Costa Rica Family Adventure Diaries #4 – Monteverde

It was with great sadness that we said goodbye to Arenal, aka the ‘volcano & adrenaline’ leg of the trip – but with equal amounts of excitement to explore the next leg of the trip at Monteverde – aka the ‘creepy crawly cloud forest’ leg. Monteverde is home to a huge, magical Bosque Nuboso, or […]

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Costa Rica Family Adventure Diaries #3 – Arenal

So… finally… hello from beautiful Costa Rica! My last two posts were all about the planning process – why and how we chose to come here and the whys and whats of our itinerary. But now, more importantly, blog posts from hereon in will all be about our experiences here, written as I’m sat here […]

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Costa Rica Family Adventure Diaries #2 – The Itinerary

Once we’d fixed on Costa Rica for our month-long family trip (I wrote about why and how we chose it here), the next step was planning the itinerary – one of my favourite parts of travelling as my dorky approach involves (for me, probably not for you) near orgasmic levels of notepad, list and colour […]

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Costa Rica Family Adventure Diaries #1 – The Idea

So… we’ve finally arrived in beautiful Costa Rica! As promised, I’ll be writing about our time here, so here’s the first instalment, all about how and why we chose to come to this incredible country. I travelled a lot before having Joe 12 years ago, but since he was born, we’ve been pretty unadventurous on […]

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10 “Thank you Teacher” gifts that won’t end up in the PTA raffle

My eldest child is in the final term of her reception year, and recently I’ve come across a few mentions of ‘Thank you gifts’ for teachers. New to this school lark, I was oblivious to the amount of effort people put in to these gifts… apparently it can get a bit competitive. I was initially […]

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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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Father’s Day: 20 thoughtful gifts that cost nothing

There are lots of great Father’s Day gifts you can buy, but let’s focus on the more important stuff – thoughtful gifts that cost absolutely zilch! Most of these are intended to be things you can help the kids to do for their dads, but no reason why many of them can’t be transferred to your own dad […]

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10 great beach bags

Now that summer is nearly upon us, like many of us desperate-for-sun Brits I’ve started hotfooting it down to the beach at the faintest whiff of reasonable weather… as per usual, carting craploads of nonsense with me – kids’ toys, cameras, books, blankets, changes of clothing, snacks, towels, suncream, blah blah blah (who ARE those women in the […]

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Festivals with kids: the ultimate checklist

With the sun rearing its head and tickets going on sale for summer fun, I thought it was a timely idea to chat festivals with kids! Last year we headed to Green Man festival in the beautiful Brecon Beacons with both kiddos in tow, and also spent a blissfully decadent few child-free days at Glastonbury.  Joe (12 […]

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Acorn & Pip: Spring/Summer 2017 lookbook

By day, when I’m not ‘Curving’,  I’m a photographer, specialising in photographing kids and families, and I was chuffed to bits when the lovely Lucy from Acorn & Pip got in touch to ask me to shoot their Spring/Summer 2017 lookbook. If you haven’t already checked out Acorn & Pip, please do! It’s a beautifully curated little treasure […]

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