Tips for Visiting Rome with Kids

We absolutely loved visiting Rome, Italy with the children and it’s such a different experience to going as a couple – which we did quite a few years before. But, travelling anywhere with children as a family vacation requires a lot more planning than travelling without them so I thought it might help to put together my tips for a family friendly break in Rome with kids. Accomodation in Rome…

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Maps for Moments – A Personalised Gift For Any Occasion | AD

There are some people, and some occasions, that I find so hard to buy the perfect gift for. It’s always hard to know what to buy parents or grandparents as if they want something they’ll just buy it themselves usually. Also, finding something unique to give as a gift for a sentimental occasion – a big birthday, a first wedding anniversary or even a gold or ruby wedding anniversary. It…

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Tips for Visiting Alton Towers CBeebies Land

LP and Little Man are now six and seven but they still absolutely love a visit to the Alton Towers resort and will happily spend the whole day in CBeebies Land. It’s the perfect theme park attraction for children who aren’t tall enough for big roller coasters or just have no inclination to go on the bigger rides. From toddling onwards there is so much fun to be had at…

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Visiting the Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill

We spent a week in Rome recently and everyday we walked past one of the world’s most iconic sites. The Colosseum is perhaps one of the most globally recognised structures and sits in the heart of a bustling metropolitan city yet still retains its majesty and beauty. It makes up a huge part of what has been preserved as Ancient Rome and definitely one of Rome’s most prolific tourist attractions.…

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The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show at Camberley Theatre Review

Everyone is familiar with the story of The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle. It has been a childhood staple for generations of readers and our children are no different. They know the story off by heart and couldn’t wait to see it live on stage at Camberley Theatre. Eric Carle’s books have iconic, colourful, hand-painted tissue paper collage illustrations and really simple stories. The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show has…

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Madeira Cake Recipe

I love a good loaf cake and a simple Madeira Sponge always goes down a treat. It’s a great bake to have as part of an afternoon tea spread, if a friend is coming round for a cup of tea or to take to a school bake sale. The lemon in the mix keeps the Madeira Cake moist and gives a very slight lemon flavour but this really isn’t a…

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Living Arrows – 24/52 {2019}

Welcome back to another week of Living Arrows – and thanks to everyone who linked up last week. I love this project and it’s so nice getting to know the families that participate in Living Arrows each week and this year it looks like a really lovely mix of old and new faces.  If you haven’t joined in with Living Arrows before it’s is about celebrating childhood. The project originally…

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