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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

Starting Secondary School

Starting Secondary School, a few tips for parents

August 17, 2018 Family, Tweens

Starting Secondary School I can’t believe our eldest Grandson will be starting Secondary School in a few weeks’ time.  It doesn’t seem that long ago that I was becoming a Grandma for the very first time. He’s very excited about starting Secondary School which is wonderful.  But I know that not all kids will be looking forward to it with such enthusiasm. It’s a big step moving from Primary to Secondary School.  The biggest change will be the amount ofRead More

What should you take Glamping when you go to a Music Festival

August 6, 2018 Family, Travel

Music Festivals and Us I love going to music festivals and I also love Glamping. But what should you take Glamping  when you go to a music festival. Well I guess that depends on where the festival is and how old you are. Mr J and I are youngish grandparents who enjoy going to music festivals. But we also enjoy the little bit of extra comfort that Glamping gives you. Mr J has always been a big music fan andRead More

why do siblings fight

Why do siblings fight?

August 3, 2018 Family, Tweens

Why Do Siblings Fight? With 3 grandsons between the ages of 6 and 11 I sometimes feel that I’m in the middle of a battle zone. Why do siblings fight? Don’t get me wrong, they’re great kids and they can be nice to each other. And, most of the time they bump along nicely together. But sometimes it feels like all they do is bicker and squabble with each other. Obviously, not all siblings fight. Just the same as notRead More

Top tips for surviving a music festival with kids

Top tips for surviving a music festival with kids

July 27, 2018 Family, Kids Travel

Family Friendly Music Festivals with kids There are now numerous family friendly music festivals that not only cater for the adults but also have plenty to offer the kids, making them ideal for a weekend away for the whole family. Music festivals also tend to have several different stages and a good mix of music giving you the opportunity to enjoy different bands and artists throughout the weekend. It’s much cheaper to spend a weekend seeing a couple of yourRead More

What did I like and Dislike Best about Center Parcs Longleat

July 23, 2018 Family, Travel

Center Parcs Longleat We were looking after the Boys for a long weekend while G and Mr G were at Mad Cool in Madrid, so we decided to take them to Center Parcs Longleat. We’ve never been to Center Parcs, so I wasn’t sure what to expect. Longleat Center Parcs is only an hour and half away from us so we thought that would be perfect for a weekend as it’s not too far to travel. On the Friday weRead More

Center Parcs Longleat blog

Center Parcs Longleat, Overview of 5 of our Favourite Activities

July 20, 2018 Family, Kids Travel

Center Parcs Longleat We were looking after the Boys for a long weekend while G and Mr G were at Mad Cool in Madrid, so we decided to take them to Center Parcs Longleat. We’ve never been to Center Parcs, so I wasn’t sure what to expect. Longleat Center Parcs is only an hour and half away from us so we thought that would be perfect for a weekend as it’s not too far to travel. On the Friday weRead More

Camper Van Conversion

Our Dream VW Camper Van Conversion – Part 1

July 16, 2018 Family, Travel

Our Dream Camper Van Conversion Back in January I wrote a Blog about our Dream Camper Van. Well this dream is now becoming a reality. We’ve purchased a VW T6 Transit Van and we’re having it converted by a specialist camper van conversion company. It’s very exciting. When we finally decided we were going to purchase a camper van we started looking around. We couldn’t find one that gave us everything we wanted so we decided to purchase a vanRead More

50 things to do before you are 11 ¾

50 THINGS TO DO BEFORE YOU ARE 11 ¾ – PART 5

July 13, 2018 Family, Kids Travel

National Trust This is Part 5 of our National Trust has updated its list of 50 things to do before you are 11 ¾. This takes us up to 25 activities which is half the number on the National Trust challenge. We’ve done some of the activities at National Trust properties and others when we’ve been out and about, especially at the seaside.  Don’t forget the National Trust doesn’t just look after historical houses and gardens. They also look afterRead More

50 THINGS TO DO BEFORE YOU ARE 11 ¾ – PART 4

July 6, 2018 Family

National Trust This is Part 4 of our 50 things to do before you are 11 ¾ and we’re up to 20 out of the 50 challenges. Having a National Trust membership is perfect for families as the properties they look after are so varied and diverse that there’s always something for everyone to enjoy. The National Trust look after the coastline, forests, woods, fens, beaches, farmland, moorland, islands, archaeological remains, nature reserves, villages, historic houses, gardens, mills and pubsRead More

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