This year my daughter is starting ks2 and she is very excited because this means that she is allowed to take in a rucksack, her own pencil case and water bottle. Yippee! I used to collect rubbers when I was a kid and amassed quite a manky collection, I still love stationery but I have … Continue reading Back to school: not just any old bag..
A quick post today because I am on holiday - just thought I would share with you my choice of school shoe for girl and boy kid. When I was a kid I was frog marched off to clarks to be kitted out in these hideous monstrosities, the clarks moover - always in taupe year … Continue reading School shoes edit
I thought I would give you a quick run down of how I plan and pack our clothes. (As mentioned in previous post mr family blog has perfected his own technique in this department - its called the smash and grab (simply stuff a spare rucksack with a pair of underpants, toothbrush and Gillette for … Continue reading Packing clothes for the average 2.4 family on the average 2 week camping holiday…
Yay!! It's that time of year again, everybody is talking about where they are going on hol, or maybe you are planning a staycation? Even if you are just planning pitching the tent in the back garden for a night or two (and our kids love doing this) you mght want to consider what you … Continue reading Packing for a camping trip
Because I have a mega sized M&S 10 minutes away I tend to shop there a fair bit. Marks and Spencer's have upped their game massively in recent years; their autograph and limited collections are pretty good and more recently I've spotted some Marant - esque pieces in the indigo collection too... the shoes have … Continue reading The Marks and Spencer’s summer sale
But only if you really want to ... This is the single most important thing I want to say: If it doesn't happen then it's not the end of the world. Lots of us live alone these days and actually that's great too in many ways ... independence is fabulous, don't knock it, I spent … Continue reading How to shop for a husband on t’interweb
We popped to the pick your own this morning and I gathered a wonderful haul; the kids loved picking raspberries, blackberries and plums. We have just arrived home and I had to whisk up something quick for lunch. I wanted to incorporate as much of the wonderful fresh veg in as possible and I love … Continue reading Patatas bravas with summer veg tortilla