Bunchems – Bunches of Fun!

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These school holidays we have spent a few days at home, which has resulted in kids who just want to play on devices and me confiscating them!  So when a package arrived in the post that contained a new toy, my two youngest kids ages 5 and 10 couldn’t wait to get their hands on the box.

Introducing Bunchems!

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Bunchems are funny little plastic balls that stick together, just by squishing them! No need for glue or sticky tape here (I need shares in those companies) Also no hard corners to tread on in the dark, hooray!

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My daughter being the crafty girl she is quickly got the hang of them and began creating.  At first she began following the instructions which resulted in some seriously cute creations.

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My little fella loved all the accessories that came in the pack and had a go at making a snake.

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Isn’t he so cute! He is definitely my favourite!

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After a while they began to come up with their own creations, which is pretty much endless!

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Isn’t the sun adorable?!

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After a while even the big kid joined in the fun….

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As we were packing up the Bunchems from the kitchen table my youngest made a hat….How angelic! 

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Needless to say the Bunchems didn’t stay in the box very long and were brought out again the next day for some more creative fun!  What would you create with a bunch of Bunchems?

Family Holiday Part 4 – Mmmm Coffee The Philip Island Edition

The temperature was forecast to be over 40° so we decided to visit The Nobbies Centre, take a look at the Antarctic Journey which is a new attraction (and nice and cool) and have a look at Seal Rock.  The Antarctic journey had interesting facts, experiments and a cool room that simulates the temperature in Antarctica.  We spent some time looking around and then thought was that it? Till we realised there was another side to the exhibition which had giant tv screens with beautiful filming and imagery and a virtual screen where you can appear next to animals.  That was a hit with the kids and they spent quite a while jumping around next to invisible animals!!

We took a walk around the rocks but the heat and walking was getting to my youngest so we stopped to have a rest.  We ended the day with a burnt bbq and tried to sleep through the heat.

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After the hot day came some rain.  We headed to the Koala Conservation Centre.  As far as the attractions went this was probably the least favourite as we quickly walked round the boardwalks, and couldn’t really get very close to the Koalas for a very good look. Also the rain  made us return to the car sooner than we would have, if it had been fine.  We decided to go find some afternoon tea, I had spied a coffee shop down the main street in Cowes and went to see if it was open.

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Introducing Molly Moo & Tilly Bear

You can probably see why it caught my eye….all the vintage goodness.

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There were games for the kids to play while we had a coffee and the kids had milkshakes.  Just look at that napkin holder! LOVE

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Sadly we visited on our last day so we only got to go once 🙁 but the coffee was delicious and loved the atmosphere of the shop.  Highly recommended.

As it was our last night, I had wanted to try and catch a sunset but unfortunately it didn’t really happen. Still got a few photos anyway!

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Family Holiday Part 3 – Churchill Island Heritage Farm

My favourite part of our visit to Philip Island was Churchill Island Farm

We arrived at lunchtime and grabbed a bite to eat before we went off exploring, sadly while we were waiting for our lunch we missed the ride around the farm but we saw the rest of the activities which run one after the other.  First we saw a cow being milked.  The kids weren’t real keen to have a go!  Next we watched a couple of sheep being shawn.

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After that we watched the man doing some whip cracking.  He was fabulous, what a true Aussie character!  Daddy even had a go!

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We explored the historic buildings and watched the dogs rounding up the sheep.

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Just as we were about to leave I realised we hadn’t seen the Highland cows that were all over the advertising material.  The cows paddock was on the outside of the entry gate, I’m glad we looked around or I would have missed them!  They are so cute!!

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We finished the day off with ice creams on the beach and some thong throwing for entertainment!

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