When life gives you a rainy day, play in the puddles!


Before the Summer holidays began, my friend Karin and I sat down and booked dates in to get together. We have learnt from past holidays that if we don’t do this we can go all Summer with our free dates not coinciding and then the children end up disappointed that they haven’t seen each other. … Read more

Easter Holidays 2015 – one week in . . .

Easter Holidays

Here we are always one week into the Easter Holidays, they just fly by don’t they?! As I told you here, I was really looking forward to having the Beans at home for a couple of weeks but I guess I hadn’t factored in just how tired they might be and how it might take … Read more

Summer Holidays 2014 – 11th to 17th August

Summer Holidays 2014 - 11th to 17th August 1

It’s the third week of the Summer Holidays already!! The weekend wasn’t kind to Little Bean with her chickenpox making her feel utterly miserable. She had spots in just about all the worst places imaginable and struggled to sleep because they were so sore and itchy. It’s such a horrible part of parenting not being … Read more

Anna’s Hope – Big Fairy Picnic in the Park

Anna’s Hope – Big Fairy Picnic in the Park 2

Yesterday we had a really fun day out and it was mainly just the girls (Jelly Bean gatecrashed) as we went to the Big Fairy Picnic in the Park at Burghley House. The Big Fairy Picnic is a fundraising event for the charity Anna’s Hope. Anna’s Hope was inspired by Anna Hughes who died from … Read more

Summer Holidays 2013 – Day 15

Summer Holidays 2013 – Day 15 3

The day began with a spot of story time with Nanna, you know if you let them the tiddlers would happily sit there and let you read stories to them all day. I have been to Burghley House for picnics countless times and for whatever reason, I don’t think I have ever managed it on … Read more