Wednesday, 20 March 2013

IT'S BACK!! The Silver Cross Wayfarer 2013 launch and NEW Simplicity car seat, review of 2 fantastic new products to hit the market from May 2013

My big day out finally arrived. Yesterday I felt very privileged to be heading to The Ivy in London for the launch of 2 new Silver Cross products. This was an exciting yet nervous day for me. I went from the mum on the school run, to mum and baby in the rush hour on the train hitting London. It also meant leaving the OH in charge of getting the other 4 children up, dressed and out to school. I had everything laid out for them ready, lunches done, bags out, coats and shoes lined up. It was all sorted, and they made it to school unscathed but with bed head! Oh well.

Anyway, 2 weeks ago I got the email and was so excited. It was my invitation to the Silver Cross launch and then the name flashed up on the email, WAYFARER. I screeched with excitement and blurted it out over the lunch table to my bewildered mother and Aunts who didn't have a clue what I was on about, 'They are bringing the Wayfarer back' I squealed with excitement. They just all looked at each other like I had gone mad.

Excuse my blurry image! This was the original Wayfarer from the 1980's.

The reason for my excitement is that I was the owner of one of the Wayfarers that were first produced back in the 1980's onwards and sold in huge quantities. My first born drove around in a Silver Cross Wayfarer, from what a can recall from all those years ago it was a silver/grey frame with a grey ribbed handle a multi coloured flecked seat unit with a wire shopping tray with grey plastic footrest. I always thought the small flat fold was fab, it pushed lovely and was lightweight too.

So here we are, 20+ years after it was first launched, at a fantastic relaunch of a Silver Cross classic. We arrived at The Ivy slightly frazzled after a slow train journey that was meant to be fast and me in a panic that I didn't want to arrive late. We had made it! We were greeted by Natasha who I had spoken to via email and was told to set my bags down and help myself to the lovely breakfast that had been prepared.

I was standing looking at the new Wayfarer and looking at the old Wayfarer that they had also brought along when a gentleman approached and said that Natasha had informed him that I had owned an original Wayfarer. I said I had and we started having a lovely chat about the original Wayfarer and the Silver Cross coachbuilt prams. Then the lovely gentleman said 'Well, when I purchased Silver Cross back in 2002'.... OMG, I was taking to Alan Halsall! He was lovely and says that he still loves the Balmoral and the coach built prams are the heart of Silver Cross and are sold all over the world still.

I agree that the coach built prams are amazing, my Mum loves them too and I did have one for Ella 6 years ago which was kept at my parents house. They are the ultimate pram to have.

After chatting to a couple of people, I made my way over to the prams. Oh what a sight awaited me. As a pramaholic I was delighted to be there looking at the Wayfarer. It looked fantastic. I stood and listened as Nick ran through the basics of the pram and how it worked but this was to be part of his big talk. We all sat down and Nick began.

Wayfarer 2013 board shows 3 configurations that can be made using the seat unit/carrycot combination

Fuchsia pink forward facing mode with footmuff that is also the carrycot cover

(Sorry) blurry line up of fuchsia, chilli and purple prams.

Electric blue in carrycot mode with one of the Wayfarer changing bags in chilli. 

The Wayfarer 2013 was 3 years in the making and was all built around a big shopping basket, this being the one gripe of the Silver Cross Surf was the small size of the shopping basket. It's amazing suspension set on all four wheels which are perfectly aligned from rear wheels to front with solid tyres. The front wheels were also lockable so you could have them seat to swivel or lock in place, I found this very easy to do and not fiddly at all, I was able to push with my foot to set them to locked and was able to unlock with my foot too rather than having to bend down and have to push some buttons with my hand. Its chrome aluminium chassis weighs in at an impressive 6.5 kg and felt so too. Once I had sat Blake in the pram it still felt effortless to push, even one handed. The braking system features a push on and push off system. After lots of research they found that although it was easy to push a brake on when stopped it wasn't so easy to push a brake from underneath to release it so Silver Cross have made it so that you push down on a little button to release the brake which was so easy to use too.  Once available it will be purchased as the chassis, seat unit and carrycot combination, then the hood and apron colour packs are available separately. It also has an matching change bag that can be purchased separately to match the colour of your Wayfarer.

