Abey, let’s kick off with you my littlest Doobs / Forest / Doosks. Your contented little footsteps reverberate through our home as you pitter patter from room to room, picking up books, shoes, hats, and most recently, the mop. Your current two real obsessions though are stacking magnatiles into high towers and rapidly flicking through magazines or books.View Post
Hotels? Self-catering? B & Bs? What’s your favourite type of holiday accommodation? For me, and now that there are 5 of us, it has to be self- catering. Nothing beats a kitchen for preparing meals in, a living room to kick back in at the end of a day, separate bedrooms for adults and kids, and the possibility of our own outdoor space to run around in. I also love the idea of staying somewhere with character and soul, as opposed to a hotel room, which can often feel slightly sterile, cramped and commercial.
“Tough one for you guys tonight?” was the message I received from our neighbour one evening a few months back just after we’d taken the plug out. You see, our kids can eat breakfast at midday, travel 18 hours by car to Spain, camp out in cold temperatures – all without batting an eyelid. But have their hair washed? Forget it.View Post
So you work hard to use reusables at home and have gotten into a great groove but come holidays, you have to sack it all in, and give way to a mountain of plastic – and associated guilt. Or do you? Here’s a few tips to help you decide whether cloth nappies and holidaying is the one for you, or if it might be time for a cloth hiatus. Whatever you choose, zero judgement around these parts as always.View Post
I ummed and aahhed about the title of this post. It seems kind of cold-hearted doesn’t it, but honestly, by lovingly ignoring our children and practising what childhood educator Magda Gerber called “benign neglect”, I feel like I’ve found my parenting philosophy. So let’s dive in – and please do watch out for the caveats woven into this piece.View Post
Is that you Summer? Is that you, a slight reducing in restrictions? Here’s some new music to help you ease into a lighter, brighter, more Summery mood. I do hope you love them.
Want to know the latest fashion trends? Don’t come to these parts, is my advice. Regardless of the fact we’ve been through a global pandemic, I’m useless when it comes to the latest and greatest buys and instead get excited by clothes that fall in to three categories: there’s a story behind them, they’re super versatile or they’re made from a beautiful fabric. Mainly, an item of clothing has to make me feel friggin’ good, whether that’s a homemade tie dyed t-shirt or a stretchy cotton turban. Here’s my go to, I’d-wear-them-every-day-of-the-week-if-I-could items:View Post