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Children, Family, Games

Our favourite board games

During our winter break we had a full day dedicated to board games and a few extra afternoons too. The boys almost always get a board game or card game or something for their birthdays and Christmases. Here are our favourites from winter 2021-22. https://www.instagram.com/p/CYG7Pw6sl8P/ Catan We've had Catan Junior for several years and it's… Continue reading Our favourite board games

Children, Christmas, Crafts, Family, Food

Christmas Prep: other people’s ideas

So I've written a few posts about how I've been preparing for Christmas and of course all the gin, jam and chutney heads in that direction too. However, I've also been enjoying reading about lots of other people's preparations. I've asked to share some here, hope you enjoy. Vegan Clementine Curd by The Grumpy Olive… Continue reading Christmas Prep: other people’s ideas

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Children, Family, Travel

Top 10+ tips for Edinburgh

We recently spent half term in an AirBnB in Edinburgh - our first family trip there and our first time using AirBnB (which was excellent, by the way). Here are our top ten favourite things to do or places to eat with primary school children in (and around) Edinburgh. Note: Edinburgh Castle and the Royal… Continue reading Top 10+ tips for Edinburgh

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Family, Friends

Halloween (boo humbug)

OK, confession time.... I do not like Halloween and I really don't like dressing up. We didn’t do Halloween when I was little, it seems to be an adopted, imported event from elsewhere. It's not a holiday or a celebration. It's just an opportunity to fill kids with sweets ("candy"! Eugh!), pour more money down… Continue reading Halloween (boo humbug)

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Family, Health, Writing

What happens when you blog less?

So, earlier in the year I decided to take a little break from the blog while we went on holiday. It was lovely just enjoying some family time and not doing any promotion - either through Twitter threads or Facebook groups. When we came back I decided not to return to the way I'd been… Continue reading What happens when you blog less?