• Days Out,  Family Time,  Food,  Travel

    Let’s talk travel snacks

    We are off on a road trip to France in half term, and with three hungry children I need to start planning my road trip snacks. It will be one constant whine of ‘Mummmmmmmmmy I’m hungry’ pretty much the whole way, with a little ‘I need the charger’ thrown in to I can more or less guarantee. ⁣⁣So what to pack, looking for good tips and recommendations. What are your top three snacks for being out and about with your children? Or actually let’s not just focus on the little darlings, what’s your best snacks recommendations in general for road trips / days out. ⁣⁣I’d love to be more of…

  • 1000 Hours Outdoors,  Birthdays,  Family Time,  Nature,  Walks

    Birthday Bluebells

    Bluebell season is here again, and probably almost done, so what better than some birthday bluebells for Ruby! I have to get my annual bluebell photo fix, the children knew it was coming, but it never somehow prepares them to cooperate and actually just smile at the damn camera. I mean how hard is it really? Like seriously, it could just be so simple, but no photo session is that way is it, always ends in me yelling like crazy woman, them running all over the place, meltdowns and absolute blooming’ chaos! It was however still gorgeous and we all had fun, and I got my annual photos. There is…

  • Autism & Adhd Parenting,  Grayson,  School Holidays,  Screen Free

    Proud Mama Moment

    So not only did day one of the Easter Holidays go well, but I was super proud, read that bursting with pride proud, of Grayson. He has sat this afternoon and spent two hours building Lego. Like that’s unheard of, and usually come about 4pm his meds are wearing off and he is really struggling. We have a new slightly higher dose and it’s made such a difference for him. So not only has he spent the time building and figuring out the Lego bunny, he has also done it between 3pm & 5pm, which would have e been impossible last week. He is so proud of himself too which…

  • Autism & Adhd Parenting,  Days Out,  London

    Harry Potter Studio Tour

    A little mummy and son date to start off the Easter holidays. Grayson and I went to visit the Warner Bros Studios for the Harry Potter Tour. I only booked the ticket on Thursday morning for Friday afternoon, so got lucky with availability. The girls went off to hang out with Auntie Katie and their cousins, and off we went! Gray was so excited, and it was so nice to be spending some one to one time with him. Never an easy thing to do when a single mama of three! But it’s time that’s needed. On arrival I mentioned to the car park lady that Grayson had autism /…

  • 1000 Hours Outdoors,  Nature,  Walks

    Sunny Sunday at Wrest Park

    Sunny Sunday’s are meant for exploring parks! We headed off to Wrest Park in Silsoe, Bedfordshire. It’s only about 40 mins or so away from us. Wrest Park is managed by English Heritage and is free to members. For over 600 years the Wrest estate was home to one of the leading aristocratic families in the country, the de Greys.  Apparently every generation has had a different impact on the estate over the years.  With over 90 acres of grounds there is plenty to explore and enjoy.  We arrived just after lunch and naturally the children wanted to immediately hang out in the playground! I managed to convince Grayson and Hallie that…

  • India,  Travel,  Why I Travel

    Meeting the locals

    The thing I love most about travelling and ⁣having adventures is the people you meet, the lives you touch, and whose lives touch you, the interactions, the laughter and the cuddles. Could not resist letting this little one hop up onto the balloon basket when we landed. ⁣ On this magical morning we had had a ridiculously early start but was rewarded by the most incredible hot air balloon trip – another bucket list item ticked off. It was just magical. But honestly the highlight for me was meeting and interacting with the locals when we landed. #travel memories ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣

  • 1000 Hours Outdoors,  Me Time,  Nature,  Salsa,  Walks

    Spring Fix

    Spring fix this morning! Needed a blast of fresh spring air, to start what’s turning into a busy day. Everyone is going cruise crazy 🚢 and are keeping me busy. ⁣It was so lovely in the woods, the birds were cheeping – no parakeet’s today, but it was definitely sounding like the woods were awakening. Blossoms were blooming, buds were emerging on the trees and it just felt alive. Some days, ok most days, I need a nature fix, to ground me and to awaken me.⁣Quick walk with Salsa, along with a large coffee, and some fresh air and I’m ready to take on the world – well maybe take…

  • Fancy Dress,  School

    It’s World Book Day!

    It comes around quicker and quicker each year! It’s that time of year again when its World Book Day, so here is the obligatory photo. Dennis The Menace, The Worst Witch and a Fairy Unicorn!

  • Daisy & Dukes,  Filming,  Ruby

    Puddle Splashing & Party Going

    When you film a commercial, have the bestest day with a new friend, and literally get to dance in the rain!!! ⁣⁣Ruby had the best time ever apparently! Absolutely loved every second. ⁣⁣Obvs not allowed to say what she filmed and who for, but wanted to show the craziness of the rain spray, so have literally cropped a two second clip with no visible branding. She was soaked, but laughed so hard. ⁣⁣Today she was a party goer, and a puddle splasher! What a job title 💕🌧🌧