Showing posts with label Holidays. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Holidays. Show all posts

Saturday, 18 October 2014

North Pier Blackpool...

This week it has been cold and very rainy here..

We have not had to the chance to do any outside adventures. 

Darker nights are on their way.

In from school then lazy nights before bedtime.

Reading, crafting and catching up on homework...

I think we are slow this year adapting to the weather.

No much running...

No Parkrun for a few weeks either a my husband has been working.

We have got to start getting out again now the rain has stopped!!

This week I am sharing some outside ventures from our holiday in Blackpool.

Ones I forgot to post a few weeks ago...

Whoops...

Or you could say I was saving them for a rainy day!?!




Saturday, 13 September 2014

Holidays, Fitness, Fun And Selfies...


When we go on holiday we love to walk for miles, run, and scooter (me and my daughters new hobby together). This is a family fun run and scooter day when we were at Blackpool a few weeks ago.


We ran past the North Pier this time to discover somewhere we had never seen. It was beautiful. Waterfalls, not to busy and miles of perfect running paths. Lots of fun illuminations to see along the way.




Photo bombing my daughters photo for a change, as she loves doing this to me!!


How cool does this course look!?!


Perfect for running and scootering on...


And a few family selfies for good measure..
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On holiday I discovered Vine, so we had fun trying to make a 7 second clip...


Linking up our outside fun over at ~


Country Kids from Coombe Mill Family Farm Holidays Cornwall


Saturday, 6 September 2014

A Postcard From Blackpool...


Last week we had a lovely few days break in Blackpool before the children went back to school. Staying in a hotel for 4 nights, it was lovely. One of the best bit for me was having someone else make breakfast for a change {as well as spending time with my family :)}...

Once we had booked our hotel we noticed it had forecast rain over most of the country all week. Eek!!..

Leaving our oldest 2 sons at home they mentioned it was pouring it down, each time that we rang them.

Luckily Blackpool missed out on all the rain that had been forecast! We were very blessed to have sunshine, cloud free sky's and most importantly for a trip to the Great British seaside ...no rain Hurrah!!







How cool is it having a beach to yourselves first thing in the morning!?!

Linking up our outside fun with-

 Family Farm Holidays Cornwall

Thursday, 4 September 2014

Back To School..


[ Row 1 ~ Shadow shot on Blackpool beach...Telephone boxes in Blackpool { how cool are these!?!}.. New dress to review from Joe Brown ]

[Row 2 ~ My daughter on her first day back to school in year 5 { Aww }... She is loving her new Frozen bag... Lego man In John Lewis ]

[Row 3 ~ Meeting Kim Collins in Birmingham... Sons first day in secondary school, {Aww, when did he grow up!?!} 2 sons back at the same school!! ]


Sometimes you think you don't really do to many different things in 2 weeks... and them you amaze yourself home much you can fit into a fortnight!!

The last 2 weeks have been busy, busy, busy.  Starting off with a few days in London, then a trip to see athletics in Birmingham, then a 4 nights holiday in Blackpool,  back home for our 18th Wedding Anniversary and a mad few day running around the shops buying last minute back to school things.



The children have now all made it back with all new things on. Oh my how old they look in their new uniform!!

What mum leaves it till 2 days before son starts secondary school to buy a blazer?

Eek this one did!!


Thanks to John Lewis in Nottingham I found him a blazer!! I was so pleased to find one I nearly brought him a girls one!! thankfully they did not have his size on the shelve! so I had to ask, then she realised I was buying a girls blazer for a boy and told me....

Phewwww!! son will not forget this day ... Embarrassing mum!!


In John Lewis with the Lego man...

How quickly did the 6 weeks holiday go!?!

I now need a holiday to recover!


Aww a beautiful new dress fro Joe Browns to review,,,

How has the last 2 weeks been for you??


Thursday, 21 August 2014

Adult Micro Floral White Scooter From Micro Scooters Review...



Over the last few weeks I have been having lots of fun testing out this fabulous Adult scooter from micro-scooters.  A few years ago my daughter was lucky enough to review a maxi micro scooterUpdate 2 years 9 months later and My daughter still loves her scooter. Most importantly the scooter is still going strong. Everywhere we go it is "Mum can I take my scooter?"

