Today, we spent a lovely morning on the trail of the amazing giant Lego figures at WWT Slimbridge. We were lucky enough to be joined for the day by an fabulous local photographer. The weather was not kind to us, but nonetheless we had a lovely day, as we always do at Slimbridge. I think I have mentioned before that Lia is rather a big fan of ducks. This  makes Slimbridge her ideal day out. For Libby, anywhere outdoors, especially where there is a park, is great fun. Slimbridge is relatively local to us and it’s one of those places that we…

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I wrote a blog post recently about filling our days during the summer holidays. The fact that the children are not in school doesn’t mean that there’s no disruption to their routine. We’ve managed to keep busy, going out every morning to spend some time outside somewhere and wear the girls out for their afternoon nap. But I don’t like wasting the time that we do spend at home, and one of the best ways to pass the time is with some exciting books. Here are the brilliant new releases from MacMillan Books that we are enjoying this summer. 1. Bear and…

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I’m lucky enough to have heard from some pretty amazing mums over the last few weeks as part of this series. So, I thought it was about time the dad’s get involved. So, as they say, here come the boys. And what a way to kick off with the inspirational dads. Martyn has been one of my favourite bloggers for a long time. His blog, Inside Martyn’s Mind is unusual in that he is a home educating dad. The posts are always engaging, entertaining and incredibly informative. I pick up a lot of tips for activities to do with my children.…

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A few weeks ago, I wrote about the fact that I want to create my own makeup from natural ingredients. As with everything, time is my biggest enemy. But today, I managed to find the time to make some pretty amazing things. But the story about what I made doesn’t start here. In fact, it starts some years ago. In 2008, my (now) husband and I headed off to travel around New Zealand. During our trip, we went to visit my cousin who lives over there. We had a brilliant night in the pub with my cousin and her friends, during which…

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Last weekend, we were invited to Drayton Manor to hear all about what’s going on there for the rest of the season. They’ve got some amazing events coming up, we’re particularly looking forward to the fireworks (set to War of the Worlds – fabulous) and seeing Father Christmas. We’ll be heading there for Halloween too, although the girls are probably a bit young to understand it. The thing that really struck a chord with me though was their #LittleMoments campaign. They’re encouraging people to stop and appreciate their little moments. For me, this is a really pertinent message. Not just…

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