Becoming a Junior Zookeeper for a day at Marwell

Ear Scratch Rhino

Ever since Isaac was little, if you asked him what job he wanted to do when he was older he would say “a zookeeper”. I had looking into zookeeper for a day options for him for his birthday and decided to pick our nearest zoo – Marwell, as it had the best package. Although Isaac’s birthday was back in April, Marwell’s Junior Zookeeper for a Day package is very popular and the earliest date I could book was this weekend,… Continue Reading “Becoming a Junior Zookeeper for a day at Marwell”

Exploring Robin Hill Country Park on the Isle of Wight

Robin Hill Diaz

Last year we reacquainted ourselves with the Isle of Wight last year and have visited the Island on a number of occasions since. If you ask the kids their favourite places to visit on the island, without hesitation they will reply either Blackgang Chine or its sister site, Robin Hill Country Park. We had not heard of Robin Hill until we visited the country park last year and we were blown away by the award-winning 88 acres of beautiful countryside… Continue Reading “Exploring Robin Hill Country Park on the Isle of Wight”

Isaac’s 10th Birthday Party at Avon Tyrrell

Isaac & Porg Cake

Last year Isaac had his 9th birthday party at Avon Tyrrell and he and his friends had such a blast that for his birthday this year he wanted to do it all over again. There are three different birthday packages to choose from and we decided on for the Go Adventure package, which gives them the opportunity to do three hour-long activities. Isaac and his joint party host Scott decided to pick some different activities to last year: zip wire,… Continue Reading “Isaac’s 10th Birthday Party at Avon Tyrrell”

A Day Out with Thomas at the Mid-Hants Watercress Line

Thomas the Tank Engine

Kian was always my resident Thomas fan in the family and I have fond memories of taking him to see Thomas and friends at the Day Out with Thomas event at Swanage Railway when he was younger. He was obsessed with all the characters and we built up quite a collection of Thomas toys which went up into the loft when he grew out of them. We always hoped that Isaac would enjoy them, but he favoured Fireman Sam but… Continue Reading “A Day Out with Thomas at the Mid-Hants Watercress Line”

Pot Hole Misery

Car Recovery

Almost two years to the day since my last major car incident, its happened again. Back in March 2016, my beloved Citroen C4 Picasso went bang en-route to Cornwall and we had a nightmare of no phone signal and having no clue as to where we had broken down, other than that we were on the A30. Lessons learned from that day has meant that I am more aware of exactly where I am and yesterday afternoon, those skills were… Continue Reading “Pot Hole Misery”