Tuesday, 19 May 2015

In The Night Garden Party

On Sunday my family and I will be visiting Alton Towers and  attending the In The Night Garden Party at Cbeebies Land.

My children are totally unaware of what we've got planned to do on Sunday so it will be a massive surprise for them, they love Cbeebies Land and love In The Night Garden so hopefully they'll have a superb day.

Until Sunday comes I'll keep the secret under wraps and not spoil the surprise so I'll stay quiet till then and let you all know how the day unfolded in my next post.

Wednesday, 6 May 2015

Q Is For ..... Queen

I am linking this post up with the lovely Charly Dove and her 
wonderful Alphabet Project.

As Britmums 2015 is fast approaching I thought I'd use a  photo from Britmums 2013 of when I took the boys round London whilst mummy attended Britmums.

I took the boys to see many of the sights which London has to offer but as this week's letter is Q I chose a picture of the boys meeting the Queen, ok it was a Lego one but it was still the Queen lol
so for this week's letter.

Q Is For ...... QUEEN.

Well that's my Q Is For .......

Stay tuned for my R Is For .........

Wednesday, 29 April 2015

Our Little Walk

Over the weekend my wife and I had been busy throughout the day time doing various bits
and pieces
(work and Blogcamp included)
and hadn't really been able to give the children any quality time, so my wife thought it would be nice for us all to take a 'little' walk over the fields behind our house on Sunday afternoon.

We are very lucky as where we live we have situated behind us lovely open grass fields, lovely woodland, hidden fishing pools and canal routes with flow through from Birmingham all the way to Wolverhampton. 

We also have Cobb's Engine House which is a Grade II listed building which played a vital part in the area during the Industrial Revolution and our last little treasure, well I say little that's the opposite word lol, is the Netherton Tunnel which was the last canal tunnel to be built during the canal age and measures a whopping 9081 ft or roughly 1.7 miles long.

Well anyways we got ourselves to go out and made our way over the fields. My wife is in to Geocaching so she and the boys tried and tried and I mean tried their hardest to search for "buried treasure" as the boys put it, but even in their best efforts they couldn't find it.

We all gave up on trying to find the treasure when both JR and TP got stuck in over grown tree roots and brambles and got slightly worried that I wasn't going to rescue them, obviously I was once I'd stopped laughing at JR who had slid down the bank on his bum whilst trying to set himself free.

Well as we'd already walked down a pathway we'd never been before to find this buried treasure we decided to continue along it to see where it led and I'm glad we did as what we stumbled upon was some great British canal route scenery which obviously was awesome to photograph too.

We continued on our way along the canal route until it eventually brought us out at the bottom of the hill which was ideal as the kids wanted to run off in front and have some freedom of their own.

We walked up the big hill which eventually leads u to Cobb's Engine House, somewhere which is a big part of the Black Country history but unfortunately my children are too young to understand it yet so instead we ran through it and around it and took some fab photos of it.

Once the children were bored of playing in the engine house we continued our climb up the hill to the top of the hill to take in the awesome views.

 I pointed out where we lived, where the pub was and more importantly to the children where grandma and grandad's house was lol.

Once the kids had got bored of the views and mummy couldn't take no more of the kids getting close to the edge we made our way back down to canal level where we took the children round to see the 'Netherton Tunnel'.

The kids were very excited by this tunnel and wanted to walk all the way through it as they wanted to go to Grandma's work, which is the other side if you walk all the way through it. 

Obviously we didn't as it's way to dark and potentially dangerous to do so but we did walk some of the way in to the tunnel to show them how dark it really becomes.

We decided to bring our walk to an end after this as it was beginning to spit with rain and we'd actually been out on out 'little' walk for over two and a half hours lol.

Country Kids from Coombe Mill Family Farm Holidays Cornwall

P Is For..... Perk

I am linking this post up with the lovely Charly Dove and her 
wonderful Alphabet Project.

Every one deserves a pick me up, a little perk in their day to make them feel better I'm no different lol, this week my best perk of the week has to have been my Costa treat courtesy of my lovely wife.
so for this week's letter.

