Footloose and Buggy Free: family trip to London

This half term we took some time off as a family, left the Shire and travelled South to visit friends and family in Eastbourne & London. We spent the majority of our week in Central London being semi-tourists visiting some of the top attractions and for the first time we didn’t take our trusty old […]

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Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod

This year both Caroline and I are whisking off our families for a day out together at the Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod, which runs this year from Tuesday 3rd July to Sunday 8th July 2018. WHY VISIT LLANGOLLEN? If you’ve not been to Llangollen before, it’s well worth a visit, Eisteddfod or not – a […]

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The importance of spending time with kids individually

With all of the daily drop-offs, pick-ups, errands to run, jobs to do and work piled on top of that – our household is a busy one. If you filmed us for one of those time-lapse videos for a day it would probably have the Benny Hill theme tune as the sound track. It’s easy […]

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4 springtime books for children

Hope I’m not jinxing anything here but I think it could finally be springtime… shh… don’t tell the Met office, they might ruin it with reports of more snow. Witnessing the birds busying themselves outside, tiny shoots popping up in the garden and, after endless requests, raiding the local pound shop for Easter bonnet making […]

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Mother’s Day Make: Paper Flower Greetings card

This is a quick crafty project which looks really sweet neat or as irregular as it can go… little hands may need help with the cutting & sticking. You will need: 1 piece of card Paper (I’ve used a roll of gift wrap) Glue Scissors Pencil Glitter Something round to draw around 1. Fold & […]

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Family Jukebox playlist #6

Family Jukebox: a family-friendly musical jaunt We regularly share recommendations of what we’ve been listening to with our own families… Music that is totally accessible to younger ears but not ‘kids’ music’. Don’t be afraid to Dad-dance in the dining room – there are definitely no nursery rhymes here… Tom Tom Club, Wordy Rappinghood From the […]

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Cholera Pie {from Winter Cabin Cooking}

My mum found this lovely vegetarian recipe in Sainsbury’s magazine, where Aggie MacKenzie (of How Clean Is Your House? fame – who it transpires is as much a whizz in the kitchen as she is at telling people their homes are minging) had tried out a recipe for Heaven and Earth pie from Winter Cabin Cooking […]

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Baba + Boo: cloth nappies without the hassle

Do you love the idea of using cloth nappies but don’t know where to start? As a busy mum or dad, are you worried they’d be too much extra work or too expensive? Today we’ve got a fantastic interview with the lovely Eve from Baba + Boo, who is here to dispel any pesky myths about cloth […]

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My Mini-Print Wall: Instagram photo display

Fancy a quick and easy way to display loads of your photos? One that looks great, costs very little and takes up as much or as little space as you like? Printing and framing family photos and putting them on our walls is something we all intend to do, but many of us rarely find the time […]

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The Virtual Shed: dad interview #3 – Gary Kisby

THE VIRTUAL SHED A space for potterings & musings of the modern Dad Welcome to the third instalment of our regular feature, The Virtual Shed! The time is gone where fathers sat on the sidelines of family life… most of today’s dads are fully involved and invested in their children and have a lot to say about raising kids and […]

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