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MYTHICAL CREATURES at Roarr! Dinosaur Adventure

It’s the first day of half term!! Whoop!! I’m really excited to have some time off work to spend with L and he is really excited to have some time off school. Starting the week off with a bang we headed to one of our faves, Roarr!

Roarr!
We were team Dragon for sure

This half term they are offering half price kids entry if they go in fancy dress and it was really fun seeing all the kids dressed up, running around and having fun. There are lots of fun activities to take part in too.

We caught up with my sister and my niece and just made the most of the fact that we were somewhere a one year old and a six year old could both have fun and that there were plenty of things for us to do inside in the warm.

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Blippi Toys Are in the UK

L loves Blippi and has done for so long now. It all started through his love of tractors and us trying to find some suitable and not completely boring tractor videos for him to watch on YouTube.

Blippi Toys UK Launch Box
So excited for the Blippi Toys UK launch box

Blippi was there for us and as L has grown so has Blippi, with videos for every occasion, music albums, books, clothes and toys. A lot of which have only been available in America. But the toys have now launched in the UK and we were sent a huge box of them to celebrate.

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New nocturnal and exotics house to open at Barleylands Farm Park

  • New space opens at Essex farm park for exotic mammals and reptiles 
  • Only place in South-East England where you can see some of these species 
Barleylands

A new nocturnal and exotics house has opened at Essex’s Barleylands Farm Park introducing visitors to some unusual creatures, some of which are not found anywhere else in the South-East of England.  

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Bluestone Winter Lights

Last week we spent a truly magical 4 nights at Bluestone, a fantastic resort in Pembrokeshire. If you haven’t heard about Bluestone it’s well worth checking them out, they offer self catering holidays in a range of lodges and apartments in their very own National Park resort. Surrounded by ancient forests with entertainment on tap you get a marvellous mix of their very special brand of free range fun.

Fairy village in Bluestone
A small hidden fairy outpost along the stream.
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Sleepover fun with SO DIY

Do your kids have sleepovers yet? L seems to be in the minority amongst his friends in that he does. L and his best friend from nursery have had several sIeepovers and they love it. Even If they are little terrors.

It helps that we are good friends with the parents and that both of us are happy for the other to look after and tell each others children what’s what!

So DIY Sleepover kit
Our So DIY Sleepover kit
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Hotel Quality Bedding from The Towel Shop

We have recently finished extending our house and building the perfect space, we are now in the midst of finishing each room and making sure it is all lovely. The Towel Shop have been a great help.

Part of that has also been refreshing existing rooms. We have put some effort into making our conservatory a space to relax, rather than just be a dumping ground for the things we had no room for and we have given our master bedroom a refresh.

Towel shop bedding
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Feature Walls with MuralsWallpaper

After a long hard summer we finished our extension. Getting it built was only part of the project though. Sure having a larger, secure and watertight area was lovely but it needed flooring, decorating and furnishing. MuralsWallpaper were there to help.

MuralsWallpaper Feature Wall
Our beautiful feature wall

With the now extended living area, completely new spare room, storage cupboard and now distinctly longer hallway to paint and not much time or patience left and a very exciting, but out of my comfort zone, feature wall to arrange we needed help!

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Learning to Knit with LoveCrafts

At the end of last year I was asked by LoveCrafts if there was anything new on the craft front I would like to learn in the new year. Now as you all know, I love my crafts and cross stitch, embroidery, papercrafts, jewelry making and more have all all been staples of my crafting life. However, for the longest time, both crochet and knitting have eluded me.

LoveCrafts Knitting Patterns
Ready to start trying to knit

Many a time I have tried my hand at both crafts, having slightly more success with knitting than crochet, but never finishing a project. After a bit of thought I decided crochet was probably still a bit out of my reach but I could actually learn how to knit.

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Make Half Term braziliant at Amazona Zoo!

Big cats, a toucan, tarantulas and tapirs will make Half Term braziliant at Amazona Zoo!

One of Norfolk’s leading attractions, Amazona Zoo in Cromer offers a unique Half Term day out where families can explore and learn about a varied and fascinating selection of animals native to South America from big cats to resident creepy crawlies. 

Amazona
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What’s on at TURTLE BAY THIS VEGANUARY

IT’S SUNSHINE FOR THE SOUL AT TURTLE BAY THIS VEGANUARY WITH 28 VEGAN DISHES AND OVER 30 VEGAN COCKTAILS!

  • 28 vegan dishes in Turtle Bay’s plant-based collection
  • Over 30 vegan cocktails
  • Turtle Bay offers more vegan options than anywhere else on the high street.
  • A sunshine-inspired sanctuary of rum, reggae and jerk awaits this January.
  • 241 on mocktails for dry January
  • Lunch deal for £10 and set menu from £12
Turtle Bay
Love the cool vibes
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