Open Goaaal – Review, and Giveaway

Open Goaaal! is a great new outdoor football goal, with a difference. No more lost balls, or trips round to next door to beg for your ball back. Yes that’s right, the people at Open Goaaal have found a solution, a net that spans your whole garden. Available from the Open Goaaal website a standard goal costs RRP £134.99, or the large is available for £149.99.

Open Goaaal

I have been very surprised at what a brilliant invention Open Goaaal is, I have frinds who have goals in their gardens and get fed up or having to retrieve balls. The boy likes nothing better than a good kick about with Dad Dragon in the back garden at weekends, and it turns out after playing for two hours last weekend isn’t too bad as a goalie!

The Open Goaaal is not suitable for all gardens so before you all rush off to buy one some measuring is required. The minimum size for the standard Open Goaaal is 6.3m, with a maximum of 8.3m. Now I have to say I had measured our garden twice, and after reading the instructions realised the goal is actually 4.75m wide, so if you do have a rectangle garden and can secure the posts of the Open Goaaal to existing fence posts then you might be able to fit the Open Goal neatly across a garden. ( Check out the website as they have pictures in their assembly video)

The Open Goal comes in one very neatly packed box, with very comprehensive instructions which go into great detail on how to install the goal. The box also comes with all the tools you will need, a heavy duty mallet, and a rather unique spirit level( you will need to use your own tape measure) I would advise that you read the instructions thoroughly and check out the video too. there is even a helpline number if you get stuck, luckily our Open Goaaal went up smoothly with no problems.

Have a look at our fun time-lapse video which shows us putting up our Open Goaaal!

I was always told to “measure twice and cut once” and this could be the open goal motto, as making accurate measurements on the ground and double checking meant we had no problems installing the Open Goaaal in less that the two hours recommended in the manual. I would go into detail, but basically the system has two very tall poles, which need marking out then with a system of bungees, and ropes you install the Open Goaaal net which cleverly has a football goal mounted in the middle of a finer net. This gives the appearance of a goal with no posts.

There are trouble shooting sections in the manual which cleverly detail each example of a problem and tells you which bungee or rope to adjust. I found that by taking each step slowly none of these were needed and in total I think our goal took around an hour for two adults and one child to construct.

What is super cleaver about the Open Goaaal is that at the end of a football session you can simply unclip the four bottom pegs of the goal and the whole thing neatly slides to one side so that you can have you garden back. We have installed our goal across the bottom of the garden and once pulled back it is hardly visible from the house. For the purpose of mowing you just lift the net and the Open Goal simply hooks up out of the way, this is also useful to stop foxes from nibbling the Open Goal!

open goaaal

I have been surprised already how much use the boy has got from his Open Goaaal, and I think that every football mad, or boy filled household should have one. The Open Goaaal has been a super addition to our outside activities and the boy enjoyed running around inventing timed activities and pretending he is taking part in world record breaking footballing events.

For more information on where to buy your Open Goaaal, instillation or just a huge list of other people who agree that Open Goaaal is fantastic visit the website, Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.

Now for the exciting part, as I have the chance for one lucky reader to win an Open Goaaal to install in their garden. This is my best and most exciting prize to date, with a RRP of £134.99, this summer you could be enjoying peaceful days in the garden without the constant apologies to next door for flying balls! Simply follow the instructions on the Gleam app below, and don’t forget to check the the T&C’s.

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Fencing Competition

We may have only been home from our holiday for three days but already the boy is taking part in much-loved Fencing competitions. This weekend was the Sussex County.  After some confusion on whether he could take part because of a mix up of ages, we set off for East Grinstead.

The boy was having mixed feeling about this one as it would mean he was at the bottom age of the up to 12 years age group. But on arrival it soon became clear that although some of the boys were much bigger than him, he was not by any means out-of-place. He fought beautifully, and his coach said he did a great job. He came 12 out of the 18 competing and even got a bye into the next round.

magic moments

I love watching the boy fence, and so does Dad M. But one of the best parts for all the parents, is how supportive the kids are of each other. They all watched and cheered each others fights, some even lent the boy kit as he was having problems with some of his wires. So it wont matter if he ever wins a competition as I know the friends he is making will be ones he keeps for a long time.

We were all worn out by the end of a long day, thankfully it wasn’t far home and time for hot drinks all round. I am sure this wont be the last competition, infact the boy has another in two weeks time. I foresee many a Sunday sports hall trip, but I don’t mind as I think it is great he has a sport he loves, and think he is incredibly brave to go up against boys 4 years older than him!

