Sunday, 2 August 2015

Three Shires Head with children

Its been a long time since the girlies and myself went out for a "long" walk. J always seems so tired with school, or S refuses to leave. Chores need doing or the rain comes in. We had no excuse today though with the weather dry but overcast. I just had that itch to get outside. I didn't tell the girls how long the walk is, just that's its long, there will be sweets and a waterfall.

Saturday, 1 August 2015

Goldie Blox and the parade float review and giveaway

School is out and I am trying to keep J's brain ticking along during the six weeks off. I have read a lot online that kids always step backwards during the big summer break, so I am keen on getting her thinking a lot. We read every day, allow her some time on the I Pad for learning apps, and just ask her a lot of questions. Interplay sent us Goldie Blox and the parade float to review and I thought this would help us along with keeping her thinking.

Friday, 31 July 2015

Brewers Fayre Chefs Counter Review

Eating out with children can sometimes be a nightmare. We have been there in the past, you order food and wait an age for anything to be served up. Children are sometimes that hungry and irritable they just need food. Straight away. Often when they are like that and we are caught out and about we usually end up a fast food outlet, however, I have just found out Brewers Fayre now do an all  you can eat buffet which is instant pub food. No waiting to be cooked and served up.

Thursday, 30 July 2015

Summer holidays with friends

This year is officially the first real summer holidays we have had. OK, we have had them whilst J attended nursery but school is official, you cant just pull them out for a day out with no worries. We also get into a routine of not having them around 5 days a week for 8 hours a day, so when they are suddenly thrown back into the mix with the attitudes they have learnt from school, and the new found boredom of having nothing structured to do we are left pulling our hair out.

Tuesday, 28 July 2015

Chill Factore Giveaway

We have an amazing giveaway for you and your family this summer. Hopefully the rain will pass and you will need to "chill" by the end of the summer holidays, or the rain will still be pouring and you are looking for somewhere to escape it but still have fun. Well, look no further then Chill Factore Snow park and play.

Monday, 27 July 2015

Cafe Rouge Review

That's it... schools are officially out. The rain is pouring. What can we do to entertain and treat the kids?  (Plus a little treat for us too) Well... Café Rouge have just launched their new children's menu and until the 31st July 2015, kids eat free. What a launch. We can not grumble at nutritious delicious food especially if its free. Even when the launch period is over it still wont break the bank either. We put S and fussy J to the Café Rouge menu to get their verdict.

Saturday, 25 July 2015

Prescription Sunglasses Review

In the spring I was offered a chance to review a pair of prescription sunglasses. I have not owned a pair of prescription sunglasses for many years as I used to be an avid contact lens wearer. I hated wearing glasses but with my contact lenses I would wear a very expensive pair of designers, although they would always be seen on top of my head keeping my hair out of my face, rather then on my face.

Friday, 24 July 2015

Maize maze at National Forest Adventure Farm

The maize was up and over the girls heads, the hot sun was beaming down on us. The dirt track was dry even though it rained earlier that morning. We could hear voices, but saw no one. Armed with a rucksack full of juice, full bellies and a flag on a pole if we needed help we were lost. Where were we? We were in the middle of a maize maze. Not just any maze. It was a HUGE over 3 miles worth of trail maze at National Forest Adventure Farm to celebrate JCB's 70 years.

Wednesday, 22 July 2015

Peek through Forest book review

We were sent Peek-Through Forest to review. Aimed at pre school children it was perfect for S. The book is written by Jonathan Litton and Illustrated by Kasia Nowowiejska. 

Tuesday, 21 July 2015

Rainbow Promise

Last week saw J become an official part of girl guiding. She took her rainbow promise. I was a brownie when I was younger, and although I can not remember much of it apart from the hideous brown calottes, I remember being told that I could no longer be a brownie due to my behaviour. I later re-joined as a girl guide and those memories I do remember. They were filled with giggles, learning new skills that sometimes can not be taught at school and gave me something to do after school apart from just "chilling out".