Ten Top Travel Tips

Baggage - make sure it’s not too heavy as airlines are really strict about this and you could end up with having to put stuff in your hand luggage. Take some lavender oil as it’s great for bites, stings etc. Take more photos of people near the end of the holiday as they look better! (No... Continue Reading →

Raising Boys

Are boys different from girls and should they be brought up differently? Yes, according to Australian child psychologist, Steve Biddulph author of Raising Boys. With sometimes three boys in our house at the same time: Ed aged 3 and my stepsons, 12 and 16, I thought I’d have another read of the book and share... Continue Reading →

20 Summer Holiday Activity Ideas

Summer holidays have started for some and for others they are just a few days away. Placeswithed has put together a list of ideas for summer activities. Many ideas have been researched (nicked from Pinterest!) or come from my previous blog posts. Yes, some are obvious but sometimes my obvious might not be your obvious... Continue Reading →

Learning to Drive at 5-17?

Would your kids like the chance to drive a real car with a professional instructor? Young Driver offers lessons to 5-17-year olds at their 60 venues across the UK. It’s a great opportunity for those approaching driving lesson age or for a one-off treat! My two step-sons, aged 12 and 16, tried it out today... Continue Reading →

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