In anticipation of more lovely picnics to come, I’ve put together a few little tips for fun picnics with family and friends.
Family life is busy, so it pays to have a few back ups in the freezer. I always try to have frozen fruit for smoothies in the freezer and frozen veggies, for those days when you realise everything in the fridge is looking a bit wilted OR days when you are just back from a […]
This week we are heading to Camp Bestival. It’s the first time for us so I’ve been doing a spot of reading up and having a really good think about what our essential items might be. I can’t decide if I am going to return from four days at Camp Bestival completely zen, or having […]
The term ‘date night’ should never be synonymous with the term ‘boring takeaway for 2’. Spruce up your standard dates by making them that bit more unusual. Make a meal out hair-raising, make the cinema utterly luxurious, and create a picnic far more romantic than a couple of plastic cups and sausage rolls. Here are […]
I am a big believer in spending quality time with each of my children individually. Studies have shown that children crave one-on-one time with their parents, away from their siblings. Which is why it’s so important to make the effort to spend quality time with each of your children. However, when you have lots of […]
Welcome to the first in our series of articles on family-friendly days out. For the first installment of this series we headed to the Monkey Forest in the grounds of the Trentham Estate. This is about a one hour drive from us. When you arrive you pull into a large car park which is free of […]
Welcome to part two of our eating al fresco series. In part one we looked at some of the tasty but easy foods you can have when eating outside as a family. Now, because eating al fresco can mean that you have little people who want to explore the great outdoors, or perhaps a few […]
One of the things I love about the better weather is eating outside as a family. I was so thrilled to discover that there is a whole week dedicated to picnics – who knew? National Picnic Week runs from 13th – 21st June! There is a great deal to be said for eating outdoors….but the […]