Chicken stock

Zero Waste Food, How to Make Chicken Stock

September 26, 2018 Environment, Family

Most Sundays G, Mr G and the boys come around for dinner. It’s lovely to have all the family together for one meal a week and it gives us a chance to catch up on what everyone has been doing. One of my favourite family meals on a Sunday is Roast Chicken. It’s also one of the boys favourite meals. We usually buy an extra-large chicken as there are 7 of us and there isn’t usually much left. Although, ifRead More

National Trust

50 THINGS TO DO BEFORE YOU’RE 11 ¾ – PART 6

September 21, 2018 Family, Tweens

We love our National Trust family membership. It’s great fun going out for the day exploring, and with an annual family membership we can take up to 10 children.  If you’re looking for inspiration for things to do outside with the kids the National Trust has updated its list of 50 things to do before you are 11 ¾. It’s a great way to get out and explore even if it’s only in your back garden.  You don’t need toRead More

Zero Waste Halloween

How to have a Fun Zero Waste Halloween

September 19, 2018 Environment, Family

Zero waste Halloween Wow where did the Summer go?  We’re now well into September and the leaves are starting to turn on the trees and the mornings are beginning to have that Autumnal feel.  I love this time of year.  And, I love all the Harvest festival celebrations and other traditions such as Halloween. Did you know that Halloween originated from the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain, when people would light bonfires and wear costumes to ward off ghosts. MarkingRead More

mifold

mifold Grab and Go Car Seat Review

September 14, 2018 Family, Kids Travel

Having 3 children all with different activities and friends can mean that sometimes 2 parents aren’t quite enough.  Luckily for our 3 Grandsons they live close enough to us that we can be called upon at short notice to help out with ferrying them to where they need to be occasionally. What is the mifold Grab and Go ? The mifold adjusts the car’s 3-point seat belt down to fit the child and make it safe for them to use.Read More

Learning to Surf

Grandkids Learning to Surf in Croyde Bay North Devon

September 7, 2018 Family, Kids Travel

Surfing in Croyde Bay Last week I wrote about how the Boys enjoyed their Coasteering session in Croyde Bay, but they are also learning to Surf which they love. If you’ve read a few of my Blogs, you’ll know we go to Croyde Bay in Devon with all the family a couple of times a year. The Grandsons love the sea and as they’ve got older they have progressed from building sand castles on the beach and rock pooling toRead More

Zero Waste

Zero Waste Week 2018

September 5, 2018 Environment

Zero Waste Week 2018 We’re half way through this year’s Zero Waste Week which runs from the 3rd to 7th September. Until a couple of month’s ago I hadn’t even heard of Zero Waste Week. And, to think it is in it’s 11th year!Rachelle Strauss has promoted the zero-waste message for over ten years and after reading one of my Blogs on “How to Reduce Plastic” Rachelle asked if I would like to be an Ambassador Blogger for this year’sRead More

Coasteering

Coasteering in Croyde Bay North Devon

August 31, 2018 Family, Tweens

As I’ve mentioned in my Blogs before we love to go to Croyde Bay in Devon with all the family a couple of times a year. The Grandsons love the sea and as they’ve got older they have progressed from building sand castles on the beach and rock pooling to more adventurous things including body boarding and surfing. This year they decided they’d like to try something even more adventurous and they said they’d like to go Coasteering. What isRead More

Banana and Walnut Bread

Making Banana and Walnut Bread is a great way to reduce food waste

August 29, 2018 Environment, Food & Wine

Food Waste Food waste has become such an issue in the UK. It’s hard to believe but more than 8 million families in the UK struggle to put food on the table – and yet, around 10 million tonnes of food waste ends up in landfills each year.  It has been estimated that the average family in the UK wastes nearly £60 a month by throwing food away. I remember when I was growing up we always had a RoastRead More

Back to school

Back to School Zero Waste Style

August 22, 2018 Environment, Tweens

How to be More Zero Waste Friendly when shopping for back to school essentials It’s almost time for the kids to go back to school after the summer holidays in the UK.  It seems to go more quickly each year.  This probably means that parents will be out shopping for new uniforms, stationary and lunch boxes etc.   Apparently, parents in the UK will, on average, spend just under £200 per child in preparation for the new term.  Not only doesRead More

Camper Van Conversion

Our Dream VW Camper Van Conversion – Part 2

August 20, 2018 Family, Travel

Camper Van Conversion Update I promised I’d keep you updated on progress with the camper van conversion. As you know we dropped the van off at Three Bridge Campers at the beginning of July, 6 weeks ago. They said they were running a bit behind schedule, so we weren’t quite sure when we’d get the first update. So, while we’ve been waiting Mr J has been planning out our road trips. He has such a long list on his wishRead More

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