Sunday, 1 February 2015

365 Project Week 5

 Week 5

Sunday 25th January 2015
M and B both made a hand puppet at Nana's this afternoon.
M made a dog and B made a frog!

Monday 26th January 2015
I have been lucky enough to be selected to join a group to test out a new programme with Thinking Slimmer. 
Thinking Slimmer is a slim pod that you listen to that changes your views on eating and food and the way you associate the two.
No counting points, syns or calories as nothing is forbidden. You just relax and Trevor talks to your subconscious for 8 mins and you begin to make better choices. It's early days but I have seen massive changes in my habits.
I will keep you updated!!

Tuesday 27th January 2015
This is all I seem to do at the moment!

Wednesday 28th January 2015
Ben had a long overdue haircut today after school and loved having gel on it!

Thursday 29th January 2015
We finally got SNOW!!!!!!!
Not too much but a fairly decent covering and the kids were beyond excited!!!
They had a fun filled frozen hour in the garden after school, making a snowman complete with hair.

Friday 30th January 2015

More glow in the dark fun at art club today. We made animal constellations with glow in the dark paint and star stickers. M made a turtle and B made a bird. 

Saturday 31st January 2015
A tired boy after a busy week.

Sunday, 25 January 2015

365 4

Week 4

Saturday 18th January 2015
Megs and I made oreo cakes from a recipe from a baking book she got for Christmas and they were dilish!

Monday 19th January 2015
Crackers and cheese spread for lunch - yep it's diet time!

Tuesday 20th January 2015
A very naughty Kitkat who thinks it is her given right to walk all over my kitchen surfaces.

Wednesday 21st January 2015
A forgotten birthday present getting an outing.

Thursday 22nd January 2015
Ben and Daddy

Friday 23rd January 2015
3 cheeky monkeys!!!

Saturday 24th January 2015
Finally got rid of this box of Bens clothes that have been in my bedroom since we cleared out for the building work in the summer. Ben has now got a lovely wardrobe.

Week 3 365

Week 3

This was the post I should of linked up last week, but the silly blogger app on my phone wouldn't let me edit the post once I had uploaded the pics and I just didn't have the time to do it again.

Sunday 11th January 2015
Pancakes for breakfast - well why not!!!

Monday 12th January 2015
Ben was doing a bit of work for his art award.

Tuesday 13th January 2015
Megs wouldn't let me take a picture and instead held the candle in front of her face!

Wednesday 14th January 2015
Ben was showing Jack his Doggie Doo game, which makes the strangest noises!!!

Thursday 15th January 2015
My gorgeous boy x

Friday 16th January 2015
Mask making with glow in the dark paint at art club. Really good fun!!!

Saturday 17th January 2015
A pair of stunners!

Sunday, 11 January 2015

Week 2 365

Week 2 has been a mad busy week. 
I have started a new job, now working 4 days a week so it's all go round here!

Day 4
Sunday 4th January 2015
Traditional Panto Day! 
We went to see Jack and the Beanstalk which was great fun. Lovely lunch beforehand.

Day 5
Monday 5th January 2015
New year, new job. I had a fab first day, meting new people, finding out new things. All good.

Day 6
Tuesday 6th January 2015
Early night after a busy couple of days at work!

Day 7
Wednesday 7th January 2015
Ben came home fron school having made a telescope! Very clever and creative. Well done Ben!!

Day 8
Thursday 8th January 2015
A very chilled Kitkat!

Day 9
Friday 9th January 2015
Art club, making stars with wishes in.

Day 10
Saturday 10th January 2015
Tired after a busy week. PJ's and slippers on!!

Sunday, 4 January 2015

365 week .1

I am attempting to take part in the 365 project, hosted by The Boy and Me. 
Really hope I do better than last time!!!

Day 1, 1St January 2015
New Year's Day
Lovely family meal of breaded garlic mushrooms, roast lamb dinner and chocolate and raspberry gateaux!! Delish!!!

Day 2, 2nd January 2015
M and B watching The Polar Express in B's very cool new den!!!

Day 3, 3rd January 2015
Birthday party fun!!!

Friday, 2 January 2015

Christmas 2014

Megan and Ben had a very merry Christmas.

Father Christmas came and brought lots of lovely presents for my two lucky children.
Megan was delighted to get a desk and chair for her new loft room, which is what she asked for. She also got lots of stationary bits to fill up her new desk. Plus smellies, zelfs, books, clothes, jewellery and lots more.

Ben was delighted to get skylanders game and figures to play on the wii. He also got games, dressing gown, moshi monsters, bean bag and lots more.

We had a lovely day, visiting Mr W's family  in the morning, and heading to my family in the afternoon for Christmas dinner.

Later in the evening we went to my BIL mums house as is tradition!!

Poor Megs had a temperature and bad cough and cold all through Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day but still managed to enjoy herself.

Friday, 28 November 2014

Santa At The Chill Factor E

I love Christmas!! It is my most favourite time of the year!! In fact, my mum said to M and B, "I think your mum loves Christmas even more than you do!!!" And do you know what, I think she is right!!
Saying that, now they are old enough that they can enjoy the excitement together, it is even more emjoyable than ever here.

We were very lucky to be invited along to the Chill Factor to have a play in the Snow Park and meet the big man himself! 
We went last Sunday and it was busy. However, the staff were very good at sorting out where people needed to queue and the queue for Santa had lots of elves, with colouring tables and fun activities so little ones were being kept entertained whilst waiting.
Luckily for us, we didn't have to queue as we had tickets for the Snow Park first. We headed into the changing area, where we very quickly got organised with clothes, helmets and boots. Although it was busy in here, we found two changing rooms easily and got changed before storing eveything in a locker, (£1 deposit that you get back.)

All ready to play!

We were taken through to the snow and the staff member explained that we had an hour in the Snow Park, where we could play in the snow, go on the doughnuts, sledging and luging!!! This was amazingly exciting and we rushed off to sledging straight away. Mr W, Megs and Ben went up first and while I was watching them I could see that nowhere was massively busy. The sledging was a huge hit and we had a great time sledging, (or falling off in Mr W's case!)

Ben sledging

Megan and Mr W sledging, or is that falling off??!!

We then tried out the doughnuts. Chill Factor has a longer faster doughnut run and a mini doughnut run for little ones. We went on the faster one first and it was quite fast! Ben seemed to enjoy it though and had lots of goes. We then went on the mini doughnuts which were great fun and just fast enough to give little ones a thrill!

Mini doughnuts

Faster Mum!!!!

After the excitement of doughnuts, Mr W was the only one brave enough to try out the luge. It looked a bit too fast for the rest of us, even though I saw lots of kids on it.
It did look really good fun and Mr W announced it was great fun!

Coming round the bend........
The luge

After all of the thrills here we had a bit of a snow ball fight in the snow, which was fun but gave us all cold hands, especially Ben, so we headed back inside to get changed, a few minutes before our hour slot ended.

Once we were ready we headed back towards the desk, where a friendly elf told us we could go straight around to visit Santa.
We headed into his grotto and came face to face with a truly realistic Santa, in his own little sitting room, with fireplace, stockings and presents. He spent just the right amount of time talking to Megan and Ben asking them if they had been good and what they wanted for Christmas.
They were extremely lucky to get a present each and Megan got a Jenga game and Ben a make your own dinosaurs and paint them set, which were lovely and very suitable.

Have you been good this year???

After all this excitement we left with a real Christmassy buzz around us!!!

We would certainly recommend a visit here as a Christmas treat, and there are so many options to please little ones and your older ones too.

The beautiful Christmas tree at Chill Factor