At a day out with the kids at the BFX Festival Family Weekend

Tardis

The BFX Festival is a week-long event designed to celebrate visual effects, animation and games to inspire the next generation of talent and share the latest knowledge. We first experienced the BFX Festival back in 2013 when it first launched and I firmly believe it contributed to Kian’s journey to study Games Design at university. Since then it has grown and moved locations and this year, the Family Weekend was held at the B.I.C. BFX Family weekend is a two-day drop in event aimed at visual effects and games enthusiasts between the ages of 8-18 years, although there are things… Continue Reading “At a day out with the kids at the BFX Festival Family Weekend”

Wicked on Tour at the Mayflower, Southampton – Review

Defying Gravity

Wicked is one of my favourite musicals and we were lucky to see it in the West End when Idina Menzel played the iconic role of Elphaba. As the kids get older we are keen to introduce them to the delights of the theatre often play our favourite soundtracks in the house. Eliza has really caught the theatre bug now and has been nagging us to take her to see Wicked for 5 years (according to her), so when we discovered it was heading off on tour and coming to The Mayflower in Southampton, we bought our tickets. If you… Continue Reading “Wicked on Tour at the Mayflower, Southampton – Review”

Climbing Portland Bill Lighthouse with the kids

Portland Lighthouse

Last year we enjoyed a visit to Portland Bill, however, as I was on my own with the kids, we could not make the climb up the Lighthouse as Sebby was too small – much to Isaac’s disappointment. We have been promising him we will return ever since and on Sunday, we headed to Portland on a rather stormy looking day. The kids love Portland Bill itself because it is the perfect location for exploring, climbing and running around. In fact, we saw a school full of kids all kitted up ready to climb Pulpit Rock, an¬†artificial stack of rock… Continue Reading “Climbing Portland Bill Lighthouse with the kids”

London Meal and Theatre to see Les Miserables with Red Letter Days

Les Miserables plaque

Hubby’s favourite musical is Les Miserables and he has been dropping hints about seeing it for years, however, it has never really been on my radar and I have been putting it off. The hints have been getting progressively stronger as time goes on, the film has been on the TV more times than I can count and the album is in his car, so I knew something had to give, so when Red Letter Days offered me the chance to review one of their theatre packages, I knew just which musical I was going to pick. It is really… Continue Reading “London Meal and Theatre to see Les Miserables with Red Letter Days”

A visit to the Imperial War Museum North with Kids

Imperial War Museum

Last weekend we headed north to Manchester, with a plan to see as much of the city as possible. We stayed at Holiday Inn in Media City, which is a great base as there are lots to do surrounding it, plus it is just a short tram ride into the city centre. One of the things we spotted almost immediately was the Poppy Wave at the Imperial War Museum North, something we had been impressed by earlier in the year when we saw it at Fort Nelson. I have to admit it was more impressive in Portsmouth, but that was… Continue Reading “A visit to the Imperial War Museum North with Kids”

50 places before 50!

Old Harry Rocks

I have seen quite a few people take the number challenge before a big birthday, on a quest to achieve a bucketlist of challenges. I have to admit, the idea wasn’t really for me, until I spotted a friend on facebook doing the challenge in a slightly different way. Travelling is something I have enjoyed doing since I was a child, but as an adult it was something that was very much put on the back burner, as all our funds went on raising our family. In recent years, we have been lucky to reignite our passion for travel as… Continue Reading “50 places before 50!”