School’s been out for over a week now.
I haven’t blogged about it as I have hardly been home. Two trips to Wales and one to Shropshire has meant my virtual home has been abandoned somewhat.
No phone/internet signal, for me, in either of those locations.
I like to schedule the school holidays. If you quantify the amount of holidays children have, there aren’t that many until they’re too cool to hang out with Mom.
Today we are off to Warwick Castle, with some gratis tickets a friend gave me. I love mixing education and fun…win-win!
Memories of my own school holidays include getting to watch Kids TV. As a child of the Seventies there was no video, DVD or round-the-clock Disney channel. TV was still a treat in those days.
My favourite was ‘Why Don’t You?’.
Watching back the clip you can kind of see where I was headed…
Another Seventies classic, albeit a toy this time, was Swingball. I always wanted, but alas never had, a Swingball set.
Fortunately my Kids were brought one this Summer – hurrah! They were playing it as Andy Murray won Wimbledon.
Which brings me onto the giveaway today.
The lovely people at Argos have a First Swingball to give away to a reader.
It’s exactly the same as ours.
You Guys know me. I only recommend products and retailers I myself use. And as usual I was in no way compensated for this post – I just thought it’d be fun!
This is a great product.The simplicity of it – is the beauty of it.
So easy to assemble (it’s weighted down with water or sand), transport and pack away. You can use it in the garden, on holiday, at a friends…etc…
The above photos of ours were taken on a Welsh campsite!
It’s been a big hit (pardon the pun) at Chez Wright!
If you fancy winning one for your Kids (or yourself – who am I to judge? ;-)) then please leave a comment. Personally I’d love to hear what your favourite schools-out activity was as a child, but if you’re not feeling inspired today feel free to just put ‘enter me I’m in the UK’.
Which reminds me – this is a UK giveaway only. However if you live overseas and know someone in the UK, you can nominate them to receive the Swingball!
Please have your comments in by 5.30pm 1st August 2013. The winner will be drawn by a random generator at 6pm that day. The winner will be announced on my Facebook page by 7pm that evening, and also will be included in Friday’s No Waste Tastes Great post here at the blog.
Oh, and please read the T&C’s below! Thank you!