What I love about Autumn

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I am so happy that is is finally Autumn! I know lot’s of people are sad to see summer go, but not me, I love Autumn! I love….

  1. The cool crisp air
  2. Wrapping up in cardigans, jeans, scarves, boots and dresses with tights
  3. Searching for conkers
  4. Snuggling under blankets and watching films
  5. Warming stews and soups
  6. Carving Pumpkins
  7. Halloween
  8. Firework and bonfires
  9. The lovely autumn colours
  10. Candles

What are your favourite things about Autumn/Fall?

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Saturday is Caption Day

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PicknMix puzzles review

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Since Harry has started school we have tried to start getting him into more educational toys and he’s actually really enjoyed them so when we were asked if we’d like to try some puzzles from PicknMix we said yes.

We chose people at work and on the farm because Harry loves anything farm and building.

When we took them out the packaging we realised that they’re actually little tubs with handles, which is perfect for on the go, I think we will use them a lot on journeys and out and about.

The object of them are they’re cards with little bits of velcro on, pieces with velcro on and then cards that have the whole picture on and you have to put the pieces in place that match the larger card

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You get so any different ones in one pack that it’s a good activity to do together to get them playing for a while, unlike the usual bored after 5 mins. We played this together for about half an hour. It’s also a good game to play on his own if I needed 10 mins peace 🙂

You can get them yourself from Amazon for £11.99 we would like the funny faces one next 🙂

 

You can find them on these social media channels

https://www.instagram.com/picnmix_toys/

https://www.instagram.com/baby.warehouse/

https://www.facebook.com/Baby-Warehouse-741100275991989/

 

*We were sent these for the purposes of review but all words and opinions are honest and my own.

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Silent Sunday

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Saturday is caption day

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A day at the park with my new camera

So as some of you may have seen on my social media channels, I recently bought myself my first ever DSLR camera. So far I am so in love with it! Up to now I have only ever used my iPhone so the quality has more than doubled! To get it a good testing, I have been to the park with all the kids a couple of times and soft play and here are a few photo’s I got 🙂

The photo’s of myself are taken by Teen son.

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I can see my photography needs some improvement and I need to get to know the camera a bit more but I’m still quite happy with these photos 🙂

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Gee Whizz Game Giveaway

Get ready for Halloween with this awesome array of magic and trickery!

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The compendium comes with clear, pictorial instructions – and with just a little guidance from an adult or older sibling, children will quickly master the basics of putting on a magic show – such as pouring coins out of an empty saucer or magically ‘growing’ a flower from the end of a magic wand. Children’s inquisitiveness knows no bounds, and suddenly you’ll find that they have taken simple tricks on board – by themselves! The Gee Whizz collection provides a fascinating, easily accessible and confidence-giving introduction to magical tricks and activities.

For younger budding magicians!

Cleverly designed props allows the children to perform tricks without intensive learning.

Push button magic tricks that do themselves allows the children to concentrate on their performance

Includes classic optical illusions

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A Day Out with the Quinny Yezz

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So just before the kids headed back to school we decided to have one last day out and we chose the Tropical Bird Land. We also got sent the lovely Quinny Yezz pushchair and wanted to give it a good test run as we’d only been on short trips to the shops.

So far I absolutely love the pushchair and Jack loves being forward facing and being able to sit up and watch the world. With our other pushchair it only gives the option of laying flat, laying down but half up or sitting straight up and he sits really wonky and he just doesn’t like it but with the Quinny Yezz he’s sitting up but its curved so he sits perfectly in it. He giggles and smiles so much in it 🙂

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It was really really easy to push around, everyone wanted a push 🙂 (it was also easy to assemble, so easy I did it on my own)

The pushchair has a footrest but also the wheel at the front has a little bit that looks like a footrest and Harry has taken this to be his little seat (I have no idea what I was doing in the second picture)

The only small negatives I could give it are..

  • Small hood (we have a snoozeshade so it didn’t affect us)
  • Not alot of storage. It has a small pouch at the back, the size of the seat which I used for my phone and purse. There is nowhere to hang any bags so no good for shopping. We have a BabyMule backpack style changing bag so again this was not an issue
  • The wheels are similar to scooter wheels so wouldn’t be any good on rough terrain.
  • It doesn’t lay down so may not be good when he wants to sleep but we’ve not had him fall asleep in it yet so it may not be too bad as it is quite curved (like a hammock) so it may not be OK

Other than those, which to us were not all a problem, we love it! It is super easy to fold and open and it’s really small when folded so great to pack in the car. It also has a strap on the back so when folded, you can pop it on your shoulder.

So back to the Tropical Birdland. I love that you can buy some food and then feed them all the way around.

Most of the birds are free to roam so you can get up close and personal, my teen son and Daddy did just that.

Harry loved it and I can’t believe how close he got

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After a while Jack saw that he was missing some of the action and wanted to get out and get closer to the birds too

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So that gave Harry the perfect excuse to get in on the pushchair action. He’s 4 now so no longer needs a pushchair but we let him for a short while just to stop him being grumpy. He actually fitted in it quiet well so if you have an older child or tall child that still needs a pushchair then this would be good for you.

After watching the birds, we let the kids let off some steam in the park

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And then we finished with more holding of birds. One jumped on me and I may of screamed which of course, everyone thought was hilarious!

It was a great day out which we all enjoyed, well I’m not sure what Jack thought as his face looked like this for most of it

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If we find the pushchair OK for jack to sleep in then we plan to take it away with us on holiday in October because the ease of it is just so appealing. We also plan to but the raincover so it can be used in the cooler weather.

 

*We were sent the Quinny Yezz pushchair for the purposes of review but all words and opinions are honest and my own.

 

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Silent Sunday 

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