Wednesday, 28 October 2015

Bonfire Night and Firework Displays in Bromley - 2015

Norman Park - Firework Display and Family Funfair
Date: 30 Oct 2015
Location: Norman Park, Hayes Lane, Bromley, BR2 9EF
Time: 17:00 - 22:00
Cost: Adults and children £5; children under 3 - free
The firework display will start at 8pm.

Crystal Palace Park - Fireworks Display
Date: 5 Nov 2015
Location: Crystal Palace Park, Anerley Hill, Bromley, SE19 2AA
Time: 18:00 - 21:30
Cost: Adults £10 children £5 under 3 are free
Children's display starts at 7pm, main display at 8.30pm

Blackheath Fireworks, Saturday 7 November 2015
Blackheath Fireworks 2015 is on
Saturday 7 November.
There will be a funfair from 12 noon.
There will be food stalls and a bar from 5pm.
The display starts at 8pm.

Beckenham Round Table Fireworks and Funfair
Date: 7 Nov 2015
Location: Croydon Road Recreation Ground, Croydon Road, Beckenham
Time: 18:00 - 22:00
Cost: Adults and unaccompanied children £7; children (under16) £4; under 5’s free; family ticket (2 adult +2 children) £20
Fireworks start 8pm

West Wickham Fireworks display - Langley Park School for Girls
Date: 7 Nov 2015
Location: Langley Park School for Girls, Hawksbrook Lane, South Eden Park Road
Time: 18:00 - 20:00
Cost: Ticket prices are adults £6.50, Children £3.50, Under 5s go free. Family tickets of £15 for two adults and two children only available in advance.
Display starts at 7pm

Hayes Schools' Family Fireworks Display
Date: 7 Nov 2015
Location: Hayes Primary School Fields, George Lane, Hayes, BR2 7PQ
Time: 17:30 - 20:00
Cost: Early Bird Special - Family £16 (2 adults & 2 children), Adults £6, Children/Students £4 [Book by 1st November 2015]. Family £18 (2 Adults & 2 Children), £7 Adults, £4 Children/Students, Under 3s free
Display starts at 7pm

Chislehurst Rotary Fireworks
Date: 7 Nov 2015
Location: Chislehurst Recreation Ground
Time: 18:00 - 22:00
Cost: Adults £7 Children £4 under 4's free
Display starts at 7.30pm

Tuesday, 27 October 2015

Monday, 26 October 2015

Audrey Hepburn - A Breakfast at Tiffanys Hen Party

A friend of mine is in the process of planning her wedding and as you do, we got chatting about my hen party! Mine was a very long time ago now, 8 years ago! 
I'm a huge Audrey fan so for me the choice was simple, I wanted a Breakfast at Tiffany's hen do!

Everyone going was dressed Audrey style and we hired a stretch limo into central london - At the time I had wanted to go to the Icons bar at the Leicester Square Casino but it was all booked up - I'd spent many a weekend in the Windows Bar which had sat on the top level of the same building some time before so that was my first choice location! I had thought that picking a location that had meaning was important but actually that didn't matter at all - it's all about the people you celebrate with! So we had dinner in a very theatrical restaurant on the strand and went on to a club which I can't remember the name of before stretch limo'ing back to Bromley!

I do think an Audrey/ Breakfast at Tiffany's hen do was a brilliant theme (and not a single light up flashing willy veil in sight!) I'd absolutely love to do this again ... maybe I should plan a Breakfast at Tiffany's night out to celebrate my 10th anniversary in 2 years time hey! - what an excuse to get dressed up and drink tiffany blue coloured cocktails! My beautiful invitations were created by the talented Vicky Riley, sister to one of my all time BFF's.
Audrey Hepburn - A Breakfast at Tiffanys Hen Party - Vicky Riley

Audrey Hepburn - A Breakfast at Tiffanys Hen Party

Audrey Hepburn - A Breakfast at Tiffanys Hen Party

Audrey Hepburn - A Breakfast at Tiffanys Hen Party

Audrey Hepburn - A Breakfast at Tiffanys Hen Party

Audrey Hepburn - A Breakfast at Tiffanys Hen Party
What did you do for your hen party?

