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Month: July 2018

Nozstock 2018 – My type of festival

Nozstock 2018 – My type of festival

Nozstock 2018 – A reminder of what made me fall in love with festivals 25 years ago. A 30 minutes drive is all it is for us to get to Nozstock, so close we can almost hear it. We are lucky to live in Herefordshire and it does not surprise me that a festival in the Shires has grown from a family party 20 years ago to a large successful festival. I last came with Dylan to Nozstock in 2014. Working at other…

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Mud and Bloom review – Vases and seeds

Mud and Bloom review – Vases and seeds

I have recently discovered via Twitter the wonderful Mud and bloom. Having two very keen gardeners and slightly feral children anything that encourages and keeps them busy outside is a winner to me. Mud and bloom works by sending you a new box each month. The boxes are for children aged between 3-8 although my son at age 9 loved it too so I don’t think it has to stop at 8. Each box will be delivered through your letter box….

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Climb every mountain – Walking Skirrid Fawr

Climb every mountain – Walking Skirrid Fawr

I made Dylan a promise this Summer. We will walk at least one mountain every other week. I’m going to have to juggle it around work and childcare for Matilda but a promise is a promise and I attend to keep it. We already did a waterfall walk a few weeks ago, known as water breaks it neck in Brecon. We got very, very wet but he loved it and declared the best thing about it was walking in the…

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Not just about the beach

Not just about the beach

Five years ago we went on the most perfect holiday. Dylan was yet to start school so we had the bonus of going in term time. We went to Ibiza. Somewhere I had always wanted to go, but I always knew with a young child in tow it wouldn’t be all about the nightlife and parties. I’m sure you have wonderful visions of lying on the beach and sun loungers but when you have young children those sun loungers don’t…

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Summer Holidays – Ideas for the children

Summer Holidays – Ideas for the children

What have you got planned this summer? I know it’s hard to juggle everything around work and it can feel quite daunting but summertime is a perfect time for children to experience boredom, forcing them to be creative. It’s a time to follow interests, discover new passions, and experiment. But even the most self-entertaining child sometimes runs out of ideas, so here are some ideas they can add to their summer checklist. 1. Explore outside. Being outside in nature is important…

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