August’s #FunFinds

August's #FunFinds

The month of August seems to have flown by with a mixture of home renovations, days out, trips to see family and getting ready for back to school. I’ve enjoyed my time with the children this summer and missed them terribly whilst they went to spend two weeks with my Mam.

I’m joining in with Family Four Fun’s #FunFinds linky again this month as I love the opportunity to tell you about ‘fun finds’ I have seen throughout August.

Silver Cross Vintage Balmoral

Having watched Princess Charlotte recently arrive for her christening in a Silver Cross Vintage Balmoral pram I was not alone in falling in love the with traditional style pram.

With retro design leading the way in 2015, Silver Cross is delighted to announce the launch of the new limited edition Vintage Balmoral, in perfect pastel shades it is guaranteed to take your breath away. Providing the most luxurious environment and smoothest ride for your precious little one, the exclusive new design is the ultimate in vintage baby chic.

Vintage balmoral

Vintage Balmoral is available in six exclusive pastel shades – Liberty, Melba, Sorbet, Caramel, Fern and Fondant. Unlike any existing design, the hood lining boasts a beautiful 1950’s retro-inspired optical pattern that is hand stitched to perfectly coordinate with the pram colour of your choice. With exquisite attention to detail, the Vintage Balmoral has a gleaming hand polished chrome handle, wheels and generous basket. The luxurious vintage finish is hand painted with fine line detailing showcasing only the best of British craftsmanship.

The renowned patented Silver Cross C-Spring chassis with cushioned leather suspension straps offers the ultimate in baby luxury and comfort.

Silver Cross is proud that every Balmoral continues to be hand-made in Yorkshire using time-honoured methods since 1877.

Vintage Balmoral is available from £1,450

Bob the Builder is back

Bob the Builder is back! It is a very exciting launch as it’s the first time in Bob the Builder’s 16 year history that a completely new modern look is revealed for Bob and his team to appeal to the next generation of children. The upcoming new CGI-animated series launching on Channel 5’s Milkshake from 1st September 2015 at 7.20am.  The show features new characters, vehicles and locations that children see around them every day, meaning they can directly identify and relate!

The new series has a brilliant voice talent line up including Lee Ingleby, voice of Bob (Harry Potter), Joanna Froggatt, voice of Wendy (Downtown Abbey) and Blake Harrison, voice of Scoop (Inbetweeners) and features a whole host of new characters and new locations making Bob’s world bigger and better than ever before. The new-look Bob is still the same that audiences know and love though. His dungarees might have been replaced with a hi-vis jacket but his chunky boots, yellow hard hat and checked shirt all remain, ensuring TV’s best-loved builder remains just as recognisable as ever.

Don’t miss the exciting new CGI-animated series of Bob the Builder when it airs on Channel 5’s Milkshake from 1stSeptember 2015 at 7.20am.

For more fun and interactive content and to follow Bob and the team online, visit

Little Fruit Bowl Launch Fruity Fingers

Fruit Bowl have recently launched their Little Fruit Bowl range which includes two types of snacks, Fruity Fingers and Sticks. There are four flavours to choose from within the Fruity Fingers range and three flavours of Sticks and containno added sugar. The two ranges are aimed at toddlers aged 12 months+ and can only be found currently in Tesco in the baby food aisle – for 60p per pack.

Little Fruit Bowl Launch Fruity Fingers

Eating healthily and getting fruit into a toddler’s diet is not always easy. Little Fruit Bowl Fruit Fingers help toddlers to become accustomed to fruit tastes and supply energy (calories) that active toddlers need. During this rapid period of growth additional energy is necessary yet toddlers can be faddy eaters so the availability of Little Fruit Bowl Fruit Fingers helps busy parents to ensure that their toddlers are getting energy and additional nutrients between meals and other snacks. New research from Fruit Bowl which found that almost a third (31%) of parents thought it was fine for youngsters to eat fewer than five servings of fruit or vegetables a day and only a quarter (23%) could name all the different varieties of fruit and vegetables that count towards the dietary target.

