Wednesday, 28 September 2011

Rockfords Rock Opera

Just before the beginning of the summer holidays I was asked if I'd like to review a CD package of Rockfords Rock Opera. It was described as a fun modern musical for children so I agreed!

The CDs were delivered in time for our long drive to Cornwall and so we listened to the 1st CD on the way down. It was amazing! In fact it was so amazing the kids told me to turn it off as they couldn't hear it properly in the car and wanted to listen on a CD player so they didn't miss anything! 

Since our return from holiday the kids have listened to the CDs before bed and ask for them playing regularly! This is great as it's very relaxing for them, oh and me too!

What is it?
Its a story about a boy and his dog called Rockford who go to a mystical island called Infinity. Infinity is a place that homes the last one of all the extinct creatures of the world and they have a secret to tell.....

The package comes with the story split over 3 CDs and great illustrated story booklets that have the lyrics for the songs as well fab illustrations. The CDs have music, sound effects and narration and are fantastic for all ages to listen to.

The story itself is so endearing and has led to many 'what if' conversations with my children, the characters are so lovely and the kids adore Rockford!!

In addition the website has lots of extras and brings the illustrations to life, my little boy (7) particularly enjoys this aspect of Rockfords Rock Opera.


That's my advice!! You can download the 1st CD for free here:

When you're hooked you can then go ahead and buy the CDs!!!

NB: I received a free copy of the CDs in return for my review.

Monday, 12 September 2011

Hello anyone out there?

I'm crap I know that! If Blogger had an award for the most irregular blogger I'd win, hands down. For sure.

This summer has been mostly spent sleeping, seriously. I haven't sewn a thing in months and was actually contemplating giving up the ghost. Some of you who tweet with me will already know the reason for this extreme tiredness, those of you who don't know I promise it's a whole post on its own!

Anyhow today I've felt better, almost human so I dusted the old girl down and did a bit of sewing. It was great!

This is a tumbler pillow that I started on Friday following instructions from the lovely Katy who needed to practice a workshop she's running next week at Patch Fabrics. I think there are some spaces left if you'd like to make your own gorgeous cushion like mine! Just get in touch with the lovely Claire at Patch and she'll let you know! 

For my cushion I used the very girly Flower Sugar to go with 'Little Miss H's' bedroom decor as that's where the pillow will live! I only had the binding to make and sew on today and it was an easy finish of a gorgeous project!!

Now this little lap quilt for 'Little Miss H' has been completed for a while now but I don't think I've blogged the Ta Dah! moment!! It was too windy today to get a good outdoor shot but when I can I'll show you it properly - promise!

Finally I managed to complete this little shrug over the summer which is heading my neice's way as it's not really big enough for 'Little Miss H'. Ooops!

Thanks for bearing with me and I promise I'll try and blog a bit more regularly. But then you've heard it all before ;)
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