The chassis also features a leatherette handle, one touch handle height adjustment which is chrome with Silver Cross embossed on it. It has a 2 lever collapse mechanism and is free standing when folded. It even has a small rubber strip on the chrome to stop scratches when freestanding. With the seat unit on you can have rear facing or forward facing, the pram can be easily folded in forward facing mode with the seat unit in place too. The seat is lovely size with a 5 point harness and one hand buckle release. It also has a gate fold bumper bar in the same leatherette material as the handle so no chance of little teeth biting chunks out of it like other bumper bars we have come across in the past from other brands. It is also very easy to release on one side and move out of the way to get baby in and out. The basket is also solid on both the front and back as extra footrests as baby gets older and makes a handy foothold for toddlers to use to get in and out of the pram easily in either rear ward of forward facing.

When being tested by Silver Cross they were able to fit it into the boot of a Toyota Yaris so its a good folded size for small car use yet a good substantial pram when up and ready to go.

The 3kg carrycot features a fully removeable liner which is made from bamboo fibre which was so lovely and soft and easily removed to be cleaned, we all know what mucky mishaps small babies can have! The carrycot uses the hood and cover on it that would then go onto the seat unit once the seat is in use. The cover zips onto another part to form the footmuff part of the seat unit which is fab, when you can look at paying anything up to £100 for matching footmuffs for other prams.

This is the carrycot, it comes as a black base and then the hood and apron can be any of the 7 colours packs that can be purchased seperately.

Carrycot on chassis

This is a picture of the lovely soft Bamboo fibre carrycot lining

Available in 7 colourways including; chilli, purple, fuchsia, black, beige, electric blue, and lime there is endless possibilities for this very colourful pram. With matching liners available at £30 which have a different colour on each side too. The liner is made from neoprene and is so spongy and very comfortable. The hood and apron colour packs are at a cost of £100 and are bought separately from the pram combination so that the buyer gets to choose what colour they would like and can also change colours if they wanted to by buying other colour packs.

This is the black seat unit with lime accessory hood which gives fab coverage and the chrome detailing looks really good around the hood edge. Also seen is the neoprene liner that is available separately, although I highly recommend it as it was so lovely and comfy.

Also if you notice on the hood in this picture there is a small black toggle with a hook on it, this is so you can attach toys to the hood and there is also one on the carrycot apron which is a lovely little added feature. 

Slightly reclined using the amazing one hand recline mechanism which was so easy to use and gave a lovely transition between sitting up and sleeping. It does lay flatter but we had a small protest from the test driver when I did lay fully reclined as it clearly wasn't sleep time!

Front view, this is my 7 month old giving it a good test drive. As you can see the hood is lovely and spacious and has good head clearance.

WAYFARER PACKAGE COST WILL BE £395 FOR THE CHASSIS, SEAT UNIT, CARRYCOT, CAR SEAT ADAPTORS & CUPHOLDER. You then purchase your colour hood and apron separately.

The Wayfarer is currently compatible with the Lascal buggy board but Silver Cross are in the process of making their own board to fit it too. Along with a summer hood coming a few months after its release and hopefully special editions coming in 2014 this makes for very exciting times for Silver Cross.

Also within the package when it is first purchased is included a set of car seat adaptors for the new Simplicity car seat that I also got to see at the launch. Available in 4 colours and priced at £130, this car seat was geared towards newborn up to 13 kg in weight but designed towards bigger babies and growing room that is needed and also so they can stay rearward facing for as long as is possible. It has a fantastic one handle paddle adjustable seat headrest and shoulder strap adjuster which was fab and so easy to do, no fiddly threading in and out of straps as baby grows and the lovely padded headrest moves as they grow too and gives lovely head support. With a five point harness hood and apron it was a lovely sized car seat but very cosy looking. The blue seat belt guides for fixing it into the car made it very easy to use. When Silver Cross were testing the car seat whilst it was in production they found that 85% of people could fit it without needing to see the instructions which is very impressive. It also has an optional Simplifix Isofix base which can be purchased separately at a cost of £125.

Excuse my photography again. This is the Simplifix Isofix base for the car seat.

Pictures of Simplicity car seat to follow.

Its superior impact system is different from others on the market and its easy to remove and fit again covers and fabulous. They just clip back into place after a wash which is very good as ill fitting covers mean that the car seat doesn't work as well as it should so covers that aren't so fiddly to fit back once removed is lovely to see.

