Category: Family & Days Out

Family Fun – Our Center Parcs Family Bloggers Entry

Center Parcs are looking for new Family Bloggers. Well, yes, please! We’ve yet to take the children there, though both my husband and I went with our families and have very fond memories of those holidays. As Boo is 4 and Little Man is happily on the move now, I …

An Arty Autumn Outing

We had a ropey start to our week. Little Man had had his MMR jabs, and then, as I understand often happens, 10 days later he was not himself. He woke crying in the night at 2.45am, and then barely slept after that. Suffice it to say I was a …

3 Months Blogging

3 months already! This still feels new to me, but then on the other hand, it’s become so ingrained now that I can’t imagine not blogging. I’ve published 94 posts and had over 1100 comments now. I’m continuing to love Twitter and Pinterest, pop over to Facebook, have discovered the …

A Ramble and a Crumble

We all went off for a stroll in our local park at the weekend. It was a glorious autumn day, so we wanted to get out into the sunshine, and enjoy being surrounded by nature.¬†Boo had her trusty backpack, ready to fill to the brim with treasures that she found …

A Moment’s Peace

Last weekend saw us taking the children shopping. They are usually pretty good round the shops, but understandably, do get a bit bored. We went to a retail park that we’d never be to before, and got a little lost trying to find it, queued to get into the car …

An Hour Well Spent

In the last week, we’ve been to a new soft play centre (very popular with both the children and me!), our usual dance class, and Boo’s had her two days at preschool. I didn’t think we could fit a bit of fresh air and the great outdoors into the week, …

Bye, Bye Summer

I have my socks on. That’s normally the sign for me. I love my flip flops, and at that first ray of sunshine and warmth, out they all come and summertime commences. But now I’m in socks. And the last few nights, I’ve even put my slippers on. With autumn …

Boo Draws ‘The Movies’

As regular readers will know, 3 year-old Boo really enjoys her drawing and colouring. It’s nice for me, too, as it actually keeps her quiet and still for a period of time each day – not easy to do! So when I read about This Mummy Loves’ new linky, Draw …

Fun at Ash End House Farm & Big Play Barn

We were very lucky to recently win a family ticket to Ash End House Farm and Big Play Barn, through our local Mums in the Know website. It was an impeccably timed win, as we got the tickets just in time to take the children there as a birthday treat …

Word Games for Pre-Schoolers

I love board games and word games – I like a mental challenge (not quite as keen on the physical, but we can’t all be into everything, can we?!). I know there are hundreds of great word games out there, and you will find me still playing some of them …

The Birthday Cake Moment

Little man will be one tomorrow. I can’t believe how quickly it’s gone by, but I know I’m definitely right on this one – it is really his birthday tomorrow! We’ve decided to celebrate this special time by having little treats for him each day, rather than one full-on day. …

Rambling Through The Roses

Last weekend, we decided to take a trip to the David Austin roses plant centre, in Albrighton. I’ve recently bought a couple for Project Garden, as they are my favourite plants, so I was keen to roam the gardens and see which other ones I liked the most, and I …

A Muddy Mess

This post is dedicated to the fabulous MudPie Mama. It’s thanks to reading her blog last week, that Boo has been happily entertained in our garden this week. I do have memories of making mud-pies with my brother when I was little, but for some reason just hadn’t introduced the …

‘Country Kids’ Inspired

Pretty much since I started blogging last month, I’ve been joining up with Coombe Mill’s #CountryKids linky. It’s about getting outside to have some family fun, whether it be a day out at a farm, a stroll through the park, or just splashing in puddles in your back garden. It’s …

Our Lunch Date

For today’s What’s the Story? and Magic Moments post, it’s a really simple photo, depicting a really simple thing. My husband, with our children, in a park.   I took it last Thursday, when I decided, spontaneously, to pack up a picnic and go and meet him for his lunch-break. …

Our Day at Sandwell Valley Park

Last Saturday we headed off to Sandwell Valley Country Park. We’d never been before, and this escapade represented another where we’re determined to explore more of the parks that we have around us, especially as they are, by and large, free, and a great way to spend time with the …

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