Wednesday, 18 July 2018

Goodbye to a primary school....

Today I am going to watch Ellie's leavers assembly. I know it's going to be emotional. Not only is she saying goodbye to the school, I am too!....Both my girls started in the nursery. Becky when she had just turned 4 and Ellie when she had just turned 3....At the end of the week it is the end of my time at the school too....


I have seen 4 head teachers and many teachers come and go. I think there is only about 4 or 5 of the original teaching staff left.....All of the teachers in our little school were fantastic and the one's which taught my girls have a special place in my heart...

There was one which we didn't get along with. Shortly after Stu's mam passed away Stu's dad did too....Becky had to take the day off for the funeral and for Stu's mam's that was fine but when it came to taking it off for Stu's dad's funeral we were made to feel like we were lying for a sneaky day off....The teachers exact words to Stu were if you want Becky to stay off school you have to prove your father is dead! Stu showed amazing self control! The teacher didn't stay for long after that. Apparently he had kids lined up against a wall shouting at them like a drill sergeant and disappeared soon after.


 I have watched so many plays, assemblies and performances...They have all been fantastic in their own way.....We haven't see a lot of sports day's, they were always rained off....I will always remember when Becky won first place at the egg and spoon race at her last sports day. She is the most un-sporty child and she was so proud of herself and rightly so....Ellie did well in her last sports day too! 

My girls haven't all been angels at school....They have both tested the patience of their teachers. Becky when she was in Year 1. She really played up being disruptive in class, not doing as she was told and refusing to do work....The teacher would come out early every day to have a word with me about what she had been up to. I was mortified each day for about 6 months....I put it down to the fact it was the first male teacher she had and it just didn't sit right with her....lol

Ellie used to be a little devil....She made the softest, sweetest teacher shout so much that another child ended up in tears because she was scared....Ellie didn't care.....She has never like writing and did all she could to get out of it including flooding the girls toilets. She's had detentions, red cards, written lines and telling's off.....I am so glad her behaviour has improved over the last few of years!


In the school yard I met three of my closest friends....After this week there will only be one left with a child in primary school but we will still continue to meet up every week for coffee and a gossip.....

I had a time helping out with the PTA which was fun....It is so interesting seeing kids in the school when their parents are not around.....hehehe The school discos were headache inducing though....I was very glad that they were always on a Friday so I could come home and have a large glass of wine!

Last year I blogged about how we were saying goodbye to a headteacher and I wondered how the new one would fare. She has done an amazing job and has brought about so many positive changes.....I will be sad to say goodbye to her. She has been a fantastic help with Ellie and her suspected autism. If it wasn't for her we would have fallen at the first hurdle. She really cares about the school and I hope she stays for many years to come.....

There will be tears on Friday....I am dreading it. I think Ellie is ready for the next step in her education but I really don't want to say goodbye to the primary school....

Tuesday, 17 July 2018

Trying something new with Emily Crisps. #CrunchOn

I have tried vegetable crisps in the past but have found none that I have been really keen on and I don't think I have ever tried fruit crisps so when I have the chance to review some I had to say yes!


Emily Crisps is a range of premium fruit and vegetable crisps made from only the finest and freshest produce....Choose sweet or savoury from a collection of classic and bold flavours created to send your taste buds on a tantalising journey!

Emily Wong, founder of Emily’s Crisps says “I’m passionate about eating well, travelling the world and encouraging all of us to be the boldest possible versions of ourselves – I want to support everyone to make changes big and small to be the best they can be. I created my crisps with this attitude and believe that each pack has the ability to give a spring to your step and inspire you to discover your own adventure. Of course, we do add the crunch, lots of it, to make sure all of our crisps snap just as they should!”

When they arrived I was really drawn to them. The packaging is really eye catching and appealing....The crisps inside are made by using pressure and low temperatures which means they avoid using additives or preservatives. The way they are made preserves their natural tasty goodness while creating an amazing crunch...


