Return to Gromit Unleashed 2 (and being brave)
Aug06

Return to Gromit Unleashed 2 (and being brave)

We haven’t really had days out with the kids since they started doing sport at weekends, when the boys were aged 7 and 10. To be honest, I’m not sure we did them much before then either, because going out for the day with three young kids is hard work. And now they’re teenagers? They don’t always want to hang out with Mum and Dad, and definitely not with their siblings. But I was determined the kids and I would...

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Gromit Unleashed 2 – my husband’s first Gromit trail
Jul17

Gromit Unleashed 2 – my husband’s first Gromit trail

It’s five years since Gromit Unleashed landed on the streets of Bristol. The kids and I absolutely loved Gromit hunting. Two years later came Shaun in the City. So I was very excited to hear that Gromit Unleashed 2 had arrived in Bristol and was looking forward to going with the kids in the school holidays. (And keeping my fingers crossed that my 17 year old son would still want to go with us, because this is like a family...

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A birthday photo walk in Bristol
Nov02

A birthday photo walk in Bristol

As my younger son’s birthday fell in half-term, we wanted to actually do something to celebrate. But, just as he didn’t know what he wanted as presents, he didn’t know what he wanted to do either. We talked briefly about a trip to London, but soon rejected it on the grounds of being both expensive and time-consuming. Then my son mentioned that he needed to do some landscape photography for his art homework. So we...

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A flying visit to London
Aug08

A flying visit to London

At the end of July, my husband took part in the Ride London 100 mile bike ride for the second time. As he was taking part with friends, the plan wasn’t for us to go along. But then he had to work in London on the Monday morning, which would have meant two consecutive nights away from home. With the younger two kids away on Scout camp, it was going to be a lonely weekend for my eldest and I. But it would also be a lot cheaper for...

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Going to the circus with my daughter
Jun13

Going to the circus with my daughter

Ever since she read her absolute favourite book in the world ever, Hetty Feather, my daughter has wanted to go to the circus. Yes, she’s 11 and she’s never been. What a cruel mummy I am. Circuses come round our way a couple of times a year, but going to them has never been a priority. Going to the circus requires the two things we don’t have an awful lot of. Time and money. Having big kids is like standing over a...

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