May 04, 2017

A story by Niki: Der kleine Tannenbaum

We are happy to share, that we have published a story written by Niki also! :) - this time in German only and in Hungarian. Hope we will manage to do the same also in English soon:

Der kleine Tannenbaum

The story is about a the smallest pine tree in the forest :)

You can download your free iBook copy.

Enjoy the video:

May 04, 2017

A story by Jazmin: "Der kleine Schmetterling"

We are happy to share, that we have published another story written by Jazmin herself - this time in German and in Hungarian. Hope we will manage to do the same also in English soon:

Der kleine Schmetterling

The story is about a little butterfly and her friendship with a small hedgehog :)

You can download your free iBook copy.

Enjoy the video:

May 04, 2017

Der Igel mit den gestreiften Handschuhen

We are happy to share, that we have published a story written by Jazmin herself - this time in German only ( at least so far):

Der Igel mit den gestreiften Handschuhen

You can download your free iBook copy.

Enjoy the video:

February 07, 2016

The Toy Swing in German

We are proud and happy to share with you that the German edition of our book: The Toy Swing has been published!

Niki and Jazmin's book: The toy swing has two stories.

The first story is: In the library. From this story you can learn how to behave in the library, how to borrow a book and of course have fun. You can read how much Niki and Jazmin loves books.

The second story is about making The toy swing. The toy swing is a cute story about two sisters, Niki and Jazmin, who love to swing while holding their favorite toys, but have a big problem! They have trouble holding onto the swing and their toy at the same time, so they keep dropping their toys! Mommy helps them to solve this huge problem. Of course, being sisters, they cannot agree on much, but eventually they come to an agreement and have a lot of fun!

You can download the book in iBook format for your iPad for free.

You can order your paper copy from amazon. You can also read a preview from the book.

It's also available for Kindle.

Big thanks to René Steiger for the translation!

December 26, 2015

Niki & Jazmin's Christmas - watch the full story

You can watch the full story of Niki & Jazmin's Christmas.

Every child is excited about what they will find under the Christmas tree. Until the arrival of Christmas Eve there are many interesting things we can do together. Come and spend the Advent season with Niki and Jazmin and see how they are preparing for Christmas and see what they will find under their Christmas tree.

We wish all a very christmas with our story!

You can buy your paper copy also from Amazon

You can download the story in iBook format also.

October 10, 2015

Let's celebrate! in now available in print

I'm very excited and happy to share that my book Let's celebrate! in now available in printed format!

Niki & Jazmin's Let's celebrate! book has 2 stories:

BIRTHDAY GIRLS Niki and Jazmin were counting how many sleeps till their birthday for a long time. Finally the long awaited day has arrived and on a nice December day Niki and Jazmin has turned 3…

CARNIVAL Niki and Jazmin were eagerly waiting for the carnival. Every day they came up with new ideas about what kind of costumes they will have. ..., a ballerina, a clown, a racoon, a princess, perhaps a cat... but out of the the dozen costumes which one they will wear at the carnival?

November 05, 2014

The toy swing - watch the full story

You can watch the full story of The Toy Swing. The story is made originally to iPad as an interactive storybook. In this video you can watch the whole story. Enjoy! :)

The toy swing is a cute story about two sisters, Niki and Jazmin, who love to swing while holding their favorite toys, but have a big problem! They have trouble holding onto the swing and their toy at the same time, so they keep dropping their toys! Mommy helps them to solve this huge problem. Of course, being sisters, they cannot agree on much, but eventually they come to an agreement and have a lot of fun!

You can find the interactive storybook in the App Store

You can download the story in iBook format also.

September 21, 2014

The Little Patient - watch the full story

You can watch the full story of The Little Patient. The story is made originally to iPad as an interactive storybook. In this video you can watch the whole story. Enjoy! :)

The Little Patient is about the Jazmin's ear infection. You can learn how she visited the doctor with Mommy and then the pharmacy. You can see how much Niki worried about Jazmin being sick. But in the end everything turn our to be good and the girls could happily play together after few days.

You can find the interactive storybook for your iPad on the App Store

You can download the story in iBook format also.

