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Monday, 31 August 2015

Memory Magnet!

I made this cute magnet to remember our holiday to Holland. It was really easy to make, and costs less than 50p to make too!!!

My original plan was to put the postcards I had brought into the frames, but they didn't fit. I am going to have to think of a new project for them.
You need: A decorative bag, I got mine buying a postcard, and a magnetic photo frame, this one came in a pack of two for 69p from Home Bargains.
How to do it: Very simply choose the part of the bag you like the best, then fold it to fit the frame, insert and put it on the fridge. I used the girls letter magnets to write Amsterdam underneath it too.
Super easy and super quick.

Friday, 28 August 2015

Holland Holiday.

As I mentioned in my Wicked Wednesday we recently went on a last minute holiday to Holland. We had an amazing time. We even really enjoyed the ferry ride over. There was some great entertainment, the girls enjoyed going to a pirate party! We were also very lucky as none of us got sea sickness!!!!!!

On our first day we went on a Beaver hunt in the national park, and then headed to Dordrecht for a stroll. We stopped for a kroket lunch. Krokets are amazing, I remember enjoying them as a child. We then had a splash in the swimming pool too, the pool had  brilliant splash area for young children which was shaped like a pirate ship, the girls really enjoyed splashing Daddy. The weather was not looking promising, but luckily it warmed up for the rest of our holiday to over 30 degrees!

Day 2 saw us go into Amsterdam for the day. We enjoyed wandering around looking at everything. We visited the Amsterdam Museum which had a nice child friendly exhibit which interacted with wristbands we wore. We went on a boat ride around the canals which was great fun. The girls enjoyed going into all the cheese shops and having lots of tasters. We all loved the flower market and bought home some tulip bulbs to plant in our garden, what a wonderful way to remember the holiday. Clog photos were necessary, and we finished the day off with frittes and fritte sauce! We also bought a lovely blue and white china clog shaped Christmas bauble to add to the collection, we buy a bauble whenever we go away.

Day 3:
We started the day off in the Jumbo buying some croissants for breakfast and some meats, cheeses, breads and pastries for a picnic lunch (which was really yummy btw), the girls loved the tiny trollies!!!!
Then we headed off to hire a boat, and sail around Biesbosch national park.  I think I was an excellent driver and navigated all the little channels well (kind of).
Then we went over to the beach which was on a lake not the sea! We all enjoyed splashing around and playing in the sand!
Great relaxing day!
Day 4 we went to Efteling (A theme park based on fairy tales)! We loved it, it was so much fun. The girls loved the storybook area, and we enjoyed all the interactive things to join in with. We loved watching the talking tree, which I remember from my own childhood visits to the park. Daisy was obsessed with the musical toadstools and sat on every single one for her photo to be taken, we started taking it in turns to photo bomb her, haha!
The girls went on lots of rides, they were quite adventurous and loved the bobsleigh ride, the jokie around the world ride (like its a small world), and the carousel the most.
The raven show was amazing. We all loved it so much and had great front row seats!!!
We had to have some more krokets, just because we were in Holland.
Last day! We went for a swim in the morning, and a play on the play park.
Then off to Delft, we enjoyed looking around the market, the pottery shops, and trying more cheese from the cheese shops (the girls are going to turn into mice). We had a really yummy lunch sat in an outside restaurant in the market square. More krokets, cheese, and also some bitterballen. Great day before heading home.
Now it's back home and getting ready to go back to work, and for my Lily to start school (sob!). At least it's only 59 days until our next holiday!

Wednesday, 26 August 2015

Wicked Wednesday 26/08/2015

Linking up with Brummy Mummy of 2 for another fabulous Wicked Wednesday!
We just got back from a last minute holiday to Holland. It was a trip full of funny, and silly things so I had a hard time choosing just one Wicked Wednesday........
These photos were taken in Efteling, which is a storybook based theme park. Daisy loved the toadstools that sang when you sat on them, and insisted on having her picture taken on every one. After about 15 photos, we decided to start photo bombing and doing silly things behind her. The last picture was when she realised we were doing it and told us all off (apparently Santa won't be coming to us!)

Mummy bomb!

Lily bomb!

The moment Santa decided not to come to us!!!!!

