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Planes 2 Fire and Rescue

Today we headed off to The Odeon in Leicester Square for the preview of Planes 2 Fire & Rescue. Any one who knows my children will know what huge Disney fans they are. They both loved Planes so we had high expectations for Planes 2. We managed to keep our plans a secret until we were outside the cinema – the huge posters and fire engine gave the game away!

Disney Planes 2 ticket

There were lots of activities laid on to keep the children occupied before the gala screening. We had our photos taken with Dusty too!


The film was fabulous and both my children loved it! In fact Big Brother has already told me he wants to go and see it again and wants Father Christmas to bring him the DVD for Christmas!

When world-famous air racer Dusty learns that his engine is damaged and he may never race again, he must shift gears and is launched into the world of aerial firefighting. Dusty joins forces with veteran fire and rescue helicopter Blade Ranger and his team, a bunch of all-terrain vehicles known as The Smokejumpers. Together, the fearless team battles a massive wildfire, and Dusty learns what it takes to become a true hero.

After our exciting morning at the cinema we treated ourselves to lunch at Planet Hollywood. Big Brother had the biggest sundae I’ve ever seen and did a pretty good job of demolishing it. After all that eating we walked to Hamleys via Regent Street (which was closed to traffic for the day!). We sat at the Lego bus stop and had a good look at every single toy in Hamleys – but managed to walk away without spending anything.


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Our crafty morning

Every Tuesday we have been attending our local Creation Station for some fun craft. Today the 4 year was learning all about symmetry. He made a beautiful butterfly by cutting out a butterfly shape, folding the paper in half, painting one side and folding the other half of the paper over. His butterfly was lovely (although of course I would say that!). He finished it off by adding a craft stick body and some googly eyes. This was a great craft so we should be able to do it at home with Little Sis too.

He did some more cutting, the idea was to make positive and negative paper shapes but we didn’t manage it too well. It’s a good job you’re never too old to learn :)

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Northala Park

This morning we re-visited Northala Park. It’s only a 20 minute drive from our house and perfect for taking the boats out.


Little Sis took her pink boat out for a bit but was more interested in running around. Then it was Big Brother’s turn. He didn’t really need any help from Daddy.


He seemed to really enjoy it and spent ages taking it around the boating pond.

I had lots of toys at the bottom of my handbag (as usual) so the children were happy putting them in the back of the boat and letting them all have a go. The clouds were pretty dramatic but it didn’t rain.


It’s a really lovely park with a children’s playground and of course the four artificial hills which we are still to climb – maybe next time!

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