the adventures of Super Tom

all the things I like and do

Top 5 things to do in the garden

The weather hasn’t been great in the summer holidays, but there have been a few sunny days. When it’s sunny I like playing in the garden and here’s my top five things I like to do in the garden and that you might like.

In fifth place… Riding things! My garden isn’t that big but I can still get around it on my bike without any road traffic getting in my way.  I also like taking my sister for a ride on the back of my quad bike. We play taxis and I give her a lift around the garden.

In fourth place… It is my sister’s trampoline! It’s a little one-person trampoline that we bought second-hand for only £5. I like jumping on it but sadly once I almost jumped over the front. The dog loves jumping about on it too.

In third place… Gardening with my dad! I was sent some cool Gruffalo gardening gloves and I am going to use them to help my dad dig, plant and get messy. I planted vegetables in my garden like carrots, spring onions, chillis and green peas. The gloves are going to come in very HANDY 😀

In second place… Painting and clay! When it was a sunny day, mummy covered the garden table with a cloth and me and my sister painted clay things that we had made last year. It was really fun – you should try it with air-drying clay.

In first place… Pro Swingball! This new toy was sent to me this summer and I have been playing it with my sister and my mum. It is really tricky to hit the ball but I’m getting the hang of it. The rules of Pro Swingball is the ball goes round and round a pole and you have to take it in turns to serve and hit it. My dog Mowgli also loves Pro Swingball and keeps trying to eat the tennis ball on the end of the string!

What things do you like doing in your garden? I’d love to hear from you!


Gruffalo Garden Gloves – “This is Briers’ first fully licensed range. These exclusive Gruffalo® children’s products have been especially designed with an emphasis on kids having fun outside.” The gloves are available from Briers priced £3.99. 

Pro Swingball – “The Pro Swingball is the perfect game for the whole family to enjoy in the summer.  It isn’t just for back gardens, it’s fully portable and therefore a perfect game for outdoor events, holiday fun and picnics. With its unique lid and base construction, the game can be stored and carried anywhere!  It’s fun, interactive and great for all age-groups … and tends to bring out that competitive streak in even the most unlikely players!  Pro Swingball is available from Toys ‘R’ Us and – RRP £39.99.”


My favourite Skylanders

I got Skylanders last Christmas and I was very excited because it was the first present I opened. I was very excited when I first tried it out, even though I only had three Skylanders but I’ve gradually been collecting them in packs of three and packs of one so now I have 21. This game is about a dragon called Spyro. He is one of the Skylanders. Before you start the game, you have to switch on the Portal of Power and put your Skylander on it. The Portal of Power makes your Skylanders come to life on TV. Then you complete chapters of adventures – the more you complete chapters, the more levels you unlock.

Each Skylander has its own special power on each button on the controller. That is important because if they had the same powers, it wouldn’t really be that fun. You need different Skylanders to complete different challenges. Every time you get a new Skylander, it unlocks a new challenge to try out and win. This is good because you can keep playing without getting bored and there are lots of different Skylanders to collect. There are 30 Skylanders to collect and there are special ones called Legendary Skylanders – they are a different colour to the normal ones.

I have got two very favourite Skylanders. One of them is called Dinorang and the other is called Ignitor. Dinorang throws boomerangs to kill the baddies. He can throw some forwards and some around him. I like Dinorang because he is a dinosaur and throws boomerangs and I think that is amazing for a dinosaur! I like Ignitor because he’s got a fire sword and he swipes baddies. He takes three shots with his sword to kill a baddie and he can throw meteors out of his head and crush the baddies too.

One of my friends has collected all of the Skylanders, including the Legendaries. I hope I get more for my birthday! My other friend doesn’t have Skylanders so I let him come round after school to play it with me.

Thank you for reading my blog, from Tom.