Every afternoon at home time from school I have to take her scooter up so she can ride home. I must admit, I love her scooter too. I always ride it up to school getting a few odd looks as a 'woman is riding a child's scooter'. The odd comment from passer bys ' Wait till I tell her you have been riding it'.


Things have all changed now as Mum no longer has to watch her daughter having fun. I have been lucky enough to be sent an adult one to road test. Every spare moment we get, we have been going out on the scooters and having lots of fun, whilst exercising too.


About the Floral Scooter
  • New, exclusive floral patterned Micro White scooter combines style with substance.
  • Be prepared to get envious looks wherever you scoot!
  • This scooter glides along effortlessly because of the longer lower deck.
  • With large wheels and a bigger frame for taller riders.
  • The scooter folds making it easy to carry and transport.
  • With an adjustable handlebar height ensuring you scoot in the most comfortable position.








Good to know
  • Colour : Floral White.
  • Age : Adult.
  • Max user weight : 100kg / 15.75stone.
  • Scooter weight : 4.70kg.
  • Bearings : Abec 5.
  • Deck Material : Aluminium.
  • Wheel dimensions : Front & Back 200mm.
  • Wheel style : 78a Cruisers.
  • Deck dimensions : 41cm X 12.7cm.
  • Handlebar height : 72cm-103cm.
  • Folding dimensions : 74cm x 12.7cm x 30cm.
  • Kickstand: Yes.
  • Price : £159.95.
  • Free delivery (3-5 days) when you spend over £50.
  • Standard Delivery (3-5 days) from £1.95.
  • Next Working Day (order by 1pm Mon-Thurs) £7.45.
  • Saturday Delivery (order by 1pm Friday) £12.95.


My thoughts on the Micro Floral White Scooter 

I have always taking the children out on their scooters over the years. As mentioned I often borrow theirs for a quick 5 or 10 minutes. It is only in the last few years that I realised that you could even get scooters suitable for Adults. It was only on a trip to London a couple of years ago that I saw quite a few people in suits riding them to and from work. This got me intrigued, I briefly did some research online, but ultimately chickened out as I was worried about what people would think.. ( On a side note I once bought some roller boots, wore them once. Whilst out someone shouted "R u on somet love?!!!" I never wore them again.!).

Now that I am older and wiser? I tend to not be bothered about what people think, once I hit 40, I had a new mantra " I will do WHAT I WANT and I DON'T CARE what you think". Should have done this when I was 20!! Anyway enough off topic, back to the scooter..

The scooter is quick to assemble, folds in seconds, looks great, supports my weight ok, and feels safe to ride. The break on the rear wheel is effective, even going downhill I felt in control, being able to stop in a timely manner. It has a nice kick stand to lean scooter up when parked. Like most scooters the handle bar height is adjustable, I noticed my hubby having sneaky go. He changed the height of the handlebars. Typically he never put it back to where I had set it for my height. The cheeky monkey or words to that affect!!

First impressions of riding the scooter are:- At first I was slightly wobbly, but soon found my rhythm, my daughter was laughing as she sped away from me, I now can keep up with her. Really. I can now manoeuvre round corners, accelerate quickly, brake, hop up curbs. I even go in the tuck position going downhill, to build speed. Usually panicking if I go too fast, a sight for sore eyes!

I have had the odd comment or stare, but couldn't give a monkeys. It is great fun a nice way to spend time with my daughter, I have enjoyed going out on my own too. I feel in more control than on a push bike. I can easily stop and start, the beauty of a scooter is how easy it is to fold down. It is not too heavy to carry, I managed to carry it for 1 mile round some shops, easily. On a recent train journey it was ideal. The guard on the train was not allowing any more cycles on board, my scooter was tucked away on the luggage rack. Sorted.

Overall then, I am mightily impressed with the scooter. I would whole heartedly recommend it to anyone, who is looking to join in with kids, perhaps as an alternative commuting method or just to have some good clean adult fun!!

I think that is the key word FUN. We often become very serious as we get older, always trying to be responsible for the kids and being set in our ways. I am too serious for sure. This has given me the perfect opportunity to have fun, finally being able to put my roller boot experience to bed!! Over 40 year old Mums of 4 can have FUN. It is allowed. Micro Scooter, I thank you..




About this post-

I got sent this beautiful scooter to test out and review.

