Things to do in London in half term

Are you wondering how to entertain the kids this half term? Does a little trip – and treat – the [...]

By |October 19th, 2016|Family days out, Reviews|5 Comments


Instagram followers will know that this weekend we spent the night in a rather smart hotel with the kids. We stayed [...]

By |October 9th, 2016|Family days out|4 Comments


Last weekend it was our sixth wedding anniversary so we took the kids into London to show them where mummy [...]

By |July 24th, 2016|Family days out|5 Comments


This weekend we went to a wedding in a tepee at Hitchin Lavender Farm, a pick-your-own farm in Hertfordshire where you [...]

By |July 10th, 2016|Family days out|6 Comments

Family days out in East Sussex: Drusillas Zoo & Park

It’s been two years (two years!) since we were last asked to review Drusillas Zoo & Park near Alfriston so the nice people there [...]

By |May 23rd, 2016|Family days out|10 Comments


A lot of #MySundayPhotos come from the beach, so this week I thought I'd share a picture taken in the [...]

By |March 13th, 2016|Family days out|11 Comments

The one where I spent the night in an Enchanted Park

Ok it was the evening, not a night (a night sounded better). This week I had one of the most [...]

By |December 4th, 2015|Family days out, Reviews|34 Comments

Family days out in Surrey: Bocketts Farm, Leatherhead

The wet weather we’ve been having lately and the fact BB has been recovering from pneumonia means we haven’t got [...]

By |November 11th, 2015|Family days out, Reviews|24 Comments

Forget X Factor: build a campfire & make s’mores

Saturday night is ‘treat night’ in our house. This involves BB being allowed to stay up late and watch X [...]

By |September 23rd, 2015|Family days out, Reviews|52 Comments

Summer days out with the kids #5: Great Dorset Steam Fair & Snoozebox review

August is over, the schools are going back and the nights are drawing in. But there's still time for one [...]

By |September 4th, 2015|Family days out, Reviews|12 Comments

Summer days out with the kids #4: Colby Woodland Garden, Pembrokeshire

Social media followers will know that this week we’re on staycation in Wales. My brother and sister-in-law have decamped to [...]

By |August 21st, 2015|Family days out, Reviews|8 Comments

Summer days out with the kids #3: Chertsey Show, Surrey

I love a good county show. Funny looking rare-breed animals, competitive WI flower displays and costumed re-enactments all washed down with [...]

By |August 5th, 2015|Family days out|0 Comments

Summer days out with the kids #2: Whitstable Oyster Festival, Kent

You’d think a love of oysters would be a prerequisite for visiting an oyster festival. It’s not. I hate oysters. [...]

By |July 29th, 2015|Family days out, Reviews|8 Comments

Summer days out with the kids #1: Sensational Butterflies Exhibition, London

BB doesn't even start school until September yet with the school holidays now upon us I already feel like we should [...]

By |July 22nd, 2015|Family days out, Reviews|6 Comments

Never let the truth get in the way of a good story

Apparently two thirds of parents don’t have enough time to read to their kids, and a third say they suffer [...]

By |April 17th, 2015|Baby, Books, Family days out, Family life, News, Parenting, Reading|7 Comments