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The joy of a simple night off from parenting, and a revelation after 16 years

WHEN you work full time and have two children, there’s not much time left for a break. It’s all go during the week, with mornings spent trying to get everyone ready to leave the house, nursery drop-offs and driving to work, and evenings are taken up with preparing tea, trying to convince little people to Read More

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UK heatwave and an impromptu trip to Tenby

AS you’ll be well aware, this weekend was the hottest of the year so far. It was crazy hot!I’d been looking forward to spending the weekend outdoors enjoying the sun … but it turned out that wasn’t entirely possible because of the heat. On Saturday we woke up with no plans, and as usual decided Read More

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Glamping in Wales: Accommodation and facilities at Hidden Valley Yurts Wye Valley

LAST week I did a bit of a round up of our weekend glamping in Wales, and I’ve since been asked for more details, so I thought I’d write a review of the yurts themselves and the facilities at Hidden Valley Yurts Wye Valley. We decided to head to the glamping site near Chepstow after Read More

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Fresh fruit ice lollies with Tommee Tippee steamer blender

THE main thing we needed before entering the oh-so-fun weaning stage (apart from a bazillion bibs and buckets of patience) was a decent blender. Even though Ezra was keen to be baby-led and would happily munch on whatever we were eating, I wanted to combine this with purées to make sure some food was actually Read More