With the summer holiday looming, and as a mum of two (aged 4 and 6), I am always looking for things to do, without ending up bankrupt, or in some kind of asylum. Since moving back to Deal three years ago, we have tried to make the most of what the local area has to … Continue reading Love where you live – 5 things to do with children in Deal over the summer holidays
What a month. It's June 2nd, and I've had time to think and recover a bit, so I thought I would do a blog post reflecting on my Every day in May challenge now I have completed it. Thanks to those of you who read and commented on my previous blog post about Every day in May … Continue reading Every day in May – wow, what now?!!!
As a Mum and a teacher, planning is never far from my mind. Not that I'm a control freak.... I hope. I just like to be organised and not be panicking about ridiculous things like what to wear in the morning, so since having the kids I've always just set it out the night before. … Continue reading Toeing the (clothes) line… With Kite and Cosmic for M&Co
It's day 8. My legs are tired, my arms are tired, my bags under my eyes are tired (and resemble suitcases) and my tired is... Um... tired. But a few years ago I said I would do this and frankly, I've run out of excuses so I'm doing it... and in a weird sadistic way, … Continue reading Every SODDING day in May…
It's been the Easter holidays here this week and we have been out and about enjoying the spectacular sunshine that we have been lucky enough to have in our corner of Kent. In the holidays the temptation is to plan more ambitious meals because I'm at home, but invariably we end up being out a … Continue reading Holiday meal planning
The above has been part of my tagline on Instagram for some time now because it very much sums up my consumer philosophy. Part of the draw to move back to Deal was the ability to do all my shopping on the local High Street, especially with its independent shops selling local goods (see blog … Continue reading “Champion of handmade and local.”
Last summer we spent a good few days down at Folkestone Harbour Arm which I posted about here. It's a really fantastic regeneration project which is still ongoing, but during the summer months (March to October) pop up restaurants and bars open on the harbour arm and the place is alive with live music and djs. … Continue reading Free pizza?! Family fun at Folkestone Harbour Arm
I'm often asked how as a mum with a (albeit part time) busy job I find time to bake. I've always baked, right back to the photos I have of me and my Nan making sausage rolls, cakes and biscuits when I was about 4. Every Friday I would go and stay at her house … Continue reading How do you like them apples?! Some easy (mainly apple based…) recipes
You know when you've lived somewhere for a long time and think you know the good places to go and all that shenanigans... And then you discover somewhere new which takes your breath away? That was my Saturday. Half term was busy with lots of friends visiting which was lovely, but on Saturday I fancied … Continue reading Discovering somewhere new on your doorstep… Well. Almost.
I like open spaces. I like quiet. I like getting back to basics and having time to think and declutter my ever manic head. I like simple living and I adore being outside. So when I discovered Elmley nature reserve while aimlessly surfing the Internet and recovering from pleurisy in January 2015, I struck gold. … Continue reading The owl at the end of the bed: Kent’s hidden hideaway