Month: August 2019

Win Tickets to BRICKLIVE!

We are going to BRICKLIVE this year and we cannot wait! We have spotted it taking place before but we have been busy every time it’s been on. This time we have popped the date in the diary, thanks to a lovely invitation to visit from the team at BRICKLIVE …

3 Ways to Save Money Today

This is a collaborative post I am absolutely not going to mention the word, I am still revelling in the last days of summer here. But I must admit that it is lurking on the horizon, that event in December that I am going to need to save a few …

Creating A Reading Challenge For Kids

We have had fun this week creating a reading challenge and the kids have already made a good start on it. I know that they have tried similar ideas at school, so I thought I would adapt those ideas and get the children reading a few new books at home. …

3 Tips For Travelling With Children

This is a collaborative post Travelling with children can be challenging. I mean, let’s be honest, travelling before we had our kids could be stressful at times, couldn’t it? All of those things that we need to remember, to pack, to make arrangements at home and work. We have simply …

Our First Visit To LEGOLAND Discovery Centre Birmingham

We have free annual passes, as we are working as ambassadors for LEGOLAND Discovery Centre Birmingham Some of you might remember that for Christmas I made the children a family adventures jar. One of the adventures that it contained was to take them to the LEGOLAND Discovery Centre Birmingham, and …

AD The Kids’ First Horse Riding Experience

This is sponsored content We are just back from the kids’ first horse riding experience and I have to say, they are buzzing! As I mentioned last week, we are working with Great British Racing this summer, as part of their Under 18s Race Free campaign. As part of this, …

Siblings August 2019

We are now into the full swing of the summer holidays, which means that Boo and Little Man are as thick as thieves. Their days revolve around playing with one another, giggling together and lying around all limbs entangled together. We’ve not been away this break and we don’t plan …

It’s World Calligraphy Day!

Today is World Calligraphy Day, will you be joining in? When I heard about World Calligraphy Day from Manuscript, I knew that I needed to share all about it. Aside from the fact that I know so many of you love our papery pursuits, it was that little shove that …

AD Family Fun Day at Leicester Racecourse

This is sponsored content This summer we are delighted to be working with Great British Racing, promoting their ‘Under 18s Race Free‘ campaign. Horse racing has always held a special place in my heart, so when the team got in touch and invited us to work with them, I jumped …

When You Realise That You’re Already Halfway….

I read something the other day, on social media somewhere no doubt. It pointed out that we only have 18 summers with our children. 18. Put like that, 18 summers sounds like nothing at all, does it? And we all know how quickly these summer breaks can fly by. Then …

5 Tips To Make The Perfect Reading Corner For Kids

This is a collaborative post Garrison Keillor once said that a book is a gift you can open again and again, and I’m a firm believer in that statement. As wonderful as settling down with a good book is, in today’s fast paced world that’s full of distraction, noise and …

Book Swap August 2019

As I am in such a summer reading mood, this month’s Bring Back Paper activity just has to be a book swap. If you haven’t tried this one before, the idea behind the book swap is simple and really easy for anyone to join in. It’s open internationally and you …

A Family Day Out To Countryfile Live

We received tickets free of charge to this event Over the weekend we headed down to Blenheim Palace for Countryfile Live. Firstly, I have to say that this is one popular event! It was busy, and yet I felt they did a great job of managing traffic getting into the …

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