We welcomed our beautiful border collie x labrador puppy Willow into our family in December and its been a crazy 8 months full of ups and downs. Some of you may have read my posts in the first few weeks she was with us when she was very ill and we wondered if she would … Continue reading An Update On Willow As She Turns 10 Months Old
I'm sure you are all sick of hearing about it by now but in case you hadn't heard - we've just got back from a 2 week trip to Ireland! We are lucky enough that my father-in-law has recently moved over there (back home after living in England for 30+ years) giving us a base … Continue reading Our Trip To Ireland
So the sun has finally decided to make an appearance and I decided we really needed to make the most of it so after the kids swimming lessons this morning we packed the dog and a picnic into the car and headed off to Basildon Park. We are lucky that this National Trust Site is … Continue reading The Sun Is Out!
We were lucky enough to spend the first 2 nights of our Irish adventure at the 5* Lord Bagenal Hotel in Leighlinbeidge, Carlow. It is both an award winning hotel and award winning wedding venue - and we could definitely see why. The place is stunning! We were staying at the hotel with a large … Continue reading Our Stay At The Lord Bagenal Hotel
So last week I popped into Sainsburys for a couple of things while in town and of course scanned my nectar card to gain my points. I happened to glance at my receipt to see how many points I had when I discovered there was only around £1 on there! Having been collecting my points … Continue reading My Nectar points have been stolen!
*this is a collaborative post I don't know about the rest of you but the last few weeks in the run up to school finishing both myself and the kids have felt completely wiped out. There has been so much going on including school trips, new class visits, summer bbq, sports days, school plays and … Continue reading How To Boost Energy Levels When You’re Running Low
So yesterday marked the end of an era not just for our family but for many other families as well. Cody has finished preschool (sob 😢). It isn't just a big deal for him but for everyone linked to the preschool as it is actually closing down completely. This is the preschool that both myself … Continue reading Our Preschool Days Have Officially Come To An End
24th June - 24th September - Peter Rabbit interactive exhibition at River & Rowing Museum. Help Miss Tiggywinkle hang up her washing, visit Mrs Rabbits burrow and plant carrots in Mr McGregors garden. 14th July - 3rd September - seaside themed maze and activities at Millets Farm every day 9:30am-6pm. 21st July - Craft event with No … Continue reading Summer Holiday 2017 Activities and Events
I have found in previous school holidays that we've crammed the weeks full of activities and the kids have got so worn out that actually all they want to do is chill out at home. So this Summer I am determined to find the right balance. I'm going to try and plan 2-3 outings a … Continue reading Finding Out What The Kids Really Want To Do This Summer
As I was bathing the kids tonight it crossed my mind that we won't be able to do this forever. Not only will they grow too big to fit in the bath together but also it will at some point become inappropriate for a girl and boy to share a bath. But when is that … Continue reading At What Age Should Kids Stop Sharing A Bath?