Beach Book

Finding outdoor activities to do with the kids with The Beach Book

You don’t need to live right on the water’s edge to have fun at the beach! We were invited to review the Beach Book, which is all about finding wild places at the seaside, as well as by lakes and rivers and making the most of opportunities to explore and enjoy all these places have to offer. The book gives plenty of ideas of fun activities to keep the kids, and adults entertained. I gave the kids the book to look through and they decided that they wanted to try discovering beach wildlife, which can be done by rock pooling, …

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Project 365 2020 Week 25 – COVID 19 Lockdown Week 14

It is been a strange week this week, with Eliza and Sebastian back to school full time. They were booked in for just one day a week, but the school wanted more consistency, so it made sense to send them in all week. In fact, the school have been brilliant and most year groups will be back in school by next week, which is a relief to many parents. Non-essential shops opened on Monday, but have to admit I have no intention or desire to go anywhere near them just yet as the queues have been worse than the supermarkets. …

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My Top 10 Days Out and Travel Posts of 2017

It was very clear to me that when doing my top posts of 2017, that, although not quite viral, there was a sudden surge in December on my toy reviews as people struggled to decide what to get their kids for Christmas. Then on Christmas day there was another surge as people wanted quick answers on how to operate the toys. My more steady traffic is always on days out and travel related posts, so I have decided to do a rundown on my most visited days out and travel posts of 2017. 1. The New LEGO® NINJAGO™ World at LEGOLAND® Windsor This year …

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Crabbing

Happy Crabby Birthday to me!

Last year my 40th birthday fell on the day of Britmums Live and we had a wonderful weekend in London to celebrate.  This year couldn’t have been more different and was a little disappointing if I am honest as hubby had to work and the kids didn’t even acknowledge if was my birthday, apart from Abbey that is. I knew what hubby had bought me as I was with him at the time, some clips for my Pandora bracelet, but a text mid-way through the day to say your present is in the draw if you want to put the …

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Crabbing at Mudeford Quay

A few weeks ago I took my kids for a walk around the place where I used to live as a child – Mudeford Quay, near Christchurch in Dorset. It is a very popular location, with a beach hut currently up for sale for over £145,000 (yes really).  One of the draws of the area is the opportunity to go Crabbing and whilst we were there the boys were fascinated by crabs that everyone had caught. On Sunday, we decided to have a go ourselves and I was surprised at how easy it was. Equipment: Hook-free crab lines Washing tablet …

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