Good Reads February 2015

Despite February being absurdly cold at points I feel Spring may be on the horizon. There are snowdrops in the chicken pen and the daffodils are beginning to poke through up in the woods, reminding me that Mother’s Day isn’t too far in the future. But before Spring is officially here; now that you have…

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Good Reads September 2014

Bonjour friends, strangers and Doctor Who Fans, how are we this splendid afternoon? Happy to have the school routine back in place? Grieving the passage of time that means your baby has gone off to Reception/Secondary School/University? Then gather close and we shall comfort each other. I’ll dig out a blanket, a box of tissues…

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Travel: Top tips & more summer holidays

This monthly travel round-up hopefully provides you with lots of inspiration for future holidays or days out. Last month was a bumper crop: plenty of destinations to choose from. This month is no different but I’d like to start with some posts which are a little more generic, covering travel issues rather than specific places.…

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Travel Round-up: Around the world in 20 blogs

Phileas Fogg managed it in 80 days. I’m hoping we can get round the world a little quicker than that, thanks to the suggestions below. UK Some free time in London – A Guiding Life The Beaufort, Knightsbridge: a true boutique hotel – Mum’s Gone To… An amazing time at clueQuest – Family Travel Times Wales: Going down…

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Teen and Tween Round-up: Taking risks and doing chores

There’s something about autumn which always makes me realise the kids are growing up. They stop wearing shorts and suddenly there is an inch of sock on display when they wear trousers. Going up a year in school always make them seem bigger – especially when you see the new kids, whether reception or year…

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