Thursday, 28 May 2015

Lego Discovery Centre

A few weeks ago, we were invited to LEGOLAND Discovery Centre for the launch party of the new Duplo village. Unfortunately this fantastic party clashed with Grandads birthday get-together, thankfully, we were able to come and visit another day to try the new area out.
We decided to visit on a busy half-term afternoon, as it was the only convenient time we could do. As we arrived, it was buzzing, kids running around happy and excited, some intensely building models, and others waiting patiently for the 4D short film to start. LEGOLAND discovery centre is on a much smaller scale then LEGOLAND Windsor but all undercover. This makes it a great day out come rain or shine.

Wednesday, 27 May 2015

Weight watchers, Week 3 weigh in.

Last week I set myself the goal to loose 2.5Ib. This would enable to get my 5% weight loss from original body weight weigh in award. I thought it was do-able with a lot of walking thrown in, and sticking to my points. However, shortly after posting that goal, I was invited out, not for just one, but two three course meals. I didn't count those evenings, and just had what I fancied, including a cocktail and a glass of wine. I let my hair down, and enjoyed both meals because I did.

Wicked Wednesday

Yep... now J is at school, the back chatting is in full swing, and the tantrums if she doesn't get her own way... this tantrum??  All because she is over tired....  (the no clothes because she was eating spaghetti and meatballs!)


Tuesday, 26 May 2015

National Adventure Farm, May half term...

"I want to hold a spider mummy!" Was all I could hear en-route to National Adventure Farm. It was a big mistake telling little S that it was wild and deadly week whilst we were there, which meant they could get up close and personal with some terrifying animals.

Monday, 25 May 2015

Hungry Horse Review

This weekend after visiting Tatton Parks Geronimo festival, we didn't want to fun to finish on such a fun family day out. Instead of heading home, we headed to Hungry Horse. Brighton Belle in Winsford. It is just a 25 minute drive from Tatton park, making it a great time to stop off if heading south. Enough time for the kiddies to have 40 winks, without them being to cranky when they wake.

Sunday, 24 May 2015

Geronimo Festival review

We had been eagerly awaiting this weekend since January, when we were asked to be Geronimo ambassadors. We heard what the plan was, and it sounded like an amazing day out for families. From our experience, sometimes, the build up is not worth the event, and others, its not built up enough. Geronimo Festival, was the latter.
The atmosphere was relaxed. There was no hurrying, pushing, or urgency. We were amazed. We were expecting to need alcohol after the stress of a busy day out. However, the festival was spread out so we were not on top of others, which meant the children could get hands on. It wasn't too far spread out, so the little legs could still get around. It was very well thought out.

Saturday, 23 May 2015

My Sunday Photo

This week, I have chosen two photos. The reason being, I couldn't simply choose just one. When I saw them I instantly smiled. They are so full of energy. What do you think? Which is your favourite? Both were taken at Geronimo Festival on Saturday.
Monkey doo, climbing the nets...
Dancing catwalk


Revolution Bar, Food and Cocktail review

Friday nights usually consists of myself in my pj's when the girls go to bed, and occasionally with a cheeky vodka and coke, with a film on the TV. How times have changed since parenthood, and settling down to married life. So, when Wilmslow Revolution bar invited myself and a guest to come and review them on a Friday evening, I quickly glimpsed to see if Daddy M was around for "babysitting" duties,  and snapped their hand off. A catch up with A from 3boyshubbyandme, with no children around, a cheeky cocktail, and good food was well over due.

Friday, 22 May 2015

Whats the time? Learning to tell the time...

The girls are becoming more and more aware about time. What time is it? Is a constant saying in our house, so when Little Tiger Press, offered us to review "What's the time Clockodile?" We kindly accepted.

Thursday, 21 May 2015

Styal Mill, enjoying the great outdoors

The birds were singing their heavenly songs, as the soft breeze cooled us down on the warm Sunday morning. We were in good spirits celebrating Grandad's birthday a day late. The girls were happy to be outside roaming, as us adults enjoyed the slow easy paced Sunday walk and catch up.

Our half term plans...

Wow, it doesn't seem that long ago that we had our last half term does it? Where did that time go? You can see what our plans were here...
We have two weeks off, which is great, as the second week is usually quieter, as some schools only get the one week. So what do we have planned?

Wednesday, 20 May 2015

Weight Watchers- week 2 results

Lasts weeks weigh in really surprised me with how much I lost in such a short space of time. Considering when I was on the 5:2 diet, at the 10 week mark I had lost 8.5Ib, which you can see all the results here.

Wicked Wednesday

This weeks Wicked Wednesday, is a shot that I know most parents will nod their heads at... knickers and tights removed as soon as they walk through the door....
S is a streaker... if she had her chance she would be starker's all the time. We have managed to get clothes on her, but these days it HAS to be a dress, and if she co operates, a t shirt too. I'm not sure if this is part of her Kidney reflux showing, or just a three year old thing, but she hates anything on her bottom half. We have been known to be out, and about, and then realise she stripped her undies off before leaving, and therefore, commando... and yes one of these times was at a build a bear party, where she had to sit cross legged on the floor...
We have had stern words.... and now she is allowed to go bottom commando at home when we have no guests, but if we go out, or have guests, they have to go back on... If you follow me on instagram, you will see on some photos a well placed mug or hand to hide the rudies....  I can not be alone?? Surely??


Sunday, 17 May 2015

Not long until Geronimo

Wow, its really crept up on us. Geronimo is here with us next weekend. Feels so long ago now, back at the end of January, when we were asked to be Ambassadors.

Saturday, 16 May 2015

Lottie, Light House Keeper Doll Review

Come on in to read the adventures of Lottie Light house keeper with J and S.... a story by a 5 and 3 year old about their dolls.

