Our dream home

Our dream home

This post contains a sponsored link, but the content comes from the heart. Next year Clara and I will be looking for a new home, in a new town. Don't fear, we will still be in Dorset, the county we've fallen in love with, but we hope to move somewhere closer on the path to our dream home. Where we live has been great to us over the last 5 years. We've been able to put down some roots and see our family finally settle all over Dorset. We've almost every single family…continue reading →
“Just Google it Mama”

“Just Google it Mama”

Our little man makes us laugh every single day, there is no exception. Both Clara and I have wondered if his life goal is to become a comedian, as his timing and expressions are super natural and have us in stitches. I know as his parents we are going to find him funny, adorable, intelligent and more, but he makes our days at least 95% funnier. Before we became parents, I had visions of us hurriedly collecting the cute phrases our child said and storing them all in a book for them to laugh over…continue reading →
Friendships at three

Friendships at three

When M was two we were concerned he didn't really have many friends. Many people told us this wasn't an issue as social development was something that came when children started school, so we accepted that friendships would just develop naturally. Since M turned 3, he's become a little social butterfly and has already started to form some lovely friendships.   One of the friendships he's started to develop is with a lovely little boy, son of two mums that we met through social media. Both boys have very similar interests, dinosaurs, diggers and…continue reading →
Our time together

Our time together

For the first two years of M's life, he was all about his Mummy. M spent quite a lot of time with Clara in the first two years of his life and as expected, she was always the one he gravitated to most. I won't lie, at times I felt it was something I was doing, that perhaps it was a biological pull of Mummy hormones or I wasn't as cuddly or snuggly as Clara. But the last year has shown me that all that was in my mind. I just needed some…continue reading →
Mr Independent

Mr Independent

From pretty much the moment M started walking, he decided if there was something he could do, he was going to do it. We encourage our little Mr Independent and have watched as tasks we do for him, slowly got taken over by his capable hands. In a lot of ways M's independence comes in handy, if you lose your glasses or put your wallet down somewhere, M makes it his mission to find it and return it to you before anyone else has to leave their seat. It can be hard to document…continue reading →
Words stick, make sure it’s in a good way

Words stick, make sure it’s in a good way

We've all said things without thinking. Words that we never intended to upset or offend. Words are incredibly powerful and can do unseen damage that can impact the way you live and the things you achieve. I've already shared my experience at school and how I feel my years at secondary school left me lost and lacking confidence as I entered adulthood. But I wanted to share the discovery I've made as an adult. That words can bind you for over 20 years, but you can break those binds. Quote by Robin Sharma…continue reading →
One year to go

One year to go

This week is the week our local schools resume their classes and start a brand new term with shiny stationery and freshly ironed uniforms. It is also the start of a countdown we've been in denial about for quite a while. In exactly a year we'll be waving our little man off as he starts a whole new adventure. An adventure he gets to take on his own, no mummies to hold his hand, to remind him to say please and thank you or even to give him a cuddle when he's sad.…continue reading →
I don’t need a grown up

I don’t need a grown up

You'll notice that when you have a child, other parent's with older children will tell you how fast time flies once they are born. Now that M has been in our lives several years I too have become one of those parents, making sure new parents take the time to take in every moment as it goes too fast. Each stage has been my favourite, new skills learned, new challenges faced and new conversations. But what I didn't expect was the moment he would tell me "I don't need a grown up". Three…continue reading →
Into the Woodland Trust woods.

Into the Woodland Trust woods.

As a family, we have always been drawn to the woods. There is something special about being surrounded by nature and wildlife and we always have so much fun in the woods. We are surrounded by lots of gorgeous woodland here in Dorset, including many Woodland Trust woods. The Woodland Trust are pretty awesome as they are Britain’s largest charity protecting our woodland and the wildlife that live there. In July The Woodland Trust launched their new family membership. When you sign up your children get a super Nature detectives welcome folder and…continue reading →
Camp Bestival – Food 2015

Camp Bestival – Food 2015

Last year the food at Camp Bestival was one of the most pleasant surprises ever. We'd always had a precoceived idea of what food at a festival would be like and as it turned out, we needn't have worried at all. We share what we ate at Camp Bestival last year, so we thought we'd share what we ate this year too. We were slightly more organised this year and planned ahead to reduce money spent on food. Prices are pretty standard across all food stalls, but this soon adds up. We took…continue reading →