Life With Pink Princesses https://lifewithpinkprincesses.co.uk A personal blog from the heart of a young Mum Mon, 17 Sep 2018 09:37:16 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.8 98180168 Back To School With Moj Moj https://lifewithpinkprincesses.co.uk/back-to-school-with-moj-moj/ https://lifewithpinkprincesses.co.uk/back-to-school-with-moj-moj/#respond Mon, 17 Sep 2018 09:00:00 +0000 http://lifewithpinkprincesses.co.uk/?p=31659 I’m still playing catch up from all of the adventures we had during the summer holidays. It seemed to zoom past. Before I knew it I was waving goodbye to a Year 5 and a Year 1 at school. As you go up through school things get harder, obviously, and this year is quite important …

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I’m still playing catch up from all of the adventures we had during the summer holidays. It seemed to zoom past. Before I knew it I was waving goodbye to a Year 5 and a Year 1 at school.

As you go up through school things get harder, obviously, and this year is quite important for P1. Things up the notch a little bit and they become the role models for the younger years. It’s the last year to prepare for SATS too. I was really excited to receive a backpack of surprise goodies from Moj Moj to help get her excited for school. I mean look at her little face!

Moj Moj are yet another blind bag craze that kids are getting so excited for. All three of my girls beg me each time we go shopping to pick them up a blind bag. They were very happy to find a pack each inside the backpack of goodies.

There are over 95 Moj Moj characters to collect that are divided into different groups to collect or themes; Adventure Seekers, Party Animals, Couch Potatoes, Happy Campers Day Dreamers and Sun Bathers. The packets remind me of ice lollies actually and each one comes with 2 Moj Moj characters.

The characters are really squishy and soft. They have a sort of tacky feel to them that makes them different to other squishy collectables. You can buy the Moj Moj packets for £3.99.

I thought I’d give you a quick look at the other cute things. Personally I’ve got my eyes on the stunning sparkly water bottle. They were given; gel pens, a beautiful wooden unicorn ruler, the dreaded alarm clock, unicorn erasers and a brilliant cone of sweets!

This school year is going to present some big changes for both these two cherubs. It was a great idea of Moj Moj to included a sheet that the girls could write their dreams on. Having fun with friends came top obviously. What would be your dreams for this school year?

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Marsh Farm’s Dinosaur Dig! https://lifewithpinkprincesses.co.uk/marsh-farms-dinosaur-dig/ https://lifewithpinkprincesses.co.uk/marsh-farms-dinosaur-dig/#respond Sun, 16 Sep 2018 11:00:00 +0000 http://lifewithpinkprincesses.co.uk/?p=31649 Every weekend in September Marsh Farm are hosting the Dinosaur Dig event. It’s promised to be full of dinosaur themed fun. As I am sure you are aware we work regularly with Marsh Farm. It is really special to me as Marsh Farm was heavily in my childhood so it’s great to help them promote, …

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Every weekend in September Marsh Farm are hosting the Dinosaur Dig event. It’s promised to be full of dinosaur themed fun. As I am sure you are aware we work regularly with Marsh Farm. It is really special to me as Marsh Farm was heavily in my childhood so it’s great to help them promote, however all opinions are of my own as always. We took my Mum and my Grandad along for the opening day. This post is all about our time there.

First of all, Marsh Farm is over in Essex in South Wooden Ferrers. It takes us about an hour to get to now that we live in Kent but it is totally worth the travel. We arrived for opening time, 10am every day, and we were actually the first in the queue. On the way there it had rained but thankfully it stopped once we had arrived.

On a themed event day the activities at Marsh Farm are non stop fun. I took a photo (above) of the Dinosaur Dig activities for the September weekends. As you can see there’s fun the entire day and you can plan your visit to keep the kids entertained.

The Jurassic Egg Hatching was top of the list to see as we were quite early we decided to take a little wander around some of the animals. Marsh Farm used to be very farm animal heavy and this reduced significantly but there’s still enough for children to get close to. The girls loved the goats especially as they really enjoyed a stroke.

We then popped round to the mini tractor rides. The farm was very empty at this point so the girls could happily ride around the track without worrying about sharing. Marsh Farm offer this free to experience as part of the entrance cost.

