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Caravan indoors at Treck Hostel
Family travel, Further afield, reviews

Treck Hostel in Ghent – family review: a very quirky hostel

I’m sitting and writing this on my MacBook at the delightfully quirky Treck hostel in Ghent, in the communal bar where we’ve just had breakfast, while I listen to the unmistakable hostel sound of half a dozen languages being spoken…

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John Lewis Christmas hamper
christmas shopping, Family lifestyle, reviews

John Lewis Christmas hamper: handpicked 1 December goodies for Granny

In collaboration with John Lewis – and please note that this post contains affiliate links, marked with * To say that we love Christmas in this house is an understatement. It’s like saying snow’s a bit chilly. Or a Christmas…

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mastermind
Family lifestyle, Film & TV

How I became a telly addict

As ever, affiliate links are marked with * Last Friday, as we do every Friday, we put on our pyjamas and snuggled down for our Friday night BBC 2 family binge. There was a time, not so long ago, where…

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On Blackheath Helter Skelter
Family travel, London days out

5 things we loved about On Blackheath festival

Earlier in the month we trotted off from West London to South East London, to the On Blackheath festival. We were given free family press passes by good old John Lewis, who sponsor the festival – thanks John Lewis.  Here…

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That was the weekend that was

From Steppes Travel Festival to Sunday Roast – that was our weekend that was

  It feels like Autumn is well and truly here now. It’s my favourite season (well apart from winter, and I love summer too…hmmm Spring is quite remarkable as well…) and I’m enjoying walking down the West London streets in…

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Brocks Hill
That was the weekend that was

Admiring the Darwin Brasserie view and Brocks Hill Leicester – 5 things we did last week

  Please note – links with a * are affiliate links which make me a small commission when you click through.   Another week another round up. It feels as though we are well and truly in Autumn now. The…

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That was the weekend that was

Hanwell Zoo to Jazz Brunch – 10 things we did at the weekend

  A bit of a tweak on my regular ‘what we did at the weekend series’. I’ve rebranded this ‘Making every weekend count’, and am numbering the weekends. Starting from this weekend, which makes it 001 – from Hanwell Zoo…

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On Blackheath Helter Skelter
That was the weekend that was

10 things we did last week – from Blackheath festival to back to school blues

I don’t know about you but I’m still reeling from the shock of going back to school. Even though I was working for much of the summer, I still felt like it was the long summer that I remembered from…

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5 mins with

A Chiswick 5 mins with…Celia Pickering

This is my regular series catching up with some of the local folks that make West London such an interesting place to live. This time we’re meeting Celia Pickering who runs art workshops for children. Read on and find out…

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That was the weekend that was

That was the weekend that was: Lego hacks, Monopoly and rainy day play

Can I let you into a secret? I don’t mind it when the rain pours down on the first weekend of the summer holidays. In fact, I love it! Because much as this blog is about getting out and about,…

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