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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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

Bluestone: Our Week in Wales 2018

Arriving home shortly after our first visit to Bluestone last year, we were soon on the Bluestone website booking our next visit. We had such an amazing time when we visited that we wanted to do it all over again the following year. Bluestone is like nothing we’ve ever experienced, and as written previously, is one of the few ‘holiday parks’ where we enjoy (and prefer) to stay on site!

We decided to book for the same time as the previous year, not only because we found a great deal but because we wanted to take advantage of the fact that we can still travel with T during school time – meaning everything would be a lot quieter. Plus, Bluestone is stunning in the Autumn.

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Wooden Railway Tracks and Trains by Wooden Railways (Review)

When T first started his love of trains, we never really knew what this would involve. Sure there would be the occasional trip to a steam railway (or the level crossing if we were skint!) and of course obtaining a fair few toy trains a long the way. Over time, however, we have in the region of 30 different trains. Ranging from plastic to wooden to even a soft cuddly train.

It’s quite the collection, and I now dread to look at how much we’ve spent over the past three years on train related items. T has an engine driver hat, an array of whistles, and a variety of tickets kept from different journeys. And when I come to think of it, why not?

I like Lego, T likes Trains.

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Swimming: SwimFin and the Dinky Divers (Review & Win!)

T has now been swimming for over three years, with his first lesson occurring when he was less than a year old. Although it’s not ‘proper’ swimming (I’m talking front crawl, breast stroke, etc), T now knows what to do if he were to fall into water, and his confidence whilst in the water gives me confidence! He genuinely enjoys being in water – even from a young age.

This year, we became SwimFin ambassadors. If you’ve not heard of SwimFin, they’re the creators of the unique shaped Shark Fin swimming aid; created to give confidence to nervous swimmers whilst maintaining natural swim positions. Simply place the SwimFin high on the child’s back and no matter what stroke they’re performing they will be fully supported in the water.

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