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
Does 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.
Continue reading ‘January blues? Let’s go camping!’
We 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.
Continue reading ‘Wild animals on Brighton Beach! Team Honk’
Published January 20, 2014
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.
Continue reading ‘Siblings January 2014’
This is me and Maddie from Gammon and Chips. Heading off on our #TeamHonkRelay this morning! A bright and sunny day in Brighton.
In just a few days I am joining over 200 fabulous people as part of Team Honk. I will be taking part in the Lands End to John O’groats bloggers relay in aid of Sport Relief.
Before I signed up to this I really didn’t know much about Sports Relief and I had no idea that the work they do effects people so close the home.
Continue reading ‘Team Honk Brighton support local charity Safety Net’
My brilliant friend Mrs Gammon and I have joined #TeamHonk.
Yes, we have finally lost it and can think of nothing better to do on a Monday morning that roller skate 4 miles along Brighton seafront naked…
Continue reading ‘Team Honk. It’s official, we have lost the plot’
Published January 3, 2014
family , Family holiday , weekend away
Tags: Cliff Richard and Una Stubbs, hijacking a double-decker, hire a double-decker bus, teenage anarchy, The Big Green Bus, The Young Ones, trippy nostalgia, we're all going on a summer holiday
… no more working for a week or two.
Fun and laughter on our summer holiday,
for me and you oo oo.
ooo oo oo ooooo! Get on board the freedom bus and head to good time city!
Continue reading ‘The Big Green Bus. We’re all going on a summer holiday…’