Summer Adventures – My Son Thinks He’s Lightning McQueen

I believe schools have closed in the UK, and the summer adventures are now in full swing. The Kiddies had their end of term party yesterday and it was good fun. They enjoyed the food and the chance to play with their friends; some they may never see again. I enjoyed it too. It was a chance for me to watch them and take it all in, until the heavens opened. Of all days to rain, the rain decided to pour down yesterday and it almost messed up our garden party.

 

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Now that the kids are home for 6 weeks and we have no holidays planned at the moment, I am looking to keep them busy as much as I can. We have a couple of days out planned for the next few weeks. And we may still go for a last minute Europe holiday break somewhere, so that is not completely ruled out.

Since I am looking to keep them busy, out and about, their bikes and scooters are going to used a lot this summer holiday. We had the pleasure of receiving some bike helmets and gloves from the lovely people at Kiddimoto the other day. The kids love their new helmets and gloves, and I love them too.

 

 

VALENTINO ROSSI BICYCLE HELMET £42

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This lovely helmet is for my son. I went for the 5+ size (MEDIUM: 53-58CM (AGE 5+)) and it suits him perfectly. The design is also so colourful and beautiful. Great for the summery weather.

 

 

OFFICIALLY LICENSED EVEL KNIEVEL CHILDREN’S HELMET £42

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This stunning helmet is for my daughter and she adores the striking design. I got this in the medium size as well (53-58CM – AGE 5+), and it suits her perfectly with plenty to grow into. The last thing you would need is to have your kids wear small/uncomfortable helmets while riding their bikes or scooters. Apart from it being a pain to put on, it is also not safe when it is the wrong size.

 

KIDS BLACK CYCLING GLOVES £10.50

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They both got these Kiddimoto Gloves to protect their little hands while riding. The gloves helps them stay comfortable and safe while out and about on their bikes. My son thinks he is Lightning McQueen when he is on his scooter, partly because he has a Lightning McQueen Scooter. So I have to keep up with him and make sure he is well dressed for the ride.

 

What do you think of the helmets and gloves? Please sound off in the comments section below.

Have a lovely sunny day!

 

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3 Tips For Making Your Favourite Outdoor Activities Worthwhile

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Being in the house all day, even when you have a list of incredible movies to watch, can make you go crazy. For this reason, you need outdoor experience to stay active– this will help you make the most out of your hobbies and improve your social life. If you’re wondering how you can make your outdoor adventures enjoyable, here’s what to do;

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Go Prepared

When you think about going outside, you immediately assume you’ll need a couple of things like your jacket and phone. However, activities like fishing require gears like lures for ice fishing, a fishing rod, and other equipment for the ultimate fishing experience. Considering your outdoor plans, think about what you’ll need and you’ll set the pace for an exciting experience. 

It could be sports gear you need if you plan to play sports or a camera to capture memories of your road trip. No matter your plans, it’d be helpful to make a list of things you’ll need and check them off so you’re ready as possible for your recreation time.

Carry Food and Drinks

Nothing makes outdoor pastime more fun than having food and drinks to brighten the ambiance. You can almost always guarantee a catchy banter where there’s food and drinks.

More importantly, when you’re doing intense activities like playing sports, you’ll quickly expend your energy, making you tired. As a result, you’ll need to replenish your energy by eating food, snacking, and having drinks regularly. 

Refreshments make outdoor events like travel momentous by enhancing positivity and bringing people together. Furthermore, snack times offer an opportunity to share with your loved ones – it’s an excellent moment to catch up with your friends. 

If you think about it, good memories occur during mealtimes, and a picnic with friends or family is a good way to lighten everybody’s spirits and end a trip.

Always Have Company

Sure, exploring outdoors alone can be just as rewarding as having a group of friends or your family tag along. However, solo adventures lack motivation and it’s likely you won’t have as much fun as you would laughing and chatting with your loved ones.

If you want to make your outside activities memorable, have a friend or two for companionship. In many ways, this will help you uplift your moods and spend more quality time with your friends and family.

Besides, company has a way of making adventures much more rewarding. Picture yourself hiking with friends where you banter, and laugh throughout the hike. The conversations will occupy your mind and momentarily take your mind off the hike for a joyous time.

Moreover, when you’re trying out new outdoor escapades, it’d be best to have friends or family who’ve done it before. They’ll offer an excellent support system by teaching you new tricks and motivating your new interests. 

Lastly, remember there’s safety in numbers, especially when you wish to explore deserted areas like caves or hiking. You’ll have a peaceful mind knowing your friends are with you if something terrible like an accident should happen.

