Monday 25 November 2013

Center Parcs Family Blogger Club November challenge; an Autumn poem and video!

I will have to admit that I was gutted when our last video entry to be part of the Center Parcs Family Blogger Club didn't quite make it to the top of the pile (who knows, maybe it was at the bottom, but shush, let's pretend it was a close call?!)
You cannot believe how much effort and careful timing it took to persuade both girls into the bath, at the same time, in their swimming costumes (but baths are for bathing mummy?!). Still, it looked like they were having fun I think.

Luckily for us, the fab people over at Tots 100 and Center Parcs have decided to give us all another go at being part of the Center Parcs Family Blogger Club! This time they requested that we write a poem about Autumn. Now, anybody who knows me will know that poetry is not my strong point, but I wasn't going to let that put me off encouraging the girls to have a go.

With the poem I also wanted to share some video (two vids actually, they were having so much fun!) of the girls doing what they love best on sunny autumnal days:

Autumn is definitely our favourite time of year,
partly because it's when Christmas draws near.

The leaves start falling down to the ground,
and we scramble to see if wellies can be found.

Leaf jumping in autumn is our favourite thing,
we love all the fun and happiness it can bring.

We pick up handfuls and throw them about,
and everyone can hear our squeals and our shouts.

We gather all the leaves into a really big pile,
and then we just look at each other and smile.

We run to the middle and jump up and down,
and end up covered in leaves red, green and brown.

Finally we collapse on to the leaves in a heap,
and pretend to our mummy that we've gone to sleep!

We were also asked to say which of the tips from their resident nature expert and Conservation Ranger (Emma) we liked best. Personally I thought they were all good (wink, wink) but if I have to pick one I'd go for number 2, play outside. Crunching leaves definitely inspires my girls and puts smiles on their faces!

I can't go without leaving you with a little photo collage of all our fun:
And one from the year before too, just to prove it wasn't a one-off!!

This is my entry to the Center Parcs and Tots 100 November challenge. If I'm chosen, I would like to visit Elveden Forest.


  1. I just love Autumn leaves, nearly as much as the littlies. Lovely pics and well done on the poem, it sums up the leaf love perfectly...good luck with the competition :) (I've entered too, I know I went last year but I would so love to go again)

  2. well Good Luck to you again too then! Just name me as your stand-in if you do get picked please?! I love autumn too - the red colours are my favourites, and that blends nicely into Christmas :)


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