O.K… so we didn’t buy Heat magazine, but we DID go to London. Sorry to any of you who are not familiar with the (old) advert!.
Baby and I were lucky enough to be invited to the #AmazonSummer blogger event. I ummed and ahh’ed a bit before accepting, as it seemed quite an ordeal to take Baby on trains and tubes on my own, but I strapped on a pair and decided to go for it.
I really needn’t have worried, I cannot believe how amazingly helpful the other commuters were. They really restored my faith in the human race. I never needed to ask for help, as someone was offering, giving up their seat, helping to carry the buggy up stairs or lifting it onto trains, before I could open my mouth. I had no idea people would be so incredibly helpful and kind. Thank you London commuters!
So even before 10am, Baby and I were in London. I spotted Jaime as I left the station, which was so lovely, and we walked to the venue together. It was so wonderful to see her again after meeting her at Britmums Live.
The venue was a cool cafe/bar and we were all so well looked after with breakfast, lunch and fabulous children’s entertainers Gabriella and Octavia. Although Baby was in no mood to be entertained, she wanted to EXPLORE! So in reality I got to eat, drink and socialise a little less than expected, as she just wanted to fly around trying to grab glasses, tea pots, head for the stairs….you get the picture! I was thrilled to meet new faces, especially Hannah, who is one of my favourite bloggers. We speak a lot on Twitter and so it was fabulous to meet both her, and the gorgeous Busby too.
The Amazon Super Summer event was brought to us by Amazon Prime Instant Video. Amazon Prime, has the widest range of kids content of any UK movie and streaming service. They have shows such as Peppa Pig, Fireman Sam, In The Night Garden and have even launched two original shows made by Amazon Studios – Tumble Leaf and Creative Galaxy. With Annedroids (a live-action series) set to release at the end of July. We got to preview these programmes, although Baby had other ideas!
Via the Kindle Fire device, Amazon have created a safe online space called ‘FreeTime’, which gives you the opportunity to curate content you have purchased to create a personalised space for each of your children. It also give you control over what content they can access and for how long. As Baby gets older this is the type of technology that will really interest me. It was great to have a demo from the Amazon team.
Prime members can also download thousands of video titles, to watch when you are not online.
Amazon have combined two of the most popular subscription services in the UK, Amazon Prime and LoveFilm to create Prime Instant Video. You can try membership for free for a 30 day period, after which it is £79 per year. For this you receive unlimited one day delivery on over 7 million items, access to 500,000 kindle books (to borrow) and unlimited streaming of over 15,000 movies and TV episodes.
So if you fancy giving it a try then click here to start your trial period.
Disclosure: My travel expenses to London were reimbursed and I was gifted a Kindle Fire HDX. All opinions are my own and are 100% honest.