Down by the Riverside Festival review

| Days Out, Review

down b the riverside festival Lucas is sat next to a mermaid on sand, both smiling at camera

Last weekend we were invited* to Down By The Riverside in Dolphinholme. We went on the Friday to camp and I’m going to get he bad out of the way now because I wasn’t impressed. There was one portaloo in the field we were in, no shower block or even a sink to brush teeth, […] Read more…


Brio Metro Railway Set review

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Brio metro railway set review

  We are big fans of Brio having already got the builder deluxe set and Lucas can’t get enough of trains so when we were offered the Brio Metro Railway Set to review*, I couldn’t wait to show Lucas.       The set includes a train, 2 carriages, a station, tunnel, 2 people, a […] Read more…


Summit to Eat review

| Food & Drink, Review

Summit to Eat review a photo of the meals in yellow packaging

The lovely people at Summit to Eat sent* us a selection of their freeze-dried meals for when you are on the go. The selection that arrived included Pasta Bolognaise, Chicken Tikka with Rice, Chicken Fajita with Rice, Salmon and Broccoli Pasta, Scrambled Egg with Cheese and Morning Oats with Raspberry.  The packaging is very clear on the […] Read more…


Brockhole on Windermere review

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Brockhole on Windermere review Lucas balancing on a rope climbing frame with a huge activity behind

  On our recent visit to Windermere we spent a day at Brockhole on Windermere. We tend to go every time we visit the Lakes as there is so much to do there. We set out from Lakeside Pier in Windermere on a lovely boat journey across to Brockholes. There are numerous crossings from Lakeside […] Read more…


Lakeside and Haverthwaite Railway review

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Lakeside and Haverthwaite Railway review Lucas standing next to an orange tractor in the sheds

We love trains, from the moment Lucas wakes up and until the moment he goes to sleep trains aren’t far off the menu! What better way to spend an afternoon when visiting Windermere than to visit Haverthwaite Railway.  We took the boat across from Lakeside Pier and sailed across on a lovely spring afternoon across […] Read more…


My time in India…Memories

| Travel


What seems like forever ago now, in 2005, I went to India. I actually spent my 19th birthday in a children’s home in Delhi. It was set up with an organisation where we were going to work in exchange of accommodation. When my partner and I (we were paired by the organisation) arrived, the organisation had […] Read more…