We always love to hosting games nights and it was at least a year ago since we last spent quality time with our dear friends! Some of you might know that we went into rented accommodation then moved to our new home about five months ago. We are pretty much settled in now and getting into a nice, regular routine. This is the start of week 5 and Mr K is getting into his secondary school routine and Ms C is preparing for her SATS. It was a tough two years since we decided to pack up and move to a different county for better schools.
World Calligraphy Day is back for its 3rd year! Why not get yourself and your children involved in on 14th August 2019. The day isn’t just about showing off your calligraphy skills. It is also a day to encourage people to let their creativity flow in whichever way they can. Share your creativity by simply tagging @manuscriptpenco on social media and use the hashtags #WorldCalligraphyDay and #SaySomethingSpecial.
This weekend, we will be joining in with millions of people to share friendship, food and fun over a cuppa. PG Tips has partnered with The Big Lunch, an initiative created by the Eden Project, to encourage people all over the nation to spend quality time with each other over food and a cuppa, or two. We were lucky to be sent this tea hamper to be involved in this project too.
Last Saturday, we were so lucky to get invited to watch the Wasps versus Toulouse game in the Heineken Champions Cup in Coventry. This was an important game for Wasps Rugby Football Club, especially as they hadn’t won in any of the Heineken Champions Cup games so far in this tournament and they were up against a strong French team in Toulouse who had won their games.
Two new exclusives for 2017 are themed around The Walking Dead mazes, to mark the launch of the Thorpe Park’s annual ‘Fright Nights’ season which had started on 29th September 2017. Have you been yet? Unfortunately, we are not able to make it this time but wanted to share this news to my fellow readers!
The Shrovetide Fair and Pancake Toss has always been held in Lichfield’s Bore Street come rain or shine, every year at noon. Finally, this year we were are able to make it as the event coincided with half term. So we met up a few friends along with their children to watch the race.
We didn’t take part as we arrived too late to enter the race but nevertheless, we had fun watching the race. It was my first time and also for my children. They were even more thrilled to see one of their best friends enter the race.
Last week, Smiggle opened in Birmingham Bullring and I was invited to see the showcase of their Christmas range. I have to be honest and say that I had not heard of Smiggle until two months ago and even while I was in Singapore for holiday.
Mr C and I always love to watch Grand Designs presented by Kevin McCloud on Channel 4. We like to dream about how we are going to transform and equip our house with lots of gadgets!
Grand Designs has been exhibiting for years now and we never had a chance to go. We were so pleased that British Gas kindly gave us and one of my blog readers tickets to go to see the exhibition. As we had never been before, we didn’t quite know what to expect for the exhibition.
We arrived there quite late and it was really busy with massive amounts of people inside the exhibition halls. There were split into different categories like garden, innovation, kitchen, building etc. The first thing that caught my eyes were kitchen! We had a look at all the different brands of kitchen appliances and worktops. I always dream of having a well equipped kitchen with the latest gadgets. Well, for now, I can only dream as it is outside our budget to redo a kitchen!
Autumn has finally arrived and is in full swing! I always love autumn as I enjoy the crisper clearer air, the changing colour of trees and of course you don’t get crazy daylight at 10 pm which makes it difficult for the kids to sleep! With the October half term fast approaching, Vita Coco kids has set us a mission to find the best autumn picnic spots across the UK.
Last Wednesday, I was invited to a secret location for the Argos Christmas events in July. This was a chance for a sneak preview of their Christmas gift guide for her, for him, teens, kids, the little ones, the home, stocking fillers and the top 12 Christmas toys which I had blogged early this week.
We were fortunate to win family tickets to see the Harlem Globetrotters through The Mad House’s giveaway. I am a basketball fan and I really glad to have a chance to see this amazing basketball team – The Harlem Globetrotters.It was at the LG Arena, Birmingham. It was extremely busy when we arrived. Before the game started we walked around the LG exhibition stand and tested their 3D TVs. We also walked around to see the merchandise store. Their jerseys are really expensive, we can only afford to buy their basketball but unfortunately they had sold out.