Sunday, 14 February 2016

Dream destination 2016!?

Dream destinations...

It's hard to pin point what that may be as a mum, a couple of years ago it would have been somewhere hot and relaxing with beautiful beaches or fun and exciting with amazing bars and restaurants but since having pops dream destination means family holiday... Somewhere special and once in a lifetime that will allow us to create memories that will last forever.

Somewhere like Orlando, florida. I know it's a typical holiday everyone wants but it's something that alot of families can't really afford (if done right!) I want to spoil her with fun and laughter (and pop to harry potter world for me) create memories and take lots of pictures to look back on.

Somewhere we can all enjoy...
A holiday that makes even grown ups feel like kids again. Rides, characters and lots of yummy food. What could sound better? I've even heard they get pretty good weather over there too. 

That's my dream destination, what's yours? Something for the kids or something for yourself?

Have you taken your dream destination holiday? Where was it and did it live up to your expectations? have this amazing blog competition running and I think everyone should enter. I'm linking 3 amazing blogs that I think should enter and you should head over and check them out.

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Until the next post,
Are and Pops.

Monday, 8 February 2016

Weekend ups and downs.

This weekend was supposed to consist of safari on Saturday and alvin and the chipmunks on Sunday... one of those went to plan...

We got up and ready nice and early Saturday morning and started making our way to west midlands safari park, the weather was horrible and our car heater is broke and we couldn't get it to clear as we were driving. It was one of the scariest things I've ever been through. Then to add to that pops car seat was suddenly really loose?! I tend to not think as things as signs but I definitely felt these were. We decided to not go to the safari as it's 2 hours away and it was just too unsafe to continue. 

I wanted to get pops car seat looked at so we went to mothercare and as MM was fitting it pops and I walked around.... we got hooked by pixifoto and ended up spending 90pound on photos. They definitely make you feel like you have to buy and it's not very nice once you walk away and know you didn't have that money. 
Has this happened to anyone else?

Sunday was the best day weve had in so long, things just fell into place. 

We headed into cardiff to see alvin and the chipmunks, we got there just in time to see them come in and have a little meet and greet.

Then we headed for some lunch at Zizzi (highly recommended), using the voucher I had won on their online game. Pops was still a bit tired so got a bit restless towards the end. 
Once we were done we headed back over to where alvin was for the dancing and music.

It was such a lovely experience and it actually made me cry a bit watching how happy and excited pops got.
Does anyone else cry when they see their kids really happy? Just me? 🙈 

We headed home and pops and MM had such a long nap! 

Sorry if the post seems a bit all over the place, I wrote it in 2 sittings.

Until the next post,
Are and Pops.

Tuesday, 2 February 2016

Post post post

02/02 already, where did that go?

I've massively slacked with the blog, yet again.

Pops and I visited family in london a week or so ago, it was really nice. We went up on the Monday (missed beans on Tuesday 😢) and MM followed on Friday after work. We spent monday-Friday at my dad's seeing my side and then the Friday-Sunday with MMs for our nephews 2nd birthday. 

TWO! I can't believe how quickly those years have gone and how close pops is to the big TWO too. 

Speaking of two, it's one of pops new words. 'Two,two,two' that's her counting. 

That and her new love for all things frozen!! 
18 months and they've already hooked her... She can't go more than an hour without singing let it go.

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Until the next post,
Are and Pops.