Nov 142015


When I told our kids we couldn’t go see the Lah-Lah show in Adelaide last weekend (due to our little holiday with Opa and Oma) they were very disappointed. I know especially miss 2 would have loved to see Lah-Lah and the band perform live, I bet she would have insisted on wearing her striped Lah-Lah socks too! Sadly we’ll have to wait until the Big Live Band comes to Adelaide again so for now we’re getting our dose of musical fun from the brand new Lah-Lah DVD:

Join the Band

Little music fans are in for plenty of singing, dancing, swinging, playing and making with ‘Lah-Lah’s Adventures: Join the Band’. Time to move around the furniture to create a stage, put on your stripe socks and form your own band with handmade instruments inspired by Make It, Play It. Our kids love learning the names of different instruments and recognising the sounds they make. The DVD features six complete episodes (72 minutes) of the much loved TV show Lah-Lah’s Adventures so you’ll never be short of musical inspiration.


‘Lah-Lah’s Adventures: Join the Band’ is available on DVD ($14.95) at major retailers across Australia.

Ukelele PackThe winner of this great Lah-Lah giveaway better start warming up his/her throat, wiggle those fingers and stretch arms and legs because this fabulous prize pack will have you up on your feet in no time. Not only does the prize pack (RRP $69) contain three fun Lah-Lah’s Adventures DVDs, it also includes a very special ukulele signed by no other than the famous and very talented Lah-Lah and Buzz!

To find out more Roadshow Entertainment, to browse all Lah-Lah DVDs and to order your favourite titles online visit

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Jul 112015


When our kids discovered that Lah-Lah would not be visiting Adelaide these school holidays they were rather disappointed (check out the Live Show tour schedule to see if Lah-Lah will be performing near you). They absolutely love singing and dancing along to her catchy songs and to see her in real life would of course be pretty awesome. Sadly their patience will be tested a little longer until the next round of shows, so for now we’re keeping our singing voices in top shape with the fabulous new Lah-Lah DVD that has just hit the shelves:

Lah-Lah's Adventures DVD

Press play on ‘Lah-Lah’s Adventures: Let’s Put On A Show’ and welcome Lah-Lah and her Big Live Band into your living room for more than 50 minutes of musical fun. Sing along, dance around, tap your feet and clap your hands as you learn swinging Lah-Lah songs like Dancing Doll, Let’s Put On A Show, Big, Bold and Brassy and many more. You can discover what different instruments sound like in ‘The Band on the Bus’ and ‘The Secret Sound’ and you can even put on your own show by creating some of the instruments you see in ‘Make It, Play It’!


‘Lah-Lah’s Adventures: Let’s Put On A Show’ is available on DVD ($14.95) at major retailers across Australia.

To find out more Roadshow Entertainment, to browse all Lah-Lah DVDs and to order your favourite titles online visit

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I like him so I ‘put a ring on it’

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Jun 212015

Mens Rings Online

In line with Australian tradition both my husband and I wear our wedding ring on our left ring finger, however in my home country The Netherlands most couples wear their wedding rings on the right hand side. Still a Dutch girl at heart I started wearing a plain silver band on my right hand to show that I am a proud wife. I know it sounds silly but every now and then I would look at my wonderful hubby and his bare right ring finger and feel he looked a little too ‘single’ for my liking. With his birthday last week and our wedding anniversary coming up I had the perfect excuse to ‘put a ring on it’ and jumped online to browse Mens Rings Online.

Mens Rings Online range

Mens Rings Online is an Australian online boutique that sells, you guessed it, mens rings in all shapes, metals and sizes. From white gold to yellow gold, from titanium to platinum, from classic to modern, from plain and simple to eye catching and patterned, there is a perfect style for everyone and every budget. Bonus: All Mens Rings Online purchases come beautifully packaged in a jewellery box and fabric gift bag, ready to be gifted to the lucky man in your life..

Titanium RingThe website is extremely easy to navigate and by ticking a few boxes you will be presented with a selection of rings that suits your wishes perfectly. In the end I decided on this classic, plain titanium wedding band, it’s simple, timeless and priced at $179 it is affordable too. Titanium is extremely strong (perfect for tradies) and hypo-allergenic so it will not irritate his sensitive skin. For a bit of help deciding on the right metal refer to the useful Metal Comparison Chart.

