Sunday, 17 August 2014

2014 FiFa World Cup Brazil T-Shirt and Bermuda Set

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During the Summer Big J is always in football kits. They are usually expensive but they are perfect for this time of year. They are cool, comfortable to wear, wash well and don't normally need ironing.
We searched high and low for kits for little J but only found Everton, then I found some on Lamaloli. They looked great and perfect for our trip to Butlins.
When they arrived I wasn't disappointed. They looked and felt just like a football kit but didn't cost a fortune.
We chose a yellow Brazil kit which was a yellow t-shirt and blue shorts.
There is a Fifa motif on the front of the t-shirt and on the shorts too.On the back is Brazil and the number 11.
The T-Shirt is a v neck and the shorts are elasticated waist. Perfect for a little monkey who loves to crawl around and doesn't like to stay in one place too long. They looked really comfortable and no buttons digging in to his tummy.
We ordered age 2 and they were a perfect fit.
The set washed really well, dried within hours and didn't need ironing.
You can buy the Brazil kit by visiting Lamaloli. Available in ages 2,4 and 6.
Currently it is £4.95 and delivery can take up to 5 days with a charge of £4.95
I am really impressed with Lamaloli. They have some really lovely clothing and feature lots of characters that I am sure would put a smile on any little ones face.
If you would like to see my review of little J's summer PJ's from Lamaloli click here and to see him at the beach wearing his Blue Brazil kit click here
*we received the above set for the purpose of this review - all thoughts are our own*

Saturday, 16 August 2014

Summer Sleepwear for Little J

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As its summer we decided to change little J's sleepwear. He usually wears long sleeved Pj's but some nights it has been so hot that we thought short sleeved would be best.
Lamaloli sent little J a pair of Bob the Builder short sleeved PJ's to try out.
The tag says 3 years but they are more like a 2-3 years. Little J is only 17 months but he fits perfectly into this size. I always get a little bigger, especially when buying online.
The PJ's are 100% cotton and are really soft to touch. The collar is round and has a large Bob the Builder on the front.
As well as being lovely PJ's they also make lovely daywear just for little J to play around in. They look just like shorts and a tshirt.
Little J moves around lots in the night but his shorts stayed on - sometimes we find he manages to wriggle out of his pants.
The shorts have an elasticated waistband so perfect to hold little J's nappy in place too.
I have since washed the PJ's and I always think its important to let my readers know what the items look like after a wash. The PJs are fine. Great quality and looked liked new. They were washed as instructed at 40 degrees
The sizes on the website are in ages and are 2, 3, 4 and 5 years
There is a clickable measurement guide on the site to help you with the sizes.
These PJ's are currently £3.95 and are available online by clicking here 
Delivery time to the UK is up to 5 days and costs £4.95
*we received the PJs to review - all thoughts above are our own*

#OurSummerDays Day 24 at Butlins, Skegness - Out and About

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Out and About 

Skegness is just a 10 minute drive from Butlins.

It has a lovely pier, beach and outdoor fairground. It was really sunny when we arrived but it started to rain shortly after so our trip was cut short.

Parking is well signposted and we chose an all day for £4 which was just a five minute walk away from the front.

The pier is only short but there are benches along the way, telescopes and some stands selling beach goodies.

It was a shame it rained as we were going to go on more fairground rides, but we just went on the pirate ship.

To find out what else we got up to visit

#OurSummerDays Day 23 at Butlins, Skegness - What to do?

Friday, 15 August 2014

#OurSummerDays Day 23 at Butlins, Skegness - What to do?

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What to Do?

Butlins does have something for everyone and if you wanted to do everything available you would definitely need more than 4 nights.

The Skyline Pavilion is at the centre of the resort. This has lots of things to see and do.

Big J loves arcades and grab machines and there are plenty of these to keep you bust but you will definitely need to set a limit on how much you are willing to spend because it is very easy to get carried away.

We were very lucky on the grab machines - big J won a ball and a plants v zombies teddy and Daddy won a Edith (from despicable me 2) teddy, but we did try to win other teddies without any luck.

