Making a Break for it!


We are a very outdoorsy family and normally a little bit of rain doesn’t stop us from getting outside, however when that rain is constant and torrential like is has been almost constantly for weeks, even we stay indoors. On Sunday the day started as it had been for the previous week – raining, however my weather app predicted a two-hour break between 2pm and 4pm so I bundled the kids in the car and made our way to the… Continue Reading “Making a Break for it!”

The Freedom to Explore!

Lulworth Cove

Another half term has disappeared in the blink of an eye but we made the most of it and took the time to go exploring our beautiful county of Dorset. We met up with theĀ gorgeous Monika from MumonthebrinkĀ and her family during half term and took time exploring Durlston Country Park and Swanage, introduced them to the Sandbanks Chain Ferry and then the delights of proper Dorset Fish & Chips! She has written a fabulous post about what freedom means to… Continue Reading “The Freedom to Explore!”

How I Keep My Toddler Safe While Playing Outdoors

First Steps

It’s important to let your little one enjoy the great outdoors while being active and taking in a bit of fresh air. You might not feel as if you can watch your child every second, however, and you could be afraid of how you can keep him or her safe while playing in the yard. Luckily, I know a few tips that can help you keep your little one as safe as possible while enjoying the great outdoors. Remember these… Continue Reading “How I Keep My Toddler Safe While Playing Outdoors”

The Bat in the Belfry


I am finding the teen a real struggle these summer holidays! Not because he is naughty, or under my feet, or rude, but because he is choosing to spend ALL his time in his bedroom like a bat in a Belfry, only appearing for food or a drink. Try as I might to get him to phone his friends and arrange to go out, he just won’t do it and getting him out the house is like pulling teeth! Much… Continue Reading “The Bat in the Belfry”

Kettler Barcelona Air Go Kart Review

Kettler Go Kart

Our family are big fans of outdoor play and now the weather has started to improve we are getting out more and more, even if it is just to the green at the front of our house. We have lots of outdoor toys, from trikes to bikes, scooters and even adult size Happy Hopperz, but we since the demise of our old Go Kart which Callan had from aged 5 we had nothing with 4 wheels. Until now! We were… Continue Reading “Kettler Barcelona Air Go Kart Review”