Tuesday, 1 September 2015

Too fat to run.... the reboot...

Today is the start of September which means its officially the start of my "The Fat Girls Guide to Running" challenge with Too fat to Run. If you didn't see my introduction post I have committed the next six months to following challenges that are set in the clubhouse.  
This weeks challenge is the reboot. With only 4 working days left this week all we need to do is get out the front door for three of those days.
Challenge one is walk, jog or run for 10 minutes, then retrace your foot steps back however you wish to do it. Challenge two is the same but for 12 minutes before turning back, and the third is for 15 minutes. This is do-able. There is no emphasis on distance or speed, just to get out and do something.

Monday, 31 August 2015

A summer full of milestones!

This post is all about J and her new skills she has learnt this summer!

J has been taking part in swimming lessons for almost a year in the hope that she would be able to swim confidently with no arm bands for our big holiday this coming November. Usually 14 months would be plenty of time. Unfortunately her swim school changed instructors approximately six times in the 11 month period. This summer my aim was to try and get her booked in else where after complaining and just being told, "yeah we have had a high rate of staff turn over, but what can we do about it?"  

Friday, 28 August 2015

A day out at Farmers Palmers

This summer saw me and the girlies return "home" to the South Coast. We visited for almost two weeks which meant we had a lot of days to fill with entertaining the girls. One of these days I wanted to try out Farmer Palmers. My niece and nephew loved it there when they were younger so wanted to treat the girls to a fun packed day too.

Thursday, 27 August 2015

Beefeater review

This summer we were invited to Beefeater to try out their summer children's menu. We headed to Heald Green branch so we could watch the aeroplanes fly over as we ate. The children's menu comes with a FREE Mr men or Little Miss toy with every two or three courses purchased, with a different one each week. This is only during the school holidays, so it is nearing the end now. However the menu has also been refreshed, and I must say it is very child friendly.  

Wednesday, 26 August 2015

Longleat Safari Park in the rain

If you follow me on Instagram and Facebook you will know we have recently been away to the South Coast. We spread ourselves wide whilst being based in Poole taking advantage of being closer to some attractions that we love. Whilst down there we booked to go to Longleat Safari Park. We went last September with a group of family, which you can read here. This time around it was just myself and the girlies. We took advantage of the Tesco club card deals again and pre-booked the date before even going down south. The day we decided to go the weather was not on our side. It was cold, wet and miserable and it was due to stay all day long.

Tuesday, 25 August 2015

KitShack UV Protection BUFF review

This summer we were sent some pretty girly and roar-tastic buffs for the girls to put to the test. We have never had buffs before, and to be honest didn't really know they existed. BUFFs can be worn as a neckerchief, headband, wristband, mask, hair-band, balaclava, scarf,  scrunchie, saharaine, pirate cap, beanie and bandana. So many possibilities. The junior buffs from Kit shack are also high UV protection too. Perfect.

New Flair Cool Create Frozen range review

The girls enjoy watching Disney's Frozen film. They often fight over who is going to be Anna or Elsa whilst they role play. It seems that Frozen fever is still with us so when Flair asked if we would like to review some of their latest Frozen cool create collection we couldn't refuse.

Monday, 24 August 2015

New shoes for Back to school

Its not long now until J returns to school. All her uniform has been brought and is hanging ready but with shoes we wanted to wait until now in case she grew again over the summer. We were invited along to Brantano to get a free fitting. We usually trek into town to Clarks so was relieved to find out that Brantano offered this service identical to Clarks but on a more convenient retail park with a much wider selection including Hush Puppies, Start right, Clarks and Brantano budget range too. 

Sunday, 23 August 2015

Back to School and Back to Sleep

It is less then two weeks until the girls go back to school. This summer holidays the usual bedtime has disappeared. With lots of late and very late nights, still the early get ups, and no naps... they are in urgent need to get back to routine and settle down for some (hopefully) early nights. I also need them to get some catch up sleep for my sanity. I know I am not alone in this subject so have teamed up with Silentnight beds to bring you some tips which may help...

Tuesday, 18 August 2015

Frankie and Bennys review

Last week I was lucky enough to be asked if I wanted to be a guest reviewer on the Whats Good To Do  website. We were sent to Frankie and Benny's to try out the new menu and put it to the M test. This is what I had to say....