Our Mermaid Experience with Mayim Mermaid Academy – Bournemouth

Mayim Mermaid Academy

Eliza adores mermaids and one of her highlights of Walt Disney World was meeting Ariel. For the last couple of years she has been asking for a mermaid tail and for Christmas 2016, my friend crocheted her a blanket one which she adores, but she still wanted one she could swim with. In November she got her wish when Planet Mermaid sent her, her very own mermaid tail, complete with a mono fin and a tankini top. We had hoped… Continue Reading “Our Mermaid Experience with Mayim Mermaid Academy – Bournemouth”

The Highway Rat, coming to DVD on 5th February

Highway Rat

We love Christmas time one of our new traditions is for us to sit down and watch our favourite books being adapted for the TV. So far we have The Gruffalo, Stick Man, Gruffalo’s Child, Room on the Broom and We’re Going on a Bear Hunt on DVD and now this year’s new one has been added to the collection; The Highway Rat. This beautifully animated film from the UK’s best-selling author, Julia Donaldson was first shown on BBC1 this Christmas… Continue Reading “The Highway Rat, coming to DVD on 5th February”

A Birthday Treat for Eliza

Mayim Mermaid Academy

Eliza turned 7 at the end of January, but having a birthday so close to Christmas mean’t that she didn’t really want any toys. We bought her a few nicknacks so she had some presents to open, but her main birthday surprise was a day full of fun. The day started with a swimming lesson, but not any old swimming lesson……….. a mermaid swimming lesson!! We spotted Mayim Mermaid Academy on BBC Breakfast news and upon further investigation discovered that… Continue Reading “A Birthday Treat for Eliza”

My Top 10 Days Out and Travel Posts of 2017

Walt Disney World Photo Gallery Disc

It was very clear to me that when doing my top posts of 2017, that, although not quite viral, there was a sudden surge in December on my toy reviews as people struggled to decide what to get their kids for Christmas. Then on Christmas day there was another surge as people wanted quick answers on how to operate the toys. My more steady traffic is always on days out and travel related posts, so I have decided to do… Continue Reading “My Top 10 Days Out and Travel Posts of 2017”

Eliza’s Climbing Party at Rockreef

Rockreef

Can you believe Eliza turns 7 this week? Having a January birthday can mean organising a party can be a tricky business, as many local attractions close for the winter months and the weather is rubbish. Over the years, Eliza has had two Princess Parties, a Create a Bear party at Lemur Landings and last year she had a My Little Pony Craft party but this year she wanted something a bit different. With four brothers at home, Eliza is… Continue Reading “Eliza’s Climbing Party at Rockreef”