Monday, 30 November 2015

Do you want a message for the big man himself, Santa? PNP; Portable North Pole messages, options and review #PortableNorthPole

Just in case you have not notice but it is only 24 days until Christmas.  I have only just started my Christmas shopping however the kids are sorted.  I only have a few more presents to buy now.   This week our Christmas decorations are going up and for once I am feeling very festive and really organised.  Honestly most years my shopping is rushed, last minute and I'm wrapping the present up on Christmas Eve.

Talking of making Chritsmas exciting, I have also arranged for my sons to get some lovely messages from Santa.  That is right Santa himself can contact your little cherubs and wish them a fabulous day. Either over the phone or a video message.  This entertainment does not their, Santa can send messages to adults too.

The company is known as PNP; Portable North Pole.  I have used their services in the past both call and video.  However the site has had a revamp and PNP is now offering some great new packages too.
As part of their premium service, which is a paid service here is a list of video messages they can offer:  PNP Premium Videos listed

Once logged in, its easy to navigate:

Choose which package you'd like to use... Create a telephone call or a video message.

One call from Santa £2.99
Unlimited Calls - 19 call scenarios available £5.99

There are options for a call from Santa on Christmas Eve, Congratulations calls and other options too.

One of my favourite telephones is a 'Behavior to improve' one >>

Its a lovely message from Santa saying there is still time to be good, listen to mom. 
My sons eyes almost popped out of his head.  I have say there has been a few occasions I have told my sons, if you don't listen I am going to tell Santa.  This fitted in so perfectly.

*There isn't an option to have the call at a particular time so no scheduling.  First you can set-up the call, save this option.  Then at anytime log on and go to call.  That is when you add the contact details. The call takes place right then.  There will be 3 attempts to connects.      

The call phones are brilliant, all personal, Santa is very engaging too because, young children do get excited to have personal telephone calls and one from Santa is tops!

Its easy to arrange, add your all your child's details, choosing the correct pronunciation, save the details to set-up if need be.    

One free pleasant option is available £0.00
Unlimited Videos, 7 storylines available, with access your archived videos from last year £7.99

UNLIMITED CALLS & UNLIMITED VIDEOS - The videos are even available as unlimited HD downloads.  This is the GOLD PASS £9.99 

 PNP donates 5% of all online sales to 40 children’s hospitals across the world – 4 based in the UK

As you can see from the videos listed, it is not just Christmas messages they offer, they can be a birthday messages and other types too.
Liams birthday is on 2 weeks, I made this video message for him.

Its ever so simple to use, you type the recipients name, there is a speaker symbol, click it to get the correct pronunciation.  Click through the options and add photos.  I highly recommend, save some of your favourite photos in one file/place for easy access.  Also with the Christmas videos you may want to save photos of actual gift ideas.  The photos should be large files too, meaning fairly high quality shots and original photos too.  

So what are you waiting for, get involved and have some fun.  As I said this can be aimed at Adults too...  Your 'Naughty' partner that does not help with the washing-up, they deserve a message from Santa too. HO HO HO!

Or send a message to your Great Aunty Catherine who lives in Australia, their are so many fun options and they are not restricted to only the UK.

Best of all you can down load the PNP app and access all these options straight away, 
wherever you are. 

The app has an extra too, it gives you access to the kids corner.  Here kids can watch Santa messages and play games.  A pass code is needed to access the rest of the app, so the Magic of Santa is not spoiled. 

If this hasn't wetted your appetite enough, there is going to be a Christmas Twitter Frenzy on Thursday, 3rd December from 1.30 p.m.  There will be surprise prizes, too so tune in with  UKMumstv on Twitter, you'll need to use


Thank you for stopping by, dont be shy, come and say Hi!!
I really hope you get to use this great Christmas message tool, it's fantastic fun for all the family.


Disclaimer:  This is unsponsored post, however I have been given access to all the features for reviewing propose. 


Friday, 27 November 2015

HOPSTER as featured on Samsung Smart TV , Hopster TV the Review

Having a SMART TV IS AWESOME.  I can finally view my apps (applications) that I previously used on my iPad and mobile phone direct on my Television.

Perfect for watching all my favourite shows, on a large crystal clear screen, great for family viewing too.  Even my kids get to catch their TV shows.

