Sunday, 28 June 2015

Folly farm.

We've had a busy long weekend. MM took Friday (and monday) off to make a long weekend and I was told it's going to be a busy one. We went to folly farm on Friday which is in Pembrokeshire. It's amazing there. It's more like a zoo/soft play/farm/funfair. We got there just after lunch so fed pops

and then headed out to see the animals... first stop was of course the giraffes. (My faves)
I was actually shocked at how close they were, much closer than at London zoo!

We of course popped by the penguins to say hello... last time we went pops fell asleep just before we got to them so we bought her a folly farm penguin!

Considering the whole car journey it was pouring with rain we didn't have high hopes on a nice day but the sun came out and it was lovely, a bit too sunny to stay outside too long with pops though so we went into the farm bit and I got to milk a goat!!! 
It was crazy and warm and weird and fun all at the same time!

They have so much to do in the farm area and lots of little things to teach kids about it all but Pops was getting a bit weary of the farm animals so we went to enjoy the soft play (and wear her out for bed)

We all had so much fun in the soft play and there's different ones for different aged kids but all have so many things to do.

She was so tired she fell alseep pretty much the second the car started.

We all had an amazing day and would highly recommend anyone to go. There's so much to do for both adults and kids! 
They're adding some new animals (rhino etc) this summer so even more to do. 
There's lots of picnic areas so no need to buy food there and if you're on a budget avoid the gift shop on the way out... 
The prices are pretty reasonable but there is sooooo much amazing stuff you'll find it hard to stick to a budget. 

Until the next post,
Are, Pops and MM.

Tuesday, 23 June 2015


I've always had really vivid dreams (expect in pregnancy, which is weird) and I always have to tell the person who was in it (if I know them) I don't know why, I think it's because if the dream felt so real then maybe somethings wrong in real life? Last night I had a pretty terrible sleep and kept waking up. I ended up having a dream about an old friend... I don't remember the dream that much but remember being really worried about him. Although I have vivid dreams often I have a handful of dreams I've had that I will never forgot... The sort of ones that you can reply in your mind in so much detail it could have been a film you watched last night. Have you ever had a dream that you'll never forget? Good or bad. Do you believe dreams have meanings? Let me know.

Until the next post,
Are and Pops.

Saturday, 20 June 2015

Tooth brushing dilemmas.

Myself and pops are constantly battling this teeth brushing malarkey.
She used to be really good at having a chew and then letting us have a little brush round.. its almost like the more teeth she gets the harder it seems to be. 

We have so many different toothbrushes for her and have even let her tried ours a few times.
The toothbrush in the picture is by wisdom and it's what we've had since we started (somehow she keeps hiding them and we've had to keep buying new ones) I think this is the best shape, it's big a sturdy and seems easier to hold and means she's not as likely to grab the wrong end. I've always let pops 'brush' her teeth with that one and I'll take over with a more adult hand friendly one but she's just not into that anymore.
Time to try out some new methods...

Let me know what worked best for you and your little one?

Until the next post,
Are and Pops.

Monday, 15 June 2015

Learning welsh.

Pops and I have been going to the library welsh group for babies... I think I definitely enjoy it more than her.

We sing welsh songs and the lady reads us stories in welsh and then we go over to the craft area and we (mainly me) make something welsh related. Today we made magnets with hello, how are you, goodbye etc on (pops was trying to eat it all)

I've learnt two songs and loads of new words... Now I just need to not be so embarrassed to use them!

Are you learning a new language or trying to teach your kids??

Sunday, 14 June 2015

What's the opposite of green thumb?

 We've wanted to sort our garden out for the last year but keep putting it off. We bought these cute little haning plant pots  a few months ago and have now got plants to go in them. The OH bought the plants without me... not too sure I would have chosen these myself. (Except the lavender, he got that for me)
 They are really pretty colours which is nice, they will brighten up our garden for sure... providing I don't kill them!
Like I said, opposite of green thumb... used this soil... not sure if it's good or not?! Is there specific soils for different plants?
I planted my lavender in a giant pot, I love it and can't wait to make use of the beautiful lavender when it's more developed. (Developed? That doesn't seem like the right word?)

Now we just need to sort the shed and clean the decking and we're ready for our welsh 'summer'

Until the next post,
Are and Pops.

Lily. Lili. Lilly. Lillie?!

I've grown up with a not so common name and even more uncommon spelling, it wasnt great in school. You'd know the teacher was at your name when you would hear 'uhm'... I actually dreaded supply teachers because of this.
My holy communion the priest said my name wrong (even though he'd know me for years) and the amount of different ways to say it Ive heard is crazy... I didn't want that for pops. I chose a name I thought was beautiful and 'normal' I haven't got anything against other spellings of the name but pops has her name spelt the actual flower way so why has it now become so common to get that wrong?! 

Have you or your little one got an unusual name or spelling? Or even a 'common' name that still gets misspelt?

Until the next post,
Are and Pops.

Blog it out.

So i’ve finally gotten round to creating a bloggers group. We have about 13 members so far but I’m optimistic.
The group is to allow us all to promote our page and get to meet other bloggers and read what they have to share.
Until the next post,

Old blog.

If you fancy having a read of my old posts head over to my old blog tumblr.

Until the next post,


How cool is this????!!!
I’ve been given the opportunity to do a competition for a very quirky and amazing crochet taxidermy in a frame. The one you will win is in the picture and is 8x10.
She makes custom ones and they are amazing prices..
head over and take a look at the ones she’s made already.
Don’t forget to enter the comp below :)
(Click on the link to enter)
Terms and conditions.
Winner will be announced on the make a moose facebook page once 500 likes are achieved or by the end of the rafflecopter (whichever is first) and then winner will need to get in contact within 28 days of competition ending or a new winner will be picked.
If the pictured prize is unavailable an alternative to the same value will be sent out.
Postage is covered. UK only.
Until the next post,
Are, Pops and Make a Moose.

Third times the charm.

So, I've changed blogs like the weather since I got started... I know, I'm sorry.

I'm sure this will be the final one though so stick around.

Until the next post,