Sunday Scrapbook: Theatre, Work & London

Well doesn’t having two bank holidays in a row make you discombobulated? Or is it just me… I get confused enough with normal bank holiday Monday weeks but add the Friday to that and the fact we were away and I can’t tell you which way is up let alone what day it’s been for the past week! Most of…

3 things to get kids learning in the Garden

Having just spent a long weekend in Norfolk with family with free access to a garden it just made me pine for the day when we have a house rather than a flat. My kids love to spend time outdoors, and although I make sure they get as much of it as possible it can be tricky when you don’t…

Sunday Scrapbook – Easter on the Boat

Happy Easter! We’ve had a really nice second half of the Easter holidays, the sunny weather has helped even if I wasn’t quite prepared for it! Last weekend we spent the day in London having ‘breakfast with the bunny’ at Hard Rock Café, then strolled through Hyde Park to the Science Museum where we spent the afternoon learning about all…

Days out: Drusillas & The New Rainforest Carousel

Drusillas Park is somewhere we really love to visit as a family, as it has enough to keep us busy for the whole day, with so much to see and do. From rare animals to soft play with so much between it really is a great place for a day out! We were invited to visit this week to coincide…

Herodrive DC SuperFriends Toy Cars Review

If you’ve met Arlo there is a good chance that at some point he will have mentioned Batman, whether or not it was relevant to the conversation! This is a kid who chose to have a Batman themed party for his third birthday despite never having actually seen a batman film or program. He has now of course but that…

Breakfast with the Bunny at HardRock Cafe London

On Sunday we had a real treat, as we were invited to have ‘Breakfast with the Bunny’ at Hard Rock Cafe London, the original Hard Rock Cafe, that opened in 1971! The kids were incredibly excited to meet the Easter Bunny, and Sam and I were excited for the legendary food and famous rock relics on the walls! Breakfast with…

S’mores Hot Cross Buns

I love Hot Cross Buns, and am so glad that you can pretty much get them year round now! I love them on their own with butter, with Jam, and sometimes even with chocolate spread on. However this year I have really upped my Hot Cross Bun consumption game and have been making S’Mores Hot Cross Buns! They’re so easy…

Brickosaurs at Marwell Zoo

A week ago the kids and I spent the day at Marwell Zoo searching for their new arrivals, all the Brickosaur dinosaurs! These amazing creatures are hand-made by a team of professional builders- out of LEGO! They really are very impressive and as both kids love dinosaurs and Arlo has just got into Lego in a big way it was…

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…