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Kids love muddy festivals

I had a couple of lovely comments from Mums watching the funny stream of muddier and muddier instagram photos appearing during my visit to Penn Festival.  Many suggested how brave I was, or how well I was coping with mud up to the kids knees. So I thought I’d set the record straight, because I […]

Don’t Forget a Thing! Packing List For Camping With Your Kids

Add some colour to your tent

I’m just back from my first ever camping trip and first ever family music festival, so being addicted to lists I thought I would share and share alike! I promise you won’t get such a comprehensive list elsewhere because: (a) I’m a bit wacky and love a bit of glamping and (b) I’m retentive about […]

Books That Can Help When You Feel Overwhelmed Or Are Depressed

Great books for mums

Can a book help you if you are stressed or overwhelmed or depressed? Yes, it totally can.  BUT it’s always sensible to mix being self-reliant with a bit of involvement from other people; so reading a great book doesn’t mean that sometimes we might need someone else’s help as well; wether that’s a chat with […]

The Perfect Tent For First Timers and Family Festival Goers

Glamping an Vango Tent

Ok I admit it, the Big hairy northern one was right! It might not happen often, but his tendency to want to spend the spangdoolies was correct this time. A few weeks ago he had a big panic about our tent and said he wanted to go back and look at the Vango Airbeam; basically […]

How fun Mudfest at Penn Festival was: I’m a ‘proper’ festival goer now!

Kids love muddy festivals

I realise now that I’ve often looked on wistfully at images of Glastonbury wondering why I’d never been to a music festival and experienced the whole ‘vibe’ of camping, wellies and getting covered in mud. Well I need wist no more!  I’m now officially a ‘proper’ music festival camper having just got back from Penn […]

A Blast From The Past To Get You Up Dancing: Penn Festival

A Blast From The Past To Get You Up Dancing: Penn Festival

I’m EXCITED. You might have noticed that after my ‘why family festivals are fab‘ post and ‘what to wear to a family festival‘. It’s quite likely I could become a bit of a festival bore!  Nah, you love me anyway don’t you? (If you are actually loving it, make sure you keep an eye on […]

What To Wear To A Family Festival?

Family Festivals are fun to dress for

You’re packing the picnic basket, ear defenders for the kids and maybe even the tent if you are brave like us. Perhaps you were inspired by my post on why family festivals are great? But what’s worrying you is ‘OMG what am I going to wear to a family festival?‘ It’s not exactly glastonbury, and […]

Can Mums Have It All

Can Mums have everything they want

I haven’t blogged about this, despite Cherie-gate etc etc etc.  But this morning I’m grumpy, so I thought I’d let lose and have some fun with it. Can Mums Have It All? This is the big question loads of people spend hours, days and months talking about.  Why on earth are they talking about something […]

Top Tips For Dealing With Twitter Terriers, Facebook Furies and Blog Bummers

Dealing with online negativity

I‘m not here today. I’m over on the BritMums Blog with my summary about dealing with online negativity or bullying. Go check it out, because it has a full description of the summary that I skipped over at the end of the panel with my Top Tips for dealing with these miserable people online:  1) […]

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