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Questions in the car #CarSeatConundrums

My three children ask questions endlessly, a typical day for me must involved at least 100 questions ranging from “Whats for lunch?” to “What’s 365 x 7984?” and “How many sleeps till Andrew’s party?” followed by “but you said it was THAT many sleeps yesterday”. Kiddicare recently ran a survey of 2,400 parents which showed that […]

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First week back

As it turns out a term time week is no calmer than the holidays. I have relished the chance to get on with bits of work this week and managed to concentrate on one thing for more than 5 minutes without a little voice asking for something, but after school has been pretty crazy busy. […]

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10 things to do with plasticine

Plasticine Softeez is wonderfully soft and mouldable making it perfect for creative little hands. It also never dries out, a fact that I have tested by leaving a huge amount in a box after a science workshop and three weeks later it was still soft!! There are several Plasticine Softeez kits available. We especially liked […]

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Girls and Sport

I’ve been thinking about this post for the last couple of hours, trying to place my thoughts on girls and football.  There is no doubt that when I think about football I primarily think of boys, but that doesn’t mean I wouldn’t want my daughters to play. My 7 year old daughter has asked many, […]

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Helping children learn at home

Back when I just had one child at school, I was organised Mum, spellings were meticulously learned, homework finished early and I was generally on top of everything I needed to be and fully able to spend the time needed helping my son at home. Fast forward 3 years and the story is a bit different, […]

Advansafix car seat Britax

Questions in the car #CarSeatConundrums

My three children ask questions endlessly, a typical day for me must involved at least 100 questions ranging from “Whats for lunch?” to “What’s 365 x 7984?” and “How many sleeps till Andrew’s party?” followed by “but you said it was THAT many sleeps yesterday”. Kiddicare recently ran a survey of 2,400 parents which showed that […]

When you don’t get your first choice school

I applied for my middle child’s Junior School place back in December, since then I haven’t really given it a second thought, I didn’t know the date we’d find out until I got an e-mail reminder from the council. We find out on Monday. My son is already at the school we applied for, it’s […]

Top tips for a first family ski holiday

Top tips for a first family ski holiday

Before I had children, I always thought actually having children wouldn’t stop me travelling and most of all snowboarding. Fast forward 10 years and my poor snowboard, lovingly stored in the loft covered in wax finally hit the slopes again. We had quite low expectations for our first holiday regarding the amount of skiing and […]

Day Trips

Stick Man Trail

Stick Man Trail at Alice Holt

We were very excited about trying the Stick Man trail at Alice Holt Forestry Commission site last weekend. Stick Man is one of my most favourite books and so we couldn’t wait to help  Stick Man find his way back to his family tree and be reunited with his Stick Lady Love, and his Stick children […]

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Fun at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo

A couple of weeks ago we were invited to Elephantastic at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo, a special weekend celebrating all things elephants. Unfortunately I didn’t check times of the special events, so we missed some of the talks and demonstrations, but it was still a fantastic day out and brilliant experience for the children. Visitors were invited […]

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Fruit Shoot Mini Mudder

Yesterday was the most AMAZING day. My 8 and 7 year old took part in Fruit Shoot Mini Mudder, which takes place alongside all the grown up Tough Mudder events. The 1 mile obstacle course is designed for 7-12 year olds with a minimum height of 1.1m. The whole event was brilliantly organised, we arrived at […]

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Superworm Trail at Moors Valley Country Park

We’ve visited Moors Valley Country Park several times over the last few years and I’m always completely blown away by how amazing it is and that you only pay for parking, Moors Valley is hands down the best and most reasonably priced day out we’ve had all Summer. We paid just £8 for the whole […]

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The Sands hotel Maze

Sands Resort Hotel and Spa

People often ask me what it’s like having three children and how it’s different to two, while I obviously love my crazy busy life, three children does bring some extra ( minor ) difficulties. We needed a much bigger car for example and can no longer just book a standard hotel room which means I […]

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Getting back on the snow – skiing with kids

Last Friday, Crystal Ski kindly invited us for a morning of skiing and snowboarding at The Snow Centre in Hemel Hempstead, if I’m honest I’ve been a bit scared of getting my snowboard boots back on after NINE years, and was more than a little concerned I wouldn’t even be able to stay upright, but […]

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Forest Holidays – Blackwood Forest

As a family we are never happier than when out in the forest for the day, so I knew Forest Holidays would be the perfect break for us. Forest Holidays in Blackwood Forest, Hampshire is a beautiful location set in 270 hectares of Beech Forest. There are 60 cabins onsite, but it doesn’t crowded as they are very spread […]

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Great holiday food inspiration from James Villas

Our amazing holiday with James Villas in April seems like a a very long time ago already, and I can’t quite believe that Summer is almost over but as we head into the latter half of the year dreaming about next years holiday I find myself looking at food and recipes for inspiration. Luckily my social media […]

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