The #LittleOne Tag – Life According to a 3 Year Old

I was recently tagged by Lauren from Sophie’s Nursery to take part in the #LittleOne tag. It’s a set of questions where you imagine how your little human would answer.

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Without further ado let’s begin…

What’s the best thing about being 3 year old?

The best thing about being a 3 year old is I have two slaves at my beck and call. Like, if I want a yogurt I only have to say “I want a moo-cow oggy” and hey presto, one appears with a spoon. How cool is that! Also, I only have to start crying in public and said slaves will do anything I want, mostly, to get me to stop crying. It works most of the time. One time though it didn’t and they walked away and left me crying on the spot. I nearly called Childline!

I also get to play Dad’s playstation, watch YouTube on Dad’s mobile and also get to ride on his motorobike, only in the garage. He’s more of a slave than mum is. I get to tell everyone when I want a wee or poo, I get to build towers and sandcastles and then knock them down (this annoys Mum) and I get 2 stories at bedtime. What’s not to like about being 3?!

What’s your favourite toy?

My favourite toys are my cars and my two bikes. I have a balance bike and Santa brought me a peddle bike last Christmas. I’m awesome on my balance bike, Mum is actually quite proud of the fact I learned to balance on it before I was 2 and a half. Dad is hoping it leads to a career in motorbike racing.

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I love cars too, particularly those from Disney Cars. Mum and Dad have bought me a few and they are the ones that are never far from my hands. I call Lightening McQueen “Daddy’s Car” as he goes fast like my Daddy’s car does. It’s fast and makes cool noises.

Favourite thing to do?

I love going on my ‘motorbikes’ (balance and peddle bikes), especially in the garden. I also loved going dragon hunting with Mum and Dad to different castles in Wales, where we lived until recently. I’d search the castle and always find its dragon hiding in its cave somewhere. I’m a brilliant dragon hunter!Littleone Tag

Favourite outfit?

I don’t really have a favourite outfit but if I could chose what to wear it would be my KTM hoodie, as Dad and me have KTM bikes, my boots (wellies) and my helmet. Safety first and all that. You have to look the part if you’re going motorbike racing!

Favourite TV programme?

I have a few but my absolute favourite has to be George, Curious George. I love going around answering Mum and Dad with “oo-oo, aa-aa”. I know it drives them insane too. Unfortunately George seems to go on alot of holidays from being on TV as I don’t get to see him as much as I did last year. While he is on holidays I watch alot of Paw Patrol now.

Favourite book?

There are too many to count. The Gruffalo, The Gruffalo’s Child, Room on the Broom and the Elmer stories are my all-time favourites.

Favourite food?

Yogurts (oggies), fruit and mince and mash. This is like lazy cottage pie and I love it. Oh, and I also like spaghetti bolognese, although there have been times I’ve had to close my eyes not to get splashed!Littleone Tag

Favourite song?

Currently it is Three Little Speckled Frogs and No More Monkeys Jumping on the Bed. Dad loves the frogs song. He always says “no songs about frogs” but I sing it anyway. I think it is a ploy to get me to sing it….

What makes you laugh?

When I get Dad to put his nose in my ear and blow gently. It tickles my ear and makes me laugh. I also like when Mum puts me on her back going downstairs and sings Horsey-horsey. The part when she spins around for “wheels go round” spins my belly too and I always laugh. Dad also makes me laugh when we’re Skyping and he disappears from screen only to slowly reappear, not from where I am expecting, or when he pulls funny faces on screen. I love that!

Who do you love and why?

I love Mum & Dad because they love me and we do cool things together, like go dragon hunting. They also buy me nice toys and take me on nice holidays. I also love seeing my Lolo and Nanna because they don’t live near us so they spoil me when I see them. I don’t know how that is going to work out now that we’re moving to live near them in Portugal. My Nan and Grandad too as Nan always makes me special jumpers and Grandad does pointing with his finger and mine on Skype. I also love my dog, although not when he snot-stamps me with his nose or hits me with his tail as he goes past me. I always say “No Aris” to that.

