6 Miles Walk...

Hurry up dad, it's my turn!!

When the snow arrived at the beginning of the month it was so much fun. Everybody loved it. Before it had settled the children wanted to go out and play in it. Walks out, snowballing fun, making snowmen, slipping, sliding, Nerf fun and going on a walkie talkie adventure.

Now a month later and the snow is back again {lost count how many times it has come and gone now this month!}. Not too much fun now, cold, icy and everyone is fed up with it. The flu, colds and fever has caught us all {apart from hubby} and now I am really looking forward to warmer weather...

This was a 6 miles walk through the woods when the snow was exciting ..

Linking our outdoor fun up with ~ Coombe Mill

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Guess It's Back : Wellies Ready...



Last year we had no snow through the whole year. Shame really as the children love to see it. Even I like to see to arrive for a few days but am equally as happy to see it go to, especially when it turns to slush and ice..

So far this year it has snowed 3 times. Once for a week over Christmas and into the new year, just for a few days a week or so later. Guess what!?! it is back again..

You can imagine how the disappointed the children was this morning as their schools were not shut today. At least they will be happy when they get home though as it has been snowing all day long...

My youngest son and I have been doing a runstreak {running at lease a mile every day since Christmas}. Even though I have been really poorly with a cold this week. Not  really looking forward to today run!!

I really thought we had seen the last of the snow for this year. It was only a few day ago the sun was shining and my mum got a picture of Mr Hedgehog sneaking out of hibernation. Hope he has gone back now and snuggled up nice warm...

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Wednesday blog Hop...



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Snow : The B&W Photography Project...

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Wicked Wednesday...

And my Wicked Wednesday is my daughter not wanting a photo took with me and her brother.Then photo bombing the picture !!

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Christmas Jumper Selfies ...


Having some fun with selifies and Christmas jumpers. Trying to get both the youngest two children on a Christmas photo is hard work though. Daughter did not want to play so she photo bombed them instead!! All good fun though...

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Flashback Friday : Putting Up The Christmas Tree 2013...

My youngest two are all excited for the weekend when we can go into the garage to sort out the Christmas decorations. On Monday I have been told by them, we will be putting tree up. 

I was thinking maybe we will wait a while this year, however after a trip to the shops today I had a change of heart., Seeing all the shops decorated, the Christmas music playing and every other shop seemingly selling Christmas jumpers I was finally getting into the Christmas season. I just wish my bank balance was!!

So once school is done Friday we will get the kids a new jumper, set up the advent calenders, then wait until Monday morning to trim up.

A few pictures of last year.






Christmas 2013



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Cross Country Relays At Berry Hill Park...


Last week my second eldest son ran the Cross Country Relays at Berry Hill Park. Each year 1,000's of runners of all ages come to the park to race x country. If this day was not get my running mojo back, no day would.


This is an event all the family love to go to watch. My husband and all my sons had been looking forward to this event for some time. Would it be raining? would it be cold? would it be muddy? like previous year? No, It must have been the warmest year on record for this event, {well in years} as usually I am wrapped up warm hiding behind scarf's, hat and gloves with the cold.

Not this year!!

The ladies races is the one that inspires me..  Women of all ages, running unbelievably fast... one day lol...


My son did great and was very pleased with his race. It is hard to get a good picture when he is running though...

Sometimes my kids do not want their photo taken...


Sometimes they do lol...

So on Tuesday I did a 6 mile run and rep session at running club, after 5 weeks off from running. Great to get back on it again but the boiler being broken don't make it easy to get out the door as freezing water is not much of an intensive to get me out running.

 Great news too, we have found someone to replace our boiler, put it where we want it putting, and at the right price!! 

Roll on a week on Monday...


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Catch!?!


Linking up with -

b2d Wordless Wednesday
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Pound The Alarm...





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Victoria Embankment ..

There are lots of beautiful parks in Nottinghamshire and one of our favourite places is at The Victoria Embankment. The first time I seen it, I wanted to move here!! I phoned my husband up and said, pack up we are moving.

Nothing ever materialized from that conversation but we love to visit when possible. They also hold lots of great events held here too, so lots of things to look out for. Last year I ran the Nottingham half marathon, we also had a great time at the Arm Forces Day where we watched the Red Arrows fly by and a bike race event was on not to long ago...

How cool is the park for the children!?!











Now if you can get up, you can get down!! "I'm not getting down until someone helps me" *rushes over to help* wow it looks a long way up there!!

Linking up our park fun over at-

  Family Farm Holidays Cornwall
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Bop It Beats! From Hasbro Gaming : Review ...


Bop it!
Spin it!
Scratch it! 
Flip it!
Reverse it!