Emily crisps are available in five different flavours. Each packet counts as one of your five a day. They are gluten free, vegan friendly and are completely natural.

We were sent four of the flavours to try.....The only one we didn't try was the Crunchy Pineapple one.

Crunchy Red Apple - Carefully chosen for their taste and texture. Made from red apples.

This was the one I was most keen to try. They did not disappoint. They are crunchy but not too hard that you really have to chew down on them....They are sweet but not too sweet which meant of course my girls loved them. I thought I might have been able to keep these for myself....I will be buying these again as my girls aren't keen on eating apples but they would gladly eat a packet of these each.... 


Crunchy French Bean, Sugar Snap Peas and Black Edamame - This light mix of fresh spring greens includes crispy French beans, sugar snap peas and nutty black edamame beans to create a bright and vibrant flavour...

I was surprised when I opened these. I expected a traditional crisp shape but found whole vegetables....I gave these a try but they were not for me. I didn't dislike them but I couldn't see myself eating a whole packet. Ellie wouldn't try them. I think it was because they looked too much like vegetables but Becky did and she said they were OK....Remember it is all down to personal taste. When it comes to food something we're not so keen on you might love....

Crunchy Sweet Potato, Carrot and Beetroot - This earthy combo features the finest root vegetables: naturally sweet carrot, rich beetroot and creamy sweet potato all jam-packed full of taste.

I didn't think I was going to be keen on these but when I opened the packet they just looked appealing especially the carrot and beetroot....The sweet potato part didn't look that nice but looks can be deceiving! The flavours and the crunch is there and once I started eating these I didn't want to stop. These are a great snack and even the kids liked them. 


Crunchy Fig Banana - Featuring fig bananas picked at the perfect moment of ripeness. They combine a crazy crunch with the sweetest, figtastic flavour.

I expected these to smell more of banana but it didn't matter they sure tasted of them....They are a lot sweeter than the other crisps and would be perfect if you want something sweet but also something a little healthier. These were the one's that Ellie was the keenest to try. She loves bananas and now she loves these. These lasted 5 minutes at the most with the 3 of us sharing them.

As a family we loved 3 out of the 4 packets we tried....I already have my orders from my girls to buy more of these crisps and I think I will. My girls love to snack during the school holidays and these will be ideal. I feel better about them eating something like this than normal crisps and unhealthy snacks!

Emily Crisps are available from Waitrose, Sainsbury’s, Ocado.com, Tesco, Boots, Lloyd’s Pharmacy, Holland & Barrett, Planet Organic and Whole Foods. They have a recommended retail price of £1.50 for 35 grams.


We were sent these crisps free of charge to try in exchange for this blog post.

Monday, 16 July 2018

A cheap week! Our weekly meal plan! #mealplanningmonday


It's the last week of school....Hooray! I am excited for this week but I know it's going to be emotional....We have a leavers assembly, a church service with school and on Friday Ellie will be leaving primary school and I know I am going to cry....

Last weeks meal plan went well....I can't remember why but on Wednesday we didn't end up eating what was planned....I'm blaming the fact I was looking forward to the England match and I couldn't focus on anything. lol We had a Indian takeaway. It's been a while since we last had one so we really enjoyed it....

I felt really chuffed with myself when I ordered the shopping.....I went through all the cupboards and freezer and I only bought what we needed. The shopping bill came to just under £80 and that included 2 bottles of wine, ice lollies and sweets for the kids....This is the time of year where I really need to start saving money. It's the girls birthdays next month and the month after, I have uniform to buy and all the back to school things. Eek!

This week on the menu we have:

Monday - Turkey breast joint with mash & veg....
Tuesday - Fajitas using the Iceland meal in a bag mix....
Wednesday - Greggs Sausage & Bean Melts with potato wedges....
Thursday - Quiche and salad....
Friday - McDonalds. An end of term treat!
Saturday - Pizza....
Sunday - A fry up! Sausages, bacon, eggs, black pudding, beans, tomatoes, hash browns and toast....

