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Our day out at Dover Castle England

We recently took a family day out to visit the beautiful Dover Castle in England. It really is one of Britain’s national treasures. World War 2 History Even Hitler had his sights set on the castle itself. This is the reason the castle survived unscathed through World War 2 when the rest of Dover was […]

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Kid's Crafts and Activities

Salt Dough Beach Shell Keepsakes

I love these salt dough beach shell keepsakes, they are easy and cheap to make and a perfect way to use up all the shells and assortments that come home in children’s pockets after a beach trip. Why Beach Shell Keepsakes Last summer we spent a lot of time at the beach with the kids. […]

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Kid's Crafts and Activities

The Benefits of Pond Dipping with Children

Our Experience Pond Dipping There are so many benefits of pond dipping for children. I think it is so important for kids to be kids, to explore, get messy, discover nature and what is around them. I am always on the lookout for new exciting ways to get the children into nature and the great […]

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Parenting Advice

The Benefits of Kids Having Fewer Toys – Less Equals More.

As parents in the western world, we are programmed to believe that the more toys and things we give our children the better, but I have discovered the benefits of kids having fewer toys. It turns out the age-old saying less is more is true. My discovery of less equals more Being a childminder and […]

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Kid's Crafts and Activities Recipes

Picking and Making Blackberry and Apple Crumble Recipe

Blackberry Picking Blackberry picking is one of our favourite past times. My children are normally the first to notice the ripened blackberries on the bushes and start asking when we can go blackberry picking. We grab empty carrier bags or sandwich bags and head off in search of blackberry bushes. Living in Somerset we are […]