Emma in Bromley xx

Bromley Blogger 

Sunday, 25 October 2015

Making our Pumpkin!

One of my favourite brands - Hobbycraft sent me a wonderful hamper full of Halloween goodies and I was so grateful of all the lovely bits and pieces for the school holidays and run up to Halloween! 

Hobbycraft halloween sign - Emma in bromley
Love how sparkly this Happy Halloween wooden sign is!

Hobbycraft halloween party platter  - Emma in bromley
 We used foam stickers from the Halloween party platter to customise our trick or treat buckets!
Hobbycraft halloween mache pumpkin  - Emma in bromley
We've covered our mâché pumpkin in a layer of orange paint - we are going to add black glitter on the stalk and cover the pumpkin in pom-poms!
Hobbycraft halloween pom poms  - Emma in bromley

Have a Spooktacular Halloween everyone!

Friday, 23 October 2015

Joules Welly Competition

Joules Design your own welly competition

One of my favourite brands, Joules is running a brilliant competition to design wellies! There are some generous prizes available and the winning welly will go on sale on the Joules website too! The website to design your welly is great fun and well thought out, I really enjoyed trying out a few design ideas.

Competition Details

Win a luxury break worth £5,000 - 3 nights in a golden oak treehouse cabin plus lots more.

10 runners-up will each receive a £250 Joules gift card.

The winning welly design will go on sale at

Submit a design and enter the competition here -

All proceeds from the sale of the limited edition winning welly will be donated to our charity partners via CHARITABLY JOULES.

Good Luck!

Wednesday, 21 October 2015

Xeno Koopies Review

My little people were very excited when I was asked to review Xeno Koopies from Flair - new from the Xeno range, this interactive toy is like a little brother (or sister!) to Xeno and will interact with each other.
Xeno Koopies Review - Emma in Bromley
Koopies is secured to the box with screws on a stand so you will need a screwdriver to get him out of the box and also to put in 3 AAA batteries (Not included)

Xeno Koopies Review - Emma in Bromley
Koopies have very wobbly eyes that wiggle and jiggle about as he moves around. He vibrates and bounces about and makes a lot of noise!

Xeno Koopies Review - Emma in Bromley
Koopies has very stretchy skin/fur that is great fun to play with, his ears and tail are stretchy too.

Xeno Koopies Review - Emma in Bromley
Pop something in Koopies mouth and he will make munching sounds - he finds fingers particularly tasty! But be warned - eating can make him windy - watch out for burp noises and also windy pop noises too! oops pardon you, Koopies!
Xeno Koopies Review - Emma in Bromley
Look at that tail! He doesn't like it when you pull it and will express that with a great big grumble!
Koopies have many sensors on their bodies - there are two buttons on the side that will give you different reactions and sound effects. 

Xeno Koopies come in 3 colours - Green, Purple and Orange. 

Emma in Bromley xx

Disclaimer - I received Xeno Koopies for the purpose of this article. 

Hey Duggee Magazine

Today I'm sharing with you the CBeebies show "Hey Duggee" Magazine which launched today  21st October.
It is aimed at children aged 2-6 years (core age is 4 year olds), my daughter Maegan is 4 and adores Hey Duggee and her big brother Blake (age 6) loves to watch too. 

Maegan Clement - Hey Duggee Magazine - Emma in Bromley

The magazine launch coincides with the new episodes being aired this week on CBeebies!

The Hey Duggee magazine is monthly and costs £2.75 published by Immediate Media. 

