Tag Archives: fun

Back To School Dramas Sorted With Kickers!

Our beloved older daughter kindly reminded us a few days ago, with less than a week left until school begins, that her current school shoes were too tight for her. We’d been so consumed by the fact P2 was starting big school for the first time that we’d neglected the fact we had another one who was going up a …

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IOW 2017 Day 5 – A First Swimming Lesson, Isle Jump & Sandown Beach

Our fifth day on the Isle Of Wight was definitely our most relaxed one. We needed it by this point as our days were long with many late nights and early mornings. Our little family needed to just chill for a little.  We woke up to beautiful sunshine so P1 had her breakfast outside on the decking of the House …

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IOW 2017 Day 4 – Robin Hill, Trampolining Lessons & Swimming

The weather was a little more gloomy on Thursday morning. The bright sunshine had disappeared behind clouds and the wind was back in full force. I popped on my ripped jeans and a coat and we headed off to Robin Hill Country Park. We hadn’t actually been to Robin Hill before and didn’t really know what to expect at all. …

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Back To School With Smiggle

Back to school is literally just around the corner for us now. There’s a matter of days to get everything together; uniform, new shoes, coats and stationery sorted. The girls were really excited to receive a huge bundle of Smiggle stationery and back to school essentials when we returned from our holiday. We had actually popped into our local Smiggle …

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IOW 2017 Day 2 – JR Zone, IOW Pearl & Scuba Diving

I lost count of the amount of times I had to refill bottles of milk during our first night at The West Bay Club. P2 and P3 did not sleep well at all, especially P3. She ended up in our bed at 3am. She’s not used to sleeping in a travel cot and is usually my better sleeper out of …

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Siblings 2017 – August

Like I said in the July Siblings post, the chaotic way of life was definitely not going to subside any time soon and I was so right. We are now well in the swings of the school holidays. In fact although I am going slightly insane, they really are flying by in a blur! It feels crazy already that it …

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Drama & Destruction Wherever We Go

Last weekend we headed back to Essex but this time it wasn’t to meet up with family, we were there to see my best friend. This friend of mine is the type of friend that you can go months without seeing but when you do, it’s as if you were never apart. It had actually been about 18 months since …

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Family Travel Tips

Most parents think that the idea of stepping onto a plane full of people hoping to get a nap in before their holidays commence is close to a nightmare. Travel sickness, boredom and tired toddlers can be a recipe for disaster. However, this doesn’t have to be the case. With some careful planning and preparation, travelling with little ones can …

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Fun On The Beach At Bluewater

Last week we got the opportunity to head to our local ish shopping centre for a special preview launch. Bluewater have welcomed a fun new attraction for the summer holidays called The Beach.  I was so incredibly excited about our trip. We were the very first to walk through the gates and after a not-so-pleasant portaloo experience, we began our fun …

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A Surprise Trip To LEGOLAND Windsor

Surprises in our family either go down really well or really badly. P1 struggles with the unexpected sometimes but I decided to keep a little surprise to kick start our summer holidays. Hubby booked an Airbnb just up the road from LEGOLAND Windsor. Our family seems to have a theme park bug at the moment and we can’t get enough …

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Reflecting On The End Of Nursery For My Middle Baby

After experiencing being a working Mum with P1, I was fortunate enough to be able to make the decision to be a stay at home Mum with P2. I was going to be the one to watch her do all of those first things and be the one who had taught her. At some point during her first two years …

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Going To Thorpe Park For The First Time

Each month we are lucky enough to get one weekend child free. When this first started back up again after a short break when my mum had her kidney transplant, we used our weekends to pretty much slob around and do nothing but binge on Netflix. Believe it or not, that can get quite boring after a while and so …

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It’s Strawberry Picking Season Again

The first time I went strawberry picking was last year and once we’d been, we were there nearly every week during strawberry season. We went to Open Farm Sunday and I’ve sort of got a bug for the whole country living, farming thing. It probably doesn’t help that I’ve been binge watching Heartland which is all about the country way …

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Open Farm Sunday 2017

I was made aware of Open Farm Sunday last year by the good world of social media. We had a brilliant time wandering around with a rather cute little P3. As soon as the date for the next year was released I popped it in my diary. I have been so excited about Open Farm Sunday. For those of you who …

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