What are you eating this week? 

Saturday, 14 July 2018

Squishies, Fun at school & Roses - Week 28. #Project365

This week seems to have flown over which is of course a good thing....We have one week left of school and then it's the summer holidays which the kids are very excited about.

Ellie my youngest has been up to the secondary school for 4 days this past week and mostly loved it....Becky my teen has spent the week dreading sports day. The unsporty kids just have to sit and watch the sporty kids. It turns out she had an OK time. She spent most of it playing on her phone. lol

Now for a photo every day....


187/365 - 7th July.
Becky my teen was taking good care of the electronic baby from school...I am so proud of her.

188/365 - 8th July.
Ellie my youngest spent some of her pocket money to buy a bottle of hand wash just so she could make some amazing bubbles!

189/365 - 9th July.
My youngest is obsessed with Squishies and I was lucky to win some and they arrived.....Half were given to her and half put away for her birthday.

190/365 - 10th July.
Ellie spent time at the secondary school this week and had time in the science department....She was very excited to get her Bunsen Burner License! 

191/365 - 11th July.
The roses have finally bloomed in the front garden.

192/365 - 12th July.
I was sent a selection of natural products from The Solid Bar Company to try out....

193/365 - 13th July.
My teen got in from school and went straight on the xbox! She had no homework to do and it is nearly the end of term....


Friday, 13 July 2018

My little girl has been to big school. #WotW

This week my Word of the Week is:


For four days this week Ellie has been at the secondary school for transition week. It has been a big week for her and us all in many ways....

Ellie started the week by walking to school for the first time....She had to be at her primary school by half past eight so the year sixes could walk to the secondary school.....Usually she will walk home alone or with friends but we like to walk her to school just to make sure she gets there.....It was a big step for all of us. Ellie thought it was great but I found it strange....I think we're going to have a struggle come September when she has to leave the house at 8am. Eek!

I was on edge all day, worrying about how she would get on but I needn't have worried. She came in full of smiles and stories about her day....On Monday they did sports, drama and lots of getting to know people activities....They were shown around the school and it was a fun day!

I had been worried about who she would be with in her tutor group but thankfully Ellie was put with a few of her friends.....Phew! As the week has gone on she has made new friends and her new and old friends are all mixing. It's so nice. 

On Tuesday they got into more of a routine and had some lessons....Science where she got her Bunsen Burner license, English and Maths....She said she had seen Becky around school and when they passed on the stairs gave each other a high 5. hehehe 

When Becky went up to the secondary school she had no one to give her any tips and tricks but Ellie has got everything sussed thanks to Becky.....She spends half her lunch money at morning break to get a sandwich or a big slice of pizza then gets chips or pasta for lunch. That way she has time to go to lunch club which is a safe place for just year 7's to get away from the bigger kids....

Yesterday the kids from Ellie's primary school who take part in musical after school clubs like the choir and trombones were invited back for another day at the secondary school....They did musical workshops and they put on a concert for the parents.....

We walked in and could see from Ellie's face that she wasn't happy. We found out that two girls from her primary school had been picking on her and telling new people that Ellie doesn't listen, encouraging them not to speak to her. What they failed to mention is that Ellie is deaf in one ear and doesn't always hear. I was fuming! We met the special education needs person and she was wonderful. She really reassured me that behaviour like that would not be happening in September.

We hung around and waited for Becky to come out of school and then went back in. Ellie had a fantastic time showing us around the school....We know our way around the school with Becky being there for 4 years but we let Ellie have her moment....The Science teachers were showing off experiments, there was a mad hatters tea party in the English department and we had a lovely chat with the principal. 

Even though Becky is going up to year 11 nothing much has changed for her.....She has all the same teachers and lessons. The only difference is apart from the 6th former's her year is the oldest in the school....