Hey Duggee Magazine - issue 1 - baking set - Emma in Bromley

The first issue comes with a great baking set which includes a Hey Duggee shaped cookie cutter - inside the magazine is a recipe and ideas to make your own Hey Duggee biscuits.
Hey Duggee Magazine - issue 1 - baking badge - Emma in Bromley

The magazine is very colourful and reflects the TV series animations perfectly.
Hey Duggee Magazine - issue 1 - baking badge - Emma in Bromley

There's a good balance of activities and stories, particularly sticker activities. 
Hey Duggee Magazine - issue 1 - baking badge - Emma in Bromley

The stickers are good and the issue also came with a big badge sticker and a chart to collect them on.
Hey Duggee Magazine - issue 1 - baking badge - Emma in Bromley

Hey Duggee is broadcast on CBeebies.

Hey Duggee Magazine - issue 1 - baking badge - Emma in Bromley

Emma in Bromley xx

Disclaimer - I received a preview copy of the magazine.

Tuesday, 20 October 2015

Woodplay Boxset Fairy House by Casdon

How great is this Woodplay Boxset Fairy House from Casdon? everything packs away inside the fairy house and there is a carry handle on the top making it a brilliant portable playset.

Woodplay Boxset Fairy House by Casdon
All ready to play straight from the box. Everything is neatly packaged and wrapped in bubble wrap.
Woodplay Boxset Fairy House by Casdon
Adorable leaf hammock for the fairies to take a nap on. Supported by two large flowers with bendy stalks so you can position the seat to suit your fairy's needs. 

Woodplay Boxset Fairy House by Casdon
The set includes 2 fairies and a swan all with soft felt wings.  The fairies both have soft hair too - and the swan wears a crown.
Woodplay Boxset Fairy House by Casdon
Sweet little toadstool table and 2 chairs set for your fairy picnic, and a large lily pad for the lake. 
Woodplay Boxset Fairy House by Casdon
The ladder simply pops on with two nobbles that fit two holes so its nice and secure too. Fairy likes to climb the ladder.
Woodplay Boxset Fairy House by Casdon
Wheeeeee! Down the rainbow slide we go! Both fairies (and sometimes princess swan too!) enjoy the slide, which just like the ladder, simply pops on and off with 2  nobbles. 
Woodplay Boxset Fairy House by Casdon
Plenty of room to play inside the fairy house, the door has a magnetic catch so it can stay closed or open out. Beautiful painted details continue inside the fairy house too. 
Woodplay Boxset Fairy House by Casdon
All of the parts to the playset neatly store inside and the back of the house simply closes up ad is secured by a bobble on a piece of elastic which fits into a groove. 
Woodplay Boxset Fairy House by Casdon

Absolutely beautifully decorated and designed, this is a great portable wooden toy and the Casdon Woodplay Boxset range includes lots of other playsets too such as a castle, beach villa and pirates!

Emma in Bromley xx

Disclaimer - I was sent the playset for the purpose of this article. 

Saturday, 17 October 2015

Pumpkin Dough Balls For Halloween

PizzaExpress is one of our favourite restaurants for all the family and I'm excited to share with you this really spooky halloween special!

Limited edition Pumpkin Dough Balls, available across the UK in all PizzaExpress restaurants 23rd October until 1st November as part of the Piccolo menu. Perfect for your little monsters! 

 Read about my visit to PizzaExpress Bromley

Milkshake! Fantastic Fun! DVD Review

Milkshake! Fantastic Fun! DVD Review

There are so many wonderful adventures on this dvd that it will keep little people entertained long enough to put some washing on! There were some characters and cartoons that are new to my children so they enjoyed seeing something new and there are also firm favourites that they are happy to sit and watch over again! 

Join Milkshake! favourites including, Peppa Pig, Paw Patrol, Toot the Tiny Tugboat, Ben and Holly’s Little Kingdom, Fireman Sam, and Bananas in Pyjamas for over 2 hours of fantastic fun!

A host of characters from Channel 5’s Milkshake! have joined forces for a special bumper collection of episodes in this brand new DVD collection, Milkshake! Fantastic Fun! to be released on Monday 19th October by Abbey Home Media.

