Category: Family & Days Out

4 Ways to Play in Your Own Back Garden

This is a collaborative post My children love playing in our back garden. It actually never ceases to amaze me how much fun they can have out there, coming up with different ways to play. When the sun is shining (and often even when it’s not) my two want to …

Fun at Dogs Unleashed

Over the weekend we travelled up to Bakewell to Dogs Unleashed. I can’t quite remember how I found out about it, but the shows are billed as “The Ultimutt Doggy Days Out” so I knew that we had to give it a go! It ran over the whole weekend, with …

BBC Gardeners’ World Live

I received press tickets to this event A few days ago we went along to BBC Gardeners’ World Live and, as always, we had brilliant day. It’s become something of an annual date for my mum and I. My mum is my gardening guru, everything that I know I have …

Siblings June 2019

As the kids get older, they seem to get closer and closer. There’s no mistaking that Boo is the older child, not simply because she just is, but because of the way that their relationship works. She looks out for her little brother, she likes to take care of him, …

Fun at Monster Jam, Ricoh Arena

We were gifted tickets free of charge On Saturday we drove over to Coventry’s Ricoh Arena to experience our very first monster trucks show, Monster Jam. Monster Jam is a two hour monster trucks show, where the trucks perform a variety of stunts to the ‘oohs’ and ‘aahs’ of the …

A Day Out With Mum Thanks To CrossCountry Trains #Ad

Advertorial content in collaboration with CrossCountry Last week I had a lovely day out with my mum, thanks to CrossCountry. With Mother’s Day coming up, it was the perfect opportunity to spend some time together, time without the kids around, just the two of us. We don’t do this as …

Siblings December 2018

These two have been so very close over the last month. They have wanted to be with each other all the time and are having happy chats about Christmas. The countdown to Christmas is on and they CANNOT WAIT, apparently! The latest development here is that Little Man is now reading …

Santa’s Winter Wonderland at the Snowdome

Last night we enjoyed a very special evening. We were invited along to the preview event of Santa’s Winter Wonderland at the Snowdome in Tamworth. Having never been before, the children were very excited at the prospect of seeing Santa and his pals and playing in the snow, real snow! …

Siblings November 2018

Is it just our household that is seeing excitement levels rising already? Thought not. Christmas is everywhere now, so my two are in the zone. They have a few things going on at school, too, so I can sense that over-excitement lurks just beneath the surface at all times. And …

Gift Ideas for Tween Girls

My daughter turned 9 years old last month and choosing her presents was something of a challenge. She’s at that age where there aren’t loads of things that she ‘needs’, she already has lots of stuff and she didn’t have many items on her wish-list. It seems that I am not …

The Great Brick Safari at Twycross Zoo

Over the weekend we were invited to visit Twycross Zoo, as they are now home to The Great Brick Safari until 7th January 2019. The Great Brick Safari brings over 70 lifesized LEGO® Brick animals to Twycross Zoo. This on top of all of the real animals, meant the kids …

Disney On Ice presents Dream Big

I have been keeping a secret from the kids for a few weeks now. We were invited to the new Disney On Ice presents Dream Big tour last month and I decided that I’d like to keep it as a surprise for them, which I’ve not done before. I like …

Happy 9th Birthday, Boo

Today my beautiful daughter is 9 years old. I don’t know why, but ‘9’ just seems so grown up to me. I handled 7 and 8, but 9, 9 just seems too much! Maybe it is because I am seeing those changes in my girl, Boo is definitely growing up …

Little Man is 6!

How can my baby be turning six years old today? Oh, and in truth ‘Little Man’ is now something of a misnomer. He’s taller than all of his classmates and most of the year above him! Little Man has been counting down the months, weeks and days to today. He …

Feasting At The Big Feastival

On Sunday we had a little trip out to Alex James’ farm in the Cotswolds, to enjoy feasting at The Big Feastival. We’d not been before, so were keen to have a look around and see what it was all about. There were cooking demos on throughout the day, loads …

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