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Seasons

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One thing about being typically British is talking about the weather. Even when I try not to say something, I just find myself doing it. To the lady at the checkouts, person at the bank, people on the phone. I just can’t help myself.

One other thing about living in Britain, and one thing that I particularly like, is that we get all of the seasons.

Spring

Summer

Autumn

Winter

And one thing that really grates on me is when people complain about it being too cold in winter or too hot in summer.

Of course it’s cold, it’s winter. And of course it’s hot, it’s summer.

I enjoy that it is evidently spring. You see all the lambs being born and flowers growing. We have a summer – periods of warm weather and picnics with wasps. We always get an autumn when all of the leaves fall. And we always get a winter when basically, it’s cold and wet and there’s Christmas.

Not everywhere gets to see the seasons. One of my sisters lived in Las Vegas for nearly 5 years and they never get cold days. They don’t really get an autumn, as lets face it, it’s a desert. I think we need to count ourselves lucky that we get to see all of the seasons. Plus, they pass so quickly, so when they warm summer  weather is here, don’t complain because it will be rainy and cold autumn and winter before you know it!

The winner of the Annabel Karmel Quick and Easy Weaning Book is Fiona B. Check your inbox and get back to me as soon as you can.

Rebecca x

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Dear Diary

Summer can be a very busy time. People to see, places to go and lovely weather to enjoy. As a result, I thought the best way to be able to log what our family get up to this summer and to remember our fun adventures for the future, would be to make a memory jar, as recommended by Steph Tilley (Centre Parcs Community Manager).

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The hubs and I (plus a bit of input from the toddler), put together a ‘Summer Bucket List’ so we would make sure we would remember to do the things we wanted to. We then ticked each one off as and when it was completed. Then we wrote it down on a piece of paper and put it into our specially decorated bucket list jar, with a picture, so we can look at it next summer.

And the summer after that.

And the summer after that…

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*This is my entry to the Center Parcs and Tots 100 August Challenge. If I am chosen I would like to visit Elveden.

Peas in a Pod | Review

peas

These were such a fun thing to review. They do exactly what they say on the tin! Also slightly relevant with all of these Ice Bucket Challenges I’m seeing everywhere.

These silicone ice moulds are great. They are bright and durable, as well as being easy to use and easy to clean. You simply pour water through the small holes on the top and put in the freezer. Then once they’ve been froze, you pull the ‘pea pod’ apart and pop put the little ice cube ‘peas’. The ice is perfectly spherical so makes a nice alternative to the usual ice cubes. You o need to make sure though, that you get all the air out when putting the water in or they can expand a bit and then you don’t get your perfect ‘peas’.

It is a really handy product, that looks really cute too. I think it would work really well at kid’s parties to pop in drinks, especially if you put some food colouring or chopped fruit in the ice cubes.

You can find more information about the Easy Peasy Ice Tray product HERE.

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Rebecca x

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