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Tears, Tantrums And Broken Controllers: The MCM Birmingham Comic Con
Last weekend myself and my friend Michelle packed our bags and left our husbands and kids behind and headed for Birmingham, England for the MCM Birmingham Comic Con. This was my first comic con and it most definitely won't be my last. It was possibly the best weekend I've ever…
Tears, Tantrums And Broken Controllers:  Free Xbox Live Games For Window Phones Reviewed
This week I've mostly been playing Xbox games on my window's phone. These are great little games to play whilst out and about, some of them are free and if that's not good enough for you, you also get achievements that go on your gamer card!    Fruit Ninja Fruit…
Tears, Tantrums And Broken Controllers: Review of Meow Meow Star Acres
This is a child friendly game which can be downloaded on PC, iPads and tablets for free. My mum recommended this game to me as she and my daughter play it together. The game is very easily played and perfect for children. The idea of the game is to grow…
Tears, Tantrums And Broken Controllers: How Parenthood Affected My Gaming And Bonfire Night
2 November  2014 Hello everyone! This week I thought I'd try something different for my blog. I thought I would tell you about how my life has changed... well more to the point, how my gaming life has changed since my daughter was born. Six years ago (before I was…
Tears, Tantrums And Broken Controllers:  New Games And Halloween
Happy Halloween, everyone! I hope you all have a spooky evening with lots of candy and awesome cosplay outfits!   24 October  2014 PlayStation play room is currently being played, my daughter loves it, and to be fair both me and my husband do to. Hundreds of little robots have…
Tears, Tantrums And Broken Controllers: Driveclub Whoas and Extra-Life This Weekend
17 October  2014 Happy Friday everyone, the weekend is finally here. Yay! I've managed to get quite a few hours of Minecraft today and still achieved nothing, I can't believe how many hours you can throw at this game and still not get anywhere, well except for getting lost in…
Tears, Tantrums And Broken Controllers: The Walking Dead and Drive Club
10 October  2014 What a dreadful week we've had here in the UK. It's been wet,cold and miserable. Today is a beautiful day and the sun is out. Very windy but good neither the less.  My husband was off work today and after I dropped the mini me off at…
Tears, Tantrums And Broken Controllers: Minecraft Finds And Falling Out Of Love With Destiny
3 October  2014 Happy Friday, its a lovely autumn day here in the UK, I'm loving the colour of the leaves and the beautiful squirrels busy collecting nuts and my garden bulbs for the winter. Where's Daryl Dixon when you need him? I did our weekly food shop today and…
Tears, Tantrums And Broken Controllers: Console Hogging, Girl’s Night Out And The Walking Dead
26 September  2014 My husband is well and truly addicted to Minecraft and so is my four year old. Every spare minute my husband is on this game. I've not seen him this obsessed since Little Big Planet came out years ago. He's even watching youtube videos to get some…
Tears, Tantrums And Broken Controllers:  Destiny Connect Errors And Minecraft Zoos
19 September  2014 Played an hour of destiny, finally unlocked the multiplayer, could not get a full match what so ever, kept getting kicked off with an error. Didn't even get into the first game before the error message popped up. Next game I actually got in, got quite a…
Tears, Tantrums And Broken Controllers:  4 Year Olds and Minecraft
12 September  2014 I picked up Destiny and I'm rather enjoying it. I spent far to much time on the character design process, couldn't make up my mind what hair/colour lips/war paint I wanted. I chose the hunter class, randomly picked it. Currently level 7, I also enjoyed the dancing…
Tears, Tantrums and Broken Controllers:  New Consoles, Destiny, And Starting School
3 September  2014 This week I've had very little time for gaming, I've been working on a craft project for my mum.  I've been working on it for months and now its coming to the end.  I'm pushing through and trying to get it finished. I have been playing Bubble…
Tears, Tantrums And Broken Controllers:  3DS Time, PSN Hacks and the P.T. Demo
22 August  2014 I actually keep my 3DS by my bed in hope that one morning I will wake up early enough to get a few minutes on it.  But no, I'm sure my child has a radar in her room that goes off whenever I wake up. It's been…
Tears, Tantrums and Broken Controllers: Gamer Mums And Tablet Gaming
Hello there!  I'm a gamer mum from the UK and I'm lucky enough to be given the space to write a blog-based column on my life as a gamer mum: the balance I struggle to find time for raising a family and having time to enjoy my gaming will be…
Easy To Make And Deliciously Sweet Honey Comb
Here is how to make one of my family's favorites:  honey comb! What you need 200g of sugar 5 tablespoons of golden syrup 2 teaspoons of bicarbonate of soda Tall sided pan Greased tray 1) Grease a tray and leave to the side for later 2) Into a pan pour…
Achievement Unlocked! PopChiX Races 10k For Life Cancer Research
On Sunday the 8th of June, I took on a challenge of running 10k in support of cancer research, round Victoria embankment in Nottingham, England. A few years ago my grandad died of bladder cancer. A few months after that, my husband's step brother lost his life to cancer aged…
A History Of Zombies
When I first started doing research for this article, I had no idea how much information I'd find or how far back in history it actually went ( about 110 years).  I always assumed that zombies were fairly recent pop culture phenomenon, however my research has proven different. Zombies originally…
Gamer Problems:  Are You A Game Hoarder?