Friday, 15 May 2015

Help break a bad habit

From drinking too much to exercising insufficiently, there are many unhealthy lifestyle habits which can greatly increase the risk of serious illness if not tackled effectively. Unfortunately change can often be challenging and many people find that their good intentions to get in shape or kick a bad habit fail within a few days, leaving them miserable and guilty. The support of relatives and friends is vital in helping loved ones 'stay on the wagon' when they are trying to achieve positive change. Find out how you can support the people you care about to overcome these common poor habits.

Thursday, 14 May 2015

Kids dont come with a manual

The girlies are squabbling again. The high pitch scream, and the heavy foot steps means one thing... Mummy is having to play referee again. Welcome to the M house. This happens around... oh my gosh... too many time a day. Either this, or the "pleeeassseeeeee....... but why not?" Oh, and don't let me get started on the continuous foot stomping. You would think I had tweens or teens the  rate my energy levels are decreasing on a daily basis. I'm looking more and more worn out as the days goes past.. Look... don't I look exhausted?  And we don't even have a baby in the house any more, or even a toddler. S is a pre-schooler now, and J is in school. So why am I so exhausted looking after these two??

Thinking Slimmer Giveaway

A few months ago, if you follow my blog, you will remember I tried out the Thinking Slimmer SlimPod and FitPod. It worked, and my thinking towards food completely changed. You will also know that I am now back at the weight I was after loosing some. Why? Well my phone died on me, and EE had it for 3 weeks, whilst it sat in store doing nothing for 10days was sent off for repair. They gave me a temporary "smart" phone. However I was not able to download a single app, or an MP3 track. This hindered my thinking slimmer listening as I no longer had my convenient outlet to listen to the pod.

Wednesday, 13 May 2015

Weight watchers - week 1 results

Last week saw me embark on a new journey. I stepped away from the 5:2 diet which was proving more difficult day by day, with failed fasts and the weight creeping back on. A holiday looming just around the corner, and a holiday of a lifetime for our 5 year wedding anniversary in just 6 months. I wanted a diet that I didn't know much about, so I had to re study, and learn new things. This week has been a steep learning curve.

Wicked Wednesday

This #WickedWednesday post doesn't really need a dialog with it. Daddy M, trapped.... with only the TV remote and PlayStation controller to hand, he just couldn't resist a cheeky daytime game.


Monday, 11 May 2015

Crocky Trail Review

The air is filled with giggles and screams of excited children. Children falling down the revolving tubes, and mud splattered parents over confidently attempting a giddy run through. Will they make it through, without falling hard? Does it matter, if they do fall? Everyone is giggling, smiling and happy at the Crocky Trail.

Friday, 8 May 2015

Prawn and Chorizo Paella

This week I started weight watchers again. This means new recipes to try out, and new tastes for the girlies. Tonight's recipe was Prawn and Chorizo Paella. It is a big hit with ALL the family, and at only 8pp a serving, a big hit with me too. Check out J's video on how to make it, super cute, a little chef in the making...

With $2 Billion in unclaimed Lottery Prize money, what could you buy?

What would be the first thing you bought if you won the lottery? Come on you all must have thought about it!

We all dream of scooping the jackpot, especially if it’s a rollover. Some of us would go on exotic holidays to somewhere like the Bahamas or maybe we’d go somewhere we’ve always dreamed about visiting like Australia. Perhaps you’d go on an African safari… the list goes on.

Thursday, 7 May 2015

Mummy's Bath Time

The room was steaming up as the hot bath ran. In dropped a beautifully crafted Bath creamer. The room soon was filled with the soft feminine scent, as the water turned into a milky colour. I dipped my toes in, perfect temperature. My foot soon felt soft and smooth. Wow, these bath creamers know how to treat a tired exhausted mum.

Wednesday, 6 May 2015

Heading towards a new journey...

Today I embarked on a new journey to try and get me where I want to be. Anyone that knows me, knows I am not entirely happy about my body. When I met hubby, I was a slim size 10-12. I am now a fair bit bigger, and an extra 4 stone heavier. Having two young girls to run after, does not make that easy. At the start of the year, I attempted the 5:2 diet. This diet works if you can get through the two fast days successfully. I have had many failed fast days, and finally woke up to the realisation that after my 10 week review in March, I have since piled it all back on. This diet is not for me, for the long run.

Tuesday, 5 May 2015

Tudors on Tour

The pounding of the heavy horses feet onto the hard grass, built up the atmosphere. On top of the horses were two men dressed for battle in full armour. One added what I can only describe as a skirt to his armour. Both were armed and ready for business, and headed, head on for each other. They looked like they would collide, but had a fence between them protecting the horses. BANG. The weapon hit.

Sunday, 3 May 2015

My Sunday Photo

I didn't have a wow photo for this weeks My Sunday Photo until I was watching the sneaky squirrels pinch next doors bird feed. The fuzziness is due to the rain as well as the distance and zoom, and my shaky hand.


Saturday, 2 May 2015

Geronimo, even more fun has been added...

I have just been informed that even more line ups have been confirmed for Geronimo. We are so excited for this family festival. You can read our other posts on this exciting even that is coming to Tatton Park, Cheshire on May 23-25th here, and here. 

Friday, 1 May 2015

Natty Mat review, why i wont go out without one....

The air was filled with a general buzz, nothing really stood out, but you could tell it was a sound of lots of people having fun, mixed in with the echo of the large room, and the sound of gigantic splashes in the pool. Of course it was the leisure centres swimming pool, at the public swim session. A perfect place to take J for extra swimming sessions as it was much cheaper then the quiet, small private gym, she has her weekly swimming lessons at. When it was time to get out, that was where the fun stopped.