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Day Two of the summer holidays and I’d started to rock in a corner grasping a mug of lukewarm tea …The boys were running wild … The dog had chewed my favourite pants … Was there no end to this .. ? Until I remembered the fantastic goodie bag I’d received at Blog on MOSI ( A conference for Northern bloggers I’d attended at the weekend !)  In the bag were two games for the kids from Bananagrams UK … Appletters &  Pairs in Pears !! Fantastic word games for the kids to enjoy together !

The games are in packaging shaped like the fruit .. so automatically the twins were hooked .. Even Billy with his teenage sullen grunts was mildly interested in what could be done with these funky little packages …

Apples & Pears ..So the boys set about playing Appletters .. a great game which encourages the players to form words and build a word worm ! The boys thoroughly enjoyed calling each other “Rotten Apples” when one of them made a small error .. yet they all worked together beautifully to ensure that everyone got a turn and created a word they could be proud of ! Some of the words were slightly dubious .. but we let that go ! 20130725_141705 These games kept all 3 boys entertained for well over an hour  !( Which meant I got to get a HOT cuppa!!)  A genius concept .. making learning fun !! We all loved the games … I’ve even packed them in their suitcase for their weekend with the Grandparents !! Well done Bananagrams .. Now I need to complete the set …. We’re hooked !!!!

You can find out about Bananagrams at www.bananagrams.com …  Go on .. you won’t regret it !!!!

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It’s the summer holidays ….

Today is a day of mixed emotions …. my super tired and over energetic twins have broken up for the summer … this is fab and I am super excited about lazy days in the garden … fun filled days exploring our county … and lots of Mummy cuddles and crazy cooking sessions ..all of which you’re sure to hear about , however , 6 weeks ….SIX WEEKS ….aaaaaaaaargh !!!! I’m sure you know where im coming from …. ( Thankfully Billy only has 4 weeks off … 4 weeks with his brothers is enough to drive any teenager to Insania and beyond ….

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So for now I’m cracking open a bottle of chilled pinot grigio and raising a toast to my summer of love with mummy’s blue eyed boys …. I’m slightly scared but simply cannot wait …..20130723_081446 20130723_161143