Britmums 2013 review – Goods, bads, facts, inspirations, cake and most of all friends

Here is my review of Britmums 2013: I turned up very overwhelmed with trying to spend time with the kids, keep my blog going, plans to start a new Woodcraft Folk group in September, and a new HUGE mega secret project. I’ve come away with facts and inspiring ideas that will help me manage it […]

How to use a blogger in your business

I think that bloggers are the perfect match for small to medium sized businesses to help them get their names out into the world.  The big brands are already using us.  But there is a lot to be said for focussing on smaller, niche or local businesses instead.  So here are my tips on how […]

How to go on holidays with more than two children and not pay a fortune

No one warns people when they have more than two children that suddenly there will be huge problems with holidays. A couple of years ago we went to Cyrpus in one of those studio apart-hotels.  We met a lovely family with 3 children.  They could easily have fitted into the studio, but that was against […]

5 Top Tips For Going To A Blogging Conference

I’ve got a sponsor for BritmumsLive Yay *does a very happy dance*. A huge thank you to Siblu, who are sponsoring me after sending my family and I out to review one of their holiday camps last summer.   So now for the important stuff you have to do before going to a blogging conference: […]

An Adventure in Normandy

Hmmm a Ferry and a mobile home?  I wasn’t sure what I was going to think about that. I have fond memories of staying in a caravan in the South of France at about 5yrs old and it being a crazy fun holiday, so we decided to take a chance and accepted the offer to […]

What Would Have Happened If Germany Had Won WW2

I think the family thought I was being a bit eccentric when I kept saying I wanted to see the cemetery at Omaha Beach for the American Soldiers. I’m not even sure why I wanted to go? Something to do with Dad flying in the war? Perhaps wanting to give Curly Headed Boy who loves […]

Which is best going on holiday by Ferry or Aeroplane?

Travelling with kids is generally considered a nightmare.  The question is, which is less of a night mare; Ferries or Aeroplanes? I was really nervous of trying a Ferry out considering the disaster of the Costa Concordia and that last time that I went on a school trip and puked the whole way. I’ve had […]

Don’t Go Thinking I’m More Adventurous Than You!

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

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 […]

Does it help to know I struggle too?

Does it help you when you are shattered to know that there are days or big periods of time when I struggle too? Does that make you feel better about it, and normalise it? Or does it make it seem hopeless? Practially speaking, the only reason I can write the tips I write, and the […]