Friday, 15 January 2021

Review: Twistii

Dark mornings are something I really hate, especially when I have to walk the boys to school. Being a Beaver Leader also means being out in the dark whether that is on camp, running a meeting in the winter or just being at a leaders meeting. Also as the mum of a Cub I would be walking to his meeting drop off and back home as daddy would do the end of meeting pick up.

When face to face scouting went back last September for us, we had to meet outdoors due to the covid policies. One of the things we asked the young people to bring with them was a headtorch. As the nights got darker we would need the extra light from them outside.


Thats where Twistii comes in! Twisti is a USB rechargeable torch you wear on your wrist that allows you to be hands free! It is operated by the button in the middle. One press and the front and back lights come on, press again and the white lights stay on, press a third time and the front and back lights are in flashing warning mode, then when you press for the forth time all the lights go out. The torch moves through 360 degrees so you can point this where its needed!

A full charge of the battery should give you 60+ minutes of front and back lights, 90+ minutes of front lights only and 180+ minutes of warning lights.


The Twistii comes on a snap band which I think is fantastic as it will fit even the smallest of wrists like mine and also James. This also means the Twisting can stand independently!

I was so looking forward to trying this during one of our Beaver sessions, but due to the current circumstances we are currently running all sessions online. However I did test it out on the school run when it was still pretty dark when leaving our house. Then as I wa getting ready to test it on the school run, we were put into national lockdown and only allowed to leave the house for essential shopping.

However this has been tested in our house without the lights on and I absolutely love it! This is such a good idea and I know it will come in so handy in the future when we are allowed to do face to face scouting and camps again!

**We were sent this product free of charge in exchange for this review**

Monday, 11 January 2021

Living Arrows 2021 2/52

Welcome to the first post of Living Arrows 2021. This is the fourth year I have taken part in this linky and I love taking part each week! If you haven't heard of the linky before, This was set up by Donna at What the Redhead Said and the name comes from the poem by Kahlil Gibran "You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth" 


Each week I share one photograph of James and one of Freddie and share what they have been up to.

So last week was meant to be the first the first week back at school after the Christmas holiday. The boys got back for one day before the Prime Minister put the country back into national lockdown. The boys were heartbroken. 

The rest of the week was spent getting to grips with home remote learning online! We did however get some snow which the boys loved!




Monday, 4 January 2021

Living Arrows 2021 1/52

 Welcome to the first post of Living Arrows 2021. This is the fourth year I have taken part in this linky and I love taking part each week! If you haven't heard of the linky before, This was set up by Donna at What the Redhead Said and the name comes from the poem by Kahlil Gibran "You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth" 


Each week I share one photograph of James and one of Freddie and share what they have been up to.

Last week was still school holidays so we spent most of it chilling out at home. James even managed to stay awake to see in new year! Freddie then spent most of New years say in his Red Arrows light suit making us call him Red Ten!




Thursday, 31 December 2020

Living Arrows 2020 week 52/52

 

Welcome to the final post of Living Arrows 2020! This is the third year I have taken part in this linky and I love taking part each week! If you haven't heard of the linky before, This was set up by Donna at What the Redhead Said and the name comes from the poem by Kahlil Gibran "You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth" 


Each week I share one photograph of James and one of Freddie and share what they have been up to.

So this was Christmas week. The boys were hutterley spoilt but it was so nice spending time together and seeing them smile after the last year!






Thursday, 24 December 2020

The Siblings Project 2020 - December

 Ad so it is December and the final siblings post of 2020! These were taken one night after school when the boys were messing around with a huge box!


And so we have reached the end of the 2020 siblings project. Look out for a review of 2020 coming!

Living Arrows 2020 week 51/52

Welcome to Living Arrows 2020! This is the third year I have taken part in this linky and I love taking part each week! If you haven't heard of the linky before, This was set up by Donna at What the Redhead Said and the name comes from the poem by Kahlil Gibran "You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth" 


Each week I share one photograph of James and one of Freddie and share what they have been up to during the previous week.

This was the boys last week of term before Christmas. They both had a Christmas party which they loved! James also had an online zoom party with Cubs!




Sunday, 20 December 2020

Living Arrows 2020 Week 50/52

 Welcome to Living Arrows 2020! This is the third year I have taken part in this linky and I love taking part each week! If you haven't heard of the linky before, This was set up by Donna at What the Redhead Said and the name comes from the poem by Kahlil Gibran "You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth"

This week James had a cooking session with Cubs on Zoom! 

Freddie had to learn the Christmas story as part of his homework.