Everyone has a camera these days. Whether it be with a phone, a compact camera or a DSLR. Its great photos and memories can be captioned anywhere from holidays to sports days, but what do you do with your photos once you have clicked and possibly shared on social media? The majority of ours are just stored on our computer and I dread to think what will happen if we ever get a virus or get burgled. All those captured memories lost forever. My nan asked me a few Christmas's ago what I do with them, and she couldn't believe I didn't pop them in a photo album.
Tuesday, 30 June 2015
Monday, 29 June 2015
Children often get "bored" despite the many toys, books and games they have. They don't actually mean bored when they come whining, sometimes it is a challenge they want. Something to do with a purpose. We have noticed this more and more with J recently as she is becoming older. She is closer now to being 6 then she is to 5, and needing that little something extra.
Friday, 26 June 2015
It doesn't often snow in England, and certainly not when there is a heat wave looming, when all you can think about is how to cool the hot sweaty fed up children down. What if I told you there is a place you can have fun and "chill out" in Manchester? Though you will still need to wrap up warm. Well there is a place that can do just that, and its just had a great new make over. Its the NEW Arctic Adventure Playground also known as Mini Moose land at Chill Factore. It is perfect for children aged 4 and under. We actually spent S's 2nd birthday in the playground at Chill Factore and had great fun. Now its even better.
|Chill Factore Jan 2014|
S has finally reached the age where she likes playing with J now rather then doing her own thing alongside her. This is an age thing and yes this brings ALOT of sibling arguments. To try and alleviate the "but I was playing with that" start of an argument we have got a toy Post Office for them to play with together. So far this has worked well as one can be the post office worker, whilst the other the customer.
Wednesday, 24 June 2015
First of all let me apologise for not updating last week. There is a reason why I did not update, and that's because I chickened out of going to group and didn't weigh in. Big mistake I know. I have been this week though, hooray.
Tuesday, 23 June 2015
Hands up if you like cake. Everyone I know loves cake, some like it sweet and sickly, others like it moist and subtle. I've never heard of anyone not liking cake so when Love Marlenka asked if I would like to review some, AND give some away to one of my lucky readers I just couldn't refuse.
Sunday, 21 June 2015
This weekend I attended my very first EVER Britmums Live. As soon as I started thinking about attending events, Britmums was the top of the must attend events. I have attended a few now, including Blog camp and BlogOnMosi. So what do I think of Britmums?
As its fathers day, this weeks My Sunday Photo has to include Daddy M and the girlies. We did have a lovely quick look at mummy and smile photo on this beach whilst they were walking in size order BUT.... Daddy M didn't smile and instead looked like he didn't want to be there so we will make do with the backs... Happy Fathers Day Daddy M!
Wednesday, 17 June 2015
The girlies have wanted to grow their own butterflies for a few years now. Last year we came close with finding some caterpillars all over the nettles at the bottom of the garden. Unfortunately the birds soon found most of them and they didn't have a chance to change or even grow from being tiny caterpillars. This year Interplay asked if we would like to review their butterfly world and we jumped at the chance.
Monday, 15 June 2015
Summer. It looks like it is here, or maybe not. The great British weather can not make its mind up which means when we have a nice day we need to grab it with both hands and make the most of it. It could be raining tomorrow. So that's exactly what S and myself did on Friday whilst J was at school. Sorry J. We grabbed it and ran to the local park
Sunday, 14 June 2015
Whilst on holiday I did go very snap happy, hence why all my holiday posts recently (and lots more to come) are very photo heavy. I had a little browse to try and find one that took my breath away, after just stepping off the ferry and into St Malo we were surrounded by a lot of natural beauty, it was very easy to get a beautiful photo, do you think I captured the beauty? I have just started taking my camera off the auto feature thanks to the photography institute course I am doing and I can already tell the difference in my photos.
Saturday, 13 June 2015
As the title suggests we got to review "Noisy Dinosaurs". Its from Little Tiger Kids and is the 'My first touch and feel sound book' range. Since we received it S has claimed it has hers. Thrown it in peoples faces to read, and pretty much not let it out of her sight. It is a real hit. It helps she is dinosaur mad anyway, but just take a look and see why she loves it so much...
Friday, 12 June 2015
We have just got back from our first family trip to France. We sailed from Portsmouth into St Malo and returned from Caen back into Portsmouth with Brittany Ferries. The flexibility to choose different return ferries made our holiday experience more flexible.
The St Malo ferry was an overnight ferry. This did have me very anxious as to whether the girls would sleep or just be too excited and be bouncing around.
Thursday, 11 June 2015
Where has the time gone? We are in June already? Crikey. My social media pages are filled with wedding outfits, and pictures of table decorations. The wedding season has well and truly kicked off! Daddy M and myself have now been married almost 5 years, and I would love to plan it again, and again.
We left early, very early on the day we needed to catch our ferry to France. This was essential to make sure we didn't miss our boat. We all know the motorway system around the UK; one accident, and it goes to a standstill. We were lucky, despite the rain our journey from the North West to Portsmouth only took 4.5-5hours with a quick stop for lunch. This meant we had a few hours to explore Portsmouth a little more. I am originally from Portsmouth but it has changed so much since I have been away. Spinnaker tower has now been built, and has been standing high and mighty for 10 years. It has been on our bucket list to visit for a few years, so this was our perfect opportunity to explore a national icon.
Wednesday, 10 June 2015
Wow... I have not kept to the diet at all whilst being away. I had lots of French baguettes, croissants and even more cake, wine and cocktails. Everything I should have only in moderation. Hey, its a holiday A?ND my birthday, so I allowed myself the week. In reality it turned to 12 days. Straight after my last weigh in, things started slipping the wine poured and the chocolate disappeared.
This weeks wicked Wednesday is "FACEPLANT!" It had myself, Daddy, and the Tumble Tots team in fits of laughter. She had done the course over and over again, really being a little big for it now, but as S was taking part, she could too. Over confident she became, and "BANG!" she face planted the thankfully soft tunnel.
This is how it was meant to have looked... Jumping onto the rollers, and rolling into the tunnel seamlessly....
Tuesday, 9 June 2015
Holidays. The thought of them brings a smile to your face. Memories come flooding back from previous trips, and thoughts of what to do on your next break "away from it all" sets you off daydreaming. Reality... packing, planning, exhaustion and lots of washing afterwards. Is it worth it? Well, we wouldn't keep going on them if it wasn't would we?
Wednesday, 3 June 2015
If you are a regular reader of my blog, you are well aware I like my photos. I have been called snap happy on LOTS of occasions. This I really don't mind being called, as sometimes I catch an amazing photo, and sometimes its just a blugh... With digital cameras, its easy and doesn't do any damage being trigger happy on the old click, click button. Now what do I do with the AMAZING photos once I have caught them?
Monday, 1 June 2015
J instantly fell in love with her new rucksack from NICI. Isn't he the cutest? She keeps calling him a koala bear, despite him being a sloth, but she is still smitten. Its hard for anyone not to fall in love with the cute rucksack though.