My Top 5 Alternative Easter Gifts for Kids

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Just walk into any supermarket and you are bombarded with shelf upon shelf of chocolate treats all ready and waiting for Easter. In our family we avoid Easter Eggs, although the kids receive them from friends and family so they do get a couple to enjoy. Instead we buy them a little gift, usually toys or clothing, depending what they want or need. Easter is the perfect time to teach children all about new life, why things grow and getting… Continue Reading “My Top 5 Alternative Easter Gifts for Kids”

Experiencing Dundee’s Murky Past with a Dark Dundee Walking Tour

During our visit to Newton Farm in Angus, our host Louise arranged a walking tour of Dundee with Dark Dundee. Isaac and Eliza are at the age where they find history fascinating and thanks to books and TV programs like Horrible Histories, the more macabre, the better and any tale with a ghost story had them hooked. Dark Dundee was created by two local Dundonians, Stewart and Louise who have a thirst for finding out all the dark stories of… Continue Reading “Experiencing Dundee’s Murky Past with a Dark Dundee Walking Tour”

Is the UK supporting outdoor play for our children?

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Kids need to play outside. According to a 2016 study, three quarters of UK children spend less time outside than prison inmates. UN guidelines mandate that prisoners must be allowed at least one hour outside – but our children are getting even less than that. This is clearly an issue, especially in light of the health benefits that come with outdoor play. These include using a larger vocabulary outdoors, promoting creativity and ultimately, helping them get physical exercise. However, do… Continue Reading “Is the UK supporting outdoor play for our children?”

Days Out in Review – July to December 2016

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We have had so many exciting adventures this year that I have had to split my round-up post into two sections. You can read about our January to June highlights here and welcome to our adventures from July to December. July 2016 With Sebby being a little older and at Nursery now, I have managed to attend some blogging events that I have only watched from afar and this year I attended my first ever Christmas in July event with Asda.… Continue Reading “Days Out in Review – July to December 2016”

Days Out in Review – January to June 2016

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For some 2016 has been shocking and they have been very vocal about it and how they are looking forward to 2017. For us however, 2016 has been one of our best years yet, full of fun and adventures and here are some of our favourites. January 2016 We love to get out and about and bad weather never stops us from having fun. In January we journeyed to Hampshire where we climbed the Spinakker Tower, explored the Historic Dockyard… Continue Reading “Days Out in Review – January to June 2016”