How do organised people tackle theme parks?

We are lucky enough to have annual passes for the amazing Drayton Manor theme park. We all absolutely love it there, so we jumped at the  chance to join some friends there today to celebrate their little girl’s birthday. As always, we had a fabulous day. This good, in fact.   The problem was — and always is — that I’m just as rubbish at theme parks as I am at life in general. When we arrived, I took ages putting sun cream on the girls because I wasn’t organised enough to do it in advance. Our friends then went…

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Quacking at the penguins

This morning, we were lucky enough to be invited to the National Sea Life Centre in Birmingham to collect our annual passes that we won after our last trip there.  First stop was the penguins. Here, I spent a considerable amount of time arguing with Lia. It may sound a little bit odd arguing with someone who can only say a few words.  But sometimes, I can’t help getting sucked in. The argument went a little bit like this:  Me: Look Lia, penguins.  Lia: Duck, duck! Quack, quack, quack, quack, quack.  Me: No Lia, it’s a penguin, not a duck.  Lia:…

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Our day out at Drayton Manor Thomas Land

The last few days have been a bit of a whirlwind. We were away camping until last night, came home for a sleep and a shower and were straight out this morning for an exciting day at Drayton Manor Thomas Land.  We went to Thomas Land last year and both girls loved it. So when we were invited to the grand opening of the Thomas Land expansion, we were delighted to say the least.  On arrival, we were able to have a look around the new area and enjoy some popcorn, candy floss and ice cream while we listened to the…

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An Easter soft play treat

It’s rather odd I think, as a parent to two pre-school age children, that I always wonder what we’re going to do with ourselves during the Easter holidays.  During term time, it’s so easy to know what to do with the girls. There is an activity going on every day, then various other things come up for a break from our usual routine.  In the Easter holidays though, all their little activities stop. I have to keep them busy in the mornings so that they sleep in the afternoon, otherwise my work time goes out of the window.  Our default…

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Sea Life Centre Birmingham Sea Stars

Today has been a fabulous day. We were lucky enough to be invited to see the new Sea Stars exhibit at the National Sea Life Centre, Birmingham.  We are regulars at the Sea Life Centre, it’s one of those things that is perfect for both girls at their current ages. I remember Libby loving the Sea Life Centre at Lia’s age, seeing the exciting coloured fish, the movement, the huge turtle, the jellyfish, the sharks and the rays. And Lia is exactly the same.  And yet, as Libby has got older and we have continued to go regularly, there are…

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