There is a prize bingo section and I love prize bingo. Its 20p a game so if you pop in a £1 you get 5 games which usually lasts 5 minutes maybe a little bit longer.

The bingo caller was the same as last year and he is really friendly and lets you know if there is a winner and tells everyone to press their claim button. This is great for the little ones who are playing  as they may have missed a number.

We won a few times on the prize bingo and you can exchange your tokens for prizes. They are only small and resemble items you can buy in the 99p stores but still fun.

We hadn't noticed it before but there is an indoor sports hall filled with snooker tables, dart boards and table tennis tables. We played Table Tennis and it was lots of fun. You have to put your name down and there is no limit to how long you can play so you could be in for a wait. we left it once because we had already waited for 30 minutes and there was still two names in front of us. You can also book outdoor tennis courts too.

There are lots more activities to do and you are given a what's on guide on arrival which lists everything, but like I said you would need two weeks to cram everything in.

To find out what else we got up to visit the links below

#OurSummerDays Day 24 at Butlins, Skegness - Out and About

Keeping Your House Secure With Piper

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Piper has just been released to the UK market and we have been trying it out. Piper is a home security system which basically puts you in control. You set up the rules and you monitor any activity.
The Piper device is equipped with a motion detector, microphone, a siren that is so loud it could wake up the whole street, and a back up battery for peace of mind and constant protection.
Once you have plugged in The Piper you connect to your smart device (iOS or Android). From there you set up the rules.

Thursday, 14 August 2014

#OurSummerDays Day 22 at Butlins, Skegness - The Fairground

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The Fairground
We visited the fair every day. Big J loves one of the rides there called the Miami Wave and we went on it lots, every day. He enjoyed going on it over and over. Daddy and I both went on it although I couldn't go on it as often as big J because it does turn your stomach.

There is a little stars playground which is perfect for little J and he loved all the rides and went on them all every day too. There is also a little train ride in the main fair which is perfect for him too.

There was very rarely a queue for any of the rides so not much waiting involved to get on the rides. The rides are typical fairground rides, there is a carousel, dodgems, waltzers, a small pirate ship, an American hat type ride and the Miami wave. All these including the little stars playground are free of charge. There is a charge for the go karts which is £5 per go.

The rides are open late Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday till 9pm which is good if you don't want to go and see the shows that are on in the evening.

Like I said the fair is very typical and I would have liked to see some modern rides, one of them actually had graffiti on dated year 2000. Although very basic it did the job and my two monkeys did enjoy themselves.

To see what else we got up to visit one of the links below

#OurSummerDays Day 23 at Butlins, Skegness - What to do?
#OurSummerDays Day 24 at Butlins, Skegness - Out and About


Wednesday, 13 August 2014

#OurSummerDays Day 21 at Butlins, Skegness - The Beach

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The Beach

 The Beach
We didn't really have beach weather while we were away but we tried to make the most of it. The rain stayed away on the morning we strolled down to the sea, but it was very windy.

As we were heading down towards the sand, Big J and Little J both wore football kits. They are nice and cool and comfortable.

Little J wore his new Blue Brazil kit from Lamaloli and he looked so cute. The set actually comes with white shorts but we teamed it up with blue from another similar set which you can read the review on here

Just before you hit the beach you get to a man made large sand pit and it has oversized deckchairs and lilos etc. We played on the sand and big and little J climbed into the large bucket and rubber rings.
When it was time to go onto the proper beach, Little J fell asleep so he missed it. We had bought him special water shoes so he could paddle in the sea but he slept through it all.
Daddy and big J didn't miss out on swimming in the sea, even though the water was freezing they still went for a dunk. It looked so cold. I stayed on the sand and watched little J. There was no way I was going in there.
They both enjoyed themselves but unfortunately we didn't get to go down the beach again which was a shame as I would have liked little J to have a dip in the sea.
To see what else we got up to visit
#OurSummerDays Day 23 at Butlins, Skegness - What to do?
#OurSummerDays Day 24 at Butlins, Skegness - Out and About 
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