Octonauts Shark Mission at Sea Life Birmingham

At the weekend we headed into town to visit the National Sea Life Centre in Birmingham. We have been ambassadors for the Birmingham centre for several years now, and I’m delighted to report that we’ve been invited to continue for a further year! Georgie and Lydia were delighted by this news, as they really enjoy our visits.… Continue Reading “Octonauts Shark Mission at Sea Life Birmingham”

Life Lately: February 2018

February was a pretty quiet month, with a fairly chilled out half term and ending with Lydia’s 5th birthday. We did have a few outings – we visited Sea Life and their new piranha tank, and we went down to visit Sophie & her gorgeous little girl Isla for an afternoon too. The girls did 5 mornings of swimming lessons over half term and progressed… Continue Reading “Life Lately: February 2018”

Life Lately: January 2018

This year I’m going to incorporate my monthly minute long videos into Life Lately posts like this one… summarising what I’ve been reading, watching, playing, as well as what we’ve been doing as a family in the past month. We’ve had horrible weather so far this year, so we have been total homebody’s and have chosen to mostly hibernate indoors. The weather at the weekends… Continue Reading “Life Lately: January 2018”

Seeing Santa at the Sea Life Centre

Where to see Santa in the West Midlands in 2017

Halloween has been forgotten and we are well on our way to Christmas now, December is just around the corner – it is time to think about visiting the big guy in red, and plan your Christmas shopping… or if you are really organised, buy the last few bits & pieces! Taking the girls to visit Father Christmas is one of my favourite things about… Continue Reading “Where to see Santa in the West Midlands in 2017”

Georgie and Lydia at Sea Life Birmingham

Spooky Seas at Sea Life Birmingham

Disclosure: As Sea Life Ambassadors we have been given annual passes for the purpose of blogging about our visits to the centre. We headed over to the Sea Life Centre in Birmingham to check out the Spooky Seas event they have on this half term – Halloween themed fun with facts about the spookiest sea creatures in the sea to discover around the centre. The… Continue Reading “Spooky Seas at Sea Life Birmingham”

Halloween offspring: three children in stage costumes imitating Halloween children

Half term activities in & around Birmingham

The half term holidays are rapidly approaching (meanwhile I am finding it hard to believe Lydia has been a school child over a month already!) and so I’ve put together this list of places to go and things to do in & around Birmingham this Autumn half term. With Halloween coming up, a lot of Birmingham attractions are hosting spooky events and activities, and there… Continue Reading “Half term activities in & around Birmingham”

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Octonauts Octo-Glow Explorers at the Sea Life Centre

We were delighted to be invited to be a blogger ambassador for another year, for the National Sea Life Centre in Birmingham. The girls really enjoy visiting the centre, and they always manage to find something new to exclaim over, as well as revisiting “old friends” each time we go.… Continue Reading “Octonauts Octo-Glow Explorers at the Sea Life Centre”

Sea Life Centre

Giveaway: Sea Life Birmingham Family Ticket

I am delighted to announce that we have been invited to be ambassadors for the National Sea Life Centre Birmingham for another year! Georgiana and Lydia both love visiting the centre, and seeing what is new while also revisiting the creatures they consider to be old friends by now. Merlin Entertainments have provided me with a family ticket (for 2 adults & 2 children) to… Continue Reading “Giveaway: Sea Life Birmingham Family Ticket”

Seeing Santa at the Sea Life Centre

Seeing Santa at Sea Life B’ham

On Sunday we headed to the Sea Life Centre to visit the penguins and check out their Christmas “Meet Santa” event. The girls never get tired of visiting the centre, so they were eager to go & check on their favourite sea creatures, and find Santa in his grotto!… Continue Reading “Seeing Santa at Sea Life B’ham”

Where to see Santa in & around Birmingham in 2016

There are so many options when you are planning your trip to visit Santa in the Birmingham area. We’ve been to a few in the last few years, and will be reviewing several here on the blog over the next few weeks. If your child wants to write a letter to Santa this year I made some free printables last year which are ideal for… Continue Reading “Where to see Santa in & around Birmingham in 2016”