Bouncing back to school again

We’re later going back to school than many, and while our teachers have been slaving away for over a week the students only streamed in this morning to the crowded school yard to start the new term. We dashed in at the last minute, found the class, got into our own new líne next to … Continue reading

Our Electric Picnic 2014 (Take 2)

Here’s my second attempt at posting all about our family friendly Electric Picnic. The first one I didn’t mean to publish as it wasn’t finished but then I clicked “publish” by accident, so I deleted it. If you’re one of the couple of people who noticed and were devastated that it didn’t work, here you … Continue reading

Picnicking through the seasons

Picnics are fun, it’s in the name. PIC-NIC. It even sounds fun just saying the word. As owners of children who are ALWAYS hungry we very rarely leave the house without sandwiches and to be hilarously funny the kids start asking for the “car picnic” ten minutes after we’ve left home. Picnics take the unpredictablity … Continue reading

Nine things I need to do

Summer is fun, but it’s busy. It always is, with kids and work and summer things to do. Housework has been let lapse (I’m pretending it’s ever up to date). Paperwork hasn’t been filed (ditto, blame summer). It’s all in an admirable cause, everything tossed to one side in favour of outdoor pursuits and time spent … Continue reading

Should you bring your kids to music festivals?

A piece I wrote about bringing kids to our favourite music festival, Electric Picnic, was published on the yesterday. You can read it here Voting is still open for the Blog Awards. My post about returning to work after maternity leave has been nominated for “best blogpost” if you liked it I’d really appreciate … Continue reading