Woburn Safari

The park let’s animals roam freely while visitors drive through their enclosures. The species held in the park include Southern White Rhino, elands, Scimitar Horned Oryx, Addax, Gemsbok, Ankoles, Zebras, African Wild Asses, Asian Elephants, Bactrian Camels, North American Bisons, bongo, African Lions, Pere David’s Deer, Canadian Timber Wolves, black bears, Patas Monkeys and Barbary Monkeys.

The park also has a 40-acre (16 ha) leisure area featuring animal talks, petting zones, a gift shop, family restaurant and a Go Ape! course. Animals in the leisure park include lemurs, squirrel monkeys, wallabies, emus, penguins, goats, ponies, reptiles, red panda and marmosets. There is also a soft play centre called the Mammoth Play Ark.

We had a fantastic day, We had cheeky monkey’s climbing all over our car, we had tigers brush past the car (he definitely was looking angry at us, as the park ranger told me not to stop and keep driving at him otherwise he will damage my car, that was a scary moment….

There is a couple of restaurant on site, but it is always nice to have a picnic.

Woburn offtern hold event days, we happened to go when peppa pig was visiting, Elle isn’t normally a fan of costumes, but today she decided she wanted to say hello.

Mikey was the most excited to see peppa pig, he ran up to her and he told her I love you, then shouting it’s definitely the real peppa pig Elle…. cuteness.

Swan Boats, first time the twins have ever been on boats, and what an awesome experience for them! It wasn’t for me, but for them it was great fun.

I can’t do small boats in water, specially when you have children like mine that have no fear, and start rocking from side to side ahhhhh.

It really is a wonderful day out, you can go around as many times as you want, and experience different points of the Day.

We saw some funny moments, specially when a bear was pushing a car, and some awww moments when we saw lots of baby monkey.


Easter Fun

Happy Easter to you all.

We have had an exciting fun day filled with chicks, bunny’s and of course lots of chocolate!

So far in three days we have made Easter bonnets, been to Stowe house and the le manior.



We have been lucky enough to go on 2 egg hunts in two very luxurious places on our door step.

The children made some special Easter bonnets to take to our egg hunts.

Easter isn’t about chocolate, winning egg hunts. It’s about being with loved ones that you take your journey with, making memories and being happy are far more important…

Happy Easter love me, Marley, Elle and Mikey ❤

Warwick castle day out

Visit Britain’s Ultimate Castle!

Dating back to 914, Warwick Castle has stood as an impressive Mediaveal Fortress on the banks of the river Avon for the last 1100 years. Attacked in 1264, besieged in 1642 and damaged by fire in 1871, the castle has survived the changing fortunes of history and remains one of the most well-preserved Mediaveal castles in the UK. Named recently as one of the richest families in British history, the Earl of Warwick had lots of money and knew how to spend it! As wars ceased, the Earl enjoyed a lavish lifestyle, the results of which can be seen in the elegant 17th Century Great Hall and State Rooms, home to the castle’s most prized possessions.

A visit to the castle also takes you through the beauty of the landscaped Capability Brown gardens, down into the mediaeval vaults and into the private residence of the Earl where you can discover the reality about the lives of the Earl, his family and their servants. For those with stamina, you can even climb to the top of our towers and ramparts – still open to the public after 1100 years and offering breath-taking views of the English countryside.

A visit to the castle wouldn’t be complete without watching the jousting tournament (summer only), the magnificent Birds of Prey, or the world’s largest trebuchet launching a fireball – an impressive sight to behold!

Located only 15 minutes from Stratford-upon-Avon, a visit to Warwick Castle is a must on any visit to Shakespeare’s England.

There is plenty to do with a massive children adventure park and beautiful fun mazes,shops and cafe.


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Marley does Jado Kuin Do


So Marley has had an opportunity to start Jado Kuin Do, here is our review after 4 weeks.

What is Jado Kuin Do?

Family Martial Arts, developing confidence, better concentration, discipline , coordination and balance, leadership skills, teaching young people to have inner strength.

Marley is really enjoying Jado Kuin Do. At first Marley had no coordination and definitely no balance after 4 weeks I can see a huge difference, Marley is concentration a lot more than he has in the last 3 weeks.

Marley attends the Jado Kuin Do in the Thame  sports centre he is taught by a trained and qualified instructor called John and his 2 daughters, I find the group well lead with lots of fun and games to amuse the children but also there is discipline to learn.

I wish I put Marley into this group earlier as he really enjoys it. Marley’s has asked if he can attend everyday.

Jado Kuin Do is held all around the country in the UK to find your local group follow this link:http://www.wjo.org.uk/



10 must have handmade gifts for Christmas!



