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Mums can have adventure too!

Mums can have adventure too!As part of my mid-life crisis I decided that my life needed not just more ‘sparkle’ but more adventure too!

Obviously the recession hit, plus I have 2 kids and a husband, so there might be a few practicalities to take into account.

I also wasn’t the most adventurous in the past!

However, that doesn’t mean that I can’t have a few adventures now and share them with you; then we can all become adventurers!!

So check here for ideas on how to get more fun and adventure in your life and let me know which ones you try!


Never been to a Folk Festival? Nows the time to try it …

Posted on Sep 9th, 2013 - By MummyWhisperer - 5 Comments

I can't believe it was so long ago that we went to Folk By the Oak 2013 at the beginning of the summer in July. I'm a fan of family festivals…

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my Handmade cushion

The Power of making a cushion!

Posted on Jul 16th, 2013 - By MummyWhisperer - 4 Comments

I love synchronicity! I was just leaving Radio Verulam a couple of months ago when I saw a sign for 'Homespun Living' and thought 'Oh that's a…

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Feather Bowers at Just So

Go on try something new – a festival or camping?

Posted on Jun 30th, 2013 - By MummyWhisperer - 8 Comments

Life's still hard with the recession and we all need some fun and adventure in our lives, so for this month's Lifestyle feature over on Radio Verulam…

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Toddler in den

Adventure comes in surprising places

Posted on Jan 13th, 2013 - By MummyWhisperer - 10 Comments

  Brrrrrrrrrrr! It was freezing (0 degrees!), but the kids didn't seem to notice at all. I was wishing I'd put my thermals on, and was…

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Is this potentially the best family festival in the UK?

Posted on Aug 31st, 2012 - By MummyWhisperer - 11 Comments

  This is a mammoth review of Just So Festival 2012, so hold onto your socks! Because I reviewed it last year and wrote a pre-post…

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Just So Festival

The Key To A Successful Family Festival

Posted on Aug 15th, 2012 - By MummyWhisperer - 2 Comments

I'm so excited, because I'm off to review Just So Festival this weekend (In Cheshire at Rhode Hall: doors open at 2pm on Friday and we get kicked out…

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Omaha Beach in Normandy

An Adventure in Normandy

Posted on Aug 11th, 2012 - By MummyWhisperer - 12 Comments

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…

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Child at Omaha War Memorial

What Would Have Happened If Germany Had Won WW2

Posted on Aug 10th, 2012 - By MummyWhisperer - 5 Comments

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…

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What it's like going on a ferry

Which is best going on holiday by Ferry or Aeroplane?

Posted on Aug 7th, 2012 - By MummyWhisperer - 8 Comments

Travelling with kids is generally considered a nightmare.  The question is, which is less of a night mare; Ferries or Aeroplanes? I was really…

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Kids love muddy festivals

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

Posted on Jul 20th, 2012 - By MummyWhisperer - 5 Comments

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…

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Add some colour to your tent

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

Posted on Jul 18th, 2012 - By MummyWhisperer - 22 Comments

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…

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Glamping an Vango Tent

The Perfect Tent For First Timers and Family Festival Goers

Posted on Jul 12th, 2012 - By MummyWhisperer - 7 Comments

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…

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Kids love muddy festivals

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

Posted on Jul 11th, 2012 - By MummyWhisperer - 14 Comments

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…

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

Posted on Jul 6th, 2012 - By MummyWhisperer - 4 Comments

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…

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Family Festivals are fun to dress for

What To Wear To A Family Festival?

Posted on Jul 4th, 2012 - By MummyWhisperer - 9 Comments

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…

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Family Festivals

Have you thought of going to a Family Festival this summer?

Posted on Jun 22nd, 2012 - By MummyWhisperer - 22 Comments

I know many of you won't be even considering the hundreds/thousands of pounds that it costs to go on holiday this summer. You might also be…

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The Simple Things In Life

Does everyone like the simple things, can it be learnt?

Posted on Mar 13th, 2012 - By MummyWhisperer - 7 Comments

I spent all friday filming a ‘thingy’ you’ll see soon about top tips to save money.  I’ve actually found myself more contented and less…

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Family gap year

Family Gap Year vs Finding The Magic at home

Posted on Dec 19th, 2011 - By MummyWhisperer - 11 Comments

With the big hairy northern one being made redundant, we've been talking about taking a year out as a family gap year; maybe 6 months in the states,…

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Review of Kefalos Beach Hotel In Paphos, Cyprus

Posted on Sep 1st, 2011 - By MummyWhisperer - 6 Comments

So this year was our first ever summer family holiday.  I know it seems weird it took us so long, but time just seemed to take over (Curly Headed…

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Just So Festival

Video Wed: My First Festival, What a Corker: Just So!

Posted on Aug 24th, 2011 - By MummyWhisperer - 28 Comments

Wow, what a magic thing twitter is!  One day a few months ago I said I wanted to go to a family festival and asked for advice, having never been to…

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Herts County Show 2011 Review and Tips

Posted on May 28th, 2011 - By MummyWhisperer - 1 Comment

Today we went to the Hertfordshire County Show for the first time ever, so I thought I'd pop you guys a quick post incase you are thinking of going…

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Holidays, I’m still a fan of ‘simple’ and some top tips for travelling

Posted on Apr 29th, 2011 - By MummyWhisperer - 2 Comments

Ok so I know it's easy for me to say that 'simple things work best for kids', when I like simple things.  It's not so easy now a days for people who…

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Staycation vs Vacation vs Crazy Gap Year

Posted on Sep 13th, 2010 - By MummyWhisperer - 6 Comments

This summer we opted for a 'staycation' with curly headed boy (4.5yrs) and little dimples (6 months).  For ages I had perused all sorts of vacation…

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