At half past ten we headed for the egg hatching with Sir Terry Dactile. This guy (the actor behind the characters) is honestly a credit to Marsh Farm. He’s so hilarious and puts so much effort in every character he portrays. We’ve seen him at Christmas, Easter and now as a Dinosaur explorer. The girls got to watch a dinosaur hatch and learn more facts about dinosaur eggs. The girls loved it although P3 who adores dinosaurs wouldn’t touch it.

As a continuation to the dinosaur theme, Marsh Farm have put together a Dino Trail as part of the Dinosaur Dig event. A great way to learn some of the dinosaur names as you wander around the farm. If you complete it they give you a sticker when you exit. The girls were a little side tracked so completely forgot to complete there’s sadly.

Straight after the Jurassic Egg Hatching we headed to meet Tiny The Triceratops. I think all three of the girls were in complete awe of this giant dino. The lovely Jazz told us all about Tiny, what he eats and where he was found. It was a lovely way to get the children involved. They then had the opportunity for a photo. Once again P3 was too nervous to go close despite loving see it.

We were all getting rather hungry by this point and judging by previous Marsh Farm visits, it’s good to get in the restaurant/soft play early as it gets busy! We were actually the only ones in there for a little while and it soon got busy. The girls went off to play in the soft play whilst us adults negotiated the menu and placed our order.

I actually think the food is ok priced for what is served and it’s actually really delicious. The kids meal wasn’t over portioned either which is always a bonus as I hate seeing leftover food. We spent a good bit of time in the soft play before heading for the magic show.

We then had to see the Magic & Mayhem Show with BamBam. After attending his show in the holidays and loved it. It’s just absolutely full of fun and laughter. Hubby got involved last time and then this time P2 was picked to join in. You can see her take part in the video I filmed from our day below. She did a great job but obviously I’m bias!

There was a quick ten minute gap between the magic show and the Diddy Dino Puppet Show. The girls quickly hopped on the carousel. There are two rides at Marsh Farm which are included in your entrance price, however they are only open for a set amount of time during the day. There’s the Carousel and the Tea Cups. After a quick ride we took our seats back in the theatre for the dino puppet show.

We all really enjoyed the Diddy Dino Puppet Show. The staff got all of the audience involved as they wandered around allowing us to stroke the baby dinosaurs and also dance to various songs. It was great fun and you can see my Mum dancing in the video too, hilarious!

Also during September Marsh Farm have the Potato Patch open. It’s essentially a potato field where you can pick your own potatoes and take them home. All for free. My Grandad was absolutely in his element helping P2 to dig up potatoes of her own. P1 spent a lot of time and focus with my Mum digging potatoes and P3 really just enjoyed digging! We have enough potatoes that we can turn into roasties and mash in the next coming weeks.

The girls had been itching to play on the outdoor play area and go back on the tractors. The outdoor play area is suitable for many ages which is brilliant. This time Hubby and I managed to avoid going on the equipment with them for the first time.

Another great facility included in the price of admission is the tractor ride. Again they have set times and I suddenly realised the first one was due to start as the girls were playing. So I raced over to get in the queue. It’s a short little ride across the marshes, I remember when you used to see cows and sheep in the fields but as the animals have reduced significantly the views are more of the scenery. It’s still a lovely ride and at parts a little bumpy which adds to the excitement.

My Mum had to sadly leave us at this point as she needed to get to a friend’s Baby Shower. My Grandad was keen for the girls to walk an Alpaca so we headed over there. The poor Alpacas did not seem happy but the girls enjoyed the quick walk around the enclosure any way. I do love that they are still able to get close to all the animals with different feeding activities on during the day.

We then took the girls to the jumping pillows and were really thrilled to see the play beach was still there from the summer holidays, although the water wasn’t in action, the girls could still make sandcastles and jump on the pillows. In fact they were so occupied and happy I was actually able to hold a proper adult conversation with my Grandad and catch up on lots of different things.

We ended our long tiring dino day in the play area nearest to the entrance. Hubby took P2 to play Crazy Golf (it’s the best one I’ve seen at a family attraction) whilst my Grandad helped P1 and P3 to hunt for gems and fossils in the sand. They all then had some time to play in the play area before closing time was upon us!