Sky Studios at the O2 London

This summer we found ourselves in London looking for something to do and decided to try out the new FREE Sky Studios experience in the O2.

sky studios

The Sky Studios experience is easy to find at the main entrance to the venue, and is open for anyone visiting to enjoy. This one is not just for little kids, but the BIG ones can join in too! It didn’t take long before the boy and Dad were having a go at football skills. I must say there was no chance of me kicking a football that high, but both the boys had a good try. There are fun prizes if you do score a goal, or even three.

Football at sky studios

Next we tried out the basketball, and to our surprise (but not his) the boy scored three baskets in a row. The boy was rewarded with a Sky Water bottle, which he was very proud of, and plans to take to school with him. Both Dad and I managed one basket, not bad, it was great fun trying, but no plans of becoming sporting stars for us!

basketball at the Sky studios

Next we headed into the Sky Studios, where you can get involved in some other sporting activities. You have the chance to voice your very own news article,  pose for a winning photo, all which you can download from the website when you get home.

sky studios experience

We all enjoyed having a go at Golf, none of us could get near the green. Racing Formula one cars was fun, and playing football was ok. Our only disappointment was that the boy couldn’t race on the bikes as they were for over 16’s only. We did all love seeing how quick our reaction times were. It looks easy simply hitting buttons as they light up, but this was more of a challenge than we expected.

sport at the sky studios

We had a great time at the Sky Studios experience, and the boy would only have enjoyed it more if there had been some fencing for everyone to try out!

reading the news at sky studios

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Jungle Paradise Adventure Golf #Country Kids

The summer holidays are disappearing fast, and we have been having great fun getting out and about as a family. This last week, we were out every day either on the beach, on our bikes, one of our favourite days had to be at the new adventure golf course.

Situated at Chichester Golf course, I was excited to find out if this New Jungle Paradise Adventure Golf was anything like any of the American style crazy golf courses. I have to say we weren’t disappointed, I had looked at the website, and seen that they had wild animals, and a full-sized airplane on top of a water fall. With 18 holes and lots of watery obstacles the boy was excited too.

jungle paradise adventure golf

This is where I have a small confession, I love crazy golf, I don’t know why, it is my favourite thing to do. It makes me smile and giggle, and I usually get a hole in one. My family think it is quite sad how excited I get over crazy golf, and how I have a weird dream of one day owning my own little golf course, by the sea of course!

hole two jungle paradise adventure golfThis course didn’t disappoint, we couldn’t believe how many people were there on a cloudy Tuesday morning. You can’t miss the course as you turn into the entrance of the Chichester Golf Club. You start your tropical experience at the Kiosk, which is a fun looking jungle hut, choosing coloured balls is a nice touch, and means no arguments over who is who. There are 6 colours to choose from so perfect for big family’s. We set off for the first hole, which looked super easy, just a straight forward put through the trees. Then we realised that there are no sides in places which mean you fall of the green and drop a shot!

jungle facts

We soon decided that the boy should have two try’s at each hole and took the lowest of his two scores. There was some waiting around, as each of the 18 holes had a family on it, this proved a good solution to keep the boy’s interest. Now I may get holes in one, but the format usually follows that Dad M wins, and I come last. with a maximum score on each hole of 6 things did not start well for me.

jungle paradise animals

The holes are very clearly marked, everything is clean and with sound effects, and the summer sun it felt very tropical. There are some great information trivia boards with a quiz on your score card. These also give you a little insight into the theming behind the Jungle Paradise Adventure Golf. We enjoyed the holes round the lake and waterfall, before curving round the back and discovering the boys favourite thing. The raft! Yes the boy decided this was wicked and spent ages pulling everyone willing to let him across to the next hole. (there is an alternative route round the raft)

the raft at jungle paradise adventure golf

Each hole is a good mixture of easy, hard, and fun. Snaking through and even under the waterfall, with a cheeky little surprise. Looking for the animals hiding round the course, the boy was aiming for the crocodiles, just so he could use the net to scoop the ball out of the water. It came as a bit of a surprise to everyone when it was the boy who scored the hole in one! I even managed to capture the moment on video. So here is our mini video of our day out.

We had a great time at the Jungle Paradise Adventure Golf, and will certainly be back. The cost for one round, for a family of 4 is £25, which did seem a little expensive, but we were on site for 2 hours, the second round if you fancy it is half price. You can also go to the club house for a spot of lunch where they have a new kids jungle menu. We notice a traditional crazy golf course, as well as the usual driving ranges, so you could spend a day with something for everyone.

And here is our final winner, by one point, and yes, I came last!

the winner jungle paradise adventure golf

The New Jungle Paradise Adventure Golf gets a big thumbs up from us, and if you live locally is certainly worth a go, why not keep up to date with them on their Facebook page. Where you can see the monthly draw winners, and hopefully spot some special offers.

