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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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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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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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We Love Brighton

brighton pier carousel

Although we’ve lived here for 13 years it’s easy to forget just what a fantastic place Brighton is. Now we are immersed in the world of school runs, mortgages, work and back to back episodes of Breaking Bad we rarely even make it to town. The days of non-stop partying and all day Sunday recovery lazing in the warm sunshine on the pebbles, now a faded  memory. Continue reading ‘We Love Brighton’

High hopes for 2020

daisy jumpI have to admit that the Olympics completely passed us by last year.

Recently I’ve starting to feel guilty about my complete disregard to such a momentous occasion right on our door step, as it appears we have a bit of a little sports person in the making.

Daisy has started to show an interest in more than one sport and I need to start to nurture it.

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Letting the ‘flock’ fly free

027According to Wiki, a group of children is either a “flock,” or a “bundle”. Doesn’t sound right to me. Surely some of the other group names feel more fitting? A ‘mob’ of Emu, a ‘crash’ of Hippo or even a ‘colony’ of bacteria!? Anyway, we’ve just got back from a fabulous weekend at Elderflower Fields Festival with some lovely friends and a ‘flock’ (or ‘bundle’) of kids. Our squawking ‘flock’ consisted of about 12 kids or various ages between 1 and 11. They all got on so well, not a squabble or moan all weekend. Continue reading ‘Letting the ‘flock’ fly free’

Cookery Doodle Doo – Honey cakes with Hunny

happy hunnyFor those that know me, you’ll know that Hunny and I have had our moments in the last 3 years. To say she has challenged me is an understatement. I love her to the moon and back but we have struggled to find a happy balance that seems to come to others so naturally. She is spirited and I adore her for that.


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