Monday, 26 June 2017

Live Butterfly Garden

Late last year Mia spotted this product on the television, and went on about it for literally weeks so when I was asked if there was anything in particular she wanted for Christmas I knew the perfect gift. 
She was so excited on Christmas day receiving her butterfly garden and I had no idea what to expect to be honest. 

Inside is a voucher for the caterpillars which you can order between March and September. We wasted no time and ordered as soon as we could in March. When they arrived they was tiny! The also look almost lifeless and make you wonder if anything is ever going to happen. Fast forward a few days, maybe a week and wow...they had grown and were incredibly active. Mia loved watching her butterflies and checking in on them each day. I think the whole process in total took about 3 weeks before we watched them form their chrysalis' and then finally emerge as butterflies. 

This was all great fun but the magic had only really just began. We waited a couple of days after the first butterfly emerged to do our release and I couldn't believe how much we were able to handle them. 

The photos speak for themselves, what a magical experience and one we will definitely be doing again. Possibly even later this summer! 

Monday, 5 June 2017

Prestige Flowers ~ Flower Delivery Service

Is there really any better gift than flowers. I LOVE having fresh flowers in the house, whether it be some I've picked from the garden, from the supermarket or on special occasions when I've had a delivery. 
I first received a flowers from a delivery service when my daughter was born. I was completely blown away.

I have been lucky enough to be sent a beautiful bouquet from Prestige Flowers Delivery Service. As soon as I opened the rather stylish box I was met by the stunning aromas of these pink blooms. In particularly the peonies. I must say, I don't think I've had peonies in a bouquet before so these were a pleasant surprise and a new favourite choice. 

Over the weekend the flowers have opened beautifully as you will see in my photographs and the size of the peonies are quite spectacular. 

Prestige Flowers are an online flower delivery service based in the UK, with a range of bouquets available for same day delivery if ordered before 3pm or next day if ordered by 9pm. 
The website is simple to use and the choice is quite simply endless. There are some lovely ideas for all occasions. 
When delivered they are well packaged with the stems soaked in a foam to keep fresh until put into the lovely vase supplied. 
The chocolates are a sweet little touch too! 

We were kindly sent these flowers from Prestige Flowers. All opinions are my own. 

Thursday, 1 June 2017


We had been planning a trip to Legoland since late last year when Mia started getting into Lego. We'd cleared out my Mum's loft and found all my old Lego and brought it home for Mia. From that day, she (and Daddy!) have played for hours on end. I'm not entirely sure who enjoys it more in all honesty but either way it's a win win! She adores spending time with her Daddy and to find something he loves too (which isn't very girly) means hours of fun.

I went to Legoland in 1996 when I was 7 and it was definitely a favoured memory from my childhood so I was excited for to experience it as an adult with my daughter.

Anyway, I'd been saving up my Tesco vouchers and finally exchanged them for Legoland tickets. This was super simple to do and when we got there you go straight to the gate with your tickets, no queuing up for tickets etc so it is as if you've prebooked. That said, there is no guarantee on entry so the key is to get there early.

We arrived for 9.30 when they let you through to the first part of the park. We were able to wander around the Miniland and watch the opening show before heading through main park.

We were there the whole day, and pretty much did everything we wanted to do. We went on most of the rides we wanted to, saw all the shows we wanted to without feeling rushed and stressed.
I think the key is to relax and take it all in your stride. We looked at what we definitely wanted to do, and did those rides first before the park got busy. The longest que we waited in was about 40 minutes, which was for the Laser Raiders. In this que, there is a movie area so the children (and adults alike!) are kept entertained.

Definitely download the Legoland App before you go because we found this great to keep check on show times and the ride wait times are very accurate.

By the end of the day, yes we were all exhausted but we were all happy and had had a great day!

Favourite Ride ~ Laser Raiders
Favourite Show ~ The Pirate Show