Time to read with book trust bundle

Time To Read With Book Trust

We have been very fortunate to receive a beautiful set of books from Book Trust this week as part of their nationwide campaign ‘Time To Read’.  The campaign is aimed at getting families to enjoy reading together and sharing picture books.  Continue reading

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Activities and Events In Oxfordshire 15th-16th September 2018

The kids have completed their first full week at school and I bet they are all shattered, I know I am!  We are very much looking forward to chilling out this weekend but if you do fancy venturing out here are the local events and activities taking place across Oxfordshire and beyond.  Have a good one! Continue reading

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A Rant Following Our Visit To Legoland Windsor

Last week our daughter Lois celebrated her 8th birthday.  She has always been a huge Lego fan and has nagged at me all year to go to Legoland Windsor (again!).  We’ve already been numerous times over the years but she was so desperate that I eventually gave in and agreed to do a day out rather than a party for her. Continue reading

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Dog Friendly Places To Visit In Oxfordshire

As our regular readers will know we are the proud owners of a beautiful border collie x labrador called Willow.  Willow joined our family the week before Christmas 2016.  We had a very bumpy start with her being very poorly but she is now fighting fit and loving life.  Continue reading

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Top Deals For Days Out September 2018

With the summer holidays just about over we are looking ahead to Halloween and dare I say it……Christmas!  Over the Autumn months we still like to keep busy and enjoy going out at weekends.  With the run up to Christmas though we always look to save money where we can.  This leads me to search for vouchers and discounts on entry prices. Continue reading

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Fun At BBC Countryfile Live 2018

Earlier this month we spent the day at Blenheim Palace for the BBC Countryfile Live Show 2018.  I know loads of you visited over the weekend as I’ve seen lots of photos appearing on my news feeds.  Wasn’t it a fantastic event?! Continue reading

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Air BnB – Would we do it again?

On our recent trip to Ireland we decided to stop off in County Wicklow (Republic of Ireland) for a night so we could do some sightseeing. As a family of 5 we often find getting accommodation difficult.  Continue reading

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Hopster Learning App

Throughout July we’ve been testing out a new kids app called Hopster.  This is aimed at children aged 2-6 years old.  It has learning games, books, music and children’s TV.  Plenty to keep little ones entertained. Continue reading

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Knight School At Oxford Castle

Today we were very lucky to be invited along to try out the summer Knight School at Oxford Castle & Prison.  I’ve never been to Oxford Castle before so I was looking forward to seeing what it has to offer.  Lois has visited with school but hadn’t done the knight training. Continue reading

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