Standon Calling Festival 2022: Comprehensive Guide

Standon Calling is an independent boutique music and arts festival with big acts and emerging talent, just north of London at the Standon Lordship estate, nestled in the stunning Hertfordshire hills. #AdGifted Standon Calling 2022 Line-Up Standon Calling 2022 includes an incredible array of music across the main stages filled with big pop acts and … Read more

Men’s Festival Wear – A Guide

This is an advertorial piece for Men’s Festival Wear. I have been gifted clothing from Mainline Menswear’s Festival Essentials Range. What should men wear to a festival? The Type of Festival will Influence Men’s Clothing When it comes to Men’s Festival Wear there are some things to keep in mind. It will really depend on … Read more

School Summer Holidays during Corona Virus

The school summer holidays are really odd this year. It is actually the first time in years that it is truly the holidays because whilst we were home educating we had kept work going throughout, even if that meant just the twice weekly sessions with Explore Learning. But with our youngest returning to school in … Read more

What to Pack for Family Camping in a Tent

what to pack when staying in a tent checklist

I do love a good list – for me it is a great way of making sure I have everything, ticking it off as it is packed and figuring out what I have forgotten. As a family camping in a tent is becoming a more regular thing to do and after the first time camping … Read more

Lakefest Festival 2018: Eastnor Castle

Joseph Washbourn Toploader Lakefest 2018

Lakefest started at Croft Farm Tewkesbury as a music and cider festival before moving to Eastnor Castle. A family and dog friendly festival – which also offers camping. Many people I know have been time and time again and so we were pleased to be invited along to see what it was all about. Unfortunately … Read more

Our Home Education over the Summer Holidays so far

boy climbing a tree with harness

Home education over the school holidays has felt a bit weird really. With their brother home the boys have seemed to do academic work much easier without fighting it – but I guess there’s also the fact that because it is the teen’s holidays the boys have also been allowed to play computer games more. … Read more

CBBC Summer Social 2018

mark rhodes and Chris Chibnall hugging

I love festivals, an opportunity to see live those acts I enjoy. So how wonderful that the CBBC have provided the same for children with the CBBC Summer Social. Now kids can meet their favourite acts and performers from CBBC and CBeebies at Croxteth Hall and Country Park in Liverpool. CBBC Summer Social 2018 The … Read more

Camping at Valleyfest

Camping at Valleyfest

Not all festivals are the same and it is really good to hear about these smaller, lesser-known ones such as Valleyfest. The youngest two really enjoyed Livestock last year and were really disappointed that it wasn’t on again this year; so they were super excited to hear that we had been invited by Orchard Pig … Read more

Alice in Wonderland Dressing Up World Book Day

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Dressing up doesn’t have to be expensive and it can be so much fun! Not only that but it can give new confidence – pretending to be someone or something else; develop creativity, imagination and thinking skills. Of course I am belatedly sharing with you my boys’ costumes from World Book Day – but they … Read more