We have spent the first part of our half term holiday in glorious sunshine, Wales is always raining and cloudy when we have been here before, but not this week. The coats and wellies have had to take a back seat and the swimming costumes have taken centre stage. It’s been lovely.
When I heard about the new local park campaign that Mama’s and Papa’s are running, it instantly made me think of the fun we have in our local parks. Whether that be a small swing park near our house, the nature reserve around the corner, a National trust place or our favourite park: Letchworth Splash Park, whenever we go to these places we are together and we are happy.
Welcome back to #SilentSunday, 29 May 2016, from a super sunny Wales. We are here for half term with our friends and it has been just lovely so far. The scenery is amazing! Thank you for all of your photo posts last week, my favourite is Verily Victoria Vocalises, the sunset shot is just perfect. Don’t forget to grab the badge, this links back to the original post.
We had a lovely day in Wales, we woke up and went for a walk just out of our front door – the slate mountains are beautiful all around the village. We then took a drive to Porthmadog and walked along the harbour and found a lush spot in the sunshine at Borth Y Gest. It was a perfect day!
We had a busy Friday, I did some video editing with the children for Channel Mum (very exciting) and then we played on the trampoline and pretending to be wild animals all for #WearItWild day and then we drove 3.5 hours to Wales where we are staying all week for half term!
To celebrate the launch of the Sky Kids app, Sky recently released a really funny video which takes you on a tour of The Museum of Children’s Modern Art. The video is really funny and focuses on the naughty little things that children get up to and I couldn’t resist using the photo of the little girl in the armchair. Isla would do this if given half the chance.
I love the GTech gadgets, you may remember the AirRAM that we tested out back in 2013. This year we got to try out the new GTech HT05-Plus Cordless Extendable Hedge Trimmer and it is fantastic, it makes light work of keeping the garden tidy and is really strong for a cordless trimmer. Another amazing bonus is that the arm extends so you can reach the tops of the overgrown hedges.
Thank you Tate & Lyle for this extremely yummy recipe, bananas and dark chocolate, what more do you want from a bake? It is a really dense loaf, due to the bananas, but it is really tasty and perfect with a cup of tea when the children have gone to bed. The children really loved it too – so great for a dessert or to take on a summer family picnic! You can find more recipes on the Tate & Lyle website.
Welcome back to #SilentSunday, 22 May 2016, what a week it has been, the children have definitely been pushing all boundaries for me. Thank you for all of your photo posts last week, my favourite is Our Little Escapades, the photo makes me feel all summery. Don’t forget to grab the badge, this links back to the original post.
I love this little man’s passion for writing and drawing. He is a typical boy and just wants to charge about, making noise & mess – there is this other side to him that just loves to sit and make up stories with illustrations to match! He is getting very creative.
Everyone’s favourite feline friend is back, and to celebrate his highly anticipated return in TOP CAT BEGINS, in cinemas May 27, we’re giving you the chance to get the whole family together with a DVD bundle, including the classic Top Cat cartoons, for all to enjoy.
Tonight after school we took a drive to Paxton Pits, where I promised the kiddies we would go for a scoot. I forgot the road was bobbly though, so the children were not too happy! I have now added an extra week to the timescale and changed the mechanics from scooter to bike. I hope they will enjoy it more next week.