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A Wicked Uncle Review

Wicked Uncle Website

*This is a sponsored post, however all views and photos are by yours truly.

While summer is indeed on its way out and autumn is letting its presence felt little by little, especially once the temperature really dips, before we know it, Christmas will just be around the corner.  Yes, I know, some of you may be thinking “No way!”  as for me, I love Christmas.  I love decorating the house and planning and buying presents for our little one.

If you are like me and like to plan early and looking at what’s available out there, where to get presents and all that, if you haven’t tried Wicked Uncle, I’d suggest you try them now, they are everything an online buyer would want:

Easy to Navigate

There are categories for every thing, whether it’s age, sex or what kind of toys your child is interested in whether they are of the outdoorsy type or likes books and games.

Toys are Age Appropriate

I like that they have age appropriate toys.  It’s handy when you are in a rush and don’t really have all the time in the world to browse for what kind of toy your child would want.  (Great for those last-minute shoppers!)  All you have to do is click on the age of the child and et viola, toys will come up.

Variety of Toys

There are hundreds or maybe even thousands of online stores where you can buy all kind of different toys, I noticed though that most of them offer the same kind.  What I like about Wicked Uncle is that, they have a wide array of different ones from their creativity category to their Brainiac range.  My husband and I were also impressed that their toys were not just the usual plastic stuff that gets thrown in the toy box, but toys that you could do stuff with, not the usual passive kind which kids these ages usually get tired off and gets thrown under the bed, where it’s best forgotten.

Quick Delivery

I placed my order on a Wednesday and it arrived on a Friday.  I also liked the way they updated their customers and that you can track delivery progress.  And lastly, we liked the Wicked Uncle Website because it’s …

Google Certified

It simply means that your order is protected by Google.  If by chance there is an issue with the website and they are unable to resolve it, customers can actually requests google’s help and they will ensure that the issue between customer and shop is quickly sorted out.

Would we order from them again?

That’s a definite yes!  I’ve already eyed a few toys for little T come Christmas.

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Wicked Uncle + toys = Happy Little T

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We got her the Lilypad Garden, this is another example of a “doing and making” kind of toy.  T had fun putting in the compost, planting the grass seeds and of course, arranging the fairy accessories that came with it.

She also loved the Purple and Pink Hornit for Bikes and Scooters that had different sounds from fire engine, train, missiles to her favourite, the “farting” noises that makes her giggle every time she hears it.  She was absolutely delighted with both toys.

What about you?

Would you be interested in trying them out too, whether it’s for your little one, or for a child you know, or maybe even for yourself!

Caprera: A Food Lover’s Delight

I love the idea of helping out small start-up businesses, independent producers, rather than the big names in the food industry or any industry for that matter.  I can imagine how difficult it is to start a business especially when the market is saturated with big names, household names one has grown up with and naturally continue to support or consume.  It is understandable why some people like to stay safe and stick with brands they know and have tried and tested all through out the years.  The problem with sticking to the same kind of food or brand is that one gets bored with it.  You know what you’re getting even before you taste it.  Life gets a bit too boring and sometimes our palette craves for something different. And for those who like to try something different, this one may just be for you.

Caprera is a small company that aims to deliver artisan hand-made products to your door.  They have a variety of products from cold meat, locally produced cheese, healthy and organic snacks, confectionary, beverage, and even jam, honey and other preserves.

What makes them different from the rest of the supermarket brands?

They care about food and their costumers.  They believe that “food is so much more than just fuel, it’s an experience”.  

Caprera also offers a whole range of gift suggestions for that special someone or occasion.  They have a range of different hampers from the Best of the British, to BBQ essentials (perfect for the coming summer), or even just a simple birthday hamper.

It’s nice to indulge in something different isn’t it?

What about you?

Would you be willing to try something different, or do you like sticking to something you know and have tried already?

Do share.

*This is a collaborated post.

Family Members Only: No Strangers Allowed

Imagine if there were websites designed especially and ONLY for families?

PRIVATE BLOG

When little T was born, I made a private blog where I could post our family photos, videos and other updates about little T’s progress as a baby.  You could only view it if I invited you.  It was a bit tricky for other family members, especially of the older generation who weren’t so internet savvy like the younger ones.  They’d email me and complain, “I can’t view it in spite clicking on the link!” After so many incidents like that, I gave up on that blog.  It just seemed too complicated and too much hard work for everyone.

Imagine if there was such a platform where you could have a private blog set up and viewing your content would be easy for everyone?

FAMILY ONLY SOCIAL NETWORK

A close friend of mine “invited” me to join Facebook sometime in 2007.   She said it was different from Friendster, MySpace and all the other social-networking websites.  I halfheartedly joined and then got tired of it sometime after T was born and deleted my account.

Then I started taking blogging seriously.  Ahem, I feel a bit embarrassed to use that word because as much as I would like to take this whole blogging business earnestly, there are days when I feel as if I’m falling badly at it and ready to throw in the towel.  But I’ll save that for another post.

Going back to Facebook, I knew if I wanted to take my blog on to the next level, I had to make a Page for my blog.  I ignorantly thought that I could make one without having to join Facebook again.  Yep.  As you all know, you must have a profile to make a page. I reluctantly re-joined the heavily noise polluted world of Facebook.

Don’t get me wrong.  I do enjoy FB, but only to see updates from family members whom I don’t really have regular contact with, especially the extended ones.  It’s nice to know once in a while, how they are all getting on, without having to actually get in touch with them.  But I worry a lot about privacy and there’s always a rumour going around that they will eventually charge you for using it and if it’s true, that will really annoy me.  I don’t mind paying for the use of a website, but it would be nice to be upfront about it at the very beginning and not cheekily offer it down the line, I hate it when business, especially websites do that.

Wouldn’t it be great to have a social-media website, dedicated to family members only?

 And what if there was a family website that catered to families?  And had a string of services like a blogging platform, social-media dedicated to families only and a string of other services.  Absolutely no strangers allowed.  Would that appeal to you?  It does to me, especially if they can guarantee the privacy of my content, where only family members are allowed to view them.  Then  I’m sold.

What do you think?

Yay or nay?

Disclaimer:  This is a sponsored post, however all words and opinions are by yours truly.