Saturday, 16 August 2014

A Year in Photos - Week 33

10th - 16th August
Finding puddles in the New Forest
A new puzzle
Playing with dinosaurs
Lego castle with cannons
Fabric painting
Meeting Andy Day at Lollibop
Cycling in the park

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Monday, 11 August 2014

A Year in Photos - Weeks 31 & 32

27th July - 2nd August
Flying a kite on Calshot beach
Under the sea themed jelly
More tomatoes!
Building train tracks
Homemade lemon slices
Poorly boy - too tired to make it the whole way from the toilet back into bed!
Making new friends - this is the girl who used to be scared of dogs!

 3rd - 9th August
A pyjama day and a go on the computer
Building a lego house
Feeling better today and 'sorting' the lego
Building a huge train track
Spider!  Not a sight I wanted to wake up to!
Playing with transformers
Pretty sunflower 

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Wednesday, 6 August 2014

Keeping hydrated with Vita Coco Kids drinks - review & giveaway!

As official LolliBop bloggers this year, we were excited to hear that Vita Coco Kids will be bringing a pop up beach club to the festival!  We're looking forward to joining in with their sandcastle competitions and relaxing beneath their palm trees!

Vita Coco Kids sent some of their fruity coconut water drinks for The Princess and The Pickle to try.  We took them with us on our recent visit to Exbury Gardens and after lots of running around on one of the warmest days of the year, they were definitely in need of a refreshing drink.  

The Princess and The Pickle both opted for the classic Apple & Blackcurrant, while myself and Daddy tried the tropical Mango & Pineapple flavour.  We all enjoyed the subtle fruity flavours with a coconut undertone and were happy to see they contain natural fruit flavourings with no added colourings or preservatives.  They also contain naturally occurring potassium to help keep little ones full of energy on hot days like this!

The Princess and The Pickle also found the straws quite cool with the double bendy bit which helps avoid losing your straw inside the carton!  However, I did find the straws difficult to puncture the cartons without spilling some of the drink - I think a slightly different shaped carton or better positioning of the foil would be an improvement.

I do agree they are a healthier option than other fruit juice drinks which can be full of sugar and I would definitely buy them for taking on days out, such as LolliBop!


We have a fab competition to win a case of each flavour from Vita Coco Kids!  Just enter via the Rafflecopter form below... and if you're going to LolliBop we'll see you on the beach!

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We received a pack of Vita Coco Kids drinks for the purpose of this review, all opinions are my own.  
The competiton closing date is 21st August and the winner will receive a case of each of the two flavours (24 cartons per case).   

Sunday, 3 August 2014

Back to the Sea - DVD review & giveaway!

Meet Kevin (Yuri Lowenthal, Ben 10), a young flying fish who lives in the New York harbour. He has a keen sense of adventure, and a dream of leading his family back to Barbados – the mythical kingdom of the flying fish.  However one fateful day his determination to explore lands him in trouble, as he gets captured by a fishing ship and plunged into a fish tank – right in a famous restaurant in New York City’s Chinatown. Whilst there, Kevin befriends the owner’s son and a handful of fishy friends. Together they embark on a daring quest to escape, using trust and friendship and to get Kevin back home to the sea. Also stars Mark Hamill (Star Wars), Tim Curry (Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves) Christian Slater (Bullet to the Head) and Tom Kenny (SpongeBob SquarePants).

The Princess and The Pickle enjoyed this film and although the basic animation makes it seem a little dated, it does have a nice storyline.  Kevin is befriended by the restaurant owner's son, who does everything he can to rescue the fish and get them all back to the sea where they belong.  Although the other fish are unsure about Kevin at first, they learn to trust him and end up working together to get out of the tank.  A little similar to Finding Nemo, but still a great adventure in our eyes and definitely worth a watch on a rainy day!

To win a copy of Back to the Sea, pop over to my Fun For Families site and leave a comment on what you think of our Back to the Sea fruity jelly!  Then enter your details in the Rafflecopter form below.  Good luck!

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