12 June 2018

Cooling off on sunny afternoons at Slimbridge

What do you do on hot sunny afternoons when you need somewhere to go to cool off? We often head to our happy place, the local wildfowl and wetlands trust, Slimbridge. Being members we often pop down for a few hours on weekend afternoons to have a wander around, feed the birds or splash in wellyboot land.

1 June 2018

The beauty that is Butterflies

Who doesn't love butterflies? My girls love them, everytime they spot one out and about there is excitement and shouting and so we thought a trip to the Wye Valley Butterfly Zoo and maze was well over due as it isn't far from us and it was a whole 4 years since we last went - The one with all the butterflies.

23 May 2018

Little 1 likes the Project Mc2 ADISN spy journal

Wouldn't it be awesome if you had a journal that could speak to you, give you the time of day, hints and tips and even help you solve mysteries. Well, McKayla McAlister has just that in the Netflix tv show Project Mc2. Meet A.D.I.S.N the electronic journal which stands for Advanced Digital Intelligence Spy Notebook.

19 May 2018

A visit to Gloucester Jet Age museum

Where do you go on a cold wet supposedly Spring day when you really can't afford to spend any money but the children are on their Easter holidays and have exhausted the craft cupboard and are beginning to drive each other balmy? After googling nearby places to go and take them out for a bit I stumbled on The Gloucester Jet Age Museum, not that far from us and totally free (though donations are appreciated).

10 May 2018

Little 1 goes undercover with the Project MC2 spy bag

I recently told you about a new TV show on Netflix that the girls have been watching, Project MC² set in the fictional city of Maywood Glen, California telling the stories of McKayla McAlister and her friends and how, with the help of government agency NOV8, they solve crimes using science experiments and hi-tech gadgets.

30 April 2018

Family fun exploring Dyrham Park

Lately we had a couple of days out when it wasn't raining and recently headed to Dyrham Park near Bath, a National Trust house. We had been there before a couple of years ago but we all wanted to go back and see if we could spot the deer there after they had been elusive last time.

24 April 2018

In desperate need of a Spring garden overhaul

Once upon a time, long before we had children, our garden looked like this, lush and green grass, full of lovely interesting plants. We had a beautiful pond complete with a bog garden containing all sorts of weird and wonderful flowering plants, a trickling stream from the back of the garden and a lovely neat circular gravelled bit in front of the kitchen window.

21 April 2018

A doll with a difference, Project MC2 experiment doll

With a talking notebook and a shifty look about her, McKayla McAlister has arrived in Maywood Glen and friends Adrienne, Bryden and Camryn just know there is something up with her and are determined to find out what.