Today Ellie is back to primary school and I will be speaking to head about the two bullies. They are having a non-uniform day and a disco which should be fun and Becky has sports day which she hates....All the non-sporty kids don't get to take part and just have to watch. I have sent her off to school with some magazines and a packed lunch....I'm sure she will enjoy it.


Thursday, 12 July 2018

The weekend that the electronic baby came to stay....

My teenager Becky chose Health & Social care as one of her GCSE options and she really loves that lesson....Each student has the chance to take one of the RealCare Baby Infant Simulator home. (The electronic baby) as we have been calling it....

The electronic baby was brought home on Friday. It was activated at 5pm and deactivated on Sunday at 2.30pm to give her a break before school started on Monday....She had the option to bring it home in a car seat or a pushchair. She didn't fancy the car seat so the pushchair it was. I had to go and pick her up as she felt daft pushing it home herself.....I met her in the reception of the school and one of the teachers I knew came over to have a nosy! She thought I had, had a new baby. The pushchair must have looked pretty convincing. lol


As soon as 5pm came around the baby started crying...When it cried Becky had 2 minutes to get the bracelet which came with it and put it on it's chest to say it was being cared for. It would beep and then Becky had to decide whether it needed feeding, burping, it's nappy changed or rocking....It came with a bottle and two nappies with sensors in the back so it could tell when it had been changed....When it's needs had been satisfied it cooed and it was such a welcome sound.


There was no order to it....When my girls were babies and woke up from a sleep I would change their nappy while I was waiting for a bottle to heat, feed them, burp them and then rock them if they were not on their way back to sleep. This baby was totally random! 

On Friday night Becky really didn't get a break....Every time she met the needs of the baby and sat down for 5 minutes it started crying again. She found undressing and dressing it when she had to change the nappy was the hardest challenge. By the end of the weekend the kept it in a vest or a sleep suit. hehehe We are hoping that because it was so warm she can get away with keeping it in a vest and nappy....hehehe

Ellie was there to offer advice and was such a mother hen running around passing Becky the bottle or a nappy....She even had a go of feeding it. I took pity on Becky when it got to about 7pm and she hadn't been able to get her tea in peace....I fed it.


My girl learnt what real parenting was when she made a cup of tea and the baby needed caring for....By the time she got back to her cuppa, it was cold. Welcome to parenting. Now she has an idea what I have been dealing with for years....lol


She made a makeshift bed for the baby out of a washing basket and blanket and went to bed pretty early considering it was a Friday night....She knew she was going to be woken up and she was but not until about 5am Saturday morning....It was needy for about 40 minutes and then didn't cry again until just gone 9am....At 5am it did wake the whole house up. Thankfully we all managed to get back to sleep....

Saturday seemed easier for Becky.....The baby cried and needed attention but Becky was quicker at meeting it's needs but the night was no fun!. The baby woke her up at 2, 4 and 7am....The worst was the 4am as the baby needed caring for for a good 40 minutes.....I suppose that's what happens with a real baby though....

Becky has a whole new level of respect for single parents.....Apart from when she had something to eat on Friday while I fed it she looked after the electronic baby from school for 40 odd hours....She is in awe that there is parents who have babies and do it all alone.....


She wasn't going to have a baby anytime soon but this had really made her think about when she does. She wasn't joking when she said that she wants a partner, a nanny and all the grandparents around to help....She sure has learned that babies are a big commitment.....


The RealCare Baby Simulator is a fantastic gadget. It tracks Care events, mishandling actions, including Shaken Baby Syndrome, head support and wrong positions, surrounding temperatures, time in a car seat/pushchair and clothing changes.....


Becky got her report back earlier this week and I was amazed at the results! I know she did well but I didn't imagine how well!! She got 96%!



She missed a feed and a nappy change at five 16 & 17, early on Saturday morning....I can't really knock her for that. She was just waking up. I am surprised it wasn't the Sunday early morning wake up calls that she missed as she was knackered by then.....There was no mishandling and I am really surprised that it only cried for 25 minutes in total....It seemed a lot longer. lol



It was an interesting weekend....For Becky to learn how to look after a baby sort of and for me to see how Becky coped....I am very proud of my girl and I hope this is enough to put her off having babies for a long time yet!!


