Can’t Touch…. Will Touch!?

This week we've had decorators in. They've been painting walls, ceilings, doors, skirting boards, window sills and stair banister. Nightmare! The house is upside down ....and there are a lot of things in wrong places! I'm looking forward to trying to return to the slightest bit of organisation that we had. Have you ever had [...]

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Shugborough Estate – is it worth a visit?

If you have read any of our previous posts you'll know that we are National Trust members (in England). We have been members for the past 3 or 4 years now and still have so many places to see! We love it because wherever we go in the UK there is always somewhere that we [...]

Charlecote Park

Charlecote Park is a National Trust place not too far from Warwick and Stratford upon Avon. Beautiful parts of the country! Charlecote Park has over 800 years of family history. 800 years! The buildings are great to look at and around and the views of the surrounding area was stunning! We met up with my [...]

Fun at Home

Lately we have been pretty busy. Here, there and everywhere. So today we stayed at home. We have done some puzzles, read books.... I bought these books from Home Bargains the other day and kids enjoyed them today. A nice, cheap, non-sugary treat that kept them entertained for ages! Bonus! We also played some games. [...]

School’s Out For Summer!

Today was the kids last day of this school year! I know, we're pretty late to the party, right!? It seems everyone else finished last week! The kids have had a great last few days though, so they haven't seemed to be bothered that they're still at school! We are definitely happy to be joining [...]

Simple and Fun Ideas for Summer Holidays!

You're either the kind of parent who loves Summer Holidays or hates them and can't wait to get them back to school! Either way we all need ideas to keep the kids entertained! Just before our summer holidays start, we sit down and write a 'Summer Bucket List'. Here is our one from last year: [...]

Soft Play Centres (love them or hate them) – Top Tips

I discovered last week that I can only tolerate a Soft Play Centre if it's for a birthday party. If it's just to take the kids to play, I really would rather not! Here are a few tips and warnings that might help you to stay sane, if you're anything like me! What to wear [...]