Overall I was VERY impressed with this pram and car seat combination and is a contender for new pram in the Bovington house for sure! It hits the shops in May and I cam see it being very popular and hugely successful for Silver Cross.

I would also like to thank Silver Cross for the wonderful product launch and letting us be part of it. Thank you for our wonderful gifts and a lovely day.

This is what happens when you travel into London for the day!

Blake's gorgeous gift from Silver Cross

My wonderful gifts, the cupcake was delicious and the book is the History of Silver Cross signed by Alan Halsall. It makes for a wonderful read with some lovely pictures of old and new products and show how passionate the Silver Cross team really are. 

I hope I have covered everything from the launch that I learnt from the Silver Cross team. :-)

Monday, 18 March 2013

Blake's Mamas and Papas nursery makeover has started, Looking forward to the Silver Cross product launch and trying to look half decent when going out. I received competition prizes this week too!

After neglecting my blog recently and promising in my last blog that I would do more, I didn't, which I apologise for again!

Extension work has halted again as we are now at the stage where we need to recalculate the floor dimensions to make sure we order all the parts in the correct sizes, once that is done and the floor is in then the walls can start being built. Progress so far is short walls that the floor will sit on and then the outer walls will be built asap. From the picture you can now see the shape and size of each room which is nice to see.

I decided as OH was clearly not busy with the extension work at the moment that it was time to decorate the nursery! Blake was in our room for the first few months and then he was sent off into his own room. This room housed the teenager before that and before him it was William's nursery. So, it was still yellow paint on the walls and the Zeddy and Rhubarb border was still there from William, poor teenager! Anyway, Saturday we hit Mamas and Papas for a shopping spree, I was in my element. We chose the scrapbook boys range which is really lovely. We then went to B and Q and got blue paint, I loathe B and Q, it's too big and it seems to be the place to go on a Saturday afternoon. Which meant last night after OH had filled in holes with filler and then sanded walls and removed the border, I had the task of painting. I find it rather enjoyable except for the 9 yr old that was going on in my ear about helping even though I had said No about 50 times! Then OH came upstairs to view progress and told me off for getting blue paint on the ceiling. My argument was that he was repainting the ceiling anyway so I didn't see the issue!

Progress is good but there will be no pictures until it is finished, I have done before pictures to go with the after pictures!. I am waiting on a new cot and mattress so once it's all here and finished then I will share the end result, which I am really excited about. Once OH fits the new floor too, lol!

Tomorrow I am off to my Silver Cross product launch which I have been invited to at The Ivy Club in London. I have to be there for 9am so OH is in charge of getting all of the children ready and off to school tomorrow, eeeek! I will get everything laid out and ready tonight so all they need to do is get dressed, grab bags and go. It could be interesting! I am really excited, yet nervous about going into London with the baby. I don't get out much, lol! More new to follow tomorrow from the event and afterwards too.

This bodes the question though, how do I make myself look half decent?! On the school run I am lucky to make it out of my PJ's! My hair is scraped back but is getting too long to look nice left down, should have booked a hair appointment! And what do I wear?! I don't think my skinny jeans and Vans combo would go down well, yet I am not used to having to dress up. I am going to be in a panic for the rest of the day. Will spend all evening getting everything sorted for the children tomorrow, packing the change bag with everything bar the kitchen sink and then will forget what I am doing and go out in my PJ's. Oh I don't like it! :-(

Lastly I have had a couple of wins on some competitions. OH was disappointed not to have won his BMW Maclaren, we won't go there about that competition though! However, I won a fab bundle of goodies from Winstanley's Pram World and today I won a signed Emma Bridgewater Red Nose Day mug. Must keep up with entering the competitions, one day I will win a fortnights holiday for one in the Maldives, fingers crossed. Or if I am really lucky for two, then I can take my bestie with me and leave OH to look after all 9 children!

Tuesday, 12 March 2013

The perils of raising a teenage child, turning to Cadburys chocolate for help. Potty training a boy and my burst water pipe nightmare!

Teenagers, bleurgh. It's those things that the cute baby that you brought home from the hospital, cuddled in your arms, fed, changed, clothed etc.... turns into. Then you find yourself doing all of the same things for said teenager that your were doing when they were newborn, however in the teenage years if you don't do it, or don't do it right they are sure as hell going to let you know about it.

