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…

Mother’s Day around the World + A Guinness World Record attempt!

I have been compensated as part of this campaign to help share the collaborative Mothers Day card, all words and opinions are my own. Mother’s Day is right around the corner, and there’s a new way to show your love for your loved ones and to help support a global charity No More who want to end domestic violence and…

disneyStore kids clothing review

What the kids wore: Bright & Bold with shopDisney [ad/gifted]

This post features gifted products from shopDisney, though all words, opinions and photos are my own. Arlo looks up to Athena for so many things, if he’s unsure of himself he will look to her and mimic whatever her reaction is… fairly annoying if it’s food related as it means he won’t try anything she doesn’t like! But for most…

Pistyll Rhaeadr Waterfall – Wales

In April last year we spent a week in Wales with friends and I don’t think I ever really shared anything about it because I wanted a proper holiday from work and blogging. Also Arlo was pretty sick for the whole week as it turned out he’d caught a parasitic bug from a petting farm (along with a load of…

Standen House National Trust Sussex

Standen House National Trust [Days Out]

A couple of weekends ago when we were having that weirdly hot spell that just didn’t feel right for a February in England we headed out to Standen House, one of the National Trust properties in West Sussex to make use of our National Trust family membership. Standen House is a few minutes drive from East Grinstead and sits in…