Birthday Weekend

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It was my birthday last week. 39. That’s thirty-nine. NOT 40! How can I be so sure? Janet insisted I produce my passport as proof, that’s how!

It’s become a birthday tradition to go away for a couple of days. A tradition Janet’s sister was obviously unaware of when she first agreed to look after the kids three years ago. Sucker.… read the full post.

Alton Towers

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alton towers sonicA couple of weeks ago I saw an advert for Gulliver’s World and thought what most people do, lets go to Alton Towers! Lets face it, they don’t need to advertise as every other Theme Park does it for them.

Come September our day trips will be consigned to the horrors of the school holidays, and with our eleven year old nephew visiting thanks to the early release policy of the Scottish education system it seemed too good an opportunity to miss.… read the full post.

Weekend in Tarn

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tarn outdoor sports centre

tarnEvery few years we have a weekend away with our extended family of Bryce/Mackies. The Mackies head South of the border, and we drive North until we meet half-way; in a beautifully converted barn in the Lake District.

As kids we’d spend countless school holidays in Scotland with our cousins, so it’s wonderful to be now sharing those experiences with our own little ‘uns.… read the full post.

Summer Holiday

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For two weeks prior to going away we’d been using CBeebies as our blueprint for our summer holiday, little did we know how much had been filmed in Scarborough … and so began our CBeebies Summer Song pilgrimage!


Despite the excitement of seeing the Tipi we’d be staying in I was confident the afternoon at the Rail Museum in York had been enough to tire them out, forgetting they’d had a dangerously long nap in the car on the way.  … read the full post.