Festival guide 2019

Festival guide 2019

It’s that time of year again. Whilst the weather is grim and we are still in hibernation it doesn’t hurt to think about sunnier times to come. We head off to France this Summer for peak festival time so we will be missing the majority of them but fingers crossed we will squeeze in at least two. So here we go drum roll… The Lane families top ten recommended festivals for 2019.. in no particular order. Green Man – 15th…

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West Midlands safari park

West Midlands safari park

It has been years since I lasted visited West Midlands safari park. I think the last time I went, I was around the same age Dylan is now so a very long time ago! I wanted to do something a little bit different with the children at Christmas and it can be difficult with such a big age gap to find something that they will both enjoy. I asked in a group I help admin on facebook (family days outdoors…

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New log Burner – Tips for use

New log Burner – Tips for use

Much excitement here this week. We’ve got a new log burner. The mess and dust has been horrendous but it is so worth it. If you haven’t had a log burner there are a few things that you need to know to really get the most out of that metal box in the fireplace that I thought would be worth sharing; Don’t burn water This is the most fundamental thing to get right when you’re burning wood. It might be…

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Ideas for decorating a child’s bedroom

Ideas for decorating a child’s bedroom

A child’s bedroom needs to serve multiple purposes – playroom, study and sanctuary – but its most important role is to provide your child (whatever their age) with a place of comfort and safety to lay their weary heads at the end of a busy day. 1. Paint – Paint has always been perhaps the cheapest and easiest way to dramatically change a room.  Use that to your advantage when your child wants to drastically change things up in their bedroom….

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How to move with children

How to move with children

Moving house can be so very stressful without children so when you throw children into the mix it gets even more stressful. I have put some tips together to help: How to Move House With Children Under 5 You may think that for children under five years of age you will not have any problems but they may have established a very strong connection to the old home, or the people around it. The positive is at this age they’re…

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