Wrote by Blog by Baby: Just a few weeks ago I found I was one of ten lucky people who would get test out the AEG Ergorapido 2 in 1. Now I actually had no expectations for this, other than it was a hoover. When the box arrived, I was pleased to see how small and light the box was, surely this is a good sign for what the contents could include.. Opening up the box I found it required minimal assembly, and you simply just slot the top part of the cleaner onto the bottom. The base just needs the back rest clicked in, and you plug the power lead in. It is then ready to be charged. We were sent the Watermelon Red, but they are available in a variety of colours including blue, green, brown, black, aqua and purple! A colour for every house… The Ergorapido simply clips onto the base to charge. There is no extra plugs or leads. The Ergorapido has a lithium battery, so all you need to slot it on the base to charge it up, from full charge you get 30 minutes hoovering time, impressive. This means that you can remove the Ergorapido easily and quickly to clean up whatever it is you need to clean, you then simply slot it back onto the base when you are done. It is so light in weight that you can do this one handed, even me at 7 months pregnant. The weight of the Ergorapido is just 2.4kg. To turn the Ergorapido on, you simply press the button, this starts the device, but you can press it again to vary the speed of the suction. The Ergorapido is easy to push along the floor, it feels light to push and I can do this one handed easily too. BUT and there is a massive but, that’s not just it….inside the Ergorapido is a mini Ergorapido in the middle which you can pop out just by pressing the buttons on the side. This is amazing for quickly grabbing and hoovering up the kids mess in a hurry, especially cake crumbs before it gets trampled into the carpet with their hoofs. It then pushes back into the main unit. To empty the Ergorapido, it has bagless technology, which means you simply open it up with a press of the button, empty it direct into the bin, pop it back together, and it’s ready to go again. I have found it holds quite a fair bit despite the small size of the casing, I have 3 messy kids and a messier hubby and I can hoover my whole house a couple of times before emptying it. So how does it perform? As mentioned, I have 3 messy children and we have cream carpets downstairs, it has done an amazing job at picking up everything it has needed to. It has BRUSHROLLCLEAN technology, which is a handy button on the bottom of the head of the hoover. It means that the hairs and fibres which get stuck in the brushes simply get blitzed by pressing the button. I have super long hair and my annoyance with standard hoovers is that it takes me an age to clean the hoover head…but no more! It works well on my lino floor, laminate and even my tiled floor. It is easy to move around, and has 180 degree nozzle rotation, which means it directs around furniture easily, getting to all those tricky places. The LED lights on the front of the hoover are also incredibly handy. I wondered why they were there, but since having them on there I would miss them now! It means I can hoover behind the doors, under the sofa and it even helps highlight the crumbs in the kitchen. So what about a downside? Well I honestly cannot find any, it does everything I need it to. I wouldn’t be without my Ergorapido now, it is light, easy to use, available in just seconds and I love it, it is a welcome addition to our household! You can find out more about AEG by following them on Facebook here: http://www.facebook.com/AEG Or by following @AEG_UK on Twitter. https://twitter.com/aeg_uk The AEG Ergorapido is available to buy from all good electrical retailers, including Currys, The Cooperative, Comet, and John Lewis. We were sent a AEG Ergorapido free of charge to review, but all thoughts are my own.
Over at www.blogbybaby.com (my other blog)just last week I found out that I would be one of ten lucky people to test out the new AEG Ergorapido. ‘A what?’ I hear you say, well let me introduce to you, the Ergorapido! The Ergorapido 2 in 1 is a stick cleaner which is bursting with fancy features to make life more easier. I shall be putting our Ergorapido through it’s paces over the next few weeks, showing you in detail the features of it, but until then here is the assembly videos showing how easy it is to put together and start hoovering! So far, so good! I am very impressed!
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Brooke is a big craft lover, so when Flair asked if we wanted to review their brand new Paper FX we jumped at the chance.
This set is suitable for age 7 plus, Brooke is nearly 8 and this appealed to her massively. Looking at the pictures on the box, there is loads of possibilities of different things to make and do.
Being as we live in England, we didn’t have to wait very long for a rainy day before we could sit inside and keep amused.
Opening up the set I was worried there would be loads of parts, but it was really straight forward. The instruction booklet that comes with it explained every step in detail.
