BritMums Rice Krispies Colouring Fun #ColourMeInRK


My little boy loves colouring and crafting in general, so when I heard about BritMums #ColourMeInRK Challenge with Kellogg’s, I had to get little man involved.

Unfortunately I couldn’t get hold of a special box of Rice Krispies to colour in, so we printed one from Rice Krispies website. I must say the page is great for colouring templates, very handy especially during summer holidays.

Luckily we are on holiday at the moment, so little man is colouring in his Rice Krispies picture directly from Brazil. Even though we are away and there are lots to see, it is nice to put your feet up after a busy day swimming.

That’s where colouring and drawing activities come in handy; your children can have fun while you relax – Great!

I will be downloading more activity sheets for little man once we get back home.

He had a lot of fun colouring Snap, Crackle and Pop, so we will check out the other 7 drawing templates available online.

This is our entry for BritMums #ColourMeInRK competition, sponsored by Kellogg’s. Why don’t you also have go at it? It’s a very enjoyable challenge!


Joys of Swimming


I should start by saying that I always loved swimming! My mum enrolled me and my brother in swimming lessons when we were young and, ever since, I love being in the water, playing with my friends and swimming. I’ve entered a few swimming competitions as a child, but I’ve only won bronze, my brother used to swim very fast and get loads of gold medals.

I’m from Brazil, a tropical country, so there is nothing better than jumping in the pool to cool down in a hot day. Unfortunately we didn’t leave close to the coast in Brazil, so we only went to the seaside on summer holidays. However my parents took us swimming every opportunity, at least once a week.

Since I moved to London, nearly 10 years ago, I have only been swimming a few times. I don’t think it helps the fact that it’s either cold or raining in England! No, I’m not complaining, but I’m from a hot climate, around 30-35C during the Summer and 20-25C in the Winter, and I’m still not used to the English weather!

My little boy’s first swimming experience was in our holiday in Cyprus when he was only 5 months old. He loved being in the water and it brough back memories of when I was a child and my mum used to take me swimming. You can see my little baby chilling in the baby float. It was our first holiday as a family and we all had a great time!

The following year, we were lucky to be able to take our little boy to Brazil so he could experience the hot weather and meet my grandmother, uncles and cousins. As he was a bit older, he was able to swim on his own and he loved splashing in the water!

He was swimming in his car boat and having a blast. We struggled to take little man out of the pool when it was starting to get dark. If we let him, he would have stayed in the water during our whole holiday!

As summer is approaching, I will be taking my little boy swimming more often. I got a new swimsuit for myself and trunks for little man. Swimming is a great exercise, low impact and perfect to exercise all muscles. I felt very relaxed when we went swimming a few weeks ago, little man thoroughly enjoyed it, so we are definitely coming back soon!

Swimming is great and the joys of swimming are countless! 🙂

This is my entry for the BritMums Joy of Swimming Competition, sponsored by British Gas.

You can also start swimming! Would you like a free swim? British Gas Free Swims for Britain programme, simply visit British Gas now to swim for free. The offer is valid until 30th August 2012.

Piggy Bank Tale!

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Right, so now I officially have a blog!

I have been wanting a blog for quite some time, but I always try and delay it.

I suppose now it’s the time as I really want to enter (and possibly win) BritMums Piggy Bank Tales competition, sponsored by Virgin Money.

I would like to share my Piggy Bank Tale:

Before having a family, I didn’t understand the meaning of having to save money, however now I am fully aware of it! I am always checking our bank account and bills to make sure that we are not in debt.

My tip to survive the credit crunch would be to use your imagination to entertain the kids in a small budget.

We always try and have cheap days out, taking our packed lunch and going to free places.

As the weather is getting better and spring is here, it’s so much fun going to the part – and it’s Free!

Before heading to the park, you could go to a local supermarket and buy a packet of 4-6 ice creams. They are usually the same price that you would pay for a single ice cream in the park – saving you money!

Alternatively, you could have fun at home, in your own garden. We usually invite Paulo’s little cousins round and they have a great time in the garden. Paulo is the one on the left and his cousins in the picture on the side.

My little one also enjoys going to big toy stores so we can take him there for an hour or so. While we browse the shop, he tries the toys and has so much fun – and it’s Free!

We are trying to save in the daily basis just to make sure that our finances are ok and we are not in debt. Unfortunately we are unable to put some money away for the future, but hopefully soon!

Please note that this post is my entry for the BritMums Piggy Bank Tales competition, sponsored by Virgin Money.

Please let me know your piggy bank tales too!

Thank you! 🙂 x