Wednesday, 11 July 2018

My youngest is still being assessed for Autism....

I haven't really said much about Ellie and how we are getting on with getting her assessed to see whether she has Autism or not because nothing much had happened until the past couple of weeks....


This is how it stood the last time I spoke about it....The first woman we had met who said that Ellie didn't show signs of autism without even meeting her had brought a 2nd woman to meet Ellie at our house had said she wasn't too sure about autism but said more assessments were needed.

 The two women went into school and observed Ellie....I spoke to the teacher afterwards and she said that the women had insinuated that there was no sign of Autism....A report was going to be sent out to us....

What I didn't know until we had the end of term review for Ellie a couple of weeks ago, another woman came into school shortly after the two woman had visited. She observed Ellie and said she can see many autistic traits in her....The teacher told the woman about what the other two woman had said and there was a lot of tutting and shaking her head. She seemed pretty shocked....I said to Ellie's teacher that as soon as Ellie had seen the two women watching her she would have recognised them and may have acted differently in front of them. She agreed.

We received a letter last week to go for the next part of the assessment. An Occupational Therapy Functional Assessment. It was described as a fun, play based assessment with activities and challenges to do and that is where we went last Thursday....

We had a fair idea where we were going but to be sure we got the earlier bus and ended up half an hour early....lol Then of course the new woman seeing us was late (through no fault of her own).....So it was a long wait.

The woman was lovely and really put us at ease...She took Ellie off to into a little room and said they'd be about an hour....They were. Next time I will take a book or magazine. hehehe 

When they came out the woman said she would write her report and send it to the person dealing with Ellie and we will get a report soon.....We do have to go back to meet a doctor for Ellie to have a medical but that will be in a few weeks....

Ellie said they did jigsaws, drew and just chatted about pets, what they enjoy doing and football....With things like this I would have loved to have been a fly on the wall just to see what was going on...

So that's where we stand at the moment.....We're waiting for another appointment and some reports.....I really hope they don't stop work for the summer holidays. It was this time last year when we got in touch with the school nurse and they said they would be in touch in September because they are off when the schools are.....I am being optimistic and hoping we have some sort of answer by September for when Ellie starts secondary school....

Tuesday, 10 July 2018

A last minute teacher gift from Wax Lyrical. #ScentWithLove

Most schools are breaking up for the summer holidays over the next couple of weeks and there is still time to order some last minute presents for the wonderful teachers who have been teaching your children for the last year....

The Thank You Teacher 50ml Reed Diffuser from Wax Lyrical would make a great gift....


Give your favourite teacher a Thanks they won’t forget with this fragrant treat!

Inspired by traditional greetings cards the GiftScents collection enables you to choose the occasion, fill in the ‘To’ and ‘From’ sections with a personalised message and gift an expertly blended Wax Lyrical reed diffuser in a specially designed gift box guaranteed to make anyone’s day.


Each GiftScents card comes with a 50ml reed diffuser with a fresh fruity fragrance with hints of green apple and grapefruit on a base of flowers and musk....

It really does smell so good. Even though we are giving this to one of Ellie's teachers I had a sneaky smell and I am quite jealous. It smells fresh and makes me think of summer. I could really smell the apple which seems a perfect scent for a teacher....


A gift that is a card is a fantastic idea. It saves you having to buy both a gift and card....hehehe It has a sweet little message on the inside to say thank you


The Thank You Teacher 50ml Reed Diffuser costs £7.99 and I think it is a fab gift....

Wax Lyrical have a whole host of other GiftScent cards for all occasions.....Birthdays, Good luck, Valentine, New home and many more...I have saved the page to my favourites and I am sure I will be buying some in the future as gifts for loved one's.....


