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Lapland UK

Lapland here in the UK!

I think we are now at the stage of my daughter no longer believing in Father Christmas or really close, she hasn’t said anything directly but I have a sneaking suspicion she may no longer believe.  She’s a rather bright kid, but also very honest so I think she may be a bit torn and […]

FESTIVE

Zuccotto Panettone and Ricotta Cake

Festive Food Swap Baking is not my strong point and for anyone who knows me baking with kids stresses me out; flour everywhere, egg shells in the batter and sugar on the floor. So, when we were asked to take part in Tesco’s Festive Food Swap, which encourages people to try different tastes from around […]

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Personalized Gifts for Kids from TinyMe

 Win a £40 Voucher to Spend at TinyMe I do love the personalized gifts for kids on TinyMe.co.uk.  They have everything from bags to stationery to clothing to name labels.  We got one of their duffle bags a couple of years ago and it’s still going strong, my daughter uses it for her PE kit, […]

Travel with Kids

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Ski Lessons for Kids in the UK

Things to do during the school holidays near St Albans During October Half-Term we had the opportunity to go to The Snow Centre in Hemel Hempstead, we’ve been skiing there before and we had a sledging party for my daughter’s 6th Birthday a couple of years ago.  As a Canadian I was impressed with the […]

Norfolk

Short Family Breaks in North Norfolk

‘You either get Norfolk, with its wild roughness and uncultivated oddities, or you don’t. It’s not all soft and lovely. It doesn’t ask to be loved.’  Stephen Fry Where to stay? We were invited, along with our dog, to Forest Park Holidays in North Norfolk, near Cromer. It’s only 2.5 hours from London, if you […]

We love Camping!

Family Camping Checklist:  What should we take?

Just sitting here thinking of a couple of friends who have gone camping for the first time with their kids, the weather couldn’t be worse for them this week.  We’ve text a few times, the gazebo has collapsed in the wind, a tarpaulin has taken flight and they’re currently hiding in the Children’s Play Barn.  […]

Kids & Tech

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7 Recommended iPad apps for 7 year olds

With Summer holidays looming I thought it may be an idea to share a few of our favourite iPad apps.  Finding new apps can be a bit of a minefield.  I’ve lost count of the number of iPad apps we have downloaded and it turns out they were rubbish. You can’t always trust online reviews […]

Instructions for Setting Time Limits on an iPad

How to set time limits on an iPad

Worried about your kids spending too much time on iPads? I haven’t found the perfect solution for setting time limits on an iPad yet.  I was hoping for an app, that as soon as my 7-year old picked it up and started playing a timer would start and lock her out after a set period […]

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Manage your Children’s Pocket Money with an App

Roosterbank Allows you to Manage your Kid’s Pocket Money Your example is everything when it comes to teaching your children about money – Rachael Cruze I’m crap with money and always have been.  However, I would like to instil in my daughter the value of money and getting her saving from an early age.  I’m […]

Kid’s Activities

Forest School for Kids

Summer Holiday Camps for Kids

Outdoor Holiday Activities for Kids near St Albans I really didn’t think this one through.  On Sunday we arrived home after two weeks of camping; playing in the woods, tenting it and building fires.  So, when I checked my diary and realised I had booked my daughter in for a Bushcraft Survivor Course with Wild […]

Small Trampolines for Kids

Trampoline for a Small Garden

I don’t know what possessed me to agree to an 8ft Trampoline from Asda.  Our garden is tiny, at most measuring approximately 20 x 30 feet.  The look on my husband’s face when the trampoline arrived said it all really as I hadn’t told him it was coming.  It took a bit of persuading to […]

Den Building for Small Gardens

How to build a simple den with kids

How to Make a Den You know when you see something so simple and genius and have to share……. As a child I spent hours building Dens which we call Forts in Canada We went to Lollibop UK last weekend at Hatfield House in Herts, a lot of it was targeted at younger children but […]

Reviews

Lapland UK

Lapland here in the UK!

I think we are now at the stage of my daughter no longer believing in Father Christmas or really close, she hasn’t said anything directly but I have a sneaking suspicion she may no longer believe.  She’s a rather bright kid, but also very honest so I think she may be a bit torn and […]

FESTIVE

Zuccotto Panettone and Ricotta Cake

Festive Food Swap Baking is not my strong point and for anyone who knows me baking with kids stresses me out; flour everywhere, egg shells in the batter and sugar on the floor. So, when we were asked to take part in Tesco’s Festive Food Swap, which encourages people to try different tastes from around […]

Norfolk

Short Family Breaks in North Norfolk

‘You either get Norfolk, with its wild roughness and uncultivated oddities, or you don’t. It’s not all soft and lovely. It doesn’t ask to be loved.’  Stephen Fry Where to stay? We were invited, along with our dog, to Forest Park Holidays in North Norfolk, near Cromer. It’s only 2.5 hours from London, if you […]