Tuesday, 29 December 2015

Jump Nation Manchester

Sunday we needed to get out the house. Christmas had just finished and it was the lull between Christmas and New Year. Daddy M was working and the girls had been up very early and I was close to pulling my hair out well before 8am. Thankfully we had arranged a play-date with some of J's school friends before the end of school to meet at Jump Nation in Manchester. Perfect timing.
 
We have never been before so was unsure of what to expect. My girls love bouncing on the trampoline in the garden so I knew they would enjoy it. On arrival to Jump Nation Manchester we had to sign a waiver saying we were fit to bounce and explaining the safety rules as trampolining is an "extreme sport". Once we were signed up, we popped our socks on. These need to have rubber grips on the bottom (can be brought for £1.50 a pair if you don't have any.) The kids were soon ready and raring to go.

 
 When we walked into the arena... WOW!! I have never seen so many trampolines before.
 
 

Saturday, 19 December 2015

NHS Varicose Vein Surgery - my journey

Its been a bit of a whirlwind the past 10 days. If you follow my blog you will know I have had a varicose vein on my left leg which has been there for as long as I can remember. Well over 12 years. This week it has gone (hopefully) so thought I would document what has happened as when I tried to search recovery I was only being directed to forums which were hard to follow any one persons journey.

Stagecoach... a gift like no other!

This Christmas J is getting a gift like no other. Its not a present she can unwrap under the tree, well she can unwrap the uniform t-shirt but the actual gift is one that can not be placed under the tree. We are giving her the gift of confidence. A gift that will help her through life now and as she grows. We are giving her the gift of Stage coach.
 
 

Thursday, 10 December 2015

Affordable waterproofs.

We recently was asked if we would like to review some waterproofs from Dry Kids. With the never ending rain at the moment and J just having another growth spurt it was an obvious yes please. Last year we were out no matter what the weather as the girls behave better when we are out running around, come rain or shine... if we have the correct clothes to keep us dry.
 
We were able to pick the colour we wanted for a trouser and jacket set. J chose a royal blue.
 

Monday, 7 December 2015

I met Father Christmas at Hamleys... again!

Last year our visit to see Father Christmas at Hamleys was amazing. So much so I blogged about the whole experience here. I know it is hard to find somewhere so magical that when I found somewhere I wanted to shout it to the rooftops. This year we returned again expecting the same standard. How disappointed was I?
 
It was the same set up of the elves meeting us, taking us upstairs, dinner, Christmas list writing, stories with the big guy, and then 1:1 time but the magic just wasn't there. This is what happened this year, compared to last year.

Wednesday, 2 December 2015

Geronimo is coming back for 2016!

Earlier this year the girls attended their first festival, Geronimo. They had so much fun they didn't want the day to end. From dancing to being monkeys to playing with wooden trains, riding donkeys and practicing their circus skills, there was so much to do we didn't have chance to do it all. You can check out our day here.
 
Well, we have just heard the amazing festival is returning next year (2016) and we've been asked to be ambassadors again. We are so excited! It will be held at Tatton Park in Cheshire again on the 29th and 30th May BUT also adding another venue at Harewood house in Yorkshire on 1st and 2nd May.