I am happy to review products but must stress, that I only ever write reviews that are applicable to the HonieHouse or that we feel passionate about. I am not an employee of any of the companies or products that I review, nor have I any connection to them. I have not benefited financially from the reviews, but either already own them or have received products to test and as an upgrade of the download available to all. To find out which products and companies have ticked all the boxes and which I am happy to provide an impartial view of our experiences, click on HonieLikes in the Category Cloud in the right hand column. I appreciate your comments and whether you too like the products I have reviewed.
If you have a product that you think might tick all the HonieLikes boxes – that is, we are likely to use and enjoy them as a family, for ‘Time-Out’ or you think we might just be a bit passionate about them, then please contact me to discuss having your product reviewed under the HonieLikes pages. I am happy to take photographs and use equipment such as Canon EOS 5D MkIII, Pentax K5 and Leica X1, but I am happy to provide ‘in addition’ photographs provided by yourselves. I feel that not including my own original photographs does not give an accurate account of the HonieHouse’s experience.
The HonieHouse includes:
HonieMummy – lover of all things that take account of children’s needs, nurturing and education, Honieskitchen and cooking with kids, photography, weddings, travel and NCT. HonieLikes covers my likes and HonieTravels is a section I am working on and will give details of some of the adventures we have had ;
HonieDaddy – lover of all things photography, travel, music and audio. He has his own blog and is rather popular in the reviewing world with 9,400 hits in about 2 months!!! Now 18,000+ in 6 months.
H’Boo (12 years) lover of art, poetry and creative writing, reading, dance, music, performing, karate (she’s a National Champion & runner up World Champion – Silver medalist 2011), gadgets and everything a tween needs to appear funky
O’Pops (12 years) lover of football and all things that involve sport. O’Pops is disabled with Cerebral Palsy, but plays wheelchair football for his team Lammack Juniors. He loves Apple products that help him ‘swipe’ to keep up with technology, fun and studies.
K’Boo (5 years) loves music, dancing, drawing, reading, toys, craft, singing, DVD’s, muddy puddles, swimming and is better at new technology than HonieMummy – give her a gadget, she’ll crack it! Her latest thing is educational software and reading (see The Land of Me).
A list of the companies and products reviewed to date are (with more to add):
Land of Me – by Made in Me
Orchard Toys – What a Performance game
Cheeky Monkeys Play Centre, Whittle le Woods, Chorley
Story Box & Discovery Box – Children’s magazines by Bayard Magazines
Fired 4 U, Walton le Dale, Preston (review & competition)
Snug Baby Deluxe Slings
Incy Wincy Party Boxes
Swiggies – handy water bottles (review & competition)
Trunki – children’s ‘sit on’ luggage
Linn Akurate DS audio system – by Linn Audio (via House of Linn, Manchester)
SIGG Eco Bottles UK – fabulous aluminium water bottles with funky designs (review & competition)
Retar-DEX – toothpaste, mouthwash & breath freshener with special antibacterial properties
Wowwee – Light Strike Review: Action at the Speed of Light
Orchard Toys – Post the Most game (review & competition)
Test Tube Wonders – Rainbow Crystals, Science for 4 Year Olds
Mooncup – Sanitary protection with ecological, financial & personal benefits
British Gas Smart Metre – A BritMums project
Sainsbury’s Finance – Avoiding a Cargument – A BritMums project
Orchard Toys – Rhyme Robber
Plum Oaty Chomps – Pumpkin Pie & Strawberry Cheesecake bars for Toddlers
Orchard Toys – Where’s My Cupcake? (review & competition)
Slattery’s of Whitefield – Chocolatiers