Our teenage son has been getting gradually worse over the past few weeks. His language is awful and his attitude towards everyone stinks. We have tried talking to him, we have taken the Xbox away but nothing is working. It got to the point yesterday where I had to sit and listen to him tell my OH that he loves me but he doesn't like me. Now I know, as everyone has said, he is a teenager and they say these things and many more mean things and to not let it get to me, and I shouldn't, but it did. I am sure there are teenagers out there that have done a lot worse but when it's your own you can't help but let it get to you. It's causing arguments between everyone and he seems to be hitting all the right buttons.

This is a before and after photo of his room, this was last year. He chooses to live like this as his room is in the same state now. In the end I had to tidy it, at the time I was 8 months pregnant, not in the mood for tidying up someone's room when they choose to live like this, but I did. I even lifted the bed to clean underneath it. I am embarrassed to show the photo's but it's him that does it, we don't want him to live like that but if he doesn't tidy it or not make it messy in the first place then it's me that is left to sort it out. The picture at the bottom is the girls room, just to show that rooms can stay tidy, although that's my handiwork again, and it doesn't look like this at the moment!

At my wits end! 

To top that off my Mothers Day was rubbish. I have read blogs and had my FB news feed filled with wonderful Mothers Days, oh we went here, we did this, I got this, they made me breakfast in bed, blah, blah, blah. Well from now on I am cancelling Mothers Day, Fathers Day, Easter, Birthdays, Halloween, Christmas and every other such occasion where someone needs fussing over, presents bought, and me to be nice to them. No more Mrs Nice Guy! 

Onto our 3 yr old, who still hasn't mastered the art of using the toilet. So over the weekend we decided to put him in pants. I refused to let any accidents stop me from carrying on and reverting back to nappies. He did OK. He used the toilet, we did have a couple of accidents but nothing major, we just need to crack on and do it before he starts college and is still in nappies. I was hoping that the Angry Birds boxer shorts that he chose to buy over the weekend would work and I think it helped, he even had to show Nanny and Grandad his pants, lol! I am hoping it still goes well and we can crack this in a few weeks, she says!

Anyway, rants over, this doesn't make for a very good blog read! I have over indulged with tea and Cadbury's Oreo chocolate as chocolate and cake makes everything better. Here is a couple of pictures of cakes I made last year, pre baby. I don't have the time any more but wish I did. I would whip up a batch of cupcakes or some banana bread in no time, but now I have NO time it seems! Must get baking again! The two below were for Jubilee weekend and our 6 yr olds birthday and they were scrummy. I also made one for the teachers at the end of the year but forgot to take a photo, it was milk and white chocolate fingers around the outside and aero bubbles on the top, just imagine it!!! Nom, nom, nom!

Talking of chocolate, I was prepared this year and have already got a stash of Easter Eggs ready but now I have cancelled Easter I may as well eat them all! There is no worry about getting fat either as the button fell off my jeans the other day and my leggings have holes in them so have a little more give now, which is handy if I am going to eat 12 Easter eggs and 3 tubs of sweets. I wonder if the china Mario mug is edible, worth a go I suppose!

My last rant is dedicated to the water pipe that bust on me this morning. It spewed out all over the foundations that we have put down so we now have the swimming pool that I wanted. Not so good for the builder starting work today. I couldn't turn the water off as the tap was stuck so I called on OH who didn't answer his phone, my bro who was busy, my Dad who was with my bro and then back to OH who came home to sort it out but by then we were flooded!

After putting you through that long ranty blog post I make my apologies and promise my next blog posts to be more upbeat and useful. I am due to write a review on and their shop and am still to finish my reviews on some products I have here too, all to come very soon.

I hoping my Blog today is worthy of me winning a guest spot on :-)

Friday, 8 March 2013

Silver Cross product launch invite, I'm so excited! Leapfrog Tag Junior review. Building work due to start and the baby is on the move.

Today I am so excited, I have been invited to the launch of two new Silver Cross products in London. There will be a full blog post and review to come after the event. Baby and myself have to be in London for 9am. No jeans, t-shirt and scraped back hair on that day. Positively buzzing, lol! More on that in a couple of weeks time. I just have to contain my excitement for a couple of weeks and looking forward to our little adventure.

