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We have holiday parks in the UK and one of them is Pontins at Camber Sands so I took Izzy, Alfie and Mia there for the weekend and they loved it.

In one of the daily newspapers called the Sun you can collect ten tokens and then you get the holiday for £10 each person, so it is a good deal and there are so many places you can visit.  I picked this one as it is not very far away as it was just for the weekend.

This park is one of the biggest I have ever been too, spread out over a large area with so many different things for the children to do.  Also entertainment every evening in the clubhouse.  Children’s clubs run everyday with lots of different games and sports for them to attend if they want to.

The dinosaur park is really amazing with sound to all the creatures.


Shame about Alfie getting eaten though!  LOL


These bikes were a hit with everyone and so much fun for the kids.

Glow in the dark glasses, bracelets and necklaces went down well during the evening also bubble machines.  A great pound shop for the kids to spend their pocket-money and a supermarket with everything you would need.

We all had so much fun that we are going to book this park again.



I have a nice park and large green by me so I took Mia and Zac there to run off a bit of energy, they loved it.

Also riding their scooters there and back, I love this green as it is split up into parts for different activities and there is a path going round the edge for walkers and riders.  I am surprised Mia did not fall off as she is forever looking and watching other children, very nosy lol.  It is hard to believe that we are half way through August already and before we can blink they will all be back at school.  I will miss Mia and our days together as she starts big school but she will be replaced with Zac once a week, where do the years go, they are all growing up so quickly.


George will be in 6th form so he has to wear suits everyday now, they look so smart and gets them used to wearing them for work which I think is a super idea and makes them take a pride in their appearance.

Jodie was extremely proud of her 3 eldest children all working at the weekend also a very proud Nan here, such good mannered caring children.  Well done Jodie, great parenting.

Billie was ecstatic watching her eldest Jade in the riding competition and again such a lovely person she is growing up to be as she is also superb with her two young siblings.  Not easy with such a big age gap but Billie manages to give them all what they need.

Sometimes it is hard being part of a big family and sharing your time as the older you get the harder it is to keep up with them not only in looking after them but all the things and gadgets they are into.  Alfie plays Minecraft, I find this so repetitive building things all the time but the younger generation love it and it is in the top 5 games.  Computers, iPads and smart phones are just a way of life now so get yourself trained to keep up with them, once you know the basics you will pick bits up by watching the children.

Happy holidays and treasure every minute. x



It was Donkey Derby weekend with car boot sale and fun fair, what a choice but Zac liked the ride on the fire engine best.  All I got was some plants for the garden.

Took a ride on the bus which was a first time for Zac, he just sat there amazed lol.



While watching Alfie on the sand leaving footprints as he splashed in the soggy bits then building sand castles with moats, digging holes to see if he could find the water and just leaving all sorts of marks including his name to show he had been there.  It made me think of the many children that have also done that over the years, their costumes may have changed style but the joys of the beach never change for children.

The many dimensions of family life never changes the thrill of the beach and what you can build with the sand.  It evolves over the years but never changes, every day it takes the children’s castles and returns flat for the next session of memories to be made.

Layers of memories and stories stored in the depths, if you dig far enough you find a story and then it is yours to tell.  Have pirates walked on your sand?  Are there caves with fairies or wolves?  Was there a castle with a princess looking for her prince?  So many ideas you get from sitting on the sand holding the grains as they run through your fingers, how many fingers have they touched?

Many stories could be told, I am writing mine, what would you write about?

Happy day dreams x



Folkestone harbour has some great attractions now and the one the children enjoy most are the fountains, you never know how high the water is going to go.  Zac had never been before so he was a bit hesitant at first and decided to have a feel just to make sure the water was real, funny boy.  After a few minutes you could not stop him from running about in, out and over them, we had such fun just watching him.


Love that picture above, I think my photography is getting better.  After all that enjoyment it was time for food.  At Chummies food stall you can get hot and cold seafood, noodles and chips.  Noodles were the firm favourite, eating them the quickest way possible! LOL


A lovely summer day enjoyed by everyone, we definitely need some more of these as seeing the sun is very rare this year.


I have been pottering about today so thought I would take some pics and share my garden with you all.

My collection of animals has started, I found these lurking in the garden so rounded them up.

Bit of a butterfly theme going on here, not intentional but I like the look.

Few herbs by the back door, the Basil seems to be having a bad year for some reason.  Love the poles in the windows with special bits hanging on them, memories from places I have been.

Grape vine and lavender doing really well, I need to touch up the paint on tyre.

Love the colious but it is not looking very healthy at the moment, not sure why.  Pleased with my olive tree, going to look out for a dwarf apple tree later in year.


A brilliant day out with friends in the summer sunshine, first on the agenda was lunch and we decided on The Red Lion in Bridge, Kent.  What a glorious place with a lovely garden that even included a separate children’s play area.

The menu was extensive with the bargain of the day being two courses for £10 the meals were large and very filling.  We decided to put this on the list for one of our monthly lunches with all the girls as am sure they would all love this place as much as we did.

We were then taken to Jackies house by June as she knew we would all love her garden and wow I have never seen anything like it and have saved a few ideas for my own garden.  Jackie has lived here for a long time so her collection has grown over the years, it really was so good.


I loved the bears all sitting on the bench, I bet this looks so beautiful at night with the many fairy lights all lit up.


I think the best bit was all the different animals so this is what I will be collecting now so let me know if you see any bargains.

Afternoon tea and cake sitting here where everywhere you looked you found something new to admire.  A wonderful garden and thank you Jackie for letting us in to sample some magic.