As you can probably tell, we love Marsh Farm. It’s the one play I can guarantee us all to have fun no matter what the weather. They are always adding and improving too. I’d highly recommend taking a visit at the weekend this September as the Dinosaur Dig continues. Please let me know if you went as I’d love to see some photos!

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Siblings 2018 – September https://lifewithpinkprincesses.co.uk/siblings-2018-september/ https://lifewithpinkprincesses.co.uk/siblings-2018-september/#comments Sat, 15 Sep 2018 09:00:00 +0000 http://lifewithpinkprincesses.co.uk/?p=31646 These photos of my girl gang have definitely got to be some of my favourites of them together. Not only did I finally get some jumper dresses for all three sizes, they were more than happy to let me snap photos of them whilst in the garden. I just love my girls so much. We …

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These photos of my girl gang have definitely got to be some of my favourites of them together. Not only did I finally get some jumper dresses for all three sizes, they were more than happy to let me snap photos of them whilst in the garden. I just love my girls so much.

We are back to school now and it weirdly hasn’t effected P1s behaviour like it usually does. In fact she’s been pretty good on a whole and quite motivated. Over the summer she began to experience what we believe to be anxiety surrounding mealtimes mainly but also if we spontaneously decided to go out. I’ve spoken with our doctor and they are running further medical tests to rule out any underlying problems and P1 has showed great courage so far with that.

My most confident girly P2 has had a shock to her system. She struggles with controlling her emotions when she’s tired and I think that’s been our biggest battle since the return to school. I feel like being in Year 1 has already grown her independence and finally she’s willingly attempting to get herself dressed in the mornings and undressed at bedtime.

It was such a long summer break for P3. Something like eight weeks off from preschool. I’d sort of got used to her being around and in a little routine of having her there. She’s loving being back this past week and has even had her first lunch club which seems crazy! This girl has the funniest most unique personality that continues to baffle us and amaze us daily. It’s scary that we will be applying for her school place in under two months!

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Spontaneous Road Trip To Camber Sands Beach https://lifewithpinkprincesses.co.uk/spontaneous-road-trip-to-camber-sands-beach/ https://lifewithpinkprincesses.co.uk/spontaneous-road-trip-to-camber-sands-beach/#comments Sun, 09 Sep 2018 08:00:00 +0000 http://lifewithpinkprincesses.co.uk/?p=29403 I have really struggled to find the time to edit photos and write about our days out this summer, so I can only apologise that even though it’s back to school and Autumn is definitely round the corner I am uploading lots of summery posts from the school holidays. I thought we’d start with our …

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I have really struggled to find the time to edit photos and write about our days out this summer, so I can only apologise that even though it’s back to school and Autumn is definitely round the corner I am uploading lots of summery posts from the school holidays. I thought we’d start with our trip to Camber Sands Beach.

It was during the very first week of the school holidays. It was somewhere I’d been as a child when we used to stay at Pontins, and when we moved to Kent five years ago I always wanted to head back but we’d never got round to it. We happened to be already half way there for P1’s physiotherapy appointment and with it being gloriously hot Hubby thought it would be the perfect opportunity to go to the beach.

I obviously created a video from our day out which you can watch above. I took so many photos too which are below.

Camber Sands is a pretty busy beach during the summer even more so at the weekends so we was a bit nervous we wouldn’t get a parking space, let alone make our way through a sea of people whilst on the actual beach. But it was a Friday right at the beginning of the holidays and there was actually lots of available spaces and the beach didn’t seem too overcrowded.

We only spent a few hours at the beach but the girls were laughing so much whilst they played in the sand and chased the water as the tide went out exposing new beach. It reminded me of so many memories. I want to go back again as Camber Sands has a brilliant dune area that I used to explore and I know the girls would love to do the same.

If you are local, or even if you’re not as you can stay literally on the beach, I’d highly recommend a visit to Camber Sands. It’s such a lovely, clean beach with toilets and food too. It’s the perfect family beach trip! Anyway, here are all of our photos from our lovely afternoon out. I hope you enjoy them.

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