5 Ways To Get Out With The Family In 2021

Guest post by Daddilife.com With recent news of ongoing, and perhaps where you are even more extreme, restrictions in place, in many ways the start of 2021 doesn’t feel much different to last year. Which is why it’s essential that this year, we make a long list of things you can do outdoors as a family.  Getting outdoors, whether for minutes each day or planning something at the weekend is going to a the necessary release the family needs after spending another huge block of time indoors and in the home for most of the week. Here’s some ideas for

The Year That Christmas Was Different

Covid, lockdowns and tier changes… all things I don’t think any of us thought would happen this year. A few days before Christmas the rules changed yet again and this meant a lot of people having to rethink and replan their Christmases, us included. Although this Christmas wasn’t the same as normal, or even what we expected, we made the most of what we could do. s We started Christmas Eve with a Christmas Eve box. This is something we’ve done for Erin for years now but this is the first year she’s really been able to get excited about

The Adventures We Had In 2020

2020 has been a strange old year and it’s definitely not been the one we expected or planned. We started off well but then Covid hit us in March and everything went completely crazy from there, right up to the end of the year. Although it’s been a strange year we still managed to have some great adventures. January With Mum now living with us this meant that John and I were able to start going out for meals alone or with friends again and in January we went for a lovely meal at The White Horse. It was so

Children’s Book Review: There’s A Mouse In My House

AD | Post contains gifted items and affiliate links (marked with *) This week’s children’s book review is all about There’s A Mouse In My House by Ross Collins. The book was published by Nosy Crow and it can be purchased on Amazon*. The tables have turned in this fantastically funny rhyming picture book. This time, it’s Bear who has an unwelcome guest, and that cheeky mouse just won’t leave. He’s making a real commotion in Bear’s house – eating all the food, listening to loud music and even spilling bathwater all over the floor! But when there’s an unexpected knock at

Home Improvements We’ve Achieved This Year

John and I bought our house back in 2014 so we’ve lived here for quite some time now. When we moved in we got a couple of big jobs done but since I was pregnant in 2015 it’s been really slow going. 2020 was the first year in a while where I feel like we actually achieved something with the house and ticked off a couple of jobs. Living room/ dining room carpet Right at the beginning of the year we decided to get a big job done in the living room and dining room. The front half of the

My First Panto Goldilocks And The Three Bears: An Online Interactive Panto For Kids

AD | Gifted experience When I was growing up I remember going to the panto every year at our local theatre. It was something to make a big deal of and we would usually get dressed up a bit to go as well. I wanted this to be something we could do with Erin when she was the right age, which I thought was this year. Sadly, Covid has meant a tough year for the theatre and most pantos haven’t been able to go ahead. In other years, we might have gone to The Garage in Norwich where they offer

Children’s Book Review: Dinosaur Christmas

AD | Post contains gifted items and affiliate links (marked with *) This week’s children’s book review is all about Dinosaur Christmas by Penny Dale. The book was published by Nosy Crow and it can be purchased on Amazon*. The intrepid team of dinosaurs are back and this time they must save Santa Claus from a snowstorm! Join them as they plough the road, whizz down a mountain on snowmobiles, zoom through the icy water on a hovercraft, dig out Santa’s sleigh with a digger and lower down the presents with a helicopter. And when the dinosaurs finish saving Santa and

Home Christmas: How to Make it Special

AD | Collaborative post Christmas is a special time, and it’s one of the few times of the year when the majority of us can take some time off and put our feet up. But with the possibility of lockdowns and restrictions on movement and gatherings, we might need to be a little more creative as to how we make Christmas special. We know that picking out great gifts for everyone is important, but here I’m going to concentrate more on the social aspects of Christmas. Decorate The great Christmas tree debate rages throughout society at this time every year,