This week is a very special week at Team Lloyd Towers… it’s B Lloyd’s 7th Birthday!
And we are all about the cake in this household!
Introducing our GOOD little witch. B Lloyd is very insistant that she is a GOOD witch, not a bad one. For all those eagle eyed Harry Potter fans out there – yes that is a real Harry Potter (or rather Hermione) wand.
So what did you get up to for Hallowe’en?
As there was some technical difficulties last week I have decided to try out a different linky host this week, hopefully this one should work! So please join in below, visit the others in the list and I will comment, share, and pin all your hardwork!
It’s all gone a little spooky here at Team Lloyd Towers……..
So I have a confession to make, I need to go back through last weeks Photo’s of The Week and pin and comment, I am so sorry its been a hectic week here at Team Lloyd Towers but I promise I will do everything this weekend!
I am determined to keep Photo of The Week going this time though so although I haven’t had time to blog about anything else I wanted to post this today!
Join in, and I PROMISE to comment, share, pin and tweet!
UPDATE: We’re having some problems with the clinky this morning so please justadd your Photo Of the Week in the comments below – I’ll still share, pin & tweet them all, I PROMISE!
Thank you to everyone that joined in last week in Photo of The Week and for all the lovely messages that you were pleased to see it back! I really enjoyed being back and I loved seeing all your showcased Photo’s of The Week.
This week has been all about finding Conkers in Team Lloyd Towers, to be precise finding 121 conkers.
I look forward to seeing all your photos again this week, and I will tweet, share, comment and Pin every single one of them – have a great week!
Just how grown up can one 6 year old look?
Having no excuse for not showcasing my Photo’s of the Week over the last few months I have decided it is high time I got back to doing what I love – taking photos and loving other people’s wonderful photographs as well. So I am opening Photo of The Week back up, and I hope you will enjoy joining me!
Same as before, I will tweet, pin and comment and share all your fabulous photos – you know, if you wanna join in!
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As many of you are very aware, there is one important motto here at Team Lloyd Towers. Team Lloyd Love Adventures, Together, As a Family.
Most of our holidays and just general free time is centred around us having quality family time and experiencing all sorts of fun things, and if that can include laughter along the way then we are all for it.
So when I saw the Tots100 and Center Parcs competition I mentioned it to Daddy Lloyd and that was it, we felt we just had to enter. And what better way to showcase our family than reviewing one of the things we love to do the most. Being Together. Having Fun.
We hope Center Parcs enjoy it as much as we enjoyed making it. So wish us luck, we have everything crossed here at Team Lloyd Towers.
When I was asked to write a sponsored post about Road Safety I jumped at the chance, having had several encounters during my life where the importance of road safety has made an impact on us. I thought what an important topic it is. Especially with teaching B Lloyd all about her green cross code.
Just over two years ago B Lloyd and I were in the car going on the shortest of journeys back home. We had just (and to this day I still thank my lucky stars) dropped off one of B Lloyd’s friends back at their house. As we drove away I was aware of the parked car on the other side of the road, what I wasn’t expecting was another car to come flying over onto my side of the road and keep going.
There is that moment whilst you are trying to break when you know there is nothing more that you can do, you are going to hit. Now I am again always thanking my lucky stars because I can’t have been doing more than 15 miles an hour, it was a small residential road, but the other driver was doing at least 35 miles per hour to get past the parked car so the damage to the cars was more than just a gentle bump.
With the sound of a much smaller B Lloyd screaming in the back seat my immediate and over whelming priority was to her. Not to the other driver, me or even our car, and I think it was me running around the car to get B Lloyd from her car seat that made the other driver realise exactly what he had done. Thankfully, other than us both being very shaken, B Lloyd and I were both fine, as was the other driver. It did however leave a lasting scar in me.
So much so that I promised myself on the side of the road that afternoon that not only would I teach B Lloyd all about her Green Cross Code (is it still called that nower days?) but also about how dangerous roads and cars can be. Keeping her safe is our number 1 priority.