Little Fruit Bowl Fruit Fingers contain no added sugar and provide one portion of the five a day recommended portions of fruit and vegetables. They contain fruit puree, fruit juice and rice. Each pack contains five times its weight in fruit. They also contain no artificial colours or flavours. 

Breakdancing Grannies

A gaggle of breakdancers took to the Southbank recently, dressed as OAPs where they terrified and stunned crowds of Londoners by breaking into impromptu dance sessions – backflipping off their Zimmer Frames and spinning around their walking sticks.

Future RatboyThe stunt was to celebrate the release of the first title in a new series by Jim Smith, who shot to fame as author of the Barry Loser series, which has won the Roald Dahl Funny Prize and been selected as a World Book Day title.

The hilarious, new Future Ratboy comedy series is a spin-off from Barry Loser and tells the story of Colin Lampost (and his toy bird, Bird) who is zapped millions of years into the future. Bird has been brought to life as “Not Bird” and Brian’s DNA is fused with a rat giving him super keel powers: Future Ratboy is born!

But the future is not a safe place to be and there are killer robot grannies on the rampage.

What #FunFinds have you seen this month? 



    August 28, 2015 / 1:40 pm

    thought it was very entertaining and informative

  2. laura stewart
    August 28, 2015 / 2:07 pm

    i thought it was good xx

  3. iain maciver
    August 28, 2015 / 2:24 pm

    it was good

  4. ashleigh allan
    August 28, 2015 / 7:24 pm

    It was good !

  5. jules eley
    August 28, 2015 / 9:33 pm

    I thought the mask’s were a bit scary which put me off enjoying it however the break dancing was fantastic

  6. Matthew Cobb
    August 29, 2015 / 1:36 pm

    Really good fun to watch

  7. Jessica Powell
    August 30, 2015 / 3:50 am

    Brilliant! Made me smile 🙂

  8. Lindsey Smith
    August 30, 2015 / 2:04 pm

    Loved It, really good x

  9. Ms Suan Watts
    August 30, 2015 / 2:17 pm

    Found it good to watch

  10. sarah rees
    August 30, 2015 / 3:05 pm

    looks really good

  11. Charlotte Clark
    August 30, 2015 / 3:34 pm

    i thought it was very informative! 🙂

  12. maria mair
    August 30, 2015 / 5:03 pm

    it was great

  13. Mark Palmer
    August 30, 2015 / 5:33 pm

    Very entertaining, enjoyed the video

  14. Rachel Butterworth
    August 30, 2015 / 5:37 pm

    Really amusing. Great moves.

  15. Laura Pritchard
    August 30, 2015 / 5:58 pm

    Very cool! Would be even better if it was real grannies!

  16. Jo Jones
    August 30, 2015 / 7:22 pm

    Fun to watch

  17. laura banks
    August 30, 2015 / 8:16 pm

    it was really good

  18. Julie Ward
    August 30, 2015 / 8:58 pm

    Absolute nuts, but I loved it, my sense of humour

  19. Clare Bosanko
    August 30, 2015 / 11:12 pm

    Thought it was really good!

  20. aaron broad
    August 31, 2015 / 10:53 am

    Was really entertaining (:

  21. Jonathan Mason
    August 31, 2015 / 2:39 pm

    Really enjoyed it – appealed to my sense of the quirky

  22. Samantha R
    August 31, 2015 / 5:07 pm

    those masks are too creepy

  23. Kay Panayi
    August 31, 2015 / 9:38 pm

    I liked it

  24. Corinne Peat
    September 1, 2015 / 8:04 pm

    The granny’s looked scary but they had some great moves!

  25. Susie Wilkinson
    September 2, 2015 / 12:05 am

    They had some seriously scary faces and if I met them in the street I wouldn’t be too happy, but they were entertaining once they got started!

  26. Ruth Harwood
    September 2, 2015 / 10:34 am

    that looks fun!!

  27. Christopher Read
    September 2, 2015 / 9:08 pm

    It’s a fun video but would have been even better with real grannies!

