Geek clothes for girls (and boys) from Character.com

Finding geek clothes for girls is something that’s always been an ongoing quest of mine.  As our daughter wears a lot character/graphic clothing, I was keen to check out the Character.com clothing website. They’re an online shop that sell – you guessed it – character clothes, for both kids and adults. Continue reading Geek clothes for girls (and boys) from Character.com

Mattel’s ‘Dads Who Play Barbie’ campaign

Mattel approached me to be part of their ‘Dads Who Play Barbie’ campaign, and I was happy to do so. As the stay-at-home dad of a little girl, I am well versed in playing dolls with my daughter (though only a couple of them are actual Barbies). Continue reading Mattel’s ‘Dads Who Play Barbie’ campaign

LEGO DC Super Hero Girls: Batgirl’s Batjet (41230)

As far as I’m concerned, this Batgirl’s Batjet LEGO set justifies the entire existence of the DC Super Hero Girls brand. Continue reading LEGO DC Super Hero Girls: Batgirl’s Batjet (41230)

Smart Men’s Flowers – the simple flower delivery service (Ad)

This is a sponsored post in collaboration with Smart Men’s Flowers.

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My wife loves flowers. And like a good (well, OK) husband, I sometimes buy them for her. But here’s a not very well kept secret – I usually have no idea what to buy.

I don’t know what’s appropriate for which occasion. I don’t know which ones look best or not. And I get overwhelmed with choice on the more well known sites.

It may be sexist to think this way, but I think this mirrors the dynamic in a lot of relationships.

Enter Smart Men’s Flowers.

It’s the brainchild of a husband & wife team. You guessed it – she loves flowers, he usually forgets to buy them for her.

With the spark of an idea, and after some market research, they noted this is a wider societal dynamic – so their service aims to fulfil the requirements of the un-engaged male flower buyer.

They found that many men felt overwhelmed with choice on traditional flower delivery websites, and that we often forget to sort out flowers for important dates.

So, the controlling idea of their offering seems to be ‘Keep It Simple, Stupid’. They have 8 colourful bouquets, all priced at £29, with free next day UK delivery options of being hand-delivered or just posted through the letterbox.

And if you are particularly bad at remembering to sort out flowers for this important dates, there is even an annual subscription service – so you can set it up for your loved one to receive flowers every year on the same date, whether that be Valentine’s Day, her birthday, your anniversary – or all three and more. And it’s not just for partners – never forget sorting out flowers for your mother’s birthday, or even Mother’s Day again.

We (well, my wife) received two bouquets – ‘Red Roses’ and ‘Mixed Roses’ (pink, orange, and yellow). I’m no expert (that’s the point of the service) but these looked lovely to me.

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From the ‘Mixed Roses’ bouquet
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From the ‘Red Roses’ bouquet

They were hand-delivered in two large boxes, and looked bright and fresh when removed. I quickly transferred to two vases, watered, added flower food, and voila –  flowers to greet my wife when she returned home from work.

Is this service just for men? Of course not – women who feel the same can use this too. But are men more likely to find this service useful? IMHO, absolutely.

Anyway, after a hard day at the office, my wife was very happy to be greeted with some lovely flowers…

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To find out more, check out the Smart Men’s Flowers website.

 

Review: It’s not just ‘The LEGO Batman Movie’. It’s Batgirl’s as well.

There are many reasons to love The LEGO Batman Movie. It’s funny, it continues the irreverent approach of The LEGO Movie, Will Arnett’s performance as the caped crusader is as terrific as in that movie (all Donald Trump’s tweets should be read in this voice), and it’s a Batman film that we can actually take our children to see.

But another reason I love it, is that it features Batgirl. Continue reading Review: It’s not just ‘The LEGO Batman Movie’. It’s Batgirl’s as well.