Although we spend a lot of time planning out the hidden delights of our back gardens, space at the front of the house too often becomes a neglected wilderness. Broken paving, overgrown borders, and a general air of scruffiness take over quickly. But the space at the front of our houses is vital – a transitional space between public and private areas, giving your front garden a makeover is usually a very low-cost way to give a home a sense of identity and ‘kerb appeal’.
My favourite time of year is here – Autumn. The colder days are upon us so now is the time to think about putting your Summer clothes away and think about your Autumn wardrobe.
According to catwalk, futuristic fabrics, and tonal dressing is going to be in this season, but what does that mean?
Flying kites is fun, especially if you make one from scratch with your kids. This can help teach the principles of flight. It is interesting that the history of kite flying traces back to eastern China, and that the latest technological advancements in drone flight are coming from China as well. However, the first consumer drone that came to market was from Parrot, a French company, that was brought to market in 2010. Yes, kite flying is fun, but flying a drone with a camera is phenomenal fun for kids.
Choosing a Kid-Friendly Drone
The FAA rules are that any drone 8.8 ounces or heavier must be registered, and it must be flown according to FAA rules. This includes always having your drone within your visual line of sight and using a spotter if you are using FPV (first-person view) goggles. If you want to bypass all FAA rules, then get a drone under 8.8 ounces or only fly indoors where no FAA rules apply. This way, your kid cannot inadvertently be in violation of any federal flight rules. However, if your kid is the responsible type, all drones that you own that require it can be registered directly with the FAA for one fee of $5.00.
We have been testing out the great little Toddlebike2 for about a month now. Baby girl loves it! When the opportunity arose to try it out, it came at the perfect moment I was trawling around the internet for a little ride on toy for her. At 19 months old now, she is the perfect age to get on it and give it a go.
Hello and welcome back to #LuckyLinky week 28.
Thank you so much to those of you that linked up last week, I’m sorry I wasn’t around but I was sick last week. Now I’m back and excited to see all your competitions.
As you all know I love to enter competitions and have been doing it for years, much longer than I have been blogging! So we want to see all your lovely competitions all in one place. It will make it much easier for all of us who love to enter competitions and for compers who want to find new and exciting competitions.
The Competition Linky to get your competition more entries with NO comments required!
We run from Monday to Sunday and all bloggers are welcome to add any and all competitions they are running!
Join Katie (MummyinaTutu) and I in a competition frenzy!
Each week we retweet your posts if you tag us in your tweet (@mummyinatutu & @rachelbustin) and will also enter each and every competition ourselves!
We will also add your post to the #LuckyLinky Competition Page over on Facebook! Please remember to put a badge on it and use the #LuckyLinky hashtag to spread the love.
1. Add the #luckylinky badge to the HTML / Text portion of your post. If you need any help linking up, read the fabulous Linky Guide from Cuddle Fairy or tweet us (@mummyinatutu @rachelbustin).
2. Please do 1 entry on both hosts competitions (if we’re running any) and 1 entry on the 2 competitions after yours (if you want to do more then great!)
3. Retweet 2 competitions of your choice using #LuckyLinky (It helps if you have your twitter handle in your social sharing buttons)
4. Link a maximum of 2 competitions per week.
5. By entering the link you are agreeing to be added to the email reminder list. (You can request to be removed at any time!)
Thanks for linking up! Katie & Rachel
P.S. Don’t forget to check out our facebook page LuckyLinky Competitions if you fancy entering a few yourself!
Happy Sunday, I hope you are having a relaxing day. Today I’m happy to be on the blog tour for a wonderful little chinese love story called The Red Thread by Dawn Farnham. I love to read all kinds of Asian stories, so was more than delighted to be on this tour.
Set against the backdrop of 1830s Singapore where piracy, crime, triads, and tigers are commonplace, this historical romance follows the struggle of two lovers Zhen, a Chinese coolie and triad member, and Charlotte, an 18-year-old Scots woman and sister of Singapores Head of Police. Two cultures bound together by the invisible threads of fate yet separated by cultural diversity.