Monday, 10 August 2015

Keep Calm - Colour and Create. Review and Give-Away

Unless you have been living under a rock recently then you would of seen or heard about the new thing in relaxation colouring in books.

I will openly admit that I have been caught may a time joining in with the boys in colouring in their pads and books. It is strangely relaxing and therapeutic!! So I am very happy now that books for adults are being brought out.

There are many one-off books on the market but Redan, a leading publisher of children`s magazines, have branched out into the adult sector with Calm, Colour Create.

Calm, Colour Create is an monthly adult special interest colouring magazine. Each issue has a different theme with 64 pages of calming black and white designs for you to colour in. There is a mix of patterns, mandalas and triangles with beautiful designs on the right hand side of the page to colour and a corresponding smaller image on the left leaving you loads of room to create you own doodles. Each issue comes with a free gift.

The first issue has the theme of Oceans and include amazing designs of turtles, dolphins, jellyfish and water flowers. Each design is so intricate leaving you with multiple choices of colour schemes.

This issue comes with 5 free pencils so you can get stuck into colouring in straight away.

I love this magazine and will definitely be getting the next issue which is all about florals plus another 5 pencils to add to your now growing collection. Priced at £4.99 this would make a great gift for a friend or a must have holiday companion.

Redan kindly sent me a copy of their first issue to review and two copies to give away to you lovely lot!!

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Calm Colour Create Magazine Giveaway x2 copies RRP £4.99

Thursday, 6 August 2015

Our Summer 2015 Wish List

The summer holidays are in full swing and we have been non-stop since the start 2 weeks ago. I feel so bad for not posting here for so long but just haven't had the time!!!

The boys and I made a summer wish list of things that they would like to do this holiday, we had great fun thinking of what we can do. There were some out there ideas like Zorbing but most of their ideas are actually do-able and luckily cost relatively nothing or are cheap...bonus!!!

This week hubby is off so we planned to do the big things with him around so not for him to feel left out.

This is our holidays so far -

Wednesday - Friends over for the day
Thursday - Day with Daddy as I was at work
Friday - Trip to Poole Park with cousins
Saturday - Trip to Weymouth with friends and pub lunch, party in the afternoon
Sunday - Chill out day
Monday - Park day with cousins
Tuesday/Wednesday - Cousins sleepover at ours - park, movie and popcorn
Thursday - Visited Bournemouth Oceanarium to see the new penguin enclosure
Friday - Day at Hamworthy park/beach
Saturday - Mummy at work again so day with Daddy at the park on bikes and scooters
Sunday - Crabbing at Mudeford Quay, Christchurch. Picnic lunch on the green and play in the Quomps Splash Park
Monday - Wet and wacky swimming - inflatable play, and lunch out.
Tuesday - Walk around Christchurch Quay, Priory and river, picnic lunch and afternoon of play in Quomps waterpark
Wednesday - Day trip to Weymouth, walked miles along Weymouth Seafront with picnic on the beach. Then we visited the adventure area, played on the giant slides and raced each other on the petrol go karts
Thursday - Today - chill out day...

Today we are having a much needed rest before our next adventures of rock pooling at Kimmeridge Bay and then visiting London on Saturday for a tour around Wembley Stadium!!

I am knackered already and have 3 weeks of the holidays left to go!! We are lucky enough to be going camping twice in the next 3 weeks with 2 sets of great friends and are planning on ticking off a load more things from our wish list when away.

Whatever is left on the list we will try and do on our free days.

Have you got a wish list for the Summer or just winging it??