Testing a new rollercoaster at Drayton Manor

One of the things I love about Flea is that while she is terrified of completely random things (flies, mashed potato, wearing sandals), she’s a complete adrenaline junkie in others.  So it turns out she was in her element this week when we were invited to get a sneak peek… View Post

The one where we review a Playmobil Wildlife Station

  Regular readers of my blog will know that I love Playmobil. Last year, I was lucky enough to travel to the middle of Germany to visit the global headquarters of Playmobil, where I met the company’s founder, and also got to spend some time at the Playmobil Fun Park… View Post

You can’t blame a girl for trying…

On Saturday morning the postman brought me a lovely surprise. It was a letter from my darling daughter, which she'd sent to me on Friday when her class took a walk to the local postbox. It's a pretty cute letter and Flea was hopping up and down as I read… View Post


Flea’s growing up. It’s rather inconvenient, not least because we had to trawl into the school uniform shop today when I realised she couldn’t bend over in her school pinafore without showing the world her Buzz Lightyear underpants. On weekdays, the school uniform shop always has a queue of parents… View Post

Flea’s 5 Tips for Big School

So, the world and his dog are busy writing random lists of how to get your kids ready for big school. My favourite tip was this one: "A week before school starts, start getting into the routine of getting up early, getting dressed & having breakfast." Are you completely stark… View Post