Far beyond your home’s backyard are many possibilities for grand outdoor escapades. Regardless of the weather, there’s always something you can do outside that’ll brighten your life and maybe even teach you a skill or two. With that said, use the above tips to make your next outdoor events repeat-worthy. 

 

 

7 Fun Ways to Preserve Your Travel Memories

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Whether you’ve spent a year globetrotting or enjoyed two weeks in the sun with your mates, you’ll want to do everything you can to preserve your memories and relive your holiday highlights. Instead of scrolling back through your pictures at random times, you can find far more innovative and exciting ways to remember your travels. For inspiration, take a look at these seven fun ways to preserve your travel memories:

  1. Create a Photo Wall

If you want to enhance your décor, photos from your travels are the perfect way to do it. With professional prints from a reputable company, like Pixa Prints, you can have your favourite pictures enhanced and optimised to make them look better than ever. Then, simply design a photo wall in a key area of your home. 

For an understated look, choose black and white prints for your photo wall. This will ensure your new feature catches the eye, without being too bold or conflicting with your colour scheme. Tie the look together with matching frames or create an arty feel by leaning your pictures against the wall instead of hanging them. 

  1. Make Videos

When you’re away from home, don’t rely solely on pictures to immortalise your experience. A video allows you to immerse yourself in the moment, even when you’re reliving it from home. You can even create your own video montage and add some music to create the perfect keepsake. 

If you’re going to record videos while you’re away, you might want to think about publishing your vlogs on popular sites, like YouTube. Travel vlogs are extremely popular and can be monetised relatively easily, so you could even fund your travels by recording your experience. What’s more – you’ll have a repository of all your favourite videos that you can re-watch at any time. 

  1. Use a Travel Map

If you love to travel, a world map is a great way to preserve your memories and choose your next destination. You can create your own by simply using drawing pins or push pins to mark off the countries you’ve visited, but there are other options available too. 

Many travel memories maps are created with a ‘scratch off’ design, so you can scratch off the countries you’ve been too and add memory stickers to remind you of your favourite moments. Over time, you’ll uncover more of the map and be enticed to travel to new and exciting locations. 

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  1. Start a Blog

Capturing your memories as you’re making them ensures you won’t forget a moment of your travels, which is why blogging throughout your trips is a fantastic way to make the most of your experiences. Whether you create a roundup of everything you’ve seen and done, or you get a little more personal and hone in on what travelling means to you, you won’t regret creating a written record of your adventures.

If you choose to, you can even make your blog public and share your travels with the world. This can be a great way for family and friends to stay up to date with your travels if you’re going on an extended vacation or an around-the-world trip. Additionally, you could build up your followers and monetise your blog if you want to create a side hustle while you’re travelling. 

  1. Recreate the Flavours and Aromas of Your Favourite Destination

If you’ve got the post-holiday blues and you’re wishing you were back in the sun, you can relive your travels by recreating the dishes and scents you experienced while you were away. Trying new foods and immersing yourself in a different culture is one of the best things about travelling, so be sure to keep experimenting once you get home. 

If you enjoyed Kadınbudu Köfte at a market in Istanbul, ossobuco at a quaint pizzeria in Rome or Tom Kha Gai on a beach in Thailand, scour the local shelves for authentic ingredients and make your own version at home. You may not have the same view, but the flavours and aromas will transport you right back to your favourite holiday moments and let you relive them all over again. 

  1. Collect Sand from Every Destination

If you want to take a souvenir home with you, collect a few grains of sand from your destination and store in a glass vial, bottle or even some jewellery. As you travel to new places, you can create new storage containers to collect sand or add them to the same vial to layer your travel memories atop one another. It’s far more meaningful than keyrings or pencils and it will save you some space too.

Just be sure that you’re permitted to collect sand from wherever you are and that you aren’t breaking any regulations by bringing it back with you. Taking some natural souvenirs, such as plants, from one country to another isn’t allowed, but a few grains of sand don’t usually cause any problems. 

  1. Send Yourself a Postcard

People don’t send as many postcards now that digital communication makes it easy to stay in touch with family and friends at home in real-time, but there’s nothing quite like receiving a postcard from a loved one. Now, you can capture your favourite travel memories as they happen and preserve them for your future self. 

Choose cards that capture the local scenery or major sights and jot down what you love about the place or the things you’ve done. Pop them in the post and you’ll have your very own mini travel journal waiting for you on your return. 

Make Travel Last a Lifetime

When you preserve your memories in the right way, a single trip can last a lifetime. From your first adventure with friends to romantic getaways with your partner or family holidays with your kids, travelling can enhance your life and allow you to see the world in a whole new way. By preserving your memories in fun and unique ways, you can be sure that you’ll always remember the best bits of your travels. 

 

 

 

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