Wednesday, September 30, 2009

More From Our Visit To The UK

Sandcastle Building Competition at Paignton Childrens Week

So I promised I'd update with some more pictures from our trip back home to England at the end of the summer. One of our favorite parts of the trip was our week in Paignton where we visited with my step mom Denise and took part in childrens week. Caity took part in lots of the activities including the sandcastle building competition which was a lot of fun.

Caity with Nana Denise

The day we left the skies grew dark, I guess the weather picked up on my sadness to be leaving, but the view from the train window was breathtaking and photographed beautifully dark and mysterious.

The View Taken From The Train Across Torbay The Day We Left

And The Winner Is!

Thank you to everyone that entered the Back To School Super Giveaway!

The winner is:

Post #27 which is LoveCharlesVintage!!!


New Halloween Giveaway coming soon, so keep checking back for more chances to win

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Back To School Super Giveaway!

It's that time of year when we're getting the kids back to school and back into our regular routines and what better way to celebrate than a brand new giveaway!!

This time around it's for a mystery box of lollipops and candy jewels valued at over $20!!

Entry is easy, just visit my Sweet Lollipop Shop Etsy shop then come back here and post telling me which flavor or sweet treat you like the best.

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Each of these can give you another entry! Please leave a separate comment for each one and what it is for!
Rules: In order to win, you must provide a valid email. I will be notifying the winner by email. The winner will have 48 hours to respond to me with their name and address. If this information is not received within 48 hours new winner will be chosen. This giveaway is opened to everyone, everywhere.

The winner will recieve a package containing over $20 worth of delicious handmade crystal barley hard candy lollipops and jewels.

Giveaway Ends: Wednesday 30th September 2009 @ 12pm EST

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

The Butterfly Jungle

So because I was unable to post updates & pictures from our trip whilst we were away, I have decided to post some highlights with pictures now that we're home.

We're starting with our first day in the UK, we headed down to London on the train and found this beautiful and magical place called "Butterfly Jungle". It's on the same grounds as the Natural History Museum and the cost is reasonable - 6 pounds for adults and 4 pounds for children which includes a donation to the museum(which is free to get in).

When you enter it's like going inside a tropical paradise along with the intense heat and humidity, walking through the butterfly trail, the butterflies are everywhere and you can literally get within inches of them with your camera to get photographs. Take a seat on the far side near the feeding station and if you're lucky they will actually land on you!

Need an escape from the heat, you can pop outside to the jungle play area, it's small but big enough to let the kids blow off some steam whilst you take a break for a few minutes.

Back inside you can look through the windows of the butterfly house and see butterflies actually emerging from their pupae before finishing along the end of the butterfly trail and heading back outside. Definitely worth a visit and one of our favorite places to visit during our trip.