Mummy Mondays – Summer Holiday Plans

The kids broke up from school a week and a half ago, and the 6 week summer break began. Fortunately, with Ed being a teacher now and working freelance myself, we are able to spend the holidays with the kids. This is what we’ve got planned for the summer… Camp Bestival By the time you read this, we will have already returned from Camp Bestival, but I wanted to include...

Keeping My Family Covered Against Mosquitos

This summer we have lots planned with the children including our first camping trip and cruise. I love summer, and the heatwave we have been experiencing over the past few weeks has been so nice, but there are downsides to the weather being hot and sunny – insect bites are both common and annoying. My daughter keeps getting bitten lately, and the bites are annoying and itchy for her. I...

Preparing for a Summer of Fun with Hollywood Bowl Tower Park

Last week, whilst England were preparing to play against Croatia and the world watched on, myself and some of the other Bournemouth Bloggers headed over to Hollywood Bowl in Tower Park for an event to showcase all they have on offer for families over the summer holidays.  The Tower Park branch is situated next to water park Splashdown, within walking distance of several chain restaurants and the Cineworld cinema. Although...

Travel & Tourism Tuesday – Our Trip to Weymouth Sealife Centre & The Octonauts Octo-Glow Explorers Event 

Cameron and Carly absolutely love the Ocotnauts. They have a few of the DVDs and they often play with the octopod Cameron got for one of this birthdays pretending to be Kwazii and Peso. They also both love animals, and sealife in particular. One of their favourite places locally is the oceanarium so when I was offered the chance to take the children to Weymouth Sealife Centre to review their...

Mummy Mondays – The Ultimate Insult Generator – A Review 

Well here we are, entering week three of the school summer holidays and surviving *just*. Keeping the children occupied wouldn’t be so difficult if the weather would just play ball, but this is Britain and after a week of mostly rain, I have lost all faith in making plans for outside.  Fortunately the children love reading and drawing, both activities which can be happily carried out inside where it’s dry...

Mummy Mondays – Summer Scribbles with Jon Burgerman’s Daily Doodle – A Review 

Today marks the first day of the school summer holidays for us. Cameron broke up on Friday and, after a weekend up north to visit his uncle in County Durham, I can see the long six week holidays stretching out in front of us needing to be filled with exciting activities.  Don’t get me wrong, I know I’m one of the fortunate ones. This year I am on maternity leave,...