Magic Moments // Hot Wax and Wet Wipes

Bouyed by my recent makey-doo experiences with Harry, I jumped at the offer from a friend to take our children to the Cheshire Candle Factory.  We thought we would spend a good part of the day there and paid for the package which consisted of making a candle, decorating a candle holder, making a sand ornament, and painting a clay figure.   The first place we headed off to was the candle making section – the bit I’d been excited about the most.  On came the plastic aprons, up went the sleeves, out came the wet wipes, and we Read on…

Magic Moments // First Bake Off

I’ve been meaning to do a bit more “makey-do” stuff with Harry so when I was out shopping and spotted The Good Dinosaur Cake Packet Mix, it was a complete no-brainer what our next mum and son activity was going to be. The Good Dinosaur was the first film that we took Harry to see and we all loved it. He has books, plastic figures and the DVD of it. I knew that our first cake making experience was going to be a winner.  The only question was “how much mess were we going Read on…

Magic Moments // New Season Same Fun

It’s here.  It’s the time of the year I look forward to so much.  It is the start of Spring which means it’s time to pitch our caravan back down the coast.  My definition of happiness has to involve a caravan in there somewhere.  I love it.  It is our space where we just strip back all the complexities of life, put the brakes on, and focus on what is important – and that undoubtedly means spending quality time as a family. Yes, I admit that our site is a little muddy at the moment.  But that is why Read on…

Magic Moments // Winter Clear Up

It only takes a few days of sunshine for me to start thinking about summer evenings sitting out in the back garden, catching the last few rays of the day, enjoying the warmth of the sun on my face.  And then I look out of the kitchen window and I come back to earth with a bump. My back garden is a disgrace!  Over the winter my pots have suffered frost damage, there are broken fence panels, leaves are all in the flower beds, and the grass needs treating.  It is only now I realise that I forgot Read on…

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Magic Moments // Oops a Daisy

Harry just can’t seem to keep himself out of the wars.  He has been constantly falling over his own feet.  I thought it was because his new trainers were too big but a friend told me it could just be that he is growing and losing his balance as everything recalculates.  It is an interesting theory but I haven’t verified it with Dr Google yet to know it to be true.  Two particular events last weekend just typify what is going on. We woke up early on Saturday and the sun was shining.  After Read on…

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Magic Moments // A Winter Walk

Last weekend we went for a walk with Taid Bobby to a nature trail not far from where we live.  The rain had stopped, the sun had come out, but the wind was still a little on the sharp side so we made sure we were all dressed up nice and warm.  With the amount of rain we have had it was also essential to don the wellies. Harry loves being out and about in the fresh air.  He likes running around (which inevitably means roaring at the top of his Read on…

Magic Moments // The Islands Chester Zoo

We have an annual pass for Chester Zoo and we spend quite a lot of our time there as a family.  So when I saw that Channel 4 had made a programme about The Secret Life of Chester Zoo I immediately had it on series record.  I have always been fascinated about what goes on behind the scenes and the programme does not disappoint.  Last weeks programme focused on transporting the tigers to their new enclosure on the Islands and the stresses and planning that went in to it.  So this weekend we decided to pay Read on…

Splash Landings Alton Towers

Magic Moments // Splash Landings

We have just got back from an overnight stay at the Alton Towers Hotel.  We stayed on a mid week deal that included bed and breakfast and free entrance to the waterpark, all for only £65.  Check-in is from 3pm but when we arrived at midday we were told that our room was available.  We had a standard room to sleep 4, which consisted of a double bed and a single bed with a pull out.  This was the perfect set up for us as we didn’t have to worry about Harry falling out of anything.  The room Read on…

Magic Moments // Peppa Pig Live

I stupidly made the mistake of telling H we were off to see Peppa Pig the moment we woke up.  For 2 hours, at approx 5 minutes intervals, all I heard was “go see Peppa Pig now”.  The first few times it was endearing and then it just became irritating.  We picked up his friend (and her Mummy) and set off on our hour long car journey, both children very excited about meeting Peppa.  We arrived, parked up, and headed in doors.  Quickly – but not quickly enough to be fleeced for purchase a programme Read on…

Magic Moments // Scooter

It hasn’t been the best of weeks.  Harry has been ill for most of it so my husband and I have had to take it in turns to have time off work to look after him.  He just has not been able to shift this cold now for what feels like months.  On Monday I was treated to this all day. Even being in work felt more appealing. Yes, I know I am mean to take this photo – but Hubby wouldn’t have believed he was as bad as I said he Read on…