Most parents will be familiar with the challenge of getting children to willingly go on a walk. It’s much easier to say “we are going to explore such-and-such a place”. Our kids are not wise to this yet! On our Brittany holiday, hubby and I wanted to stretch our legs on the famously pretty Breton streets of Quimper. We picked a more cloudy day when the beach would be a bit too cool for swimming, programmed the Sat Nav, and off we went. The Breton Spirit of Quimper Quimper (pronounced “Kemper”) is the historic capital of Cournouaille (almost pronounced “Cornwall”).…

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Since our family saw the total solar eclipse we have been dreaming of more astronomical experiences. We want to visit a dark sky park and hope to see the northern lights one day. So when the Star Name Registry offered me the gift of a Bright Star Name set to review, of course I jumped at the chance to name a star! This gift idea is perfect for us. I put my husband’s name on the certificate. He is quite difficult to buy for, but he will love this. It’s quite appropriate as we saw a shooting star on our…

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This is a collaborative post. Each year the motoring organisations produce plenty of winter road safety advice for drivers. Articles are produced to help cyclists too but there’s little information for parents. Children do sometimes get a talk at at school about “be safe; be seen”. According to government statistics*, personal injury road traffic accidents in 2016 reached 136,621 casualties. Injured road users can seek legal advice. For example Slater Gordon Lawyers offer a free consultation to road users including pedestrians. Getting out on dark days Nowadays my daughters walk to secondary school in dark clothing and dark coats. It’s…

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Regular readers of my blog will have noticed that I did not post a pic of the week last Sunday, or join up with the My Sunday Photo linky. The reason why is quite boring I’m afraid. I was simply on a very long motorway journey that day. By the time I got home, cooked tea and sorted the laundry it was 10pm and I was falling asleep in front of the TV. It’s the first Sunday I’ve missed since first joining in, over ten months ago. Developing a Vintage Father Christmas I used this vintage style photo of Father…

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