Wednesday, 24 June 2015

Air Pillows and Sky Riders - A Rand Farm Birthday Party

UK Lifestyle Blog Cycling Birthday Cake

As mentioned in my last post Monday saw my little madam turn six!
For the last six years I have somehow managed to get away with not throwing her a big birthday bash.....However this year I wasn't to be so lucky!
Cue Madam running home from school announcing she wants a birthday party and has a guest list that would rival the vanity fair oscar party - In fairness it was 8 kids from her class but it had all been planned out!

So that left me searching the internet high and low for party venues in Lincoln.
There certainly isn't a shortage but given that Madam goes to a small village school and is in a class with 12 boys (3 girls) a pretty princess ballet party wasn't going to cut it!
After much searching (arguing) we settled on Rand Farm - perfect for the kids so run around and not too horrendous on my purse either!

UK Lifestyle Blog - A party at Rand Farm Lincoln

We started the party at 2pm. After some discussion with the kids they decided they wanted to run, scream and generally cause mayhem in the playbarn, so we let them. This meant that us and the parents that had stayed were free to sit chat and enjoy a coffee and some very strangely labelled biscuits!

Lunch was at 3pm so we asked the kids if they wanted to feed the animals. They all seemed less than impressed but agreed to partake a few minutes before lunch. Cue 8 kids running off in different directions, and trying to distinguish what in fact was an animal noise or what in fact was coming from a child.

UK Lifestyle Blog - The claire Diaries review of Rand Farm in Lincoln

Lunch obviously went down a treat and there was a generous array of fresh sandwiches, fruit, biscuits and other party delights.

Lunch had - then they mayhem really started! Tractor rides and playing on the newly refurbished park.
Its safe to say the air pillow and tobbogan rides were a hit with the kids and adults alike.
My legs were still sore from bouncing the following day - in fact I'm fairly certain David Lloyd should install them in all their gyms!

Party venues for children in Lincoln - Rand Farm

My verdict on the party.......FAB Well organised, safe fun environment for the kids with freedom to do as you wish! 10/10 - Will we be returning? YES!!!

Little Madams verdict........Cool (I think that is a good thing!)

Monday, 22 June 2015

Turning Six

Starting a new phase - The Claire Diaries

 Today my little girl turned 6! To say I'm emotional doesn't quite describe it.
Upon realising that her big brother was 6 when the little madam was born I suddenly became incredibly sentimental and a little apprehensive.
I've obviously never gotten to this stage before. There has always been a baby/toddler in tow and now there isn't. I'm faced with the prospect of a moody soon to be teenager and a 6 going on 16 year old daughter.

turning six and growing up by UK Blogger The Claire Diaries

For quite literally the first time in my adult life there are no prams, changing bags, or full scale military operations needed just to pop to the shops.

I think I'm actually looking forward to this next phase and watching my kids become more and more independent.

Thursday, 18 June 2015

It's been (another) While

I can't believe how long it has been since I lasted posted. Life seems to have constantly gotten in the way!

Handling stress by UK Lincoln and Lifestyle Blogger

I'll be completely honest, I have a love hate relationship with blogging! I love blogging and love the interaction I get from readers but finding the time to regularly blog is becoming increasingly more difficult.
At this point in my life I'm struggling a lot with stress! With being a newly single mum, balancing looking after the kids, work and general life is harder than I thought it would be.
Throughout all of this though Blogging is the one thing that I really am missing.....and therefore I am going to make an extra special effort to post more often.
I'm not going to promise to blog every day or every week but I will be blogging on a regular much as family time allows.
So get ready for an abundance of family posts and some reviews!