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
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
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
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
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
Prauge Review We Recently took a (No kids allowed) weekend trip to Prague. I had never been before and I was super impressed. It’s got ALOT going for it. We were only there for 3 days and really exhausted from non-stop work/kids/illness, so we just decided to go with the flow and see what we fancied doing each day rather than trying to cram everything … Continue reading PRAGUE HAS GOT IT ALL GOING ON!
Here are some lovely outdoor wintery walks around where we live in Frome. THE WHITE HORSE OF WESTBURY (or sometimes called Bratton Horse) The white horse of Westbury is a big white chalk horse carved onto the top of a steep hill on the edge of the Bratton downs. From what I can gather, there has been a horse carved on there for 300 years … Continue reading LUSH WALKS AROUND FROME (Somerset and Wiltshire). All free, with amazing views , kid friendly and good for your body and soul!
We live in a little town in Somerset called Frome which is a little bit of an arty, hippy, lovely little town about 13 miles south of Bath and 25 miles to Bristol. I think it’s well worth a visit and if you do ever find yourself here with your family, here are a few places to check out in and around. KID THINGS LONGLEAT … Continue reading THINGS TO DO AROUND FROME WITH KIDS.
From the Eco Farm, we make the last leg of the journey down to Narbonne.. Well.. actually to the middle of nowhere in a valley about 40km from Narbonne but that’s the nearest big town where our friends are living in a small Co-Op. It’s exactly the type of place that should be prescribed for happy simple living. Sunshine, loads of space, free range children, alpacas … Continue reading THE NEXT FRANCE BIT…co-operative living, wild swimming and refugee’s