The Tee and Mo Playlist

Putting this here mostly because Little Sofa occasionally has a deep want to dance to Tee and Mo from CBeebies.

If its here, I know where to find it easily.

Also if it here, it gives you the chance to hear the catchy brilliance for yourself…

10 More Ways You Can Tell You’ve Watched Too Much Cbeebies

10 more ways you can tell you watch too much CBeebies

Are you? Is your little one a fan of Cbeebies? Is Cbeebies your favourite way of getting a little bit of peace during the day? Do you catch yourself enjoying Cbeebies a bit too much? Not your little one, do you catch yourself enjoying Cbeebies a bit too much?

After realizing I enjoyed a Topsy and Tim marathon a bit too much, I wrote a list of ways that you can tell you’ve watched too much Cbeebies… turns out there are many many ways that show when you’ve watched many hours of the BBCs TV channel for little people.

So here are 10 more ways, you can tell you’ve watched too much Cbeebies.

  1. You catch yourself wondering what happened to Mike The Knight, and if he’ll come back.
  2. You follow CBeebies presenters on Twitter.
  3. You tweet Bing Bunny, and ask when you’ll see him again.
  4. For some bizarre reason you know a lot about how fast hamsters can run… how dishwashers work… and how zips – zip things up.
  5. You have a favourite CBeebies Panto.
  6. You’ve checked how to arrange a “Swashbuckle” party.
  7. The news of there being no plans for new Topsy and Tim, made you a little more sad then you want to admit.
  8. You can’t help but feel slightly inspired by “I Can Cook”.
  9. After being at work all day, you’re stressed, done free over time, and feel it’s been an age since your seen your little one. Yet you still catch yourself singing CBeebies theme tunes.
  10. Admit it. You have a favourite CBeebies presenter. Which is yours?

Are there ways that you would add to this list?

The Improbabilities Told By Topsy and Tim

Topsy and Tim

The Improbabilities Told By Topsy and TimWe love Topsy and Tim in our household.

I say “We love Topsy and Tim”, I mean, our little one loves Topsy and Tim. If we ever have left CBeebies on in the background at home, the opening moments of the Topsy and Tim theme tune is enough to get her running to the TV.

Have I ever mentioned her “friends”, Topsy and Tim?

During a recent Topsy and Tim marathon on BBC iPlayer, it occurred to me that there seemed to be a number of….  improbabilities in the world of Topsy and Tim that just wouldn’t happen in this world.

Here are a number of examples I found.

  1. Kids can break Mummy’s vase.. and she’s THAT OK WITH IT!!
  2. Somehow, when you have 4 preschoolers kicking off, Mummy has found the time to put a well timed pizza in.
  3. Selling / moving house is JUST THAT EASY – AND QUICK!
  4. Having nursery school at home is a GREAT IDEA!! (Seriously, they have room for that? Mummy had time for that?)
  5. That a Mummy and Daddy can put up an outside playhouse the night before a twins 5th birthday, look fresh and awake the next morning, AND still smile at each other.
  6. Loads of cakes (which probably cost a fortune) get chucked on the floor… Mummy is NOT SCREAMING MAD!!!
  7. Christmas Eve evening is just that fun and relaxing! (No last minute wrapping from Mummy and Daddy?)
  8. You’ve moved house, you’re trying to unpack, you’re living out of boxes, a new friend is invited to play, and Mummy is smiling about all of this?
  9. When you’re building a new drive, you really want two 4 year olds around you.
  10. Its possible to build a marble run, so big, and amazing – THAT NO marbles will fly off – and break Mummys vase…

Are there any more that you would add?

*These might be invisible friends… and therefore probably dont count.

Which CBeebies Characters Would Help Me Survive The Zombie Apocalypse?

It all started with a random moment the other day when, Martin from Father Lee Moments wondered on The Dad Network Bloggers group, “I’ve often thought who from the world of cbeebies I would like on my team in the case of a zombie apocalypse!”

Now with the shops filled with Halloween monsters, and memories of 28 days later playing over (and over) in my mind, my imagination may have kicked in.

