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Joanne and the girly gang review family days out around the UK and beyond, with a little help from their friends.

Team Honk 2019 Four and a Half Peaks Challenge for Comic Relief

The 4 and a bit Peak District Challenge with Team Honk for Comic Relief

Team Honk is back!

This week I will be part of a team trekking 26 miles up,across, and down the Peak District. We estimate it should take about ten hours. The most I’ve walked recently is two hours, and we stopped to have a little picnic halfway through, so this should be fun!

Team Honk 2019 Four and a Half Peaks Challenge for Comic Relief

Team Honk is a collective of bloggers that get together annually to do something challenging to raise money for Comic Relief so they can support projects both here in the UK and in Africa. In the past, we have raised in excess of £80,000 through a mix of blogging, and physical challenges such as 2014’s baton relay, and 2015’s Danceathon at Wembley Arena. Thank you to everyone that sponsored us for these events – you really have made a difference.

On Saturday 9th March, we will be setting off at around 6am on our 26-mile epic ramble. We hope to make it to the end before dark. There will be blisters, there will be ice-packs, and hopefully, lots more money raised for plenty of good causes.

A couple of years ago, we were privileged enough to be allowed to visit a project that Comic Relief has supported. Dynamix Youth Club in East Yorkshire used the money to part-pay for the running costs of their youth club for young adults with disabilities. It really was a worthwhile project and one that most people will never need to know about. You can read more about our visit at:https://kidsdaysoutreviews.co.uk/red-nose-day-local-project-dynamix-youth-club/ 

The Team Honk projects we have joined in and reported on…..

This latest challenge will probably be my biggest yet for Team Honk. The relay race required me to cycle this distance, but it was all flat and was over in about four hours. And even though I did the danceathon in a tutu (which was hard work as you can imagine), it was *only* six hours. This walk this weekend might just kill me. Not even kidding.

To learn more about the work that Comic Relief do, check out their website. https://www.comicrelief.com/what-your-money-does

To sponsor Team Honk, please visit https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/the-4-and-a-bit-peak-district-challenge We have an initial target of £1000 and we are almost there before we’ve put on a single walking boot. We’d love to smash this over the weekend and add even more to the Comic Relief pot.

On the day, you can follow our progress by following #TeamHonk on Instagram and Twitter – please do come and see what we are up to and which one of us has started to cry first *hint, it might be me!*. We might also need one of you to call out the rescue team so if you could be on alert, that would be marvellous, thank you.

If you want to run your own fundraising event, check out the Comic Relief website for ideas and free downloads – https://www.comicrelief.com/rednoseday/fundraising/free-downloads

Smart Phone Solution Bicycle First Aid Kit

Review: Smart Phone Solution Bicycle First Aid Kit

SJ Works have kindly sent me a Smart Phone First Aid Kit for my bicycle to try out. It’s a first aid kit which attaches to my bike and also has a pouch for my phone. It’s a good addition to our cycling kit. Luckily, we’ve not needed it so far this year, but I look forward to getting out and about on my bike in the new year where hopefully, I won’t need it either. But better safe than sorry!

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Finding out about X-Rays at Thackray Medical Museum

Thackray Medical Museum, Leeds, West Yorkshire

Thackray Medical Museum is in Leeds in West Yorkshire, in the building that was once the Leeds Union Workhouse. It was re-opened in 1997 as a medical museum by the Thackray family, founders of a world-famous medical supplies company – the building once manufactured hip replacement joints and instruments for renowned hip replacement pioneer Sir John Charnley. It now houses exhibits of medical history and is a great place to learn about medicine and its impact on modern life.

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21Sep/18
Morwellham Quay Cargo Boat

Morwellham, Tavistock, Devon

It might have been over 20 years since I left, but I’m a Devon girl at heart. So taking my kids home for a week every summer always takes me back to my childhood. Morwellham Quay was a staple day out when I was growing up. If we had visitors we took them there, School trips took us there with our friends. And if there was a weekend where we were at a bit of a loss for something to do, it was the perfect place to while away a day.

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21Sep/18
Helly Hansen Duffel Bag 30l

Review: Helly Hansen Duffel Bag 30litre from Marine Superstore

You know you’re a mum of girls when every decent bag, no matter the style, gets snaffled and you end up having to lug your bits around in a Tesco bag for life. My good travel bag mysteriously vanished last year only to turn up with daughter number 1’s clothes in it on holiday. Marine Superstore understand my plight, and they have very kindly sent me a Helly Hansen Duffel Bag 30l. Thank you!

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19Aug/18
OUTXE Rugged power bank review

Review: OUTXE Rugged Power Bank 20000mAh

OUTXE have sent us an OUTXE Rugged Power Bank to help us on our travels and we’ve spent the last few weeks trying it out. I have to say that this is not on the compact side when it comes to power banks, but its size and weight is representative of the power it can hold. This is more than the single-charge lightweight power bank you keep in your handbag just in case. I never really did girly, which is a good job!

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13Aug/18
CBBC Summer Social Liverpool Croxteth Park

CBBC Summer Social 2018, Croxteth Park, Liverpool

On 5th August, we headed over to Croxteth Hall in Liverpool to join in the BBC’s biggest ever children’s event – the CBBC Summer Social 2018. It promised to be three days of CBBC fun with celebrity entertainment and lots to do for children of all ages.

The bill included Union J, The Next Step, Junior Frood, the Merseygirls, Shrek the Musical, and tots’ favourite Mr Tumble. There were also chances to meet your favourite stars at meet and greets, and lots of free and paid attractions such as football training sessions with Liverpool FC and Everton.
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