The past couple of weeks have been all about the build-up to the summer holidays for us. July is a really busy month and we’re all looking forward to winding down with a week’s camping holiday – at a campsite with no phone signal! We spent the weekend at Alton Towers thanks to Konfidence. It was probably the best weekend the girls have ever had and I’ll be reviewing the brand new cBeebies hotel soon. Featured posts My featured post for this week is this one from Joy about glamping and having a digital detox. This really appealed to me,…

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We’ve been huge fans of Konfidence since discovering them a few years ago. Their products fit perfectly with our ethos as a family, so we are delighted to be Konfidence Swimologists for 2017. We all love swimming, and if possible we love to swim outdoors in a natural setting. Konfidence make wetsuits that are perfect for the girls when we’re swimming outdoors. Their toys and swim jackets are ideal for swimming both indoors and outdoors. And we’ve now discovered that they’re ideal for waterparks too! The Konfidence swim jacket The girls have had swim jackets since last summer. Whenever we’re…

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We always tend to be busy doing fun things. Things that the girls want to do. Sport, days out, music and a plethora of other things. But sometimes we end up so busy that it stops being enjoyable, for me at least. Too much of a good thing We spent Saturday at a lovely little local music festival called WestFest. It is set near to our favourite park in a beautiful location. They had a bouncy castle and bouncy slide as well as the music tents, bar and market stalls. The girls had a brilliant time and even the dogs…

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Libby arrived home from school on Friday with homework as usual. The only slight departure from the norm was that the homework was due in on Monday. We had an incredibly busy weekend planned, and of course the homework involved craft – she had to make a jungle. And I had no craft supplies. A lucky coincidence Just as I decided to make Libby rip a piece of paper out of a pad and draw her jungle, the postman arrived. In a strange twist of fate that made me think I should buy a lottery ticket, he brought us a box of…

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The school summer holidays can seem a little overwhelming from a parent’s point of view. Luckily if you’re in the West Midlands, there’s loads going on to keep you entertained. These 58 West Midlands family days out are a great starting point. But there are also various special events going on during the school holidays. Do check the relevant websites for full details. All Summer holidays Ackers Adventure – Birmingham Everyday adventures school holiday scheme. Each day includes at least two outdoor activities along with crafts and games. Children can attend for a day or a whole week. Activities include skiing, kayaking,…

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