  28. Harley
    September 3, 2015 / 1:04 pm

    Amazing!! I was well impressed x

  29. leanne weir
    September 3, 2015 / 5:13 pm

    i thought about off your rockers

  30. Natalie Crossan
    September 3, 2015 / 10:48 pm

    I thought it was bonkers!!

  31. claire woods
    September 6, 2015 / 8:06 am

    Great moves. Wish I could do that.

  32. Jo Glasspool
    September 6, 2015 / 10:39 pm

    Very funny, made me giggle.

  33. Sally Collingwood
    September 7, 2015 / 2:19 pm

    Absolutely fabulous, wonderful, great!!!

  34. Ema J Lowe
    September 7, 2015 / 4:41 pm

    I like how they were walking so slow in the beginning and how at the en they went back to that, hobbling along, very good.

  35. Stevie
    September 8, 2015 / 9:32 am

    It looked like fun. Good to see so many people enjoying the show.

  36. Tammy Tudor
    September 8, 2015 / 10:58 pm

    Loved it, so cute and funny plus I was really impressed!

  37. betony bennett
    September 10, 2015 / 11:17 am

    I thought the video was slightly deranged!!!

  38. Jo Carroll
    September 10, 2015 / 6:59 pm

    Those Grannies can really move those old bones 😉 x

  39. September 11, 2015 / 7:55 pm

    i thought the grannies were pretty groovy

  40. Kathleen Bywaters
    September 12, 2015 / 7:52 am

    I think their make up looks a bit freaky (I do not think they look like real grannies in the face) but the dancing is very cool!

  41. Lindsay Taylor
    September 12, 2015 / 9:40 pm

    It,s amazing what you can do with a zimmer frame!

  42. Donna Loxton
    September 14, 2015 / 7:39 am

    The video was quite comical!

  43. September 14, 2015 / 8:13 pm

    A mind-blowin’ performance

  44. sharon martin
    September 15, 2015 / 12:54 pm

    i absolutely loved it

  45. jessica catherine
    September 15, 2015 / 2:54 pm

    such a funny and great video

  46. September 15, 2015 / 6:58 pm

    very funny lol

  47. Solange
    September 16, 2015 / 12:00 am

    It looked like a lot of fun.

  48. James Harris
    September 16, 2015 / 9:58 am

    It was really great.

  49. MichelleD
    September 16, 2015 / 11:34 am

    Their faces were terrifying, great dancing though!

  50. Diana
    September 16, 2015 / 9:44 pm

    It’s great! ;D

  51. Ruth Worthington
    September 17, 2015 / 9:03 am

    I love Grannies they are just insane

  52. Andrew Hindley
    September 17, 2015 / 12:02 pm

    There fantastic! – wonder if my gran would like tojoin them!#

  53. September 17, 2015 / 1:39 pm

    Absolutely fantastic, love them

  54. Tricia Cowell
    September 17, 2015 / 3:32 pm

    I would love to watch them at a shopping centre near me lol.

  55. Katie w
    September 17, 2015 / 5:00 pm

    Made me chuckle as so good

  56. Lucy Robinson
    September 17, 2015 / 7:58 pm

    Thought it was great. x

  57. Kate Sabin-Burns
    September 17, 2015 / 8:56 pm

    Funny! Love it!

  58. Kate Phillips
    September 18, 2015 / 7:53 am

    Great! They looked particularly hag-like and creepy and the audience seemed quite freaked out.

  59. Debbie
    September 18, 2015 / 2:02 pm

    The grannies gave me a huge smile. Just loved that they followed through with the slow granny walk; but took everyone by surprise when the danced. Oh and what dancing… totally fantastic.

  60. September 18, 2015 / 2:09 pm

    Very entertaining! I’ve sent a link to my Grandmother so she can have a giggle.

    September 18, 2015 / 2:49 pm

    Very good indeed.

  62. Jill Fairbank
    September 18, 2015 / 5:08 pm

    Very good indeed

  63. claire little
    September 18, 2015 / 7:50 pm

    it was absolutely brilliant

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