National Picnic Week runs from June 21st to June 30th and the weather has obviously received the memo.
Gone are the torrential down pour and out the sun has come.
We love picnics whatever the weather so a sunny day needed no persuasion. I actually laugh to myself that lunch on the floor in the living room is boring until you call it a carpet picnic. Likewise on the go in the car has been called a car picnic. There is no end of fun here.
Our favourite picnic spot is by the pond. Just like in Peppa Pig when the ducks turn up for lunch, it happens here on the farm and I never forget to take some tasty treats for our feathered friends-not least so they will leave us alone while we eat.
To celebrate National Picnic Week, Num Noms sent us a hamper stuffed full of goodies. Their new Mystery Makeup Num Noms featuring Yummy Toastie, Yummy Claire and Yummy Buttery were a big hit as were the Mystery Makeup Packs which came in a reusable milk-style bottle, a character with hidden makeup (think glittery lip glosses, shimmering body lotion and nail varnish).
We also got an amazing colour changing pen and some other Num Noms characters with fluffy hair.
I am sure Num Noms are targeted for girls as they are pink and glittery but with two little brothers, my eight year old daughter has little chance of anything to herself and they all really enjoyed both the picnic and the new toys.
I always think the main test of a toy is how long it keeps them interested. I am pleased to say that following the picnic, we went visiting the farmer making hay in the field and the Num Noms came too.
How will you be celebrating National Picnic Week?
*Disclaimer-we were sent the Num Noms for the purpose of this review but all opinions are my own.