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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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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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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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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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