Our first visit to Drusillas zoo was in 2017. It was quickly decided that it is, hands down, our favourite family day out. You can imagine, as a large family with children ranging from under two to twelve years old, finding somewhere that offers something for everyone is hard and this is exactly why we … Continue reading Drusillas Zoo and the Rainforest Carousel
One of the most momentous moments of Year 6 for Mikey and Harrison was receiving their 2018 Leavers hoodies. This wasn't a tradition when I was at school but how I wish it was, I am sure they will last longer that my size 11-12 white shirt with pals names scribbled all over them. What … Continue reading Five Reasons Why Everyone Loves a Leavers Hoodie
Year 6 children were recieving their high school decisions last week and everyone of them and their nervous parents were in my thoughts. This time last year we were in that position. Waiting desperately to find out if we had been given a place at our first choice. When we received the email informing us … Continue reading High School Transition
I really didn't expect to have to deal with my children being influenced from an outside source as young as eleven years old. We haven't even started high school. Yet, here I am, trying to tackle my son, who, up until five moths ago was a polite, calm, laid back kid who's biggest problem was … Continue reading Life with an eleven year old 'gamer'
**WARNING - I have wrote this post with a ten month old on my lap and my two year old bouncing on my legs playing horsey so please excuse any typos, bad grammar or spelling mistakes!****** I have only just started enjoying our lunch dates with the kids again. As soon as George turned fifteen … Continue reading Supporting other parents
Its been a while since I wrote a totally self centred blog post with no point to it at all. A post that is completly unhelpful, except to let me use it as a diary...so that when I look back one day will be able to remember that week in November 2017. Lets start with … Continue reading My Last Week of November
If you live in the South East and have not heard of Tulleys Farm and their Shocktoberfest you must be living under a rock. I last went three years ago and have heard through the grapevine it has only got better. I could not wait to take the kids this half term. As usual, nothing … Continue reading Tulley Farm – Pumpkin and Spookfest
Baby led weaning.....lets talk about this for a moment. This is a new concept for me. All my children were fed straight from a bowl, to their mouths, on a spoon (or sometimes direct from a pouch) by me. When Charlie was younger he choked on everything. Sometimes he brought it up himself, sometimes he … Continue reading Baby Led Weaning
Barack Obama tweeted recently 'No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin or his background or his religion......' I am starting to wonder if, as well as pure ignorance, has political correctness contributed to Racism. Obama is right, so at what age do you start noticing and worrying … Continue reading Do kids see race?
We have been fortunate to visit a few special attractions around the South of England this Summer. When I have asked the kids which one stands out, Drusilla's Park won hands down. It has been so long since I have been to Drusillas It is nothing more than a vague memory to me. So when I was asked to … Continue reading Our Day at Drusillas