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Travel // Our dream Al Fresco Family Holiday

I’ve had enough of the cold. Of the soggy school run. Of the weekly threat of snow. I’ve had enough of the dark afternoons. Of the central heating being on all day. Of jumpers. And coats. And scarves. And hats… Oh, I’ve definitely had enough of hats. The daily hat fight: “I don’t want to wear a hat! It’s itchy!” Give me strength. I am craving sunshine. Warmth. To see freckles appear on my skin again. The smell of suncream. I need a holiday. We  ...

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Family Fun Reviews, Family Life

Family Fun // Center Parcs + National Storytelling Week

Once upon a time in a forest… there was a young girl in a tutu and superhero mask, who just wanted to eat the chocolate cake! Happy National Storytelling Week! This week (28th January-4th February 2017) is the 17th annual National Storytelling Week, run by the Society of Storytelling, which was started to encourage storytelling amongst groups and in communities. To coincide with this week, Center Parcs have announced that they are creating the first community-generated “Twitter  ...

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Motherhood, Poem

Poem // The Germ Factory (aka Soft Play)

My poem today is inspired by the horrendous cold that H-Bear and I picked up at Soft Play last week (which I’m currently suffering with right now). Apparently even industrial grade alcohol gel can’t stop this one…  A weeks worth of weather-checking And late night meditation, You agree to the plans With trepidation. Topping up the echinacea, Packing the alcohol gel. You make your way To Soft Play Hell.

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Siblings // January 2017

Here we are in January 2017! This month (so far) we’ve been to Yorkshire Sculpture Park, where the photos below were taken. We’ve spent a week in Sussex staying with my mum while Nick was on a course in Switzerland. AND H-Bear experienced snow for the first time… and he was not massively keen!

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Photography, Review, Technology Review

Review // Panasonic LUMIX GX80 Camera

Before Christmas I was invited to the British Wildlife Centre to take part in a blogger event hosted by Panasonic (you can read more about my morning here). I was gifted a LUMIX GX80 camera and had such a wonderful time in the autumnal sunshine, capturing photos of the beautiful animals. Since then I’ve been putting the Panasonic LUMIX GX80 through its paces and I’m looking forward to sharing this review with you, as it’s really a fantastic piece of technology.  ...

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