I love Brighton. I can’t think of anywhere else I’d rather live (in the UK that is).
Brighton is full of crazy non-stop fun and no time of year is that more true than May.
The sun starts to shine, deck chairs unfold, and the sound of busking drifts thought the Pavilion Gardens like the smell of vinegar soaked chips on the beach. Disco Pete dusts off his white gloves and familiar faces start to appear on the streets of Brighton.
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I think I just saw summer!
A little glimpse.
Just over there.
A tiny one mind.
Enough for me to start thinking about flip flops at least.
Continue reading ‘WIN family festival tickets!’
Published January 19, 2015
So, I’m 40 in a couple of weeks.
Feeling pretty old.
Wondering where the time has gone.
Continue reading ‘My First Wheels’
Published December 31, 2014
Family holiday , festival
Tags: #CountryKids, #magicmoments, #Top ten festivals, #Womad, best family festival, best festivals for kids, Blissfields, Elderflower fields, Green Man Festival, Just So Festival, Larmer Tree, shambala, Three Wishes Faery Fest, top family festivals, Wood Festival
It’s grey and cold outside and I am dreaming of a field somewhere. Worry free long sunny days surrounded by gorgeous vibes and happy faces.
To cheer myself up I decided to write about my Top Family Festivals of 2014 and remember some of my most special moments last summer while on the road with Festival Kidz. Continue reading ‘Best family festivals’
Anyone else starting to stress out about Christmas?
Am I the only person getting sick of buying plastic toys that never get played with?
Continue reading ‘Give moments not things’
I love having parties at home for the kids.
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.
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School dinners, school dinners,
Chocolate Krispie square.
Artic roll, lemon sponge,
Jelly and custard everywhere!
Continue reading ‘Am I a massive pudding killjoy?’
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- 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.
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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’