Tuesday, 27 August 2013

A Week of Carnival Fun

Sheringham Beach

Last week Harvey had his friend Lee over to stay for the week, lee is a couple of days older than Harvey and i was worried how i was going to deal with 2 boisterous four year olds for a week, i had planned lots of activities to do and with Cromer carnival week the same time, it gave me another 2 days of fun things to do!
We have spent the week wondering through the woods, swimming in the sea and building sandcastles on the beach, playing down the park in the evenings, we went swimming at the local pool, we have watched the carnival parade, aerobatic displays from Wildcat Aerobatics, been on the funfair and watched a spectacular fireworks display (which my camera had died so i couldn't get any photos!) we have all had a lovely week of fun together and lots of lovely memories made :)

Building sandcastles 

First paddle in the sea
Making his own rock pool

Lee in a police car on the carnival field

Harvey being cheeky

Tickle fight!

Lee enjoying our picnic
Wildcat Aerobatics

Wildcats in diamond formation

Sophie & Zackary waiting for the parade
Harvey waiting for the parade

Lee excited waiting for the parade

Lee & Minnie mouse (mega excited!)

Harvey on the fair ride

Lee on a fair ride

Both kids on the roller coaster

Zooming around the track

Lee on the giant bouncy slide (i wasnt allowed on :( and harvey didnt want a go)

Both Kids shattered after carnival night

 My next mission is to finish school shopping for when Harvey starts school in a couple of weeks!

Tuesday, 13 August 2013

Pettitts Animal Adventure Park - A Day Out With Nanny And Grandad

Last Monday me and Harvey were taken out by my mum and dad to Pettitts Animal Adventure Park, The last time i went there was when i was a child, probably only a little bit older than what Harvey is now, and the only thing i can remember is being bounced by a goat! 
We had a fantastic day and Harvey even plucked up the courage to pet and feed the goats, i got eaten by an over friendly little goat and we had endless rides on the trains, and Harvey really enjoyed looking at all the different animals. 

On the funfair train


Harvey petting the goats

My mum and Harvey feeding the goats

Being surrounded by goats!


Coaxing out a shy goat

Very friendly little fella

Driving his very own tractor

Crashing the tractor into grandads legs on purpose!

Funny face!

Gnome garden


Grandad, Harvey and Nanny

Ball pit raccoon?

More goaty piccs!

Tuesday, 30 July 2013

My Favourite Childhood Holiday Memory

As kids we always went to Butlins Skegness for our holidays and what fantastic memories were made there! i can remember my little sister as a baby curled up on my bed one afternoon after swimming, and as a toddler she cried her eyes out when we went to meet Noddy! I remember my brother falling asleep whilst getting his face painted as a tiger, and our dad splashing us about in the pool! I remember that there used to be little electric boxes in the cupboard that we had to put a card in to have power! There was a giant armchair! The photo shop where after getting our photos taken, the next day we would go and look for them among all the others taken! i loved the little roller coaster and would go on it again and again! My most favourite thing of all was the monorail!
All 3 of us on the giant sofa!
My brother just after he had woken up from having his face painted and me!

There has never been just one special holiday memory as a child, they were all magical!

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Safety 1st Extra Tall Pressure Fit Stair Gate Review

Safety 1st UK recently sent me an Extra Tall Pressure Fit Stair Gate to review. 

This is a nice sturdy gate once up and keeps the younger children out but the older ones can open it with ease, ideally i wanted to keep Harvey (4) out of the kitchen as he likes to help himself to the fruit bowl a bit too often but he could easily open it! Also it has kept my mums dog out while i have been looking after him as it is too tall for him to jump and my friends children are all too young (from 5 months to 3 years) to be able to open it so it is perfect for them!

The gate was pretty easy to put up except when it came to putting the extension on, i had to keep checking back and forth on the instructions which are just diagrams, in my opinion a few written explanations would have been helpful, i also had a bit of trouble getting the plastic out of the gate to put the extension in, but other than that it was easy to put together and took me just over 30minutes. As it is a pressure fit gate, all you have to do is just wind the bolts and it pushes the gate into place!

Harvey also was very happy with the big box that the gate arrived in and he has turned it into a rocket ship!

The stair gate can be bought from Argos for £29.99 HERE

Product description / spec

  • Pressure fit.
  • 2 way opening.
  • Single locking.
  • Easy close.
  • Auto shut.
  • 1 handed opening and locking.
  • Step over bar.
  • Height 91cm.
  • Fits openings from 73 to 80cm.
  • Maximum width with extensions 94cm.
General information:
  • Supplied fully assembled.

Friday, 7 June 2013

Butlins Skeness Holiday 2013

Last year i had done nothing for my birthday so about a week after it i had booked another holiday to Butlins with my friend Dani and her little brother, my brother, his girlfriend and their baby (my gorgeous nephew Zackary) and of course my Harvey, for my birthday in April this year :)

I had booked for Butlins Skegness as it is the closest to us and i don't really like to drive so our journey should have really only took around 2 hours, BUT and i don't know how or why (other than the million and one sick stops and toilet stops we had to take for Harvey and jay lol) it managed to take us over 4 hours to get there! i had intended on spending the first day at the market & funfair but as we dint leave until gone 12 due to Tom having an appointment, we arrived around 5ish, all tired, ill and hungry!

On arriving we were greeted by the lovely guys on the gates and was given clear instructions on where to go and what to do next, obviously from going to Butlins many times before i kinda knew what to do and where to go but so much has changed since my last visit to Skegness in 2010!
Most noticeable was the construction work going on with the new pool, i was under the impression that everything had opened fully and everything was complete the week before we was due to arrive, i had heard no different from Butlins and even their Facebook page had nothing about the delayed completion. i was very disappointed as the two new bits i was most looking forward to were the outdoor splash zone and outdoor lazy river and these were still being built :(

Once inside the skyline we went to find our check in point. The boys were totally amazed at the size, sound and all the fantastic things inside and were off in whatever direction there was sweets, characters and flashing lights! Everything has been updated an looks very modern, the first thing i noticed in the skyline was the new Jellyfish Lounge which i believe used to be called Bar Rosso (we spent a lot of late evenings in the Jellyfish!) as that was where we had to go to pick up our keys, it looks great with real bubbles in a glass wall, another thing the boys were amazed by!

We had a fantastic time and hopefully me and Harvey will be returning soon :)

Our apartment with Dani hanging out of the window!

The view from our living room

Jay & Harvey were excited to see Bob the builder

The Skyline Gang during one of their many shows

Jay & Harvey in a VW Campervan

Harvey & Jay on one of the rides in Bobs yard

Harvey on the airplanes in Bobs yard

Harvey & Jay fast asleep on the sofa and baby Zackary having fun on the floor

We had different cocktails in the Jellyfish each night

The three boys

The new fountains that unfortunately weren't complete so we didn't get to play in :( 

View of the Skyline Pavillion

Thomas, Harvey and Sophie on the Dodge'ems

Billy Bear!

Harvey has found a new love with GIANT candyfloss!

Harvey loved feeding the ducks and other birds from the window,
although his breakfast did go out a couple of times too

I stole Zackary away for his first play in a soft play area!