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The all star Picklesuit!

Dear mummy, I’m always on the lookout for innovative products to make your life easier as a parent. I think I’ve found the perfect item!

imageIt’s called a Picklesuit! *said in a cheesy radio voice* “No need to get into a pickle with this fab ‘leg popper-free’ all in one baby grow!”

Yes, you heard me right mummies. NO LEG POPPERS!!! No fiddly little leg poppers to try and do up one handed in the middle of the night with a screaming newborn or a wriggly toddler.

We stumbled on Picklebee, the company that created the Picklesuit on Twitter one evening and just had to see what all the fuss was about.

Picklebee was set up by a crafty, mother-of-two from London called Melanie. Her children (AKA Little Pickles) inspired her to set up her business. She struggled to do up leg poppers on both her children’s babygrows and decided to do something about it. She developed a new easy-to-use babygrow substituting leg poppers for moulded plastic zips. You may think ‘ouchie’ but in fact it is rather comfy. You see Picklebee has created concealed fabric flaps to stop the zips rubbing on baby’s skin.

imageThe main selling feature of this unique baby grow is that it allows parents to un-zip the legs quickly on the child’s lower half. This helps to do discreet and easy nappy changes on the go. Picklebee have still retained the upper poppers of the babygrows to allow the design to remain flat on the child. The Picklesuit has wide arms and non-slip soles (6+ months) making it the perfect loungewear for me. I can run and roll around in it with no bother.

It retails from £18 and is a bit pricey compared to other supermarket and high street shops. However for a luxury and quality item – you get what you pay for.

Wearing this would be perfect for long lazy Sunday’s chilling out in onesies with the folks or on Christmas morning relaxing.

The PickleSuitI received the fleecy red and white star version in size 18-24 months and it fits me perfectly! I’m actually 26 months and it’s like a glove (I’m slightly small for my age though)

As soon as I see it in the packaging I want to open it. It looks very inviting and it is wrapped beautifully! This would make a lovely baby gift my mummy thinks.

It’s bright and super soft and I can’t wait to get it on!! The quality is great and it’s been manufactured in a British factory which is reassuring to know that we’re supporting British companies.

The Picklesuit looks a bit scary at first with the zips and the flaps hanging loose, but is quick to master zipping me up. Infact I want to help my mummy!

imageOnce on, I parade myself around the front room looking and feeling very smug. It feels so soft and the design is very eye-catching. I have a thing for stars at the moment so this babygrow is very apt.

imageA lovely, unusual design, a perfect little ‘loungewear’ item for your little pickle! I love it! A very thoughtful design and it has helped my mummy already for quick nappy changes.

Love Bella x

Disclosure: We received the product in order to write an honest review.

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Bricks in Motion at Milestones Museum

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Milestones Bricks in MotionDear mummy, it’s blowing a gale outside today so we opt for an indoor activity. We head to Milestones Museum where we are sheltered from the elements. It’s our third time here and our second time enjoying an official LEGO Event. Last year we visited Lego Lost World, today we’re here to see Bricks in Motion.

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Name the characters…

Bricks in Motion is an exhibition that depicts the history of transport in tiny LEGO bricks. The event is on over Easter until the 26th April 2015 at Milestones Museum, Basingstoke, Hampshire.

It’s on our Top Ten Things to do over Easter List.

It’s open Tue-Fri 10am – 4.45pm and Sat-Sun 11am – 4.45pm.

It’s been organised by Hampshire Cultural Trust.

Milestones Bricks in MotionToday we explored an impressive variety of tiny scaled forms of transport made all from LEGO. We saw The Queen Mary, StarWars models, modes of transport from films, such as the Batmobile from ‘Batman’ and the Delorean from ‘Back to the Future’. Steam engines and tall ships, to horse-drawn carriages and double-decker buses.

Milestones Bricks in MotionSome of the most iconic forms of transport have been created in miniature forms from LEGO. It was fascinating. We loved the New York taxi and the pink cadillac.

