May 24

Holiday Dreaming: Fun UK Camping & Sleepovers

After April’s visions of family friendly cruising, my travel goggles are back on for this month’s Holiday Dreaming. It’s May and as the weather becomes more summery, my thoughts are turning to camping and glamping, so  this month I’m looking at ideas for fun and fabulous places for camping and sleepovers in the …

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May 18

Wildlife Wednesday: Dawn Chorus

If your children have become super early risers in the last month of so then there is a silver lining to that sleep-deprived cloud. Along with the natural alarm clock of lighter mornings and sunnier skies also comes a fantastic audio track of nature’s finest conjuring. The dawn chorus is …

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May 16

And the winner is…

Thank you so much for all your entries to win an iHere Smart Key Finder and Selfie Remote. I’ve enjoyed reading all your comments and with over 600 entries I am relieved to know I am by no means alone in having difficulty keeping track on my keys sometimes!

There can only be one winner …

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May 11

A Sunday Staycation in Sonning

With the economic uncertainties of recent years British families have been tending towards a ‘staycation’ over a holiday abroad. Frankly it is not hard to see why. Economy worries aside, family holidays are expensive at the best of times and our country has a lot to offer in terms of …

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May 04

Wildlife Wednesday: Save our Prickles – it’s Hedgehog Awareness Week!

This week is Hedgehog Awareness Week and the British Hedgehog Preservation Society is asking all of us to do just one thing positive for our beloved British little prickly friends this week. I don’t need to tell you that we are a bit hedgehog crazy in this house and I’m pleased to have welcomed …

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May 02

Review & Competition: iHere Smart Key Finder & Selfie Remote

If you ask my close friends and family they will tell you that I am forever losing my personal possessions. Not on a permanent basis. Just long enough to make me late for the train or cause moderate panic as I convince myself that the very-expensive-to-replace keys to our holiday …

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Apr 27

Wildlife Wednesday: The Toads of Toad Hall

The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame is a particular favourite of Roo’s. Living near the section of rural Thames that inspired the book and exploring its many footpaths and familiar wildlife daily, it was always going to hit close to home for our mini-nature-enthusiast-come-book-worm. Roo also loves a particularly beautiful tableaux …

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Apr 04

Holiday Dreaming: Boating Holidays & Adventure Cruising with Children

“Welcome to ‘Holiday Dreaming’ – a new monthly series of posts in which I hope to bring inspiration for adventurous and outdoorsy holidays for active young families.

Being an avid researcher by nature and training, and a huge enthusiast for travel, I am always planning new family holidays with a ‘wild’ twist. …

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Mar 23

Wildlife Wednesday: The Nature Discovery Centre, Thatcham

The Nature Discovery Centre, run by the Berks, Bucks and Oxon Wildlife Trust at Thatcham has been cropping up a lot in the last six months of so, mainly when looking for outdoorsy and wildlife activities to take Roo and Beth to. Despite its lure, being a little further than …

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Mar 02

Wildlife Wednesday: Building a pond for Froggy

Do you want to know the magic solution to a slug infestation? Get some frogs!

Joking aside, frogs are seriously helpful little creatures to have in the garden, as are their amphibious relatives – toads and newts. All of them enjoy a diet of small insects, insect larvae and slugs, …

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