Why I Share My Love of All Things Vintage With My Children

Vintage addict You only have to step inside our home to see that I have a..bit of a ‘thing’ for all things vintage. Quirky bits of vintage furniture stand happily alongside industrial shelving units and my shelves are filled (some might say cluttered) with my…

Why Getting Kids Into The Kitchen Is So Important – And How To Do It!

Why it is so important to get kids into the kitchen! Proud Mama Moment Last night was a really proud moment for me as a mum. My lovely, soon to be twelve year old daughter made and decorated the most incredible unicorn cake – all…

How I changed from a self-loating food phobic to full-on foodie

Can you remember the day you first saw photos that made you think ‘Oh my God – I look awful? I think most of us can relate to the moment when we see a set of holiday photos and say silently (or not so silently)…

Need a festival tent that can withstand the weather? You need this one!

I’m not a natural camper I’ll be upfront about it. The thought of camping in a festival tent does not fill me with joy.I’m not a seasoned camper. I don’t adore the sound of flapping canvas or early morning zips. I’m not a lover of…

How To Survive Your First Family Festival. Our Camp Bestival Experience

“We should take our kids to a festival one of these days” we said. “We’re going to give our kids a real festival experience” we promised. This was about five years ago and in the intervening years we have found reasons to avoid going, found…

Why we take our kids to see live music

Taking the kids to see live music We love music in our house, whether we are hosting a party, chilling over dinner or doing homework there is a tune in the background. Loud music when I’m angry, classical when I’m sad, rock when the kids…

Our Summer of Adventure Starts Here

Our summer of adventure starts here This weekend sees the start of a very unusual summer for us. A summer holiday filled with new experiences and adventures, new places and broadening of horizons. Don’t get me wrong, this isn’t a bragging post about how we…