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Showing posts with label #Norfolkblogger. Show all posts

Saturday, 24 March 2018

... Thomas & Friends TrackMaster Twisting Tornado Set ...


If you are followers of the blog you will know Ru is a massive fan of the Thomas Tracks and is always over the moon when we are asked to review a new one.

When we were asked to review the new Twisting Tornado Set I was more than keen to say yes.
Ru has been doing really well at nursery and it was nice for him to receive a surprise in the post.


Key Features

·       Motorised track set
·       Includes unique Thomas TrackMaster engine
·       Connects to other TrackMaster playsets
·       RRP £24.99
Suitable for age 3 years+


The track was really simple to build, it all clicked together nicely and the track layout was really easy to follow.
Ru sat patiently and watched as I built, once it was ready to go he popped Thomas down and giggled away as he sped off.



It took a few goes before he realised he had to move the tornado back before Thomas reached it, but once he got the hang of it there was no stopping him.
The race was on to get it back into place before Thomas had zoomed around the track.


Thomas takes shelter inside the old shed but only to find the Tornado takes him into a whirlwind and spins him across the field knocking down all the powerline poles on its way to the other side of the track.

Fast-paced and full of fun, this is definitely one of his favourite Thomas Track Master sets!



After playing you can unclick the track and place it back in the box.
This track can also connect to other TrackMaster™ playsets for non-stop adventures!
I'd highly recommend this set to any parent with a Thomas fan, it's reasonably priced and will last well and bring endless hours of fun.
  
You can catch Thomas & Friends over on their YouTube Channel.

Friday, 9 February 2018

... Good Days ...

The last week has been a good one.
Back from Centre Parcs I was ready to carry on at school and properly get into my studying.
I cut down my hours so now instead of 3 full days I just do half days, so I can spend the rest of the day studying without the boys around.
I'm already ahead.


The boys have gotten the bug for outdoor play again since being on holiday in the woods and every chance they get, they like to be in the garden....even Ru who usually doesn't go out unless its warm.


The twins have been learning about Space this half term and have been really enjoying it and really keen to do extra work at home.
Last weekend they drew a poster of our solar system and then researched how many moons the different planets had.


I changed the top of the hallway table out and replaced an old lamp with some fresh flowers.
It gives the hallway a fresh look and you really cannot go wrong with rainbow coloured tulips!


I've finished two units already and submitted a dummy TMA.
After having my first tutorial I'm really excited to crack on and I can't wait until October when I start my proper degree.
I am really enjoying studying again and writing down notes and reading things that I wouldn't usually read.
The fact that it means I can buy more stationery with out being moan at is awesome!



This week has seen the twins and Ru join a martial arts club and get their first ever badge!
The twins also joined a local football club too.
Their little social life is really starting to bloom!


After finishing my last book I've been on the hunt to replace it and came across Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine.
I only started it the other day and I'm already zooming my way through it.
It's so strange at the moment that I just can't put it down and I'm desperate to know more about Eleanor.


Ru has been noticing the Sonny Angels that are on his shelf and has started playing with a few of them, and even though I really wish they were in my room and he wasn't playing with them I decided to treat him too two new ones.

They were half price so it really was a bargain.
I adore these cute little babies and Ru does actually play really nicely with them and alway makes sure they go back up on their shelf once he's done.
He's also rather protective of them and will not let anyone else touch them.



The days that Ru was only at nursery for half a day I made sure to put my books away and do something fun with him.

We played his happy land train play set on the Tuesday and on Thursday we made Rice Krispy cakes and made him a robot costume out of cardboard boxes!



He enjoyed making the cakes with me but enjoyed licking the bowl more.
We also got him some medication to help him go to the toilet.
As he's currently started to withhold his poo and can go a week and sometimes a bit more.
He will stain his pants a little but won't actually do a proper movement, so it was getting a bit much 
and I could see the distress he was starting to get in.

The doctor was fantastic and talked me through everything over the phone and then sent the prescription of to boots for me to collect in the morning.
If it doesn't help we will then have to get Ru to see the doctor in person.


I also treated myself to some pamper time and got a gel manicure.
It wasn't until afterwards that we both noticed the colour I had chose matched my cardigan.


What have you been up to this week?


Friday, 2 February 2018

... Family Getaway ...


This last week we took the boys out of school (with the both schools knowledge) and headed an hour up the road to Centre Parcs Elveden forest.

We were very kindly gifted the break as a wedding present and couldn't wait to book it.
Ever since the wedding we have been counting down to this week and I'm now a little sad its over.