All thoughts are my own honest opinion and I did not get paid for this post ...


Tuesday, 5 August 2014

Saturday, 14 June 2014

Football Crazy...


You can imagine having 3 boys and a husband who love their football, I have no control of the TV over the next few weeks!!

Did I mention my boy's love their football?. When they are not outside playing football they are inside watching it. 

 Even a few weeks ago when we were on holiday at Butlins, every given chance my 2 youngest sons were sneaking off for a game.


My daughter loves to play too, that is when she is not sneaking off with the ball!!




They will be glued to the TV cheering England on tonight.

Even I might watch...



Linking up our outdoor over at ~

Country Kids from Coombe Mill Family Farm Holidays Cornwall


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We are proud to be part of the Butlins Ambassador program where we got to choose a 4 night stay in the Wave hotel and review our time here...

Thursday, 5 June 2014

Wave Hotel : Butlins Bognor Regis...



Last year in the Summer Holidays we had a family a break to Butlins in Bognor Regis. We stayed in the apartments, which were opposite the Wave Hotel. When we left the apartment, we often remarked how lovely the Hotel looked. We mentioned to each other how nice it would be to stay there. Little did I know, months after our break, I would become a Butlins Ambassador, having the chance to stay in the hotel.

How lucky are we!?!


Here is a video I made of the Wave Hotel...


A bit about the Wave Hotel From The Official Guide

The Wave Hotel is perfect for families with older children where you can choose from rooms with sea views and balconies to get the most out of your stay.

There’s an interactive games port and kindle & DVD library as well as a café and lounge area so lots of space for independence in a safe and secure environment.

A stay in our Wave Hotel is excellent value for money and guests can also enjoy a few exclusive perks such as extra live show performances and Splash Waterworld sessions.


Our Journey To Butlins

We started our journey down to Bognor Regis by Train from Nottingham. This way we all got to enjoy our break from the moment we left home. No having to drive for my Husband. He could sit back and enjoy his journey too. From Bognor Train Station it is only a 5 to 10 minutes walk to Butlins. Although we had to walk fast as it was raining when we arrived.


Arrival time

Bank Holiday Monday 2pm in the rain was not the best time to arrive. It was really busy for the check in, taking 40 minutes to get the keys. The staff however were very friendly and helpful. They explained the main attractions on site. Giving us tickets for some exclusive performances of the best shows. Once we got the keys we rushed up to the third floor to our room. Phew 5 minutes rest, before the kids wanted to explore..


Opening the door I first noticed how nice and bright everything was. Everything lovingly arranged, Elephant towels, bright yellow wardrobes, and a super cool underwater themed children's room. Wow.

Having a party of 5, 3 adults 2 children (my 2nd eldest son is now 17) we had interlocking rooms. Plenty of space was lovely. My youngest 2 had their pick of beds. Rather than fighting over their favourite. A nice change.!


The children's room are amazing. With an underwater theme, cool bunk beds TVs at the bottom of each bed. 


They really are so much fun, even mum had to try the bunk beds out!!



What's included
  • Kindles available at reception to hire.
  • The Games Port, a light and airy 21st Century games room where you and your family can play each other at all the latest interactive games.
  • iPod input available at front of TVs.
  • Free WiFi.
  • Priority booking for our newest Premium Dining restaurant – the Deck
  • Light and airy Soho Coffee Co. café.
  • 24 hour dedicated reception team.
  • Hotel parking with overflow car park if full.
  • Accessible rooms available.

The lift is cool, carrying on the underwater theme. A fun tune plays, such as the Jaws theme and the song Octopus's Garden.




The children really loved the Game port room. Which is full of interactive and fun games. Such as 3DS Wii PS3 etc. They also had four Apple Macs perfect for checking my blog!!


The beautiful view from our balcony. Over looking the apartment we stayed in last year too, how ironic!?! A perfect view to see when the dining rooms are open. The iconic Skyline pavilion too.  


Thins I Liked In The Wave Hotel
  • The Hotel is of a high standard. 
  • Daily maid service.
  • 24 hours reception.
  • Free WiFi.
  • Nice bar area.
Everything you would imagine from a top city centre Hotel, in a location you would not expect...

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About this post-

We are proud to be part of the Butlins Ambassador program where we got to choose a 4 night stay in the Wave hotel and review our time here...



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