First family Mountain Warehouse Camping
I couldn’t be more excited to tell you our first family camping here in England as a family. We camp in Germany when Olivia was only 2 years old. I don’t think she remembers that. This time, we went to Sennen Cove Camping and Caravanning Club Site right in Land’s End Peninsula. Mind you, this was the day after the storm in August so, we lose a day a of camping as we were advised not to go. We braved the next day and I’m glad we did.
Mountain Warehouse camping gears
We had an eight man tent for the three of us. Every piece of equipment being unfold is so exciting. Just like kids on Christmas morning, you know that feeling? Olivia and I decorated our tent with buntings inside and some fairy lights. We stayed up till late, playing and chit chats. Just the three of us having fun. Most of our equipment are from Mountain Warehouse . From comfy folding chairs to sleeping bags and bhoy they are good. We tucked ourselves in our sleeping bags and slept like babies.
Our summer has been a pretty good one. We’ve had day outs and spend most of our days at the beach, but camping has been the highlight. Lots of memories made under the sun, stars and the moon.
Disclosure: I received some Mountain Warehouse products product to feature on my blog however, all opinions and photos are my own.
Sing My Name Personalised Music Player and Alarm Clock Review
Growing up, music is always part of me and my family. That’s Filipino for you. We all love music. We can all sing. Not all are good, believe me but, we can sing. Now, as a parent, I make sure I have some time to sing with Olivia. She loves her music too. This is why, I couldn’t be more excited for this review today. You know that feeling when you’re so happy with the product and much more when your kids love it? We have been offered to try some Personalised Music Gifts for Kids from SING MY NAME. It’s all in the name. They offer a good range of personalised gifts for little ones that makes them go “WOW”. I promise.
Sing My Name Rabbit Music Player – Pink
For little ones, this pink bunny is a star. She sings 12 songs featuring your name. She makes you dance in your own limelight with fun songs. She makes you fall asleep with lovely bedtime songs and make you get up from bed with happy wake up songs … all with your name in the song. And you know what is more special about her? Sometimes, mums and dad are away and you are used to them reading you a bedtime story? Pink bunny can record your mum and dad’s voice for you to listen before bedtime. Isn’t that amazing?
Pink bunny is also a lovely night- light while singing the bedtime song or quiet time dozing off to dreamland. Her ears glows and change colours smoothly and her face is a soft light lamp. It’s also rechargeable so you don’t have to worry about buying batteries all the time. It’s Mac and PC friendly so you can store more music you want in 4GB of memory. It’s good that you know what your kids are listening “music wise”, you can pick and choose what is a safe song to store in the player and in this case, everyone in the family will enjoy the music too. The speaker is also VERY good. Much better quality and sound.
Personalised Alarm Clock – Pink Fairy design
How would you like waking up with fun wake up personalised song for you? This alarm clock has also brought up giggles first thing in the morning when it goes off. Olivia needed this alarm clock now that she is busy with her after school clubs, she gets tired especially with Taekwondo and Gymnastics and it’s difficult to wake her up in the mornings. So, this alarm clock is just right for her and for us too without so much of a panic feeling like the traditional alarm clocks. Plus some giggles is a plus!
Sing My Name – My Music Volume 1
This personalised CD is also, a good back up for car journeys or when the pink bunny is on charge.
Overall, I am pleased with these products and I would highly recommend it especially as special occasion gifts. There’s a beautiful birthday song included in the bunny and the cd that I am sure little ones and adults will love to listen on a special day. Christmas is also around the corner, you know the game!
For now, please watch Olivia’s reaction and review and make sure you enter the competition below. There is one Sing My Name Rabbit Music Player for one lucky reader. Good luck! Please check Terms and Conditions.
Disclosure: I received this product for review purposes, however all opinions and photos are my own.
“You can go now, mummy”.
What a phrase to hear from your five year old girl.
Lately, I have been telling Olivia that, I am going to miss her when she go back to school. She said, “It’s okay mummy. I am only at school and I am not going anywhere without you. I will be learning new things. I want to be an Engineer when I get big. I want to make trains and fix the broken ones. I want to make cars too and all the big machines. So that’s the dream and I need to pack my overly dramatic emotions.
Today, Olivia is back to school. She is in Year ONE and that is marked as a big milestone for her. “I’m a proper big girl, now” , she said. Yes, she is a big girl, but where is that going to leave me? I am happy and excited for her but, I will miss her. You see? I still can’t help myself. There has to be a drama.
I did not even want to leave her in her classroom. I was hanging around making sure she is okay. She looked at me and said ““You can go now, mummy, I’m okay here”. She is definitely okay. I am not. It’s not just me, right? I walked away with heavy feet. But, I am also clinging to this quote:
“You’re off to Great Places!
Today is your day!
Your mountain is waiting,
So… get on your way!”
― Dr. Seuss,
Off you go, sweetheart. Catch those dreams.
Olivia is 5 years old. As her mummy, of course I can claim all I want that she is a special and sweet little girl. She is my best friend. I spend most of my time with her. We do squabble. She thinks, I am bossy (quite right) and most of the time, I think her listening ears are not switched on. But, we’re a good team too.
I noticed that she gets more clingy with her daddy. Every time her dad leaves for work or comes home from work, it is VERY important to kiss and hug her first before me. It becomes a competition and she has to be the winner.
Most mornings when she gets up, she normally join us in our bed and she goes in the middle to have a cuddle. Now, she goes on her daddy’s side for a cuddle. If her daddy is already up, she go downstairs. I do get the odd “good morning, mummy. I will just go and see daddy for a cuddle. I will come back for you”. But, she never did until, I’ll call her and that even takes forever.
Am I jealous? Yes. Am I hurting? Yes. I am. My little best friend turned her back on me. I might be taking this personally but, it’s a normal feeling. We all do love feeling wanted, right?
I vent all these to my best friend and I’m glad I did. This is totally a normal stage that every kid goes through. For girls, it’s called Electra complex -girls psychosexual competition with her mother for possession of her father. Whereas the opposite (boys) is called Oedipus complex.
One time, we were playing together and Olivia said “I love daddy more than you na na na na. I know she was joking. I know kids her age doesn’t know or pushing the boundaries, but it made me cry that even made her cry and upset for saying it.
Not just that, there are some family routine to consider too. My case, I am the one that spend more time with Olivia due to her daddy’s work. So, when daddy’s home, she has to make up for the time she missed.
So, if you’re a mum like me that is going through this, don’t worry. It is normal and it doesn’t mean that our little girl loves us any less. We are the light in our kid’s heart and definitely hold a big special place in there. They will always be daddy’s little girl, no matter what.