My Crazy Kids

My Crazy Kids

Tuesday, 12 July 2016

Trip To Weston-super-Mare

Last week was the school trip day out to Weston-super-Mare.

Hayley and her kids were going as were my kids and I.

 

I will admit this now, although I was really looking forward to the day out I wasn't overly looking forward to the traveling part of the day as I don't travel well as a passenger and mixing that with a coach full of hyper reception children and their parents isn't my idea of good travelling arrangements.

Anyhow we left the school at around 8.30 and made our way to Weston, stopping off at the service station along way to recharge our batteries or as it's better know....  Grabbing a much needed coffee lol.


We arrived at Weston-super-Mare around 11. 

Once off the coach the children ran straight on to the beach as they wanted to paddle in the sea.



Unfortunately as the sea was already so far out we instead had a lovely walk along the beach, basking in the glorious sunshine.

We then decided to give the children a ride on the donkey's. 



The two girls and TP loved it but Hayley's youngest lad wasn't too keen on them especially when his donkey decided to start running after the others and that scared him a bit but he was ok.

We decided then it was time to take a break from the beach fun we were having and we made our way to one of the sea front fish and chips shops to have a lunch break.

After lunch we went back on the beach for some more fun before making our way to the amusements so the children could spend their pocket money.

After this the children decided they wanted a ice cream, who doesn't want a ice cream when they go to the seaside eh? 


The only difference being the children had spotted McDonald's and decided they wanted a McFlury ice cream lol.


We took our McFlurrys and walked to the fountain and sat down in the lovely mid afternoon sun and enjoyed eating them.

It was almost time to head home but before we did we stopped off at the rock shop to buy the eldest boys a little present as they were stuck back at school.

Well we boarded the coach and began our journey home, everyone seeming to have had a really good day and everyone seeming to be warn out too lol.




Sunday, 8 May 2016

Talk and Pose Danger Mouse

If your a child of the early 80s like myself you'll fondly remember growing up watching Danger Mouse and his side kick Penfold on children's tv.


Fast forward to September 2015 and the reboot of Danger Mouse and the show airing back on our tv on the CBBC channel for the children of the children of the 80s lol.


Alongside this rebooted tv series comes new ranges of Danger Mouse toys and figures from Jazwares and my children (well me more so lol) have been lucky enough to be sent to review an:-



With this action figure you can get stuck right into the world of a secret agent and with Danger Mouse having his very own jet pack you can help him escape quickly if he finds himself in too much trouble.


This fully posable action figure says five phrases and sounds from the show which you can activate by pressing his belt buckle.


Has arm raising action which is activated by pressing a button on his back.


A glow-in-the dark eyepatch.


Also he comes with a fully removable jet pack too.


This product is priced at £19.99 and compared to other action figures that are posable and talk I find this price very good and very competitive.

I was sent this product for review purpose only and all views and opinions are solely mine.

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Saturday, 30 April 2016

Beets BLU Keyfinder

Are you forever loosing or misplacing your car or house keys?

Yes I hear you say.... Well the Beet BLU Keyfinder is the solution you've been waiting for.


This small device can be just to track down those misplaced keys and potentially stop those age old arguments of who's misplaced the keys this time.


This device can also be used on other valuables like your purse/wallet, cameras or camcorders, luggage, pets and even your darling children when they run off and hide from you whilst out on walks or doing your family shopping.

I was recently sent this item to review as I'm forever putting my keys down at home when I come in from work going off and doing something else then forgetting where I've put them when it's time to go out again.

This devise is so simple to set up too all you have to do is simply download the app from your phones app store take the device out of the packaging, sync it to your phone and jobs a good un as they say.

You can track your valuables whatever they are wirelessly at a distance of up to 33 feet.

This product is priced at £20 on amazon with free P&P and compared to other products on the market I think it is worth the price tag.

Thursday, 14 April 2016

Our First Trip Away Together (part two)

Thursday morning we woke up early and made our way down to the restaurant for breakfast. A nice cooked breakfast was just what we needed as we'd got a busy day ahead of us.

After breakfast we had a lovely walk from our hotel to St Paul's Cathedral then we made our way across the Millennium Bridge and continued our walk along the South Bank past Studio 8 where they film This Morning and on to the London Eye to collect our tickets for our river cruise and London Eye experience which we were both really looking forward to.

After we had collected our tickets we had a few hours free until our river cruise so we decided to walk to Buckingham Palace going past Downing Street through Horse Guards Parade and through St James Park on the way.

We obviously took the obligatory tourist photos outside Buckingham Palace lol, hoping to catch a glimpse of the Royal family but unfortunately no one made an appearance.



One the way back to the Eye and our cruise we just about had time to squeeze in seeing the guards changing over in Horse Guards Parade which was really nice to stand and watch.





Well it was time for our cruise. Hayley only wanted to definitely do two things on this visit to London, one being this cruise we were about to embark on and the other being the go on the Eye which, we were going to do later in the day.

Being totally honest here I wasn't too sure how I was going to react to this cruise as I'm not very good on boats, the last time I went on a boat on the river Thames it took me absolutely ages to walk down the jetty just to get on the boat.

Well we queued up with everyone else awaiting our boat to come and pick us up for our river cruise, I was slightly nervous especially as every now and then I could feel the platform to which I was standing on moving up and down.

Once aboard the boat we took our seats near the side of the boat so we could see all the relevant points of interest that would be talked about along the river and awaited the off.



The lady giving the guided tour was absolutely fabulous. She was not only funny but was very knowledgeable and interacted well with the passengers who in turn interacted well with her which made the how cruise very well worthwhile.





After our very awesome river cruise we decided we'd just walk round and sight see London so to say, we didn't really know exactly where we were going or what we were going to see next we just decided to let the streets guide the way and randomly see where they took us. 
Thankfully to save us getting too lost along the way I had a few ideas of where to go and what to see lol.

On our street walking adventure we visited Hamley's, a rather expensive bag and purse shop which some of you out there will know well, one my girlfriend particularly enjoyed going in which goes by the name of Michael Kors, the M&M store in Leicester Square, we walked through the vibrant streets of China Town, watched street performances both at Trafalgar Square and Piccadilly Circus and we even squeezed in a quick look round the National Gallery too lol.


As the night was closing in there was time for one more main thing to do, the thing Hayley had been waiting all day to do and was so pleased that she was able to do it at night (thankfully it was not raining and there were clear skies overhead), yes it was time to go on the London Eye.


We made our way to the Eye and queued up awaiting our turn to enter the pod and start our rotation on the Eye.

As I previously said thankfully it wasn't raining and the sky was clear so you could see for literally what seems like miles and miles and to be fair it pretty much is as in the distance I could clearly make out the arch of Wembley which in itself is roughly 12 miles from the Eye.


Obviously the closer sights and attractions you could make out were awesome too.


The London Bridge one direction and Big Ben the other both being  lite up clearly in the night sky.



Being on the Eye was pretty awesome to be honest especially as when the rotation of the wheel began it was still light and I was able to point out to Hayley the places we'd walked to and seen early in the day and as the wheel rotated future round the sky became darker yet it still was clear enough to see out and point out landmarks etc but by now lighting up the dark sky in their own way.

Going on the Eye at night and having such a lovely clear night to do it on really finished our day off with a beautiful and peaceful ended.


There's isn't much more to talk about after that apart from us doing the 4D London Eye cinema experience which was good and as we had brought the photo pass earlier in the day we got our final photo shot of the day to add to our others


 and that's pretty much it to be honest, we made our way back to the hotel after that and after having a very long tiring day walking the streets of London we crashed when we go back and woke the next day and caught our train home.

If you've missed part one of my trip to London click here to read it.


Friday, 8 April 2016

Sea Life Centre Visit

Today the children and I took a trip to the Sea Life Centre in Birmingham.

As it is the last day of the school holiday I thought it would of been a nice treat to take the kids somewhere and get them out of the house for a bit.

When we arrived at the Sea Life Centre the queue to get in was fairly long but as we'd already got our annual passes we were able to walk straight past the queue and straight in which pleased the children indeedy.

The children couldn't wait to get in a see the penguins, they loved seeing the penguins, they stood there watching them walk along the ice and swim around and around in the water.



After we'd watched the penguins we continued our walk through the centre which took us up the ramp way and past some lovely different coloured fish in the tall fish tank and some small sharks, stink rays and star fish at the top of the ramp way before we entered the zone where the children saw all kinds of sea horses, star fishes and the huge tank containing rather large sting rays.




Next on our adventure the children were glued to watching the otters play fight in their swimming pool (so the children called it lol).

We next went in to the 4D cinema and watched 20,000 leagues under the sea, which all three children loved, so much so that they wanted to stay and watch it again.



After watching the short 4D film we walked through the terrapin enclosure we made our way to the lift and down to the 360 degree ocean tunnel where the children were amazed by all the fishes, sharks, sting rays and of course the giant turtle swimming around, above and below them.




We ended our day as we started by watching the penguins swimming about in their enclosure, the kids laughing and pointing out every time the penguins swam in our direction.