Tuesday, 17 January 2017

Our Playmobil Hospital.

My youngest is crazy about anything medical.....She loves visiting the hospital, doctors or dentists. She loves watching all the medical shows her favourite is 24 hours in A&E. For Christmas she got the Playmobil Ambulance and that seems to have set off her love for Playmobil....

Over Christmas Ellie got some money and decided she wanted to buy the Playmobil Hospital. At nearly £67 we made sure she was sure and she was....Last weekend it arrived.

Playmobil City Life Furnished Children's Hospital has a working elevator which has space for the patient's bed, an adjustable operating table, a patient bed which rolls on wheels, a reception, a children's and baby section as well as an operating room. It has a lot of medical equipment including moveable surgical light, respirator and defibrillator.

It includes:5 Playmobil figures, 1 baby incubator, 1 toilet, 1 child's hospital bed, 1 reception desk, 1 childs growth chart, 1 scales, 1 operating room and lots of accessories. 


Ellie couldn't wait to get it opened and start building it.....It came needed assembling which I guessed it would. When she opened the box she kept pulling out bags and bags of things....Eek!


Stu and Ellie started putting it together....He got the base and one of the sides on before he had to go to work then I took over...

Oh my goodness. What a job. All in all it took about 3 hours to put together. I really feel for those parents who bought a few of these sets for Christmas and set about putting them together on Christmas Eve night.....


There was the main wall and floor parts then about 15 bags.....I followed the instructions step by step and it was take one part out of one bag, one out of another then spend 5 minutes looking for something else in another bag.....There was no logic to how they were packaged....It would have made sense to have each things parts in one bag. For example all the parts of the hospital bed in one bag instead of spread over at least 3....

I sent the kids upstairs when I was half way through so I could curse and swear at the half build hospital....Oops.



When it was built all the stress was worth it...When Ellie saw it she was amazed and instantly fell in love with it....


She has played for hours and hours with it....I am not exaggerating....She played with nothing but the Playmobil hospital and her tablet for the whole of last week.....

With a lift on the outside of the building you can transport patients and the bed between floors....It works really well.

I think it is fantastic too. There are so many little extras that are not listed on the box. Surgical instruments, drip lines, casts, baby bottles, a laptop, plates, cups and blankets....

Even Becky my teenager has been playing with it with Ellie.....It is fantastic fun. Ellie plays and there is an accident then the little people get rushed to hospital in her ambulance and are treated.....There has been car crash emergencies, heart surgery, broken bones and dog bites all treated in the hospital....

I really can't imagine Ellie getting sick of it anytime soon.....It was well worth the money we paid for it. 

We have already been looking for more Playmobil to buy and have found a few little sets which would go great with the hospital.....


X-Ray Room - £8.99
Dentist with Patient - £8.49
Maternity Room - £8.99
Doctor with Child - £8.99
Emergency Motorcycle - £9.99
Flying Ambulance Playset - £26.99

**Since writing this the lovely Louise who blogs over at Little Hearts Big Love has said that it would be a brilliant toy to help prepare children for hospital....I hadn't thought of it in this way. She is so right. It seems it is one more reason to love this Playmobil set!

Do your children like Playmobil?


Monday, 16 January 2017

Our Weekly Meal Plan!! - #mealplanningmonday


Last week our meal plan went to plan....We ate everything. The pizza hot dogs went down really well and the girls want them again which is a good sign! Stu cooked the Sunday dinner yesterday and it was lovely....I always enjoy food more when someone else makes it....

Becky is getting her braces tightened today so soft food is needed for a couple of days while her mouth is still sore and Stu is off work this week on holiday from work....Hooray which means he will be helping with the cooking.... 

This week on the menu we have:

Tuesday - Easy chilli con carne and rice....
Wednesday - Sausage & tomato pasta....
Thursday - Fish cakes, curly fries and baked beans....
Friday - Pizza....
Saturday - Chicken curry leftovers out of the freezer and chips....
Sunday - Toad in the hole, mash and veg....

What are you eating this week?

