Letting Off Steam
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Letting Off Steam

  I’m so behind on posting this week – I’ve got a cold that is zapping my energy and I’m putting what’s left into prepping for the big girl’s imminent birthday celebrations. September is a huge month of birthdays for us – I guess…

21st September 2016
Sisters September 2016
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Sisters | September 2016

I haven’t done a ‘sisters’ post since January so I thought it was about time for another. I did start a draft in March and reading it back it was mostly about them squabbling. Which they still do, of course, they are siblings but it’s…

15th September 2016
New beginnings - The Mama Story
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New beginnings

  It’s not just been ‘back to school’ for us here, but whole new beginnings with Reception and Playgroup starts last week! And a whole new beginning for me too, getting some regularly child-free time for the first time in nearly 2.5 years. S has taken…

12th September 2016
The Tiger Who Came To Tea Live
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The Tiger Who Came To Tea Live

Review of The Tiger Who Came To Tea Live at Cadogan Hall, August 2016.  Confession time. I’ve never liked this book I find the plot rather odd. I mean, why would they just let the tiger eat all their food and drink? Why be so submissive?…

6th September 2016
Fruit picking at Parkside Farm August 2016
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Fruit Picking at Parkside Farm

Last week was a week for ‘harvesting’ – potatoes and berries from our garden, carrots at Willows Farm and more berries and veggies at Parkside Farm. We are pretty lucky to leave right near London’s only Pick Your Own (PYO) farm and we popped down there…

31st August 2016
V&A Paddling Pool
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The Paddling Pool at the V&A

If you’re in South Kensington soon for the museums and need to cool off – head to the paddling pool in the John Madejski Gardens at the V&A. It’s a bit of a secret (they don’t seem to mention it on their website) but…

25th August 2016
SEA LIFE Hunstanton
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SEA LIFE Hunstanton

An afternoon at the SEA LIFE Centre in Hunstanton, Norfolk. Back during our trip to Norfolk in July, we occupied a rainy day with a trip to the SEA LIFE Centre in Hunstanton. The girls were really excited about going but I’d been put off…

23rd August 2016
Capel Manor August 2016 - 6-2
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Falling in love with the llamas at Capel Manor

We spent a day at Capel Manor Gardens with friends last week. I’ve mentioned it a lot on here – it’s a local horticultural college that’s pretty interesting to visit too – and we have membership. Last time we visited we were lucky to…

22nd August 2016