Barny Bear sailing away!

My children love origami so when I saw the Brit Mums Barny Bear Little Adventures Linky challenge I felt it was worth entering. My children spent an afternoon following instructions from YouTube with some medium weight card making the boats and decorating them and then today we took them to the local spring to have a boat race. If you want to try for yourself the instructions are here.

The children just loved blowing through straws to see whose boat would be first. They worked quite well and provided an hour of entertainment at the spring, the children then spent the rest of the morning paddling and catching water creatures. Good old fashioned fun.

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We took the Barny on the adventure as a tasty snack, the children just love them and  it was a job to get them to wait to eat them! One lucky Barny also got to try the boat out for size, but he was eaten before he could eascape!

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This post is SlummyMummy’s entry for BritMums ‘Little Adventures Challenge’ in partnership with Barny, the bear-shaped snack providing a little discovery in every bite. Find out more about Barny here.

Charlotte Captures the Colour

When we saw the opportunity to enter children for this years Travel Supermarket Capture the Colour competition. I immediately told my 10-year old daughter Charlotte. She, just like me LOVES photography and it was a lovely challenge to do over the Summer holidays. Unfortunately we weren’t lucky enough to get a free camera so she used my trusty Canon for the job.

IMG_9603All of our photos were taken on our annual summer holiday in the South of France. The following is written by Charlotte (age 10)


There were sunflowers everywhere, as we got further South they looked very dry and weren’t as colourful. They are grown for their oil, but look very beautiful beside the roads on our journey.



My little sister took bubble mixture on holiday to give her something to do!blue


We saw this grasshopper when were waiting for the mini train to drive us around the campsite.



Red was quite difficult to photograph in the area we went to as most reds were more rust colour, but I saw these flowers growing up the outside of a house, I asked mum and she thinks they are roses (she isn’t a keen gardener!)



As we travelled to our campsite these fountains were where we stopped to have tea, we ran around them and my brothers ended up in the water with soaking clothes for the rest of the day!


This is Charlotte (age 10) entry to Travel Supermarkets Capture the Colour competition 2013