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 worried and I can tell […]

Go on try something new – a festival or camping?

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 (two years ago) and Curly […]

Adventure comes in surprising places

  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 this first’ from the opposite […]

Is this potentially the best family festival in the UK?

  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 a little more than ‘quick’ […]

The Key To A Successful Family 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. Apparently I picked the best […]

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 computer games some perspective? Maybe […]

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 my share of aeroplane disasters […]

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 want you all reading […]