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Summer So Far… 2016

Lewis Plane

There is no such thing as bad weather, just bad clothes. That’s how the saying goes isn’t it? Of course, I totally disagree. As I sit here typing this with the rain bouncing off the windows, I just cannot reconcil it with the thought that this could be summer. I’m sure when I was a child, summers were sunny!

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Thomas Land at Drayton Manor: My Days Away

Thomas Land at Drayton Manor

This summer is absolutely jam packed with plans for adventures and family trips, and already we have ticked off a box that has been on the list for quite a few years now. We have been on a trip to Thomas Land at Drayton Manor. And I have to tell you right now – the kids, and the grown ups, loved it!

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Why I Want to Win A Family Trip to Dubai, and You Could Too!

Dubai

EDIT: THE COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED

Hello, hello. Have you been enjoying the sunshine over the last few weeks? It sure has got me thinking about summer, and how I am going to fill those long lazy months. Personally I love a holiday. A holiday to me is an experience which offers a respite from my usual routine. A time to forget about the dishes and the messy toy box, and just enjoy life with the people I cherish most. Of ┬ácourse now that I have young children I have to make sure that I have really done my research before booking a holiday. And I have been researching a family trip to Dubai. I know; it’s perhaps not the traditional choice, but I am convinced that Dubai could be the most perfect holiday destination for my little family.

I will explain about the competition later, but first I want to share with you some really cool activities I found, that I would love to experience with my husband and two boys, Lewis (6) and Aaron (2).

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Cake for Breakfast?

cake

I am often told that I, “Say it as it is.” Or that I, “Call a spade a spade.” And in truth, I do. Well, what else am I supposed to call it? As I have become older, and perhaps a little wiser, I have learned at times it is better to say nothing at all. Or, as a friend of mine recently put it, to deliver a ‘shit sandwich’. In other words, if you are going to say something you know the recipient won’t like, at least lead up to it and follow it with something nice:

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Preparing to be Spontaneous – Packing a Bag for Summer!

Packing for the Summer 2

Now the Summer is officially here I’m excited to see what adventures await us this year! Just jump in the car and go! Travel whichever way the wind blows! Do you do that? No? Me neither! I used to – before I had kids. Now with a nearly 2, and a 5 year old I need to be organised! That generally means I need about 48 hours notice and a small trailer for the car to manage all the “stuff” I carry around! I think I can go overboard sometimes! This year is going to be different! This year I am preparing to be spontaneous and packing a bag for summer!

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