I'm a game hoarder!  I'm one of those people who sees a game trailer or sees a friend playing a game, then I want it and I go out to buy it. I know full well before buying it I won't get chance to have a full session playing on…
A Review Of Maggi So Tender Seasoned Cooking Papers
Ever heard of the brand Maggi?  They specialise in cooking food in a bag. You simply fill the bag with raw ingredients, sprinkle on the seasoning provided, seal the bag,  put it on a tray in the oven, and job done!  Now they have come up with a new product: …
Have A Happy AND Snowy Ever After With Disney’s Frozen
You don't have to have kids to love a Disney movie!  Frozen is the latest Disney movie out on Blu-ray / DVD and I have to admit that I'm obsessed!  For me,  this has to be the best Disney movie in recent times. I love it! Frozen is a story…
Get Your Craft On:  Easy Valentine’s Day Crochet Hearts
For Valentine's day this year I decided to make my daughters nursery class a crochet heart. There's 26 children in her class including herself.  It seamed a good idea at the time, until I was half way through then realised what I let myself in for. However, they came out…
Farming Simulator Review
My husband first introduced me to this game on the PS Vita, I spent days calling him a saddo for playing a farming game.  Little did I know it would be coming out on console and I'd be addicted to ploughing fields! Alas, I have to admit I too am…
xSHADOWx’s List of Fun Kid Activities for October
October isnt just about Halloween..... ok, yes, its mostly about Halloween, but there so many other things you can enjoy too, not just the candy!  Mmmmm, candy... Here are somethings you can do with the kids! 1) Leaf Jump! Rake up a huge pile of leaves and jump in them.…
Stolen Girl
Before I start my review on this book I must warn you all that this book is not for the faint hearted, it contains content that’s very disturbing and of a adult nature, if you are easily offended then I suggest not reading this review. “I was an innocent schoolgirl.…
Nickelodeon Dance
Nickelodeon Dance was recently on offer on the Xbox marketplace for £19.99 so I couldn’t resist. I have a nearly 3 year old daughter who just loves to dance and loves Dora the Explorer. I Thought this would be a great game for us to play together. It was -…
Tomb Raider
She’s back and she’s better than ever! This is Lara Croft as you have never seen her before. First impression is that’s she’s a softy, not a tough ol’ chick like we used to know. However, that clearly changes throughout the game. You can see the character evolving, not just…
Opinion: Are Video Games Racist?
This topic has just been brought to light with the recent Tiny Tina debate on Twitter with Anthony Burch, the lead writer on Borderlands 2, defending Tiny Tina’s Dialogue. I have played Borderlands 2 and the Tiny Tina missions happened to be my favourite. My facebook friends will know this…
TED - What if your bff came alive and grew up?
Its rude, its crude, immature and down right offensive but guaranteed to make you laugh. My hubby has been saying for a few weeks how he wanted to watch this movie, i saw the trailer and didnt think much of it, but once i overheard a few people at work…
Get a Toned Butt with Your Shape Fitness Evolved 2012
I rented the first YSFE ( Your Shape Fitness Evolved) and got quite addicted to it. I was saddened when i had to return the rental. I had great fun with it but never got round to buying it. This time around with YSFE2012 i bought my copy for £19.99…
DiRT Showdown
I was super excited to heard about the release of DiRT Showdown, I’m a huge fan of the series and when I heard this installment was mostly going to be demolition derby I couldn’t have been happier. So, let's gets started. The Dirt Tour: This is made up of 4…
The Sims 3
The Sims 3 is back on consoles and about time too. After playing the original Sims on the PC back in 2000 I was hooked immediately, the whole freedom and imagination aspect to the game is a sheer delight, and one that has seen me sit in front of my…
Bump and beyond stretch mark cream from mother care
When I was 3 months pregnant my stretch marks began to appear, having never had stretch marks and with this being my first pregnancy I was shocked and horrified to find them all over my inner thighs, so I brought bump and beyond stretch mark from mother care for £5.…
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