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My New Disney Loungefly Back Pack | Our Sunday Photo 4/52

26 January 2020

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lady wearing a loungefly stitch backpack
I have always wanted a Disney Loungefly back pack but I could never justify paying the money for one. A few weeks ago I walked in to the Disney Store and this gorgeous Loungefly Stitch backpack was just sat on the shelf reduced to just £40.

It is my favourite bag at the moment, I love it!

Michelle


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Park Life | Living Arrows 3/52 (2020)

20 January 2020

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Boy climbing a tree
A much needed trip to the park this weekend to get a little bit of fresh air while it was dry. We headed in to the woods where little J tried to climb every tree possible. We love visiting the park and it's so nice to get away from the 'screens' for an afternoon.

Whilst little J was climbing I loved watching him work out how he was going to get where he wanted to go and also how to get back down. He always challenges himself physically and never gives up. I don't have any balance or co-ordination skills so he must get that from his dad. 

Although it was cold we wrapped up warm and kept moving so we didn't feel it as much. 

Boy on scooter
Little J also brought his scooter.

woods
It's lovely watching little J explore the woods with such enthusiasm. I hope he will always want to put on his wellies and wrap up warm and go on an adventure. He walked, he ran, he scooted and climbed. We spotted rabbits, collected sticks, played pooh sticks in the stream and finished off with an ice cream.

A perfect afternoon.

Michelle

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New York New York | Our Sunday Photo 3/52

19 January 2020

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New York snowglobe
This snow globe is just a month short of being 20 years old. I bought it in New York in February 2000 and it has been sitting up in the loft for years but John brought it down recently and I remembered just how much I love it. The train moves around the bottom playing the song New York, New York and it reminds me just how much I love New York.

It will be 10 years since we were married in New York this year and I definitely think another visit is on the cards. 

Michelle
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Planning A Family Holiday To Puerto Pollensa | AD

8 January 2020

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Puerto Pollensa
If you are searching for a family friendly holiday destination then I can almost guarantee that someone will mention or recommend Puerto Pollensa. Situated on the Bay of Pollensa, Puerto Pollensa is a small town in Majorca which is extremely popular with holidaymakers each year who are looking for a family holiday.

Once you have decided Puerto Pollensa is the right destination for you then you can browse through the many accommodation choices. Choosing where to stay depends on your personal preference, there are lots of choices including Villas in Puerto Pollensa. TripAdvisor can offer lots of reviews of family friendly accommodation and to find out more about Planning A Villa Stay you can browse sites such as Clickstay. Clickstay have provided holiday accommodation to over 600,000 customers since 2003. There are over 87,000 villas and apartments available to choose from in over 80 countries including Spain.

Where is Puerto Pollensa?

Puerto Pollensa is a holiday resort on the island of Majorca, Spain.

It is situated in the East of the Island and is one of the furthest resorts from Palma Airport.

What Is The Transfer Time From Palma to Puerto Pollensa?

Due to the resort being one of the furthest resorts from Palma it can take over two hours to reach, which means you are away from the hustle and bustle of the larger resorts, but can still get to them should you wish.

What Is The Weather Like?

Summer begins in June in Puerto Pollensa with temperatures varying between 16-25 ºc throughout June and July. August can reach highs of 30 ºc.

Is Puerto Pollensa Family Friendly?

Absolutely. The resort is packed with family friendly accommodation, restaurants, clean natural beaches and the bay offers warm shallow waters for the children to paddle in making Puerto Pollensa a very popular holiday choice for families.

Although the resort does not offer aqua parks, karting tracks or inflatable parks like the other resorts on the island you can arrange to visit them using public transport or guided excursions.

table situated overlooking the beach, Majorca
photo credit - Clickstay

What Can I Expect In Puerto Pollensa?

Although the resort boasts lots of family friendly facilities I would say that the main feature of Puerto Pollensa is Sierra de Tramuntana mountain range that surrounds and shelters the town. It provides the most beautiful backdrop and can be seen for miles. I would definitely recommend heading in to the hills on one of the many walks available as the views are breathtaking.

The town was once a fishing village and although there are now purpose built areas surrounding the bay some of the original town still stands.

You can enjoy a fair selection of shops, bars and cafes which are all family friendly allowing children to dine at any time of day and night. You will find most types of food on offer in Puerto Pollensa including Chinese, Italian, American High Class Fish Restaurants and even Burger King which opened on the sea front just a few years ago.

The beaches host a wide range of water sports and activities for both adults and children to enjoy. There are quite a few boat trips available with a trip to Cap de Formentor proving very popular with holiday makers.

What Else Can I Do On The Island?

S’Albufereta Nature Reserve is just a short drive from Puerto Pollensa on the coastal road to Alcudia. The reserve consists of a stretch of beach on the left with the main entrance on the right which leads to a mixed habitat of both fresh and salt water lagoons in addition to scrubland and pines.

During migration the area attracts a wide variety of  birds such as Flycatchers, Redstarts and Blue Headed Wagtails. Additionally you will find numerous warblers and also Nightingales. Honey Buzzards and Montagu’s Falcons together with other migrating birds of prey are regular visitors and on occasion you may see the Red Footed Falcon.

HidroPark Alcudia is less than a hour away from Puerto Pollensa and is the only waterpark in the North of the island. The waterpark boasts over 40,000 metres of surface area with lots of attractions for all the family to enjoy.

It is just minutes from Alcudia town centre and is open from May 1st to October 30th.

Choosing a holiday destination that suits the whole family can be tough especially when travelling with children. You need to make sure that not only is your accommodation family friendly but the resort is too. It takes a fair amount of online research and trawling through accommodation reviews before you decide to book a holiday. You save all year for the perfect holiday so you want to make sure that you get it right.

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Taking Down Our Trampoline | Our Sunday Photo 1/52

5 January 2020

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boy fixing trampoline
So after our garden being a home to a trampoline of some form for well over 12 years we made a decision to dismantle it yesterday. The boys haven't been on it for well over a year at least and would prefer to use the space for football. Little J got stuck in and helped remove all the springs with the hammer and really enjoyed getting involved.
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Masha and The Bear Toy Bundle | Giveaway

3 January 2020

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Disclosure - We were gifted the products below and given another set of toys to give away. Any thoughts and opinions are our own. This post contains affiliate links - purchasing an item through an affiliate link adds no extra cost to you but might earn me a few pennies.
Tiny Pop Masha and Bear giveaway
If you have little fans of Masha and The Bear at home then you will love our latest giveaway. Masha and The Bear are back for season 3 featuring lots of new adventures!
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