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

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 as you know, but I’ve never been to a ‘folk’ festival, so I was intrigued to see what it would be like. I needn’t have […]

The Power of making a cushion!

my Handmade cushion

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 small business I should contact to see if I can help’ (check out my tips for small businesses).  As soon as I got home, there was an email […]

Go on try something new – a festival or camping?

Feather Bowers at Just So

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 with the lovely Danny smith on his Drivetime show, I talked about festivals and camping. I first decided to got to a festival when Little Dimples was 18months […]

Adventure comes in surprising places

Toddler in den

  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 eternally grateful for choosing woolly socks and snow boots over wellies. But the cheerful ‘Ooooh Mummy look at this’ coming from one direction versus ‘No Mummy come look at […]

Is this potentially the best family festival in the UK?

Fairy

  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 explaining all the different areas and my plans, I thought that this year I would do a quick interview with some other people and get their perspectives. They’ve all had […]

The Key To A Successful Family Festival

Just So Festival

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 of the campsite on Mon at 11). Last year was brilliant, but it was my first ever festival, so I had no idea what to expect. […]

An Adventure in Normandy

Omaha Beach 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

Child at Omaha War Memorial

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?

What it's like going on a ferry

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!

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 […]