Capturing the Night Sky with Greater Skies {Review}

We’re a family that very much liked to capture certain memories – it’s the reason we started this blog! Over the years we’ve saved several pieces of ‘art’ T has brought home from nursery and created a scrapbook, we’ve made a note of certain things he’s done, and I’ve lost count of the amount of photos and videos we have saved. Time goes by so fast that it’s important to us to save those memories.

When you become a parent, it’s therefore incredibly easy to collect novelty gifts and trinkets to document these occasions and beyond. From personalised toys to prints of their feet – there are so many ways you can capture this special moment, and we’re no different when it comes to saving a few of them.

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Days Out: Christmas at London Zoo

It’s not often that I welcome early Christmas celebrations. For me, Christmas starts in December give or take a few early Christmas purchases because the items were on sale! The thought of putting my tree up anytime before December sends icicles down my spine. I just don’t want to be bored of Christmas before it’s begun!

That being said, when certain places put on a Christmas event or the movie channels turn on their festive viewing, I’ve been known to have a sneaky peek – allowing myself to get a little excited for Christmas, which is exactly what we did when we visited London Zoo last week. They’ve recently opened their Christmas trail and on their opening night we were invited to see it in all it’s splendour.

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Rainbow Rush by Big Potato Games {Review}

We’ve always been avid gamers in this household; with consoles taking up most of our time pre-kids. Nowadays though, playing board games is one of our favourite activities. We used to preserve board games for Christmases or holidays, but now that T has come a long and is of an age where he can understand the rules (not that he follows them!) we’ve found ourselves playing a lot more board games of an evening.

As much as we love tucking into a film or TV series, there’s something about switching everything off, sitting round a table, and playing  a board game together.

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The STEM Jr Range by Little Tikes {Review}

A few weekends ago, we were invited to the Museum of Childhood in London to try out the new StemJr range by Little Tikes, which encourages children to get into the STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) subjects whilst playing at the same time.

During the event we played with Wonder Labs, made our own slime, and watched a science show – it was a lot of fun – but what T took the biggest shine to was the Builder Bot and following the event we were lucky enough to be gifted* a Builder Bot for T to play with at home. With this in mind, seeing as he loves it so much, I thought I’d share a quick review of it as well as another item from the StemJr range; the Tornado Tower. We’ve been a fan of Little Tikes for a number of years, so it was exciting to see them explore STEM. Continue reading

The Massage Company, Tunbridge Wells {Review}

Last week, I was invited to The Massage Company in Tunbridge Wells to try out their new branch which has recently opened. Seeing as Tunbridge Wells isn’t that far from where we are, I thought I’d drop T off with his nana on one of my days off and treat myself. Plus, I’d never had a massage before – which is apparently quite odd – so this was a whole new experience!

I’ve always wanted to have a massage, however it’s not really something Sharon would want to do as a couple and the thought of a stranger touching me made me a little anxious; so I’ve never really got round to having one myself. Plus, I didn’t actually know you could get massages outside of the ‘Spa Day’ or Hotel Stay, however The Massage Company changes this. They believe in having regular massages as a form of therapy to help with stress or aid recovery.

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Days Out: London Zoo {Review}

London Zoo was probably one of the first zoo’s Sharon and I remember visiting when we were young, which is no surprise seeing as it opened in 1828! I remember visiting when I was little and seeing a number of rare animals (for that time anyway!) and being in complete awe. From Gorillas to Pandas, London Zoo was one of a kind for many years. I’m also pretty sure I remember riding a camel.

More recently, we were introduced to the wonders of ZSL London Zoo: Gruesome Nature Live! at Camp Bestival, which got us thinking about re-visiting London Zoo. We rarely venture into London, so seeing as we were visiting for something else that day we thought we’d pay them a visit and see how much has changed over the twenty-something years.

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