I was sent this free of charge in exchange for this blog post.

Monday, 9 July 2018

Another easy week of meals - Our weekly meal plan! #mealplanningmonday


Last weeks meal plan went pretty well....The kids ate everything I had planned....I skipped the sushi on Saturday. I just didn't fancy it and ended up having a sandwich....

Ellie will be visiting the secondary this week...Eek! I know she's going to love it but it still makes me nervous. I was at the secondary school on Friday picky Becky and the electronic baby up (that's a whole different blog post. lol) and saw all the children coming out looked so big compared to Ellie. 

This week on the menu we have:

Monday - Easy tuna pasta....
Tuesday - Chicken nuggets, chips and spaghetti hoops....
Thursday - Soup with sausage rolls to dip in....
Friday - Pizza....
Saturday - A fake KFC. Chicken bits, fries, baked beans, coleslaw and corn on the cob....
Sunday - Toad in the hole mash and veg....

What are you eating this week?

Sunday, 8 July 2018

A lesson learned. #MySundayPhoto

My teen is looking after the electronic baby from school as part of her Health and Social care lesson....

She learned the lesson of not trying to cut corners....She thought she could get away with feeding the electronic baby like this....After 10 minutes her arm was aching and she didn't dare move in case the baby started screaming again. lol



Saturday, 7 July 2018

A bouncy egg, Shnooks & a baby - Week 27. #Project365

Another week is done and another one where I am glad it's the weekend. We're ready for the summer holidays and have two more weeks of school to get through. Hooray! 

Now for a photo every day....


180/365 - 30th June
We made a bouncy egg by soaking it in vinegar....

181365 - 1st July
We had a fun afternoon at the fair....

182/365 - 2nd July
My new glass from Poundland. It's not good for smoothies. It gets stuck in the handles....

183/365 - 3rd July
After coming in from school I made her sit down and cool down for 10 minutes before going back out to play....

184/365 - 4th July
Ellie loves her new Shnook...

185/365 - 5th July
Emoji poo lolly....They are not tasty at all. The kids got one each and they had a bite and they went into the bin.

186/365 - 6th July.
This is Charlie. He's an electronic baby that my teen has brought home for the weekend as part of her Health & Social care class....She's doing OK. It is very needy and I of course will be blogging all about it. lol


Milton sterilising products - Fantastic for the summer!

Milton, the UK’s leading sterilising and hygiene expert has been keeping families safe from germs for over 70 years both at home and while out and about....When I think of Milton I think of sterilising babies bottles. For a long time I thought it would be no use to me with my girls being older but it turns out there is a few products which I will be using over the summer to keep us clean and safe....


I was sent a few products to try out and I have been loving them so far.

Milton Antibacterial Hand Gel.


The Milton Antibacterial Hand Gel is fantastic to use when you are on the go. It reduces the risk of spreading infection and its non-sticky consistency leaves hands feeling fresh and clean, with an added moisturising agent to protect the skin.

Milton Antibacterial Wipes.


Milton Antibacterial wipes are especially handy when travelling, using public transport and toilets. The ‘no rinse’ & food safe formula means you can use Milton wipes to wipe clean drinking cups, bowls and cutlery without worrying about the need to rinse afterwards which is perfect for picnics! The formula is bleach free, preservative free and fragrance free.

Both of these products would be perfect for days out or picnics. I think they would be especially useful if you were to take them camping....

Milton Sterilising Tablets.

You may wonder why we were sent Milton Sterilising Tablets to use....Obviously they are great sterilising feeding accessories, soothers, teething rings and small plastic toys but did you know they are great for cleaning paddling pools too! 


How to clean your paddling pool with Milton:

Dilute 30ml (fluid) or 1 standard Milton Sterilising Tablet to every 500 litres of water. Once the solution is ready it should be left for 30 minutes before emptying out and using. If the pool does not have a cover the water should be refreshed every few days.

