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BritMums Little Adventures Challenge with Barny

by S1m

We have never hidden the fact we love to go on adventures, the fact that my daughter is ridiculously curious about everything makes our adventures even more fun!

Recently, having been included to take part in the Brit Mums Barny Challenge, we were sent packs of the new Barny sponge bars – the bear shaped snacks which are individually packed with 5 in a box, very handy for including in school lunch packs! The fact they are shaped as bears makes the sponge cake bars even more yummy according to Mini Me! There are two variants of sponge bears with a hidden milk flavoured centre and also a hidden chocolate centre. Not only are the Barny bears perfect for lunchboxes… but also little adventurers too! Especially as they contain no artificial colours or artificial preservatives.


My daughter appears to have a fascination of snails. Weirdly enough she loves them, gives them names, lettuce leaves and encourages them to ‘come out and play’. I think there is a reason they stay in their shells! Though it would explain why Gary the Snail is her favourite Spongebob Squarepants character!


We have been on so many adventures in our own garden, digging for worms was one of our favourite activities this year, although my garden did look like it had been attacked by an army of moles. I taught my daughter that the trick to ensure worms come to the surface is to tap your fingers down on the grass so that they think it is raining. It worked a treat and I had a happy little girl holding worms!

It was an amazing find earlier in the year when we noticed we had our very own baby Blackbird eggs, which then hatched into very chirpy, little baby Blackbirds. It was amazing to see and experience such an amazing form of nature and my daughter was beside herself when the babies were big enough to leave the nest.

Blackbird eggs hatching

Even going through my camera last night, I stumbled across this image that my daughter must have taken. She certainly does have a fascination with animals and it is something I like to encourage.

Including the bugs part… which is why she was amazed at the lovely basket of big related goodies that arrived… with even more Barny Bears to eat. It was such a wonderful gesture from the fabulous Britmums team and will certainly help with our future adventures… maybe when it isn’t so cold outside!



In fact our adventure this weekend meant wrapping up extremely well as we attended the local Bury Light Night, an annual event that showcases lots of fun light installations, performances and lots of lovely smelling food. The kids had a great time and were mesmerized by what they saw!

Disclosure: This post is an entry for BritMums ‘Little Adventures Challenge’ in partnership with Barny, the bear-shaped snack providing a little discovery in every bite. Find out more about Barny here


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Jen @mymummyspennies October 13, 2013 - 5:34 pm

Wow, some fun adventures there! Those baby blackbirds are incredible! Gutted we didn’t make it to Bury Light night!

S1m October 13, 2013 - 5:40 pm

Light Night was awesome! Saw some familiar faces which is always nice! Great to see Bury so buzzing on a Friday night 🙂 x

Kate On Thin Ice October 14, 2013 - 1:47 pm

Wonderful words and pictures. I used to have a thing about snails too. Commenting for myself and on behalf of BritMums and thanking you for taking part

Bethany October 14, 2013 - 11:31 pm

Great, now I’m craving one of those little bears, and I don’t think they’re even sold in my country! 🙂

Nichola Fabfortymum October 15, 2013 - 12:09 am

aw what a brilliant adventure, I love that you found the blackbirds nest and got to see the babies, my girls would have loved that. The picture of your daughter with the snail is fantastic

Rosey October 15, 2013 - 6:49 am

I loved snails as a girl too, and completely forgot about it until I read your post!

I’m visiting today from Camille’s Monday hop. 🙂

Coombemill October 15, 2013 - 1:25 pm

I love this Brit Mums challenge, it has got so many out bug hunting and enjoying the outdoors with a lovely snack to keep the kids going too. Thank you for sharing on Country Kids.

TheBoyandMe October 18, 2013 - 6:56 pm

Well you definitely ticked off quite a few of the National Trust’s 50 Things there! Fabulous tree trunk.

Popping over from Country Kids.

S1m October 18, 2013 - 10:14 pm

The tree trunk was at Tredegar!! 🙂 It was awesome!! The National Trust will be impressed 😛


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