Tuesday, 23 October 2018

What’s That Smell game - Review!

Every now and again we will have an evening of playing games. Some times board games, sometimes games on the Wii and sometimes something a little different. Over the weekend we tried out a brand new game called What's That Smell.

The unique new game from WowWee where taking a sniff makes you a winner. Eagerly anticipated and already gaining fans, it’s the new the scratch & sniff party game that stinks! What's that Smell is the first ever hilarious fragrant guessing party game that opens up to a world of interesting whiffs. Guess the scents correctly to win or suffer the stinky consequences!

Included in the box is 48 Mystery Whiff Cards, 4 Stank Cards & scent-barrier bags, 6 cardholders, Whiff Strips, score pad and instructions

There is an app associated with the game available from the App Store or Google Play but you don't need it to play. As long as you have a nose, you’re pretty much good to go. 

We didn't bother downloading and using the app because we were trying to have an evening off electronics. 

The app comes with a timer and a ReekCam so that you can record the Whiff of Shame in all of its slow motion glory.

The basics of playing: To play this game you need two to six players. Start the timer, pick a mystery whiff card, brush it gently with a Whiff Strip and try to guess the scent! When the time is up pass it on to the next player and do it all over again until the smell round is over. The best sniffer wins! 

To stop anyone cheating you unfold the first panel and inserts the card in their cardholder so that the smell zone is visible but the answer isn't.

You can earn bonus points by picking the correct smell category. Is it Tutti Fruity, Sweet stuff, Spice it up, Bloomin fresh, Smoke factor, All things chemical or Just plain stinky?

You can also think of the funniest memory or image that the smell triggers for your chance to earn bonus points. The funnier the better!

When the round has finished the person running the game reveals the correct answers for each.

Top smell guess: 5 points.
2nd and 3rd best guesses: 3 points.
Correct category: 1 point.
Funniest association: 2 bonus points.

The person with the highest score is crowned the "Nose-It-All" and gets to pick the player of their choice to smell 1 of the 4 outrageously stinky Stank Cards. They really do stink!

These are truly awful. If you sniff too hard the smell will hit the back of your throat and you will gag! My fella thought he was so clever and had a good whiff of the Diaper Blowout! He regretted it. He could taste it. lol It is the perfect forfeit!

This game is aimed at people over the ages of 14 but Ellie who is 11 wanted to play too and did under close supervision. She was surprisingly good at it. She has a better sense of smell than Becky my teen and my fella. hehehe

This game is such fun! I cried with laughter several times throughout the game. We could have played it all night, the only reason we stopped was because our noses were getting overloaded with scents and everything was starting to smell the same. We did play for over an hour so I think our noses did well.

The smells come across really well and some are easy to guess others are not so easy. I thought one was coconut but it was sunscreen? I was really surprised that both of my girls got cinnamon. One that baffled me was peach! I knew it was a fruit but just couldn't put my finger on what it was. Ellie guessed popcorn correctly I went with nachos and Stu with oat biscuits. All of the smell cards are different. The one's we used were anyway.

You can store the Stank Cards in the plastic bags provided so they don't leave a stink. I don't know how long the scents on the cards will last but I think if they are stored correctly they will be good to play with again and again. 

This would be a perfect game to play for family get together's over Christmas and the New Year. 

What's That Smell? is available to buy for around £24.99 from Smyths, Argos, Amazon.

We were sent this game free of charge in exchange for this blog post.

Forty before 40! #Blogtober18

Throughout October I will be joining in with Big Family Organised Chaos and her linky for Blogtober18. Today's prompt is: Wishlist for the future!

Next year I am 40! When I turned 30 it didn't bother me and I don't think turning 40 will. I am OK with that. Age is just a number after all.

I have came up with 40 things that I want to do before I am 40. Some of them are simple things which I have never done before but others are going to be a little harder to complete.

