Preschool childcare – do we really want it?

A new movement is emerging amongst parents who are 'rebelling' against the expectation to return to work as soon as the kids are weaned.  The views of these parents runs counter to current  government policy that rewards through the tax system both parents (or a lone parent) in employment.  Free childcare entitlement for 3-4 year … Continue reading Preschool childcare – do we really want it?

Spring house makeover – bathroom.  Quick and cheap refresh

Spring is traditionally the time for a good old clean, now that the kids are at school I've got a bit of time to start thinking about clearing out cupboards and doing a spot of redecorating.  When we bought our house we painted throughout in white, it looked great for a few years until the … Continue reading Spring house makeover – bathroom.  Quick and cheap refresh

Our visit to Coombes farm.  Lambs, calves and little piggies in abundance 

Coombes farm is set in a truly a beautiful location nestling at the foot of the South Downs in the heart of Sussex.  This weekend the sun was shining but there was a bit of a cold wind on the beach so it seemed like the perfect opportunity to head inland. When we arrived at … Continue reading Our visit to Coombes farm.  Lambs, calves and little piggies in abundance