My daughter and I have been having lots of fun testing out the new Bop It Beats game this week, from Hasbro Gaming. How cool is this DJ style turntable? The principle is the same as the original games, with a whole new makeover and musical twist.





As you may have guessed from the picture above, we are big fans of all the Bop it games. Having 4 children ranging from 9 to 20 years old, they all have enjoyed fun bop it games over the years. Mum and dad always love joining in with the fun too!!

Everyone used to argue whose turn it was, my eldest son being the first to clear the original Bop it. We often ended up buying more than one of each model to save on tantrums!

The new Bop It 'Beats' is so much fun, think original Bop it crossed with a fun DJ style twist. The aim of the game is still the same, to see who can get the highest score by following the instruction being told. The music plays and you are the DJ.

Start the game by hitting the bop it button on the side. Nicki Minaj music ,'Pounds the alarm' starts to play. Then follow the instruction being shouted out.

Bop it!
Spin it!
Scratch it! 
Flip it!
Reverse it!

As the game goes on the difficult level increases. There are 5 game modes~Classic, Classic Party, DJ, DJ Party or Remix. To change the games, slowly turn the turntable before you start, to choose which one you want to play.

Classic game

Starts off nice and easy, then the speed increases and the reverse and repeat commands are added.

Classic Party game

Same as the classic game but you can have more players, simply pass it over to your friend when the command says so. Perfect for a party game!!

DJ game

This is a game of memory, follow the instructions he will tell you the moves and you don't start until he says go!! This is such a fun game on the memory!! Aww it gets harder as it goes on too..

DJ Party game 

The Dj game you can play with friends. Pass it over on command ...

 Remix game

Freestyle mode, have fun practising all the modes, flipping it and seeing the Bop it light up...

Me and my daughters favourite game is the classic and DJ party games, so we can play together. I ended up waiting for my 4th child to have one who just enjoys playing, not caring if they win or lose. Fun is the name of the game. If my boys are reading take note?! Hubby too...

To change the level simply press the bop it button to turn the turntable around slowly to pick a new game.


About Bop it beats
  • Bop It! Beats game combines the classic Bop It! game with songs by your favorite musical artists.
  • Spin the turntable to win in the all-new Bop It! 
  • Beats game. Bop It! Beats is just like the classic game you know and love but with a funky hip-hop twist. Choose from five game modes and move fast to keep up with the action. Spin the disc clockwise, scratch it up, or reverse and spin the turntable when the game commands it. Go solo or gather some friends to see who's the real musical master. You can also co-operate and try to beat a high score together! With music by famous artists in the mix, and lots of challenging difficulty levels, Bop It
  • Beats is rockin' fun from start to finish. 
  • 5 game modes.
  • Classic, Classic Party, DJ, DJ Party or Remix.
  • Difficulty levels increase as the Classic and DJ games progress.
  • For kids aged eight and up.
  • Not suitable for children under 3 years old.
  • 1 or more players.
  • 3 x AAA batteries are required.
  • Batteries included.
  • Price £21.99



About this post-

I got sent this Bop it Beats for review.

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


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Magical World Journals : Tree Man Review...


Have you heard of Magical World Journals?

I have been following them on Twitter for a while now. I was very intrigued how unusual, fun and creative their unique journals are. I really like their products and was thinking how these would make nice gifts for my 2 youngest children. Would they like them? Or would they be scared?

I was really pleased when they contacted me and asked if I would like to review a journal. I liked the unicorn one and thought the Treeman journal would make a nice surprise for my 11 year old son. He loves to write fun adventure stories. I thought this book would be great to store all his ideas in.


When the journal arrived, I gave the package to my son and said "look what the postman has bought you" He was so excited a present had arrived for him, he quickly opened it. "Wow it's awesome" he said with a big grin on his face.

He was really pleased with it, All morning before I had chance to take some pictures, he was making notes in it, showing his sister what he had done.


Magical World Journals

"We want to inspire kids to use their creativity and imagination, creating epic stories, crazy drawings, beautiful poems and secret diaries!"



About Tree Man Journal 
  • 96 pages, each with a border or small illustration of the creatures that inhabit the magical world of the TreeMan!
  • 3D soft plastic cover (hand painted) of TreeMan’s face!
  • Size: 18cm x 14cm
  • Not suitable for children under 3 years old
  • £9.95
There are 3 more in the collection-

Vampires The Journal £14.95
Unicorns The Journal £14.95
Dragons The Journal £15.95

Just after I got sent my review copy, I won the unicorn one in a competition for my daughter. She loves hers too and her ideas and book go everywhere with her...


About this post-

I got to choose a magical world journal for the point of this review. All thoughts are my own honest opinion and I did not get paid for this post ...


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