you all had a wonderful Christmas and New Year! I am excited to start 2016, a blank slate full of optimism for
what we have ahead of us. 2015 has had
some great memories we have had a busy year of blog events and our own planned
first couple of months of the year were quiet but that soon changed!
think one of our most moving memories was a visit to Shrewsbury Dogs Trust for
the scenes tour. It was touching
seeing the hard work and dedication of the staff there ensuring the dogs were
happy and loved.
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had a lovely stay at Bluestone
with my parents joining us too.
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a chance to enjoy Camp Smokey was fabulous, the food was yummy
and a great atmosphere eating outdoors.
May we went to the Geronimo
Festival we are hoping to go back this year, as there was so much to see
and do. If you have not been before do
your research as its one date not to be missed!
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really was our busiest month with trips all over the place! The boys were glad when July came and things
eased off slightly!
had our yearly visit to LEGOLAND this time for the #HeartlakeCity2015
event (to coincide with the opening of Mia’s Riding Adventure). As always the boys had a
memorable time in LEGOLAND, its their favourite attraction in the UK, so I am
keeping my fingers tightly crossed LEGOLAND have another ride opening this
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were thrilled to review a Parks Resorts holiday and headed off to Brynowen
the boys had a magical stay, they really liked the entertainment. As it was a quiet weekend they had lots of
attention off the Sparky Krew Club characters which they relished!
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went to the Conkers
event that was lots of fun and helped teach us all some vital skills (such
as building a shelter and making a fire!).
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boys visited Blackpool
for the first time; we did not have as much time as we needed to do everything
but still made the most of our weekend.
Blackpool Tower is so much better than I ever remembered; it’s had quite
a revamp from those days. The boys were
keen on the Madame Tussauds attraction with youngest wanting pictures
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As it was not the right
time for the illuminations it was lovely to go to Illuminasia
to appreciate a stunning indoor illuminations display.
We had a
chance to review Basil
Brush an interactive show featuring the mischievous fox himself.
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Hatton Adventure World for their Wild
West Carnival event. It’s a great
attraction normally but even more so when they are having a themed occasion.
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into London and on the recommendation of friends visited the Ripley’s
Believe It or Not! Museum. The boys
were amazed by all the mysterious displays and learning lots of interesting if
not very quirky facts! We went to Shrek’s
Adventure, which was newly opened and a really immersive experience perfect
for DreamWorks fans.
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Whilst in London
we also had a go on the London Eye, it was great for the views although hubbie
stayed firmly seated, as he is not a fan of heights!
highlight had to be our Frubes
Sleepover event at Whipsnade Zoo sleeping in a lovely little wooden lodge
hearing the sounds of the animals all around us! Having the opportunity to feed the animals and have an exclusive
nighttime tour! As memories go that was
pretty special, plus we had the Minions joining us too!
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2015 saw us go fruit
picking for the first time, such an inexpensive day out, ideal for getting
children outdoors and learning more about how different fruit and vegetables
grow (where we went had lots of choice!).
Plus you get to leave with some healthy provisions.
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went to the New
Forest and the boys loved the freedom to run around, the New Forest ponies
were beautiful roaming freely. We made
a point of going to see the Beaulieu National Motor Museum as hubbie enjoyed this
attraction as a child. Since he went
though it has been developed extensively and if your children are interested in
vehicles they will really embrace their visit.
There is such an unusual mix of cars, the Satsuma one being a firm
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During that holiday we also
decided to finally see what Winchester
had to offer, we were not disappointed and especially enjoyed The Great Hall
and trying on the fancy dress clothes!
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All in all its been a busy year but crammed with
fantastic times together and youngest even found time to learn how to ride his bike!
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