September 21, 2014

Lili - watch the full story

You can watch the full story of Lili. The story is made originally to iPad as an interactive storybook. In this video you can watch the whole story. Enjoy! :)

This story is about our nice memories of a summer's day, which Niki and Jazmin spent with Lili. Monika is one of Mommy's childhood friend, with whom they meet unfortunately only during summer times, but in spite of the rare meetings they keep in touch. Monika's daughter, Lili is the same age as Niki and Jazmin, and it's always a great pleasure for the girls to play with Lili. This is a story about a beautiful summer day when the girls and the moms finally met again personally.

You can find the interactive storybook for your iPad on the App Store

You can download the story in iBook format also.

June 28, 2014

Colouring pages

This time we have created a few free colouring pages for you. You can find the pictures in our Gallery under the Colouring pages album. Just ask your mommy or daddy to print your favourite and you can start colouring. If you think you did a great job with one of your colouring pages please share it with us also! :)

Hope you will have lots of fun!

We are continuously updating this folder with new pictures.

April 07, 2014

Honouring the World Autism Awareness Month

In order to highlight the growing need for concern and awareness about autism, the Autism Society has been celebrating National Autism Awareness Month since the 1970s. The United States recognises April as a special opportunity for everyone to educate the public about autism and issues within the autism community.

Visit Autism Society's page for more information.

To honour the World Autism Awareness Month, all our iBooks and all our apps are free for the month of April!

February 11, 2014

Carnival is coming!

According to a hungarian and german custom February is the month of " farsang" /"fasching" and also in many other countries is the carnival season. To celebrate the carnival season we are sharing a costume every day for the coming days/weeks on our Facebook page. You can also find the pictures in our Gallery in the album Carnival.

The pictures are from our new upcoming story: "Carnival". Hope you will like them!

January 19, 2014

Lili - an interactive storybook is published!

Lili - our new interactive storybook for iPad is released and it's available on the App Store. You can watch the demo video of the application on YouTube.

Lili is an interactive storybook, one of the stories of Niki and Jazmin.

The story is about our nice memories of a summer's day, which Niki and Jazmin spent with Lili. Monika is one of Mommy's childhood friend, with whom they meet unfortunately only during summer times, but in spite of the rare meetings they keep in touch. Monika's daughter, Lili is the same age as Niki and Jazmin, and it's always a great pleasure for the girls to play with Lili. This is a story about a beautiful summer day when the girls and the moms finally met again personally.

The story starts with the preparation for the visit - buying a gift for Lili in a lively toy store. When the big day finally arrives the girls are very excited, though a bit shy when they finally meet with each other. This however disappears very quickly and they have a lot fun together during a lovely summer day!

You can make a lot of interaction with the characters while listening to the story - play a catch with the girls, play with the toys in Lili's room, help the girls to set the plates and mugs... and a lot more.

In addition to the story there is a game also. We have selected 8 scenes from the story, you can try to find 3/5/8 differences in these 8 picture pairs. You can select your own suitable difficulty level. Be prepared - to find all the 8 differences on each picture is not so easy!

January 09, 2014

The new version of Lili in iBook format!

We are happy to share with you that the new version of our book: Lili has been published in iBook format today. It's available from the iBook Store.

Niki and Jazmin's book: Lili has now two stories. It has been extended with a new story about a family day spent on the playground.

The first story: On the playground - is about a lovely autumn day spent on the playground. You can read about how much fun the family had together on the nearby playground.

The second story is Lili. This story is about our nice memories of a summer's day, which Niki and Jazmin spent with Lili. Monika is one of Mommy's childhood friend, with whom they meet unfortunately only during summer times, but in spite of the rare meetings they keep in touch. Monika's daughter, Lili is the same age as Niki and Jazmin, and it's always a great pleasure for the girls to play with Lili. This is a story about a beautiful summer day when the girls and the moms finally met again personally.

November 29, 2013

Black Friday deals!

Check out our deals for Black Friday!

Memory Game - 50% OFF!

The Little Patient - 50% OFF!

The Toy Swing - 50% OFF!

Spot The Difference - FREE!

November 17, 2013

See a preview from Niki and Jazmin's Christmas

A preview from our book: Niki and Jazmin's Christmas has been just published on Create Space. Please take a look at it and share your opinion by writing a review about it.

If you like the preview you can order your printed copy from amazon or download your KINDLE version.

If you buy a new print edition of this book (or purchased one in the past), you can buy the Kindle edition for FREE!

