Looking for something to do with the kids (and a dog) during the half term holiday? With great weather predicted, we all want to get outside and enjoy it so where better than the great British countryside? I have asked around to find the best woodland walks in the UK, recommended by families who love… Continue reading The Best UK Woodland Walks
Me: ‘When I was your age, we didn’t have tablets or mobile phones and children’s TV was only on for an hour each day!’ K (rolling her eyes): ‘Yea, yea, and you couldn’t pause or rewind and the world was black and white, we know!’ Me (under my breath): ‘Cheeky moo…………’ This is not a… Continue reading Cut Your Kid's Screen Time, You Won't Regret it!
Part of the reason for starting this blog was to keep a sort of diary, having failed miserably at baby books! The only downside being that I started it when the youngest began school and therefore missed the toddler years. Now that The Boy is growing up, we are beginning to reclaim the lounge as… Continue reading Top 8 Best Books for Young Children
The great weather over the Easter holidays inspired us to get out into the garden. I only planned to tidy things up and replant our herb basket but the kids had different ideas! They found hanging baskets in the shed, seeds that were way out of date and hatched a plan to ‘grow their own’… Continue reading Step by Step Guide to Growing Veg With Kids
When I was growing up, Easter would include a few efforts at making crispy chocolate nest cakes, decorating a blown egg at Sunday school and your weight in chocolate eggs given by various family and friends over the weekend, none of which you could tuck into until Easter Sunday. Now however, it seems that the… Continue reading Has the Easter Bunny Reached Santa Status?
Having visited Cliveden National Trust several times before and participated in their ‘Pantomime Trail‘ over the Christmas holidays, we were keen to take part in their Easter egg hunt at some time during the Easter break. We were left a little disappointed by the Hughenden Manor hunt last week and were expecting greater things from our… Continue reading Cliveden's Easter Egg Hunt 2017!
It’s the beginning of the Easter holidays and they’ve only been off school for a couple of days, but already I’ve broken up several fights, interrupted more than a dozen slanging matches and questioned my sanity on more than one occasion! It’s amazing how they can turn into different kids, the second we get outside… Continue reading Easter Egg Hunt at Hughenden Manor National Trust
Following the wedding, the peak of our trip, the final chapter on our Chilean adventure took us to a farm near the coast, where we stayed in a timber framed chalet in what felt like the middle of nowhere! The property stood alone, surrounded by countryside and farmland, an idyllic setting, about an hour and… Continue reading Our Chilean Adventure – The Final Installment!
Following on from last week’s post summarising the beginning of our Chilean Adventure, our second week in Chile began with The Wedding! This was the catalyst fuelling the trip, the whole reason we were visiting Chile in the first place! Pia stayed at her grandparents house, the night before the big day and Martin (my… Continue reading Our Chilean Adventure – Part 2 – The Wedding
So, we have just returned from an amazing holiday in Chile! The whole trip was centered around my brothers wedding but his fiancé (Pia) insisted that our visit should include as much of Chile as possible so that we could really get a feel for the country. I was a little daunted by the thought… Continue reading Our Chilean Adventure- Part 1