There is a paper tearer where you pop any paper inside and the tear using the device, this ensures an even tear line. There is then a creaser, which puts the creases in the paper strips that you have just torn, this ensures you can fold the strips perfectly straight. You then glue each strips sections together with the glue provided.
Then it’s simply a case of putting all the strips onto the weaver. You are then ready to weave your paper!
There is a couple of things I love about this set, one is that the possibilities for imagination is endless, you can create anything out of the weaved paper, from bags, coasters, photo frames, absolutely anything! The other is that it gives us something to do with all the pieces of scrap paper and old magazines which the children have finished with. They can recycle them into something new. This is an activity that can keep your child amused for hours, and we are still having fun weaving and haven’t even made ours into anything yet, I shall keep you posted what we create.
The RRP is £19.99 which is really reasonable in my opinion, as it’s something you can use time and time again. I can see this being popular not only with my young girls, but bigger ones too, it would not be too young for teens. You can it online or from all good toy shops.
As you all know my 9 year old son is obsessed with LEGO, so I had to share this information that LEGO fan will love! (although sorry mums, they might be pestering for their pocket money early!)
With less than 25 days to go until the UK’s biggest sporting event of the century, for the first time in history LEGO has launched a special edition range of Team GB Minifigures. The collectible range will only be available in the UK to commemorate this once in a lifetime event for the nation. At just £1.99 each, the Team GB LEGO Minifigures are available from John Lewis and other good high street retailers.
My son is going to be ecstatic when he sees the picture later today, and no doubt that’s where this weeks pocket money will be going!
Great Gizmos recently sent us one of their 4M Girls Craft Kit to test out with Brooke. Our kit was ‘Paint your own mini plates’.
Opening up the box was the following contents:
Set of 4 Paints.
3 Mini Plates
3 Plate Holder.
Brooke loved the look of the very cute mini plates, and couldn’t wait to get started. She decided rather optimistically she wanted to draw a heart on one with the red paint, however when it didn’t go to plan she decided to change it to a flower.
Brooke has great fun playing with this set, it really fired up her imagination. She has however requested some thinner paint brushes before she does the other two that come included in the pack. She also requested glitter, which is a great suggestion as it has really got her imagination going! Apparently Nanny is having one for her birthday…
Meanwhile Brookes plate is sat pride of place on her windowsill.
I love the set, Brooke loves the set, and I think this is perfect for keeping the kids amused for a few hours in the holidays, or even at weekends. As there is 3 plates included, it would be great if you have more than one child, as they each get their very own little plate.
This set has a RRP of £4.99 which is great. There is other products in the range which also includes Design Your Own Jigsaw.
I like to think I am quite an organised person, in fact I pride myself on my top quality organising skills. Everything has a home in my house, that is except for paperwork. Paperwork is the bane of my life, or as I like to call it – organised mess. I have random piles of papers lying around the house, they have far exceeded the in tray and out tray that I bought with all the best intentions in the world. Everyday the postman arrives with yet another pile of paperwork. There is bills for gas and electric, statements for loans and bank accounts, you name it I guarantee it drops onto my doormat. It all gets opened and then put in a pile. These piles are then left randomly wherever I can find space.
I would love to have the luxury of a home office, but that is not going to happen until we move house, so for now I need to get this sorted with minimal effort, space and money! My helpful husband suggested a filing cabinet, which while a really good practical solution, it would also be very ugly in my front room. I need something that can be left in our family room which is home to my works computer but also something that isn’t ugly on the eye, call me silly but it has to be in keeping with décor. I have searched and searched for something suitable and finally I think I have the perfect solution! A sideboard! Now stop imagining something from the 70’s, think black glass and chrome. It is in perfect keeping with my husbands beloved television and surround sound. Now obviously it doesn’t have the benefit of A-Z little folders inside, but I have come up with a plan…I am a woman with a plan, and a really good one at that!
There is 6 drawers in this sideboard, which means one for household bills, one for husbands letters, one for my letters, one for the children’s letters/appointments, and one for my work stuff once it need filing away. That leaves one drawer for the bits that have no other proper home, such as takeaway menus! Now all I have to do is assemble said sideboard and get cracking on sorting those random piles of paper into their new homes.
I will be organised before the end of the month, watch this space!
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