November 17, 2013

See a preview from Sweet dreams!

A preview from our book: Sweet dreams! has been just published on Create Space. Please take a look at it and share your opinion by writing a review about it.

If you like the preview you can order your printed copy from amazon or download your KINDLE version.

If you buy a new print edition of this book (or purchased one in the past), you can buy the Kindle edition for FREE!

November 17, 2013

See a preview from Lili

A preview from our book: Lili has been just published on Create Space. Please take a look at it and share your opinion by writing a review about it.

If you like the preview you can order your printed copy from amazon or download your KINDLE version.

If you buy a new print edition of this book (or purchased one in the past), you can buy the Kindle edition for FREE!

November 17, 2013

See a preview from The toy swing

A preview from our book: The Toy Swing has been just published on Create Space. Please take a look at it and share your opinion by writing a review about it.

If you like the preview you can order your printed copy from amazon or download your KINDLE version.

If you buy a new print edition of this book (or purchased one in the past), you can buy the Kindle edition for FREE!

November 17, 2013

See a preview from The Little Patient

A preview from our book: The Little Patient has been just published on Create Space. Please take a look at it and share your opinion by writing a review about it.

If you like the preview you can order your printed copy from amazon or download your KINDLE version.

If you buy a new print edition of this book (or purchased one in the past), you can buy the Kindle edition for FREE!

November 11, 2013

NIKI AND JAZMIN'S CHRISTMAS in print!

Let's wait for Christmas with Niki and Jazmin!

I'm happy to share with you that Niki and Jazmin's Christmas is now available in print and KINDLE format! You can order/ download your copy from amazon.

Every child is excited about what they will find under the Christmas tree. Until the arrival of Christmas Eve there are many interesting things we can do together. Come and spend the Advent season with Niki and Jazmin and see how they are preparing for Christmas and see what they will find under their Christmas tree.

November 07, 2013

The iBook version of The toys swing is released today!

We are happy to share with you that our book The toy swing has been published in iBook format today. It's available from the iBook Store.

Niki and Jazmin's book: The toy swing has two stories.

The first story is: In the library, from where you can learn how to behave in the library, how to borrow a book and you can read how much Niki and Jazmin loves books. The second story The toy swing is about making a toy swing for Niki and Jazmin's favorite toys.

November 06, 2013

Lili is published in print and for KINDLE!

I'm very proud and happy to share with you that my book Lili is now available in printed form and also in KINDLE format! You can order your paperback copy from CreateSpace or from amazon.com. You can download the book for your KINDLE also from amazon KINDLE store.

Lili has 2 new stories about Niki and Jazmin.

The first story: On the playground - is about a lovely autumn day spent on the playground. You can read about how much fun the family had together on the nearby playground.

The second story is Lili. This story is about our nice memories of a summer's day, which Niki and Jazmin spent with Lili. Monika is one of Mommy's childhood friend, with whom they meet unfortunately only during summer times, but in spite of the rare meetings they keep in touch. Monika's daughter, Lili is the same age as Niki and Jazmin, and it's always a great pleasure for the girls to play with Lili. This is a story about a beautiful summer day when the girls and the moms finally met again personally.

November 05, 2013

Our new book: The Little Patient is published!

I'm very proud and happy to share with you that my book The Little Patient is now available in printed form and also in KINDLE format! You can order your paperback copy from CreateSpace or from amazon.com. You can download the book for your KINDLE also from amazon KINDLE store.

The Little Patient has 2 new stories about Niki and Jazmin.

The first story is The Little Pink Tub. You can read a short story from Niki and Jazmin's early childhood how they had they regular evening baths, until one autumn evening Niki made something different and made the whole family laugh.

The second story: The Little Patient is about the Jazmin's ear infection. You can learn how she visited the doctor with Mommy and then the pharmacy. You can see how much Niki worried about Jazmin being sick. But in the end everything turn our to be good and the girls could happily play together after few days.

November 05, 2013

The toy swing in print!

I'm very proud and happy to share with you that my book The toy swing is now available in printed form! You can order your paperback copy from CreateSpace or from amazon.com. The book is also available in KINDLE format.

Niki and Jazmin's book: The toy swing has two stories.

