Here's a confession... as far as I can remember, our kids had never been to see Father Christmas in his grotto. Was it because it felt a bit kitsch, or perhaps simply because preschool or school had always done the job for us by providing Father Christmas or Dutch Sinterklaas at the right moment? Either way round, Santa's grotto was now shrouded in mystery and magic equal … [Read more...] about Santa’s Grotto at Wyevale Garden Centre and the Dreaded “Does Santa really exist?” Question
The long, cold winter in Sweden has shaped the way things are done in all different walks of life. In Sweden the cows don't get to enjoy as much outdoor life as they do in the UK; they need protecting from the harsh conditions and spend 8-9 months of the year indoors. They don't have it all that bad though, as they are on nice straw bedding inside. As spring arrives, … [Read more...] about Celebrating spring with the Cow release- Uppsala, Sweden
Mummy, I really love peppermint tea! -Hugo exclaimed in the car homeward bound. This made me smile, especially as he usually shies away from drinking tea. In fact, all three of our kids do. Yet on Sunday both Angelina and Hugo chose to enjoy a pot of tea as part of their Busy Bees tea at St Ermin's hotel (where we were staying for a young 007 … [Read more...] about Family bonding over Afternoon Tea at St Ermin’s hotel, London
How awesome is it to be able to claim that you are a Guinness world record holder? But you know what? It is totally doable! I am a world record holder. In June 2015 I was one of the participants in the record attempt for Most people wrapped as mummies in under 3 minutes. It was such fun… and we did it! We broke the world record by the narrowest margin. (Read more … [Read more...] about Breaking a Guinness World Record inspiration- Could you do it too?
Travel is all about discovering new places, new experiences and new adventures... or is it? Can travel be about returning to the same place again and again and discovering more nuances about a place? Years ago, I remember being very surprised when a friend was going back to the same holiday park in Devon for the third year in a row. I just couldn't understand why they'd … [Read more...] about Travel: returning to familiar places