Therefore, here is my look at what CBeebies characters*, I would include in my team during a zombie apocalypse.

duck-sarah-and-duck-cbeebies Duck. (From Sarah and Duck) Back when Sarah and Duck came to our screens, we joined them for a trip to the zoo, which ended with Sarah being surrounded by hungry penguins. Therefore, I would suggest Duck would be a handy companion for anyone surrounded by hungry zombies, he can swoop in, pick you up and fly you to safe ground.

gemGem from Swashbuckle. She can apply the pirate dealing skills to the zombie apocalypse. I bet she’ll either be handy in a fight, or at least stealing jewels that can be used to bargain for food, weapons, or petrol at some point.

cube-deviceTree Fu Tom, from the action packed CBeebies show. Tree Fu Tom. He is one who can channel Big World Magic to rescue his friends, and solve all sorts of issues. He just needs someone to send him the big world magic.

maddie-moateMaddie Moate from “Do You Know?” – Every team needs someone to be the “brains” of the outfit. Maddie Moate from the show “Did You Know?” would be the brains of the CBeebies zombie team. As long as she had the special cameras on hand to show us how it all works!

peter-rabbit-cbeebiesPeter Rabbit. Picture it. You are surrounded. Zombie hoards are closing in all around you. These aren’t slow slow zombies either, these are crap inducing, rage fuelled zombies that run faster then light. You don’t need to be fast, you need to be proper fast! You don’t just need to be Peter Rabbit fast, you need the updated cbeebies Peter Rabbit fast! Plus I imagine him being pretty handy in finding food.

Well that’s my team to get me through the zombie apocalypse. What do you reckon my chances are?

Check out Father Lee Moments for his take on what cbeebies characters would be in his team during the zombie apocalypse.

Who would you include? 

*Obviously I may have played a little fast and loose with the term “character” at points.

Do you have any non-child friendly games on your phone?

As I was sat waiting for a doctor type person the other day I came to a realisation.The only offline games I had on my phone were, CBeebies playtime, CBeebies Storytime, oh and Bing Bakes. 

(PokemonGo doesn’t count as the reception was next to none).

I decided to fix this by installing this innocent little game. 

Bake with Bing (in the Bing Baking app anyway)

This is not a drill. There is a new Bing App for your phone!

This isn’t a Bing app which you will not want to use for web searches, but may be useful to bargain with for another few minutes in Bed.

If your Little One is a fan of Bing Bunny on CBeebies, bare this in mind.

I’ve not had the chance to try the Little One out on this yet, but as she is a Dan of “Bing and Flop”, I’m expecting a positive welcome to less space being available on my phone for photos.

Who should be the next England Manager? (From The World of cbeebies)

Over the last seven days it feels almost everyone is resigning their jobs. It started with a Prime Minister, and now the England Manager job is vacant.

This led me to wonder (possibly in a fit of post EU Referendum result depression) Who, in the world of cbeebies, should be the next England Manager?

The Voice from Sarah and Duck

Sarah and Duck TitlesLets look at “The Voice” from Sarah and Duck. Is he is a parent figure? Is he the voice of a shared consciousness between the characters? Either way, he seems to be a respected and possibly knowledgeable figure in their lives.

Sadly due to his only feature being a floating voice, he wouldn’t be liked by any media outlet (except possibly radio). Therefore he is out of the running for England Manager.

Iggle Piggle

He is the key figure in a crowd of various strange, amusing, and talented individuals. He is the one that appears to hold them all together, to the point that he is the last one asleep at night.

Sadly his lack of ability to talk could be unfortunate, but some may see that as an advantage.

Mr Tumble

TumblejpegI’m sure people would be ok with a clown in charge of the England team.

But some may argue he should be the next Prime Minister.

Charlie and Lola

How about some sort of joint position? Charlie would be the sensible one that talks to the press… the players… other managers… everyone.

Lola would be the one that comes up with the tactics.

Sid and Rebecca from Lets Play!

letsplay_slidemain (1)This could be a winning formula!

Every week, Sid or Rebecca takes on a new job, and seem to do that job really well. These jobs seem to range from Nursing to being a Rock Star. Whatever it is they do, they seem to do it well. Therefore I would argue for another joint position, with both Sid and Rebecca in charge.

They pretend to do everything else well, I’m sure they can both pretend to be the England Manager.

Any other ideas to add?

Conversations with a toddler* Number 11 

Conversations With A Toddler

I’m being a bad parent, and letting the Little One watch cbeebies programs on iPlayer while she eats her tea… and the “Twirlywoos” have just finished…

LO: “I’d like another one”
Me: “Which one would you like on”
LO: Walks to @BBCiPlayer screen and points. “That 1”

*Twirlywoos start*

LO: “Which one is it”
Me: “The one you asked for”
LO: “Well done!!!

Me: To busy trying to work out if I was just patronised by a 3 year old or not, to say anything.

*Not really a toddler anymore… but anyway…