Building work stopped on the extension once we finished the foundations. OH went back to work this week and was probably pleased to not be out there digging etc... because it is now raining. However, that does mean that we now have the swimming pool slowly filling up that I was keen to put in instead! The builder is due to start on Monday, followed by the floor and then the brickwork will start and it will all take shape. Something else to get excited about, I am the one left awaiting deliveries of bricks and cement though, which at least means I am in the house and not out at the shops, lol!

Oh and the baby is on the move, not crawling, but rolling and going backwards! So now nothing is safe, nothing can be left on the floor or it goes straight in the mouth and I leave the room for a few seconds and come back to find him heading under a sofa. I forgot how mobile they get so quickly. Who said the baby could grow up so fast??!

TODAY'S REVIEW IS THE LEAPFROG TAG JUNIOR; Suitable for age range 12 months to 4 years.

Today's review is of the Leapfrog Tag Junior reading system. It is in constant use by our 3 year old at the moment. There are currently 17 books available on the Leapfrog website and some flashcards coming soon too which look like they would be very handy and educational. (Must remember to make a note to get some). We currently have the green scout book pal which you use to read the books and learn different things. We currently only have 4 books in our collection but each one is geared to different things to learn, we have;

Jake and the Neverland Pirates teaches counting objects and number recognition
Toy Story 3 teaches character indentification, imaginative play and story telling
Curious George Colour Fun teaches Colours, matching and vocabulary
Sesame Street Monster Faces teaches emotions

and it comes with a demo book when you buy the Tag Reading Pal.

Each book tells a story or as in the Curious George book it does colours, as well as matching and vocabulary. The Sesame Street book covers different emotions which is good and each book is well illustrated and eye pleasing. The Tag Junior Pal is easy to handle for small hands and you just place it on the page of the book and it reads the story for you or tells you different things about what is on the page.

There are lots of other books available teaching a variety of numbers, letters, action words, friendship etc... and all with recognisable characters. We are extremely pleased with this purchase which has been going strong for over a year so far and is still the toy of choice at bedtime or quiet time. The carry bag is ideal for taking on car journeys and out and about as it keeps everything safe and together. We can fit our 5 books in it along with the reading pal.

RRP for the Tag Junior is around £24.99 with each book around £9.99. There are offers on at some shops and the books sometimes come up on a 3 for 2 offer at some retailers. Stockist include Toys r Us, Argos, Boots, ELC, Smyths Toys, Amazon, Hamleys and many more.

I am off to do some housework, after I have refuelled with tea and some Cadburys Oreo chocolate. My next review will be something for the teenagers, as my eldest is moaning at me that there is nothing in my blog for him! :-)

Monday, 4 March 2013

Our work here is done (kind of!) Bugaboo Bee review, Pink Lining Yummy Mummy bag review and the OH's Maclaren BMW, it's a man's pram!

Oh yay, you hear us cry. Well OH in particular. After having a week off work and then working harder at home than he does at work, he has now probably gone to work for a rest! The foundation works is now done, the grab loader has just visited and removed most of the evidence from the front garden that we had ever dug up anything from the side of the house. We pumped concrete in on Friday, who knew that tonnes of concrete could take only 20 minutes to pump into huge trenches. I think the general consensus is that we will never do anything like this ourselves again. I think my poor Dad was broken but the bottle of whiskey we bought him as a thank you may help a bit.

Please note; the random shoe in the second picture isn't the only piece of OH left after the concrete was poured, honest! ;-)

So, its the builders turn to take over, put the floor in place and work his magic on building, whoop whoop. We can sit back and watch it take shape for a few weeks, and relax!

Now onto more interesting things. This week I am reviewing the Bugaboo Bee Plus and the Pink Lining Yummy Mummy changing bag. I have had a few prams and changing bags in my time and so I hope these reviews will be handy for making those vital decisions when choosing such items.

BUGABOO BEE PLUS. Depending on model, normal model is £479 and the limited edition models are £529, these prices are from and prices may vary from retailer to retailer. Mothercare, at the moment, have an offer on if you buy a Bugaboo Bee pushchair you get a free Maxi Cosi Cabriofix in Black Jacquard. Limited Edition models at the moment are the all black chassis and fabrics, the denim 107 and the Neon Pop collection. I have the Neon Pop colourway.

