Monthly Archives: July 2017


Top Tips for going to  Festivals with Tweens – Nozstock The Hidden Valley 2

It seems that the summer has happened it you haven’t been to a festival and now the boys are older (11 and 12) we are back to really enjoying festivals as a family.  We used to regularly go to festivals BC (before children) and never missed a Reading Festival for 13 years!  Rather than do a big festival with the kids we have been loving going to smaller and independent ones. This year we have been looking forward to visiting Nozstock The Hidden Valley.


Over 150 Low cost and no cost summer activities 12

Summer holidays, you either love them or hate them.  I am never sure about which camp I am in.  I love spending time with the children but do worry about the cost of summer activities.  I relish not having to get up each morning and giving up the school routine, but I don’t like hearing the words “I’m Bored”  That is why I came up with the bored jar (about four years ago).


5 Genius Laundry Hacks with New Persil Powergems 8

One of the things that I find so challenging about motherhood is the constant laundry.  It is never ending especially with two boys which are just noise with muck on.  Add football and cricket kit to the regular weekly clothes and it can become overwhelming.  There is nothing more disappointing that putting a load of washing in and then finding that it is still dirty after the wash. So here I am going to share my top 5 Genius Laundry Hacks and also review a new innovative laundry product.


A great value tablet for Summer - Amazon Fire Tablet

A great value tablet for Summer – Amazon Fire Tablet 8

When Amazon asked me to take a look at the Amazon Fire Tablet their timing could not have been more perfect.  Mini broke his wrist playing football on his last day of primary school!  This has proven something of a challenge for my sporty kid who normally plays football and cricket during the summer and never really sits still.  We do have a family tablet, but it is bigger than the Fire and a little heavy for him to hold and manipulate with his wrist in a brace, but the Amazon Fire Tablet has proven a great hit.


Family Festival Essentials

Ultimate family packing list for festivals 5

We love festivals and used to regularly go to them BC (before children) and then started visiting them again last year with the kids.  I love that my boys are a little older at 11 and 12 and can now stay up and really enjoy the whole festival vibe.  However, it is a little (make that a lot) different to just going to a festival on your own and you certainly need to pack more!  Make sure that you have a fab time at festivals with this comprehensive festival packing checklist