Sunday, 30 July 2017

Freds Box Subscription Box


Hi girls and guys i am back with a review on a subscription box for kids.
My daughter was lucky enough to be send a freds box for her youtube channel.
So she did her first video of an unboxing of the box which will be uploaded at a later date,
so i thought i would do a longer review on here for the adults to read and find out more.

What is fred's box?
Freds box is a monthly subscription box for All children aged 3-12 years.
Although a lot of adults also subscribe to it too because the contents are cool.
They are pretty much boxes everyone can in enjoy especially if you collect mini figures etc.


What boxes are there?

Mystery box

A mystery box full of lovely things, mixture of things you're children will love.
From collectable cards to fidget spinners, or collectable figures and more mystery box will contain a bundle of things you're child will enjoy including a lovely book to read,

Ooshie box

Ooshie box contains Ooshies, this box is great for those who collect Ooshies.
Ooshies are Squishy mini figures, which also double up as pencil toppers.

Twin box

You do not have to have twins to buy this box, you can buy it if you have two kids you want to buy boxes for, which means you save a little money so they both can get a box each,
which works out cheaper than buying 2 separate boxes, cool huh.

What kind of things are in the mystery box?


Mystery boxes are a mystery but you can expect to find things like collectable cards, Ooshies, pencils, books and other cool little things that you will find really awesome.
it is really a mystery which makes opening fred's box that extra bit exciting.  
(Some boxes have included a fidget spinner before)


My thoughts on fred's box

I think the idea is really cool, it is nice for children to have something to look forward to. which means when freds box arrives at your door your children can open their boxes and play with the cool things inside whilst you get on with what you need to do.

Chloes thoughts

I really liked my box it was very cool I was really excited to open it.
I did my first box opening video on youtube with my box, which was also fun.
I loved the cool things inside and would love to get more boxes.

Come find out what was inside chloe's box.
Link to unboxing of Fred's Box
(coming soon) !!!

Overall Review

I really love the idea of kids subscription boxes, it gives them something to look forward to.
A box containing cool things just for them which come in the post very exciting.
I love the fact you can request what sort of contents ie unsex, girl or boy.
This works well because it means you're child will have a box of things to suit them.

I think it is reasonable value too because some of the collectible items.
Collectable figures and Cards can be worth more if they are rare.
Figures someone needs to complete their collection can also be worth more.
Which also could be a great investment for children if they collect a whole collection of something so when they're older they could be worth a lot of money.

I would recommend this box to parents who have a little money spare each month to be able to get this wonderful subscription box for their kids to enjoy each month.
So overall myself my hubby and daughter are very impressed with fred's box.


Freds Box Social


Photos Of Some Freds Box's
(photos from fred's box website)




Thanks for reading
Caroline and chloe


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I really do love my hobby and reviewing things for you.
chloe really loved helping me on this one as it was for her.
thank you for your continued support your all amazing.



Wednesday, 7 June 2017

Crossing Over Film Review And Exclusive Interview


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Hey guys and girls, I’m back with an exclusive blog post which I have been eager to share with you all about a movie premiering In London - Not to be missed!

I also have an exclusive interview with Mark Haldor, the man behind ’Crossing Over’, so grab your popcorn and take a seat the show is about to start.
No under 18s please.

SYNOPSIS

(Taken from the ‘Crossing Over’ website)
A frustrated Agent submits eight London based actors to audition for the next big Hollywood Movie. Potential career breaks for them and a large payday for her. How will they fair against two LA Casting Directors and the movie's unusual premise?



About Crossing Over In My Words.

Without giving too much away ‘Crossing Over’ is not your average comedy.
It has lots of personality and is the kind of film you wish would go on forever because you want to see what happens next in the lives of these wonderful characters.

Whilst watching the sneak peeks from the fun and quirky comedy, I could see how much passion, love and hard work has been put into the movie by Mark and the cast.


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Ever Wondered What Your Life Could Be Like If It Was A Movie?

This is the kind of movie you can relate to in one way or another… i.e. The characters lives and personalities will remind you of everyday people from your own life. Friends, family and people you may see on your commute to work.

From the weird to the wonderful, to the oh so crazy these people will remind you of your mothers, brothers, sisters and friends.

Interview With Mark Haldor 


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At A Top Secret Location In The Heart Of London.
I Had The Pleasure Of Interviewing The Talented Mark Haldor - The Man behind ‘Crossing Over’ - So Let's Find Out What He Had To Say In Answer To My Questions. 

