Friday, 21 November 2014

Hello World!

It's World Hello Day!

World Hello Day began back in 1973 in response to the conflict between Israel and Egypt. It's aim is to promote peace all over the world and their message is to use communication rather than force, to resolve conflict. Since the start 180 countries have taken part.

Top 10 Kids Movies

The Princes love movies. 

Over the years we have accumulated hundreds of DVDs and most evenings the Hubby and I sit and watch something. The boys enjoy sitting in our 'movie room' munching on popcorn while their favourite movie plays. They love it even more when their friends visit for movie night.

That's what they're doing this evening. The Hubby is in South Korea and I've invited a friend and her girls to visit. The boys are so excited they were up at 6.30am and chose the movie: Frozen.

Monday, 17 November 2014

A Week of Lone Parenting

A week of lone parenting when you're used to dual parenting?

This week the Hubby goes to South Korea and I'll be alone with the boys...

Zombie and Frankenstein children's costumes

Sunday, 16 November 2014

Forget About Technology

The boys playing games, as usual.
Surrounded by laptops, tablets and smart-phones 24 hours a day can get overwhelming. Never being out of range and always having the ability to access the internet can make you forget the simple pleasures. 

These days children entertain themselves with iPad, Xbox, Playstation, DVDs, Netflix and loads of other technology. They’re bombarded with advertising, whether it be on the TV or iPad, and they always want new things. New Xbox games, new characters for said games, new apps for iPad. My boys rarely ask for new toys, not real toys, like an action man or something. 

Friday, 14 November 2014

Salt-Water Engine Car

For Big Prince's 10th birthday my brother-in-law bought him a salt water engine car kit. On opening the box the hubby said BP needed help to build the car. I think the hubby was excited and wanted to play too!

Thursday, 13 November 2014

Alton Towers Fireworks 2014

Alton Towers Castle at sunset
Alton Towers Castle
Every year Alton Towers reserves the last weekend of the season for their Fireworks show. On the Friday, Saturday and Sunday evening at 7pm the show begins. 

We attend most years (with merlin passes it's free) and the boys look forward to it every time. This year was no different and as we headed home from school on Friday 7th November they were super excited.