Know Your Nature: British Wildlife Book Review

Disclaimer: We received this item for the purpose of this post. All opinions are our own.  Erin, from as soon as she could walk I think, wanted to be outside. She would be outside no matter if it was snowing, raining or if there was a massive storm outside. She is so interested in anything growing, the leaves on the ground and we are encouraging her to be friends with the bugs… no matter how scared I might be myself. As someone who grew up pretty much hating the outdoors and any kind of bug that could fly, I don’t

Get Your Home Ready For Autumn With These 4 Easy Steps

Summer feels like a distant memory already, doesn’t it? With the weather seemingly changing over night and the nights drawing in, some of us are even contemplating turning on the heating already! But making the transition to Autumn is much more than new school uniforms and digging out your trusty old coat. Getting your home ready for the colder months will mean that when bad weather does hit, you’ll be ready for everything it can throw at you. Unsure of where to start? Don’t worry, we’ve put together this handy guide of getting your home ready for Autumn in 4

6 Things I Love About Autumn

Out of all of the seasons I think autumn is my absolute favourite. Summer, especially this summer, makes me uncomfortably hot. I really don’t like looking like a hot, sweaty mess all of the time. Winter and spring can both be as bad as each other, depending on when snow decides to fall and the rain is usually horrendous. We have a really cold house so winter is not a good time for us. Autumn, on the other hand, can be pretty wonderful and here’s why: Hot chocolate I very rarely drink hot drinks but sometimes, when it starts to

Keeping Warm And Dry, Whatever The Weather

We all know what the British weather is like. Unpredictable. Just the other weekend we had glorious sunshine and warmth for a whole weekend followed by extremely strong winds and the back end of a hurricane only a few days later. We also live not too far from the coast so we often get things worse than those inland. The weather wouldn’t be too much of a problem really but neither me or John drive. When we’re out and about with Erin, we really are exposed to the elements and we need to stay warm and dry, whatever the weather

10 Free And Cheap Things To Do With Toddlers In Autumn

This is the first year that Erin has been walking (more like bulldozing) her way around and over the summer, I felt like there was loads of things for us to do. It was always nice to get out of the house while the weather was nice but it got me thinking about what we could do in autumn, when the weather starts to get wet and miserable. Here are 10 free and cheap things to do with toddlers in autumn Kick up leaves in the park Last autumn Erin was only just starting to move about so she didn’t really

Hackney City Farm, London

We have been to London quite a few times this year and have always been mega busy with either pre-booked activities or other plans I have made! The last time we went we were there for 4 days and 3 nights meaning we had quite a lot of time to fill. London can be very expensive though with meals out for all of that time as well as the accommodation and travel costs both to get there and on the tube. Recently, I have been trying to find more and more free or super cheap things to do in London

Goodbye Summer, Hello Autumn Wardrobe

As soon as the schools went back after the summer holidays it seemed like summer went away as well. We were met with storms and extremely heavy winds and days and days of rain. I was hopeful that this wouldn’t last but I was wrong. The sun and warmth had well and truly gone and Autumn was here! Every year I put the majority of my Autumn clothes in a big box in my wardrobe as soon as the weather starts to get nicer. Normally I try to leave them there until at least the end of September but this