10 reasons to visit ZSL London Zoo

ZSL London Zoo has got to be one of the most fun days out we’ve had this year, there is so much to see and do and I think people of all ages would be entertained! It first opened to the public in 1847 and sits in the top corner of Regents Park, so it’s easy to get to by public transport or car (it has it’s own car park) Open daily from 10am you can buy tickets online or at the gate and can easily spend the whole day there! We went last week and had an amazing time so I’ve put together 10 reasons why you should take your family to ZSL London Zoo: 1. Get up close and personal with Lemurs This was by far my favourite experience…

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Back to School: Start-Rites Toughest Ever School Shoes

It only seems like a few weeks ago I was buying everything from Athena’s uniform list for starting primary school, and suddenly here we are a just over a year later (because I am not half as organised this year as last!) checking what fits and re-purchasing things she’s outgrown. The list of things that need replacing is long… her trousers (though she’s told me she doesn’t want to wear these this year and stick with skirts and dresses) all her P.E Kit, most of her white Polo shirts as they’re stained with board marker and pasta sauce splodges and of course, her shoes. Athena went through four pairs of shoes in Reception year, two were completely ruined beyond any more wear, one was a pair of Dr Martens boots she…

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Days Out: Brighton Sealife Centre

Yesterday we had an underwater adventure at Brighton’s Sealife Centre. If you’ve never been before it’s easy to find: head to the pier and you can’t miss it! You can access is from the street or from the beach and there is plenty of parking on Madeira Drive (though it’s not free so publish transport is probably cheaper!) Brighton Sealife Centre is the oldest aquarium in the world still operating, and there is a lot to do and something to suit all ages. For my two children (at 3 and 5) years old they really just wanted to look at fish and sea creatures, with their questions answered. As they get older they’ll be more interested in the talks and in the info boards I think, but there is enough…

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Making the most of long weekends as a Family

Bank holidays, inset days, and even pre-booked time from school can all be a great excuse to get out and have a new experience with the kids. Often falling at the start or the end of the week, these surprise days off can create long weekends, so you really should make the most of them! Here are some things you can do on the next long-weekend to give your children something to remember:   Make Or Build Something The trouble with a lot of craft and DIY projects is that they take a long time to complete. Most  kids don’t have the best attention spans, making it almost impossible to keep them focused on the same thing for more than a few hours! When you have a long weekend to…

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Everyday Us – ‘Helping’ with the Laundry

Both children, but Arlo especially, love to ‘help’ me with the washing. It’s got to the point where I have to double and triple check what’s in the machine before I put a wash on as often the odd discarded sock or pair of PJ bottoms will end up in there – either that are already clean or are completely the wrong colour and liable to turn a whole set of Athena’s white polo shirts blue or something! But it is lovely that they’re interested in helping, even if they squabble over who puts the ball of detergent in the wash and who presses the buttons!   Funnily enough neither of them are as keen to help me put the washing away once it’s all dried – funny that! everyday

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Tips on Selling Your Home Quickly and Why “We Buy Any House” Offers Are …

Are you ready to move out of the neighbourhood and into a different one? Whether you are staying in the same city and state or moving across the country, you may want to part ways with your current home now that you have found a new and beautiful place to live. Your old place may be a treasure to someone else in the future, but finding the right buyer is not always the easiest task. Unfortunately, selling does not always come easily for everyone, especially if there are more properties available in the area than there are people willing to buy them. In many instances, it can take up to 70 days to sell a home, but that is just an average. There are times when the process can take…

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Sunday Scrapbook – Zippos Circus, Firle Vintage Fair & Swimming

We had a pretty busy week this week, with daily swimming lessons for both children every afternoon. We signed them up to an intensive course at a little local pool just up the road and I am so glad we did as they’ve both come on loads in just a week – when they started they couldn’t swim at all and they can both now swim with a float and are confident in putting their head in the water, a few different strokes and are happily jumping in the water. We’ve signed them both up for lessons starting in term time to see how they get on, though we do want to go swimming as a family a lot more too! On Sunday I took my mum and the kids…

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