The first story is: In the library. From this story you can learn how to behave in the library, how to borrow a book and of course have fun. You can read how much Niki and Jazmin loves books.

The second story is about making a toy swing. The toy swing is a cute story about two sisters, Niki and Jazmin, who love to swing while holding their favorite toys, but have a big problem! They have trouble holding onto the swing and their toy at the same time, so they keep dropping their toys! Mommy helps them to solve this huge problem. Of course, being sisters, they cannot agree on much, but eventually they come to an agreement and have a lot of fun!

August 28, 2013

The Memory game on The Appy Ladies

We have just got a review about Niki and Jazmin's Memory Game on The Appy Ladies.

"...My son saw me playing with the app and was very keen to come over and do it with me. Together we did the Expert level and had lots of fun doing it together. ... This is such a cute memory game and I love the drawings they have used."

You can read the review and the Appy Chat about our Memory game here!. There is also a giveaway, so don't forget to enter to win a promo code for our app!

Thank you Veronika for your support!

August 23, 2013

Interview on The iMums

I have had the pleasure to have an interview with Alison form The iMums where I could talk about the background of my Niki and Jazmin project.

"My little girls inspire me and every day there are some events around them, which I believe would be worth to capture somehow. My daughters love to draw and they always ask me to draw something, they often ask me to draw a picture about them. Since I also love drawing I started to make some sketches about them as cartoon characters and slowly put some stories together."

We discussed about how the idea of the application came up.

" ... My husband, Erik has showed me several interactive books and he also studied the development platforms what could used for our interactive storybooks. When we started the development of our first storybook, The Toyswing, when we started to learn using the tools we saw really nice example applications and I thought I will put an extra game to the end of our storybooks. So we have a memory game in The Toyswing. Already during the development of The Toyswing I came up with the idea of making a Sticker Album and the Spot The Difference on some scenes from the stories of Niki and Jazmin. "

We also discussed about the development process, the obstacles we had during development, the feedbacks we have received so far and our upcoming plans. Finally she asked me about the advice I would give to anyone who is considering creating his/her own app:

"If you have great ideas and feel being creative just start doing it! There are many obstacles, but being persistent anyone can achieve his/her goals. I have met a lot of very nice persons who are willing to help altruistically, who are doing their support by sharing the information about apps for parents, so they could select the best to educate children. To see such dedication keeps me motivated and seeing a child’s sparkling eye by listening to my stories was worth every effort spent on development!"

You can read the whole interview on The iMums

Thank you iMums for the opportunity!

June 10, 2013

Memory game is PUBLISHED!

Our new application: Memory game with Niki and Jazmin is available on the App Store!

  • 9 gorgeous scenes from the stories of Niki and Jazmin
  • 4 difficulty levels
  • 9x14 sets of cards
  • on/off music option
  • lovely animations

Are you able to match all cards? If you succeed you can bring the background screen to life with lovely animations!

June 04, 2013

In the Hungarian House in Tampere

I was very happy to read Niki and Jazmin's stories at the last gathering of the Hungarian House in Tampere. This time I have read The Toyswing and the Good night! stories for the children.

The audience was very eager to listen to the stories just as last time. The interactive version of The Toyswing was already familiar to some of the kids and they were very eager to share this information with others by telling them that it's possible to push the girl's swing, it's possible to collect little stars on each page and they can play with the stuffed animals also. When I was reading the story of Good night! and reached to the part when Mommy is brushing the girls' hair one of the kids shouted: "I know this picture from Spot The Difference and there the brush is missing from Mommy's hand!" Everybody was eager to share with us what is color of their toothpaste, how they brush their teeth, what are the letters they can already draw - just to mention a few. They had comments on each page, so it took me a while to get to the end of the story. But I didn't mind at all, I was very eager to listen to their comments and was very pleased to see how much they can connect with the stories.

After listening to the stories they had the chance to try some of our iPad applications as well. This time non of the kids was shy, everybody tried to get to the iPad as close as possible.

Seeing the sparkling eyes of the kids why listening to my stories and playing with my games really made my day.

June 03, 2013

The Little Patient is published!

Our second storybook for iPad: The Little Patient is released!

You can download it from the App Store.

