Magic Fairy Wings in May

Magic Fairy Wings in May

We have had a birthday boy in the house this month. I honestly do not remember him being so excited about a birthday before. I also do not remember ever struggling so much to come up with birthday present ideas before either. All he wanted was a venus fly trap. We managed to get that sorted but then what else? He loves to be outside and has become more and more involved in creating all sorts of homes for different…

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Wilderness Festival – 2012

Wilderness Festival – 2012

Wilderness 2012 Review I am normally a Glastonbury Lady so when asked to review a much smaller festival I really went with an image in my head of 5 stalls, 1 stage and a handful of people! The website for Wilderness (although somewhat confusing to navigate) was beautifully illustrated and presented and this carried on throughout the whole festival. We were also very lucky with the weather and this always makes for a more enjoyable festival. On arriving, we headed…

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Wychwood Festival – 2013

Wychwood Festival – 2013

Wychwood 2013 Review After a weekend at Wychwood Festival, my son ran through the school door telling his teacher and friends all about dragons, staying up late, making friends, eating crumpets, dancing to music, seeing Mr Bloom, bubbles and bouncy castles. So if you asked him if he enjoyed it, I would say it was a big YES.  But from a parent’s perspective, it wasn’t all plain sailing. We arrived late afternoon Friday and there where no queues to get…

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Nozstock Festival – 2014

Nozstock Festival – 2014

Nozstock 2014 Review Friday 1st August – 3rd August – Nozstock the Hidden Valley  It was a short but incredibly fun packed day for us at Nozstock this year. We only managed to get to the hidden valley full of dinosaurs and cave folk for the day this year but still had a brilliant time. Keeping myself and Dylan company was my sister in law and my niece, both experienced festival ladies who jumped at the chance of spending the…

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10 things to do in Herefordshire over May half term

10 things to do in Herefordshire over May half term

What’s going on over the half term in Herefordshire? What can you do with the children to keep them and you, out of trouble. I’m sure I have not covered everything and if you have any extra to let me know about then please just comment. Half term in Herefordshire runs from May 29th to Friday June 2nd. 25th May – 4th June: Haydays at Hay Festival – prices vary.  We had the pleasure of visiting Hay Festival last year….

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Not for boys. Not for girls. Clothes for children.

Not for boys. Not for girls. Clothes for children.

Piccalilly clothing have asked me to guest post for them. Pretty exciting as I’ve never produced a guest post before. They wanted someone to write about unisex clothing. This is a subject that I have been meaning to write about for sometime as having a boy and a girl it has become something that at times has really frustrated me. I admit that I do love a dress. I suppose after boys clothes shopping for 8 years it’s a nice…

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Magic fairy wings in April

Magic fairy wings in April

Each month the children have the wonderful job of testing out a few toys or products from magic fairy wings. A site that I am lucky enough to be ambassador for. This month we had two products to play with. A canvas butterfly painting set made by melissa and doug and a butterfly lunch box from bugzz. Butterfly canvas set  Each kit includes everything you need to turn a rainy afternoon into a wall-worthy masterpiece: a preprinted canvas stretched over…

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Building Hedgehog Cafes

Building Hedgehog Cafes

After so many people loved seeing the bug hotel we created it seemed only fair that we gave the hedgehogs some love. We have also discovered the RSPB wildlife challenge,  we love a challenge and of course medals so we thought we would give it a go. Making the hotel Hedgehogs are notoriously private animals, only coming out at night, and running at the first sign of a predator. With this in mind, the hedgehog cafe needs to be strong,…

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Camping we will go – recommended campsites

Camping we will go – recommended campsites

With the recommendations of campsites and caravan sites from a group I help administrate called ‘family days local places to go in South Wales’ the following list has been produced. The list is made up of mainly campsites in Wales but we have a few others in the mix that needed to be mentioned. I have popped links on for the website’s so you can click on any you that you may fancy. The list is in no particular order just simply…

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Bug Hotel open for business

Bug Hotel open for business

Build a bug hotel We had such much fun building this today. It didn’t take long but it was so enjoyable to do. This is a run down on some bug hotel facts. The basic structure We used bricks and board’s to build it up. The more you can use recycled or reclaimed materials the better. It really does not need to be flash, thats not the point of it. You just want to have fun building it and making…

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