I have been a huge Volkswagen fan since I bought my very first car in 2001. A Silver 4 door VW Polo. I thought it was the best thing ever and was devestated when I had to sell it a few years later to fund my overseas adventure. On returning I purchased a blue 2 door VW Polo and again cruised the streets of Sydney without a care in the world! Just me and the blue beast!
In 2008 I fell pregnant and upgraded to a white VW Golf which was a super comfy and reliable car and carried around my first born! I guess you can say I am a VW girl at heart!
Fast forward 8 years and Of course when asked to test drive the New VW Tiguan I jumped at the opportunity!
I’ve been driving the Tiguan Comfortline with optional luxury package, and it really was easy to forget I was driving a family car… it has so many luxuries! Leather seats, roomy boot, electric Windows, keyless access, panoramic electric sunroof and damn nice to look at! and drive!! The cruise was super comfy. A quiet engine, slick feel and all the latest safety features as well as plenty of room for the kids!
I may have shed a tear dropping Tiggy back (the kids named the Tiguan), however, we are currently in the market for a new car so this may only be see you later, not goodbye!
For more info check out website //new-tiguan.volkswagenaustralia.com.au
A picture perfect day for our Sculptures by the Sea walk (Tamarama to Bondi).
We were lucky enough to be invited by Hyundai to take advantage of their special service which was to pick us up from home in one of their 7 Seater Santa Fe models (kids car seats and all) and drive us to Tamarama to explore this years exciting exhibits.
There is a Hyundai pick up and drop off point at Tamarama and Bondi which shuttles tired legs back and forth if you have seen enough one way. This service is perfect for families when the kids are tired and walking any longer may result in meltdown mode!!
The kids were so excited to see the amazing Rhinoceros sculpture and giant Haviana thong in the sand! We wondered around Tama for a bit and took in all the wonderful sculptures, I really liked the Bob Cat which had pink paint sculpted as if it was falling onto the floor in the shape of Australia (my son pointed the map bit out to me)!
We slowly made our way along the cliff face (and I mean slowly! I knew the pram was not a good idea and the stairs proved me right) if you can avoid this then is better to all walk!
Always more amazing sculptures at Marks Park! And of course The Grounds Pop Up cafe!! We walked Bondi promenade taking in the stunning day and enjoyed a delicious lunch at The Bucket List. I had heard so much about this place and the vibe, view and food made me realise why Sydney is so good!
A few pina coladas down and possibly the best fish tacos ever consumed (great kids menu too) we were happy as pigs in mud!
When we were ready our driver picked us up out the front of the restaurant and drove us to our door! Seriously! What a day! a) my worst nightmare is driving to Bondi to find a park! Solved! b) Walking to find your car with kids crying to find a parking fine! Solved! C) not being able to drive because you may have had a few Piña Coladas…solved! Love it Hyundai! Thankyou!
I’m loving the World Explorers initiative exclusive to Woolworths! Not only is it fun to collect the 56 flip cards and stickers but so informative and educational for the kids!
Also available is the Collectors Album which is divided into 7 regions – Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, North America, Oceana and South America. Each card contains interesting facts about Culture, history, cuisine etc.
The kids and I had a ball learning about the different ways people live and eat and matching the stickers to the World map so they can visually see where the regions are and people come from.
We had a few little cooking sessions, choosing a card and creating a meal that best describes the place. One night we picked Italy and made pizza together, the kids helped me decorate and bake.. We also had a Sushi day in honour of Japan which we shared with my Sister and Niece.They swapped cards, we talked about where the food came from and showed them how to use chopsticks.
The little Explorers loved looking through the cards and learning about culture and Geography the fun way!
There are lots of fun activities inside the album too! Keeping the kids busy, interested and learning. I’m just hoping we can share the one album and cards with all 3 kids!!
If you follow my Instagram, you will be no stranger to Laikonik. I have shared Josephine’s beautiful Once a Year books here before and am happy to share the new stunning gold foil Memory Book collection too.
The Memory book is not just for the kids but also anniversaries, weddings or any moments you want to keep together. You can insert your favourite photos and create your own stories (also adding special dates or memories on the reverse of each page). I like the idea of a family holidays keepsake.
The books are acid free, packed in a beautiful wooden box and handcrafted in Australia….. The new gold foil horse or bird print would look perfect under the Xmas tree too!!
Stay tuned for a stunning giveaway I will be hosting this month featuring the gold collection.
For more info check out Laikonik ! X b