My Little Pony Twilight Sparkles Rainbow Kingdom Toy Review

This was a Christmas present last year – a not very successful present, it has been put in the cupboard and it has not seen the light of day since.


It takes ages to put together. I mean ages. There are small numbers on the pieces that you need to match up to make the slide, and the different levels of the palace. Snapping them together is quite fiddly which is what takes the time.

But, once you have put it together it is pretty flimsy. My daughter kept knocking bits off or breaking the slide off, or the pony got stuck sliding down the slide in the little car where I hadn’t quite snapped it together right. She isn’t a particularly rough child, but like most children she isn’t particularly careful with things either. Princess Twilight Sparkle still gets played with regularly although she no longer has four shoes!

It does come with some nice play features. The swing, the cloud car for the slide, the lockable treasure box and the throne. These weren’t enough to keep our little girls attention.

We paid £25 for it last year, and I think that is expensive. I have seen it currently on sale for £49.99 in some retailers. It is currently selling for £32 on Amazon UK. It is suitable for children over the age of 3 and due to the small parts like the removable shoes it is a toy you will have to keep an eye on if younger children are near it.

I’d love to say it was a brilliant toy because it looks so great but it hasn’t been for us. I would still buy a My Little Pony play set in the future but make sure it is one that needs less putting together. But for this toy, it is in the charity shop pile and hopefully someone else’s child will enjoy it more.

A Memory Jar – New Year’s Eve Tradition

I started this in 2014 after sitting with a glass of Prosecco with my husband and realising how much of the year we have forgotten. I wanted some way of keeping the small memories alive so that we could all remember them.

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All you need is a clean jam jar or some other jar with a lid, some paper to write your memories on and a pen.

It is lovely to look back at the good things, but I did forget I also put the less wonderful things in the jar. Picking out the memory of saying goodbye to my lovely Gran did reduce me to tears. Picking out the ‘three is the magic number’ memory when I miscarried that much wanted little one, as the next memory, nearly finished me off.

I’m looking forward to reading this years memories. Both of my children have had big firsts – starting juniors and reception, new clubs, new sports, new achievements. I have started this blog and that features in there. As for the rest; thank goodness I wrote it all down – my memory is dreadful!

The Pramshed