The Fire and Police museum is located on the site of the original Fire and Police Station in West Bar, Sheffield. I had bought a deal on Groupon for a family ticket and as the boys love all things “emergency” we thought we would try it out on Saturday when we were planning a family day out.
One side of the museum is devoted to the historic Police station including the original cells, police cars and bikes as well as stacks if other fascinating pieces. What struck me was how small some of the earlier vehicles are compared to the modern day ones.
The other side is largely fire engines and equipment through time. Most you are able to go inside and try on the firemen hats. The boys loved this!
The biggest treat of all was a ride in a recently decommissioned fire engine through the streets of Sheffield. It was only a five minute trip but fab fun!
It isn’t a very big museum and can easily be all seen in a couple of hours or less. Afterwards we went to one of our favorite restaurant in Sheffield – Zeugma Iki for Turkish food. Yum!
Linking up with Magic Moments..
Hello there! I’m Di from Superlucky, and last weekend at the Tots100 Blog Summit I left with a bright red envelope, inside which it said ‘My Gorgeous Boys’, so here I am doing a guest post about Blog Summit – thanks for letting me loose on your blog Louise!
I had the most wonderful time at Blog Summit. This was for a number of reasons:
• it was incredible value for money (tickets were absolutely free!)
• it was in my glorious hometown of Birmingham
• I was fed and watered well throughout the day – there was even green tea!
• I met some lovely new blogging friends (waves to @gingerbisquite and @etspeaksfrom)
• I met some lovely old blogging friends too (waves to the Nottingham crew, @needaphone and @wendymcd83)
• I learnt a ton of stuff about SEO, SLR, PR and many other letter combinations
• I got a freebie HotWheels car in my Argos goodie bag
The atmosphere throughout the event was one of positivity, and though some bloggers were there to learn techy tips and tricks, many others were there just to chat and catch up with likeminded friends. There was a real sense of inspiration, which is why the marvelous closing presentation by Andy Cope was so well suited to the event. Andy is the author of a book called Being Brilliant, about how you can be a 2%er – one of the happiest people on the planet. At the end of the day Andy kindly gave me a copy of the book, which I got so engrossed in on the train I almost forgot to get off at Nottingham.
‘Being brilliant’ is all common sense really – stop rushing through life, and take time to appreciate every moment. Don’t count down the working days until your next holiday – but learn to enjoy and make the most of NOW. Being happy doesn’t come from material possessions or wealth – it comes from YOU. And that pot of gold over there at the end of the rainbow? It’s actually sitting at your feet – in my case, often disguised as a prize holiday or cheque!
I’m enormously guilty of squeezing too much into my life – I work as a Graphic Designer and Social Media Manager, blog about competitions and enter loads of comps too. I’m also eager to paint, craft, cook and go on adventures with my three year old son. But although I’m busy, I’m very passionate about everything I do – and I hope that positivity comes across on my blog and on Facebook. I want to inspire and motivate people with my blogging, and last weekend has given me a real boost.
Summit special, that’s for sure!
Today Noah and I went for a lovely walk in the sunshine. He turned 4 last week and had his birthday party with friends yesterday. I thought about all of the lovely new toys and treats he had received from his friends.
We noticed that the trees were filled with blossom.
It looked fresh and new. So inspired by this week’s Gallery.. hello to early Summer 2013.
Snacks are very popular in our house. Whenever we go on a long car journey the kids expect a “snack pack” making up comprising of cheese, crisps, raisins, a drink etc.
So when a packet of Walker’s new Hoops and Crosses was delivered to our door I can safely say they didn’t last long! I didn’t even get chance to take a photograph of them! So here is one taken from The Grocer website so you can recognise them in the supermarket.
They were also accompanied by this little fella – who our 3 yo feel instantly in love with!
The great thing about Hoops and Crosses is they are made with wholegrains and have no artificial colours or preservatives. So it is a great way for children to up their healthy fibre intake. They are also baked rather than fried making them a healthier alternative to some snacks. Each packet contains 85 calories.
We received the Roast Beef flavour, but they are also available in Prawn Cocktail and Salt and Vinegar.
The boys informed me they were delicious. They also shared them with the monkey and a few of their other furry friends who enjoyed them too.
They are perfect for packed lunches, picnics or as a snack.
Thank you to Walkers and Tots 100 for our tasty treat. We will definitely be looking out for them in the shops to keep us fueled on summer adventures!
Disclaimer: we received a packet of hoop and crosses for review purposes and was compensated for our time taken writing this post. All opinions are our own.
We have been challenged by Limetr.ee to come up with a micro post describing family happiness in 140 characters. It sounds easy!
Firstly I thought of this..
Kids asleep. Parents drinking wine #familyhappiness
But no, that isn’t quite true. Finally, after much deliberation I settled on this..
Being together exploring, playing, having fun, relaxing. learning, smiling, scowling, accepting and supporting. This is Team Edwards!
What do you think?
Creswell Crags is a limestone gorge and cave system, located not far from junction 30 of the M1, in Worksop.
It is only around 30 minutes from us and I have wanted to visit for ages but never made it. As May Day was such a gloriously sunny day and we had vegged out in the garden quite enough over the weekend we decided a drive out would do us good!
I am so glad we did!
Ok the weather really helped but look at this amasing play area! From a distance it looks like the Serengeti! Perfect for kids who love climbing!
We then went for a walk around the lake, which is actually in a gorge with the caves along the side. There are two cave tours, each lasting around an hour. We didn’t do these but will definitely return as they look really interesting. The boys loved climbing up the rocks and peering into the recesses. They were looking for beasts and creatures I think!
Creswell Crags is also a wildlife reserve with ducks in the lake, beautiful wild flowers and lots of butterflies.
It is also an education centre with interactive exhibitions illustrating the fascinating stories.
It was a brilliant afternoon out and we hope to go back soon!
Ethan has come home from school this week with THREE accident notes – actually there was one every day for three days. First he had cut his leg, second was a really nasty black eye (described in the note as a mark below the eye!) and third was a graze on his arm. I think they all happened when he was playing football at lunchtime.
It really doesn’t seem to have phased him a bit (although he didn’t want to go to taekwondo on Thursday as he was feeling a bit delicate)..
I’m just glad that school photograph’s were last week when they were relatively bruise free!