Posted in family fun, holidays, Kent, Kent Family, Life, Local life, New Blogger, parent, parent blogger, photography, review

Eagle Heights, Enysford , Kent

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We were lucky enough to be invited to Eagle heights. Eagle heights is based in Enysford in Kent, which is the ideal location to see the birds fly. At Eagle heights there are seven different types of eagles, three vultures, five hawks and two falcons. There are also owls and a caracara, along with the usual chicken, ducks, raven and  few other birds.

There are also mammals, a few farm animals and sled dogs. I can’t forget that they have a small selection of reptiles too!


 

Eagle heights is the perfect size for families, its not too big and not too small, there is even a play area for over fives and a separate play area for under fives.  There are plenty of picnic tables so you can have a picnic or a reasonably priced tea room. There are signs about warning that food shouldn’t be eaten during the meetings of the animals which are at set times during the day. The centre is buggy and wheelchair friendly. Viewing the animals is also suitable for everyone.


The staff were amazing with the animals and were also friendly and helpful to the public.

The shop, tea room, toilets were very clean and tidy.

We were lucky enough to meet the husky’s. These are beautiful dogs and they look so happy and well cared for. There are experiences to have a personal meet with the husky’s along with husky rides where you are pulled along by a sledge and of course camping out with the husky’s. I will certainly be doing this once Bear and Bell are older as it sounds amazing, marshmallows around the fire, meeting the dogs and camping out. I just need to get over my fear of actually camping first!


There are also eagle shows where you can see these amazing, stunning birds fly and learn all about them. You can also do experience days too.

There is also a Owl experience which is available, I am very tempted to book this for myself whilst the children are at school. Owls are my favourite birds.

Prices for the experiences start from £80.

If you fall in love with one of the animals, you can also adopt them, obviously they stay living at the centre.


Eagle heights is working on wildlife conservation in the UK, whilst assisting on a conservation project in West Africa. If you fancy popping down to see the animals, and learn more about how they are helping Wildlife conservation both here in the UK and West Africa, prices for children are currently £4.95 for over 2’s, and adults are currently £8.95, with a slight discount for over 65’s, students, disabled and carers.

 Oh and did I mention the Crystal place eagel lives here? 

 

 

 

 

 

Posted in essentials, Home made, Kent, Life, Local life, pamper, review, reviews, Uncategorized

Teal Anchor All Over Body Scrub

I emailed Teal Anchor just before Christmas in 2016 to see if I would be able to review for them. I was very lucky as they said yes!

This caught my eye because I am trying to find products which are kinder to skin, less chemicals  and also kinder on the environment to make and not leave a lasting impact on the world.

Teal Anchor hand makes each product themselves, the scrubs are vegan friendly and also not tested on animals. Which is brilliant!

The ingredients are really simple to, which you can find over on their website.

So let’s get to the important what I think of the All over body scrub.

They sent me the Mint all over body scrub.

When I took it out the packaging I was pleased to see that it came in a lovely glass container and very few labels covering the jar too which is a bonus! You also get a small little wooden spoon to scoop the scrub out of the jar

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When I opened it the first thing I noticed was the smell, it smelt totally amazing! Not over powering but actually smelt like Mint, Some products I have used in the past hardly smell of what they are meant to smell like, so this was great!

My  skin is  dry and I find many products dry my skin out even more, which isn’t good as it causes my skin to become itchy and sometimes sore. . I used this body scrub on a tiny bit of my body (arms!) first just to check I wouldn’t come out in a rash, no idea why I thought that as the scrub is 100% home made and has all natural ingredients in.

I first noticed that the scrub wasn’t as gritty as previous scrubs I have used in the past and it had a really nice feel to it. The scrub went on really nicely and I felt it just glided onto my skin. It needed very little rubbing in to get nice smooth skin, which with two children sometimes having a shower needs to be quick!  The Mint fragrance also lasted a very long time and my skin felt really soft and minty  for 12 hours!

I would say this scrub is good for all skin types as it doesn’t dry out the skin.

I would actually use this every day if I could but the recommend usage is twice a week. they currently have 11 more scrubs on sale and they have some really pretty Unicorn make up brushes that you can pre-order.

The scrubs start from £9, which to me is great value for a product which looks and smell’s totally amazing!

