Soft play and farm parks. We are done. Move over for The National Trust. First stop Dyrham park

Soft play and farm parks. We are over. Recently I’ve  realised that I have perhaps overloaded and in turn, reached my full capacity of enthusiasm towards children’s park, soft plays,  farm parks or any other child orientated activity.  Hectic and over-priced places that if we are all honest for the average adult are not that fun.  After 5 years I’m well over it. But guess … Continue reading Soft play and farm parks. We are done. Move over for The National Trust. First stop Dyrham park

The Night That Autumn Turned To Winter-Review-Bristol Old Vic Theatre

Today I took the small ones to go and see ‘The Night That Autumn Turned To Winter’. A  Little Bulb theatre production for kids at the Old Vic in Bristol. You know when you watch a kids film and it’s tongue in cheeky and silly enough to make you laugh more than your kids.. (or maybe that’s just me). It’s like that. The three scout/fairies/guardians … Continue reading The Night That Autumn Turned To Winter-Review-Bristol Old Vic Theatre

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Christmas Toys. Gift ideas for preschoolers

Quick! Its Christmas! What to get those 2-5 year old pre-schooler age bracket when there is SO much choice out there? Something that they might actually like and play with..Can you imagine a room full of toys actually being played with? What a DREAM. This Christmas I am on a slightly delusional, yet optimistic quest to do just that as I think they could be possibly pretty … Continue reading Christmas Toys. Gift ideas for preschoolers

Groupon Ladies Day Disaster

My lovely friend takes my daughter to school once a week and as a thank you I thought I would treat us to some sort of kid-free relaxation. We thought spa and afternoon tea. I found a Groupon deal at the Hilton in Bristol for ‘Afternoon tea for two and ‘health club access’ When I think Hilton I think posh hotel. I wouldn’t call it … Continue reading Groupon Ladies Day Disaster

Christmas travel with kids. Some tips and lifesavers

It’s that time of year again. When we get to do a lot of driving around the country visiting people. Which I actually love and look forward to as I get loads of help and that is like a holiday to me! After our recent road trip to the south of France with a 2 and 4-year-old, I feel (nearly) fully confident that we will … Continue reading Christmas travel with kids. Some tips and lifesavers

Introducing the Twagon

Its a wagon but you can tow it… The concept behind the twagon. Basically it’s a bowtop wagon, you can hitch up and go like any caravan. When our mate ,  boatbuilder Chris was asked to make a traditional gypsy bow top caravan on a trailer 4 years ago, he thought he would give it ago and 12 Twagons (and more on the go) later ‘Wild Wood … Continue reading Introducing the Twagon

‘Baking’ with kids. 5 ways to make your life easier

Baking is quite a precise process. It is not like in regular cooking where you can add a little bit of this and a little bit of that, get creative, personal and balance out things quite easy if you go a bit wrong. Baking is a bit more MATH. If you guess it, it generally might not even work and quite possibly taste disgusting. Baking … Continue reading ‘Baking’ with kids. 5 ways to make your life easier

Pastel coloured puke. The problem with pink. Why the gender stereotyping, sexist toys?

For some reason, (and I have tried to find out that reason but there are many contradicting explanations) it is believed by a vast amount of the population that pink is a colour for girls and blue for boys. I don’t really know why and it doesn’t really bother me that much because they are just colours. What does bother me, is that everything pink … Continue reading Pastel coloured puke. The problem with pink. Why the gender stereotyping, sexist toys?

What is black friday?

Black Friday is a day at the end of this working week, after Thursday and before Saturday when YOU MUST CONSUME You must get overly excited about buying more stuff someone tells you that you NEED. You must believe that you have got a great deal and that will make you happy. You might even buy something that you don’t even want. The price tag … Continue reading What is black friday?

MARATHON TRAINING AND POSSIBLE INCONTINENCE

  I’m going to run 13 miles in March for the Bath Half Marathon.. which I am quite confident I will be able to complete, but one little thing no one warns you about when training for a race… One sunny Sunday morning I decided to run 8 miles along a section of the local cycle path ..LOVING IT.  Peace and quiet, absorbed in my … Continue reading MARATHON TRAINING AND POSSIBLE INCONTINENCE