Review: Les Ormes Lodges

 

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Les Ormes one bedroom lodge

 

On our recent trip back to my home island of Jersey, we stayed in the very lovely Les Ormes self catering resort for the first time. This trip was the first one as a family, prior to this we would always stop in hotels. But this time I wanted a home from home and Les Ormes provided just that.

Les Ormes Resort is located five minutes away from Jersey airport and is within easy reach of many of the islands attractions. There are 62 units of self catering accomodation of varying sizes, from one to five bedrooms with all the mod cons you could hope for. We stopped in a one bedroom lodge with its very own hot tub and decking area (see above). The lodge had an open plan lounge with kitchen and dining area, large bathroom with underfloor heating and a spacious seperate bedroom. The little tyke stopped in our bedroom in a little wooden cot at the end of our bed.

 

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Lodge interior

Our lodge was located on the outside edge of the resort and was wonderfully quiet! We had lots of lovely animal and birdy visitors to our lodge including a friendly duck and a cat who befriended our little boy. So cute!

 

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Hello ducky!

Once the little chap went to bed in the evening we took the opportunity to take a dip in the outside hot tub. We were very lucky with the weather and it felt so lovely to watch the sun go down from the comfort of our bubbly hot tub.

 

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Lovely bubbly hot tub!

At the resort there are a host of activities and facilities on offer. They have an indoor pool, sports centre and golf course available all year round. From May half term until September visitors can use the outdoor pool and childrens play zone. There is also the ‘Little Squirrels Club’ providing lots of crafty activities for young children (must be accompanied by an adult).

 

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Mummy and little tyke walk to the lodge

We have already decided that we would like to return to the resort again next year and I would definitely recommend Les Ormes to anybody with young children. If I were to make any suggestions for improvements I would suggest having a small shop on site at the reception or offer welcome packs to purchase prior to arrival. Saying that, you really are never far from a shop when you are in Jersey. Our closest supermarket was the large Waitrose in Red Houses or you could travel further to the large Co-op in St. Peter. Food shopping is a little more expensive in Jersey, so I would recommend sticking to the co-op as the prices are much more reasonable.

The resort does have a restaurant, but I would recommend venturing a little further as there are much better choices on offer. If you are after breakfast, head to the Watersplash or El Tico five minutes down the road in St. Ouen. If you are after dinner head to the Crab Shack or the Treehouse in St Brelades (ten minutes away). All of the places I have mentioned are extremely family friendly and have very yummy food!

Thats it from me for one night folks, ta ta for now xxx

 

 

 

 

 

Review: Lekebaby Changing Backpack

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Oh goodness, how excited can one be over a mere changing bag? Answer – very! Lets face it, theres no escaping lugging these bad boys around when we have toddlers in tow!

Up until very recently I would use my lovely navy changing bag from Pink Lining to carry all the little tykes odds and sods. With plans of travel in mind, I felt that I wanted to get something a little more practical and a little more grown up to use when going on plane journeys. My little man isn’t getting any lighter, so I felt a nappy changing rucksack would be the best way to go. After a little bit of internet browsing, I decided upon the Lekebaby Multifunctional Nappy Changing Backpack with Changing Mat from Amazon.

The bag is available in a choice of unisex grey or black, is made of a high-grade 300D oxford fabric and is water repellent. It feels like a quality purchase and looks incredibly stylish, not like a changing bag at all. In fact, my husband could quite comfortably walk around with and it would look just like a normal everyday rucksack.

What I like best about this bag is the multitude of pockets to keep your belongings organised and the fact that it is incredibly roomy. It has two main pockets, one which you could keep baby bits and the other for Mummy bits.

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Top view of Lekebaby Changing Backpack

Overall, there are 13 interior pockets and 5 exterior pockets for all your essentials. There are bottle pockets at either side of the backpack to hold bottles for parents and it has two insulated baby/child bottle pockets in the interior. A small, foldable changing mat is also provided inside the bag.

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One of the two main pockets (featuring changing mat)
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Also includes foldable changing mat

The bags straps are thick and sturdy, with padding also being added to the back and handle for extra comfort. An extra large hidden pocket can also be found on the back, perfect for hiding your wallet or phone.

I chose the black option but it would be best described as a mottled dark grey, which looked nice with the light grey interior. It is a fairly large bag, but this suited me just fine. I think it will be a brilliant bag to use as a carry on for the plane and I am actually quite happy to use it for day-to-day use. On the product reviews, somebody described it as the swiss army knife of the bag world! As much as the comment made me chortle, it is probably not far wrong! What a successful buy, love it!

Ta ta for now folks, have a lovely evening xxx