Christmas Comes Early with My First Scalextric!

It’s October now, which means we’re a little bit closer to that very special time of year. I feel like it’s a lot more acceptable to start talking about it after September is over, and it’s the month that I start to think about picking up the odd present for Ava, so that I can spread it all out over…

A Weekend Camping at Big Feastival – the Perfect Family Festival?

Over the weekend of the 25th-27th August we attended the Big Feastival at Alex James’ farm in the Cotswolds – for lots of food and fun with our friends, and our first time at a festival. We were there for the weekend, camping with friends, and it was our first time at a weekend festival for our family, and we…

The BFI London Film Festival Comes to Nottingham & You Could Be There Too!

*Sponsored post in association with American Express®. Next month, the 61st BFI London Film Festival in partnership with American Express® is taking place, and will be bringing the best of British and International filmmaking talent to our capital for twelve days. Excitingly, this year, American Express want to allow those of us not based in London to enjoy the benefits of…

The School Days // Starting Year 1

So, we’ve been back to school for a couple of weeks now and so far Year 1 has been quite different for Ava. Not that she’ll tell me anything about her days, but from I what I can gather, and from what I’ve seen myself it has been pretty different. Last year in reception in the mornings we queued up…

A Review of The People at Number 9, by Felicity Everett

I was really looking forward to reading ‘The People at Number 9‘ – it sounded like a great psychological thriller, and I was expecting to not be able to put it down, and spend a couple of days reading late into the night until it was done. And yet, now I’ve finished it I’m not quite sure what to make…