Bernard The Bee – To Trunki or not to Trunki?

If you read my blog last week you will know about the OHs excitement at discovering that there was a Trunki in the universe that resembled the Lotus F1 race car (well, as much as a Trunki can!). Personally I wasn’t quite sure we needed one just yet and Little Z couldn’t have cared less. He’d never heard of a Trunki and was much more interested in removing all his clothes and blowing bubbles outside.

After much “Shall we? Shall We? Shall we?” (from the OH), we decided that it would be fun for Little Z and the OH attempted to reserve it. He even paid Argos a visit and that’s when we (or rather, he) got the bad news. They are not available to buy till the end of June. He was gutted. I was sad for him. Little Z was perplexed at Trunki-gate. We had a mini-dilemma on our hands. We go away on on holiday on Tuesday and it meant either going without or choosing one of the other models. I wasn’t actually too fussed either way but it was evident it had taken a strong hold on the OH.

He eventually smiled again when he picked Bernard the Bee. A very bright, very smiley, yellow number.

Bernard arrived home this week and Little Z has taken an instant shine to him. He carried and pushed him around at first not realising he could ride it. The OH seems happy too albeit occasionally looks a bit wistful. I think maybe the Lotus will join us one day. Just not on this holiday.

Bernard the Bee Trunki



  1. Rhian @melbs June 10, 2013 / 3:40 am

    We got a trunki as a present when our little one was about 6 months old and I actually forgot we had it and you’ve reminded me, I might try it out when we fly back to the UK but I don’t think he realises he can ride his either – it will make it so much easier for me if he learns before we go though!!

    • Notmyyearoff June 19, 2013 / 8:04 pm

      It was brilliant at the airport, especially in big queues and things. Well worth it – I put all his nappies in it and some clothes!

  2. Erica Price June 10, 2013 / 7:03 am

    Always fancied getting one for H, but couldn’t justify it when we already had a case for H. Hope you have many happy journeys with him.

    • Notmyyearoff June 19, 2013 / 8:05 pm

      Yeah its not worth having 2 cases – Z loved his. We’ve now put it away in a safe place!

  3. AtoZ Mummy June 10, 2013 / 7:37 am

    Love love love it!!! Hope you have a fab holiday x

  4. 3yearsandhome June 10, 2013 / 9:12 am

    The bee is also pretty cool but the Lotus one is wow! Hope Z likes riding round on it (P.S. it also takes the weight of an adult if you don’t sit on it for too long).

    • Notmyyearoff June 19, 2013 / 8:06 pm

      Thanks for that – I used that tip!! 😀

  5. MsXpat June 10, 2013 / 1:20 pm

    Awh he’s cute! Nice addition to family

    • Notmyyearoff June 19, 2013 / 8:06 pm

      Thank you – he very much enjoyed the trip I think!

  6. Sonya Cisco June 10, 2013 / 1:42 pm

    We have a Gruffalo one! I love Trunkis, so cute!

    • Notmyyearoff June 19, 2013 / 8:07 pm

      I saw a few Gruffalo ones at the airport – they are very cute!

  7. Deborah Patrick June 10, 2013 / 1:50 pm

    I’ve always wanted a Trunki for my kids, they’re adorable! Maybe get one for Belle once she’s a little bigger! ^_^ x

    • Notmyyearoff June 19, 2013 / 8:07 pm

      They are brilliant things – kept him entertained for a good while!

  8. Emily June 10, 2013 / 1:55 pm

    That’s a fab trunki though, mine all push more than ride – have a fantastic holiday! xx

    • Notmyyearoff June 19, 2013 / 8:08 pm

      It was a brilliant little investment – he did try to push it for a while and then we pulled him along!

  9. sarahhillwheeler June 10, 2013 / 2:51 pm

    I love trunki and the bee looks great. But I can see that a lotus would have gripped the imagination too.

    • Notmyyearoff June 19, 2013 / 8:08 pm

      I’m pretty sure my hubby still has his eye on that one – I wouldn’t be surprised if it found some way into our home eventually 🙂

  10. Mummy Wife Woman June 10, 2013 / 3:03 pm

    What a wonderful post. Glad your OH got ‘his’ trunkie 😉
    have a wonderful holiday all of you xx

  11. Katie @mummydaddyme June 10, 2013 / 4:15 pm

    Bernard the bee is very cute! 😉 We have a regular old pink one and a gruffalo one. Cept it doesnt look much like a gruffalo. 😉 x

    • Notmyyearoff June 19, 2013 / 8:10 pm

      Haha I have seen those ones – they are very cute looking!

  12. Mummy of Two June 10, 2013 / 7:45 pm

    Your poor OH I can just imagine his face! Love Bernard though!

    • Notmyyearoff June 19, 2013 / 8:10 pm

      I think he may bring up the Trunki conversation again eventually once they are released! 🙂

    • Notmyyearoff June 19, 2013 / 8:11 pm

      He loved it very much. OH is halfway to acceptance I think!

  13. Verily Victoria Vocalises June 10, 2013 / 9:40 pm

    I adore Trunkis and this one looks fantastic! I hope you have a wonderful holiday. Thanks for linking to Magic Moments xx

    • Notmyyearoff June 19, 2013 / 8:11 pm

      Thanks V – we are finally back. Boooo! 🙂

  14. Kriss MacDonald June 11, 2013 / 3:35 am

    Our Trunkis are out as we’re moving this week and will be travelling most of the summer. My kids have spent the last few days packing and repacking theirs with their favourite toys and cuddlies while chasing each other on them. I find they’re a fab way for kids to get excited about a trip.

  15. Charly Dove June 11, 2013 / 3:42 pm

    Bernard is awesome – brilliant choice 🙂

    • Notmyyearoff June 19, 2013 / 8:12 pm

      Thanks 🙂 We think Bernard is happy in his new home!

  16. Sara (@mumturnedmom) June 11, 2013 / 8:49 pm

    I love it! Great choice, but I do feel sorry for OH not getting his lotus one 🙂

    • Notmyyearoff June 19, 2013 / 8:13 pm

      OH got to pull Bernard around and carry him around every time Z wasn’t in the mood though 😉

  17. Jane June 11, 2013 / 9:54 pm

    We have the gruffalo one to take on holiday, Ethan wasn’t really riding it then and it rode in the buggy! I think over the years it will get lots of use going to nannys lol

    • Notmyyearoff June 19, 2013 / 8:13 pm

      Hehe they are perfect little overnight bags aren’t they?

  18. jenny paulin June 12, 2013 / 2:10 pm

    i think thats a great choice very colourful and fun for Z. we have a grufallo one and a dinosaur one for my two and they love them x

    • Notmyyearoff June 19, 2013 / 8:14 pm

      They are definitely cool little things!!

  19. Emma June 12, 2013 / 9:13 pm

    But Bernard is very sweet! Have a great trip! 🙂

  20. Xandi | The Mummy Scripts June 13, 2013 / 2:56 pm

    How cute!! We have the Gruffalo one but abandoned taking it on trips as it became another ‘child’ to carry! Now it’s main purpose to to be a ride-on which they all love – who knew trunki’s could be multi-functional! x

    • Notmyyearoff June 19, 2013 / 8:15 pm

      Thats definitely what I found – its “one more thing” to look after, especially when Z decides he’d rather run around!

  21. HelpfulMum June 18, 2013 / 9:03 pm

    Love it! We have a Gruffalo one and a ladybird too! Both children adore them.

    • Notmyyearoff June 19, 2013 / 8:16 pm

      Ooh we did think about the ladybird for a bit then I let OH pick in the end and he went for the bee!

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