#my99psummer with @99pstoresuk update

Following on from my initial #my99psummer post, I decided we must be due for a #my99psummer with @99pstoresuk update!  So here it is.

Monkey has been obsessed with all things aviation since our aviation day and then our trip to the Air Tattoo at Fairford a couple of weeks ago. He’s been playing with his airport a lot since then so it seemed natural that this was the next bargain to give him……

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www.over40andamumtoone.com #my99psummer aeroplane

He loves this plane – it makes an engine noise and has flashing lights.

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www.over40andamumtoone.com Monkey Airways

Sadly the lights and sound no longer seem to be working, I think there was quite a bit of continuous button holding from Monkey involved, but he still seems to love this new aeroplane.

I hadn’t been in my 99pstore bargain bag for a week or two, so decided that I really should remedy this.  What to pick out?  It was a lovely afternoon so I decided on an outdoor activity or two.

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www.over40andamumtoone.com Gliders and Frisbees

First out of the packet were the 3 ‘Cars’ themed frisbees.  Monkey had never seen a frisbee before, and it had to be said that I am not the best frisbee thrower in the world!  But we had a great time and they are just the right size for Monkey and for our small garden.

Frisbee fun with #my99psummer, #my99psummer with @99pstoresuk update
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The pack of 3 frisbees kept us amused for ages. He loves Cars and Lightning McQueen too, so this established the frisbees as an instant hit anyway. I can see these being well used by Monkey this summer.

We had a break and then decided to open the pack of Gliders.  There are 3 different styles of glider in the pack and 4 kits for each style – 12 gliders in all, a bargain for 99p!!  We agreed that I would assemble one of each style (they are made of a thin foamy material so a bit too delicate for a 3 and half year old Monkey to assemble himself).  There are instructions on the back of the packet …..

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www.over40andamumtoone.com Glider instructions

…… and they are very easy to make – phew!

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www.over40andamumtoone.com gliders #my99psummer

…..  and they actually do fly!  I did get the red one doing loop the loops – by accident, but still, quite impressive.

 flying gliders #my99psummer, #my99psummer with @99pstoresuk update
www.over40andamumtoone.com flying gliders #my99psummer

When Daddy P is around I’ll have to get him to video us flying the gliders, I took some footage but it hasn’t come out very well.

Now I do have to say that these gliders are not made of the sturdiest material and a heavy-handed Monkey has already broken two out of the three planes, but a bit of sticky tape and they’ve been back in flights.  For 99p I really can’t complain.  We have enough in the pack to give one to each of his NCT buddies when we next see them too, and still have a few spares left over.  I can see that these may not last much past the summer, but we’ll certainly have some fun with them. Chucks away and off we go!

 

 

About Over 40 and a Mum to One

I'm a Mum in my late 40′s with a 7 year old son. I had a busy life in Export Sales before my Monkey came along, but decided to become a stay at home Mum once he arrived. Now I enjoy writing my own family lifestyle and travel blog. sharing the adventures that we have as Monkey makes his journey through school. We have a cat called Brewster who makes appearances and I’m a mad Ferrari Formula 1 fan, so that expect to hear about as each season unfolds. We love reviewing toys, games and books and would love the opportunity to look at anything that fits in with our family lifestyle. We are always out and about and offering an insight on the places we visit, with a passion for nature thrown in for good measure. If you like what you read please leave me a comment, I love to hear from people, and always try to reply. Enjoy the read.

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