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.

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.

Monday, 17 August 2015

Snow park at Chill Factore Review

This week we took J to Chill Factore in Manchester. She has done so well with her first year of school we thought we would treat her and a friend to an hours play in the snow park with Daddy and myself taking advantage of a family pass. This meant that S couldn't go, but due to her being 3, and not liking slides we thought it was best she did a more suitable activity with Grandad M instead. Thank you Grandad. J has never had both Daddy and myself all to herself before so it was a real treat.

Saturday, 15 August 2015

Tara Binns Eagle-Eyed Pilot review

We were sent Tara Binns Eagle-eyed pilot book to review mainly because Daddy is an airline pilot and they wanted his opinion on the book. We read almost every night to the girls just before bed and its nice to get a new book every so often to keep our minds fresh more then the girls.

Saturday, 8 August 2015

Aber Falls

This week saw us driving across to Wales to review the YHA near Bangor. We made the most of the nice weather as we knew it wouldn't be around for long so headed down the extremely narrow roads to Aber Falls. The girls enjoyed the waterfall so much at the three shire head that we wanted to see another. The photos for this day out speak for themselves, we had so many smiles and giggles just by letting the kids be kids. I hope you enjoy our memories....

Being a stay at home mum is tough!

Ok, my official job tittle is a "stay at home mum". Some think it is easy. The dream that we all envisage. Baking sweet cakes, singing nursery rhymes and attending play dates all with happy smiles and no tantrums. That is the dream. I have tried being a part time working mum so have dabbled at both.

Friday, 7 August 2015

YHA - Youth Hostel Association family review!

This summer holidays with the building work taking place in the garden, and Daddy M having to study for his twice yearly exam in peace, has meant that I have had to take the girls out of the house. Thankfully the Youth Hostel Association (YHA) asked us if we would like to review a hostel of our choice. I have stayed in hostels as a child with schools and remember having ten giggling girls to a room. This had me wondering how family friendly it would be, and so I though we would put it to the test, and if all else fails at least Daddy had some time to study whilst we had a girly break.

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.