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Monday, 1 May 2017

Picnics with Littles and Minene


I always dreamt of picnics in the park with my family, and luckily for me, we live in a city with an abundance of parks.
We're also very much into getting outdoors at the moment and making the most of the beautiful weather we're having recently.

So last weekend we decided to head out for the afternoon and have a little picnic in Palmerston Park in Southampton, one of our favourite spots at the moment. It's filled with pretty flowers and plenty of shady trees, perfect for sitting under and letting Henry have a crawl around. After a quick stop in M&S for supplies we were ready for an afternoon in the sunshine.




We've also recently added to our picnic repertoire with this gorgeous activity mat* from Minene which combines style with functionality. The activity mat is perfect for setting up a picnic on, with a waterproof underside, and soft sensory toys attached to keep little hands entertained. It all comes in its own bag which fits perfectly over the handle bars of our pushchair.





Henry's determined face in the above photo literally made my day when I was putting together this post so obviously I had to share it! 




These boys of mine love their food! 



Of course no picnic would be complete without some baby throwing, and baby escaping!



And finally, total picnic abandonment!! Seriously though, this is one really great and versatile blanket. It's such high quality, and although a little on the pricier side, I think it's well worth the cost as it is so well made and looks like it can stand any amount of small person torture! It survived a rampant 10 month old, which is more than can be said about our jaffa cakes (yep, Henry got in them and we didn't realise until there was chocolate on his foot!) It's 100% coming with us on every trip out, and I'm really looking forward to taking it to the beach with us when we go out for our staycations this year! That waterproof bottom looks perfect for protecting against sand too! 

Grab your own on their website

*Press sample provided in exchange for review, all opinions, as always, are my own. 
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