Milton Sterilising Fluid is not recommend to be used within the water that will be played in. Please ensure you tip it away and fill up with fresh water. 

Isn't that a fantastic tip! hehehe. Ellie has been using the paddling pool a lot and for the past week we have been popping a tablet in the pool when we refill it every few days....

The majority of Milton products are available in Boots, John Lewis, Mothercare, Ocado, Superdrug and Tesco.

We were sent these products free of charge in exchange for this blog post...

Friday, 6 July 2018

We're ready for the summer holidays. #WotW

This week my Word of the Week is:


We have had a lovely week but this week has made us realise that we're ready for the summer holidays. We're all tired....We are ready for a break and we want to be able to enjoy the sunshine. I can hear the beach and the parks calling us. We only have to get though another couple of weeks of school!

Over the weekend we did some fab science experiments which I will be blogging about when I find the time and we had a day out at the fair on Sunday.


We of course watched the England match. The kids stayed up to join in the fun and saw them win on penalties. I was hiding behind my hands and holding my breath. lol We never win on penalties so there was much excitement! I am starting to believe that we could get to the final. Eek! Stu is gutted that he won't see the match tomorrow because he is at work but I will keep him informed via text. hehehe

The paddling pool has been out all week and the kids have spent most evenings playing outside. Becky not going in the paddling pool (she doesn't like the cold water) and Ellie splashing about like some sort of fish. lol 

Ellie had another autism assessment yesterday....It was a play one where she went off in a room and was observed while she was playing....The woman didn't tell us much about what she thought so it's a matter of waiting for the report. We were going to rush Ellie back to school but by the time we got out and had a quick bite to eat it was coming on for half past one. If we rushed back we could have got her back to school for about quarter past two but we thought what was the point of school for 45 minutes. 

While we were out we got the last of the presents for Ellie's teachers. This year I have 3 to buy for. Her teacher, the teaching assistant and the head teacher. They have all been amazing with Ellie over the past year. They are all ready to be handed out on the last day of term.

We still have a couple of weeks of school left but I do think they will fly over.. Ellie has transition week next week where she goes up to the secondary school for 4 days and Becky has the last of her mock exams and her sports day.


Thursday, 5 July 2018

Fun at Ashington Fayre...

On Sunday we went to our towns street fayre....Last year we had a great day out and this year we were hoping for the same....


It was a gorgeous day here on Sunday....There wasn't a cloud in the sky and the sun was shining bright. We all got covered in sun cream and off we went. Where the fair was is only about a 15 minutes walk from where we live so it's quite handy.....

We had told the girls that they didn't need to go on the first ride they see and they were quite good. We manged a little walk around before they asked to go on something and it was the bouncy castle thing...


Ellie loses her mind over bouncy things like this and given the chance would spend all day on it....lol A little girl came off crying because she didn't like it. She'd only been on about 5 minutes and it was lovely to see the man running it gave her mother her money back. What a sweet thing to do.

Next the girls went on the kids twister ride....They thought it was brilliant.....Stu and I were stood watching and noticed the catering van behind had yorkshire pudding wraps....We were so tempted to get one but we weren't actually that hungry and they looked huge!


We did have room for hot dogs though...hehehe Ellie and I got a hot dog each, Becky had chips and gravy & Stu had a burger....The girls got the slushie drinks which I thought was a bargain at £2 as the bottle is reusable. We got them last year and they still use the bottle now. Now they have 2!


The girls went on a few more rides....Ellie had her first go of a ghost train and was not impressed with the one here....The doors coming out got jammed. It's put her right off ghost trains....

They did have fantastic fun on the bumper car things and in the fun house....


After a few hours we were beaten by the heat....We got candyfloss and an ice cream to eat on the way home....It was a good day out but there wasn't many rides for older kids which was a shame...

It was still a good day though.....When we got home Ellie decided she needed to get the paddling pool out. I wasn't going to argue....We might as well make the most of the sunshine while it's here.....