The last of the sun

The last of the sun

This Summer has been possibly the rainiest, coldest Summer I can recall in a long time. It rained heavily the day I picked M up on his last day of school and rained pretty much every week from then. But then we seemed to strike it lucky on some days we had together as a family. We experienced some gorgeous weather on our family holiday to Cornwall, which was pretty flukey, but we also got to enjoy the last of the sun on a random weekend just before M went back to school.…continue reading →
A Family Holiday in North Cornwall #AD

A Family Holiday in North Cornwall #AD

When Airbnb got in touch and offered to pick up the tab on a holiday somewhere in the UK, we didn't have to think too hard and chose a family holiday in North Cornwall. Clara and I have fond memories staying in Cornwall as we spent our honeymoon nearly 7 years ago. I also have great memories of visiting Cornwall for family holidays as a child. I passed the task of finding our Airbnb property to Clara and was really pleased when she discovered a sweet renovated barn in Camelford. Camelford is a…continue reading →
Back to School – Year One

Back to School – Year One

It feels crazy that we are already at the stage of parenting where we mention our child going back to school. But with M being quite tall and very good at articulating himself it can be easy to see how ready he is for Year One. Once up and in his uniform for his first day back, I felt more emotional than the day we saw him off into reception. There is something about your child growing before your eyes that pulls at your heart and makes you wish to keep them innocent…continue reading →
More fun at five

More fun at five

This Summer has flown by as we attempt to grab the last few family moments in the sun, before M heads off into Year One at school. As we've mentioned before, we both work full time, so M's Summer break is split between helpful grandparents and Clara and I both using a day holiday each week. This year I took Monday and Clara took Friday which meant we were able to provide M with what felt like a bit of a long weekend. We've packed in so much, in fact Clara and I…continue reading →
Kayaks and Paddle boards in Weymouth

Kayaks and Paddle boards in Weymouth

Ever since M started swimming lessons I promised him I would take him kayaking once he learned to swim. Over the last year he's worked so hard achieving various tasks set to him and eventually learned to swim. In fact a couple of days ago he achieved his Stage 2 swimming badge and moved to a new Stage 3 class. So as a reward for all his hard work I took him to enjoy a day of kayaks and paddle boards in Weymouth with our friends from West Country Mum. Even though this…continue reading →
Beko Breakfast Giveaway

Beko Breakfast Giveaway

As they say, breakfast is the most important part of the day and one we make sure is nice and filling. We recently reviewed a fab Beko Bean to Coffee machine, Kettle and Toaster that have been making our breakfast prep much easier since they arrived. Now it is your turn to enter our giveaway to be in with a chance of making sure your Breakfast is nice and speedy and super tasty! To enter all you have to do is complete the giveaway entrance form at the bottom of this post before…continue reading →
Food at Camp Bestival 2017

Food at Camp Bestival 2017

It's hard to believe that it's been two weeks since Camp Bestival already. We've recently been thinking about the great food at Camp Bestival and wishing we were back there enjoying a DJ BBQ burger. We noticed that one of the most popular things people asked us about attending Camp Bestival was, "What is the food like at Camp Bestival?". So each year we attended we have tried to write about the food we ate. We thought by our 4th year we'd have shared our favourites, but as there is simply so much…continue reading →
Fun festival family time

Fun festival family time

I've lost count of how many people keep asking us if we are enjoying having lots of family time this Summer holidays. Now that M is at school it is easy to think that we look forward to the Summer holidays for a break and some family adventures. Except both C and I work full time, so half term and Summer holidays are just regular weeks to us. We manage to book the odd day off with him, but the rest of his time is spent between lovely grandparents that help us out.…continue reading →
Beaver Scouts Pirate Camp

Beaver Scouts Pirate Camp

When I joined the Scouting organisation to become a Beaver LeaderĀ I was pleased to discover that I had joined in time to go with them on their District Beaver Scouts Pirate Camp. Some of my favourite memories from being a Brownie and a Guide were of our camping trips. I love being under canvas and enjoy the freedom of bedding down for the night in a field after a cup of hot chocolate and a biscuit. On our arrival on the Friday evening I set up our Coleman Cortes Octagon 8 tent in…continue reading →
Is this the right toilet?

Is this the right toilet?

When I was 19 I asked my dad to shave my head. I wanted a new hairstyle and decided a shaved head was the style for me. It wasn't a huge statement, or a form of rebellion, I was just experimenting with my style and at the time, I quite enjoyed not having to do my hair in the mornings. From the moment I shaved my head I was treated differently. Sideways glances, comments under people's breath's and even comments directed right at me. But something that always stuck with me most from…continue reading →