Thrilled to be an Official LEGOLAND Windsor Resort Ambassador 2016

You mat have recently read my post about why we love LEGOLAND.

If you did you’ll know it was to apply to be a LEGOLAND Windsor Resort ambassador.

Well, I am thrilled and excited to announce that I’ve been successful and am now a LEGOLAND Windsor Resort Official Ambassador 2016.

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This is the first time that they have started an ambassador programme and this makes me even more proud to be a part of it.

Of course you’ll be seeing a few more posts about LEGOLAND here and I’ll even bring you all the latest news from the Resort.

So, sit back and enjoy the ride. I know we will.

A Typical School Week Around the World

This is a rather interesting infographic about schools round the world.

I am so looking forward to half term. It seems like an age since we had the Christmas holidays. There is also the Easter break to look forward too. And this is the time when I will have to look at buying summer uniforms for the children.

It amazes me how quickly I have to buy new school uniforms as the children outgrow them so easily. While school uniforms are not that costly, I find I spend most on school shoes. Why do children always pick out the most expensive shoe in the store?

 

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5 Things You Should Do Before Taking a Road Trip Abroad

A road trip abroad could be an unforgettable experience of a lifetime, but there are certain things that you need to consider and accomplish prior to heading out onto the open road. Continue reading for a few tips so that you can ensure that your road trip abroad will go as smoothly as possible from start to finish.

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1. Make Sure Your Passport is Valid

To enter a country, you will need your passport, so one of the first and most important things you need to do is check that your passport is valid. If this road trip is the first time that you will be travelling internationally, you need to apply for your passport well in advance to ensure you will have it ready before your trip. And if you already have a passport that has expired, you need to make sure you renew it in time as well.

2. Be Aware of International Driving Laws

Because you will be driving in another country, you may encounter road conditions and rules that are quite different from those at home. Properly researching driving laws for the countries that you will be travelling through is the best way to prepare, and you can also take a free driving theory test so that you can hone in on important areas that you may need to brush up on.

3. Schedule Maintenance on Your Vehicle

Before you head off on a long road trip, make sure that you schedule maintenance and repairs on your vehicle. This will allow you to remain safe while travelling, as it will reduce the risk of a breakdown. Basic maintenance could include changing the oil and topping off fluids, replacing your wipers, and rotating or replacing your tyres.

4. Pack Wisely

In addition to thinking about what clothing, shoes, and accessories you need to pack for your journey, you also need to pack plenty of food, water, and an emergency kit that will allow you to take care of yourself and your vehicle in the event that you get hurt or your vehicle breaks down. Also be sure to invest in a mobile phone charger for your vehicle so that you can always rest assured that you can call for help whenever necessary. And have a navigation system in place, along with a backup just in case your main GPS fails, so that you can always find your way.

5. Call Your Credit Card Providers

You likely will not want to carry too much cash with you while you are on your road trip, so you will be using your credit card a lot instead. Because you will be travelling internationally, though, your credit card company may freeze your account if they see the charges and think that they are fraudulent. Simply informing your credit card issuer of your travel plans could prevent this inconvenience.

With the tips above, you can fully prepare to take a fun and safe road trip abroad and enjoy every minute of it.

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I Love My #BratzBFF


Valentines Day is around the corner and over the years it has come to mean more than just expressing one’s feelings for their partners. Valentines Day is now a day for love.

I was asked if I wanted to take part in the #ILoveMyBFF campaign and when I asked Jadyn if she was interested (it was she who had to star in it), she was very interested.

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We were sent two dolls beautifully packed for Jadyn to exchange with her BFF. Each had to write a message to each other and then exchange gifts.

Now Jadyn does have a few BFFs. It is hard to choose isn’t it? After all we love different people for different reasons.

Jadyn is quite close to my cousins though they are a bit older than her. They don’t meet up often as my sister stays in Italy and my brother up north in the UK.

Luckily for her, my sister was visiting with her family during this time and she said she would like to exchange gifts with her cousin.

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Her cousin Angelica has always been a big Bratz fan and though she is older now, she was still thrilled to be a part of this.

I love how they wrote out their cards to each other and then exchanged the dolls. Both were the Cloe dolls from the new Remix range.

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The dolls have long blonde hair and some pretty pink headphones. Both the girls fell in love with the boots and said that there should be a Bratz range of fashion.

Cloe is a #PopPrincess and loves dancing around to all the hottest top 40 songs. It’s clear from her outfit and groovy style.

The dolls are priced at £12.99 and are excellent value for money.

I love the little notes they wrote to each other.

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I think this is a lovely way to celebrate Valentine’s Day between friends.