So Christmas has officially arrived, the shops are packed with people going manic, you would think Christmas was tomorrow the way people are going crazy… Me I like to avoid the shops far to manic for me,  nothing beats sitting in the nice warm indoors wrapped in the snuggle blankets,  browsing the web for that unique gift, I always think more  thought goes into a gift that’s handmade, rather than shoved in the trolley thinking that will do!!
  Anyway I have put together some unique gifts for 2014 gifts enjoy!

1) http://www.silkbeddingdirect.com
  Mulberry silk filled duvets perfect for a good night sleep, and perfect for the bed lovers.


Stunning and unique bracelet design featuring Swarovski pearls and crystal encrusted silver beads, the Queen of Diamonds is an affordable, timeless and essential finishing touch to any outfit. Available in many different colour options and comes complete with a free gift box to make a perfect present.


3) http://www.paperpurrfect.co.uk

Made up using words of your choice these gorgeous prints can be created as a present to give to a special person on the birthday, wedding day, anniversary, at Christmas…or just because.

Transforming a simple piece of paper into a work of art. Completely personal pieces designed with you in mind.


These personalised scented candles are £4.95 each, and can be personalised, and a good selection of fragrances are available with a few choices being death by chocolate, apple cinnamon, baby powder, and elf sweat!


5) http://treasuredpens.co.uk

This is our Suffolk Regent Fountain pen made from Purple Marble Acrylic. The nib is gold and iridium and medium size which gives a writing line of 0.8mm this is  handmade by my Phil in our Suffolk workshop


6) http://okiesoapysoapshop.co.uk

These make perfect stocking fillers, they are a great size for children and also a fab gift for Teachers at Christmas!

Ingredients: Sodium Olivate, Sodium Cocoate, Sodium Shebutterate, Sodium Mangobutterate, Sodium Cocoa Butterate, Sodium Apricotkernalate, Aqua, Glycerine


7) http://www.buttonsbyv.co.uk

Anything to do with buttons this website is for you! Take a look at all the unique amazing products.



8)  http://www.kraftykatz.co.uk
Here at krafty katz her specialise are, hand knitted cowls, scarf’s & wraps. They make the perfect Christmas gift. If your looking to treat yourself, or a someone special I feel sure you’ll find something you’ll love


9) http://rusticbakes.weebly.com

Unique gifts made from dough these were a fantastic product and looked and felt amazing.


10) https://m.facebook.com/profile.php?id=437033323032305&ref=bookmark

Candy cart,  sweet tree’s, and sweet treats for any occasion.


   I would like to thank all the handmade craft company’s that let me use there links and pictures,   handmade work is such a beautiful touch to any gift so much hard work goes into what these lovely people have produced.

Please support small businesses and handmade gifts this Christmas, I know I will!

Ho ho ho merry Christmas 🙂

Panda fruity fun drinks review


Who remembers these fizzy panda pops!! These were my childhood drinks I remember having them at stepping stones all through summer!  I can just taste the taste in my mouth now aw the good times! The fond memories that were had!
Now it’s time to let our children have a piece of childhood that we had so panda have come back you heard right!! PANDA are going to be taking the world’s lunch boxes by storm!!


Panda are now doing panda splash and panda still drinks there are 4 flavours all together:
Panda still drinks
. 250ml with sports cap
.Only 5kcals per serving
.Natural flavours and colour.
.Suitable for vegetarians
. Multi packs of 6 =£1.99

Panda Splash
.250 mls sports cap
. 3kcals per serving
.no added sugar
.2 flavours of blackcurrant and orange and pineapple
. Six pack for £1.99

These can be brought from asda or Tesco.

I managed to get a super of each flavour before my 4 year old gulped them down!! They all tasted very refreshing, my favorite was panda splash raspberry just had so much flavour plus I love raspberry, all the other flavours tasted devine from what I was allowed to taste as Marley told me they were all his favorite so was only allowed a gulp of each one, so this tells me Marley really enjoyed these and he asked me to buy more so on our weekly shop we looked out for them and found them in asda so now on Tuesday,Wednesday, Thursday Marley will sure be found with panda drinks in his lunch box, as a mother I always look to see how much sugar is in drinks and some drinks contains to much of the wrong things for our children but panda drink are made with only natural fruit flavours they contain no added sugar and contain no artificial colours or flavours can’t go wrong!!
We have now swapped all juice in the house to panda.
I’m so glad panda have come back for the younger generation to enjoy 🙂

Find panda on twitter @Panda_drinks
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/panda-soft-Drinks

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