Children See The Joy In The Simplest Of Things

The Easter holidays were really a revelation for me. Having started a new job a few weeks back this meant I worked Monday to Thursday until 12.30pm during the holidays. By the time I got home all I wanted to do was spend time with my children. I think this is something I previously took for granted. You see I used to work two days a week and then I was lucky enough to have the rest of the week with off the girls. Having less time with them now during the holidays has made me realise just how important… [Read More]

A Day Out At Amelia Trust Farm

During the Easter holidays our twin girls decided that they’d like to go to a farm. I’ve previously written about some of the farms we’ve visited such as Greenmeadow Farm, Cefn Mably, Warren Mill and Walnut Tree Farm. You can read my post, Seven Farms in and around Cardiff that you must visit for more information about these farms or simply use the search bar on the left to search for a farm review. One farm that I’ve heard good things about, but that we hadn’t yet visited is Amelia Trust Farm. However, our day didn’t start out at Amelia… [Read More]

Easter Holidays Week 1

The start of the Easter holidays last week has been full of fun! Although I worked Monday to Thursday last week (read more about this here) we still managed to do lots of fun things! On Monday after I arrived home from work we spent most of the day in the garden playing tennis, racquetball and volleyball! M asked for a tennis set for her birthday back in February and I managed to pick up a fantastic set from the Argos Chad Valley range. It has a net, tennis racquets and a soft tennis ball, badminton racquets and shuttlecock plus… [Read More]

#GIFTED Mud & Bloom Subscription Box Review

As a busy parent finding ways to encourage my children to connect with nature can be hard. During the weekdays we’re all pretty busy with work, school and after school activities. This means I don’t get a lot of time to plan out any activities for the weekend. However Mud & Bloom recently sent me their April monthly subscription box to review and it’s full of easy and fun activities to engage children in nature. As an added bonus they’re also educational. Mud & Bloom was created by Anja in December 2017. As a mum of three, Anja is passionate… [Read More]

Family Camping Essentials and Tips

This year we’re planning our very first camping trip. It’s something we’re all very excited about! I have fond memories of camping from when I was a child. It’s something we used to do fairly often. Our twins are seven years old and we’re yet to take them camping, but that’s all about to change this year! The thing is though, I know nothing about camping other than we’ll need a tent, sleeping bags, something to cook on and that’s about it! I recently turned to the blogging community to ask them for their help! In particular I wanted to… [Read More]

Getting the family outdoors

This summer my husband and I have decided that we’d like to try and make a really big effort to spend more time outdoors as a family. There are so many benefits to spending time outdoors such as better mental health and reduced stress levels. We have so many ideas as to how we can encourage the whole family outdoors. The first thing we’re doing is ditching the car on the school run when we can and walking instead. Naturally this is better for the environment for lots of different reasons, but it’s also better for us. It means we… [Read More]

A Zero Waste Journey

Like our Zero Waste Facebook here. Join our Zero Waste Facebook Group here. Follow our Zero Waste Instagram Page here. Follow our Zero Waste Twitter Page here. Something that I’m keen to do this year is to be more environmentally friendly. I’ve been following a number of zero waste movements online and it fascinates me. Before I go any further, I’ll just briefly explain what zero waste means. What is Zero Waste? Zero Waste is a philosophy that encourages the redesign of resource life cycles so that all products are reused. The goal is for no trash to be sent to landfills, incinerators,… [Read More]

Family Camping Holidays #AD

This year I’m making a big effort to get back to nature, to be more environmentally friendly and to get back to basics. As mentioned in my previous post, 2019: The Year of Family Camping Holidays, I’m planning on having lots of little adventures throughout the year with my family. We normally go abroad on holiday once a year. Our chosen destination is usually Spain or Disneyland! These types of holidays are wonderful and so much fun. We’ve created so many memories on these types of holidays, but the problem is they’re so expensive. I also wonder if my husband… [Read More]

2019: The Year of Family Camping Holidays

As per the title of this post, 2019 is going to be the year that we as a family will embrace camping! I have fond memories of camping when I was a child. I remember my parents having a practise run in the garden of putting the tent up, taking it down and packing it all away again. In all fairness it was a lovely big tent. I don’t recall how long it took to put up. My sister and I were probably off playing and running around whilst out parents took on the tent building challenge! I don’t even… [Read More]

Why Kids Need Adventures And To Live Without Technology More Than Ever

Last week an article was shared on Facebook entitled, ‘Why Kids Need Wilderness and Adventure More Than Ever‘. I read every single word of this article carefully and found myself nodding along in agreement to each and every point. When I was growing up, my parents would encourage my sister and I out of the house and tell us to return before it got dark. We’d spend our days wandering the streets with our friends, exploring new places, wading in the stream building dams, playing in the park, riding our bikes, learning to roller skate, and playing pooh sticks. The… [Read More]