. I haven't read the book but I have heard great reviews. I think I'm probably too old to read it now. Percy Jackson finds the only place he can really think is when he's under water, he believes that he has dyslexia but that's not completely true. One day Percy gets accused of stealing a bolt of lightening and then it's clear he's not safe so he's taken to a camp. In the camp he discovers that he is the son of a God. The God Poseidon. With Percy's father being Poseidon it explains why he's so comfortable in the water and although he's never met his father he feels him there talking to him when he needs him the most. Percy has a friend who is also his guard Grover who helps him along the way and was with him before he even know that he was a half blood. Hades believes that Percy has stolen the bolt of lightening and he is furious, he sends someone to kidnap Percy's mortal mother and will not return her until Percy hands over the bolt. Percy didn't steal the bolt and has ...

Lego Duplo 10802 Savanna Adventure 21/04/2017

Savanna Adventure

Lego Duplo 10802 Savanna Adventure Lego Duplo 10802 Savanna Adventure Price: £16.99 Duplo has hit our house! My little boy has moved on from being in Love with Thomas the tank engine and is now obsessed with animals and duplo. The Savanna Adventure is apart of the Around the world set. You can buy the full Around the world set for £84.99 but that was a little too pricey for me so I think we will just collect the smaller expansion packs, in the long run will probably work out more expensive but it's less of a hit on my bank account. Lego is a really popular brand of Toy it has such a positive reputation that I'm glad it has a version for little people hands too. I purchased the Savanna Set at my local Toymaster which unfortunately for me is a 2 minute walk from my house, my little boy is a nightmare walking past it. On this occasion we went in and he was allowed to chose a toy that he wanted from the middle shelf ( in our price range) and he went straight for this set, probably because he saw the animals on the cover of the box. The box is quite a bit bigger than it needs to be I think, a lot of space for air. Inside the box is: Lion Giraffe Female Duplo Lego person Vehicle 6 Bricks Flower brick Brick with bird image on Meat brick The Vehicle you have to put together but it's really easy it just comes in two pieces and the woman sits in it nicely without too much of a struggle to place her. My two year old gets frustrated as when you put all the bricks on the back of the vehicle it tips up and is no ...

Homeland Season 4 (DVD) 09/04/2017

Homeland Season 4

Homeland Season 4 (DVD) Homeland 4 Price: £7.99 Certificate:15 Released: 2015 I will try my best to keep spoilers from other seasons to a minimum although it is extremely difficult so if you plan to watch Homeland from seasons one you may not want to read this review. I took a bit of a break from watching Homeland to watch a different genre, I like to mix it up a little so I don't get bored. Homeland is set in America and Pakistan it is a crime thriller that follows Carrie a Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) with bipolar who is assigned to the Counterterrorism Centre. Season 4 Carrie is now a mother and with that comes big responsibilities not only is she a mother but she is now the CIA station chief in Afghanistan. Carrie approves an attack which the Pakistan's afterwards claim it was a wedding the US bombed, which was then replaced by a funeral. Carrie refuses to believe it until a video is uploaded online confirming this. The Video was recorded by a young man training to become a Doctor, Carrie is determined to get to him to find out the truth. Carrie is finding it really difficult to be a mother and have a full time job especially when to her, her job is really important which displeases her sister who is left holding the baby. When a man who Carrie believes to be dead is alive things start to get very interesting... Homeland is a tv show that you do have to concentrate on following to understand what is going on, missing just 5 minutes could confuse you for the majority of the season and ...

House Of 9 (DVD) 07/04/2017

House of 9

House Of 9 (DVD) House of 9 Price: £9.97 Released: 2007 Certificate: 18 Running Time: 86 Minutes My friend told me about this film, she had purchased it months ago thinking it was something else. Horror films are the type of genre that I really like but she hates so she didn't get past the first 10 minutes of the film. Knowing that this was a psychological thriller really interested me usually these are the best types of horror films. Nine people are abducted and wake up in a house that has 73 cameras and a lot of microphones all over the building, the doors and windows are boarded up. A voice comes over a speaker to inform them that they are there to play a game. The winner, wins 5 million dollars, the only person to walk out the house alive will win. The policeman is left with a gun, which he uses to try and shoot his way out of the building but it doesn't work. They are stuck in there, until there's only one person left. Such a slow film, with irritating characters. There's quite a few racial comments which irritated me and a lot of bad language, more than was needed. This film reminds me of Saw 'let's play a game' but a rather dull version. It's not a very original storyline and would have been better if there were tasks the group had to complete and if they failed they died. The first person didn't die for 50 minutes and it was the worst death scene I've ever seen in a film, it was so boring. The gun seemed to have an unlimited amount of bullets, which wasn't very realistic and the ...

The Walking Dead Season 6 (DVD) 05/04/2017

The Walking Dead Season 6

The Walking Dead Season 6 (DVD) The Walking Dead 6 Price: £14.99 Released: 2016 Certificate: 18 I've been having a The Walking Dead marathon after not remembering where I got up to when I stopped watching a few years ago. I really enjoy supernatural shows so this really appeals to me but some people might find it too gory. For those of you who don't know, the Walking Dead is a TV show based around Zombies known as walkers, everyone has the virus inside them but it's not active until you die. When you die you become a zombie. Rick and the gang are in a small town where they believe they are safe from the Walkers the community is nice and everyone has their own little jobs to do. There are walls up around the town keeping walkers out and people safe, but not all is how it seems. Daryl and Rick are on a run for food and medication when a man who calls himself jesus runs into them and informs them of other communities and how they could set up a trade system for the items they need. This is after they got off to a bad start. I really like how this season starts out with the 'Now' and 'Then' I did get a little confused to start with as I wondered what was going on and thought I'd missed an episode or something but it does get clearer the longer you watch. Some of the Characters on here are so rubbish with a gun, 10 shots and didn't hit a target once, which is probably a good thing, if everyone hit their target there would be no one left. There are a lot of Intense moments in this season, a lot more than ...
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