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Tips on camping with kids for the first time

Tips on camping with kids for the first time

I got a text from my step-sister yesterday. Her friend is going camping with her two kids for the first time and she wanted some tips. She’d passed on the link to my blog (thanks sis) but wanted to know what…

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A medieval family fun day at Bolton Castle

A medieval family fun day at Bolton Castle

Just before the summer holidays I went a bit mad on Amazon Local and bought a few vouchers for family days out. The one I was most excited about was a family pass to the building and gardens of Bolton…

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Mission aborted

Mission aborted

Wimped out. Gave in. Didn’t dare. However you describe it, what we did was stay at home instead of going camping this weekend. After considering booking something at the last minute we decided to try to win the weather gamble…

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A modern treasure hunt. Livening up a walk with geocaching

A modern treasure hunt. Livening up a walk with geocaching

It’s a good job we quite like a walk as our two lively Tinies regularly need to run off their energy. We often joke they need walking like dogs, and while this might be a bit tongue in cheek, it…

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Alternative Camping – a guest post about yurts

This post is brought to you by Suzanne of 3 children and it, who kindly offered to write about their recent Yurt camping trip. For the first 8 years of motherhood, I managed to escape camping holidays. Why swap your…

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Sneaky Snacky Squirrel is sweet

“I think our children are ill,” declared Husband as he arrived in our bedroom this morning. I’d been trying to come round while he went downstairs to check on The Tinies, who had toddled off at 7am to watch some…

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The perfect camping bathroom

What does your perfect bathroom look like? The best one I’ve ever been in was on our honeymoon in the Maldives. It had twin sinks, a loo, a beautiful towel ladder, a full length mirror and an outdoor walk-in shower.…

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Hokey Cokey on the way to Centre Parcs

It didn’t start well. We knew that this particular trip was going to have, shall we say, logistical issues, about two months after we booked it, but we didn’t imagine getting to our weekend away would be quite so difficult.…

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Turning into my mother – the joy of thermals

As a girl in my early thirties I often catch a glimpse of myself in the mirror and think I’ve seen my mum. It might be the staple mother-in-law joke, but for me it’s certainly true that if you look…

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Is it too early to say the C word? (Christmas, that is)

I always try to get to November before thinking too much about Christmas, especially as Husband’s birthday is at the start of that month and I don’t want to over-shadow it with festive frippery. But my mind is wandering almost…

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