Glow bath

How do you brighten up a dull winter evening? With a glow bath of course! I've been wanting to try this for ages but got a bit stuck over all the technicalities of it; I couldn't find a black light and I wasn't sure about pouring the contents of flourescent markers and glow sticks into the bath water etc. In the end I got bored of waiting to get it just perfect and we simply lit a few glow sticks and turned out the lights - I'm sure it was just as much fun as any of the more elaborate set ups. The kidlets were blown away by the magical light and played happily until long after the bath water had gone cold.


Once they had gotten over their awe they started to experiment with making patterns in the air by waving the sticks, naturally this quickly progressed into throwing them and before we knew it we where being hit in the heads by glowing missiles flying left right and centre. It was certainly a memorable bath time - we will most definitely be doing this again - although possibly while wearing head protection.




Snow snow snow.. So much snow! We've just returned from a lovely few days up in the mountains. It was wonderful to get away and spend some quality time with friends and our lovely little ones.  

Is there anything more magical than the way in which snow transforms a landscape? Except possibly for the looks on the children's faces when they look out of the window in the morning and see that IT SNOWED!!!! 

I think that just being up in the snow would have been enough for me but as an added bonus we even managed a bit childcare tag team-ing to allow us all a bit of free time for snowboarding.


Ella and her little friend had a go at skiing (the size of their skis and boots was alarmingly cute) and both did so so well. It was amazing to watch their confidence grow and see their pride in all their acheivements. We were pretty proud of them too and it made the enormous effort involved in getting everyone dressed and ready and down to the ski slopes completely worth it!

We built snowmen, made snow angels and caught snowflakes on our tongues. There was also plenty of tobogganing although not enough for some and too much for others