I’m tagging the lovely:

Sharon of Teentweentoddler

Laura of LoopyLouLaura

Kellie of MyLittleBabog

I can’t wait to see what your little ones have to say if you decide to take part (please don’t feel like you have to)! #LittleOne Tag

Tenerife Day 8: 30/12/2016

We were up for 7.30 so got washed and dressed before having breakfast, our last of our Christmas holiday. While I got on with the final bits of packing, BattleKid watched the Lion Guard. Thank god for Disney Junior. I also managed to finish my book too, a first in a long time. I don’t get the chance to read books much these days unless it’s in bed before sleep.

We checked out at 11am and left our luggage in the luggage room at reception as we had a while to wait for the taxi to the airport. We headed to the themed restaurant at the sea front for a cuppa and some cakes. BattleKid also had a final play in the playground.

At 12.15 we asked reception to call a taxi and were still waiting 30 minutes later. It was a bit ridiculous. BattleKid fell asleep and stayed asleep until we had checked in for our flight at 1.20 and headed through security. I had kept an eye on the departures of Bristol Airport and thankfully our plane had left on time from the UK so we were looking good for a better time of it than our journey to Tenerife.

We got through security no problem and went to find somewhere for lunch. We had plenty of time before our flight was due to take off so found a seat in O’Leary’s bar and had a rather nice lunch. After eating up, BattleKid insisted on having a ride on one of the amusement cars. It combined a ride with a photo, but typically he was looking down when the camera took the picture. What a waste of money!Tenerife Holiday Diaries Day 8

We walked around the airport, getting a few bits for the plane before heading to our gate when called. However boarding was delayed until 16.45, 15 minutes after our departure time. So much for getting home on time. We then sat on the plane until the doors finally closed at 5.10pm. The captain made an announcement after the doors closed to say they had been on the ground for 2 hours and he had been calling for passengers since 4.10pm! For some reason there was congestion in the terminal and although he and our plane were ready for an on time departure, the ground staff couldn’t get their act together! We took off at 5.28 and had a few snacks on the plane to tide us over.

BattleKid fell asleep on the way home from the airport and we transferred him straight to bed when we got home in the hope Santa would make a special delivery that night as we’d not been home Christmas Eve. And he did!

Although we enjoyed some quality time together, it wasn’t quite the holiday we had hoped for. We came away feeling quite disappointed and let down, particularly where the hotel and pool were concerned. I somehow don’t think we’ll be going away for Christmas again, unless it is to Ireland to spend it with family. Would I recommend Tenerife as a destination? Yes, but I would stay in a bigger resort where there are more things to see and do. I wouldn’t recommend our hotel for Christmas or any other time of the year. It needs some serious updating and a face lift.

Thanks for reading our Tenerife Holiday Diaries.

Cath x

Tenerife Day 7: 29/12/2016

As per usual, we were up before 7 so pottered around before getting dressed and going downstairs for breakfast. After filling our bellies we headed for the nearest pharmacy to get some cream for BattleKid who by this stage was tearing itchy, especially along his neckline!

The pharmacist confirmed it was heat rash and off we went back to the hotel with the sole purpose of trying to keep his mind off the itch. It reminded me of our damn chicken pox episode in Lanzarote a few years ago!

We stopped at the playground and let BattleKid run around for a while before heading up to our room to allow me to start packing us. BattleKid chilled out on the sofa with Disney Junior on the TV for a while and then playing with his stickers. I usually reserve them for the plane but this was an exceptional circumstance.Tenerife Holiday Diaries Day 7

We went for lunch just before 1 before heading back to our room. We had hoped to spend some time beside the pool but the breeze was just too much and we knew BattleKid would want to get in and end up freezing again. The cold wind against wet skin just wasn’t worth the hassle of trying to get him out of the pool. So we forwent the pool which was a shame. Had the pool been properly heated like advertised we’d have spent a lot more time in it.

After mostly packing us I read for a bit before having a snooze on the bed. BattleKid even got 20 minutes himself. Gone are the days of 2 hour marathon naps and boy do I miss them!

Our usual nightly routine of showers, dinner, bedtime and Mr Robot rounded off our last night in Tenerife. It had been a bit of a mixed holiday all round. Strange to be away at Christmas, nice to see some of the island and go to Loro Parque. Epic in terms of making a huge decision about our family’s future but disappointed with the hotel and non-heated pool situations.

Home day tomorrow.

