We were lucky enough to visit Bluestone in Wales. I have read so many blog reviews about family holidays to Bluestone Wales in so was incredibly excited to try out the family friendly accommodation. We stayed in a four bed Grassholm lodge on Preseli View. We went with my mother and father in law and our 3 kids who are aged 6 and 22 month and this is what we thought.
Bluestone Wales Family Holiday

Check In

Super simple – you drive up to the window and are given your pack, car pass and key cards for your lodge. We arrived early and were told we could explore the site which we did. The barrier is lifted at 4.30pm to allow you to drive and unload – word of warning it is 4.30pm on the dot. My husband was told off for trying to go in at 4.28pm and made to drive round and go to the back of the queue so they are incredibly strict on timings!

The Lodge

It was spotless and very spacious. From the outside it looked huge and it was! We stayed in a two storey Grassholm lodge

Bluestone Wales Family Holiday

My husband is a builder and he was impressed that they hadn’t sacrificed space in order to cram more lodges in. Our lodge was 4 bedrooms; three twins and one double with three bathrooms (two baths, one walk in shower, one ensuite) The very well stocked kitchen had a fridge/freezer, kettle, dishwasher, grill, toaster, microwave, cooker and hobs – perfect self catering with the added bonus you don’t need to wash up! View Post

Charlie is only 6 but he is so incredibly tall for his age. He wears 8-9 clothes and has the longest skinniest legs ever! We struggled to find a suitable car seat for him plus now with the girls in larger car seats it can be a squeeze. Charlie spends so much time with his grandparents and is forever popping out with Grandad and this means a lot of chopping and changing with the car seat. So I was very excited to try out the new Trunki BoostaPak. Looks fab doesn’t it? But look closer..

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More than just a bag!!

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Brother Max is a fabulous family company who helped us through our weaning days which now sadly seem a lifetime ago as we hurtle towards the terrible twos! They have such a massive range of products including highchairs, thermometers, night lights and of course weaning items.

If you are planning, starting or midway through weaning then this is the right giveaway for you. You have a chance to win a huge weaning bundle which is made up of:

  • Trainer Cup
  • Travel Spoons
  • Weaning Bowl Set
  • Catch-and Fold Bibs
  • Large Weaning Pots

 


The Trainer Cup has four stages from bottle to cup. With its easy-hold handle and soft silicone teat it makes for a smooth simple bottle transition. It has easy handles for small hands to learn to drink from a cup with the easy sipper ring.

The travel spoons are heat-sensitive and colour-changing, just great for home, travel & on-the go.

A Weaning Bowl Set – easy-hold handle and removable divider; Perfect for meals on-the-go as it has microwaveable vents in lid suitable for reheating food on-the-go. With wipe-edges for easy spooning & feeding and also mix & match lids with our snack pot bowl. It’s ideal for little ones to encourage self-feeding.

Catch-and Fold Bibs – 2 x waterproof lined cotton baby  bibs; one for now, one for later. They are flexible & have a removable crumb catcher. Rather awesomely it doubles as travel case for bib & cutlery! They are made of soft cotton with an easy-to-use side-opening velcro making it perfect for tidying away after a messy meal. The bibas are washing machine & tumble dryer safe – hoorah!!

Finally in the winning bundle are large weaning pots that flexible, easy push-through bases with leak-proof hinged lids. You can freeze, microwave & serve! The pots click together for easy filling with each pot provides one large 170ml portion. They can be placed in fridge or freezer and you pop out frozen food by using really clever, soft push-through bases or thaw/defrost and serve directly from the pot.

Sound good? Then enter the RaffleCopter below. UK entrants only. The prize will be sent directly from Brother Max. Please read full terms and conditions. 

Good luck

B x
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As you may remember, we have recently been selected as Britax Mumbassadors and as part of our role we are incredibly lucky to try some of the new products. For the last couple of weeks we have been trying out the Britax King II ATS (active tensioning system) car seat through its paces and this is what we thought about it:
Britax King II ATS Car Seat

Britax King II ATS Car Seat

The girls (and Panda) absolutely loved sitting in the seat!

The look of the seat:

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Today I thought I’d give you a little insight into our daily lives and I thought I would share with you all a very important person in our lives; so everyone please meet Panda.

Panda is P1s absolutely favourite thing in the WORLD! We first got Panda back in December 2013. We went on a crazed Ikea storage spree and as any parent knows you cannot go to Ikea with your children and not leave with some weird and wonderful teddies. We have rats, pigs, broccoli, sausage dogs, sheepdogs to name a few but there was something different about Panda.

She was absolutely besotted from the moment I handed it to her as she sat in her pushchair and the love has grown from there. Of course we got two pandas because we knew that if we got just one there would be a war so she actually has two as P2 never was all that fussed and luckily for us she doesn’t mind which Panda she has which is a rarity I know and every time we go to Ikea I always check there’s lots.

There must be something about Panda as my godson and my friends nephew both love them too! They are super soft and very cute so I can see why.

P1 has developed a massive love of pandas in general; for Valentine’s Day I had a huge panda teddy because she had spotted it in a card shop and didn’t seem to want to let it go (my husband is a pushover sometimes!) and my card too was a panda! She also loves the Cbeebies show Same Smile as that had three pandas in it – she’s engrossed!

It’s lovely that she has a favourite teddy and has from such a young age. Charlie had a baloo teddy my Mom got him before he was born that he still takes to bed now and as a child I had a sylvester the cat teddy that I took EVERYWHERE. He was an incredibly well travelled toy. It’s nice that she has something to soothe her and the fact that she doesn’t mind which one is a bonus as if God forbid we ever lost one I know we could replace and bed time wouldn’t be a screaming meltdown!

Does your little one have a favourite teddy or toy?

B xx