The collection features some of the best-loved characters from Channel 5’s Milkshake!, including: Peppa PigTM, Thomas and FriendsTM, Paw PatrolTM, Ben and Holly’s Little KingdomTM, Fireman SamTM, Little PrincessTM, Lily’s Driftwood BayTM, Dora and FriendsTM, Wanda and the AlienTM, Chloe’s ClosetTM and Bananas in PyjamasTM .

Fans of Milkshake! everywhere will love this collection of their ‘fantasticfun’ friends.

Peppa Pig – Join Peppa, the cheeky, lovable little piggy as we follow her adventures with her brother George, Mummy Pig, Daddy Pig and all their friends. Peppa loves dressing up and playing games – and jumping up and down in muddy puddles! In Hide and Seek Peppa thinks that George is too easy to find.

Thomas and Friends – All aboard for more fun with Thomas and his trusty pals Edward, Gordon, Henry, James, Percy Spencer and, of course, The Fat Controller. In Spencer's V.I.P, after the bigger engines tease Edward for being old and unreliable, he proves them wrong when he rescues Gordon who is stuck on a hill.

Paw Patrol – the hero pups of the Paw Patrol help solve the everyday problems of the people of Adventure Bay. In Pups and the Kitty-Tastrophe, Ryder and the Paw Patrol rescue a lost kitty from the bay, but who will save them from all the mayhem that she causes?

Ben and Holly’s Little Kingdom - Young fairy princess Holly and her best friend, Ben the Elf, live in the Little Kingdom, a tiny land where flowers and grass rise above the tallest towers. In The Party chaos ensues when the twins invite their little friends to the castle for a birthday party.

Fireman Sam – help is never far away for the residents of Pontypandy with hero Fireman Sam around. In Escape from Pontypandy Island, when the Pioneers go to Pontypandy Island, they are in such a rush to explore the island, they do not pull their boat up safely and it drifts off.

Chloe’s Closet – four-year-old Chloe Corbin has a very special secret – a magical closet which transports her, her friends and her toys to magical worlds. In Musical Chairs, Chloe, Lil and Mac travel to an Indian jungle where they help Miss Elephant learn how to be gentle when she plays with her smaller friends.

Bananas In Pyjamas – there’s always laughter and fun with the Bananas and the characters of Cuddlestown. The Teddies, Rat in the Hat, Topsy the kangaroo, Charlie the monkey and wise old dog Bernard join their singing yellow friends. In We Love Cuddlestown, the Bananas are helping everyone to decorate their houses, but where are their own decorations?

Little Princess – Created by Tony Ross, Little Princess is very curious and delightfully stubborn when things don't go her way! Determined and often demanding no-one can stay angry with her for long. In Sports Day, the Little Princess is less than delighted to discover that her teammates are Scruff and the Admiral. But which team will win?

Olly The Little White Van – Olly is a helpful Little White Van who with his driver Stan, comes to the rescue of the residents of Bumpton. In Bumpton Rally Olly and Bazza take part in the Bumpton Rally but they both become stuck when Olly tries to help Bazza after he takes a short cut.

Wanda and the Alien – based on the popular books by Sue Hendra about accepting differences and sharing, Wanda makes a new best friend – an alien. In Non-Pop Bubbles
Wanda is showing Alien how to blow bubbles. He has never seen bubbles before, and doesn't want them to pop!

Toot the Tiny Tugboat – Life on the high seas is a whirl of fun and adventure when you’re a little boat with big ideas. An energetic tug in his first year of service, Toot works and plays with his ocean-going friends. In Toot's Talent Contest, Toot hosts a talent contest but Pop the ocean liner doesn't know what his talent is. Can the other boats persuade him he has a very special talent?

Lily’s Driftwood Bay - Driftwood Bay is a special island that exists in the imagination of Lily, who creates a world of adventure and friendship from different treasures she finds washed up on the beach. In The Dance-Off Lily and her friends help Salty prepare for a dance challenge at the Driftwood Bay ceilidh.

Toby’s Travelling Circus – Roll up! Roll up! Toby is the best circus ringmaster in the world and is joined on his adventures by his band of circus performer pals. In If the Boot Fits, the search is on for the culprit when someone steps in wet paint and walks all over the new circus poster.