Cath x

20/52 My Sunday Photo: 14/05/2017

Well, we just about made it. Leaving at 11.10am Tuesday morning from South Wales, we finally arrived at my parents place near Tavira at 6.10pm Thursday evening. Road trip to Portsmouth, 24 hours to Santander and then 13 hours on the road through Spain to Portugal. But we’re here and it’s sunny, reminding us why we made the decision to up sticks and move us, child, dog and belongings over 1000 miles.
I have to say the ferry was quite a nice trip. We didn’t really get bored, there was plenty to do in between seeing and sorting the dog. Each child’s meal comes with a Brittany Ferries goodie bag and between them and his new Leap Pad Epic, BattleKid was well sorted. More to come about our trip down soon. Hope you’ve all had a nice week and weekend so far.
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Tenerife Day 6: 28/12/2016

We were up by 7am and had decided to make the most of having a car by going out and doing something we were sure BattleKid would enjoy. I packed our change bag for the day and after having breakfast we headed straight for the car to head to the north of the island and our destination: Loro Parque in Puerto Cruz.

I can tell you that I did not enjoy the journey there. The roads are very twisty and turny as you head up the side of the mountain, and then descend it as you head towards Puerto Cruz. I actually felt very sick during the journey and was worried about BattleKid, although he seemed fine.

We arrived about an hour and a half after we left and parked within the car park of Loro Parque itself at a cost of €4. There is some free parking on the road outside of Loro Parque but you have to be lucky to get it.

We joined the queue and paid €34 each, BattleKid was free, and we were in. Sneakily you  have to pass some staff with cameras by some parrots to get your picture taken, but we didn’t bother buying them at the end of the day. But you cannot avoid them at all!Tenerife Holiday Diaries Day 6

We initially passed a number of bird enclosures with the most amazingly coloured parakeets and parrots. We also passed the gorilla enclosure and after that we headed towards the penguin house. This was the most amazing penguin house I’d ever seen.

When we had finished with them we checked the times of the animal shows and saw that there was an orca show due soon so headed towards that. Attending the show brought about mixed feelings for me. I haven’t seen Black Fish and don’t agree with such beautiful creatures being enclosed in a watery jail but at the same time it was amazing to see them. Such beautiful, intelligent creatures. I just wish they were free in the ocean where they belong.

From there we passed the beautiful white Siberian tiger before seeing Chimps, other moneys and many, many more birds. The array of birds at Loro Parque is quite something. Lunchtime was looming so we found a seat at a grill restaurant and had good food. It made a nice change to be served nice food at a zoo and it wasn’t too expensive either for what we had. Poor BattleKid was closing his eyes while eating his spaghetti to avoid being splashed in his eyes haha!Tenerife Holiday Diaries Day 6

After lunch we saw the flamingo’s en-route to the aquarium, which also had some different species of shark. We had pretty much seen everything we had wanted to including sloths, tortoise, otters, crocodiles and various types of monkeys. At 2pm we decided to head back to the south of the island, this time passing through El Teide National Park and seeing the mountain from the other side. It took us almost 3 hours to get back to the hotel but the scenery was absolutely stunning so it more than made up for it. Snow-capped mountains and snow banks on the side of the roads made way for drier land as we descended the mountain. Along parts of the journey back you’d swear we were in Utah or somewhere similar.Tenerife Holiday Diaries Day 6

The twisty roads were reminiscent of the Alps or the Rockies and it was certainly unexpected scenery. Again the twisty roads made me feel nauseous. BattleKid napped for over an hour on the journey home. But we were glad we took the different route home to see more of the middle of Tenerife Island.

When we got back we had our showers and got ready for my birthday dinner in the themed restaurant out at the sea front where we’d had tea and cakes after our morning walk a few days before.

The meal theme was Chinese/Oriental and it was a nice change from the usual buffet things on offer in the main restaurant.

After dinner we visited the playground on our way back and once BattleKid was settled we watched another Mr Robot (with quite a shocking end) before heading to bed ourselves. I had a bad night with BattleKid due to him itching his way through most of the night with a heat rash. He always seems to suffer with one. He’ll have to get used to it when we are permanently in the sun!

Pop by tomorrow for our last full day in Tenerife.

Cath x