Camp Bestival: Our Highlights

It seems like a lifetime ago that we were at Camp Bestival in the gorgeous fields of Lulworth Castle and dancing to Right Said Fred in the rain. In an instant I would pack the car up and do it all over again.

In addition to our post about our first Camp Bestival experience – which honestly doesn’t go into detail about how much we enjoyed ourselves – we’ve decided to share our highlights (in addition to those already mentioned!) from the Festival.

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A Microscooter Adventure: First Impressions & Review

As part of our new adventure as Microscooter Ambassors, Sharon has been testing out a new addition to the Microscooter collection: Adult scooting! Scooting to work 2-3 days a week for the past few weeks, Sharon has been putting the new mode of transport through it’s paces to see if scooting isn’t just for kids!

Before I start, I firmly and unequivocally want to make sure you’re aware that when it comes to scooting I am a complete beginner, so Sharon is very much in the… front seat?

Unlike Sharon, who is very adventurous and has no qualms about trying new activities and sports, I’m a little wobbly. I’ve never properly learnt to ride a bike confidently, although I’m pleased to say that I can snowboard. Sports are just not my thing.

So when we were very kindly offered the opportunity to review Miscroscooter’s new modes of transport for grown-ups I thought this might be a good opportunity to test something from both ends of the scale (and for once, testing something for us and not the toddler!).

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Camp Bestival: Our First Time Camping with a Toddler

Almost two weeks ago, we ventured into the world of camping and decided to buy tickets to Camp Bestival – a family festival based in Dorset from Thursday 27th July to Monday 31st July. Sharon and I had been camping before, but not with a toddler in tow! We knew this was going to be an experience!

Arriving early on the Thursday morning after a 5am wake up (6am for the toddler) and a 3 hour drive with one stop we managed to get in line before the campsite had even opened! Naively, I didn’t think there’d be many people as crazy as us, but upon chatting to people in the queue (yes, a queue) there were people who had flown from up north or had even parked up the previous night ready to be first in line! Although we did contemplate staying in a hotel the night before, the drive wasn’t that bad from Brighton to Dorset – especially that early!

Once we got through security, we headed to find a good spot and after a few exhausting treks up and down hill(s) we had our tent up and our new home for the next few days set up by lunchtime! We were ready! The weather, however, was not.

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Pop ‘n’ Sit Booster Seat by Summer Infant: Review

At the ripe old age of two, T is probably classed as well and truly “weaned” what with the lack of boob he now has and the fact that there is no food he can’t eat. Despite missing the booby snuggles, I’m actually pleased we can take him out and pretty much take him anywhere to eat.

However, the trouble with being two and the size/height that T is means that we often have issues finding the right size highchair – especially as we think he’s now too heavy for our previous travel highchair .T is now either too big for highchairs or he’s too short for a normal chair – we had to find an alternative.

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Days Out: Southwater Country Park, Horsham

Last week, I had a rare Friday off and decided to venture somewhere new and visit Southwater Country Park in Horsham, West Sussex. Living in East Sussex, I don’t usually visit West Sussex as a) I prefer East Sussex (oooo! Controversial!) and b) I don’t know much about what’s around so I often just stick to where we all know and enjoy.

But after a quick Google and some recommendations I decided to go with Southwater Country Park. According to the website, it wasn’t that far from me (approx. 30 minutes) and was free to enter – so I was sold!

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Fun with Sri Toys: Review & Giveaway

If you follow us on Instagram, you’ll know that I often post mini frustrations with the amount of plastic we’ve purchased T over the past two years. Mainly a particular brand that rhymes with hoot hoot. Don’t get me wrong, it has it’s uses, and the toddler enjoys playing with it – but more often than not I spend more time building it with for him than T spends actually playing with it.

And don’t get me started on the vehicles that will drive you mad quicker than you can say hoot hoot.

I much prefer wooden toys – although I understand from a toddler’s point of view that the addition of flashing lights and annoying sounds is more appealing, although T does still enjoy playing make believe but he has to be in the right mood. I like wooden toys simply because they last longer and look (and smell!) a lot nicer.

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