Sunday Scrapbook – Cycling a four person bike & being a teacher!

We’re half way through the Summer holidays! This past week has been the first week we were at home all week too and it was so nice to just catch up on the washing, the post, and enjoy being at home a bit! We have been out and about of course – picking the two days it rained of course, sods law! It was pretty nice to stick jeans and wellies on though for the first time in forever! Here’s this weeks vlog if you fancy a watch:   If you watched my instagram stories at all this week you’ll have seen us cycling this weird bike/tuk tuk hybrid along the seafront, which was fun but pretty hard on the old legs! There is a guy hiring them out this…

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Reviews: Crate Creatures Toys – interactive monsters!

You know that feeling of six long weeks stretching ahead of you, full of 6am wake up calls from a noisy and energetic three year old? Well that feeling was making me feel a little bit on edge a couple of weeks ago, but thankfully due to a well timed delivery of something fun for Arlo to play with he’s being kept pretty busy with not that much input from me, as he’s been playing with his new Crate Creature so much it’s like having a third child! These interactive monsters come ensconced in their own crate, locked up with a (plastic) padlock and chain! You first have to work out how to get the creature out, and then learn how to play with him! Arlo was sent ‘Pudge’ who…

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Travel: My 3 days in The Hague & Vlog

Rather ridiculously I’ve left writing about my trip to The Hague at the start of July a bit late, as I’ve been away twice since then so although I’ve not forgotten anything I did I have rather lost the oomph to write about it! I did make a short vlog of some snippets from my trip though, and have a few favourite photos to share too. So here’s a few things I did in my three days in this gorgeous city… I stayed with friends right in the city centre, and it was so nice to have someone to point me in the right direction, or tell me what not to bother with, though I did spend a day exploring on my own with the help of google maps! The…

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Scrapbook Loves – July 18

It’s been a pretty good month for me, lots of freelance work as well as two little holidays! The first was a camping trip to Kent (you can see our camping set up here) and then a trip to The Hague on my own (I’ve not written about it yet but you can see a little video here!) Read I read five books this month: I found Kazuo Ishiguro’s ‘When we were Orphans’ really hard going, as the language and voice are so old fashioned, I tend to read this sort of book in winter when there are altogether less distractions (even writing that I realise how weird it sounds) but I persevered and it was a bit of an anticlimax too. I actually really enjoyed the Clinton/Patterson novel –…

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Me and Mine in July 18

July has been a lovely month for us, but so busy too. The end of the school term, my pre-holiday panics about anything and everything (packing for this holiday, the fact that we’re away on the next one the day after we get back, how am I going to get work done with kids at home…) and Sam starting up his new driving school business – two self employed people – eek! We’re up in Norfolk at the moment, so our photos were taken last night in Digby’s garden (Digby is what the kids call Sam’s mum – no idea why!) and it’s actually the first time we’ve seen Sam for a few days as he’s been sailing and messing about with boats on the Broads. We’ve been keeping busy…

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Three unusual things to do in Barcelona

Barcelona is on my list of European cities to visit, and fairly high up too! I’m always drawn to cities with a beach, and Barcelona is definitely not short of a beach, with 4.2km of sandy beaches, divided into four main areas. But even without the beaches there are so many amazing things to see and do in the city, museums, art galleries and amazing architecture too. But I always try and find a few more unusual things to do when I visit a city for the first time, so here are three more unique things to do in Barcelona: Bunkers Del Carmel These bunkers were originally built as anti-aircraft defences during the WW11, this viewpoint over the city is open 24/7 and is free to visit! There used to…

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Sunday Scrapbook | Vlog – Boating on the Broads & Mazes

We’re up in Norfolk at the moment, and I can’t believe one week of the holidays have gone already! We’re having a lovely time apart from all being too hot almost all the time. The rain when it arrived on Friday night was definitely welcome, and the cooler temperatures are much more comfortable. I find it so funny how so many people whinge about it not being warm enough in the summer and now we’re practically living in the Sahara and nobody can cope! I wouldn’t mind so much had we not had a six hour road trip on Wednesday with no a/c in the car – boo! It’s actually raining at the moment so I am catching up on some work and letting the kids entertain themselves but we’re going…

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