10 tips for the best camping snacks

Top tips for camping snacks - Bubbablue and me

If you don’t have permanently hungry children at home, don’t be surprised if they turn into ravenous ‘hangry’ creatures when you go camping. There’s something about being in the great outdoors that makes everyone hungry. But with mealtime routines often more relaxed, sometimes you just need to pump them full of camping snacks. When we’re on holiday, we have more ice creams, and I’m also a bit more relaxed about snacks. Mainly because when we’re camping, although we take an… Continue Reading “10 tips for the best camping snacks”

Exploring The Mumbles and Oystermouth Castle

Mumbles and oystermouth castle - Bubbablue and me

People often ask how we manage to visit more than one place in a day on holiday.  I always say it’s getting up early (although many holiday tourist spots don’t open til later than places at home), being focused on what we want to see, and having a child who rushes round places and doesn’t dawdle. He obviously takes after me (I’m like that with shopping and museums) On our recent camping holiday in South Wales, one day we knew… Continue Reading “Exploring The Mumbles and Oystermouth Castle”

Project 365 2017 week 32

archways and lights in Banbury

We’re onto week 32 of this year’s Project 365, a photo a day for a year.  It’s been quieter this week on the photo front. But I’ve got another week off work this week so hopefully will have lots of photo opportunities. Here’s this week’s photos. On Sunday we went to Countryfile Live at Blenheim Palace. The highlight of N’s day was sitting in a potato harvester. On Monday I popped into town at lunchtime and on the way back… Continue Reading “Project 365 2017 week 32”

Camping at Three Cliffs Bay campsite

3 cliffs bay campsite - Bubbablue and me

When we go camping each year, we don’t slum it. We don’t go glamping either but we have certain criteria for the campsites.  Let’s face it, we’re a load of mums with our kids (and sometimes a couple of dads), but we want a bit of an easy life and we certainly want to be able to have a good shower. So the campsites need to have: Nice toilet and shower blocks (ideally family showers for those of us with… Continue Reading “Camping at Three Cliffs Bay campsite”

Countryfile Live 2017 – celebrating outdoor life

Countryfile live 2017 sunny day outdoors - Bubbablue and me

I love going out and about with N. It’s lovely to spend time with him and see how he’s changing over the year.  Last year we had a great time at the first ever Countryfile Live show, and again managed to get tickets to return there again this year.  For once, there was no moaning from N. Hey, there’s tractors (and fairground rides which is what he was planning for), so there wasn’t a problem having to bargain to get… Continue Reading “Countryfile Live 2017 – celebrating outdoor life”

Holiday photos with Samsung Galaxy S8 from Three

Taking holiday photos with Samsung Galaxy S8 phone = Bubbablue and me

I love having a new phone (don’t we all), but I’m on a sim only contract so buy my phones outright and make them last 3 years.  So I’m some way off being able to change to the Samsung Galaxy S8 that I was loaned by Three.  I’m an Android girl through and through (can’t cope with no back button) and I’ve had 3 Samsung phones, so I know what I like…and the S8 I definitely like. The S8 camera… Continue Reading “Holiday photos with Samsung Galaxy S8 from Three”

Living Arrows 2017 week 32 – trampolining

Living Arrows 2017 Week 32 - trampolining fun

The end of week 2 of the school holidays and N chooses to go to soft play.  It was a bit of a surprise, I’d expected another day without him while he went out farming. Luckily our local soft play was surprisingly empty so he had a good 1 1/2 hours of play before he was ready for lunch. His favourite part was trampolining. He’s really missed our trampoline which blew away (yes all 14 feet of it) in new… Continue Reading “Living Arrows 2017 week 32 – trampolining”

My Sunday Photo – wonky climbing frame

wonky climbing frame

Oops. I looked out of the window and this is what I saw. I’m presuming rather than the father-in-law driving into it on the mower, it was like that because he tried to pull it out the way to mow the jungle underneath it. Thankfully the OH was able to pull it back into place!  We’ve already lost the trampoline 18 months ago to wind, we can’t lose the climbing frame as well.