Not that I ever like to admit that my mother is right, but when I learnt to drive (oh so many years ago!) she told me it doesn’t matter how safe a driver I am, its the other cars, other drivers, other people on the roads that cause accidents. And its so true.
I could not control that other driver driving like an idiot to be home 5 minutes quicker on the Friday afternoon, he and he alone chose to speed up to whizz past the parked car. But what I can do is teach B Lloyd about safety, and do as much as I can to prevent any type of car accident in the future.
When we are walking or crossing any road, or even just in a car park we have set rules. B Lloyd knows the story of when her Uncle CC was 14 years old and he was knocked over by a car because he wasn’t concentrating or looking and he walked straight out onto a oncoming car. Again, luckily, although he was knocked through the windscreen someone somewhere must have been looking after him that day, because he only suffered a cut finger (and a ride in a ambulance with his stricken looking mother and sister!). So our rules are: she holds an adult’s hand, she does not run or pull away, and we stand side by side at a suitable place to cross the road. We look, we listen and we wait and eventually when it is safe to cross, we walk and don’t run to the other side.
I can only hope that by being open and talking with B Lloyd that we can teach her how to be safe around cars & roads and that in 30 years time she can sit and say the same thing as me, My Mother Was Right, it is the other cars, other drivers and other people I have to be aware of.
Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post, but all thoughts and opinions are my own.
I don’t think it is any secret that Team Lloyd flew off to the World Of Dreams earlier this summer, and it’s about time our amazing time was featured on the blog. We did and saw so much when we were in Florida that I think they only way I can do it justice is to split it all down into various blog posts. I might even make a fancy heading so all our adventures are easy to find!
You know, because we do consider ourselves to be Disney Experts now after all <insert winky face>
I’m going to start what we at Team Lloyd Towers nicknamed Princess Day. Honestly magical almost does not cover it! Think Princesses, Dressing Up, Sun, Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, Make-Over, Castle, Dinner, Fireworks and you might get close!
Lets start at the beginning…Way back last Christmas when the holiday was being planned Nanna and Grandad Gibbs said they would send B Lloyd to the rather famous Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique those of you not in the know – it’s in Cinderella’s castle and the fairy god mothers in training (Yes it’s true….Fairy God Mother’s in training!) help to make your little one into either a princess or prince for the day!
B Lloyd then spent from December through to May (and even on the walk through the Magic Kingdom and right through the boutique doors) wrestling with her inner most self over whether she wanted to be Snow White or Tinkerbell. The deciding factor always being down to whether or not Snow White’s outfit came with a red cape…
It came with a cape.
Inside the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique – and here is some Disney trivia, just incase you don’t know, or don’t have a 6 year old daughter who watches Cinderella on repeat on their iPad, is called Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique after the song that features in Cinderella when her Fairy Godmother (the real one, not the one in training!) transforms her into a princess wearing a beautiful ball gown for the large grand ball for the prince to meet his future wife…. Anyway I digress. Inside the Boutique it is beautifully decorated, and all the Fairy God Mothers who are in training, are stood waiting to greet you as you enter.
B Lloyd loved every single second of being in there, Jackie her fairy godmother (in training) chatted with her through out, getting B to chose a hair style, her dress, her shoes, checking her nose was put on straight that morning, helping her sprinkle the pixie dust, explaining that the gel is brought in every morning by Ariel, (its brought up by Sebastian from the bottom of the sea), that it takes all the Fairy Godmother’s in training 3 and half hours to get Rapunzel’s hair done before she goes out for the day. The attention to detail was just exquisite.
B Lloyd was very lucky as Nanna and Grandad Gibbs had paid for the Castle Package, so once her princess transformation was complete we got to go a photo shoot inside the castle (oh my this was truly amazing!) and the photos all came included in the price – even better! So with a flick on my wand and a sprinkle of Pixie Dust, and muttering the magic words…. Bibbidi…..Bobbidi…….Boo
Our Princess B was born!
Now Princess Day didn’t end there….there is so much more to say, that I think I will have to put Princess Day into a Part Two.
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