Now I am getting used to my Smart TV, negativing is very easy.  I press the Samsung Smart Hub button, a menu appears. Click right to go to 'Featured' then clicked 'Featured again'

Here, I have control of my Smart Television and extra channels and apps.  Also all the Smart TV menus are located here.  My Apps, Whats New, Most Popular, Video, Game, Sports, Lifestyle, Information, Education, Kids.

I tend to use My Apps; This show all the Apps I have been recently views; Hopster (Samsung's decided kids channel) is here too:

For first time users, it's best you subscribe to Hopster on either a computer, laptop or iPhone, then locate Hopster as an App on your Television, go to Kids section.  (Thereafter Hopster will appear in My Apps.)
To be able to watch Hopster through your television, your Hopster account needs to be paired with your television. Once you have located Hopster on the TV, on the top right, to go Grown-ups section,  there you'll be given a code which needs to be entered onto your account. Then they are paired.

Thereafter Hopster is your accessible as you are a full subscribed member!
Also if you are new to Hopster, there is a 7 day free trial on offer, I recommend free viewing first, you and the little ones will love Hopster.

Once logged on, at the bottom of the home screen are leafs, each leaf has a recognisable cartoon character, this will take you to that characters television show.

There are plenty of shows to choose from:
Currently being shown:
Siper Why
Ben & Holly
Nursery Rhymes TV
Max and Ruby
Learn to draw Minis
Wanda and the Alien
Rupert the Bear
Monster Math Squad
Postman Pat
Seven little Mosnters
64 Zoo Lane
I'm a Animal
Maggie and the Ferocious
Thomas and Friends
Tobys Travelling Circus
Babar and the Adventures of Badou
Bob the Builders
Casper Babypants
Fifi and the Flowertots
Hilltop Hospital
I'm Creepy Crawly
Tinga Tinga tales
Tractor Tom
Angelina Ballerina
The Blackyardigans
Hopsters' wide variety of programs are suitable for children between the ages 2-6.  the service is easy to use, negation and view any of the shows, even for little fingers. 
There are many different ways to watch television, there are many providers, some companies offers a huge selection children channels for all ages, solely dedicated to children but if you do not register/subscribe you are not going to be able to watch theses shows, also most are unsuitable for a younger audience, a lot of channels are aimed at older children, 7+ then teenagers, a whole manner of strange cartoons. 

Hopster is child friendly, its programs our for the younger generation, so little eyes and ears see no evil or hear no evil, there's no violence, no oddities.  Its very safe to use, even if your children are out of sight, you can be safe in the knowledge that only children's TV can be watched, unlike YouTube, Netflix, Amazon and any other Internet provided.

Currently Hospter is offering a 7 day trial, thereafter the subscription is £3.99 per month.  There is no contract, you can cancel whenever you like.   

So what are you wanting for? Treat yourself and the kids!

I am Samsung Kids Club Ambassador, if you have any questions regarding Samsung Kids Services, please free feel to contact me.

Tuesday, 24 November 2015

TAKE THAT 09 JULY 2016 - Tickets Selling Now - Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park

Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park kicks off its 2016 announcements with exciting news. I know a few of my friends will be over the moon! As one of the world’s most successful live pop bands in living history >>> Take That will perform in London’s historic Hyde Park for the very first time, YIPPEE!! Take take will following in the footsteps of some of music’s most illustrious stars that have graced the Great Oak Stage, in the heart of London.
Since 2013, Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park has hosted some of the biggest and best live acts. From The Rolling Stones to Neil Young, The Libertines to The Who, Kylie, Black Sabbath to Taylor Swift, music history has been written almost night by night. 
Take That - If someone would have told us in 1991 ‘hey guys in 24 years you’re going to be playing at one of the most famous parks in the world’, I probably wouldn’t have believed whoever said it. We are thrilled to have been invited to headline Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park. The atmosphere will be amazing, I know that between us and the audience, there’s going to be an incredible energy."

Take That live shows have become works of art in themselves and the band are sure to bring their unique and unrivalled production to the Royal Park.  Their recent ‘Take That Live 2015’ Tour sold out arenas around the world this year, including 10 nights at London’s O2 Arena and performing to over half a million. Take That are defined by some of the most memorable and spectacular live productions in music history and this show will certainly be no exception. Concertgoers are assured an unforgettable evening of live entertainment.

