- A person suffering from addiction. Most commonly used to refer to an addict of controlled or illegal substances.
- A hyperbolic expression for a person with a particularly strong enthusiasm for some activity, e.g. ‘a TV junkie’, ‘a ski junkie’, ‘a dummy junkie’?
Continue reading ‘My 4 year old Junkie’
Yeh, yeh. It’s another festival post. Yawn.
Actually… it’s not.
I felt compelled to document the latest weird occurrence I have witnessed…
OK, yes. It was at a festival.
Continue reading ‘Men in dresses (and other 40+ anomalies)’
Like thousands of parents across the country I have been thinking about getting my 4 year old ready for the next stage in her life.
Hunny starts school very soon and I feel really sad to be losing her. I am going to miss my little buddy so much, but I am excited and proud to be starting her on her journey of independence in to the big wide world.
Continue reading ‘Starting school doesn’t have to cost the earth’
‘Oh my god! Can we take your picture?’
I’m still not quite sure how I feel about this.
Continue reading ‘Oldest ravers in town #SGP2014′
Published July 17, 2014
If you are a parent in Brighton then you probably know Saunders Park. Your kids may have enjoyed a cool down on one of these recent hot days in the paddling pool there.
Continue reading ‘Support petition to get Saunders Park building site repaired’
Published July 11, 2014
My favorite family moment. Taking my family and mum to visit my sister and her family in Australia for the first time this year. This was taken on the last day and makes me smile each day. Happy memories. Miss you.
Strawberry Cornetto please
You know when you do something, and as you are doing it you are thinking, ‘this isn’t such a smart idea’.
Taking a hot tray out the oven and forgetting the tea towel.
Jumping in a pool without checking how deep it is.
Continue reading ‘I never really liked strawberry Cornetto’
Losing kids is the worst feelings in the world.
Although I’ve always felt festivals are one of the safest places for a child to go wandering, the reality of it happening still producing that sick panic and sinking feeling that ever parent dreads.
Continue reading ‘Lost Child, Found Child’
We were recently invited to check out the Brighton Sand Sculpture Festival which has taken over Black Rock on Madeira Drive.
Now I humbly class myself as a bit of a sand master. I have spent many happy hours building master pieces or turning the kids in to mermaids. But this is something different.
Continue reading ‘Can you guess what it is? Brighton Sand Sculpture Festival’
“I just said hello to a squirrel and he didn’t look very happy”
The kids discovered a very tame little squirrel in the garden yesterday chilling out near the shed. Continue reading ‘Happy squeak grave’
Published May 29, 2014
family , Family holiday , festival , guilt free mum time
Tags: Bathing under the sky, champagne pies and hot tubs, Elderflower Fields Festival review, Elderflower Mojito, So Sussex, Stoneham Spring, Sugar Mice icecream
We spent last weekend at Elderflower Fields Family Festival at it’s beautiful new home in Ashdown Forest.
I’ve written about what quality Sussex family fun the festival is in 2012 and in 2013 about letting our flock fly free and spreading their little wings exploring and experiencing this great event.
Although Elderflower Fields is very much billed as the focus being ‘all about the kids’ this year I decided that us grown ups weren’t going to miss out.
Continue reading ‘Champagne, pies and hot tubs’
This weekend we went to our first festival of the season Elderflower Fields.
We had a fabulous weekend of family fun and I hared some of my ‘top tips for taking kids to festivals’ with lots of new families who were taking the plunge with their first family event.
I also had a column in the Argus featuring a Sussex Family Festival round-up.
Get me, a column in the Argus!
If you’re not quite ready to do a full weekend at a festival with kids I included some day festival suggestions in my recent column (now that I am officially a journalist and all that!)
Whizz Bang Pop Festival is one of the great day festivals I recommend and the lovely organisers have not only donated a family ticket to one of you lucky people but also the chance to DJ IN THE DISCO SHED!!
Continue reading ‘WIN family tickets and DJ slot at Whizz Bang Pop Festival 26 July!’
Today is Earth Day and exactly a year ago we made a pledge and planted ‘Mini Sparkles’, a little silver tree. We promised to try to visit it in the wild (Hollingdean actually) every year to see how it was getting on.
Well, we think we found our little tree. In our excitement last year we hadn’t really marked the spot and ‘The Wild’ changes quite a bit in a year. It’s a jungle out there!
Continue reading ‘#EarthDay 2014 Mini Sparkles’
I have this friend. She is the most amazing person I know. A constant in my life that has always been there for me. She never judges and is always full of kindness and joy.
This note is for her and her brand new little baby.
May you both always walk with sunshine in your steps.
Continue reading ‘to my most amazing friend’
Published March 19, 2014
Today is the United Nations International Day of Happiness.
The Day of Happiness campaign is a global celebration to mark #HappinessDAY. A time to celebrate what really makes us happy. The World is starting to recognise that ‘progress’ should be about increasing human happiness and wellbeing, not just growing the economy.
Continue reading ‘#HappinessDay What makes you happy?’
Published February 18, 2014
We went to the beach again and we saw an enormous, blobby, scary jellyfish. Then we climbed a gigantic cliff that lead up to a cave. My cousin Tal, who is 9, kept throwing the ball down the cliff to my mum.
Published February 13, 2014
Today I went to the beach and I saw a little spiky dead creature. 1 was purple, one was blue and one was red.
Then I went in the sea with my cousin and had a swim.
Lots of love from your friend Daisy