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Chewits Crazy Cool Carnival App



Arthur’s face says it all about this box of goodies – pure excitement,  of course he didn’t get to sample anything because as soon as Lucie came home from school she dived in like she had never eaten sweets before.

The reason for this box of treats was so we had something yummy to munch whilst playing the new Chewits Carnival App (only available on computers at the moment).



Although Lucie is 13 and a teenager she doesn’t have a facebook page as I like to monitor her internet usage (you can’t be too careful) so she filled in her details on the app instead. Lucie selected 3 pictures of herself and friends from her computer and the app continued to play, Lucie commented that she would have liked a skip button as the introduction takes a long time and she found it quite childish – she just wanted to get on with the game.

After inputting details, uploading photos and sitting through an introduction it became apparent that the app could not be played without access to a facebook page so reluctantly I had to input my log in details from my personal account.

Once I had selected 2 friends for Lucie to use so she could play the app started again, unfortunately Lucie had to sit through the same introduction as before, by this time she had lost interest but I persuaded her to persevere with the app.

We were confused when the app stopped at the same place as it had previously, it took a good 15 minutes for us to realise that the games were actually accessed at the side and not where the details were in putted.

Although we already have flash player installed on the computer, the game did not recognise it and we had to download again, it had now been 35 mins since we loaded the website.

We then realised that the games had to be played on Facebook.  Once we had got over the lack of instruction we started playing.



Mystic Chewie was the first game played, Lucie selected Adventure as her option and was told “Chews to challenge yourself by facing a fear this week! It will be great!”

We tried to play the claw but again it said we didn’t have flash player installed. A quick facebook search and we found the game but there was an error so we were actually unable to play.



Castle Adventure was the next game played, this was not a facebook game but played on the app. As a fan of games like Nancy Drew Lucie sailed through this one.



The Spaceship Adventure was the next game played and was much harder than the previous game which captured Lucie’s attention as she tried to solve the puzzle.

Lucie’s view on the chewits app in her words:

Good use of cartoons, activity’s and music.  Very personalised.  Suitable for kids and teens or to play with your family.  I think it’s bad that you have to connect to facebook I would prefer it to just be quick and easy to play.  I found the website very confusing and I didn’t really know what I was supposed to do to be able to play the games.

I didn’t understand why it kept telling me I needed to have flash player installed when I did, I tried to play on two different computers but it wouldn’t let me. I loved the logic adventure games but really wanted to play the claw.

We love the box of chewits that we received and Lucie shared the love with her friends.  Chewits have some great products and I’m pleased to say that the original chews taste as good as I remember.  Lucie’s favourites were the sour chews, David loved the strawberry chews and I have a new favourite in the Raspberry laces.

We will keep trying to access the claw game and update this post once we are able to play.

*Disclaimer – We received the box of chewits for review purposes, all thoughts and opinions are our own and as always this review is honest and impartial*



Make Money From Your Old Items

Everyone has something in their home that they no longer require from Cd’s to Clothes.  There are many options for selling or trading your items but using a buying/selling site like Ebay or Gumtree can be a buyers market as everyone wants things for pennies.

If you’re looking for a hassle free way to sell your stuff Music Magpie is the place to go. I’ve previously used Music Magpie to sell old CD’s and found the service very quick and easy to use, I was very pleased to find out that you can now sell other items and have a few things in mind to send to them. There are a few simple things you need to know about Music Magpie :

To sell an item you need to enter each of the items you want to sell into the Valuation Engine to get an instant price, you can then decide if you wish to sell or not.

Sending your items is free with the Music Magpie free send service or free courier service.

You can get paid by Bank Transfer, Cheques, in e-Vouchers or donate to charity

You can now scan in your CDs, DVDs and Games quickly and easily, complete your trade, edit your details and check the status of your order using the free Iphone, Ipad, Ipod or android app.

You can now make extra cash from your old CDs, DVDs and Games with Music Magpies Facebook Store – so you can keep chatting to your friends, and never have to leave Facebook!

So you know how Music Magpie works but what exactly can you sell?

Music magpie


I only listen to music on my laptop or Ipad so Cd’s are something I can definitely get rid of.  I have a number or duplicate DVD’s in my collection and Lucie has DS games and Wii games that she is now too old for so we will ads these to our sale pile.



We don’t have many electronic items to sell but I do have a couple of old hair straighteners we can add to our sale pile.



I have no tech items to sell but it’s good to know that Music Magpie accept a wide range of items as you can see above.

clothes to t clothesI have around 8 black bags of old clothing in my house that I’ve been waiting to get rid of, It’s going to take me a while but I can’t wait to find out what my old clothes are worth!

I do understand that a lot of sellers do prefer to use a site like Ebay where you can add reserve prices to your items and set your starting price to ensure you get what you think your item is worth but I personally think Music Magpie is a great alternative to Ebay for the following reasons:

No seller fees (we all like a free service)

No feedback ( We all know that certain members leave unjust feedback)

No postal costs (Royal Mail prices are currently scandalous which puts people off buying heavy items)

No fancy packaging (Decent packaging costs a fortune, a lot of sellers resort to sending items wrapped in bin bags? which can lose you feedback points)

No paypal charges (Not only do you pay fees to sell the item but you pay fees to get your payment)

I hope I have convinced you to give Music Magpie a try, I’m now going to sort through the bags of stuff in my home!

*This post was in collaboration with Music Magpie, All words, thoughts and opinions are my own. My posts are always honest and impartial*


MoneySupermarket’s Big Night In

Having two children one being 4 months old and the nearest family member more than 200 miles away means that a night out is a thing of the past.  As a family we are always looking for new ways to have fun nights especially at the weekend which is the only time we get quality time together.

MoneySupermarket provided us with £50 to show how staying in can be equally as good as going out.  I wanted to make sure that the money was well spent so rather than just splashing out on a takeaway and blowing the lot I decided to be a bit more frugal and after a family discussion about what made the perfect family night in I headed to Ebay.

dvdMy first purchase was Twilight breaking dawn part 2, we have all the others in the series on DVD but had not seen this one so it was top of the list for family viewing.


Lucie loves board games, all of the family board games that were available on Ebay were quite expensive and I probably would have only been able to purchase 1 out of my budget so instead I decided to make my own scorecards giving out points for answers and as we all know, points mean prizes (sweets).  We played Family Fortunes, Pictionary and Trivial Pursuit.


We all wanted to make sure we provided our best drawings in Pictionary and as you can see Lucie’s face is full of concentration on the job in hand.



It wasn’t fair that we had all of the fun and Arthur had none so as this was a family night we bought Arthur a new touch and feel book which he couldn’t get enough of.



Snacks for the evening were delicious dough balls with garlic butter, battered onion rings and my home made salt and chilli chips made in the Tefal Actifry.



I had originally decided to cook my own version of a takeaway but decided that this would take at least and hour out of our family night so we ate purchased pizza instead.

Once Arthur was in bed we finished the night off with a pamper consisting of facemasks and took it in turns to have a hot bubblebath.

We all agreed that this was by far the perfect night in and we all can’t wait for the next one.  Staying in beats going out hands down!

Thanks MoneySupermarket

*Disclaimer – MoneySupermarket provided us with £50 to enjoy a perfect night in, this has not affected our views and as always our posts are honest and impartial.*