I really liked this body scrub oh wait who am I kidding I totally LOVE  the body scrub!  I will certainly be recommending this product to everyone I know.  Now which body scrub shall I try next?  The black pepper, Lavender or the Grapefruit one?!

Oh and they also have a Blog! So why not take a peek, lots of handy tips and some helpful information! Click here to see their blog.

 

Posted in Book's, Kent, Kent Family, parent blogger, pbloggeruk, Uncategorized

My Reads for January and February 2017

As you may know by following my Instagram, Twitter and Facebook I love a good book!

Here are my top four reads for January and February 2017

Girl Online  by  Zoe Sugg

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Why I choose this book?

I choose  this book as its about a Girl who Blogs. I thought it may be funny and a good read especially where I am so new to blogging. I also think it maybe a  light hearted read, just what I need after the hectic Christmas holidays!

This is her first book she has ever written, who knows after reading this I may have to track down a few more of her books.

Dark Places by Gillian Flynn

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Why did I choose this book?

I have already read “Gone Girl” by this brilliant author so I thought I would give this a go.

This is a book about siblings and how Libby try’s to undercover the truth.

This seems like a Wonderful, atmospheric book with full of suspense loaded in.

Baby Doll  By Hollie Overton

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Why did I choose this book?

To be honest I didn’t. Hubs went to Tesco to buy the paper and he came back with this. It would be a book I would choose though. Its a Psychological thriller and I really enjoy these types of books.

Pretty girls by Karen Slaughter

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Why did I choose this book?

This book was advertised in the local supermarket, the cover was eye catching and being described as Razor-Sharp plotting and detail. Really caught my eye.

This is also by a author who is The Sunday Times Number 1 Best selling Author.

What type of books do you like to read?

Posted in Adventure, Explore the culture, Family, hospital, Kent, Kent Family, Local life, National trust, New Blogger, parent blogger

A day out ended in accident and emergency! 


We had a lovely morning we went to the local play park and it was empty. I should add it was 8.30am! 

The children ran free and went on everything they wanted to go on. Bell is now into following Bear everywhere I am sure he feels annoyed about it but he certainly doesn’t show it! 

We came home for lunch and after lunch we went to a local national trust property to ride scooters. 

They had some free activities on from colouring in to making crowns.


They also had rubbings of leaves for the children to also. 

We Popped to the little educational room where they had old fashioned type writers and stamps for the children to play with.


On the way back we went scootering up a hill on the way down Bell didn’t hit the break hard enough and she seemed to go even quicker she tumbled head first over the handle bars! 


There were some builders and they were very helpful and let me clean her up in their office. 

We then had to go to A&E just to check she was okay luckily it was bumps, bruises and a few cuts! 

It was very scary I was running but couldn’t catch her, I feel really bad but she is fine it could of been much worse! 

Posted in Blog, cancer, Family, girl, Kent, Kent Family, Life, parent, son, Sunshine after the rain, Uncategorized

Sunshine after the Rain…..

I know I have said it before but Cancer truly suck’s! Bear and Bell have truly given me plenty of sunshine through the rain, since mum passed away from cancer.

They are happy, content children. They do have tantrums, they can be horrible as they are both stubborn and there is no reasoning with them when they have their tantrums!

Bringing up stubborn children is so hard, most probley as I am stubborn too.

We now have a reward chart for good behavior and helpfulness inside and outside the home.

We have a Gro-Clock for Bear (and Bell). It is mostly for Bear as he has been waking up at 4.45am for the day. What with Bell waking up 2-3 times a night I was exhasuted! Physically and Emotionally. Things are getting so much better now we have the Gro-Clock we have set the Sun to come up at 6.30 am and it does work most day’s.

Bell is still waking up for milk but we have swapped milk for just water so hopefully in a few days or a couple of week’s she will sleep all night.

But apart from the sleeping , or lack of it they are certainly my sunshine after the rain….

 

Posted in Family, Farmer's Markets, Food, Home made, Kent, Life, summer, Uncategorized

Farmers Market

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We Love A Farmers Market!

I keep missing them though. The local farmer’s market is on the 4th Sunday of the month but with Swimming lessons and general family life it all goes so fast!

I have decided to try as much as possible to buy BRITISH and LOCAL. It is so much nicer and fresher to!

