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Outdoors: family Scout hike

It’s that time of year again. When I start to look back at the year gone, and forwards to the year to come. If I’m completely honest, I won’t be terribly sad to see the back of 2016. It’s been a tough year: personally and glob...
by mumturnedmom on Dec 9, 2016

A Wonderful Weekend Away In Aberdeen

At the end of July, hubby, the kids and I took a road trip to Aberdeen for a fun packed weekend away staying at the lovely Aberdeen Altens Hotel. It took about 3 1/2 hours for us to get there, but it was a nice day and being in Scotland the scenery i...
by SusanKMann on Aug 31, 2016

Football, Dancing And A Party – Our Weekly Photos Week 35

 Last weekend was a busy weekend for us, Aria had her first dance class. That didn’t go so well. All the little girls cried including her, hopefully this weekend will go better.  Both boys had their first football matches of the season. Both...
by SusanKMann on Aug 27, 2016

Culzean Castle – Our Weekly Photo Week 34

This week was back to school for us which you can read about.  Last weekend we spent some time at Culzean Castle part of the National Trust Scotland which was excellent. I will blog more about it soon. Wasn’t a great day, but it was dry for so...
by SusanKMann on Aug 20, 2016

A day of fun at Odds Farm Park

We’re so lucky to live in an area with lots of attractions within an hour away.  We really are spoilt for choice really.  The downside to this is that you can visit somewhere, enjoy it, and vow to return, and … Continue reading →...
by Over 40 and a Mum to One on Aug 20, 2016

Kite Flying – Our Weekly Photos Week 33

This week was our last week of the school summer holidays. The weather has been awful all summer, it’s like the sun has forgotten it’s summer. Last Saturday the boys went to see DanTDM the youtuber at the theatre and had a ball, while my...
by SusanKMann on Aug 13, 2016

Aberdeen And Tree Climbing – Our Weekly Photos Week 32

  Last weekend we went to Aberdeen. We had the best time and it was so good to be away and enjoy some family time. I will be blogging more about it soon and lots of pictures. On my day off we went to the park and did some tree climbing. Resulted...
by SusanKMann on Aug 6, 2016

Enjoying a day out at Zoo de Lagos in the Algarve

When we were in Portugal last month my parents suggested a day out at the zoo.  When they told us that there were no ‘big’ animals there, I wasn’t sure how Monkey would react. He does love his Giraffes and … Continue reading...
by Over 40 and a Mum to One on Aug 6, 2016

Family Days Out: Sheffield Park and Garden, East Sussex

We had a lovely day out with friends this week at Sheffield Park and Garden.  With extensive gardens, lakes, and 250 acres of parkland to explore, there was plenty for us to do.  All four girls, our three and friend Xanthe, came home covere...
by Attachment Mummy on Aug 6, 2016

Outdoors: what to do when it’s too hot!

When the temperatures hit 30C and you’ve had a busy day, you need to find a way to cool down. Fast. Without air conditioning to fall back on, you need to get a bit more creative… The other day the 7yo was wilting. It had been a really hot...
by mumturnedmom on Jul 14, 2016

Outdoors: First Pool Party of the Summer

Since moving to the US, I’m often asked what my favourite things are about living here. And well, the weather has to come near the top of that list! Kicking off the summer with a fun afternoon in the pool with friends is simply not something I...
by mumturnedmom on Jul 8, 2016

Beach time at Praia dos Três Castelos

Along the Algarve you are spoilt for choice when it comes to beaches> If we’d been staying in the region for longer, we would have explored more.  But our recent trip was all about relaxing with family, without too much … Continue re...
by Over 40 and a Mum to One on Jul 2, 2016

Toddler Life – Our Weekly Photo Week 25

  This week has been another really busy at work. We’ve had sports day at school and a parents meeting at Aria’s nursery. She is settling in well, so that’s good. It’s been a tough week for oldest and parenting is hard w...
by SusanKMann on Jun 18, 2016

The Simple Things – Our Weekly Photo Week 24

This week I have been really busy at work and worked my days off, which is hard as I miss the kids. Not to mention all the catching up, homework, etc. We also had some fun watching the musical theatre display of Pirate and Mermaids, where Lucas was t...
by SusanKMann on Jun 11, 2016

Sunshine And Picking Flowers – Our Weekly Photo Week 23

This week we’ve been looking after my hubby, watching a school show, enjoying the sunshine when I’ve not been at work, fun in the paddling pool and picking some flowers. Aria loves to pick wildflowers, it is adorable. I should get a flowe...
by SusanKMann on Jun 4, 2016

Making A Wish For Daddy – Our Weekly Photo Week 22

  This week started with all three kiddies being off school and nursery. They went back on Tuesday, for the school to be on lock down, all was fine thankfully. The end of the week saw my husband in hospital for an operation and Aria made some ge...
by SusanKMann on May 28, 2016

Fun On A Swing – Weekly Photo Week 21

  This week started off with a beautiful and infectious laughter on a swing, to three poorly little ones. Hoping the all get better soon. How was your week?
by SusanKMann on May 21, 2016

Walking around Staunton Harold Reservoir

Monkey and I were staying with my best friend up in Derbyshire last weekend.  The sun was due to be shining and we were all itching to get outside and enjoy the warm weather. On Saturday we decided to head … Continue reading → The post W...
by Over 40 and a Mum to One on May 14, 2016

A spring walk to enjoy blossom in the park

It’s felt like April’s whizzed by, but on the other hand the weather’s been all over the place so it’s hard to believe we’re nearly in May.  Every weekend N asks to go on a bike ride or to go to the park so last weekend...
by Bubbablue and Me on May 12, 2016

The Streets of New York City with Kids

I first visited New York City two years ago. It was overwhelming and exciting and loud and buzzing. I loved it. I’ve been dying to go back, and I loved the idea of going as a family. It’s one of those cities that is so recognizable, even...
by mumturnedmom on May 11, 2016


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