Last weekend, several of Jessica’s uncles and her cousins ran in the Great South Run to raise money for Little Hearts Matter in memory of Jessica. My brother Adrian and my sister’s ex-partner Pete had both run before but for my other brother Peter and my nephews Jamie and Lee,… View Post

Walking with dinosaurs in Black Park

Walking with dinosaurs in Black Park

At some point during the school holidays, there is usually a themed trail to follow at Black Park. The girls and I have done quite a few different ones – Easter trails, fairy trails, bugs and beasts. We loved doing the trails together but I hadn’t done one with Sophie… View Post

Going on a Gromit hunt: Gromit Unleashed 2

Going on a Gromit hunt: Gromit Unleashed 2

The Gromit Unleashed 2 trail has been on our summer activity wishlist ever since we heard it was coming to Bristol. However, with Thomas arriving at the start of the summer holidays, we weren’t sure we would get an opportunity to do it. However, we had a free Sunday towards… View Post

Creating a fairy garden at Iver Environment Centre

Creating a fairy garden at Iver Environment Centre

Iver Environment Centre has been running family fun sessions throughout the summer holidays. There have been lots of different sessions to choose from, such as pond dipping, bug hunting, flower crafts and fairy crafts. The fantastic fairies craft session sounded like the perfect activity for Sophie.     We arrived… View Post

Thomas’s first trip to Chessington World of …

Thomas’s first trip to Chessington World of Adventures

It’s been a little while since our last trip to Chessington. I had hoped to take Sophie for a day out before Thomas arrived but the combination of a heatwave and being heavily pregnant made the prospect of a theme park day out less appealing. We’re now starting to venture… View Post