out and about

Places to go and people to see…


Oh I do like to be beside the seaside….

What is it about the beautiful simplicity of sea and sand that makes children come alive? After 4 1/2 hours of travelling in the car – plus a quick stop at tesco’s for lunch!- we finally arrived in Selsey an hour before we were due to check-in at our bungalow.

Shopping for school shoes

With Jack starting nursery in a couple of weeks, we have been starting to get school uniforms together. And as we are away soon, we wanted to get both kids new school shoes before we ran out of time. So today we headed to Solihull to get their feet measured at Clarks. Clarks have a […]

What I learnt at Lollibop 2014

So on Saturday we went to Lollibop. We had a lovely day out but I also learnt a lot, not least that a tent filled with Thomas the Tank Engine megablocks is more exciting for my three-year old than any of the amazing acts or other activities there were on offer!

Soft Play and Baby cuddles

We haven’t yet written about one of our favourite indoor activities – soft play. There numerous soft play areas round the country that you can visit with your children. They are generally safe, not too expensive, great places to go and wear out your energetic children! What is soft play? Well, basically, it is sending […]

Charlecote Park, Warwickshire

At the weekend we took a trip out to another local National Trust Property. This time we visited Charlecote Park in Warwickshire. It was pouring with rain – for the first time in a while, so we kited ourselves out with raincoats and wells. A bit of rain wasn’t going to stop the Kettle’s from […]

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