The Little Patient was one of the first stories I have wrote and published as an iBook. A digital book doesn't give the same feeling for kids as the traditional books, so I instantly felt that adding interaction and narration would be needed for my stories. Right after finishing my first interactive book The toyswing I planned to create an interactive book from the story of The Little Patient. I'm very happy that I could finalize the app and it's finally released! Thanks a lot Julie for your help with the narration!

The Little Patient is about the story of Jazmin's ear infection. You can learn how she visited the doctor with Mommy and then the pharmacy. You can see how much Niki worried about Jazmin being sick. But in the end everything turns our to be good and the girls could happily play together after few days.

There is also a sticker album included in the app. You can play with Niki and Jazmin in the doctor's waiting room.

Watch the demo video of the application!

August 28, 2013

Sweet dreams! printed edition is available!

I'm very excited and happy to share that my book Sweet dreams! in now available in printed format!

I believe that even though the iPad games and interactive books are great and very enjoyable for kids, but when it comes to children's books the printed format is much closer to them than the digital books. They like to touch the books, flick through the pages, just to "read" it by themselves. By reading a digital book they have the same expectations as with an interactive book, e.g. if nothing happens on the picture by touching it they get frustrated. Therefore I think it's important to have paper version of the children's book and finally we have Sweet dreams! in print!

May 05, 2013

Visiting the day-care in Ekel

On 19th of April we had the pleasure to visit the day-care in Ekel - my home village - with Niki and Jazmin.

I have read the kids the story "Good night!" from Sweet dreams! and then the story of Lili. All kids were listening with sparkling eyes and they were very exited to share with us what is their favourite toy and with how many stuffed animals they sleep with. They were very eager to compare their habits with Niki and Jazmin's and they all looked very happy that they could be part of the stories also.

After listening to the stories they tried shortly The toy swing and the Sticker Album apps. Most of the kids haven't played with iPad before. It was interesting to see that the boys were very eager to try everything, but the girls were a bit afraid to even touch the iPad. Clearly the memory game was their favorite and the boys were competing with each other who can find a pair faster while the girls were watching them.

It was a very pleasant day we spent there and was a nice experience seeing other kids playing with my games and seeing their feedback about the stories! Thank you for the hospitality!

April 05, 2013

Our new book: Lili is published!

Our new book: Lili went through the approval process at record speed this time and it's already available on the App Store! Download it for FREE!

Lili

You don't have an iPad? Don't worry! I have shared this special story on our webpage also! Visit Gallery and open the album Lili, you can find the full story there.

To Lili and Monika with lots of love!

April 05, 2013

Niki and Jazmin in Italian!

We are happy to share with you that our web page is available in Italian also! Right now the books and interactive books are available in English, but we are planning to release Italian version of our books in the future. We will keep you posted about the upcoming changes.

Please visit our Facebook page also at:

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Niki-and-Jazmin/130614283758707?fref=ts

Thanks so much Alessandro for the Italian translation!

April 05, 2013

The spring drawing competition is over

Our spring drawing competition is closed today.

Thanks a lot for all who has sent us a drawing! All of them are very nice and we appreciate the effort sharing them with us!

Our upcoming book: "Lili" will include some parts of most of the drawings we have received, namely the masterpieces of: Áron, Chiara, Elina, Erika, Hanna, Ilaria, Jázmin, Lili and Niki.

The below scene of the book "Lili" features the flowers and bugs made by our small fans :)

April 09, 2013

Lili

Our new book "Lili" is ready to be published soon!

This book is about our nice memories of a summer's day, which Niki and Jazmin spent with Lili. Monika is one of Mommy's childhood friend, with whom they meet unfortunately only during summer times, but in spite of the rare meetings they keep in touch. Monika's daughter, Lili is the same age as Niki and Jazmin, and it's always a great pleasure for the girls to play with Lili. This is a story about a beautiful summer day when the girls and the moms finally met again personally.

This book is dedicated to Lili and Monika with lots of love!

Lili cover

April 02, 2013

Honouring the World Autism Awareness Month

In order to highlight the growing need for concern and awareness about autism, the Autism Society has been celebrating National Autism Awareness Month since the 1970s. The United States recognizes April as a special opportunity for everyone to educate the public about autism and issues within the autism community. Put on the Puzzle! The Autism Awareness Puzzle Ribbon is the most recognized symbol of the autism community in the world. Autism prevalence is now one in every 88 children in America. Show your support for people with autism by wearing the Autism Awareness Puzzle Ribbon!

