3 days in Siem Reap with children

Back in my 20s, I had spent three months in South East Asia and I had fully intended to visit...

Cultured Kids #51

Well, hello there, Culture lovers! October has zoomed by, but it has not been void of culture. I...

Furnishing our Norfolk cottage on a budget

This post is written in collaboration As regular readers know, we have a lovely cottage on the...
10 reasons to take your teens to Camp Bestival

10 reasons to take your teens to Camp Bestival

We are now quite seasoned in the world of festivals, having gone to Wychwood for three years in a row and Feastival last year. This year we were invited to much praised, Camp Bestival. In my mind, this festival had grown in popularity because of parents with young...

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Getting organised for the new school year

Getting organised for the new school year

I know January is all about the resolutions, but to be honest, September is more of a fresh start for me: The holidays give time to recharge and actually a little head space to think about what needs to be done in the upcoming term and keep the family ticking along! I...

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A morning alone in Covent Garden

A morning alone in Covent Garden

As much as I have enjoyed my children's company over the summer holidays, the moment September rears its head, I can't deny Im not looking forward to a few child-free hours! This year to celebrate my regained freedom, I decided to head to an area of London I love,...

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6 tips for a successful family road trip in Italy

6 tips for a successful family road trip in Italy

This is a guest post Road trips can be stressful at the best of times, but with kids, it can be even more of an ordeal. Hungry, tired and grumpy children screaming endless repetitions of “Are we there yet?” doesn’t exactly make for a relaxing holiday! So, continue...

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Our Review of Carter’s Steam Fair

Our Review of Carter’s Steam Fair

Every year, the fair comes to our local common, and the kids love it. Me, less so ... the blaring techno, the lackadaisical staff and the normal, run-of-the-mill rides. After year one, I was bored. However, we've recently visited a fair that might just have changed my...

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Cultured Kids #48

Cultured Kids #48

We are rolling into the summer holidays, can you believe it! Time to spend lots of time over the summer exploring all the culture in London this summer! We are hopefully catching the Chihuly: Reflections on nature at Kew Gardens and we definitely want to see the...

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