It’s not quite N’s 8th birthday yet, but tennis matches, swimming and other events, meant we brought his birthday forward a bit. I’d left planning it a bit late – he mentioned going to the Riverside Hub for a party back in December, but by the time I looked for dates, it seemed I was … Read More about A playdate birthday party at soft play
We love a day out whether it’s just a weekend day popping out somewhere, or a day out while on holiday. I’m reliving my childhood visiting around the UK, near home and further away, and love sharing it with N. He does moan, but loves days out once he’s there. If there’s a playground and … Read More about Things to do in Northamptonshire with children
When I was a child, parties were always held at home, until I was old enough just to take a couple of friends out for a meal or ice skating. Now few people hold parties at home once children are school age. 20 children at home – no chance, especially when we have a winter … Read More about Kids birthday party ideas – at home and elsewhere
Week 2 of the new year and Project 52, and it’s been a frantic one. Back to work and school for N and myself. And full of frustrations (and a bit of fun). Sunday we didn’t get up to much. It was chance to relax before school and work. We just pottered around the house … Read More about Project 52 2019 week 2 – Wasgij 29 puzzle
When I was younger I always joked I’d be a Victor Meldrew (or maybe Victoria) when I was older. I find a lot of things that irritate me, but this seems to be increasing as I get older. This, even though with N I’m fairly laid back, compared to how my mum had been with … Read More about High expectations – am I turning into Victor Meldrew?
Usually I wouldn’t take N to a National Trust place if it’s just gardens. He’s not a house fan, but usually for gardens I visit for photography in suumer he would hate and get bored. Neither of us are particular fans of just walking. We need activities or reasons for walking somewhere. But over the … Read More about Walks in Cliveden National Trust gardens