We will be starting to go strawberry picking and other Fruit and Vegetable picking over the summer so hopefully when Bear is back to school and Bell Starts Pre-school we will have a good routine going. Yes I am a bit worried that it will end up costing more but at least I will 100% know where my families food comes from and I will also be supporting the local and the whole of the UK’s farmers. Especially now we are out of the European Union, I feel now more than ever supporting the small farmers who are on our doorstep, as it will be them who suffer with the exit.

They may not be able to sell aboard for the cost it is costing now it will end up costing them a bit more which wouldn’t be good as after all they also have families to feed, their children to dress and most probleya after school club or another extra activity to do.

 

Posted in Family, holidays, Kent, Kent Family, Life, mud, National trust, Pepper pig, summer, Uncategorized

Why we love the outdoors….

I think these photo’s sum up the outdoors to us as a family, even though I don’t think Hubby agree’s. I am very much if they are getting covered in mud yay! Hubby is “out of the mud you will get dirty!”

I think children should be able to explore all their environments, but only if they are safe to do.

Building mud pies I personally think is the main part of being a child, splashing in mud and getting their hands dirty!

Bear wasn’t into Mud and Dirt when he was tiny but now he is at school he isn’t afraid to get down and dirty with the mud!

Bell however isn’t keen but will certainly grab her wellies for a bit of splashing in the rain and a muddle puddles I blame Pepper Pig for this!

One thing I wouldn’t change as a family we don’t really plan for day’s out everything we do is usually spontaneous and last minute.

This summer we are going away, we are going to have a mini Glastonbury in the garden ,without the rain I hope, a few day trips and a few trips to National Trust sites.  What are your Plans this summer?

Posted in Brands Hatch, Cars, Disney, Family, Kent, Kent Family, Motor racing, parent

Disney Cars ….

We Recently spent the day at Brands Hatch.

I came across a post on Facebook that mentioned the Car’s from the Disney film Cars were going to be up there!

I was a tad excited we didn’t tell the children we were going so all the way there we had “are we there yet?” “where are we going?” “are we going on a plane?” “I’m hungry!” the usual rambling’s of a child or two!

We took packed lunch, I am so glad we did a Burger and chips was almost £8 with out a drink, but the food did look amazing for burger and chips!

There were a lot of car’s from america NYPD and LA police force and a man in uniform!

The children loved watching the cars zoom around the track and we were going to walk in the pit area but Bell was starting to slow down, this was the first day we didn’t take a buggy!

There is a little play park and there were bouncy castles the lady running one of them even swapped with the gentleman so she could help Bell which was very thoughtful of her to do even though I was very happy to go on too!

The children saw a ice cream van and asked for one so we said yes especially as the weather was very warm and we did so much walking around!

 

Posted in Family, Home made, Kent, Kent Family, Life, Teepee, Uncategorized

Teepee Fun

Don’t you just love a sunny day?

Bear was at school myself and Bell had the day off from work, I should of been doing housework but we decide to make a TeePee or Tipi instead.

We went to a local independent fabric shop and we found some we liked. We then popped to Homebase to get some wood and string.

It was very easy to put together my GCSE in woodwork paid off. I had to drill some holes, one in each piece of wood, big enough for some strong string. then cut the fabric and nailed it on. Easy peasy .

It was also the fraction of the cost from a shop brought one!

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Posted in Family, Kent, Uncategorized

Dear Bear…

Obviously Bear is your nick name it goes well with your real name.
Mummy and daddy weren’t really together, it was still early days when I feel pregnant with you, but you certainly was not a mistake. You were the light to my darkness, you will never know a special lady who would of adored you so much. Special Nana died about 18 months before you were born from cancer when you are older I will tell you anything you want or need to know about her but this letter is about you.
Mummy and daddy we found out you were a boy and we decide to call you Jasper, I was adamant that is what you were called! Obviously you aren’t called that mummy came to her senses as you had orange hair!
You were a very happy baby always laughing to somebody who mummy couldn’t see and you always had a smile for the ladies!
As you got older you weaned yourself of your bottle, and toilet trained yourself, I am quite laid back when it comes to that sort of thing!
Bell came along and you adored her you still do most days.
You started pre-school and you loved it! We had some sadness when you were at pre-school patch and smudge passed away 18 months apart from each other, they were very old.
Time passed and you are now almost a year 1 boy! Where has the time gone! You make me proud every day even when you are driving me mad!
Much love
Mummy xx