We did it!!! Cycling to school in Oxford

cycle to school

If you’re new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Thanks for visiting!We live in the beautiful Oxford. Oxford is supposedly a cycling city, yet there have been a number of cycling deaths in city in the past years. I hasten to add, not cyclists’ faults from what I can gather from […]

Mummy’s going away for a couple of days

Next week I’m off on a press trip all on my own, no kids, just fellow bloggers! Congratulations @mumonthebrink Looking forward to seeing you @MWSeaGarden in September!! #markwarnermum #Turkey pic.twitter.com/POegKbIdz2 — Mark Warner Holidays (@mwholidays) July 2, 2014  (Not Turkey, but Greece, as plans changed, but I’m not complaining!) Somehow, with summer holidays and school […]

Picnic, festival and camping essential- Outwell transporter #tried and #welltested

outwell transporter cart trolley wagon time tested review 2 © Mumonthebrink

During our first visit to Playmobil Fun Park we spotted German families with older and younger children towing carts instead of using pushchairs. They had the cool box and other “essentials” for a family day out in there; Sometimes even a child or two.   I really liked the idea. These carts or toddler wagons […]

A postcard…with love: Würzburg, Germany

Würzburg Residenz

Hello my Lovely, Guten Tag from Würzburg in Bayern, Germany. We’ve been to see the Würzburg Residenz today.  A World Heritage site, with some amazing stucco work. A lot of it burnt down in the war, but some extraordinary rooms survived and some have been recreated with greater (and lesser) success. Bizarrely, one is not allowed to […]

A postcard…with love: Nieuwpoort, Belgium

Nieuwpoort belgium seaside beach postcard

My dear Friend, Today we planned to travel, drive and get to our stop over for the night quickly. Instead we ended up on this gorgeous beach in Nieuwpoort, Belgium. We had a delicious picnic lunch, a splash in the North Sea and enjoyed the warm soft sand tickling our feet. Although it was a brief […]

Campy goes on the ferry and ends up in Nieuwpoort, Belgium

Dover port campy dethleffs caravan europe ferry dfds seaways nieuwpoort 13 © Mumonthebrink

It was a gorgeous sunny day and somehow, with 100s of miles ahead of us, we ended up with an unplanned stop at the beach. Having fiddled around with tyre pressure, mostly for reassurance, we missed our 6 am ferry by about 15 minutes.  The majestic DFDS Seaways ferry was just finishing loading as we […]

Campy goes to the Gower aka 9 lessons learnt about single parenting

Pimms o'clock- I knew those colourful plastic ice cubes would come in handy one day! :-)

… or would the title be better as Mr Bean goes to the Gower?   (I certainly felt like Mr Bean at times.)   We popped home on the weekend to wash and do washing after our fabulous “a place called away” adventure at Aldridge Hill in the New Forest (read about it here: Aldridge […]

3 great outings on the Gower with kids 2 to 7 years old

Worms head tidal causeway

  Having heard so much about how beautiful the Gower peninsula is, this week came the time to explore it for ourselves.  Our short week in this beautiful part of Wales did not disappoint.  Exploring it with my brood was great fun, perfect for bonding with little modern life distractions.  I had no agenda for […]

Postcard… with love from August 2014

A postcard with love Mumonthebrink

All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveler is unaware. Martin Buber   As masses in Europe and North America flock to enjoy a break from the daily routine, I wonder what secret destinations people discover. Over the past weeks we have enjoyed stopping off in unexpected places, glimpsing new sights. I have loved […]

10 tips to help your money take you further #travel #budgeting


So we have a limited budget and limited time but want still to travel as a family of five. These top 10 holiday budgeting tips come from our own experiences (and all links represented in this post are for organisations I’d recommend to my nearest and dearest and none have been paid for.) We are travellers […]

A Postcard…with love: the Gower Peninsula, Wales

Postcard with love gower peninsula wales worms head rhossili oxwich

Hi, We’re sending our love from the Gower. If you are ever after endless beaches to share with few others, this is the place! We’ve had lovely long walks, splashed in the shallow waters and delved into rockpools. Little mobile reception, little interruption from modern life. We bought our veggies straight from the farm from […]

A Postcard…with love: the New Forest, UK

Postcard with love New Forest Aldridge hill

  My Dear, We’re having such a fabulous time with our friends in the New Forest at Aldridge Hill campsite.  It’s hot and the kids are in the stream constantly; discovering all sorts of small and large critters, building dams, swimming, swinging, cycling. I totally understand why this site is referred to by the Camping […]

What? No toilets or showers? Camping at Aldridge Hill

aldridge hill new forest  1  © Mumonthebrink

  What better (or more insane?) way to start our summer holidays of camping, than to pick a site with no facilities aside from drinking water and chemical toilet disposal point? And to top it, invite a friend with her 3 kids who is “not into camping” and loves her 1-2 showers a day. Two […]

My favourite beach holiday destination: Barcelona

Barcelona Beach

A beach holiday in Barcelona?!  You might be forgiven for thinking you read that wrong.  However, I stand by it. I’ve had a quite a few holidays which took me to the beach- New Zealand’s deserted beaches with thermal springs, the famous Bondi Beach in Sydney was our weekend haunt for some formative years of […]

Building that perfect campfire… and a camping weekend #giveaway

Build a Campfire  1  © Mumonthebrink

From cooking to storytelling, campfires are a key part of a magical camping experience, providing a comforting glow right up until the last flames are extinguished. However, for a campfire to bring such lasting joy to a group of campers, it has to be properly constructed to ensure that it serves its purpose and not cause endless frustration. There […]

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...