Along with us both sets of grandparents came.
My parents stayed in the same house as us and Jon's parents got a little cabin just for themselves.

We all really enjoyed the time away, it was nice to relax and see all the boys enjoying themselves and having both sets of grandparents to have fun with.

We went swimming every day and the boys also had some sort of fun activity to go along to on most of the days we were there such as Archery, a 3 hour pirate party, quad biking and so on.
With the boys all sorted for fun we also booked a spa treatment for myself, my mum and Jon's mum which was very need and very much enjoyed!

We had a few meals out but the best ones were where we cooked at home and everyone was there.

Being in the forest was great and has made me want to go and build a cabin in the middle of a forest and never be seen again!
We loved seeing all the different woodland wildlife and couldn't help but fall in love with the very friendly Muntjacs who came daily for their apples!

I won't ramble on too much so here are some snaps from the week...

On our first morning we met this little chap.

and he was VERY friendly.

Swimming Fun




Outdoor fun

These two were archery pros!

Laser Combat.

Hitching a lift on Mimi's bike after his pirate party.

Arghhhh Pirates.

Super Blood Blue moon.

Noah Quad biking!


The younger boys all loved doing the off roaders.


   



We had such an amazing time and we really cannot wait to go back again!








Tuesday, 2 January 2018

... Boys In The Wood ...

First walk in the woods in 2018!

The boys are at their happiest when they are making up some adventure game in the woods.
Today's adventure was hunting for Smurf Village.

They love nothing more than climbing trees, getting muddy and finding faces in the trees.



They all have so much energy its nice to get them out somewhere local and let them run it off.
The more we go the more wild their imaginations become.
Last time was just after the boys had watched Jumanji and after they heard a gunshot go off in one of the near by fields they decided that was the hunter and they were being hunted, I've never seen them run off so fast!



Each time we come to these woods we find another trail to get lost on.
We have been a few times now and every time we have never been able to find the pervious trail we took!
Which helps keep it exciting for the boys and the dog!



Now after getting extremely muddy after rolling down hills we are back home in the warm catching up with Grandpa's Great Escape!
The boys all munching on biscuits and I have a lovely hot coffee!

Sunday, 3 December 2017

#MySundayPhoto .... Mother and Son


I haven't linked up to #MySundayPhoto for a long time and I've actually really missed it.
So I thought I'd re-join in with the fun by sharing this photo of Oscar and I taken at my wedding.

I'm still working my way through all the wedding photos and every time I go back through them I find hidden gems such as this. 



I have shared a handful of photos already and if you haven't seen them and would like to then click here.

Photalife


** Photo Credit -- Mdknightphotography/ **

Wednesday, 22 November 2017

... 3D Mini Scenes with eZee Beads ...

My 3rd instalment for the John Adams Craft Club and this time its for 3D Mini Scenes with eZee Beads.

The eZee Beads 3D Mini Scenes set lets you create charming 3D scenes using just beads and water!


Whats inside the box;
Over 1200 beads,
Bead storage,
Bead tray,
Plastic pegs,
Water sprayer,
4 Design cards.
Designs include owl, duck & ducklings, frog on a lily pad, snail & cute rabbit.

Makes 5 free standing mini scenes
Recommended age 5+



I decided to sit down with Ru after nursery whilst all the other boys were still at school and design our first ever 3d mini scene.
I let Ru pick which design we would do and he chose the cute little bunny.
The thought of making a pink bunny made him very happy and he sat there clapping whilst I sorted out all the beads into the bead storage pot.




Once the beads were all in a separate section we started on our design, Ru would get the right coloured bead and hand it to me.

Occasionally he did place the bead but he seemed to enjoy picking out the beads and watching me do the hard part.
We started with the green base and worked up, making sure all the beads were down before we sprayed them with water.

Once Ru had made sure every bead was covered in water we made our flower stalk using the bead pegs provided.

After spraying the beads with water it is recommended you leave them to dry for at least 30 minutes.
We left ours for around an hour and by that time it was really easy to peel the design away from the bead board.


Once the design was dry and peeled off the board Ru watched me turn it from a flat design into a 3D mini scene and he was more than impressed.
He was beaming from ear to ear and couldn't wait to hold his little pink bunny.

Both Ru and I were very pleased with the outcome and we can't wait to make more!

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eZee beads 3D mini scenes would make a super Christmas present.
You can find it in Tesco 
RRP £14.99.



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