#Win an hours’ party entertainment with Poppy’s Parties worth £150

Poppies Parties

Party season is already unfolding in our house, with Eliza having her birthday in late January. I love organising a good birthday party, but always find Eliza’s a bit more of a challenge as having a January birthday means that many local venues are either closed for winter or not suitable. We tend to hire out our local community hall and invite entertainers in to organise, entertain and play games with the children, which always works very well. Let me… Continue Reading “#Win an hours’ party entertainment with Poppy’s Parties worth £150”

A Visit to Arundel Wetlands Centre

I grew up in West Sussex and one of my favourite places to visit was Arundel. Not only does it have a stunning Castle and Cathedral, but it is also home to the Arundel Wetland Centre where you can see hundreds of exotic ducks, spot water voles from the boat safari, hand feed rare geese at World Wetlands and stroll gentle pathways to quiet spots to watch Sussex wildlife. Arundel is a 65-acre haven for wildlife in a picture-book setting in… Continue Reading “A Visit to Arundel Wetlands Centre”

Mum, why are there stones on the Beach?

I love living by the seaside and have never lived more than half an hour from a shoreline all of my life. Visiting Butlins in Bognor last week, we decided to take the kids off site for a trip to the beach as I was brought up not far away and have fond memories of Bognor and its Birdman competition that we used to head across and watch every year. As we walked up to the promenade Isaac’s first reaction… Continue Reading “Mum, why are there stones on the Beach?”

Where do you come from?

When people ask where you come from, what do you say? This week I visited my old home town whilst visiting my eldest son’s school and on the way out had a wistful drive around, remembering all the places we used to play as children and stopped to visit my Grandpa’s grave before I left. On the drive back to Dorset it made me think about where I felt home was and where I come from (not in the biological… Continue Reading “Where do you come from?”