We got fully involved on our trip to Bricks in Motion too as my mummy helped to build a mega space rocket and watched the certified LEGO builder from Bright Bricks in action. We all had a go on the LEGO play tables, and even though I’m only two I got to enjoy playing with the larger DUPLO bricks.

I can’t wait till I’m old enough to play with the ‘real’ LEGO, my daddy is dying to get me to build a Millennium Falcon for him!

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Part of the giant rocket they are building!

We also briefly looked around the Living History Museum and took a trip to the  Penny Arcades as well. Milestones has so much on offer (read our last review here) Today was all about the #BricksinMotion. It was busy today at Milestones with some group parties booked onto the LEGO ‘masterclasses’ this is evident by the large queues at the old-fashioned sweet store. Well, you need sugar to create all those LEGO sculptures!!

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Me crashing after having too much sugar!!!

A great way to spend a couple of hours on a rainy day. We had fun! Can’t wait to see what the next Milestone’s event holds.

Love Bella x

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Easter in Hampshire

Top Ten Places in Hampshire this Easter!

Dear mummy, here’s a little list I compiled of places to go and things to do in Hampshire this Easter! Easter is a lovely time in this neck of the woods and we love visiting gardens and farms in Spring. Here’s our top ten attractions.

  • Exbury Gardens, Southampton – Explore the Rhododendrons and jump on the steam train to see the Easter Bunny. We visited last year and had a great time!
  • Visit Marwell Wildlife, Southampton – To join in with the Easter Park Trail in the Zoo!
  • Build Lego at Bricks in Motion at Milestones Museum, Basingstoke – Watch the master builders create stunning displays out of Lego. We went last year to Lego Lost World and had a fab time.
  • See the spring lambs at Manydown Farm, Basingstoke – It’s lambing season along with Easter crafts and activities. We went last year and I made an Easter Egg card for my mummy!
  • Visit The National Trust at Mottisfont, Romsey and go to the Easter Bunny Ball and join in with the Easter Egg hunt.
  • Visit Wellington Country Park, on the Hampshire border of Basingstoke/Reading and join in with one if their themed days over the Easter break! We’re looking forward to visiting the Circus!
  • Visit The Vyne and join in with their Cadbury Easter Egg trail.
  • Finkley Down Farm, Andover – Pop down to the farm come rain or shine and see the little chicks and lambs!
  • Pop into Basingstoke Town and enjoy the events Festival Place have put on – Eat Street will be bringing live cooking demonstrations, entertainment and prizes. Also at the Top of Town in Basingstoke there will be Easter activities and entertainment too!

We hope you like our little list on activities over the Easter Break in Hampshire. Hopefully you can join in the fun! Let us know where you visit if you are local :)

Love Bella x

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Our weekend in pictures

21st March 2015

My weekend in picturesThis weekend we visited Beale Park in Reading and had such a good time exploring this new place with our friends. I enjoyed my first ice cream of the season too! We also managed to get in a bit of gardening and planted some Sunflowers and Sweetpea. I went swimming for the first time in ages! I’m usually scared of the water but on this trip I enjoyed splashing around in the kiddies area, playing on the small water slide and looking at my reflection in the water mirrors.

My weekend in pictures 1It got a bit hairy when daddy and mummy took me into the big pool and I lasted all of 30 seconds. It was freezing in the big pool! Not really like a hot bath like my parents had promised me. Stay tuned for next weeks snapshot adventures!

Love Bella x

 

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#Living Arrows

Dear mummy, you got a new camera for Christmas 2014, a Canon 700D. Makes a change from using your iPhone. In 2015 you’ve set yourself the target of learning about photography and mastering the skill of taking beautiful photographs. It’s something you’ve been wanting to do for years. Posting one best image a week as part of the #LivingArrows project sounds like a great way to see how far you’ve come on with your photography.

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We’re a bit behind with the #LivingArrows photography project so have combined last weeks with this weeks. #11 and #12. Let’s hope we can catch up next week. We’re still used to taking our camera phone out as opposed to the Canon, as my mummy finds it hard to slog the camera around and lift me at the same time without Daddy’s help. 😉 We hope you like our photos!

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We visited Beale Park in Reading this week.

Love Bella x

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