Toy Trends for 2017 – Top toyologists’ views on the latest releases including STEM & inspiring robotics

Mar 06 2017
The key trends for 2017 are STEM and awe-inspiring robotics, toys linked to key movie releases (of which there are some real corkers in 2017), collectibles plus the continual rise in board games and instant satisfaction games. The annual London Toy Fair offered a preview of the latest trends in the toy industry.Watch my interviews with top toyologists on the London Mums’ YouTube channel www.youtube.com/user/londonmums

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Mum’s the word at Product of the Year Awards 2017

Feb 02 2017
Product of the Year Awards 2017 have been the best to date for many reasons: the products were more family-focused than ever and I loved that, the entertainment exceptional with Rory Bremner clearly capitalising on the worst politicians the world has ever seen - his Trump impersonation was epic - the voice of Saara Alto (runner up at X-Factor 2016), a great dinner at the elegant Sheraton Grand hotel in London, and a very luxurious goody bag as a final perk at the end of an already special night.

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VALENTINES DAY GIFTS FOR MEN

Feb 01 2017
It's so easy to buy presents for women. We love stuff that can be found on the High Street and appreciate even the least expensive token of affection if the gift has a sentimental meaning or a message attached. We even love the worst home made pressies for the same reason. On the other hand I find it difficult to shop for gifts for the men in my life. Somehow they seem either gift-adverse or rather attracted to very expensive gifts. Despite the struggle to find something, I have put together my selection of Valentines Day gifts for men.

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