Disney Wordless Wednesday - Storytelling.

Today I am linking up with Focused on the magic. for another Wordless Wednesday. This weeks theme is Storytelling which is what Disney World is famous for.

 For storytelling the ultimate has to be Illuminations Reflections of Earth in Epcot. Such an amazing story, with beautiful music and breath-taking special effects.

My pictures of it were all slightly rubbish, so here's a video. Daisy got so excited watching this video she started clapping, laughing and stamping her little feet. I think she will be really overwhelmed seeing everything in real life!!!

Wednesday, 12 August 2015

Disney Wordless Wednesday- Celebration.

The last time I was in WDW was in 2008, a joint birthday celebration for my 21st and my mums 50th. What better way to celebrate than with a birthday button. (Check out my post about them here).
Celebration  buttons make you feel very special.
We were lucky enough to get a special birthday treat too, Fastpass cards for everything in Animal Kingdom as part of the year of a million dreams celebration. We really enjoyed feeling like VIPs!!
Me, Amie, Tor, Dad, Mum, Nan and Grandad with our Fastpass cards.

Tuesday, 11 August 2015

Maing Minnie Ears.

We made some lovely Minnie Mouse ears today.
To make it you need:  Black card, coloured card, tape, glue, decorations (stickers, glitter, gems, etc)
I made some ears by attaching two circles of black card to a black strip that fits around the girls head. I then drew a bow freehand on coloured card and cut it out for the girls to decorate using stickers, glitter, gems, pens, beads, pom poms, etc.

All ready to go on a Minnie Detective Hunt (AKA I hid some Minnie Mouse choco lollies in the garden).

Monday, 10 August 2015

Baking Time!!

We made some yummy fruity, jammy biscuits.

The biscuit recipe was so easy and delicious and we topped it off with fruit we had picked ourselves, and homemade blueberry jam, yummy!!!

  • 100g butter
  • 50g sugar
  • 175g plain flour
  • A splodge of maple syrup (I didn't measure)

  1. Mix the sugar and butter together until fluffy.
  2. Mix in the syrup.
  3. Fold in the flour to form a dough.
  4. Roll out and cut into shapes.
  5. Bake for 25 minutes at Gas Mark 3.
  6. Enjoy!!!!

Sunday, 9 August 2015

Minnie Bows

We have these beautiful new hair clips to take on holiday with us, made by Granny using these stunning Minnie Mouse buttons.
Thank you Granny!!!!

Saturday, 8 August 2015

Video Weekend #6

This weekend we have been looking at pictures of all the characters that we can meet in WDW, and reading their stories. The girls have enjoyed finding the different characters in pictures, and trying to remember all their names.

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We have watched a lot of character greetings on YouTube. Mickey and Minnie are the number one characters to meet, Daisy Duck is a must meet for Daisy (she keeps telling us there are two Daisy's, her and the duck), Gaston made us laugh, Peter Pan gets silly, Rapunzel has inspired Lily to grow her hair long again (although she has informed me she would not want to put flowers in it because that is silly!), but the characters we are looking forward to meeting the most are Anna and Elsa, yes my girls have Frozen fever!

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Thursday, 6 August 2015

Monday, 3 August 2015

Do you want to make a snowman???

I printed out some free printables from The Purple Pumpkin Blog, ( I did all the cutting out as my two are a little too young to do fiddly cutting. Then the girls coloured a background onto card, and stuck their Olaf pieces together to make a summer snowman!!! We had great fun doing this craft, and it was easy and mess free too.
I love my Olaf.
Innnnn Suummmmeeeerrrrrrr!!!!!

My Olaf is so cool....

Daisy's interpretation is a bit squashed, with upside down sunglasses. LOL!

Saturday, 1 August 2015

Video Weekend #5

The video of the weekend was the Welcome Show at Magic Kingdom. It now includes Anna and Elsa from Frozen, which my two tinys LOVE! We are all very excited to be at Magic Kingdom soon and see it for ourselves!!!

We also watched Cars for the first time, but unfortunately both girls weren't very impressed and we had to switch and watch Monsters University afterwards..... We have it under good authority (my Dad) that planes is much better so we will be trying that film next!

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