Apr 062017
 

I don’t know about you but to me this has felt like the never-ending school term, it just kept on going! Thankfully the end is now in sight and we’re almost ready for a well deserved break and maybe even a little getaway. Whether you’re planning a camping experience, road trip, sea escape or another fun vacation, make sure you pack plenty of entertainment to keep young travellers busy. If Sydney is on your itinerary this fabulous find is an absolute travel must-have:

After the huge success of the first dedicated kids journal for Bali holiday-makers the clever people behind My Awesome Adventure have released a brand new title for those staying closer to home, check out My Awesome Sydney Adventure.

From cool geography facts to a quick lesson in aboriginal history, from city highlights to a game of spot what, from animal ‘did-you-know’s to colouring-in and puzzles, from astronomy to story writing, code cracking and much more, My Awesome Sydney Adventure: A Travel Journal for Kids (RRP $24.95) is not just an ordinary travel journal!

We all know that holidays go too quickly and afterwards photos and memories are all that is left. From our European trips we have learnt that kids really enjoy keeping their own record of their trip and these personal journals make lovely keepsakes for later. Our kids still flick through their old journals every now and then and it brings back the most precious memories!

My Awesome Adventure journals are a great tool to inspire and encourage children to look around and see things from different angles, I just love how each child shows their individuality and personality in the way they see and write about their experience. With 89 pages of journalling fun there’s no time to waste, get exploring! So remember to pack your journal, grab a packet of markers and you’re in for a Sydney adventure to enjoy now and treasure forever.

To find out more about My Awesome Adventure, to take a closer look at the kids travel journals and to order online visit www.myawesomeadventure.com.

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Dec 252014
 

Octonauts

If you’re looking for a fun day out in Sydney these school holidays you don’t want to miss this: ABC4Kids favourites The Octonauts are on their way to Manly SEA LIFE Sanctuary, make sure to visit them before they head off again in their submarine:

Manly SEA LIFE Sanctuary

From 20 December 2014 until 26 January 2015 kids can explore the great big ocean with the Octonauts at Manly SEA LIFE Sanctuary. With daily appearances by Captain Barnacles and Kwazii kids are in for a fun and very exciting Octonauts experience.

As well as fun crew meet and greets, kids will embark on an underwater adventure discovering plenty of Octonauts themed activities including an Octonauts activity corner. Little Octonauts fans will also go on an exciting mission to find Octonauts characters in displays throughout the aquarium and test their knowledge on the Explore, Rescue, Protect quiz trail to win an exclusive sticker.

Meet The Octonauts Ticket

Thanks to ABC4Kids we have 15 ‘Meet the Octonauts’ Free Child Entry ticket packs to give away. Each pack contains 2 child passes for Manly SEA LIFE Sanctuary, each child needs to be accompanied by a paying adult. Tickets are valid until January 31, 2015.

To find out more about Manly SEA LIFE Sanctuary, to see opening times and location details and to order your tickets online visit www.manlysealifesanctuary.com.au.

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Jul 012014
 

Prime Lawyers

As you can probably imagine I get many emails every day, businesses making bookings, marketing companies introducing their clients, stores pitching their product, sponsors discussing posts, there are no two emails the same. But no matter how many emails I get I still have a chuckle every time someone asks me for a certain person in our office.

My ‘office’ is a small and messy desk in our living room, I have no staff, no receptionist to answer my phone, I don’t have fancy writing paper or business stamps and I definitely don’t have nice work suits or company lunches. Like many blogging mums I often write in my pyjamas, at night when the kids are asleep and in between changing nappies and making dinner and that is okay with me. The ‘mummy bloggers’ I know are fun, friendly and supportive, happy to help eachother out and always there for a chat when you need them.

Home Office

The big The Organised Housewife drama made me realise that sadly some people happily give up their social, compassionate side in return for a good pay. Wonderful blogger Katrina from The Organised Housewife discovered that another Australian blog had registered web domains very similar to her blog’s URL so that they could redirect innocent readers, who just mistyped the URL, to their own blog. What a nasty way of getting your clicks!

When I think of all the hours I put in my blog every single day I can only imagine the shock and disappointment when someone else tries to profit from your hard work. What can she do (if anything at all), so many questions but who to ask? Immediately after this news came out people were very helpful suggesting she should get legal advice and hopefully claim this URL as her own. It’s so nice to see that the majority of the people out there are supportive and have respect for others and their work.

I have never had to get legal advice myself (knocks on wood) but it is good to know there is help available and there are professionals with years of experience under their belt ready to answer your questions. Don’t sweat on your own, ask someone who knows all about it and you may find your situation is not as hopeless as you think it is.

Thanks to Sydney based Prime Lawyers we have a $75 PayPal gift card to give away to one lucky reader, what would you spend this surprise pocket money on?

To find out more about Prime Lawyers, to make an enquiry or to book an appointment visit www.primelawyers.com.au.

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