Edu Prints Plus review

Hey readers,

I had the opportunity to review some gorgeous educational prints from Edu Prints Plus. The company is an online shop that sell kids’ posters that are designed to give words of wisdom and numbers of knowledge to inspire, excite up, and set your kids up for the infinite things they could do.

I chose three prints with quotes on that I thought would provide motivation and inspiration for my boys. When I do have the money I shall be buy frames to make them look better on the bedroom walls.

Below is a picture of the three prints I have chosen. 

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Normal is overrated. 

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I really love this quote and think it is brilliant reminder to have on my children’s bedroom wall. I have a son who masks a lot of behaviour from seeing other children at school and I try my best to encourage him to be himself. I think it is important to celebrity individuality and not going along with the crowd. I want him to read this and remember it is ok to be different. I also like the font – is big, bright and bold that will catch your eyes. I like the cartoon picture because it is fun and child friendly.

Don’t be afraid to be different.

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Again this poster stuck out to me when I was choosing prints to review. I really like this message especially when trying to reinforce the fact that it is important to be yourself. Peer pressure is a big thing and I want my children to know that it is ok to go with what feels right for you rather then what Joe Bloggs is doing. So, much of life is full of putting people into categories or bands even from an early age at school. I am real strong believer in individuality. I want my son’s to read this every day and remember this message for life.

Now, the serious bit is out of the way I want to talk about the design. I love the multi-coloured word on different. I like imagine of the picture and think it is simple but really effective. It looks great in a child’s room but also say in an educational setting such as a nursery or school.

When it rains look for rainbows.

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I really like this quote especially when my son’s now take themselves to the bedroom when they want alone time. My eldest (we think he has autism but we know how hard it is to get a diagnosis). Anyhow, at night he gets very anxious and has a lot of intrusive thoughts. There is not a night goes by when he doesn’t stop asking questions over and over again. He gets scared and he doesn’t sleep very well. I like this poster because it is happy and it reminds you that even though you’re feeling sad or going through something look for the good. My son really likes this one as he loves stars. I think it looks great, attractive and popular with both my sons.

Overall I am impressed with the design, the card is thick and when delivered it is not bend which is helpful. The service is top notch. Edu Prints Plus also do more than just quotes, there’s educational pictures such as times tables. So there is plenty of choice to add a little something different to your walls.

Cheers for reading X

This is an advertisement feature. I was given the three posters for free in exchange for a review. All opinions expressed are entirely my own. 

Restore

Hey readers,

My word or the week is:

as it is the return school and the non stop letters and now double the amount of letters I recieve as I have two kids that go to school now.

Of course I had to mention Halloween. We decorated the home and looks awesome. Both boys went to a Halloween party and loved every minute of it especially when they had to try and eat a donut hanging up. They got suited and booted as well with their outfits – a witch and a Skelton. There was a disco and my eldest has really gotten into recently dancing so definately in his element with that.

I am loving the early dark nights. I just feel more relaxed maybe becuase there is less people knocking around haha. I was also impressed with how well the boys managed with the clocks going back.

Cheers for Reading X

Review of Birmingham National Sea Life Centre

Hey readers,

Last week I and the family went to visit the sea life centre in Birmingham. If you haven’t ever been to the sea life centre they showcase a variety of different sea life creatures for you to go and see them in their natural habitat.

The types of sea life available to look at.

At the start of the centre you could see the penguins playing, squabbling, and swimming that type of thing.

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There is a section for octopus and you can see the way they transform into the spaces and sometimes got to see their long tentacles.

There is also seahorses which are really elegant and very beautiful to watch.

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The centre have the option for children to touch a star fish. This is a great experience for children to interact with fish. A child can feel what a fish feels like and work out the different textures on their fingers.

There is a massive fish display at the beginning like an upward tank that hols different fish swimming around.

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There are rays in a big area further along that swim a big area and the glass is clear so you can watch them swim about.

