Easy Peasy Playdough…

So I have a confession… I used to be a play-dough snob. I only ever bought the stuff, that you get in little plastic tubs, that smells strange (I like the smell, I’m weird, I know!) and I had a thing about not being able to make home made play-dough. Ridiculous, right?  But, in my […]

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No more messy holiday wash bag…

We have just been away on holiday,  which involved a lot of planning and packing, of course. Lists, shopping, packing, repacking, remembering things, taking things out that REALLY aren’t needed and trying to squeeze things in.  Packing items like toothbrushes and toothpaste can be a messy business. We have an electric toothbrush, that the whole […]

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Helping Your Kids Prepare for the Future

*this is a collaborative post* Image by Juraj Varga Helping Your Kids Prepare for the Future is every parents goal, or should be, but how do you do that? Careers That Encourage Creativity It is certainly no secret that we all want our children to grow up better than we did. We want them to go to […]

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A day out at Down House…

The summer holiday are here and we have time to plan days out for the kids and find fun things to do with them… Sometimes that’s easier said than done!  My kids are at still the age where they like to explore and learn but can enjoy things that are just that little bit more […]

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Taking care of your dog while you’re away…

As a family we are considering adding a canine friend to our numbers. One of the things we need to think carefully about is what we do when we go on holiday as dog owners. This is a helpful post with some tips… (Image used with permission)  It’s always frustrating to try and take a […]

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Why is supermarket shopping in France nicer than at home?

It’s no secret, that I LOATHE supermarket shopping. The actual act of going to a supermarket, and having to buy things. Online shopping takes a lot of the sting out of it, but as much as I would like to pretend that supermarkets don’t exist, sadly they do, and they are useful. That doesn’t mean […]

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A boy and a dog…

I think we may have to consider it time to think seriously about a dog…? The cats will never forgive me but this boy, I think needs a canine friend!  Please do not copy my work, or use my photos. Thanks © 2016 karen reekieAll Rights ReservedOriginal content here is published under these license terms: X License Type:Read OnlyLicense Abstract:You may read the original content in the context in which it […]

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A family holiday with a difference – Home Exchange

Going on holiday and finding somewhere to stay can be challenging and sometimes expensive, especially when you are travelling with children. We’ve done it, and whilst we have managed and enjoyed it, I have often wondered if there was another way that was a bit more family friendly. Hotels can be fine, but aren’t always […]

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When you always need a rain mac – with Mac in a sac

We live in the UK. There are many wonderful things about that but one of the slightly, ahem, challenging things, is the lovely British weather. I always make jokes that even in the summer time, I need to take a raincoat and my sunglasses with me, because it could be warm and sunny, or it […]

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