Dora and Friends – Dora the young adventurer now lives in the city of Playa Verde, a beautiful metropolis by the sea. She and new friends Alana, Emma, Kate, Naiya and Pablo explore the city, searching for portals to magical worlds full of surprises and challenges to overcome. In We Save a Pirate Ship! Dora and her friends have to rescue an old ship in order to save the Pirate Festival, but some crafty pirates want to take its treasure.

Title: Milkshake Fantastic Fun

Release date: Monday 19h October

Format: DVD

Certificate: U

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Disclaimer - I received a check disc of this DVD for the purpose of this review. 

Friday, 16 October 2015

Fisher-Price Octonauts Octopod Playset Review

Blake and Maegan both really like the Octonauts - Blake's favourite animal is a Penguin so I know that's one of the reasons he's a big fan of the show!

When Fisher-Price contacted me about reviewing the Octonauts Octopod Playset - I knew my two little people would be very excited!
Blake Clement and Maegan Clement with the Fisher Price Octonauts Octopod Playset
Blake (age 6) and Maegan (age 4) we're so happy with the new Octonauts Toys I just love the excitement on their lovely faces! 

Blake Clement and Maegan Clement with the Fisher Price Octonauts Octopod Playset
It takes just a few minutes to stick on the decals and then click the room pods on and you are all ready to go!

Blake Clement and Maegan Clement with the Fisher Price Octonauts Octopod Playset
There is a lot to explore with the Octopod, there's a lot of detail here!

Blake Clement and Maegan Clement with the Fisher Price Octonauts Octopod Playset
The red bit on the top plays sounds and can come off to be carry around or clipped to clothes! 
Blake Clement and Maegan Clement with the Fisher Price Octonauts Octopod Playset
Blake and Meg loved showing each other all the parts they found!

Blake Clement and Maegan Clement with the Fisher Price Octonauts Octopod Playset
The Octonauts Octopod Playset comes with 2 main characters and 3 animals to rescue too. 
Blake Clement and Maegan Clement with the Fisher Price Octonauts Octopod Playset
Look out for the slide chute - wheeee!
Blake Clement and Maegan Clement with the Fisher Price Octonauts Octopod Playset
Maegan loves putting the characters in the basket to winch up! 

This playset gets a huge thumbs up from Blake and Maegan, is very well thought out, accurate to the TV show and has plenty to keep everyone playing nicely together!

Did you spot me? I'm in the B and Q Kitchens Brochure!

Sooo, this is actually via my other blog but I wanted to share it with everyone!

I'm actually in the B&Q Kitchens brochure!

Emma xx

Emma in Bromley 

Pumpkins, Pumpkins Everywhere - Parragon Book Buddy

With Halloween fast approaching, we are really enjoying Pumpkins, Pumkins Everywhere by Smriti Prasadam-Hall and Lorena Alvarez from Paragon Books 
Pumpkins, Pumpkins Everywhere - Parragon Book Buddy - Blake Clement
The cover has a beautiful textured glitter covered moon - it's really sparkly and eyecatching.
Pumpkins, Pumpkins Everywhere - Parragon Book Buddy
Blake, age 6 can read this book independently and out aloud to his younger sister and I, It's a lovely rhyming story following 4 friends celebrating the fun of Halloween.
Pumpkins, Pumpkins Everywhere - Parragon Book Buddy
The illustrations are colourful and sweet - my little ones love looking at all the colourful costumes! 
Pumpkins, Pumpkins Everywhere - Parragon Book Buddy - Blake Clement
Blake loves the ginormous pumpkins!
Pumpkins, Pumpkins Everywhere - Parragon Book Buddy - Blake Clement
"Look it's me!" Blake likes the character in the book who is dressed in the same costume as him the most! 

Happy Halloween!

Emma in Bromley xx

Disclaimer: I was sent this book for the purpose of sharing it with you x