Life in the Mum's Lane

Posts about life as a working mum. The ups, downs and humour.

Sunday, 4 December 2016

Scribble Scramble Review

Scribble Scramble review.

We were lucky enough to receive a game to review. The kids loved it & found it much easier & more entertaining than other drawing games. 

Its light & portable so could easily be taken with you to entertain the kids whilst waiting for a meal for example. I would throughly recommend.

Crayola Games

The game retails for approx £19.99 but is on offer at several retailers.

If buying fot Christmas remember to get batteries 3 x AAA 

Example of the items to draw.
Action packed Scribble Scramble is a frantic team game for 4-8 players aged 6+ where you have to guess it before it disappears! Race against the moving Scribble Scramble unit to decipher your team’s doodle before it disappears! Pick a Scribble card, start in zone 3 on the board and the quicker your team guesses your drawing the more points you get! First to 20 points wins! With storage for the 2 x Crayola Dry Erase Pens plus 80 x game cards included within the unit, Scribble Scramble has multiple game play combinations to keep you on your toes!

Disclaimer: We were sent this item to review but all opinions are my own.

Thursday, 1 December 2016

Highs & Lows of parenthood

The highs and the lows of parenthood can be ridiculous.

For example my daughter got an award at school and my son has moved up a reading level and then............smashed kindle screen. It was an accident. But its the second time. By the same child. If you've read other posts I'm sure you can guess which one. 

He was upset. I was annoyed. There were tears. I only got it fixed in the summer at a cost of £50. It's still useable at the moment but I'm not sure how long for.

As a result he's in a strop and its sods law it's swimming lesson day. Queue stressy drive to swimming lessons and moaning about the placement of swimming hats!

Roll on bedtime and a happier day.

Emma xxx

Sunday, 20 November 2016

Ice skating in or near Northampton

Christmas is approaching so ice skating rinks are popping up.

I love ice skating although am pretty rubbish. I can standup and move gingerly around the edge. I'm ok holding on to one of the kids skating aids though!

So if you are looking for somewhere to take the kids and enjoy a festive treat then check out these locations.

Beckworth Emporium
120 -140 Glebe Road, Mears Ashby,
Northampton NN6 0DL

Beckworth Emporium - Ice Skating

New 715 sq m “REAL ICE” rink is indoors this year.  This year looks bigger & better with an ice cafĂ© for soft drinks and blizzard bar for alcoholic beverages. There's also a new curling lane.

12th November 2016 to 9th January 2017

Push along penguins to hire for the little ones and twin blades for extra stability.

Sessions last 45 minutes and start on the hour 66% of sessions are available at HALF PRICE so check out the website for which dates/times are included in this offer.

Adults £12.00 (aged 15 and over) (Half Price skating £6.00)

Children  £8.00 (aged 14 and under) (Half Price skating £4.00)
PUSH ALONG PENGUINS £4.00 (pre-booking recommended) (Half Price skating £2.00)

Frosts Garden Centre -Woburn Sands
Newport Road,
Woburn Sands
Milton Keynes, MK17 8UE
(Also branches at Huntingdon, Frilford and Bedford)

Frosts Garden Centre

Saturday 26th November to Monday 2nd January

Open 7 days a week outdoor REAL ice rink.

Skating sessions last 45 minutes and the ticket price includes your skate hire. Each skating session starts on the hour although we recommend arriving 15 minutes before.

Adults £9.49
Child Ticket (Under 16) £8.49
Adult & Toddler (Child under 4) £14.99

Push-along skating seals are available to hire. Limited number are available and can only be hired on a first come, first served basis at the start of your skate. The skating aids cost £4 each

Wilton Locks Garden Centre
Whilton, Daventry, Northamptonshire
NN11 2NH

Wilton Locks-Ice Skating

Open from 19th November to 4th January 2017

Saturday 19th to Friday 25th November. Children: £3.75 (14 and under) (Off Peak) Adults: £5 (Off Peak)
Children: £7.50 (14 and under) (Peak) Adults: £10 (Peak)
Mon - Friday: 11am - 3pm (Off Peak)
Mon - Friday: 4pm - 6pm (Peak)
Saturday: 10am - 6pm (Peak)
Sunday: 10am - 5pm (Peak)

From November 26th to December 16th
Children: £8 (14 and under) (Peak) Adults: £12 (Peak)
Children: £4 (14 and under) (Off Peak) Adults: £6 (Off Peak)
Mon - Friday: 11am - 3pm (Off Peak)
Mon - Friday: 4pm - 6pm (Peak)
Saturday: 10am - 6pm (Peak)
Sunday: 10am - 5pm (Peak)

From December 17th to 4th January 2017
Mon-Sun: 10am - 5pm (Peak Time Prices Apply Only)

Closed Christmas and Boxing Day

Push-a-longs (Skate Aids) are available for £4. You can pre-book Push-a-longs online however they are subject to availability.
Snozone Milton Keynes
Snozone Xscape 602 Marlborough Gate,
Central Milton Keynes MK9 3XS
(Also in Castleford, West Yorkshire)


And lastly not ice skating but Sledging!!!

Sledging 45 minutes Adults: £17.99 Juniors from 3yrs: £14.99
Great fun for everyone sliding down our real snow slopes.

And for the little ones

Sno-play Sessions Adults: Free Juniors: £4.99
30 minute sessions on Wednesdays and Fridays at 10.30am (Milton Keynes) and Thursdays at 11.00am (Castleford).
Bring your little ones aged 2 years and above to have fun in the snow, making snow angels and throwing snow around! Including a free child’s drink afterwards.


Emma xxx

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Are you a friend or foe? - Poem

Are you a friend or foe?
Do you lift me up or make me sad?
Do the good times outweigh the bad?
Should we part ways or carry on to the end?

My recollections are sometimes jaded.
Have things got blurred or faded?
Do you remember them like I do?
Am I being selfish or not seeing your view?

Things have changed its clear to see.
Maybe interpretations are distorted.
To be judged or judge.
Do we really see through truth?

Our actions are not always as they seem.
We act on loyalty, friendship or duty.
Our thoughts are our own.
Are they friend or foe?

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