Describe ‘Crossing Over’ In 5 Words?
Cheeky
Passionate
Fun
Endearing
Challenging

What Was The Hardest Part Of Making ‘Crossing Over’?
Competing the film on such a minimal budget was a challenge, though challenges are good and it definitely kept me and everyone involved on our toes to make sure everything was completed to the best standard possible.

How Did The Storyline Of The Film Come About?
I went to L.A. in 2014 and was initially inspired to make a short film, which then evolved into a feature and brought together the talents of everyone involved. I came up with the premise by writing about what I know and picked on traditional British humour as a way to mesh the different characters and stories together within the film.

What Did You Enjoy More… Directing ‘Crossing Over’ Or Starring As Jason?
I enjoyed doing both, but as much as I enjoyed acting in the film, it was a real challenge to direct myself as an actor too. So on this occasion I would have say my preference was directing the film as opposed to acting in it.

How Many Hours / Days Etc Went Into Making ‘Crossing Over’ ?
I could not even begin to tell you how many hours went into making ‘Crossing Over’, but given I conceived, co-wrote, directed, produced, cast, edited, marketed and acted in the film, I can tell you it has taken the best part of 3 years on a part - full time basis to complete it.

Which Films Have Been The Most Influential To You?
Primarily TV programs such as; ‘Spaced’, ‘Not Going Out’, ‘The Office’, ‘Extras’, ‘Episodes’ and ’Toast of London’, along with Films including ‘Lock, Stock and 2 Smoking Barrels’, ‘Kuffs', ‘Four Rooms’ and ‘El Mariachi’ have all influenced ‘Crossing Over’.

Who Is Your Favourite Film Director ?
Robert Rodriguez, because of his creative approach and can do attitude regardless of budget. His book ‘Rebel Without a Crew’ and director commentary tracks from his El Mariachi trilogy were a massive influence in giving ‘Crossing Over’ life and me not giving up.
  
Which Film Director in The Industry Do You Aspire To Be As Big As?
James Gunn (Guardians of The Galaxy) -  Funnily enough I have just been to see his new film ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2’ right before this interview.

Also Robert Rodriguez - as discussed (‘The Faculty’, ‘From Dusk Til Dawn’), Tarantino (‘Jackie Brown’, ‘Pulp Fiction’) and Tony Scott (‘Last Boy Scout’, ‘Beverly Hills Copy 2’) are all Directors I personally respect and would love to follow in the footsteps of.

If You Could Pick An Actor To Play You In a Film About Your Life,
Who Would Play You And Why?
I would like someone like Chris Pine, Chris Hemsworth or most likely Chris Pratt to play me in a story of my life. Ironically my parents almost named me Chris too!

What Are A Few Of Your All Time Favourite Movies?
Armageddon, Blow, Clockwork Orange, Scent of A Woman, Point Break, Enemy of The State, Jackie Brown, Phenomenon, Robocop.

What Is Your Guilty Pleasure?
Scarlett Johansson films and Doctor Who.

Which Other Character Apart From Jason in ‘Crossing Over’ Can You Most Relate To?
Jonny - because of his dry humour and his awkwardness when he fancies someone…

Can You Speak Any Other Languages.
I did briefly try learn some Japanese last year and I would absolutely love to try and learn German again now I’m older.

What is Your Favourite Charity?
I have previously raised funds for ‘Mind’ mental health and ‘Save The Children’.
I’m now focusing on ‘Orangutan Foundation’, who I am happy to announce the profits from ticket sales for the upcoming Premiere will be donated to.

Have You Got A Date For The Premiere?
I wanted it to be Scarlett Johansson but settled for August 6th instead.
- But the invite stands if Scarlett would like to attend? lol
  
So that is all for now, hope you enjoyed finding out more about ‘Crossing Over’ and the exclusive little interview with the talented Mark Haldor.

Don't forget to share this blog post with your friends so they can laugh , smile and enjoy crossing over too.


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Want To Attend The Premiere?

All Profits From Ticket Sales Will Go To ‘Orangutan Foundation’.

Find out more about the ‘Orangutan Foundation’


You can follow ‘Crossing Over’ on social media to keep up with the latest.


Remember You Can Come To The Premiere Too If You Wish!
Book Tickets And Find Out More About Crossing Over Premiere!

Thanks for reading
Caroline Bartholomew

(Canary Wharf, London, West India Quay)
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Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Its Been A Long Time


A Little Update About My Health

Hey guys and girls sorry it's been a very long time but I hope you are all well.
So this is my first blog post of 2017 and i feel really bad for not doing a post already.
However since last year I have not been well and I have been focusing on myself for a bit.

Long story short July last year I had sudden head pains worse than migraines worse than childbirth these pains was so bag they are paralysing and not even tramadol and codeine would touch the pain.

