The start of Spring marks the start of the horticultural show season. These are great traditional local community events to get involved in. No longer just for the retired, older population, but are fun for all the family and particularly the kids. Here are 10 Reasons Why We Should be Encouraging Our Children to Enter Horticultural Shows.
Who doesn’t love a holiday! As our kids get older, and we get braver about taking them further afield, I feel my passion for travel and adventure returning. We’ve been lucky in the last few years to have done quite a lot of travelling. We’ve had lots of fun in our caravan ‘Clarabelle’ and last year we took the kids on an aeroplane for the first time. More recently James took me to New York for my birthday which was an amazing holiday in more ways than one!
There is never enough time in the day is there? So when I heard about the BritMums Rustlers Burger Hacking Challenge, the promise of a quick fix for a family dinner appealed, and I wanted to get involved.
Just because it’s winter doesn’t mean children should stay indoors. There are so many winter outdoor activities that kids can do, that there should be no excuse not to wrap up warm and get out there. I read somewhere that there was never inappropriate weather, just inappropriate clothing. So get on the wellies and waterproofs and get outside.
Autumn is officially here, but that doesn’t mean you have to stay indoors. I love the changing of the seasons, and love wrapping up warm and finding some outdoor Autumn activities to do with the kids. So if you’re stuck for ideas, here are a few of our favourite things to do when the leaves start to fall.
I honestly thought it might be easier second time round, but in truth it’s not. Harder even maybe. My youngest, my little baby boy starts Primary School tomorrow. The next milestone reached seemingly so quickly, and mummy can’t quite keep up. I’m as emotional tonight, maybe more so, as I was this time last year with his big sister starting.
It’s that time of year again, the summer holiday is all but over. Lots of parents, including myself, have the unenviable task of labelling the new school uniform. But it needn’t be a headache! I discovered these fab iron on name labels last year from Dinkleboo, and I am going to be using them again this year. Easy to apply, last longer than the clothes they’re attached too, and the only decent labels I’ve found that allow you to include a phone number.
Do you love eating and cooking outside? We do! We obviously love having a great British BBQ, but also I have always wanted an outdoor pizza oven. I love the idea of getting friends over and baking bespoke pizzas for everyone, whilst they socialise on the patio.