Country Kids from Coombe Mill Family Farm Holidays Cornwall

Disclaimer: we were given entry to the New Jungle Paradise adventure golf in return for our review, our opinions have not been altered.

The Fencer Returns

Ok, so now that we are back from soggy Shropshire, and we have had the chance to sleep, I am still smiling at the boys Fencing performance. He had high expectations of the event, and managing them as we drew closer to the big day was getting more difficult. I think he though the other fencers might let him win? I think Dad and I knew better.

Firstly the British Youth Championships is the sort of competition that only a committed fencer is going to take part in. The age group is for under 10’s which means that some of the boys there were at least a year older. In fencing terms this means a whole lot more experience, strength and stamina.

Poule One: It wasn’t going to be the walk in the park the boy expected. This all became apparent when the boy lost the first match 0-5. The face said it all, with 4 more matches to fight, the scores got slightly less painful at 0-5, 0-4, 0-5 giving him an overall competition ranking of 55 out of 56 competitors. I don’t know what we would have done without the the support of his two friends who had driven up to take part. They along with the parents managed to win him back round that not all was lost.

Fencing Poule One

Poule Two: And with new-found strength, the boy set about trying his hardest to get a point. this time 5 opponents stood in his way. The first match ended 0-5 and our hopes for a happy boy were fading fast. Next match and the boy fought back, it took him about 30 seconds into the two-minute match but he scored a point. Dad and I shouted in unison, and the boy was grinning from ear to ear. We were so proud of him, and I apologised to the other Mum for being loud. We quietened down, as the boy went 1-1. It didn’t matter as he had scored a point, and this could be made into a positive. Then 1-2, then 2-2. You could cut the air in our corner with a knife! end of time, priority was called in the boys favour. This was good, if the other boy didn’t attack in the next one minute, our boy would be declared the winner. We didn’t need to worry as the boy scored, taking the win 2-3! Dad and I both had tears in our eyes, and we are so proud that he had found the strength  from somewhere to win.

fencing poule two

The boy went on to lose the next 1-5, followed by a 4-0 victory and a 1-4 loss. But it didn’t matter, winning that one match was just amazing to watch. The other parents watching were lovely too, and one of the mum’s told me how good she thought he was. How well he did against her son who is a leftie (and more difficult to fight) and that she thought he would go on to do well next year.

The judges were all great two supporting the kids, and helping to patch up more than a few bruised egos. The boy went on to fight a DE match which is knockout, and unfortunately met up with a kid who had beaten him in the first pool. This didn’t matter as he showed great courage in going against him, and made him work hard for every point scored.

fencing may 2014

I know that I will always be biased when it comes to my boy, but that is how it should be. I was however most impressed by the support that each of the three boys gave one another. When the boy didn’t want to talk to me, he went and talked to them. They knew how each other felt, and were all amazing. The other two boys did well, and all forged their own little achievements. Mr R scored points on a boy who is ranked 5 in the country. Mr B who has only been fencing for one term managed to win lots of his fights and at one point ranked 27!

I am now the proud Mum to a British ranked fencer, and yes he comes up on Google!  with a very credible 45. When is the next competition,? Well it turns out in just over two weeks, and yes he wants to go and try again. So lets see what happens, but he is still young, and its all about learning, and having some fun at the same time.

Fencing Sunday

Today is the big day for the boy, and as you are reading this he could be fencing in his first fight at the British Youth Championships in the Under 10’s. We are prepared as we can be, with all his weapons serviced, new clothing bought, which certainly makes him look the part. Picnic at the ready, and the B&B is booked ready for a good nights sleep.

I have my fingers crossed, and it is nice that we are not going to be alone. Although the boy hasn’t made any particular friends at the club, it is interesting that since the boy decided to go two other boys have decided to join in. It is an open competition which means you don’t have to qualify to attend. We are still talking about some of the best young fencers in the country competing and have no idea what will happen. Not least because he could come up against children 3 years older than the boy.

fencing

This is my way of wishing the boy Good Luck, I hope it is a good learning environment for him and that he goes on enjoying a sport that he found just 2 years ago, and is showing signs of promise in. We love and admire you young man and hope you do well.

 

 

A Week of Fencing

This week is an important week for the boy, as he will be attending the British Youth Championships,to compete in the Foil Under 10’s. I know how much his fencing means to him, but I think Dad M and I are more excited about the impending trip north than the boy.

fencing

With all the arrangements made, B&B booked equipment purchased, now it all comes down to how the boy will feel on the day. I think the Under 10’s is anybody’s as at this age they are not all as committed to the sport. It all comes down to what they remember on the day, and how they feel. So today the boy will be having a little bit of extra fencing to give him some extra confidence.

