Support petition to get Saunders Park building site repaired

saunders parkIf 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.

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Happy memories

family moment

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.

#WordlessWednesday

snails piggy back

I never really liked strawberry Cornetto

icecream

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.

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Lost Child, Found Child

festival babyLosing 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.

Remain calm…

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Can you guess what it is? Brighton Sand Sculpture Festival

daisysandWe 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.

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Happy squeak grave

20140608_100651“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’

Champagne, pies and hot tubs

Elderflower Fields 2014 view

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.

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WIN family tickets and DJ slot at Whizz Bang Pop Festival 26 July!

WHIZZ BANG POP-festThis 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!!

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#EarthDay 2014 Mini Sparkles

mini sparkles 2014

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!

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Silent Sunday 20/04/14

Silent Sunday 20/04/14

to my most amazing friend

babyhandsI 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.

x

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Silent Sunday 30/3/14

Silent Sunday 30/3/14

#HappinessDay What makes you happy?

my family 2Today 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.

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Daisy’s Australia blog part 2

imageWe 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.

Daisy’s Australia blog part 1

daisy & Fern

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

daisy

♥♥♥

Hasta la vista baby – A month without social media?

social media breakRight that’s it.

I’m out of here.

Challenging myself to a month without social media.

It’s going to be tough.

This post is really just to myself.  A promise I suppose.

If you’re not an addict like me then you won’t get it.

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January blues? Let’s go camping!

tent in rainDoes anyone actually like January?

Pretty depressing isn’t it?

Christmas come down, cold and wet, everyone skint, and nothing on TV but holiday ads reminding you of a life you can’t keep up with.

You can’t even cheer yourself up down the pub as everyone sets themselves ridiculous new years resolutions.

January is always detox time in our house. The one time of the year my husband does the shopping. Filling the cupboards with cardboard crackers that sit there till the following January.

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Wild animals on Brighton Beach! Team Honk

honk facesWe did it!

For some ridiculous reason I agreed to take part in a Lands End to John O’groats relay for Sport Relief with my friend Maddie from Gammon and Chips.

Sport and I are not familiar friends. More distant cousins I suppose. Unless it involves a pint of cider and a heavy bass line the closest I come to exercise is an occasional go on Wii Dance if I can drag myself off the sofa.

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Siblings January 2014

Sisters

Siblings

This time in just 2 weeks I will be on a plane to see my big sister in Tasmania. I haven’t seen her in 7 years so am very excited.
Although we are far apart you are always in my thoughts.

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