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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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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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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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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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