We really enjoyed seeing the different types of jelly fish and you even got to change get to change the lighting in the tank by a touch screen which I thought was rather cool.

One of the big features is the 360c transparent tunnel where you can walk under the fish and see them go around you. You can walk on the glass floor while the big sea turtle and sharks swim by, totally blow your mind.

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Obviously, there are many more fish but I am just giving you a general feel of some the types of fish you can visit.

Extra fun parts for children.

At the end of the exploring all there is to see at the sea life centre there is soft play which is free. It is small but wonderful for kids who love to have a free play and to run around and get in the ball pit. There are two tiers so you can climb as well.

At the reception desk where you pay for tickets or enter the centre you can get a stamp sheet where you go and collect six stamps around the location. During the Halloween period as well there is a list where you write all the Halloween items you have spotted that are hidden in various location. At the end you can collect a medal and a cup as a price, no charge occurred, which I thought was really good as one it is Merlin and we know they don’t do cheap normally and secondly most places that similar activities normally just give you a sticker.

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Photography.

With the witch though lucky that the camera were broken so could use your own camera and was free saving made of £10-£15. However before in the middle section there is a green screen where you could sit in a boat and present your being attacked by a shark. We did actually buy them pictures for £15 which I think is a lot but my hubby is a sucker for things like that,lol.

4d cinema experience.

4d cinema experience (free and part of the price ticket) is great fun for kids and adults too. We saw a show though I have been before and it is different so they do change the films. Not only do you get to experience a short film based around a fish but also there is plenty balls, the chairs vibration you get randomly squirt water unexpected making it more fun. Plus with the 3d glasses you feel the fish are coming out of the screen.

Location of Birmingham sea life centre.

The location of the sea life centre is fairly easy to get to as is in the city centre and not far from Lego Land adventure world and the arena and ICC.

Cost of tickets.

How much does a ticket cost, well as national sea life centre is part of the Merlin attractions you can get combined ticket that includes another attraction such as Warwick Castle or Lego Land discovery centre they start from £23 24 hours in advance online. For just your basic sea life centre is from £13 through if your carer and have a letter to confirm you can go free. You do also have to book 24 hours advange on the website.

Car parking.

With regard to parking there is a car park very close by and in walking distance however due to location costs a lot more. We go to paradise parking car park which is a lot cheaper but five minute but very easy to get to. So always best to check before going where the parking is and the pricing.

Cheers for reading X

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Lovely

Hey readers,

My word of the week is:

Lovely word of the week

This week has been fun having not the stress of raving our in the morning and relaxing. We went out for the day to Birmingham National sea life centre which the boys loved seeing all the fishes and penguins. Hubby and I were really impressed with how well the day turned out with no meltdowns which are a refreshing change.

We also had picnics and spent time outdoors in parks this week as we could be more flexible with time therefore not having to stress about time and have options to go to different places.

Overall this week has been lovely for my boys and myself as we have all really benefited from some downtime. Although not shew the will be happy next week with being introduced with the getting up early in the morning.

Hope you had a good week.

Cheers for reading X

Frustrating

Hey readers

My word of the week is:

I just had one of them weeks when things have been testing me and makes me think what is the whole point of it all really.

I went the other day to a place further a field from where I live so had to get the bus which is stressful for me in its self. When I get to the place this was on  a Wednesday morning post 9 am and oh my gosh the place was heaving full of oaps. I am not used to this environment so really struggled to navigate and manage the noise.  Typical I picked the busiest day of the week. Then I go do a bit shopping for odds and sods and then get to the till and find I have not got my bank card it is at home. I then panic at the to and have a panic attack. So that was frustrating because it took time to go there and come back.

The next thing that annoyed me was instructions and people making them clear meaning that was is expected is not being reached.

Anyway it’s half term holiday so we can have a jolly good rest from it all.

I hope you have had a good week.

Cheers for reading X