The summer holidays are almost here, and the need to fill the days and tire out the kids is almost upon us! This is a list of some of our favourite days out, along with a few places that have been recommended and are high on our to-visit list. The ones in bold are free or low cost, because everyone knows the summer holidays get expensive really quickly! Have I included all your favourites?
Explore the woods
My coffee addiction started at about 17 years old. The vending machines at the university helped me keep my eyes propped open during the gruelling 9am-9pm intense days. Socially it was important too, we drank lattes and mochas at friends houses, or sat in coffee shops enjoying the socialising during the day.
I was an office manager by 18, and an operations manager at 22. A skinny cappuccino from Pret marked the start of my day, and while […]
We talk a lot about our children’s firsts. First smile, first steps, first words. I remember James’s firsts really vividly, we were almost hanging on and waiting for him to hit each milestone and we celebrated excitedly. Just 16 months later our little Lily arrived. This time we knew what to expect, and in our sleep deprived state we weren’t in the same rush we were for James and we celebrated them as they arrived.
Two more children later we celebrate […]
I guess having one of the main focuses on our blog ‘simple living’, sounds kind of ironic given a life with four young children in absolutely no way simple. We had four children in five years, James was just 5 years old when our smallest arrived. It sounds crazy even to me when I say I had a five, four and a two-year-old as well as a newborn baby.
I am always entirely honest when I say I found the transition from three […]
Deciding to have a fourth child was an easy decision for us, we had already made the decision over 2 years earlier when we started trying for Amy (our third). We knew then that Amy wouldn’t be our last baby. Simon really wanted to have an even number of children, If you ask him he will joking say he only wanted two. Then again when I was a teenager I was adamant I would never have children and I guess we […]
One of my favourite things about being a mum is watching my children’s personalities develop. I find it so interesting to see how different they are, especially as they have been brought up exactly the same.
One character trait that my girls definitely share is shyness. James, on the other hand, is far from shy. He will happily chat with others, older or younger. (Although now he is eight, he prefers boys, girls seem to be another species at the moment) He will instigate games […]