The Brug – A Bag and a Rug in One!

Regular readers of the blog will know that we love getting out and about in the great outdoors. I am also fairly organised when we go out, carrying food, drinks, first aid kit and even a change of clothing. I used to carry everything on the buggy but now Sebastian doesn’t need it I am back to carrying everything we need for a day out in a bag. This is where the Brug, from Wunderlife, comes in! The Brug is a water-resistant and machine washable picnic blanket or playmat that quickly and easily transforms in to a bag, making it… Continue Reading “The Brug – A Bag and a Rug in One!”

First big wave of acts announced for Camp Bestival 2018

Camp Bestival 2018

Festi-holiday frolics ahoy! The Camp Bestival crew have hit the slipway to launch their good ship onto the high seas of the summer holiday, brimming with incredible spectacles, joyous music, amazing food, luxury camping and tons of fun for all the family. by announcing the very first wave of shipmates, acts and entertainers cruising into Lulworth Castle from the 26th to the 29th July 2018. Bringing all three of our headliners above board for this first announcement, we are delighted to reveal that Simple Minds will be heading leeward-ho on Sunday night topping the bill before their epic fireworks finale. Effortlessly sailing the rickrolling waves, baritone crooner Rick Astley will be… Continue Reading “First big wave of acts announced for Camp Bestival 2018”

Encouraging the kids to explore more with Learning Resources

Linford Bottom

One of our favourite places to visit for exploring has to be Linford Bottom in the New Forest. Set just outside Ringwood, Linford Bottom is set at the bottom of a valley and boasts large greens which make the perfect picnic area with a shallow clear stream running through the middle, perfect for a spot of paddling and nature spotting. Spending time in nature can be fun and healthy, but sometimes, even my kids need convincing to put their technology down and head outside to play. Thankfully there are lots of ways to make nature as stimulating as the activities… Continue Reading “Encouraging the kids to explore more with Learning Resources”

The Great Big Christmas Days Out Linky 2017

Paultons Park Christmas

It is that time of year when us parents are thinking about where to take the small people to visit Father Christmas or where to have the perfect festive day out. I want to know where the best Christmas Days out are all over the country! Have you had Mother Christmas read you a story at LaplandUK, marvelled at Bluestone’s Kingdom of the Elves, helped Rudolph get home at Winter Wonderland at Peppa Pig World or simply know the best Christmas market to visit near you? It’s simple to join in, just add your blog link below but please remember to… Continue Reading “The Great Big Christmas Days Out Linky 2017”

7 Natural Wonders of Africa

Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania

We’ve all heard of the Seven Wonders of the World, and the ‘Natural’ Wonders of the World. While their lists may differ, they all have one thing in common-they contain world renown spectacles which leave us amazed at the beauty, and mysteries of the world. The Natural Wonders of the World are naturally formed occurrences, places or formations which are astonishing in every aspect, so much so that they’ve been singled out above the rest. Unfortunately, we are often guilty of being oblivious to some of the greatest natural phenomenons because we either didn’t know it existed, was possible, or… Continue Reading “7 Natural Wonders of Africa”

The Band Review: Mayflower Theatre

The Band

Like many Take That fans we were hooked by last years TV show Let it Shine, which saw band Five to Five crowned champions, for the chance to star in The Band. The Band is a musical is written by The Girls’ writer Tim Firth. It tells the story of five 16-year-old girls who are fans of a boy band and is based on the experiences of Take That and features their music, but the actual story follows the girls and is a genuinely-beautiful tale of love and loss, growing up and grief. It is a big birthday for my… Continue Reading “The Band Review: Mayflower Theatre”

What to pack for a holiday to Lapland

Lapland

Visiting Lapland with the kids to meet Father Christmas has been top of my bucket list for the last few years. It is recommended not to take babies and toddlers as the weather is extremely cold outside, generally around -12ᶜ and sometimes as low as -30ᶜ this time of year, so we have been waiting until Sebastian is old enough to enjoy it too. If you are travelling to Lapland with an organised tour they may provide some of your kit, including a thermal outer-suit made for Arctic conditions, cosy woollen socks, snow-boots, outer gloves and a hat. The key… Continue Reading “What to pack for a holiday to Lapland”