Tesalate Sand Free Beach Towels!

Tesalate Sand Free Beach Towels! I love a REALLY good looking towel. I know it might make me an old bore and middle aged to say it but I do. I have the most fabulous Margot Selby towels in my house and have an array of beach towels in all different colours. A watermelon one, a grapefruit one, a rainbow one… But none of them are actually as lovely as my new ultra light weight and sand free towel made […]

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Nozstock: The Hidden Valley – Into The Great Unknown!

Nozstock: The Hidden Valley – Into The Great Unknown! Last year we abandoned our usual family festival feeling it had become too commercial and not as friendly. We decided to try out Nozstock instead and I am just SO pleased that we did! A more intimate setting run by a family who didn’t make it feel like big business and just loads of freedom and happy smiling faces. It was actually relaxing, despite some bad weather, and we basically just […]

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Billie Faires Launches 5th Collection With George at Asda!

Billie Faires Launches 5th Collection With George at Asda! Last summer I discovered the Billie Faires collection in George at Asda and Raffie rocked his little breton jersey romper and navy vest top frequently. It was comfortable and easy to wear and wash so what’s not to love? What I was rather keen on last summer was how this outfit looked far more high end than a supermarket purchase and I don’t think would be out of place in some […]

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A Playground At Home!

A Playground At Home! When I was growing up I had the most enormous garden to play in. Gardening and having outdoor space was super important to my Mum and her garden was, and still is, like a magic garden full of wonder. I dreamed a million games outside at my family home, sunbathed as a teenager, laughed around the fire pit in the summer with my pals well into my twenties and then I left home and found myself […]

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February Half Term 2020!

February Half Term 2020! February half term signals exactly half way through the academic year and wow I’m struggling to wonder how this has happened so fast? For Jonny it means he is half way to becoming a qualified teacher and for the big kiddos, who I swear have just started year 4 and year 6, it means that they are growing up like as if in a race. I don’t like it at all. This school holiday also marks […]

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London Theatre Tickets!

London Theatre Tickets! As an ex day pupil of Italia Conti I think that it’s in my blood to want to be at the theatre as much as possible and of course to bring the kiddos along with me and introduce them to all the delights live performance has to offer! Sometimes they attend performances intended just for children but I’m happy to take them to anything (as long as it’s suitable) and I know that they will always be […]

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A Frugal Year!

A Frugal Year! In September Jonny decided it was time for a change in career. It had been a long time coming and after a 6 year degree on the Open University it was very definitely about time he did something with his hard earned qualifications. He had wanted to be a teacher for the longest time and so finally, and 3 years after his degree had finished, we made the leap and dove into a year of student life. […]

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Fantasy February At Roarr Dinosaur Adventure!

Fantasy February At Roarr Dinosaur Adventure! Well don’t you just love a bit of dinosaur fun?! Roarr Dinosaur Adventure in Lenwade, Norfolk, is one of the children’s most favourite places to be and I have to say, it really is one of the best Norfolk family attractions as there’s just SO much to do! A massive play area with the most wonderful equipment for all ages and then lots of other play areas dotted around in between all the other […]

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February Half Term At London Transport Museum!

February Half Term At London Transport Museum! There’s always a reason to be visiting the London Transport Museum as far as I’m concerned – the amazing price (adult tickets cost as little as £16.50 on line and last for a whole year of unlimited visits while children go free) to get in, the fabulous fun they have inside looking at transport from the 1800s to present day, the play areas, interesting artefacts, hands on exhibitions… So much and that’s not […]

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A Day Out In Kensington!

One of the things that I love about London is the way nothing is the same twice; and it doesn’t matter if you’re local, have lived there, visit frequently or are a first timer, you will find something new on every visit. I went on an urban hike a few years ago and discovered a way of looking at London that I perhaps never had when I lived there and now, as a frequent visitor, I do try and engage […]

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