Athena and Arlo – March and April 19

This is actually my ‘Athena and Arlo’ post for March and April, as I somehow completely forgot to publish last months photo! We’d just had a walk up near Devils Dyke and got very much blown about, so decided to head for lower ground and explore Bramber Castle, or what’s left of it! Now this months photos were taken yesterday…

Sunday Scrapbook – Losing Arlo, Friends & Lazy Days

Our first half of the Easter break has been pretty nice, we’ve not been away but we have done some lovely things! We’ve also had a couple of lazy days which I think we all needed as much as the fun days out! On Sunday we tried to continue the stabliser-less bike riding that both kids had achieved the day…

Retro My Little Pony & more collectable toys for kids

We’re right in the middle of the two week break now and finding a balance between keeping them happy and me getting time to work is a tricky one. Obviously I want to spend time with them and have been, but a few hours of each day I need to work! Step in some new collectable  toys that were sent…

Gift Ideas for four year olds

Perfect gifts for 4 year old boys

Have you got a very-nearly four year old to buy a gift for soon? I’ve collected together a selection of toys and books that would be perfect for any little four year old boy, or girl! First up is a game that has been played almost daily since it arrived. Pallina Ocean Rescue is a fun and interactive game where…

Sunday Scrapbook – Getting back into the swing of things!

I’ve not written about our week in a Sunday Scrapbook post for a little while, partly because our term-time weeks are fairly same-same-and-not-very-different and partly because I’ve been in a little bit of a slump for various reasons! But A few things happened this week, along with the weather getting nicer, brighter and the days longer (well, you know what…

Arlo Fourth Birthday

Arlo at Four!

This kid is four, FOUR! Arlo shared his fourth birthday with Mother’s Day this year, and he has been very proudly telling people ‘My number is FOUR now!’  Current favourite things include Lego, more lego and maybe some playmobil too. He still loves cars and trains, but can happily spend an hour or more sat in one place making things…

Wanderlust: Top Walking Holidays in the Pyrenees

Forming a natural border between France and Spain, with tiny Andorra enfolded within their peaks, the Pyrenees stretch some 430km from their Catalan-speaking, Mediterranean east coast to their Basque-speaking, Atlantic west in the Bay of Biscay. In between, their high meadows, craggy peaks and deep gorges provide the setting for superlative walking. With frequent, budget flights from the UK to…

thames riverboats

Days Out: Go Boat London

London is a city that I think you can never tire of, there is always so much to see and do and it is ever changing – though thankfully there is still a lot of history to explore and learn about. Obviously the Thames is London’s most famous waterway, and I’ve done trips along there before but last weekend we…

Review: Caroline’s Kitchen at Connaught Worthing

Last night Sam and I were invited to the press-viewing of Caroline’s Kitchen at The Connaught Theatre in Worthing.  Running until the 6th in Worthing and then heading for the last venue in the tour, the production then heads on to Colchester.  The set is a very well designed and presented huge kitchen in London, ‘north of the river’ and…

Kidzania London Review [Days Out]

Kidzania London is the perfect way to introduce your kids to world of work and earning money, in a specially designed role-play environment. They can turn their hand to journalism, fire-fighters, vets and so much more! My kids loved it!

Ada and Alfred striped top

Scrapbook Loves March 19

March has been a funny old month, and it seems to have dragged on a bit if I’m honest! I thought I’d read a lot more books than I have but then I’ve watched far too much telly this month so that explains why… Life wise it’s been a very up and down month, mostly downs if we’re bring brutally…

Travel: Six Benefits of Static Caravans

When you say the word “static caravans” or “holiday park home” the notion that these are optimal or even desirable holiday choice can sometimes slip behind a sea of sarcastic comments and guttural jokes. But looking a little further in depth, past the stereotypes and cynicism, and you can see a lot of advantages to a family holiday organised this…