Visit Autism Society's page for more information.

To honour the World Autism Awareness Month, all our iBooks are free for the month of April!

Sweet dreams! Come, play with us! Niki and Jazmin's Christmas

April 09, 2013

Spot The Difference on One by One

We have received a nice review and some improvement ideas from the educational page One by One. This is a special review, different from the others we have received so far because it it based on feedback from children who were using this our application for some time.

"When it came time for a choice, it was an app that a few of the girls wanted as a reward (4-8 year old children)."

It's good to hear that our goal: relating to children's every day life was achieved in Spot The Difference and they loved learning by playing with our application:

"What I love about the 18 scenes is that even though they are not real life pictures, they relate to things that children would do in their every day life... I found that children also liked to draw out the scenes and then try to explain what Niki and Jazmin were doing. I thought this was wonderful because it is hard for many children to expand on their imaginations and it was nice that this prompted them to wanted to play."

We are glad that our application provides a nice learning experience for children and represents a good learning model:

"I also like that if a child makes a mistake, they are not penalized for it which is a model of error-less learning. This is one of my strongest views in teaching on how children should learn because it is okay to make mistakes and then learn to correct them independently."

Read more on One by One about Spot The Difference

Thank you Frances for the review and the improvement ideas, we will definitely take them into consideration at the next release of the app!

March 20, 2013

New release of our Sticker Album is available!

I'm happy to share with you that we have got a new release of our Sticker Album iPad application! The new release is much more fun than the previous. We have added the following features:

  • retina display support added
  • added much more funny animations when stickers are created
  • added double tap for mirroring the objects
  • added deleting of stickers by moving them to the edge of the screen - a nice animation will indicate that the sticker is deleted
  • some small bug fixes

Check out the new screenshots from the app in our Gallery under the Sticker Album folder.

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March 14, 2013

Spring drawing competition

Hello boys and girls!

We invite you for a new drawing competition! This time we are collecting drawings for our new summer story. If you feel like you can draw the prettiest butterfly or ladybird or any other bug we would be happy if you could sent it to us! Or if you can draw or paint a nice flower share it with us! The best drawings/paintings will be part of our next book and naturally the best artist will get a free copy of the book. Send us your masterpiece to info@nikijazmin.com.

See the drawings we have received already in the Gallery under "Spring drawing competition" to get some motivation :)

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Let's wait for spring together!

March 13, 2013

Our new iBook Sweet dreams! published today

I'm happy to share with you that our new book: Sweet dreams! is finally approved by Apple and from today is available on the iBookStore!

Niki and Jazmin’s new book has two stories. The first story is: Snowy Adventure. In this story you can read about a pleasant winter day, you can find out how Niki and Jazmin fooled Daddy, how the family went sledging, how Niki and Jazmin climbed up the steep hill and a lot more.

The second story is: Good night! From this story you can learn how Niki and Jazmin are preparing for their bed time. How many good night kisses and how many hugs does it take to get the girls to fall asleep? “Mommy, one more goodnight kiss, please … can you give me one more hug … Mommy, I’m thirsty … Mommy, I can not find Little Cow... Mommy, I can not find Small Giraffe … Mommy, I have to pee … please cover me once more!” Are these familiar to you, too?

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April 09, 2013

Welcome to our renewed web page!

I'm happy to share with you that our web page is renewed and the new version is released as of today. I hope you will find a lot of interesting thing on our site and will enjoy the time you spend on our pages!

  • On the HOME page you can find our highlighted products and you can go directly to the App Store to see more information about them. We have also quoted from some of the reviews about our applications. By clicking the review page's logo you can visit directly the reviewer's page.

  • On the APPS pages we have listed all our iPad applications with a short demo video.

  • On the BOOKS pages you can see all our published books.

  • In the BLOG page you can see some interesting news about our upcoming products, our competitions and anything we find interesting to share.

  • Perhaps the most interesting part is the GALLERY. You can see screenshots from our apps and books. Even if you don't have an iPad you can still enjoy our free stories on our web page! Currently you can read the whole Christmas story in the gallery for FREE and more to come in the future.

You can see the links to our social media in the footer of each page. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Youtube or contact us via email! If you have any comments/ feedback related to our web page please share with us!