• Books,  Reviews

    The Family Book by Todd Parr

    I really wanted to share one of my favourite kids books that I read with my boys regularly and they love it… it’s called ‘The Family Book’ by Todd Parr. Todd, from Berkeley (California) was originally an artist and this really shows in his books – bright, colourful and creative illustrations that my kids seem to really respond to. It’s a book that was recommended to me as a useful one for adopted children… and also as a same-sex parent family, but it goes beyond that. In my opinion it should be on the shelf in every family home and school as it’s an excellent way to start educating children…

  • Days Out,  Reviews

    Dunham Massey Hall & Park

    After all the snow and miserable weather we’ve had in March the sun finally came out, the bubble machine made an appearance from the shed (much to our delight… neighbours not so much as any sighting of a bubble sends these two in a crazy spin of shouting and laughing… I think it’s cute) so we decided to book in a lovely family day out to Dunham Massey Hall & Park having never been before. The day came and so did the rain, but we threw on our waterproofs and wellies, packed up the picnic and made the journey regardless. M60 traffic left much to be desired but hey, that’s…

  • Days Out,  Reviews

    LIVERPOOL’S TERRACOTTA ARMY EXHIBITION

    If you fancy yourself as a bit of a history buff or would like a day trip out with an educational twist for the kids, then this is the place for you – The Terracotta Army Exhibition at The Liverpool Museum. The exhibition showcases never seen before in the UK, artifacts excavated from Emperor Quin Shi Huang burial ground – The First Emperor of China. We arrived with a pram loaded with coats, brollies, baby bags, an eight-month old baby and toddler in tow. The usual family day dressage. It’s a fantastic exhibition and quite sizable too, taking at least one and half hours to get around. So, if you’re…