Sunday was the very first Henham Park Festival of Running. The event was completely sold out and runners came from all over the county to run in the beautiful surroundings of the Henham Park Estate, home to Latitude Festival. There was a 10k, 5k and 1k (which loads of children took part in)!
I was face painting on behalf of Emily’s Entertainment and it was an great gig. I was busy painting away all day so I only managed to get a few pictures early on. Once registration opened at 9:30am the runners and their friends and family’s kept me very busy so there was no time for photos!
There was a bar and singers to entertain everyone, as well as face painting and plenty of food stalls, (I had a wrap from the wrap bar for my lunch and it was delicious)!
It was a great event, really well supported and everyone was in a great mood and ready to run in the sun!
in compete contrast to the last bank holiday at the Pier, this weekend was a wet and windy one! But that didn’t stop you guys coming out. Wellies, hats, gloves, coats, umbrellas at the ready, you braved the weather and made it another great weekend. This time we were based in the Beach Cafe and got to sample some of the lovely dishes on their new menu which was a added bonus!
We were face painting and doing glitter tattoos all weekend. I hoped I’d be doing lots of Avengers faces due to the new movie and you guys didn’t disappoint. I painted a Spider-Man and Iron-Man and created an Iron-Man glitter tattoo too!
On Sunday and Monday we added our Slime Station and you guys loved it! You made some amazing slimes and did some of the best bubbles I’ve ever seen!
Next time you are in the Bistro, grab some chalks and check out the brand new colouring wall. You can colour in the sea creatures and add some of your own! Be sure to tag #southwoldpier in your creations
We will be back at the Pier this summer! Every Monday in the holidays we will be there to fill your day with some colour and fun, offering face painting, hair braiding, glitter tattoos and slime!
Our slime parties are becoming really popular and we had a slimetastic time with Olivia and her friends, making glittery slime, fluffy slime and jiggly slime (my favourite)!
At our slime parties, each child has their own apron, bowl and spoon and all the ingredients they need to make our super slime recipe. We have slime charms too which look great in your slime creations!
Slime parties need to be held in a space with no carpet. This is Alburgh Village hall, which is a perfect local venue for one. The slime can get messy and go on the floor so a space like this, with wooden flooring is fab!
All the ingredients we use are safe for children to handle and easy to find. We don’t use anything that would harm them if ingested, (sometimes slime can look tasty) or would irritate the skin.
We have lots of paint and glitter to choose from so your slime can be any colour you like and as sparkly as you want it to be! Below are just some of the 30 slimes that were made at Olivia’s party!
We want to wish Olivia a very Happy 5th Birthday and thank you for choosing Rooblidoo to help to celebrate!!!
The Easter weekend was a busy one down at Southwold Pier and what a view we had over the four days!
We had our very own gazebo just passed the clock tower, where we painted faces and made slime all weekend.
The most popular face paint was definitely a bunny. It was great to paint lots of them and watch as they hopped off to do the Easter bunny trail along the pier; a fun and free activity for the family!
Another very special event over the weekend was the free magic show. We loved hearing the music and cheers from the crowd as Josh performed his show at the end of the pier.
Above are just a few images of the faces we painted from Friday to Sunday.
On Monday we put up our pop up Slime Station for some slimetastic fun! !
We absolutely loved our time at the Pier this weekend and can’t wait to get back down there very soon for the May bank holiday!
Last month Norwich City Football Club hosted their annual staff party and invited me along to paint. It is such a great party, full of fabulous food, families, fun and of course, face painting!
I painted for them at their summer party last year and was delighted to be asked back again this year to paint the faces of the staff and their families.
Below are some of my favourites from the day, I hope you like them too.
The summer holidays are in full swing, which can only mean one thing... we’re back at Southwold Maize Maze!
This year you will find us face painting in the picnic area 10-4pm every Tuesday throughout the summer holidays.