Sunday, 15 January 2017

A snowy school run. #MySundayPhoto

On Friday morning I expected to wake to a decent amount of snow.....Nope, not here where I live. This was it. By 9am it was all slushy and by about 11am it had all gone. Hmmf! No snowmen for us.


Saturday, 14 January 2017

A photo everyday for a year! #Project365 - Week 2

This past week wasn't the best week for us...We've had sickness, burns, sore throats and sore arms. We're all feeling a lot better now though! 


7/365 - 7th January
Ellie bought the Playmobil hospital with her Christmas money....This is Stu and her putting it together.

8/365 - 8th January
Ellie's teddies were having a get together....

9/365 - 9th January
I had a poorly girl. She was fine by the next day.

10/365 - 10th January
As much as I say put your toys away there is always a pile on the stairs. Grr!

11/365 - 11th January
I had the contraceptive implant changed in my arm....I was sent home with the info card and a fresh dressing to put on it. Ouch! It is still hurting.

12/365 - 12th January
I love her to bits but my teen is an idiot. She got stuck in a cardboard box....lol I had to take a photo before I rescued her.

13/365 - 13th January
We had snow....What a let down. It had gone by about 11am.


Friday, 13 January 2017

This week has been one big pain! #WotW

This week my Word of the week is....


There has been a lot of pain this week in my house.... Thankfully most of it was short lived and over quickly.....

It started at the weekend....This is probably too much information but hey ho....lol I had period pain. I don't usually get periods because of my Contraceptive implant but it needed changing (I will come to that) and I decided the only thing to ease the pain would be a hot water bottle on my belly.....I filled it and put it on my belly. Lovely. After a couple of hours it had cooled and I got up to refill it and go to the loo.....I felt something gooey. I had been burned. The hot water bottle had burned me. It hadn't leaked or split it was just too hot even though it didn't feel it.....There was one burn bigger than a two pence piece and a couple of smaller one's....Ugh! It has been sore. I've been keeping it clean and dry and it's been a great excuse to stay in my PJ's because wearing jeans just hurts and rubs on the burns.....

A pain in my bum this week has been Tesco.....I blogged about my parcel going missing....I thought it was all sorted. Tesco had given me £5 as an apology but they just keep giving.....I ordered a mouse and they decided to refund me the money for that too? I didn't ask for a refund or want one. The mouse works fine.....I messaged them to find out what was going on and it turns out someone had mistakenly hit a button somewhere....They are kindly letting me keep the £6 and the mouse....What a palaver! 

On Monday Ellie came home from school really chuffed with herself....She had cookery at school and had made spaghetti bolognese. It looked and smelled lovely. She ate it not long after she got in from school and by about 5pm she was complaining of a sore head and that she felt sick.....She had a sleep on the sofa, woke up and was sick! Oh joy! I'm trying not to blame the spaghetti bolognese but when she had been sick she perked up a little. She was sick a few more times and was up and down all night wanting cuddles and complaining of a sore belly.....She had a day off school & it took her until Tuesday afternoon to get back to her normal self.....

On Wendesday I went off to the hospital to get my contraceptive implant changed.....Last time I had it replaced they took the old one out & put the new one in it's place now the policy has changed and it has to be put in the other arm or so the lady thought telling me this....When she came to take the old one out it turns out they've changed the rules about where it's placed too so it meant I could have it in the same arm but just further round.....Phew! I was not looking forward to having two sore arms....Getting it changed was mostly painless.....I nearly cried when she put the general anesthetic in....lol In my defence I am terrified of needles....When the anesthetic wore off it was sore....It still is now but I'm sure it will feel better soon.....I think a few days of pain is totally worth it....I get no periods hardly and there will be no babies from me for the next 3 years.....hehehe

Becky hasn't being left out of being in pain this week either.....She is coming down with a cold and has a sore throat....Bless her. The only one this week not in pain is Stu....lol He had his share of pain last week with his shoulder but it seems better now. Phew!

What a week! I am hoping for no more pain for a while!