Breffo SpiderPodium – Smartphone/GPS holder Review and giveaway

I have been very lucky to have the opportunity to review the Breffo Spiderpodium Smartphone/GPS holder from the wonderful guys at Breffo.

The holder is a suctionless mount which works with every smartphone and GPS, there is no window obstruction, no obvious suction marks.  The fully flexible legs allow you to secure the SpiderPodium in the exact best place you want to, along with this it leaves the port and button accessible to allow in car charging.


Now as you will all know from previous posts I am not remotely technically minded and have the patience of a gnat. I cannot stand fiddly things and always get things wrong when I am trying to put things up.  I can honestly say the Breffo product is a revelation, so simple and easy to use, you always know where you phone is, no more sliding off the seat when you carry out a fast cornering manoeuvre! 🙂 We have a built in Sat Nav so I did not test a GPS system in it, however I can imagine having had an old Tom Tom that used to fix to the windscreen and fall off many times, normally at a crucial point where I was approaching a thousand junctions, the Spiderpodium will be fantastic to resolve this very problem and also very much more stylish!

There are other products available from the Breffo website www.breffo.com including a Spiderpodium for a tablet which I will be reviewing shortly….

Please take a look at the video on how easy it is to fit the GPS/Smartphone holder:

One of my very lucky readers has the chance to win a purple Breffo Spiderpodium for the Smartphone/GPS by entering my competition in the Rafflecopter below, good luck everybody and watch our for my Spiderpodium Tablet review which will be coming up soon…

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Disclaimer: I received the Breffo Spiderpodium free but all words and opinions are my own.


Am I the only mum??????…….

Am I the only mum who has run out of names for describing what vegetables have which super alien powers?

Am I the only mum who cringes when my son says he is going to choose what he wants to wear today?

Am I the only mum who thinks that my son ‘helping’ will only make things take twice as long?

Am I the only mum who constantly has to remind their child that my name is mummy and not bink bonk?

Am I the only mum who really doesn’t want to read a book to my child while he is doing a poo?

Am I the only mum who wishes they could magic up wonderful crafty things like other mums but whose toilet roll always still looks like a toilet roll even after it has been decorated?

Am I the only mum who wills a strong stomach when having to sample biscuits my son has made at nursery?

Am I the only mum who has a small boy who is obsessed with walking around with his hand down his pants?

Am I the only mum who has the conversation with their toddler that ‘no his willy is not a fire engine hose’?

Am I the only mum who has to let their son down gently that his willy does not have polar bear powers?

Am I the only mum who regularly says that ‘willies should stay inside pants and not be shown around’?

Am I the only mum who thinks soft play is a form of torture which shouldn’t be attempted sober?

Am I the only mum who doesn’t have healthy crudités ready for play dates but brings out Pom Bears and Chocolate Mini Rolls instead?

Am I the only mum whose sons hair will not form a style no matter what is put on it?

There must be more of us out there??? Please tell me I am not alone….



Heroes of the City – YouTube channel review and giveaway



We are a firm follower of Heroes of the City in our household so we were very excited to hear that we can now watch episodes on a special Heroes of the City YouTube channel.


Now H has become a bit of a whizz kid on the iPad and to know have the opportunity to watch one of his favourite programmes and some of his favourite characters easily on the iPad is a real bonus for us.

As I have mentioned on a previous post Heroes of the City is an animated TV-series directed mainly at pre-school children. The TV series teaches the importance of friendship and helping each other out and how everybody can be a hero, it gives you that warm fuzzy glow.

There are 6 hours of entertainment on the Heroes of the City YouTube channel (obviously I would not recommend this on one sitting, we tend to restrict any type of tablet/TV viewing for H to a maximum of 30 mins a day), the videos are of very high quality and are suitable for any child around the 2-6 years age range.  Also should you have a child who knows many languages then the channel is available in 18 different languages!

Another great part of the channel is the Calamity Crow Kids Crafting Show, Calamity Crow as the name leads you to believe is a bit of a unlucky crow always getting into scrapes but the character is very lovable. In the show you will get inspiration for all different types of kids crafts which can be made at home using everyday household items, this is really good fun and gives you some great ideas to make and create stuff together https://youtu.be/rqM17EF9XIY


Finally there is also Calamity Crow Sketch and Guess show, these episodes let your little ones guess what’s being drawn before the picture is completed, I have to say H seemed to get every single one right way before me!  This again is a good fun interactive game that you can play with your little ones whilst monitoring what they are doing online!   https://youtu.be/2BU8kRiiZIs


So I would highly recommend that you take the time to have a look at the Heroes of the City YouTube channel and all it has to offer, another great way of being able to catch up with this wonderful little series and get to see what the lovable characters are up to.

As a celebration of the series being available online now I have a bundle of Heroes of the City goodies to give away similar to below:


Simply enter my Rafflecopter giveaway.  All entrants must be in the UK, prizes will be sent out within 28 days.

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The Fairytale Hairdresser and the Little Mermaid – Book Review and giveaway

The Fairytale Hairdresser and the Little Mermaid is a lovely modern day children’s fairytale story.

The Fairytale Hairdresser

I wasn’t concerned that this book might be directed more at little girls as I try to keep everything neutral for H and to be honest he thoroughly enjoyed the book especially the artwork.

Kittie Lacey is the main character who happens to the best hairdresser in town, along with her best friend Coral the mermaid the story focuses on how Coral wishes to become a human but when she does she is very unhappy and loses not only her tail but her beautiful singing voice to the wicked sea witch. Without giving too much away the story follows the tale of retrieving Coral’s singing voice and the trials and tribulations of doing this!  It has a good undercurrent of wishing to be something you are not and maybe embracing that you should be happy with who you are but obviously directed at small children! No fairytale would be complete without a love story and a happy ending!

Very good writing and clear artwork accompanies this book, each picture itself started a good storyline with H.

Fairytale Hairdresser and the Little Mermaid

You can see a great interview and overview of the book  with the author  Abie Longstaff here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EjtSFZxh2Uk

So all in all this is a great book with a good storyline and worthy of being read to both little boys and girls.

You can get your copy of this book from Amazon:


One of my lucky readers can win their own copy of The Fairytale Hairdresser and the Little Mermaid by entering my competition below.

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Disclaimer – I received a copy of the book free of charge but all words and opinions are my own