Home should be the place where you feel most able to relax and feel at ease. It should be a haven of relaxation where you can escape the hassles and challenges of everyday life. In that sense it is particularly important to feel comfortable within your own four walls. This starts with choosing the [...]
On to week 3 in our Mark Warner challenge and our prompt this week is Get Sporty we have managed this in a number of ways fitting it into our week as we went along.
First to mention is on Tuesdays, since September, the girls have been attending gymnastics at a [...]
Thorpe Park is way too advanced to take the twins along but I knew my niece Rosie, 13 and nephew Billy, 11 would love it so I put the idea to their parents first and they all jumped at spending some family time together and reviewing Thorpe park for Mari’s World. Here’s an account [...]
Approximately 60% of water supplies in the United Kingdon are hard, meaning they have substantial deposits of calcium and magnesium. While these elements are harmless to humans and animals, they can play havoc with your home and cost you money.
If you think that the water running through your hot water pipes, your furnace, [...]
Week 2 challenge – Active playtime – active family playing lively games and perhaps learning a new skill (walking the dog, hide and seek, hula hooping e.t.c)
We’re on to week 2 of our Mark Warner Active Family Month challenge, last week we had to ‘go for a spin‘ this week it’s playtime - [...]
Now there’s one holiday I have never been on but that is high, very high, on my Bucket List; a boating trip on the Norfolk Broads.
I could have gone years ago, my mum’s partner at the time took my brothers on a boating holiday on the Broads and although the partner hasn’t been [...]
I always, as far as I can, walk the girls to school, only torrential downpours prevent us.
The school run home is a different matter, both of them are tired, neither of them want to walk and I can do without the moaning. This is where our Mini Micro scooters have come in to [...]
If there’s one cookbook that should be on every kitchen shelf in the kingdom it’s a farmhouse cookbook. A farmhouse is the centre of all food production and a hive of culinary activity.
My first ever cookbook was The Dairy Book of Family Cookery and it serves me well even to this day but [...]
Week 1 challenge – Go for a spin – active family on wheels (cycling, skating etc.)
When is the right moment to take the stabilisers off of children’s bicycles?
When they are ready, right?
Bessie is very adamant that she is not ready and quite happy to ride with he stabilisers. Alice had [...]
Yes we all know I choose some hair-brained challenges at times but this latest is my best so far and really takes the biscuit. I’m singing gospel!
Oh Happy Day!
Not only that but I’m being trained by the very famous Bazil Meade the founder of the world famous London Community Gospel Choir.
Can you [...]