Creating a family camping starter kit from scratch

I have really fond memories of camping growing up. We didn’t have a load of money, so all of my holidays as a child were camping ones. Then as an adult, I continued to camp at festivals, going to Glastonbury,…

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12 simple but fun at home date night ideas for parents

Every parent knows that once you have kids, it’s becomes more of a struggle to keep the romance in the relationship alive. Especially when your kids are babies and young. There are so many more obstacles – from babies waking…

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20 first birthday gift ideas for toys that will last

Given that it has just been my daughter’s first birthday I thought I would do a quick blog on good first birthday gift ideas. I’ve had one of each, a boy and a girl, and my son is 4 now…

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Letters to Lena – on your 6th birthday

Hey Baby, my little Lena Beana, you are 6 years old! Your 5th year was really strange! Imagine experiencing an unprecedented global pandemic at just 5 years old, well that’s what you’ve just gone through. You started school, got halfway…

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Letter to my firstborn as he turns 9

Hey Buddy, Our Christmas baby! I can’t believe you are turning 9 already. You are getting so big! It blows my mind to think that one day you are going to be bigger than me. I don’t think I’ll ever…

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