Take That have had seven UK Number One albums, 12 UK Number One singles, sold over 45 million records, won six Ivor Novellos, eight BRITs and sold over seven and a half million concert tickets in their lifetime.
Formed in 1990 as a five piece, they took the world by storm, with songs including ‘Relight My Fire’, ‘Everything Changes But You’ ‘Could It Be Magic’, ‘Pray’ and A Million Love Songs, becoming part of the UK’s songbook.  By the time Robbie Williams left to pursue a solo career in 1995, phone lines had to be set up to counsel distraught fans.  Classic anthems Never Forget and ‘Back For Good’ marked his departure.  In 2005, they returned as a four piece to huge acclaim, reaching national treasure status before welcoming Robbie back for 2010’s Progress album and a tour that broke records by selling out eight nights at Wembley Stadium.  Now, with Jason Orange moving on, Gary Barlow, Howard Donald and Mark Owen have again successfully re-invented themselves as a three piece.

The album ‘III’ went straight to Number One at the end of 2014, marking another poignant moment in the band's legacy. The album includes their most recent hits including ‘Get Ready For It' written for the blockbuster movie Kingsman and No.1 hit 'These Days'.

In the last few weeks, the band unveiled their new track ‘Hey Boy’ in an exclusive performance on TFI’s series opener on Channel 4.  The song breaks new ground for Take That with chunky 80s synths and a huge chorus; the track was produced by Greg Kurstin whose previous work includes production credits for Ellie Goulding, Katy Perry, Lana Del Rey and most recently Beck’s epic ‘Dreams’. The Song features alongside three new studio tracks on the band’s Take That - III - 2015 Edition which also includes the live DVD of their most recent UK tour Take That Live 2015 giving fans a front row perspective to relive the spectacular.

Take That are a fitting presence in the pantheon of Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park, which hits its fourth year in 2016, firmly established as the essential London summer event.
The event has established an illustrious history in just three years, redefining the ‘music festival’ and producing many #BSTMoments.  This year, fans can follow the #BSTMoments hashtag and submit their own memories to win tickets and more, here are some of ours

Checkout TWITTER: @BSTHydePark

Barclaycard presale tickets: 9am Monday 9th November
Barclaycard/AEG presale: 9am Wednesday 11th November

Ticket Prices:
£65.00            General Admission     
£75.00             PriorityEntry                      
£99.00             PremiumView                    
£175.00           Barclaycard VIP Summer Garden                                          
£299.00           The Terrace
£250.00           Diamond Circle

Monday, 23 November 2015

Moondance & United present Love Rave NYE, Early Bird tickets Sold out - £20 selling fast #NYE2015

Moondance & United Present LOVE RAVE NYE
Thursday 31st December 2015 (8PM – 6AM)
The Coronet, London, SE1 6TJ
Following the success of the second sold out United Festival and the previous 11 sold out Moondance NYE events, Moondance & United bring you the ultimate NYE rave experience at the infamous Coronet Theatre: LOVE RAVE NYE.


Brookes Brothers (Midnight Set)
Bryan G
Jumpin Jack Frost
Uncle Dugs
Dr S Gachet & Ashatack
Funky Flirt
Terry M & Kezman 

Scott Garcia (Midnight Set)
Mikee B
Jason Kaye
Junior Buzz
Kruel Intentions

Top Buzz
DJ Sense (Midnight Set)
Twista & Trix
Food Junky
Bonnie Blaze
Huck Finn
Rob Blake
The Acid Brothers (Midnight Set)
Jason J
Vinyl Vera
Mr X
Dizzy Blonde

MCs on the night:
GQ, IC3, Skibadee, Shabba D, Creed, Ragga Twins, MC Kie, Moose, CKP, Fearless, Five Alive, Charlie B, Youngman, MC Flux, Shockin B, Deefa, 3Flow, UNO, Blacka, N.R.G, Cutter, Loskiboy, Fusion, Express, Funktion

£20 Standard Tickets and £30 VIP Tickets selling fast: LOVE RAVE NYE

Your VIP ticket entitles you to the following: Exclusive DJ line-up / Private Bar / Private Smoking Area only accessible via VIP Room / VIP Toilets / Queue Jump Entry
The Coronet Photo ID Entry Policy
This event is for over 18s only.
Producing a valid form of photographic identification and submitting that for scanning on Club Scan is a condition on entry to the premises, regardless of age.