1. Learn to drive.
2. Get a passport or some sort of official I.D.
3. Drink proper Champagne.
4. Buy something from Starbucks.
5. Have a proper hair cut and dye at a hairdressers.
6. Go to the cinema alone.
7. Have my nails done professionally.
8. Print out photos & put them into albums so they can be looked at and enjoyed.
9. Get a Tattoo.
10. Have an afternoon tea.
11. Go to a concert.
12. Feed a wild animal (at a Safari park/zoo).
13. Dye my hair a wild colour.
14. Ride a bike again.
15. Go 24 hours without technology.
16. Get a proper camera so I don't have to rely on my phone.
17. Get a new phone.
18. Go on a family holiday.
19. Trace my family tree.
20. Ride a horse again.
21. Go to a blogging conference.
22. Spend more time with my dad.
23. Have a real Christmas tree.
24. Stay out all night partying.
25. Ride the dodgems.
26. Try caviar.
27. Host a dinner party.
28. Go camping.
29. Wear high heel shoes again.
30. Move house.
31. Sing karaoke in public.
32. Get a brand new sofa.
33. Bake my own bread.
34. Plant something which will live longer than a month.
35. Go out for a meal and not worry about how much it costs.
36. Walk along a pier.
37. Read at least 10 books.
38. Have someone else cook my Christmas dinner.
39. Lose some weight.
40. Be spontaneous for a whole day.

What do you want to do over the next year or so?

Monday, 22 October 2018

Our weekly meal plan. 22nd - 28th of October! #MealPlanningMonday

Last weeks meal plan pretty much went to plan. I had a rubbish day on Wednesday and I ended up telling Stu to get some Greggs sausage rolls and we ended up having them with home made chips. It was just what I needed to cheer me up.

Last week I learned how to make poached eggs in the microwave thanks to Nomipalony's Insta Stories. It takes longer to boil the kettle than it does to make them. lol I have had them a couple of times for lunch and I'm planning on making them for the kids this week too.

On Thursday the kids break up for half term. Hooray! It doesn't actually seem that long since they went back to school but they are excited for 10 days off school! I am hoping for a couple of lie in's.

This week on the menu we have:

Monday - Roast chicken dinner with all the trimmings.
Tuesday - Bubble & Squeak with poached eggs.
Wednesday - A fry up. Sausages, bacon, eggs, mushrooms, tomatoes, black pudding, beans and toast.
Thursday - Leftover bolognese out of the freezer over jacket potatoes.
Friday - Pizza.
Saturday - Scampi chips and peas.
Sunday - Pie, mash and veg. 

Sunday, 21 October 2018

All she wants is a Unicorn! #MySundayPhoto

Throughout October I will be joining in with Big Family Organised Chaos and her linky for Blogtober18. Today's prompt is: Unusual Pets.

We don't have any pets but Ellie's dream pet would be a Unicorn! We know they are not real but everyone needs a little magic in their life. 

Saturday, 20 October 2018

A photo every day for a year! Week 42 of #Project365

This week has been one of those weeks where I have been wrapped up dealing with little annoying things, nothing serious just phone issues, Ellie being sent home from sick from school (she's fine and was by the time she got home) and something with my dad which I won't go on about on here. This week seems to have flown by without me even realising. I did manage a photo every day but there seems an awful lot of food and not so good photos but I guess that's real life. Every week can't be fun exciting snaps. 

Now for a photo every day....

A table full of party food and a kitchen cupboard in need of a clear out.
A slow cooker with chicken curry in. My girls in their uniform ready for school.
A canvas of my family on the wall and a full washing basket.
A photo of some new stuffing balls. Cranberry and pork one's.

286/365 - 13th October
I changed what we I had planned for tea. I had planned on a home made KFC but ended up raiding the freezer for picky party food. I went a bit over the top but it went in the fridge to pick on for the next couple of days.

287/365 - 14th October
I took a photo of the treat cupboard hoping it would inspire me to sort it out. It still looks like that. Oops.

288/365 - 15th October
The best chicken curry I have ever cooked say the kids!

289/365 - 16th October
The kids all ready for school. Before Ellie started secondary school I really worried that she would struggle to get out the door on time but she's been fab. It's her usually waiting for her sister to finish getting ready.

290/365 - 17th October
I won a canvas from Stressed Rach's blog and it arrived on Wednesday! It looks fab up on the wall. 

291/365 - 18th October
It's that time of the year where I am struggling to get the washing done. We don't have a tumble dryer as we have nowhere to put one so we dry everything on airers which take forever to dry anything because I refuse to put the heating on just yet. 

292/365 - 19th October
One of the best thing about Christmas is all the different types of stuffing you can get. I obsess over it and bought some of these. We're having a roast dinner on Monday where I will try them out.