We have a two-hour fencing session today, and then another one and a half on Friday, then it will be fingers crossed. Of course I hope the boy does well, but at the end of the day it is all a great learning curve, and sometimes you can get more from loosing a few matches. It’s a great discipline and a great way to learn respect for not just your fellow competitors but also the adults, judges, and referee’s.

The competition at the weekend will consist of two pool rounds (usually 5 people) where each competitor will fight each other in turn. Then a second pool group will follow the same pattern. The scores form these two pools will then be toted up and the top 32 will fight knockout. This takes them from 32 to 16 then 8 with the top eight winning medals. While we have no expectations for the boy to reach such heights in his first national competition, we will be there to cheer him on, with all our fingers and toes crossed.

My little fencer

 

The Story of the World Cup

Today we are reviewing this fun new book, the Story of the World Cup by Richard Brassey from Orion Publishing RRP £4.99. This book is a great little fact book full of everything you might like to know about the game of football, and the World Cup which will dominate our TV in just one months time.

the story of the world cup

From the origins of the game in and how it got its name right up to the greatest World Cup scorers and famous players this is a great little book. I particularly love the little Mini story of Pickles and the stolen cup, I am sure that this book will keep even the non football lovers reading. I know the boy likes football, but cant understand his friends who are mad on it. But then I don’t think they understand how mad he is about Fencing!

So if your children want to find out more about the Story Of The World Cup, or even the previous book The Story of The Olympics, then why not pick up a copy. Here is the boy explaining what he likes about the book in his short Vlog, Enjoy.

If you would like the chance to help us celebrate Children’s Book Week and win a book to inspire your children, then we currently have a giveaway for How to catch a star, and Bing which you can enter from our review pages.

 

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Fencing, Magic Moments

We have had our share of Magic Moments at fencing recently with the announcement from the boy that his life goal is to win an Olympic Medal for Great Britain at Fencing in 2024. It is lovely that everyone in his club share his enthusiasm for the sport and have been great in supporting the boy with words of encouragement.

This weeks magic moment consisted of two events the first was on Wednesday at his normal lesson where there are a mixture of different children, who take part at the local sports hall. The boy is one of the smallest in his Fencing Club, so to see him fencing children smaller than him is rare. However this time there was a boy who was about 5 years old, who picked my boy as his opponent. He was a clear 2 foot shorter, and very sweet, very enthusiastic and I wasn’t sure how the boy would be against someone so much younger and less experienced than him.

The fight proved to bring a tear not just to my eyes, but also to the other parents watching (including the boys dad). The boy proceeded to help teach the little boy, where he needed to hit, and score a point and to let him win. When they had finished you could see his opponent skipping up and down that he had beaten an older boy, and I quietly said well don’t to mine, and thank you for being gentle with him” to which I was told, “well he is smaller than me!” The Dad looked at me and said, “Thank you” the boy replied “I didn’t do anything?” sometimes you can’t win can you?

fencing

Our second Fencing moment was Friday at the boys Club practice, this is a much more serious affair. With a full 20 minute warm up, teaching and practice the boy is always sweaty after 1 1/2 hours training. He has been telling everyone about his life goals, and today he came a little closer. The look on his face when he was told not only had the armourer made him 2 new weapon’s, but that they would be on loan so we don’t have to buy them. He is now very excited to get practicing with his new electric foils so that he can attend the British Youth under 10’s competition later in May, which he plans to come at least top 10 in.

Fencing is full of rules, a sport of discipline, as well as being competitive, this week proved it also can be a place to make friends and help others.

Crying real tears for Elise Christie

Yes we had real tears today for Elise Christie, as our short track star was once again judged out of her final race. One very upset young man has gone to bed, whispering to himself at the unfairness of it all. He said

“It would be like me being disqualified in foil, then sabre, then the one whose name I can’t remember! (Epee) and that is just wrong!”

Is this a good lesson for him to learn? I do hope so, I know in his chosen sport of Fencing he will meet plenty of his own judges decision’s, that at the time may not favour him. I know he has been warned that sometimes it is how you behave, and who you know that will get you points.

I am not saying that Elise deserved any of what to us seem unfair judging decisions, and I am sure that like so many athletes before her she will go on to achieve greater things in her life. I can’t help feeling a little sad myself tonight that things did not go her way. The boy of course sees things so black and white, and I know if he was in Sochi right now, he would be up there sorting out the judges to find out exactly why they disqualified one of our greatest medal hopes for the Winter Games!

So Elise if you are reading this, we believe in you, and my 8-year-old boy will be shouting the loudest in 4 years time, louder than anyone for you to prove them wrong, we know you can win gold.

My son

My son