Sep 212017

While waiting for an overdue baby was not exactly what I had expected there is an upside to everything, in this case the delayed paternity leave allows Hip Daddy to spend some of the school holidays with us at home! We all love having daddy around and it will make holiday outings a lot more fun (and of course easy). The kids are also hanging out to watch the newly released Despicable Me 3, which I will keep tucked away for a rainy afternoon:

Seeing the original Despicable Me at the cinema is still one of my kids’ favourite movie moments, the whole family loved it and we still watch it regularly. Its sequel was another big hit so I have no doubt Despicable Me 3 will live up to our expectations and deliver plenty of laughs.

If you fell in love with hilarious villain Gru you are in for a treat, as Despicable Me 3 doubles the giggles (and adventure) with the surprise arrival of Gru’s twin brother Dru. Gru’s lovely wife Lucy and his three adopted daughters Agnes, Margo and Edith generally keep Gru on the right track, but with brother Dru on the scene Gru is rediscovering just how much fun it is to be bad again.

Add to the mix a bunch of cheeky minions, sneaky disguises, clever thefts, last-minute rescues, friends, enemies and the beginning of a family bond, Despicable Me 3 promises to be full of action and adventure.

‘Despicable Me 3’ is now available on Blu-ray (RRP $44.95) and DVD (RRP $39.95) at all good retail stores across Australia.

To find out more about Universal Sony Pictures Australia and to take a closer look at ‘Despicable Me 3’ visit

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Mar 302017

I don’t know about your little ones but my kids are very much hanging out for the school holidays. This 11-week long schoolterm has been quite exhausting so we’re all looking forward to plenty of resting and relaxing in the holidays. I’ve stocked up on crafts, tucked away some new K-nex and LEGO kits and of course we have a few feel-good movies lined up for rainy days too. Having been released only yesterday the kids can’t wait to pop some popcorn and enjoy Sing:

If your kids love singing and swinging, grooving and moving and giggling and wiggling they are guaranteed to love Sing, a fabulous family movie from the talented makers of Despicable Me and The Secret Life of Pets.

After a series of hilarious auditions five amazing contestants are selected to compete in a singing competition like no other: a loud-mouthed mouse, a timid elephant with an incurable case of stage fright, a pig mother to 25 little piglets, a getaway driver gorilla and a punk-rock porcupine. Will this spectacular musical event be the hit the struggling theatre needs to once again claim top spot?

Packed with catchy songs and featuring a star-studded cast this musical blockbuster was an absolute hit on the big screen and now you can share in the fun at home too.

‘Sing’ is now available on DVD (RRP $39.95) at all good retail stores across Australia.

To find out more about Universal Pictures Australia and to take a closer look at ‘Sing’ visit

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If the kids can’t get enough of Sing they are to sure to have a ball with these FREE Sing craft activities. They make great boredom-busters for the school holidays and they are completely screen-free, simply click on your favourite(s) below to download and print them at home. Enjoy!