Wednesday 29 August 2018

What I Wore on Holiday - Turkey

Here's my style diary of what I wore on our recent holiday to Turkey.

Day 1:

Before we went away I decided to finally place an order from shein. I'd heard very mixed reviews about them which had perviously put me off. I ordered quite a few things and I can honestly say the majority were great. Some of the pieces were poor quality but overall I was impressed for the price.
These twinning dresses were from their website. Eva absolutely loved wearing the same dress as me. She asks if we can wear them all the time. It was nice and cool for the hot evenings and it hid my wobbly bits which gained it a huge thumbs up from me.

Day 2:

I decided to wear something a bit skimpier the following evening. On a recent shopping trip to London I spotted this candy stripe jumpsuit from Forever 21 which I knew would be perfect for the holiday. However, I almost didn't even try it on as it was quite revealing and I knew it would be a tight fit. I'm glad I caved in as I did love it and even though it was tight, I didn't really care once I was away.

Day 3:

I was gifted this fab dress from Next which is an ideal late summer/autumn transitional dress. I thought I'd be too hot wearing it in Turkey but it was surprisingly ok. It can be worn with tights or boots for the upcoming change in season or even underneath a pinafore dress.

Day 4:

This has become my current favourite dress. It was part of my haul from shein. It is gorgeous. I've worn it a few times since the holiday and people always comment on it. It's extremely flattering and so pretty. They also had it in red and yellow and I am desperate to get them.

Day 5: 

This playsuit was also from shein. I really liked the look of it but it actually didn't suit my shape at all. It was a very unflattering fit on me but I kept it anyway as it was so cheap and I knew I could use it as a cover up for over my swimwear. They had children's versions of this too so it would be good for twinning.

Day 6:

Even though this looks like a dress, it's actual a vest top and skirt. I bought the skirt from a Turkish shop (I can't remember the name) but with the exchange rate, it only worked out as £6 which was such a bargain.


Wednesday 15 August 2018

22 Things To Do Before You're 1.4 Metres at Alton Towers

We recently visited Alton Towers and we were asked to try out the '22 Things to Do before you're 1.4m' mission. I was looking forward to seeing what was on the mission as we hadn't visited Alton Towers since before we had children and I wasn't sure if there would be much for our 5 and 2 year old to do.....I was wrong.

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The challenge aims to get your children (and yourselves) to explore the park and spot fun things along the way. 

To join in all you have to do is:

  • Pick up your mission pack from Towers Trading (on the left hand-side of the park after the entrance). You can also download it here before hand (22 Things)
  • Complete the tasks and tick them off
  • Share your mission experience online for a chance to win a family stay at Alton Towers Resort
There are lots of different types of things to do in the mission such as counting how many frogs there are on Towers Street, taking photos in various places, having a ride on certain attractions and more. 

There are 2 sections to choose from on the last 5 challenges, one for children over 1.2 metres and one for Cbeebies land. My girls attempted the Cbeebies section. 

We all enjoyed attempting to complete the challenges. Eva's favourite was enjoying the view from the SkyRide and Ophelia loved learning how to sign 'butterfly' with Mr Tumble in his sensory garden. I think this was her favourite area of the park overall. We couldn't get her out of it.

Hubby and I actually really enjoyed attempting the mission with the girls too. It was very handy as whilst one of us was riding one of the bigger rides the other one could take the girls to do one of the challenges. It was a great way to keep them entertained whilst they were waiting for us grown ups to queue for rides.

The only thing that let us down was time. Eva wasn't happy that she hadn't managed to complete her mission but as we only went into the park for one day, we simply ran out of time. However, she is now desperate to return to complete it.

If you're heading to Alton Towers anytime this summer make sure you take on the '22 Things To Do Before you're 1.4 Metres' mission. It really makes the day out fun and enjoyable for all ages of the family. 

*We were given fast passes and a meal in exchange for our honest opinion of the challenge. All words are my own*

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