Friday, 11 April 2014

Scooby Doo at the Lowry

Last night we headed off to watch Scooby Doo The Mystery of the Pyramid at the Lowry Theatre. 

We love Scooby Doo and I was really looking forward to seeing how it had been transferred onto the stage.

Well, I wasn't disappointed! It was brilliant! A fabulous mix of songs, dance and acting with enough interaction with the audience to keep the little ones engaged.

Ben was a little apprehensive before we went, as he was worried that the monsters would be too scary!
He didn't need to worry though, as the scary monster were just mummies, who didn't scare us too much! (Although the sound effects were a bit creepy!)

The story is based along the style of the TV show and the actors were just like the characters. My favourite was shaggy as his voice was brilliant!

The gang are trying to solve a mystery in a pyramid and eventually do, after a lot of the usual mishaps!
If your little ones are fans of Scooby Doo, you should definitely check this out whilst it is on.



Thursday, 3 April 2014

Turning 9

This week Megan turned 9 and I am in shock. 9!
Really??
Never mind megs growing up, when did I become grown up enough to have a 9 year old daughter?
This past year I feel she has really grown up. She has become very sensible and when in the right mood, will play so well with Ben. She really 'gets' him and knows how to handle him. On the flip side of this she also knows exactly which buttons to press that will send him into orbit too!
She has grown up in other ways too, ways in which I don't want her to.
When we are out, she doesn't want to hold my hand most of the time. Apparently it's not cool!

We have had a few girly chats about growing up, all signs of her getting older.
In some ways I love it. I love to fact that we are (fingers crossed) going to get closer and that I can be there for her through the coming years. Hopefully she will come to me with questions without any hesitation.
But in other ways I don't like it, this getting older business. My little girl, who used to snuggle on my knee, and beg for one more story, now likes to lie on her bed and read to herself.
But I am getting sidetracked.
The celebrations have lasted a good few day.
On Saturday we went for a day out at welly bobs with megs, Ben and 3 of megs friends for a pony experience. This was great fun. The kids had lots of turns of grooming the ponies, had pony rides, had a horse and cart ride and made some rosettes.
We then had the added bonus of spending the afternoon in welly bobs, having lunch, playing on the zip wire, feeding the animals, holding the smaller animals, playing in the hay tunnels and on the soft play and generally having a lovely day out.
On Sunday it was mothers day, so after my special presents we went to the crem with family, followed by lunch and a play at a local farm as the weather was so nice.
On Tuesday, megs actual birthday we went out for tea with Laura, Darren, nana and the kids which was a fab way to end the celebrations.
Megs was really pleased to get the monster high school as one of her presents and was delighted with the drawers full of crafty bits off nana too.
Happy 9th birthday gorgeous girl. I love you x

Wednesday, 2 April 2014

Scooby Doo The Musical Live at The Lowry Theatre!

We are very excited here in Emma's Little World as Scooby Doo The Musical is coming to The Lowry theatre this April.

If you, like us are fans, then this is a must see.

Just imagine seeing Scooby Doo right in front of you!

If you fancy a sneak preview have a little look here.


Scooby Doo the Musical

Tuesday, 25 March 2014

Canvas review from Canvas Design

When I was asked whether I would like to review a canvas from Canvas Design, my only problem was deciding which one! Sometimes it is really hard to find a picture of both M and B where they are both smiling! I knew that over Christmas we had taken lots of pictures, so I knew there had to be one there!
After having a good look through, I selected one from when we were ice skating at Spinningfields just before Christmas.
The ordering process was really easy. I just emailed my picture and address and voila!

Two days later my canvas arrived! Amazingly fast service, that couldn't be faulted.
The canvas came really well packaged, and taped up so well that it took me a good ten minutes to open it!
The canvas was just lovely. Really good colour and very clear.
Everyone who has seen it has commented on it and said how nice it is.

The canvas is supplied with fittings to mount the canvas onto the wall easily.
My only problem now, is deciding on where to put it!

If you would like to order your own canvas from Canvas Design you can get an extra 15% off by using the code BLOG 15.

Go on, treat yourself!


Gorgeous, I am sure you will agree!


We were sent this canvas in exchange for this review. As always, all views are my own.

Tuesday, 25 February 2014

365 Project Week 8

TheBoyandMe's 365 Linky

I am taking part in the 365 photo challenge for 2013, linking in with The Boy And Me.
You can join in here.


Week 8


Day 47
We had a trip to the cinema followed by a visit to IKEA.

Day 48
So pleased that i have finally learnt to french plait! Rather proud of myself.


Day 49
We were sent a lego kit to build and play with and you can read about that here


Day 50
A trip to the park, with tree climbing thrown in for fun!
Day 51
After our trip to the park, Mr W had the task of cleaning our wellies which were filthy.

Day 52
A beautiful bunch of tulips off my lovely sister.

Day 53
Sam Bailey at the X Factor concert that M and I went to.






February Half Term Fun!

I can't believe that half term has been and gone already! 
We had a busy week, which started off last Sunday with a trip to the Kids AM showing at the cinema.

All ready to watch the film.

On Wednesday I was looking after all the children so we wrapped up and headed off to the park ater lunch, stopping for a bit of tree climbing on the way!

Grace was being Meg's baby!
Can you spot M, B and J?????

Climbing fun!



Bath time with Daddy and silly faces!

A trip to X Factor for me and Megs with Jack and his cousins! It was fab! We had really good seats, right at the front, opposite the second stage and the kids (and us) had perfect views. They were all really good, but Rough Copy were amazing!


To end our busy week we went to the Caravan and Camping Show at the NEC in Birmingham. As well as looking for our dream tent and caravan, Megan and Ben tackled an assault course too!

Inside a retro caravan from 1978 - note the beautiful decor!!!

Carcraft and Lego Challenge

Carcarft has come up with a great idea for bloggers to have a play and come up with their own lego scene.
With that in mind we were sent the Lego Diving Boat kit to construct and play with.

Ben, eager to get stuck in!


The first fun part was building the set. Megs is an expert and this now and Ben is getting the idea, so Mr W didn't have much to do!

Getting started.
Careful construction.

Making it look easy to do!



Once that was done, Megan and Ben got on with the fun part of playing!
They came up with an idea of searching for buried treasure that had been lost at sea and sent a happy hour diving to find the treasure (spare pieces of lego!)

The boat came off and got floated around and created a lot of fun.

Searching and diving.






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