Category Archives: Days Out

What did you do this summer

What did you do this summer?

Have your children gone back to school yet? Mine have another week, so of course I’m filling it with fun and educational days out, right? Erm, wrong. This week is all about catching up with sorting the school uniforms, and trying to restore some sort of routine ready for the 7am starts instead of the perhaps 9am or later than we seem to have slipped into. Oops. Continue reading

Seven Stories Review

Seven Stories, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Northumberland

Seven Stories is what happens when a group of people passionate about children’s literature find a disused seven storey warehouse in Newcastle’s cultural regeneration area. Seven Stories, the National Centre for Children’s Books is homage to children’s literature with a mix of ever-changing galleries, exhibitions, and special events. Continue reading

Getting our hard hats on at White Scar Cave

White Scar Caves, Ingleton, North Yorkshire

The last day of our Lake District holiday was a bit fraught as I’d mistakenly thought that check-out time was 11am when it was in fact 10am. Oops. While the girls were off out of the way swimming with Dad, I was frantically packing us all back into our car, and preparing a picnic for our stopover point of White Scar Caves, which is near Ingleton and on our way back to our Yorkshire home. Continue reading