The Maize maze is a fantastic day out and this year they have added a second jumping pillow and two zip wires! There are two Maizes to find you way through, go karts, sandpits and fantastic wooden play equipment. The cafe has its usual salads, rolls and paninis and this year they’ve added local sausage hot dogs to the menu, which look delicious!
Above are a few of the faces we have painted so far this Summer at the Maize Maze!!
This year was my third year face painting at the Royal Norfolk Show for Canaries Official. It’s such a fantastic two days, I’m always super busy and I love seeing people return each year who have come to find me especially to have their faces painted. I got my annual picture with Captain Canary so I was happy!
It’s always so busy and a rarely get a chance to take any pictures. But with this blog in mind, I made sure I stopped to take a few pics of my favourite paints over the two days.
I love the Norwich City Football Club gang, they work so hard for the fans to give them a great experience at all he events they run and I always feel really proud to be a part of it. So here’s to next years Royal Norfolk Show and many fun times in between
Hallee’s Party was a glittertastic one. I arrived at her house to lots of excited girls ready to be sparkled so I set up my station straight away and got started.
The party had a festival/fete theme. With a bouncy castle, candy floss machine, slushy machine, a hot tub and myself and a nail bar. The girls all had flower headbands and it wasn’t long before one of them asked for a unicorn! So the theme of unicorns and mermaids soon took off and almost all ended up as one of the two!
Hallee had a really cool unicorn flower headband. She wanted glitter on her face and a mermaid themed design on her chest. I also created a fishtail braid for her for ultimate mermaid vibes!
used a range of chunky and biodegradable glitters as well as stick on gems. Some of the girls just wanted glitter, some face paint and glitter on the face and some wanted body art. Although a theme began I always like to make each design a bit different by changing the glitter colour or pattern that I do slightly.
I loved creating these braids for Hallee’s friends. Fishtails are such a fun braid to do and they look so good!
This cute pink kitty was really fun to do and the only design that really differed from the other designs. I love creating all different kinds of face paint designs so when someone wants something different to the rest it’s always fun for me. Just look at those glittery cat ears!
The Norfolk ‘GoGo Hare’ trail is well under way, with thousands of tags already across social media, selfies with the Hares, sticker collections growing and days out to find favourites, everyone’s gone hopping made for it!
There is one in particular that I am very fond of and this is why.....
A few weeks ago I got to join in the 25th year anniversary celebrations with Anglia Freight.
The company have sponsored the Go Go Hare ‘Captain Jack Rabbit’ which was designed with Norfolk’s naval history in mind. Our costal towns were a traditional haunt of smugglers and pirates and at this party, so was Mid Suffolk Business Park!
You can see Captain Jack Rabbit situated at St James Mill, Whitefriars, Norwich. He even has his own Twitter account @captjackrab so be sure to tag him in any selfies you take with him, as the gang at Anglia Freight would love to see them!
The company put on an amazing party for their staff. There was a bouncy castle, Hog roast, singers, children’s entertainment, an awards ceremony, a complimentary drinks bar and of course face painting!
Geoff, or should I say Captain Moulton, founded Anglia Freight 25 years ago and it is now a family run business with a strong set of values, where peace of mind, loyalty, innovation and exceptional service are at the top of their priority list. The managing directors clearly value their staff and the party was a true celebration of the company and the whole team within in it.
It was such a pleasure to meet everyone and join in the celebrations. I’m looking forward to next year already!
Last Monday I spent the afternoon painting faces at the Wild Duck holiday park in Belsted. The sun was out and the park was full of happy holiday makers. As soon as I was set up the children ran over and asked how much it was and what they can have! I love this question because my answer is usually the same, “it’s free and you can be whatever you want to be” They love this answer and run off to find an adult to ask if it’s ok for them to get it done.
The sun was shining and the outdoor pool was open so I was a bit concerned I was going to be quiet. But the crowd didn’t disappoint and I was busy the whole time I was there. Below are some of the faces and arm art I created on the day. I love doing the graffiti arms but I’d have to say the rainbow butterfly was my favourite of the day. Have a look through the gallery below and let me know your favourite!