Star Date – June 2020 – IHaveNoIdeaWhatDayItIs Dear Mummy, all the days are merging into one, as we continue on our homeschooling mission. There’s no going back for the foreseeable future and with plenty of hurdles to navigate. Mainly the extra … Continue reading →
Dear Mummy, we celebrated the 75 Anniversary of VE Day (Victory in Europe Day) and reflected on the date that marked the end of World War 2 on 8 May 1945. Winston Churchill, Britain’s Prime Minister at the time, announced … Continue reading →
Dear Mummy, I love caring for my pets and spend hours each week pretending to be a vet. Scruff-a-Luvs toys have been on my radar for sometime after reviewing them last year and falling in love with the play factor … Continue reading →
Dear Mummy, I know you like a good pamper and with us being stuck indoors I brought the nail salon to you! I can’t remember the last time you had your nails done and I’ve never treated myself to a … Continue reading →
Dear Mummy, some of my favourite dolls are back and sweeter than ever! It’s brand new Candylocks dolls with their new adorable pets! Thanks Spinmaster for sending these to me to review and they are certainly going to keep me … Continue reading →
Dear Mummy, the UK Lockdown continues and being stuck in the house is driving me round the bend! So my folks and I were super glad to receive an activity sure to focus our minds on something more relaxing. I … Continue reading →
Dear Mummy, I may not be able to go out and explore the world at the moment but my mind can wander. My imagination knows no bounds and provides hours of wonderful escapism for me. There’s nothing better than adding … Continue reading →
Dear Mummy, keeping me entertained at the best of times can be tricky but being stuck at home my folks are struggling to finding more ways to keep me occupied. It’s a challenge to keep me off electronic gadgets and … Continue reading →
Dear Mummy, Easter is fast approaching and I’m on the ‘egg’ hunt for gifts! Check out my Easter basket filled with goodies below! There’s a mixture of activities, chocolate and toys. There’s nothing better than putting a Spring in your … Continue reading →
Dear Mummy, with summer fast approaching and the whole nation stuck at home due to the Coronavirus we’re exploring our garden and creating opportunities to have fun. Bubbles make a great activity and the weather is set to be warm … Continue reading →
Dear Mummy, I’ve got something super exciting to share with you! I’m teaching myself to code with the help of Osmo! Coding is now part of the school curriculum and with me potentially being out of school (due to horrible … Continue reading →
Dear Mummy, did you know that the TV can be your friend? Yes, I know you limit my screen time but you’ve been on the hunt for educational TV programmes to keep me occupied at home while helping me learn. … Continue reading →
Dear Mummy, it’s not often you escape the daily grind and immerse yourself in all things fantasy but you did just that recently when you and daddy attended London Comic Con Spring at Kensington Olympia. My Daddy is a big … Continue reading →
Dear Mummy, I’ve donned my lab coat this week for British Science Week to immerse myself in all things STEM (Science, technology, engineering and mathematics). I can’t wait to have fun with these National Geographic STEM kits! The weather has … Continue reading →
Dear Mummy, I’m a massive fan of Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks so I couldn’t wait to bring their book, Sharing A Shell, to life for World Book Day! Sharing A Shell is one of my favourite books written by … Continue reading →
Dear Mummy, I’m super excited to share Cats vs Pickles with you! The YouTube phenomenon which has swept the States is now here in the UK and available from Smyths Toys Superstores! Perfect timing for this dreary January! We all need a little bit of colour and fun in our lives. These little collectible beanbag plushes are £4.99 and the perfect pocket money gift or reward for homeschooling.
Cats Vs. Pickles was born from an idea based on viral videos on YouTube: Cats are naturally afraid of pickles (or cucumbers)! Have you seen these videos? It’s totally an internet trend. Cats really are scared of these green long vegetables! The theory is that cats might be mistaking pickles for snakes, but that wouldn’t be as fun as positing the idea that pickles just absolutely love cats and wish that the feline crowd would love them back. That’s the idea behind this toy brand.
Each Cats Vs. Pickles character has a special name tag with their name and bio, along with a QR code for a free Cats vs Pickles game download for extended play. There are 44 Cat characters to collect and 4 Pickles in Wave 1! Cats Vs. Pickles are small, bean-filled plush with a nice weight to them like Beanie Babies. Each character has a name and a distinct personality displayed on their tag. There are foodie cats, sweet cats, scary cats, fishy cats, cats with glasses and cats for school to collect. With a series of fun animated videos on YouTube as well there’s lots of opportunity to pretend play!
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They are so adorable and have endless play value and great to snuggle with. They make a great gift that’s not tailored to a specific audience and even my folks like them! I think they are super cool and love the colourful designs and embroidered details and they are definitely gonna be a hit here in the UK. They deliver a sense of fun during these uncertain times and we could all do with a bit of silliness right now.
Love Bella x
Disclaimer: We were kindly sent these CatsVsPickles to join our family, in order to review. All pictures and thoughts are our own.