TrackR Pixel – Never lose your keys again! 

Every single morning starts like this:

Me: Have you seen my keys?

H: Nope, did you hang them up on the hook?

Me: Errr….no.

*frantically spends at least 5 mins searching for them before invariably finding them under a piece of paper on the dining room table.

I am absolutely terrible at losing my keys and ending up late for work so I was very excited to get the chance to try one of the new TrackR Pixels.

The TrackR Pixel is a coin sized Bluetooth device which you can attach to pretty much anything (keys, wallet, luggage etc).

You then download the TrackR app (available on Apple and Android devices) and use it to locate your belongings in seconds.

One press on the app and the TrackR Pixel lets off a short series of beeps and lights up which is very useful if your keys are at the bottom of your bag!

In addition, you can also use the TrackR Pixel to locate your phone – even if it is on silent. Simply press the button on the TrackR and your phone rings making it easy to locate.

I have to say that the TrackR came in very useful while camping last week as our tent has lots of different pockets to put things in and, as usual, I misplaced my keys on numerous occasions.

There is also a Crowd Locate function within the app. If your item goes missing, the TrackR app records its last known location on a map. When another TrackR app user comes within Bluetooth range of your lost item, its location will be automatically updated in your app. Pretty handy if you drop your keys on the beach or at a festival.

The TrackR is incredibly simple to use and is ready straight out of the packaging. With TrackR’s battery replenishment Programme, you get an alert when your battery is running low, press a button and a new one is ordered for you so you will never run out of power – you just have to pay for delivery.

I have really enjoyed using the TrackR Pixel and would highly recommend it.

The TrackR Pixel is available from Amazon (among other retailers) priced around £25.

*We went sent a TrackR Pixel for the purpose of this review. All opinions are our own.


A Cornish Adventure

Last week we made our annual visit to beautiful Cornwall. We have been almost every year since TJ was born and now that we live in Dorset, we are only around 2 hours away from Newquay.

For the past couple of years, we have stayed at Gnome World Holiday Park which is in St Columb around 9 miles from Newquay. It’s a fantastic little site with ample sized pitches, electric hook up, water stations, clean facilities and within easy access of both the A30 and A39. In addition, its amazing value for money. We paid just £52 for 3 nights camping with electric hook up which, in the middle of August, is so reasonable.

We arrived on Wednesday morning with the weather scheduled to be pretty dodgy. After surviving Camp Bestival and everything that threw at us, we knew we would be ok. After pitching the tent (in a record 18 minutes!) we took a drive into Newquay to pick up a few essentials and to have some lunch.

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Camp Bestival – Day 3 (Sunny Sunday)

After Soggy Saturday, things could only get better with the weather. As we woke up on Sunday morning, we were smiling for two reasons. Firstly, the sun was out and the mud was slowly beginning to dry out and secondly, and most importantly. it was M’s 5th birthday! We attended his brilliant pool party a couple of weeks ago, but it was really nice to be able to share his actual birthday with him.

We had quite a busy day planned and, after treating ourselves to a lovely breakfast of sausage sandwich, some ‘proper toast’, a crepe with honey for the boy and a cup of tea, we headed to the Big Top to see the rather brilliant Andy and The Odd Socks.

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Camp Bestival – Day 2 (Soggy Saturday)

After refreshing my weather app about a million times on Friday (and having to buy more data!), there was no escaping the fact that Saturday was going to be……soggy. The wind and rain that we endured on Friday was nothing compared to the rain that was expected but there was no way that it was going to dampen our spirits! (To be honest, we were rather relieved that our tent had lasted the night – quite a few didn’t and we thought that if we can survive that, we can survive anything!)

Saturday morning started off bright and sunny with TJ able to eat his breakfast ‘al fresco’. The theme for this year’s Camp Bestival was Rockstars and Popstars and the boys got kitted out ready to face the day.

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Camp Bestival – the first 24 hours!

For the past few years, our friends over at My Two Mums have been going to Camp Bestival. We have seen their amazing photos and read their blog posts wishing that we would get the opportunity to experience this for ourselves one day. Luckily, we were given the chance to be ‘Official Camp Bestival Bloggers’ this year and I have to say, we had the time of our lives!

We arrived on Thursday (straight off a ferry from the Isle of Wight – more about that in a future blog post) to bright sunshine. The walk from the car park to the pitch was quite a trek, mainly due to the fact that we were pitching as close as possible to the festival entrance, but this was definitely the best plan as it meant a short walk each morning into the action. Thanks K and C for saving us a place!

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