Things Planned for the Summer Holidays

Things Planned for the Summer Holidays

For us the School Summer Holidays begin this week and it is always to have a bit of a plan in mind. We have a few trips out planned, lazy days are a must and, of course some things to stop the children going complete brain-dead over the break. Keeping the brain ticking over Whether … Read more

Visit Blackpool with a Merlin Annual Pass

Ronnie Corbett Visit Blackpool with a Merlin Annual Pass

Blackpool is a great place to go for a holiday if you like entertainment. You cannot miss the glitz and glamour – I can imagine it could end up being a very expensive place to stay. I recently returned from Blackpool on a Sun £9.50 holiday with my family and thanks to my Merlin Annual … Read more

Having a Party: Three Ways to Entertain this Half Term

Having a Party: Three Ways to Entertain this Half Term

What is it about the school holidays that seems to make kids want to eat more? How about using this to your advantage to entertain them?! My children love nothing more than having a “party” this usually means just putting together some nibbles together (a mix of sweet (junk and fruit) and savoury). Furthermore you … Read more

Asthma dangerous?

asthma dangerous

There has been a lot in the news lately about people not taking their asthma seriously. I have to put my hands up and say I probably am one of those statistics. Is it really dangerous and I seriously need to get my act together or is it a lot of hype about nothing? Growing … Read more

Dinosaur World Torquay & Natural History Museum

You may have noticed that we like dinosaurs in this house. I think our interest really began in April 2012, when whilst on holiday in Devon we picked up a leaflet advertising a Dinosaur World in Torquay. It was just under £6 per person with 2s and under getting in free. I think it was because … Read more

Let’s go Fly a Kite – on the Beach

 I’m thinking about money saving and environmentally friendly things for families. Such as days out at little financial cost. One of these ways is to harness what nature has provided – such as last week’s Bug Hunt. This week we took to the beach There’s nothing like a bit of sand castle building. You may … Read more

The Salims 16KidsandCounting Episode 1

Below I’ll be examining the Salims from the TV Show 16kidsandcounting Shown on Channel 4  March 2013 9pm, all quotes mentioned below are as mentioned in the series on Channel 4 should you wish to watch this yourself. All non specific opinions given are my own. Meet the Salims: “A supersized family needs a lot … Read more