Beamish Open Air Museum Review

Beamish Open Air Museum Review

This weekend was a surprise trip to Beamish Open Air Museum in Durham for PG’s Grandad’s birthday. I say this weekend, it was actually two weekends ago now I’m just as slow as a snail at writing these posts it seems (sorry). Having been planned for a while we had been excited about this trip for quite some time. Me and Wifey went as kids but haven’t been for a long time. PG was sure to get a lot out…

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Easter Egg Hunt at Bolton Abbey Estate

Easter Egg Hunt at Bolton Abbey Estate

Easter is the time of year the sun always seems to shine and this year is no exception (so far). Glorious sunshine for two days, and we planned to go to do the Easter Egg Hunt at Bolton Abbey Estate in Skipton. Having been planned for a while today was the day. Bolton Abbey Estate is about an hour from our house so of course this has to be meticulously planned. PG usually has her long nap in a morning and today was no exception. We set off around 9.15 which gave her almost an hour to nap. Little did we know at this point this would be the only sleep she had all day. The excitement of everything meant there was no way she was shutting her peepers for fear of missing something! When we got there we frequented the shop and bought a football (and a tacky bracelet which PG chose herself; then decided she didn’t want it after we’d paid – waste of a quid right there). We had planned to meet some friends but timing issues meant it didn’t really happen and we only crossed paths on our way back doing the egg hunt (whoops!)

Spring! Time to get outside and dust off the garden toys

Spring! Time to get outside and dust off the garden toys

Ok so as with most my posts, this is a little overdue given spring officially starts in March. I’m well aware my online punctuality is crap – please leave any complaint in the comments below. Spring is time to head outside and dust off the garden toys! This is PG’s first┬áreal spring, where she’s been active enough to really start to enjoy it. Weather wise it got off to a bit of a rubbish start (in true British fashion) but…

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Chickenpox Conquered

Chickenpox Conquered

Hello folks. It’s been a while I know, everyone (including me) has been poorly and I’m pleased to say we’ve conquered chickenpox. Sadly it looks like yet another boy has smooched PG at nursery and spread the lurgy so we’ve endured a week in quarantine and have come out the other side and are just waiting for her scabs to drop off (we keep finding them in her nappy. I counted 23 scabs remaining on her back and managed to…

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Ikea DUKTIG Play Kitchen Review

Ikea DUKTIG Play Kitchen Review

As if childcare wasn’t expensive enough, nursery is costing us a small fortune in ‘extra toys’ that we have to buy because PG is so into them at nursery. Not that I’d change any of it, and I don’t really complain that nursery is expensive because she gets so much out of it. Not long ago PG fell in love with the nursery slide, so we’ve now got a slide. Then she fell in love with role play (probably natural…

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All Bunged Up (Again)

All Bunged Up (Again)

As soon as we’re over one cold we seem to get another. Perhaps it’s that time of year (or perhaps other parents should keep their sick children home from nursery. Seriously people. At nursery yesterday there was a kid whose eyes and nose were streaming, had rosy cheeks and looked pretty unwell – and now everyone’s suffering!) Anyway, here I am. Wifey is out with work tonight and won’t be back till late and I’ve got a seriously stuffed up…

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