Anyway nearly a year on I still get pains now and then, more so if I am stressed or straining, and one of the main ones that sets my pains of is sweeteners in food some companies don't even label it so even when I am avoiding it I eat something and end up in so much pain laid up on sofa with severe sickness and can not eat it really sucks because I hate been unwell not been able to function.



The cause of my pains from a scan I had showed I have brain aneurysms so I am having to be careful at the moment, so apologies if I do not post as often blog as often I find it hard to do when I am in pain.

I do have other health issues alongside this one of which is my anxiety which comes when it feels like it.
I am Also been tested for a few other things Such as diabetes, and something related to thyroid function.
All these little things are keeping me busy appointments on top of family life so im sorry I am not here often.

I really wish I can remember everything right from the beginning or had blogged about my Head Pains from when it happened but when it all started last year I was in so much pain I couldn't even bare the sunlight coming in the window, and didn't wanna bore you all with complaining about my pains and doctors telling me my scan was fine when it wasn't it as been a long roller coaster but I am hoping to be back.


Im rambling now so I will keep this short and sweet.
I am going to try get a post up real soon of some e juices when I can for you all to read.
I do love blogging it is my hobby my passion It really helps me zone out for a little bit and get lost in my writing, and interacting with my lovely followers you are all amazing and wonderful.

Was thinking of idea for blog post?
Question time with me? ( ask me anything)

What do you think?
If so can comment below with a few questions,

Lots of love
Caroline


Friday, 25 November 2016

EcoEgg Concentrated Fabric Conditioner


Hey guys and girls I am back with another review yay this time one that involves you doing your chores boo as much as most of us may find housework boring or even enjoy it but find it tiring the best part of doing the chores/housework us using products that we love.
May it be the smell or how well it works there is always a favorite product we love using.
So I am going to write a review on eco egg fabric conditioner read more to find out if I liked it or not and if it is something I would recommend to you all.


About EcoEgg
Ecoegg are a company that care about the environment and people, they have a lovely range of products that are kind to you and the environment. Their great value for money products are sold on their website, and sometimes on qvc and a few other places. EcoEgg have won awards for their products and well deserved awards at that. Ecoegg are eco by name and eco by nature they are truly a company that set a good example by using ingredients that are not harsh and are always bringing out new amazing products.


EcoEggs Fabric Conditioner
Ecoegg concentrated fabric conditioner is concentrated meaning you only need 1-2 squirts per wash although for me I always like using the normal amount but that is because of my ocd and wanting my washing to feel and smell clean.

if you choose a fragrance one it is only slightly fragranced this is due to it been gentle on the skin and not being harsh like some other ones.  Although I do prefer my washing smelling strong of nice smells, I found this one didn't really make my washing smell like my other fabric conditioners do to my washing which I am used to.

The bottle is big meaning great value for money because it can last upto a year.
But it may run out quicker if you do washing more than the average person or if you have a big family or just love using more than required. Also comes with a pump meaning it is easy to dispense into your washing machine draw without worrying about spillage and waste



Overall verdict

I do love this product but For me even though the fabric conditioner is a great size and lasts upto a year, and is not harsh on the skin like other brands, it is not really one I would buy myself mainly because I am used to strong scents. But I would recommend it to others mainly those who want a fabric conditioner kind to skin and the environment.

I really love the pump action as mentioned above it is great way for less spillage and waste as you can easy pump couple squirts into wash or get your kids to help you as long as you supervise them as some may over pump it or try eat it.

It did make my clothes feel a tad softer but didn't notice a big major difference to the clothes they felt lovely and soft how clothes normally come out but this all depends I guess on washing powder too.  

The product is great for value with it lasting upto a year but you may go through it quicker if you wash clothes all day everyday like most of us do who have endless amounts of washing to do all the time.

So basicly overall I do love ecoegg brand itself and I have tried a few of their products now for me this is a great product however it wasn't one of the best ones I have tried from eco egg  so isn't one I will rave about other than for the great value for money and kind to skin. So overall it is not a bag product or anything like that just a personal preference that I like stronger scents.



EXCLUSIVE INFORMATION

There is a big promotion coming on the 3rd december make sure you head over to ecoegg in december for the big promotion, I am sworn to secrecy to the promotion amount but it will be one you don't want to miss especially if you are wanting to buy any off eco eggs products.

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Thanks for reading
Caroline

If you have any questions feel free to comment below or drop me a email or facebook message always happy to help, remember to keep you're eyes peeled for that ecoegg promotion which is amazing.



Have you read my older posts on eco egg products?