Often jewellery is considered more of a female gift and (aside from his wedding ring) hubby is not exactly one to wear anything shiny so I could only hope he would appreciate the lovely thought behind this carefully selected birthday present. I should not have worried, he absolutely loved it and immediately put it on with a big smile on his face. I know this will be one of those gifts that holds a special place in his (and my) heart forever because of our unique lovely story behind it.

A beautiful gift for a special birthday boy

A beautiful gift for a special birthday boy

As you know I am always honest here and there is no pretending that I am the perfect wife. I did struggle choosing the right ring size and unfortunately I was half a size off, at least I was close! Luckily the helpful team at Mens Rings Online knows that buying jewellery (online) can be tricky so they included a handy ringsizer with my order. I properly measured hubby’s ring finger and returned my purchase for an exchange, no hassle at all. The new ring arrived in no time and this time the size was spot on, happy faces all around.

To find out more about Mens Rings Online, to browse the range and to order online, shipping is free for orders over $60.

Jun 202015


Earlier this week I had a quick look at our family calendar and realised that the July school holidays are just around the corner, I can’t believe another term is over already! I love having the kids at home but (in our house) it does require a bit of extra entertainment to keep everyone happy and sane. If you are a NSW or ACT mum you are in for a treat as ABCKids star Lah-Lah and her big live band are coming your way for a fun-filled live tour:

After the massive success of the Lah-Lah live shows back in April the talented singer with her signature stripy socks is back for more these school holidays with the Lah-Lah Live In Concert tour. The musical ensemble has a busy few weeks planned and will be performing at 10 different venues across NSW and ACT, some shows have already sold out so be quick to book your seats!

Lah-Lah Live Show April

As if seeing Lah-Lah and the crew in all their musical glory isn’t enough fun just yet all tickets include an exciting Meet & Greet with Lah-Lah and the band after the show, don’t forget to bring your camera. Ticket prices start at   just $20 per person (+ booking fee) and children under 12 months are free making it affordable for all.

Lah-Lah Meet & Greet

Warm up your best singing voice, get those feet tapping and hips swinging and get ready for a fabulous outing that’s fun for the whole family. What a great opportunity for kids to experience a real band and watch a wonderful selection of instruments in action. Mister Saxophone, Squeezy Sneezy the piano accordion, Tom Tom on drums, Lola the Dancing Double Bass… which one is your favourite?

Lah-Lah Live Show

To find out more about Lah-Lah, to book tickets to the show and to shop for other Lah-Lah products online visit

Lah-Lah SocksFor your chance to win 1 of 3 family passes for Lah-Lah Live In Concert + a pair of Lah-Lah Stripy Socks (total RRP $90 per winner) enter our giveaway below. Each winner will receive 1 family pass (admits 4) to see the show at a NSW/ACT location of winner’s choice during the July School Holidays (June 30 – July 11), subject to availability of course. For a list of venues/availability click here.

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Mar 022012

I remember reading about the Rockabye Baby concept quite some time ago and knowing that the Rockabye Baby albums are extremely popular all over the world I was keen to find out more. Many parents have already gathered a collection of Rockabye Baby titles so there must be something really special about them! In Australia the Rockabye Baby range is being distributed by Mother Hen Products, home to lots of exciting products for baby.

Rockabye Baby offers a brilliant balance between some of the world’s most loved rock songs and sweet lullabies, so you can put your baby to bed to the tunes of your favourite band. Big hits of The Beatles, Madonna, Bob Marley, AC/DC, Queen, The Rolling Stones and many other big bands have been transformed into baby friendly songs that are gentle on their ear drums (and as they are instrumental you don’t have to worry about them listening to inappropriate lyrics either).

As a child I always used to go to bed with music playing and all three of my kids have slept with music on from the minute they came home from hospital. A calming melody is the perfect way to drift off to sleep peacefully, it is not for no reason there are so many musical mobiles available for newborns. If the boring, repetitive, old school nursery rhymes are doing your head in Rockabye Baby might just be what you are looking for.

But babies are not the only ones who like the sound of Rockabye Baby. A few times I witnessed my husband put the CD in the CD player even though the kids were not around and he said he would love to fall asleep to it as it is very relaxing. It looks like Rockabye Baby has a calming effect on the whole family! Our top picks would be U2, The Beatles and Coldplay, but plenty of other titles left to add to our collection.

You can find Rockabye Baby albums ($29.95) at Baby Bunting, Toys’R’Us, selected JB Hifi stores, selected music retailers and gift stores across Australia and online.

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