My first experience of camping was in the back garden of my Grandparents house. The tent was a 1950’s army canvas one with no groundsheet. It was laced up at the front, no zips here, my bed was a metal and canvas camp-bed that too bore the markings of previous military service.
With the German engineering it’s synonymous for, you can expect unparalleled styling from head to toe with Braun. There are a series of six new products in the beard, hair and body styling range, all boasting world class design and in-depth grooming expertise.
We’ve written about Surrey many a time since relocating and becoming parents five years ago. Situated a stones throw from London, there’s a rich heritage that spans many thousands of years. It’s no stranger to ancient folklore either with ghostly sightings, highwaymen and dragons all forming part of its history. This beautiful county is home to all manner of tales from the weird and wonderful to the undeniably intriguing.
It doesn’t seem five minutes since I captured POD in her first school uniform this time last year. Much of that summer had been a time of uncertainty after she didn’t get a place at the local school but we went with the flow. As it happens, the school she ended up at exceeded our expectations in that the teachers have been outstanding.
Five year old POD has only ridden a handful of times. This has mostly been locally in Surrey although she did get the opportunity to be led round (by us!) at an equestrian centre in Le Touquet a few months ago. She certainly doesn’t ride regularly although the delight in her face when she does is undeniably infectious! The Horse Club Riding Centre from Schliech is perfect for imaginative play regardless of whether you ride or not. Even the POD Father said “wow that’s incredible” when he first saw it.
POD is loving the new Classic Peppa Pig range – you may remember we recently reviewed the laughing Peppa and the Air Peppa Jet. As a life-long fan of Peppa, George and the gang, she was thrilled to receive Princess Peppa’s Enchanting Tower which comes with its own detailed figure of Princess Peppa!
This summer marks our sixth year in Surrey. While we’ll always have a fondness for the big smoke, that pre-parenting life seems such a long time ago now. We wouldn’t change it for the world though, five year old POD has grown up in the countryside, just as we did albeit in different counties.
Josh Wakely, the creator of Beat Bugs, broke new ground when he was granted permission to bring The Beatles’ songs to a new generation. It had taken him over three years of trying. Beat Bugs features more than 50 songs from the Lennon/McCartney ‘Northern Songs’ catalogue with covers by world-leading music artists.
You might have read about the ShibaJuku Girls dolls from Flair. Designed by Melbourne-based toy maker Madelaine Hunter, they’re set to give 60 year old Barbie a run for her money and shake up the toy industry. Designed for children aged 5 to 10, the Harajuku-inspired ShibaJuku Girls dolls offer children something very different.