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  1. I love emoji's. There I said it! I don't care who knows.

    I love a good poo emoji and monkey with hands over his eyes. These are my favourite.

    With the big film this summer being Emoji you wouldn't be surprised to know there are numerous emoji toys on the market. We were sent the poseable light up figures from Flair to review.

    There are 3 in the series Jailbreak, Gene and Poop. We were sent Poop and Jailbreak. I am currently going through an office make over and Poop is going to be a feature in my office because lets face it every self respecting blogger needs a light up poop emoji on their desk. emoji desk toy

    These are advertised as poseable, which in reality means their arms move up and down. They also light up which on Jailbreak is her hair and Poop's bow tie. They light up via the moving up of one of the arms. All in all it's a little underwhelming as toys go but having said that the girls liked them and role played for ages with them.

    The Emoji's come with a speech bubble to stand them on which is pretty cool and in keeping with the text speak theme. However the legs don't really move and for the character to stand up he needs his speech bubble.  emoji toy

    The Emoji Move Figures are made by Flair, RRP : £14.99. I can see these being more of a collectable item that sits on your desk/bookshelf rather than a toy.  

  2. 30dayswild_id2 blackSeems like forever ago now (well it was June) that we took part in the Wildlife Trust 30 Days Wild and so much has happened since then.

    Here's a quick round-up from the children.

    Charlie : I enjoyed 30 days wild because we did lots of cool stuff like making a rain catcher and playing in the river we also found a newt in the garden.

    Olive : I like eating the fruit from the garden.

    (Yes Olive we know! Sadly I only have a couple of photos and an idea of what the strawberries, red currents and apples may have tasted like!)

    Megan : I think 30 days wild was awesome I definitely think it encouraged lots of people to be more wild things. We are very wild already.

    You might remember that during the last week of June the Dorset Wildlife Trust came and visited our garden in order to judge how wildlife friendly it was. On Wednesday 19th July, Charlie, Daddy Moo and I drove to a delightful garden centre in Sherborne for the Award Ceremony. When you are 10 this is super exciting and Charlie really couldn't contain himself.DWT event

    Firstly we were treated to an amazing and inspiring talk by Kate Bradbury, about how she developed a decked area into a wildlife haven. Charlie has been taking notes and teasels are on our list for next year. After what seem liked forever they called out our category “small gardens”. I literally couldn't believe it when they called out our name as “Highly Commended” Charlie was up receiving his award before Daddy Moo and I had time to think.wildlife friendly garden award

    Extract from Dorset Echo 1st August 2017

    The competition also saw a high number of entries from younger gardeners, with Charlie Giltrow, 10, who picked up a Highly Commended in the Small Garden category, becoming the youngest contender ever to enter.

    He said: “When I heard my name read out as a winner in my category I was so excited. My ambition has always been to become a vet, so ever since we moved into our house two years ago, my sisters and I have been working hard to transform the concrete garden into a haven for birds, frogs, bees and bugs.frog

    Big thank you to the team for making Charlie so welcome and answering his questions. The list of recommendations was a welcome addition alongside his certificate and plaque. We have already started to make some changes in the garden in order to well you know win next year!

    We shall be updating you on changes we make in order to develop an even friendlier wildlife garden.