Natural history museum

On a recent trip to London, we decided to visit the Natural History Museum as we had heard so many good things about it. However, I must say that although we did have a nice time we were not as impressed as we had thought that we would be.  It is very large and there is easily enough to see to last the day but unfortunately, most of the interactive parts were broken which was rather disappointing. FJ didn’t seem to[Read more]

A trip to Shreks Adventure London

When I first heard about this attraction opening in 2015 I knew that I wanted to take FJ there, as she is a huge Shrek fan. Three years later and we finally made it there! DJ, CJ, FJ and I recently spent a weekend in London so a trip to Shrek’s Adventure had to be included in our itinerary!  Shreks adventure is a ride and walk through attraction located on London’s South Bank amongst other well-known attractions, such as the London[Read more]

Adventures at the dog park

My three boys like nothing more than a trip to our local dog park. I say local, but it is actually the only proper dog park which we have in our town. It is located at the opposite end of the town to where we live, so the boys do not get to go as often as they would like.   The dog park we go to has a double gated entrance so that no dogs can escape as people are[Read more]

Our family holiday to sunny Salou!

In the car on the way to the airport! On June 25th 2016 I managed to check off another of my 40 by 40 goals which was to take a family holiday back to Salou.                   I and DJ first visited Salou in 2002 for our honeymoon and we just fell in love with the place! We took the older girls a few times over the years, but the last time we had visited[Read more]

First-born leaves the nest!

I knew that one day my children would all leave home, but I didn’t expect my oldest to leave home until she was at least thirty. She was always the child who did not want to grow up and she would always tell me that I would have to ‘kick her out’ as she was not going anywhere. Even when she started university she chose to go to our local one so that she did not have to move away[Read more]

Introducing Prince

The story of how Prince joined the family is a bit different to our other two dogs. My oldest daughter LJ aged 20 begged me to let her buy a puppy of her own. I wasn’t sure as we were happy with our two boys and I wondered if she would really take care of him like she was promising. However, when she showed me this picture of him, my heart melted and I could not say no.      [Read more]

Introducing Cody

In September 2016 we made the decision to get another dog as Leo had brought us so much joy and we thought that it would be nice to give him a little friend. So, when I saw a picture of this little cutie I knew that he was the puppy for me!   The family we brought him from live around the corner from us and had named him slippers because of his white feet! I told them that I had[Read more]

Introducing Leo

In September 2014 we decided to get a dog as a family pet. We had never had a puppy before but I felt that I would rather have a puppy than an older dog as puppies have not had time to develop any bad habits. I was not worried about getting a pedigree and in fact actually, prefer cross-breads as they look so cute. I knew that I wanted a boy and that I would like the dog to be small.[Read more]

Happy 17th birthday LJ!

January 13th was LJ’s 17th birthday! I have no idea where the last 17 years have gone, it is crazy! But what I do know is how proud I am of my beautiful, clever, sweet young lady – my oldest baby who will always be my little girl in my eyes, no matter how old she gets.  Every year I buy the kids a new outfit to wear on their birthday – here is LJ looking stunning in her new[Read more]

42 days of summer!

The summer holidays are always a controversial topic with many parents dreading occupying their children for such a long time, other parents worrying about how they will manage with childcare during the long summer holidays and then the parents like myself, that actually can’t wait for the summer holidays as we have so much fun each year! No matter what your view on the summer holidays is, there is no doubt that they can be stressful if you are not[Read more]