Wednesday, 9 November 2011

CareBears Movie Dvd Review and Competition!!

In about 1985 at the top of my Christmas list was a CareBear, there was something about those bears which made them every child's must have toy! Everyone at my primary school had one, and mine was the yellow one - Funshine.

I have to admit I was ecstatic when Abbey Home Media asked us to review the new Care Bear Double Movie Dvd pack, although slightly concerned that perhaps Boo would be less impressed. 

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Settling down to watch the first movie 'Carebears to the Rescue' Boo was instantly very keen,  the colours are much more vivid than the 1980's version and the bears are less cute and more cool! Funshine definitely wasn't this colourful in 1985!

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Boo really enjoyed the DVD, it was very action packed and left him on the edge of his bean bag on more than one occasion! Boo instantly loved Bedtime Bear and the naughty 'Grumpy'. We've watched it a couple of times since it arrived and it is definitely a feel good film - perfect to watch during these cold winter months!

As soon as the first film had ended Boo asked to see the next one 'Share Bear Shines', we managed to make him resist until the following day! Boo found the second film slightly harder to watch, the story line is a little more involved and cleverly teaches about the joys of sharing..something Boo isn't very good at! So perhaps we need to watch it a little more...

Whether you're nostalgic like me or just keen to find some great entertainment to keep the little ones quiet during the Christmas holidays the CareBears won't disappoint!

Abbey Home Media have kindly offered 5 copies of the CareBears Movie feature pack as prizes! Hooray!!

To enter:

1. Follow the blog via GFC (Google Friend Connect)
2. Tell me in a comment below: If you were a CareBear who would you be & Why?  (you can make one up!) Remember to leave you Twitter ID or email address so I can contact you if you win!!

Winners will be selected at random after the closing date: 9am 24th November 2011. Good Luck!!

Terms & Conditions:

There are a total of 5 prizes to be won.
I reserve the right to re-draw the winner, in the event that the original winners do not reply within 72hours 
Winners will be selected using
Only one entry per person. 
Only entrants who complete all required entry steps will be eligible to win.
Only one prize per household.
Winners details will be passed onto Abbey Home Media for prizes to be dispatched.
Sorry, this competition is only open to UK residents

Tuesday, 8 November 2011

Discover Dogs with the Kennel Club.

Whether you're considering getting a dog, are an experienced dog owner there is something for you at Discover Dogs. This is the 15th event organised by the Kennel Club and show casing more than 200 breeds of pedigree dogs! I have always grown up with dogs, and I strongly believe that children learning to respect dogs is an important part of growing up. Boo already understands that while he may be able to climb all over a family dog he cannot get too close to our friends lurcher as he will growl. Boo adores dogs, but understands that they need to be treated with respect, and that not all dogs want to be petted.

Discover Dogs not only offers visitors the opportunity to meet a variety of different dog breeds, but there are events to keep the whole family occupied for the entire visit!  The seminars look fantastic and cover topics as diverse as 'What to look for in a dog trainer' to 'The psychological benefits of owning a dog'.

Breed rescue is also represented at the event and it is a great opportunity to ask questions or address concerns you might have about adopting a rescue dog.

The event is held on 12th & 13th November 2011 at Earls Court 1, sponsored by Royal Canine and tickets can be purchased from here and accompanied children under 12 go free!

Disclaimer: I was asked to write the post by the Kennel Club, but I was not paid for writing it and all thoughts are my own.