Tuesday, 4 September 2012

Fun at Folkfest!

Well this weekend we had Folkfest in our home town. Full of music, crafts and fun for the children. 
The children's Corner

Juno was a bit too young for it but she did enjoy the music and had a dance with her daddy and aunties. 
Juno and auntie Jules
We were with Eliya and Dani on both days and Eliya loved the bouncy-castle and getting her face painted. I was told she was quite tired by the end of the weekend. 



Saturday's Lion
Sunday Puppy Dog

Dancing away
There was quite a big turnout

I can't wait for Juno to be a bit older so she can enjoy more of this festival. 

Friday, 31 August 2012

Warburtons Baked Naan Chips - Yummy!


When you think of Warburtons what do you think? Bread? Well let me tell you about their new range of baked chips.

We love snacks at 'The Baby Juno Diaries', so when Warburtons asked me to try their range of baked Naan  chips we couldn't resist.

One of me and J's favorite things is Indian food and these chips are inspired by three iconic Indian dishes,  A Creamy Korma (Mild), A Classic Tikka (Medium) and A Fiery Madras (Hot).

 When i tried them, the first thing that came to mind was that these are a bit like poppadoms. These chips are a great alternative, and being baked and with 33% less fat they are guilt free!

Priced at £1.79 they are great value for money as they come in a big 150g sharing bag, they are great alongside a curry, put with dips whilst watching a movie or great when you have friends round for a Saturday night jamming session.


Saturday, 18 August 2012

Palmolive's Authentic's Extended Range - Review





I've been lucky enough to have been asked to try Palmolive's new range and I tell you it's gorgeous.

Palmolive have extended their range of aromatic shower gels, hand-washes and bar soaps to celebrate The Queen's 60 years on the throne.

To meet the demand of this range, Palmolive have included two new vintage style bar soaps in Bergamot and Verbena and Lavender and Chamomile, packaged in a vintage, traditional brown paper.

The Bergamot and Verbena shower gel (that I had the pleasure to try) with it's aromatic blend is so refreshing and I found it's lovely first thing in the morning as it's not an overpowering scent and seemed to wake me up gently. 

Their Damask Rose and Musk hand wash is a flowery aromatic blend that has been used in perfumery for ages. I normally don't like this kind of scent as it can be a bit too much for me, but it's a great addition to my bathroom.

Overall, with it's vintage and simple styled packaging, and at around £2 for the hand wash and shower gel (they are both 250ml) I found them really good value for money, and it wasn't even that smelly for J either as I caught him using the shower gel this morning.  

Palmolive Authenic's Range is available from all good supermarkets, Boots, Superdurg and Wilkinsons.

Thursday, 2 August 2012

At the moment


Juno's anthem is this......











I think the lyrics work well too


You gotta roll with it 

You gotta take your time 
You gotta say what you say 
Don't let anybody get in your way 

What do you think? What would your anthem be at the moment?

Sunday, 29 July 2012

Our day out at Bristol Aquarium - Review

Well on Friday night me and Juno had a phone call from my sister asking whether me and Juno would like to join her and Eliya-Mai at Bristol Sea Aquarium. It was our first big adventure as we have never been that far on our own.

We got on the train and made our way up to Bristol, It was exceedingly busy in town as there was a festival on in one part and by the aquarium itself in the square they had a big screen showing the Olympics.

We arrived at the aquarium and we were met by a very friendly member of staff, we paid a very reasonable price of £12.50 each for me and Dani (children under 3 went in for free) and then the lady stamped both of our hands. This meant that if we liked to we could come back again the same day.


We entered the exhibit and came across the native display which had jelly fish, crabs and loads of fish in a sunken ship display. 

Eliya in the by the sunken ship display

They also had a bay of rays exhibit which was in a botanical garden. We walked from the bay of rays to see the giant octopus exhibit. Unfortunately we could not use a flash so my picture didn't come out, but this octopus was massive. The octopus exhibit was in a area which had a lovely mural of Bristol harbour side. 

Bristol Harbour side exhibit

It looked very realistic and around this they has groups of shoaling fish. We then entered what is a teaching area which had a bubble tank where you climb underneath and it looks like you are inside. This had a groups of seahorses where I'm sure one was pregnant.

Dani and Eliya in the bubble tank

There was a coral exhibit, a shark display, an underwater tunnel and a Amazon display that held really big fish and turtles. This was also in a botanical garden and I managed to capture one turtle trying to escape!

Bye Bye see you soon!


 Overall, I found this really good value for money, £12.50 for adults is a great price although children from 3-14 years is a bit steep at £8.75 (they do have a family ticket of 2 adults and 2 children for £38.50 which saves you £4.00).  But the fact you can come back again later in the day is great. 
The staff were really friendly and one even told us what time the next talk was when we turned up just after it finished. 


The Facilities for baby changing was very good too, it was spacious and clean and I felt ok putting Juno on the fold down table. 


The Exhibits were clean and tidy and the shop was really good value for money. 


If you are stuck for something to do in the holidays I would suggest paying them a visit. 


For more information click here - Bristol Aquarium
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