I know most mums shudder at the thought of a house full of screechy small people who leave a trail of jelly and ice cream on your carpets. But I have always really enjoyed a good old fashioned parties at home.
Tags: #TMNT, movie and pizza party, Pizza Hut Restaurants
Tags: Artic roll, Eden Food, school dinners, Sugar Junkies, sugar Nazi, unhealthy school puddings
School dinners, school dinners,
Chocolate Krispie square.
Artic roll, lemon sponge,
Tags: dummy junkie, epic parent fail, giving up dummy, Trainspotting meets Nanny McPhee
- 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’?
Tags: ladies night, Margot Leadbetter, men in dresses, shambala
Actually… it’s not.
I felt compelled to document the latest weird occurrence I have witnessed…
OK, yes. It was at a festival.
Tags: eco school uniform, Ecooutfitters, Micro Scooter, Reading Eggs, starting school
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.
Tags: #sgp, #sgp2014, are you real ravers?, chase and status, Secret Garden Party review
I’m still not quite sure how I feel about this.
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.
Tags: best parenting practice, loom bands and ipad, never presume, strawberry cornetto
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.
Tags: Glastonbury, lost child found child, Oxfam festival stewards, Oxfamily, shambala, volunteer at festivals
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.
Tags: Brighton, Brighton Marina car park, Brighton Sand Sculpture, parent and child Brighton, Volks railway
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.
Tags: Explain death to kids, happy squeak grave, let's call him happy
The kids discovered a very tame little squirrel in the garden yesterday chilling out near the shed. Continue reading ‘Happy squeak grave’
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.
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.
Tags: family festival, tips for taking kids to festivals, Whizz Bang Pop Festival, Win festival tickets
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!!
Tags: Earth Day, green cities Brighton, Hollingreen, Mini Sparkles
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!
Tags: love love love, to my most amazing friend
This note is for her and her brand new little baby.
May you both always walk with sunshine in your steps.
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.