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Exploring Compton Acres Gardens

  • February 21, 2019
Compton Acres

One of my favourite things about being a parent is sharing things from my own childhood with Little H, whether it’s toys, photos or visits to places we used to go as kids. So when we were invited to visit Compton Acres gardens in Poole I thought it’d be a great chance to show Little H somewhere I used to like exploring when I was little. I think the last >>

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A History Lesson at The Mary Rose, Portsmouth

  • January 22, 2019
Mary Rose Portsmouth

Last weekend we decided to get out of Dorset and visit somewhere new. It was absolutely freezing so we didn’t want to spend too much time outside and decided to visit The Mary Rose in Portsmouth. You’ve probably heard of The Mary Rose, one of Henry VIII’s warships, but maybe like me, you don’t really know much more about it than that. If that’s the case, and you are near Portsmouth, >>

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What We Did in October

  • November 2, 2018
What we did in October

Well, that’s it, we’re into November which means it’s basically a countdown to Christmas now. I’m not quite ready to embrace Christmas though, I don’t start to feel Christmassy until December so for now I think we’ll still enjoy the Autumn and getting out and about before it gets too cold. Here’s a little look at what we did in October… Birthday My birthday is at the start of October >>

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After School Fun At Mighty Claws Adventure Golf

  • September 13, 2018
After School Fun At Mighty Claws Adventure Golf

We recently visited Mighty Claws Adventure Golf in Bournemouth for some mini golfing fun and delicious pizzas and milkshakes. Having been before when it first opened, we were excited to visit again. I find it can be hard to fit fun activities in during the week because you’re so busy with work and school – we end up trying to pack everything into our weekends. Mighty Claws is open until 9:30 >>

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What We Did In August

  • September 1, 2018
What we did in August

I thought I’d start up my monthly round-up again to let you all know what we’ve been up to and give a little bit of insight into our lives. August was busy as we were on holiday for the first part. As soon as we got back it was straight back to work and we’ve been juggling summer holiday childcare for the last couple of weeks. I can’t believe the >>

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Free Things to Do In London With Kids This Summer

  • June 29, 2018

The summer holidays are getting ever closer and you’re probably starting to plan family days out. Maybe you’re having a staycation this year or visiting England from another country? Whatever reason you’re thinking of heading to the capital, there’s no need to spend a fortune as there are lots of free things to do in London with kids. I’ve put together a handy list for you, to give you lots >>

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November’s Round-up

  • December 1, 2017

How are we nearly at Christmas already?! Can’t quite believe I’m doing November’s round-up, only one more left this year! November was quite a quiet month for us, with the expense and madness of Christmas on the way we had some quiet weekends. November obviously started off with Guy Fawkes night and we went to a pub near the New Forest as we have done for the last few years. They >>

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Family Days Out To Get You In The Christmas Spirit

  • November 20, 2017
Family days out to get you in the Christmas spirit

When you’re working in the run-up to Christmas and don’t finish work until a couple of days before it can be hard to feel Christmassy before the big day arrives. You’re so busy with work and are rushed off your feet spending your free time shopping for gifts and planning childcare for the holidays that you don’t give much thought to feeling festive.  I never really feel the Christmas spirit until >>

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September’s Round-up

  • October 2, 2017

Another month down and we’re heading scarily close to Christmas, which is something I hate thinking about until late November. I’m still sad that the summer has gone (if you can call July & August in the UK “summer”) but we had another fun month in September though it was a bit quieter than recent months. The main reason for this was that it was obviously back to school for >>

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August’s Round Up

  • September 1, 2017

Well, that summer holidays went quickly didn’t it! It only feels like 5 minutes ago the kids were breaking up from school, and now here we are in September. We’ve had a busy month as usual. I’ve still had to work for most of the school holidays but have managed a few days off here and there. We’ve made sure that we’ve stayed busy at the weekends to make up >>

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