Saturday, 22 November 2014
They usually have some kind of magical display in their Christmas Land and I couldn't wait to see what it was this year. It really was magical this year...
I think we must have spent about an hour just looking around the Christmas stuff, I just have to look at everything and wish I could buy the whole shop! I found an amazingly beautiful tree if anyone can spare £999 to buy me it? No? Never mind...
Once we'd finished there, we had a quick look around the main shop then went outside as they have a polar bear band which is fantastic; we also got our photos taken with a polar bear! (Though husband is rubbish at photos so he chopped his head off!). You can also visit Santa (but we're waiting until December for that) and they have a train ride, but J wouldn't have wanted to stay on it so we didn't bother.
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We had some fun with the magic mirrors... (I want that skinny one at home - I can be slim every day then!)
We also met some dinosaurs living among the plants... I thought J would be terrified but no, he wanted to stroke them!
We then nipped outside to the new play area which I knew J would love as he loves being outside and it's very difficult to drag him away from a play area! We told him he could have a 'special juice' (Fruit Shoot - I know, I know) which did the trick though! Best of all, it's all free (except Santa and the train ride). We'll definitely be back more in the summer though it will be mega busy then - I usually just visit for Christmas Land!
Friday, 21 November 2014
Two in three infants aged 3 months to 30 months are affected by teething and with the process being long & drawn out, it is often frustrating for both children & parents. National Teething Week 2014 runs from 17-23 November, and it aims to help new parents recognise the symptoms of teething and advise them on ways to limit the amount of discomfort their baby or toddler may be having. Through informative discussion, advice and content, National Teething Week will aim to educate and aleviate and concerns that parents may have.
Camilia are also sharing some useful tips to identify teething and help with it. You can find these tips and information on the other activities happening during the week over on the National Teething Week website - there are also a few chances to win some fab goodies
You can keep up with the conversation during the week over on Twitter by following the #teethingweek hashtag.
Wednesday, 19 November 2014
I hope to be back in employment by the end of the year but it's quite difficult to find something for my skills, having been out of work for so long, and that fits around hubby's hours too as we just wouldn't be able to afford childcare for both boys.