Features of the Bugaboo Bee Pushchair include;

Suitable from Birth
Compact and easy to fold
Reversible seat unit with 3 different seat positions
Lockable swivel wheels
Height adjustable handle
Compatible as a travel system with car seat adaptors (sold seperately)
Includes raincover with other accessories also available but sold seperately
Pushchair weight; 8.5kg
Folded measurements; 69cm depth, 53cm width and 79cm height

Pictured on our Bee is the Bee Cocoon (RRP £74.95), this is amazingly cosy with a fleece inside and head hugger cushion. We used ours from when Blake was 6 weeks old and it is still going well now he is 6 months old. It zips right down each side on the top cover and has adjustable buttons to be able to turn the top of the cover up or down slightly. It also has slits for the harness to pass through so baby is nice and secure. We have been using in rear facing mode for 90% of the time and only now as Blake gets older and more aware have we turned him around to face outwards, you still have the option for a full recline in either forward or rearward facing. The height adjustable handle bar is good and so easy to use, just undo the white clips, raise the handle up or down and then clip them back up again. The one hand seat recline is fab and this is also how you would remove the seat to turn it into either forward or rearward facing. The fabrics are lovely and easy clean too and the cocoon has recently gone through a wash no problems and came out looking lovely. The raincover is easy to use and fit, fab for when you are out and about and caught in a downpour, there is nothing worse than spending half an hour trying to fit a raincover when your poor bubba is getting soaked! The suspension is good too, the wheels are small and nippy but the suspension helps to give a smooth ride for its passenger and the lockable swivel wheels give the different options for manoeuvrability. It is a one piece fold and is easy to fold and unfold too. Its small folding which is great if you are limited on boot space and easy to carry once folded even with a baby under the over arm.

Overall, for a small and nimble pushchair this is fab. From birth it will take you right through to toddler, we recently used ours through London with our 3 yr old in to save his tired legs and it was fab and still felt easy to push with a heavier child in. This has stayed with us longer than most other pushchairs have and fits all our tick boxes of what we were looking for in a pram at the time. Big thumbs up Bugaboo, the Bee is a winner for us.

Other retailers for Bugaboo Bee are;, Winstanleys pram world, Glasgow pram Centre, John Lewis, Peppermint, Born, plus many more retailers.


Again, as with prams, I have had MANY changing bags too! Today's review is of the Pink Lining Yummy Mummy change bag. It is a lovely sized bag with many features including; 2 insulated bottle pockets, mobile phone pocket, pen loop, key/dummy fob, 2 nappy pockets, zip pocket, detachable mirror and also comes with a wet bag and changing mat. If like myself you use cloth nappies then I find this bag still has enough room to fit a couple of cloth nappies in ready to go as well as a spare outfit and all other baby paraphernalia needed to make it out of the house well prepared. The change mat is a good size and the wet bag is a bonus for any mishaps that may occur with clothing or wet dribbly bibs etc.... There are 2 outer pockets on each end of the bag and a small pocket to the front of the bag with the cupcake embroidery that features on the Yummy Mummy bag. It has 2 strong sturdy carry handles plus an adjustable shoulder strap too. Its canvas/laminate material makes for a good wipeable material when it is in need of a clean and it comes in a variety of patterns to suit each individual. Dimensions of the bag are Length 38cm, Height 28cm and Width 14cm, making it a good sized bag for one child. For twins or children closer in age they do a slightly larger Twins bag and they also do a variety of other bags to suit needs. I found the Yummy Mummy the perfect size for our needs although for a quick nip out there is also the mini Yummy Mummy which looks fab for a small trip out rather than taking the bigger bag. I have yet to see how much you can fit in one of these but could be good for another review.

Pink Lining retailers include;,,,, plus many more.

One more thing. Maclaren BMW. Once men were not interested in prams. They didn't care what pram you bought or what it looked like. You may have got a small male grunt of approval if they kind of liked it but that was all. However, stick a car badge on it and all of a sudden they are interested. Maclaren BMW has done this to my OH and he has even chosen which colour he likes, never has he done that with a pram before. For a pram retailer/car make collaboration it is a fair ish price too, unlike the £2000 price tag on the current Silver Cross/Aston Martin collaboration. With it's BMW badge emblazoned accessories, and a good few accessories too, this looks like a good contender for the 'new pram of the house' award. Not pushing aside the Bee Plus though, just giving the Bee a friend. :-D