In the summer we went along to an event in Old Street tube station where Tetra had turned an area of the dingy station into a tranquil spot to sit back and relax whilst looking at all the beautiful fish swimming around peacefully whilst the hustle and bustle of London Town was going on in the background.
Unfortunatly for me with three hyper children running around the experience was not as relaxing as I had hoped for!
We still managed to take in lots of information on the fish and how to look after them and they all loved trying out the cool Tetra app that allowed their colouring to come to life right in front of their eyes.
We already have a goldfish at home that as expected has always been my job to look after.
Number two however has been going on and on about having tropical fish for ages and it had always been a no, no as I didn’t want the responsibility of anything else.
When Tetra sent us a fantastic Cascade Globe Aquarium I decided it was time to let number two prove to me he is responsible enough to look after a fish by himself.
Although this tank isn’t suitable for tropical fish he was more than happy with the waterfall feature, LED lights and sleek design that was going to be perfect to house his new fancy goldfish.
There was no setting up at all apart from plugging in the filter which is always a bonus.
Tetra make a great product called Watersafe that makes the water ready to use straight away rather than having to have a tank full of water sitting there waiting for weeks.
Number two happily got the tank ready and put his new little friend in that was now going to be his sole responsibility.
So far so good and he has been enjoying the whole experience.
For me a fish is the perfect first pet as care is minimal but children can still get a huge amount of enjoyment from them.
Let’s see if in time he will be able to get those much longed for tropical fish soon!
*we were fine this tank for the purpose of this review and they are all my own, honest opinions.
Pets in our house is a weekly topic. Usually consisting of one of the children asking for one, and me saying no! With a large family and both my husband and I having allergies to a lot of animals a fish is our limit.
My lovely Mother saved the day last year by getting a dog so that the children can have a furry friend at her house. They were completely over the moon and love her to bits, but as children do number four can be slightly to affectionate and tries to drag the poor thing around by her tail, dress her up and just be continually in her way.
When I was approached by aspiring author Lee Hunter to review her new children’s book Nemo And Giraffe I jumped at the chance as the ethos behind the first in a series of books she is hoping to publish is about building positive relationships with pets.
Her background as a childminder for under fives with a house cat herself started her on the path to encourage children to treat animals as equals and understand that we can all be friends no matter what we look like or where we came from.
I sat down with number four to share this story with him the other day. He is quite fussy when it comes to books as he has a few favourites that tend to get read time and time again, but he was drawn to the brightly coloured, cute charters drawn by Lindy Damen. Lee has set the book out so that it is very easy for the children to build a rapport with the main characters Nemo and Giraffe. He quickly grasped the idea Lee was trying to get across about us all being different and I could then relate to to ourselves and the animals in our life that he comes across.
I would highly recommend this book which you can easily pick up on Amazon for a very reasonable £4.99. You can follow Nemo and Giraffe on Twitter and Facebook. We will be following them and waiting for their next adventure.
I was sent Nemo and Giraffe in a PDF format to share with my children. All of my reviews are of my honest opinion and I only take on products that are relevant to myself and my family.