Showing posts with label #kent. Show all posts
Showing posts with label #kent. Show all posts

Friday, 19 May 2017

Win a Family Ticket To Big Day Out - 1st July Mote Park Maidstone

The main stage will be headlined this year by X-Factor star Louisa Johnson, who will be performing some of her unreleased music as well as fan favourites ‘Bad Behaviour’ and ‘So Good’. She will be joined by her X-Factor contemporaries Reggie ’n’ Bollie, Atomic Kitten, and for the kids we have CBeebies’ own Mr Bloom performing in the early afternoon.

 To top all this off we have the UK’s best dance group Diversity returning to Big Day Out with an all-new dance routine that is sure to wow old and young alike.

Big Day Out 2017 will play host to performance classes for everyone to get involved with. 
There is a Circus School for the class and office clowns, and those with a feeling for music and dance can put their best foot forward in our Hip-Hop and Ballet dance classes! 

On top of this, the kids’ favourite characters will be roaming the festival for them to meet, including Fairytale Princesses, Comic Superheroes, Paw Patrol, and Bing & Flop!

All in all, Big Day Out has returned bigger and better with the sole intention of making all family members happy! 

I am giving away one family ticket 2x Adults 2x Children tickets.
All you have to do is enter the rafflecopter below.

Winner will be picked at random,
a family ticket is 2xadults 2xchildren
Transport not included
Winner will hace 48hrs to reply before another winner is picked.
Good Luck

Sunday, 27 November 2016

Build a Bear Workshop Mega Let Down

Oscar and Noah have been desperate to visit a build a bear workshop ever since watching Hobby Kids on YouTube visit one.

We thought we would treat the boys before the big move.
They are off to my mums on Wednesday evening to stay until Saturday when she brings them up to the new house.
So we wanted something fun for them to take with them and a memory which showed moving house isn't all that bad!

So off we went to Maidstone Build a Bear.....

We knew it was going to be expensive but thought the experience of it all would make it worth it!

......Well how wrong were we!

We were the first ones in and when the staff opened up we weren't even greeted with a smile!
The boys took no time in choosing their bears and ran straight to the sound board.
No one came to help.

We stood around waiting, eventually a guy came along but didn't even ask if they wanted a sound or a heartbeat he just sat down at the stuffing part and took Rupert's bear from him.

He stuffed his teddy and sewed him right up without asking if he wanted a special smell or a heartbeat.

Another member of staff then came over to help stuff Noah and Alex's bears, she then got the huff with us as the bears the boys had picked didn't have any stitching in the back.
Like that was our fault!

Whilst we waited for the boys bears to be finished I showed Ru over to the cleaning station. I needed to keep him busy.
Once all the bears were stuffed none of the boys were then showed what to do.
They were just left stood by the stuffing machine.
Waiting and wandering where they were to go to next.

Once the lady had finished sewing up the two bears without stitches I had to show the boys how to work the computers.
No one showed the boys any interest and the magic of building their very own bear was no where to be seen!

I'm so disappointed in the whole experience.
I came out feeling like I shouldn't have even bothered.
It's not like it was even busy, if it was I could probably understand.
We were first in, they'd only just opened up.
All the staff were grumpy and very unfriendly!

We ended up paying well over £80 and that was without clothes and extras and there was no "experience of fun" whatsoever.

It also didn't help that Ru had a mega melt down in the middle of the shop too.
To which the staff just looked at him like he was a piece of rubbish on the floor!

Rupert and Noah's teddies

Alex and Oscar's teddies.

Then to add more to my mood, Oscars storm trooper teddy has a hole in his knee!
We aren't even able to take him back as the count down is on to get the house ready before we move next week!

I'm hoping our lovely neighbour Sue can come to the rescue and help sew him up.

The boys were a bit confused as to why their experience wasn't the same as what they saw online, but they do love their teddies and I know they will be loved for a long time to come.

You sure won't catch me running back to a build a bear any time soon!

Tuesday, 15 November 2016

Canterbury Cathedral

Tuesday's are our child free days and we like to make the most of them.

Today we needed to pop into Canterbury and to make it worth while we decided we would have a wander around the Cathedral.
Neither of us have been there before and both of us were blown away with how beautiful it was.

Of course you know a cathedral is going to be stunning but it just left us speechless at how amazing it was.

We learnt a lot thanks to the helpful staff and I took some lovely snaps.
All were taken on my iPhone, so they could have been much better if I had bothered to take my camera!

I'm not going to say too much in this post, I'll just let the pictures do the talking!


A brief history
In AD 597 missionaries from Rome converted the King of Kent to Christianity.
Augustine, leader of the mission was consecrated as Archbishop and his cathedra (official seat)
was established at Canterbury.
The Cathedral has been the seat of the Archbishop of Canterbury ever since.

Medieval alter

The Black Prince's Tomb

Tomb of King Henry IV and Queen Joan of Navarre

I highly recommend taking a visit to Canterbury and having a walk round the Cathedral.
It really is worth the money! 

Thursday, 27 October 2016

Pumpkin Picking

A heavy picture post I'm afraid.

Today we loaded the boys up into the van and headed off to

We went last year and got so carried away that we ended up spending well over £20 on all sorts of different pumpkins.
We did eat a fair few and had pumpkin carving competitions but still had lots left over that went to waste.
So this year we said the boys that they could only pick one pumpkin each.

Well that was the plan, I left Jon to it as Alex needed the wee which was right back by the car so by the time we returned Jon and the boys had filled up the wheel barrow.

Rupert has developed a strange love for pumpkins since he spotted one back in Morrison's at the start of the month, so he was in his element seeing all the pumpkins.
He is probably the main reason we have more than 4 pumpkins!

After finishing at the pumpkin patch we decided the best way to end the fun was to take a pit stop into Krispy Kreme's and get some spooky doughnuts!

Now to decide what we are going to do with all these pumpkins!

Monday, 17 October 2016

Cake Toppers || Review and Giveaway

The guys over at CakeToppers contacted me, asking if I wanted to review some personalised cupcakes.

When cakes are offered the only answer is YES!

I got to choose a couple of pictures and then they did the rest of the work.
Delivery was speedy and they were nicely packaged.
No harm would come to the cakes if you had a clumsy postie!
I was sent one classic sponge and one chocolate sponge cupcake.

I was going to share a cake with Jon but he wasn't feeling too great and as soon as Rupert saw a cake with him on it, it was as good as gone!

The cakes were amazingly fluffy and the icing was delicious.
I managed to get a sneaky taste of the chocolate cake and for someone who prefers a classic sponge I would have quite happily gobbled up the chocolate one if Ru had let me.

These cakes are ideal for special occasions or a nice surprise for someone who needs cheering up!
Its not every day you get cakes in the post!

Fancy winning a box of cupcakes?

Pretty aren't they, why not enter the Rafflecopter below :)

Giveaway will run for 2 weeks.
Winner will be picked at random.
UK only
The prize will be sent from Caketoppers.

I will email the winner and they will have 24 hours to respond before another winner is picked.

If you fancy treating yourself or someone else to a personalised cakes you can use HMB10 at the check out you'll receive a 10% discount

Sunday, 16 October 2016

Sunday Morning

Red sky in the morning shepherds warning.

The twins decided to wake me up this morning by pulling my blind up and showing me the sky.
Normally I wouldn't jump out of bed so fast but I definitely needed to snap a picture!