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Ulster Folk Museum

This is a lovely place just outside Holywood! I would highly recommended giving it a little visit if you live near, or come here on Holiday! It is a little old village from the early 20th century, kept just how it was, with the old types of streets, houses, churches and even has a little old bank, police station and many more! One of my favorite places is the little old sweet shop, it is just fantastic, all in jars with loads of different sweets! They also use the old weighing scales which really adds to the experience, especially for little ones! We left the sweet shop with far to many sweets.. though they were all simply delightful!

We all had a fantastic day out! My daughter was amazed by all that they had to offer! She was constantly quizzing us about everything that she could see and asking the famous “why?” question! We tried to explain everything the best we could and explained it in way that she would understand! For example when looking at the bed rooms we explained saying that “thats where mummy and daddy would have slept and that where you would have slept” this seemed to help her understand things a lot easier! After a few houses she would then be asking “is this were I would have slept/ate/went to the toilet” and such forth! She really couldn’t get her head around the idea of having to go to the toilet outside or in a pot! It is a great place, lots of open space to run about and a great place to help little ones brains grow and be educated! We got to explore in an old bank, coal bunker,police station, and then after we had explored enough and needed a little break there was an adorable little cafe!  My little girl and hubby had stew, which they both adored & a fantastic big thing of chips, they were particularly tasty chips!

Yummy Strew!

Yummy Strew!

We then carried on with our journey! There is a walk there that they say takes 2-3 hours! we were going to attempt it, but after we had walked about 15 minutes my little girls legs just wouldn’t carry her any further, do we decided to turn back and we would go one day and just go for the walk rather than going round all the houses first! We had walked around the houses for about 3 hours mind you, so for a mini me.. thats pretty long! Especially when its all so exciting!

In the police station she had great fun going into the cells and seeing what it would be like if you had done something bad! They also had a little museum type idea up the stairs which had lots of information about the police back then, how they got about and what they had to wear! She particularly liked looking at the penny-farthing! Amazed by how anyone could get onto them!

Trying to escape from the jail!

In one of the old houses they also had things to show you how they washed the old clothes and dried them! She tried out how they used to dry them.. then said “mummy you could have done this” … Thanks chick!!

After all the exploring and learning we found a big hill, and she got to have a new experience… one that I’m sure a lot of us did when we were little! Rolling down it! She didn’t quite get the whole idea of it, or how to do it, but she did have great fun trying to do it and so did daddy! They are a great pair! ❤

It was a fantastic day out and we cant wait to go back and do the big walk, and also to go to the transport bit of this museum! We took her whenever she was a lot younger, but she loved it then so I’m sure she will love it whenever we get to go to it again! It has old cars, trains, buses, emergency, carts, boats and lots of other fun things! It is great because you get to get onto the trains and explore them and pretend to drive them! My little girl has a fantastic imagination and role playing is one of her favorite things.. so I am sure we will spend a very long time there!

WeeOhana :]

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Project life, January

I made a start on my project life the other day … and my oh my, isn’t it addictive! I now have about 10000 bits of card laying about the house in two different sizes and many different patterns.. and I still want to buy more! They are just all so dam adorable, cute or beautiful that it is to hard to resist! At least I have my sister to swap the with .. it reminds me of when we were younger and we used to collect trading cards and you would swap them with your friends a siblings!

This is my album which I got from here. They have a great selection of albums, but my favourite was;

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I ordered my cards for in it from amazon and ebay … just be carful when looking on these sites for them, it is far too addictive and they are all just so pretty and lovely! I already have more coming in the post, but this is my collection already, which I think could fill several folders with!

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So I did my first page and my January page the other day… I never realised quite how many pictures I took.. trying to choose just a select few was a pretty challenging task! Though it was really nice to look back through all my pictures from January and pick a few! I always take loads of pictures but would only really look through them whenever I took the notion or remembered a moment and wanted to have a nosey at what pictures I had took!

For my first page, well here is a picture;

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Just plain and simple really I suppose, has 2015 as that is the year and I plan to do these for a good few years so thought that would be nice and easy to see which is which. the quotes around it is because well, so that it reads “hello 2015, you are simply wonderful”.. I know 2015 is going to be wonderful because I have my perfect little family and I can’t wait for my little man to start to grow & learn, My little girl is going to love whenever he can sit up, play, laugh and everything else that little ones do! A quote from Winnie the pooh

You’re braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.”

I love this little quote and I think it rings true for most people, so its a little feel good quote thats at the front! The pictures are; my whole little family being silly & beautiful as always! Then my two precious little ones who are crazy in love, I couldn’t do this without them, they are just fantastic! ❤

My second page, which is for January & is a double page which I will be doing for each month, or special days etc;

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So obviously, includes pictures from January which include; Charlie Simpson, Me & one of my best friends, my family and so forth! Just pictures that I took in January that made me giggle and had plenty of happy memories along with them! Also a little card where i have written what we did & what the pictures are linked too etc! =]

I hope you guys like them! Do you guys have any pictures of your project life you would like to share? what do you think about this blog post? Like it or lump it? Be honest ;]

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Project Life

I am super excited to start doing a Project Life folder. My sister (http://daydreamingfoodie.com) introduced me to it! She sent me a picture of her first page on whats app, and I instantly knew that I had to do this too! So last night I spent a lot of money buying all these awesome things to do this project life! I am now going to be eagerly awaiting the postman everyday for the next week to get all of my bits for it, then I can get started!

Basically its a thing where you can put pictures, quotes, anything at all that you can think of! I’m going to use mine for a bit o everything and to just keep memories in it, be it quotes, photos, flyers or anything at all!

I thought it would be a lovely thing to do, not only for myself but for my kids too, Whenever they are older they will be able to look through it and see all of the fun things that we did whenever they were little. I think that I am going to do a double page spread for ever month.. but knowing me it will probably end up being a double page for each week!

I got myself this pretty little pink 12″x12″ album, I am super excited for it to arrive, but knowing my luck all the other little bits will come first! Unfortunately I couldn’t order it all of the same website otherwise I would have and then I would know I could get started as soon as it arrives, though I suppose it is good it is all coming from different websites as it means that I can get new bits everyday in the post and enjoy the prettiness day by day rather than all at once!

I have ordered rather a lot of the little cards, because… well I just couldn’t help myself once i had seen all the beautiful options!! who could!

At this rate I’m going to need my own little study to put all my paper cutting things in and all this project life stuff that I have flying its way towards me in the post!

I’m really exited to be able to share my project life with you all whenever I have got it all and have made a little start! Do any of you do/have done a project life thing? I would love to see them if you have! Inspiration is always fab! Also what things would you guys recommend to make mine extra pretty or just things that you guys enjoyed using/putting in yours?

WeeOhana xxx