Thursday Photo #99

Since the weekend, we have been back in quarantine with chickenpox. Libby seems to have an amazing knack of timing her illnesses so she doesn’t miss out on anything. Last Thursday we had a lovely lunch at Resorts World Birmingham, Friday was another fabulous day out at the opening of the Drayton Manor Tamarin Trail. Saturday was a bit more chilled, followed by lunch with my husband’s family on Sunday. Then on Monday, the dreaded (but much anticipated) spots appeared. Neither of the girls have been particularly ill with chickenpox, predominantly due to the itching being largely controlled by rhus tox tablets.…

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Wagglepets: Review

Since December last year, we have been ambassadors for Wagglepets. When we first started, I wrote a review of the service, explaining what Wagglepets is and giving some insight into how we were finding it so far. Now we are four months in, I wanted to give an updated review. What is Wagglepets? Wagglepets is the ultimate subscription box service for dogs. Unlike human subscription boxes that tend to provide little luxuries once a month, Wagglepets delivers literally everything you could possibly need as a dog owner, including: Insurance Age and size appropriate food Activity tracker Poo bags Treats Treatments such…

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Dear mum, you’re doing a good job

Dear mum, I see you every day, though you don’t know I’m watching. I know how hard you work to make sure I have everything I need. At home, we all play games, bake cakes or watch TV. Sometimes, we do colouring, paint or play outside. We go on days out to lovely places. We go on holiday too and have such a fantastic time, just being together as a family. I know you look after the pets and the house and garden, cook for us, clean, tidy and do our washing. I know that when we’re poorly, we ask for you…

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New Tamarin Trail, Drayton Manor: Review

On Friday, we were lucky enough to be invited to the official opening of the brand new Tamarin Trail at Drayton Manor Park in Tamworth, West Midlands. We have always been huge fans of Drayton Manor, first visiting when Lia was just four months old. I love the fact that the park is constantly updating. Last year, Thomas Land was expanded and this year, it was the turn of the Haunting. On arrival at the park, we headed straight for the haunting to check out the new, updated experience. I’ve always loved this ride, but it is now a lot…

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The Small World Series: Mr Plutonium Sox

Last week, I kicked off my small world series with a post about a coincidence that had happened to me. I find fate and coincidence so interesting that I wanted to open up the series to other people who wanted to join in. As predicted, first in line was my husband, so here is his story about a strange thing that happened to us a few years ago. The small world series: Mr Plutonium Sox Whilst travelling in New Zealand in 2008, myself and my girlfriend (now my wife) were lucky enough to go on a whale watching tour in…

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Resorts World Birmingham with Children: Review

Last week, we were lucky enough to be invited to attend Resorts World Birmingham for a preview of their Very Hungry Caterpillar themed soft play and children’s menu. Resorts World Birmingham Before being invited to this event, I had no idea that Resorts World Birmingham even existed. It is quite literally a shopper’s dream. It is located on the same site as the NEC, a short walk from both Birmingham International train station and Birmingham airport with plenty of parking spaces available. There is an 11 screen cinema and 50 outlet stores, all of which sell goods from fantastic brands…

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And life went on

It was a balmy summer’s evening, still warm even as the sun set behind the hill. The sky was a dappled pink with light, wispy clouds floating on the sky like foam on a calm shore. The silence was broken only by the sound of birds whispering goodbye to the last light of day. From her mossy perch, she gazed down on the countryside she loved. Lowering herself backwards, she lay down, enjoying the peace and tranquillity. Relaxed, she allowed her thoughts to drift to times past, to the people whose lives had intertwined with hers. She remembered the days…

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