One morning, Olivia joined me in the bed knowing her daddy left early for work. She asked me, “Mummy, what do you want to be when you grow up?” I told her, I am a full grown adult already. I hope, you can see her face. The disbelief! Of course, she didn’t know I stopped growing when I was six. (Eeek am I that short?) I did have a post somewhere that she told, I am medium sized.
Olivia: No. I don’t think so. You’re not quite as tall as daddy yet. You still have a chance to grow.
Actually, Olivia my dear. When, I grow up…I want to be a child again. I want to be like you- carefree, running around and dance in the rain without having to worry what this crazy world we live in has become.
It’s the time of the year again, long summer holidays is coming and we are all on the look out for places to take our little explorers (and adults too of course). It doesn’t have to be complicated and splash your cash to give your family a good day out. So, if your heading down South West, I’d recommend fossil hunting in Charmouth, Dorset. Something you shouldn’t miss as you are lucky enough, that most of England’s beaches are rich with fossils- reminding us the abundance of life during the Jurassic period.
This was our first fossil hunting, no tools and equipment- just us up for new experience and fun. We didn’t even go with the guided walk (for a small fee) as we want to explore by ourselves. And even just that, we had an amazing time. There comes to a point where Olivia wants to keep every pebble thinking they are all part of fossils.
There is no guarantee that every pebbles, stones and clay unfolded there is a fossil BUT still is a good fun waiting for that surprise.
IMPORTANT TIP: Everyone feels like a kid again when you’re there. All ignited by Jurassic spirit and you tend to forget how time ticks so fast, be aware of the tide times before you go and do check all the time as there is no safe escape when the tide is in. BE SAFE. Find specific place as your tide reference point so you’ll know when it’s time to leave. Don’t forget your mobile phone too.
Then you’re set for exploring!
One of our finds.
BONUS: Kids get to let loose and just be kids. Running, jumping and climbing and be a proper little explorers. All you mum and dads do is to ensure they are safe. You be the look out! 😉
Hello lovely people! It’s that time of the week again for From The Mouths of Babes linky. I know, I know. It’s been awhile, things has been crazy here. In a good way though.
So here we go! Blog/Vlog life. No, we are not a big bog vloggers but, we are doing little bits that Olivia and I both enjoying doing. And you know, reviewing products could be tricky for little ones. They love the hype and the excitement opening boxes and play but, when it comes to the company name or the company’s website, it’s a struggle for them to remember.
I’m sure many of you know about the The Wildlife Trusts – 30 Days Wild Challenge, right? I am in! Olivia and I are on a mission to do the challenge. Everyday, we spend time outdoors as we normally do, trying our best to have some time after or before Olivia’s clubs. May it be in the woods or in our garden and our trips. I also, incorporate this challenge to learn more about our finds because even the garden snails have interesting facts that I don’t know about.
Day 1 : Sorry, if I keep talking about the wild ponies of Dartmoor. But, that’s how we kick off this challenge.
We’ve been asked if we would like to review the Spin Master Kinetic Sand Build – Bakery Boutique. By the sound of it, it already sound interesting. We never have had kinetic sand toy before. As usual, I let Olivia do the unboxing and filmed her. After all, it’s her that will have the “say” if she like the toy set or not. I am supervising and give little help if need be.
So, what is Kinetic Sand?
Kinetic Sand is a three-dimensional building toy made of 98% sand and 2% polydimethylsiloxane (a type of silicone oil) that mimics the physical properties of wet sand. Kinetic Sand was originally designed for sculpting but is commonly sold as indoor play sand for children. In appearance it resembles light brown sugar. It can be molded, it sticks to itself but not to most other materials or surfaces, and it does not dry out.
What I like about it? I like the vibrant colours (pink and blue) which invites more play time. You’ll get the sandy texture and easy to mould shapes and the best thing it about it, IT DOESN’T DRY OUT and that means it last longer and you’ll get to have fun with it as long as you want. The box itself turns into your own bakery boutique which is nifty. Colours: You’ll get two vibrant colours : Pink and blue. You know what’s the best thing about it? Because, our kids plays with it and mixing up the colours is a given. So, the colour selection is well thought as when you mix pink and blue, you’ll get a vibrant purple coloured sand. Tidying up! This is the important thing for us mums right? Kinetic sand is SO easy to tidy up as they hold together.
It’s safe to say, we highly recommend this product. Check out your major toy retailers to get one or from Amazon link below: