Adrenalin Quarry, Cornwall (and not being the mum holding the bags)
Aug08

Adrenalin Quarry, Cornwall (and not being the mum holding the bags)

My daughter is an adrenalin junkie (she takes after her dad) and is constantly asking to do things that are exciting, dangerous and expensive. We’ve said ‘no’ a lot of times, mainly because her requests often involve other countries and they always involve a lot of money. But, as we were on holiday in Padstow, we decided to pay a visit to Adrenalin Quarry in Cornwall. We go on holiday to Padstow every year and four...

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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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Wychwood Festival 2018
Jun04

Wychwood Festival 2018

The Wychwood Festival, at Cheltenham Racecourse, has become an annual event for our family – and one of our favourite days of the year. It takes place every year on the second weekend of May half-term (aka the first weekend in June). We don’t stay over as our group ranges from my 3 year old nephew to my 73 year old dad. We always go on the Saturday, whoever is headlining. Sometimes we get lucky (like when the Levellers...

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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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