Point and Shoot – tourist trails

| Days out, Photography

ice lolly time

This weekend was the final blast of our week off, so back to nursery and work today. N told me he couldn’t go back to nursery because ‘I’ve got lots of jobs to do’. Presumably on the farm, although this time of year isn’t really possible for him to be going off with his dad […] Read more…

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Buckets and spades, beach fun at Weston-Super-Mare

| Days out

jelly shoes walking to see the sea

Living in the middle of the country, there’s not much opportunity to go to the beach.  N’s been a couple of time, but only for a short time – a quick paddle, and walk on the beach.  He’s been keen to go to the seaside this summer, so when I was looking to go away, […] Read more…


Project 365: Photo a day week 34 and 35

| Days out, Family, Photography

bristol millennium square padling

I had all my photos ready last week, but then didn’t get round to writing my round up post for Project 365 – week 34.  So I’ve included week 34 and 35 together this week. Week 34 Sunday we were due to meet friends for some outdoor play at Blenheim Palace where we’re both members. […] Read more…


Trendy Thursday: campervan shirts and pack-a-macs

| Lifestyle, Style

campervan shirt and chinos

This week we had a few days away in Bristol.  Going away with children is having to be ready for everything, so it’s quite hard to pack light.  I thought I’d share two of the items I found essential for Trendy Thursday. I always like N to have one smart shirt included in case we […] Read more…


Holiday – a week of firsts, a hotel in Bristol

| Milestones, Places to see, Sponsored

Bristol harbourside

We’re taking part in the CSMA Club #NewThings challenge over the next month: ten bloggers will be sharing what they get up to over the month, with the aim of creating memories through trying something new.  This is the first week, and the challenge was to visit a new place. I always knew this first week […] Read more…


All things trees at Treefest Westonbirt Arboretum

| Activities & education, Days out, Places to see, Reviews

Treefest - Hot tin roofs

At the start of our holiday, I’d arranged that we would meet up with a friend from uni and her sons, at Westonbirt Arboretum’s Treefest.  Online it looked like a really interesting event and would be a good opportunity for the boys to have place to run around as well as take part in some […] Read more…


Green fingered children – start them gardening young

| Activities & education, On the farm

gator gardening work

I’m not a fan of gardening.  Never have been and never likely to be. This year I’ve actually managed to grow tomatoes.  Loads of them, but I’m still waiting for them to turn red. And as I write this, we’re on holidays leaving the OH behind because of harvest.  When we return I’m expecting the […] Read more…


Bugs and meerkats at All Things Wild

| Activities & education, Days out, Places to see, Reviews

meerkat at all wild things feature

Today we went to the birthday party of one of N’s swimming friends at All Things Wild.  It’s a shame as they’re not much different in age, but the school year split means they’ll not be swimming together anymore. N can be a bit funny with friends, saying that ‘Only xyz is my friend’ and […] Read more…


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