Children’s passports: what you need to know

Children’s passports: what you need to know A child’s first passport and any renewal after that will cost £49 if you apply online, or £58.50 to apply with a form from the Post Office. I seem to remember needing to practically be able to trace my family tree back seventeen generations when we applied for our kids’ passports in advance…

David Charles Girls Dress

Pretty dresses, bluebells and a Giveaway

Athena might the sort of girl who loves scurrying about in the woods, waving sticks about, looking under logs for insects and making dens but given the choice she’d much rather do all that in a dress! So where better to head in a very pretty dress that she picked from the selection at David Charles Children’s Wear [sent for…

Personalised homeware with MyPicture

My kids adore anything with photos on, even though the photos on our walls have been the same for a while now they will often stop and ask questions about them or remember the days out we were on when they were taken. Athena has photos next to her bed and they play for ages with the photo magnets on…

Little Loves April 19

I’m a few days late with my monthly post, not sure what happened apart from life getting in the way! But here’s what I read, watched, did etc in April. Read I read five books this month, my favourite was An American Marriage by Tayari Jones. A story of love, incarceration, betrayal and so much more – it’s incredibly well…

Sunday Scrapbook – Horrible History and London

Another week has shot by, and I think I wrote last weeks Sunday Scrapbook post on the train into London, so I’ll start there. London was pretty busy as it was the Marathon, so by mid afternoon there were a lot of tired looking people hobbling around wrapped up in shiny blankets looking mightily annoyed that the trains from Paddington…

Review: TomTom GO Premium

A little while ago on Instagram I shared a post about the TomTom Go Premium and how easy it made planning trips, but since then Sam has been using it for delivery jobs so has really put it through its paces. He’s written up his thoughts on why this is such a helpful little thing to have with you on all…

Win a family weekend camping ticket to Chilled in a Field Festival

Have I got an amazing giveaway for you? I am over the moon to offer another family the chance to win a weekend camping ticket for a family of four plus car parking. Head to the end of this post to enter if you’re too impatient but below is what you can expect from a weekend at Chilled in a…

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Me and Mine – April 19

Another month has hurtled by but it’s been a good one for us, lots of time together for various reasons and some memories made. We took our family photos in the rapeseed field behind Granny’s house and in fact Digby (which is what the kids call her!) took the photos for us! We were on a dog walk trying to…

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…