A Birthday Meal at The Inn in the Park

The Inn in the Park

It is not often that my husband and I get out for a meal these days with Kian away at university, but now he is home for the summer we requested his babysitting services so we could get out for celebratory birthday meal. We were invited to review the Inn in the Park, a stunning traditional English pub located in Branksome Park, just a five minute walk from the beach. The pub was refurbished in 2017 and is filled with… Continue Reading “A Birthday Meal at The Inn in the Park”

Sebastian’s Star Wars inspired 5th Birthday Party with Dr Balloonman

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I still cannot believe that the baby of the family, Sebastian, turned 5 last week. He had a fabulous day last Wednesday, despite having to go to school on his birthday, but his whole class sang Happy Birthday and then he chose to have McDonalds for his birthday dinner treat, but he had to wait until Saturday for his party. Last year’s dinosaur party was a roaring success, but this year he wanted something different. For the last three years… Continue Reading “Sebastian’s Star Wars inspired 5th Birthday Party with Dr Balloonman”

Learning to Swim with Individuality Swimming

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I am a firm believer that all children should be taught to swim and my kids have all had swimming lessons since an early age. With the older kids, we enjoyed lessons at local-authority run pools and whilst the teachers were great, the better the kids swimming got, the bigger the classes and I felt they were not progressing as well as they should. When Isaac was 5, we started lessons with Ruth, who soon became his favourite swimming teacher… Continue Reading “Learning to Swim with Individuality Swimming”

An unexpected snow day in Dorset!

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It is a running joke in our house that whenever the country gets snow, it never actually reaches us. The last time we had a proper dusting of snow was in December 2010, when I was heavily pregnant with Eliza and our sledges have been gathering dust in the shed ever since. Even the initial weather warnings boldy teased us by avoiding our area at every opportunity, so we resigned ourselves to just some colder than normal weather thanks to… Continue Reading “An unexpected snow day in Dorset!”

A photoshoot with added “Boing”

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I am the co-founder of a networking group for working parents here in Dorset called Lemur Linkup and at our last meeting we arranged for a local photographer to come and take some head-shots. During my session I got chatting to David from DK Capture about the photo shoots he offers and mentioned that I wanted to get some images of the kids done.   We have had sessions done with him before and one of my favourite photo’s of… Continue Reading “A photoshoot with added “Boing””