P Is For ...... PERK.

Well that's my P Is For .......

Stay tuned for my Q Is For .........

Sunday, 26 April 2015

Glow Skeleton Kids Morphsuit Review

When you think of fancy dress costumes for adults or kids alike you tend to think of Super Hero suits, Princess dresses, emergency services costumes and many many other various varieties of costumes but how many of you think of morphsuits? Yes morphsuits the all in one fancy dress costume.

To be honest I'll have to admit they weren't on the top of my list when thinking about dress up costumes for kids in all fairness but when I was recently contacted by MorphCostumes  to see if I'd be interested in reviewing a product from their kids section I immediately jumped at the chance as none of my children had tried out morphsuits before.

I was offered the chance to choose one suit from a list so I chose the:-

When it arrived my youngest lad couldn't wait to try it on, he took his t-shirt and shorts off with mass excitement and started to put the suit on all by himself unfortunately because his only 4 and the suit is made of special 'four way super stretch' spandex he began to struggle a bit fitting his hands and fingers and feet in to the correct places but with a little help from us and a tug here and there eventually he got it on and how cool he looked in it too.

The price of this MorphCostume is £16.99, yes that might sound a lot at first but I feel it is a very good price compared to other dress up costumes you can purchase for your children, the material is of a very high standard so you know that the suit will last a very long time.

Below I've added a size guide and the postage guide which you can also find on the Glow Skeleton Kids Morphsuit site.


As you are buying a genuine Morphsuit with our special 'four way super stretch' spandex your suit will fit you whether you are slightly larger or slightly slimmer than the average build.

The best way to choose your size is by your age/height.

S (Age 6-8):
If your height is between 3'4" - 3'10" (102-118cm)

M (Age 8-10):
If your height is between 3'11" - 4'5" (119-136cm)

L (Age 10-12):
If your height is between 4'6" - 5' (137-152cm)


Standard UK: £3.95 2-5 working days

Express UK: £7.95 next working day (order by 3pm)

Saturday / Sunday UK: £9.95 (order by 1pm Friday)

International Shipping: £14.95 (2-3 working days)

RETURNS: 100% Satisfaction or your money back

I was sent the product for review purpose and all opinions are my own. I've copied the size guide and postage guide direct from the morphsuits website.

We're going on an adventure

Tuesday, 21 April 2015

N Is For ..... Notification

I am linking this post up with the lovely Charly Dove and her 
wonderful Alphabet Project.

There is a bridge near where I live that for many years has been nicknamed the Astle bridge, the reason for this being that someone at some point graffitied

 "Astle Is The King" 

on it and as much as Dudley Council kept removing it it kept reappearing so eventually the council erected this notification as a permanent reminder that

"Astle will always be the KING"

Incase you've no idea who Astle is his the greatest ever player to play for West Bromwich Albion,
so for this week's letter.

N Is For ...... Notification.

Well that's my N Is For .......

Stay tuned for my O Is For .........

Monday, 13 April 2015

M Is For .... Marvel

I am linking this post up with the lovely Charly Dove and her 
wonderful Alphabet Project.

Yes to some this might be a boring M but for us in our house we love Marvel, the children have Marvel comics, story books, various toys, cups, clothes and even bedding and just so mummy and daddy don't feel left out we have our Marvel bedding too, so for this week's letter.

M Is For ...... Marvel.

Well that's my M Is For .......

Stay tuned for my N Is For .........

Wednesday, 8 April 2015

L Is For ..... Long

I am linking this post up with the lovely Charly Dove and her 
wonderful Alphabet Project.

Last week we took the children for a walk over the fields behind our house, we are very lucky because we have open fields and woodland there and canal routes going all different ways.

One particular canal goes through a tunnel which spans almost 1.8 miles long, so this week's addition to #AlphabetProject is:-

L Is For ..... Long

Well that's my L Is For .......

Stay tuned for my M Is For .........

#Wicked Wednesdays

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