Review: Our Tiny Knights Midweek Break At Warwick Castle

As a family always keen to find new places to visit and explore, I was chuffed to be asked to be a blogging ambassador for Warwick Castle during 2017. I’ve only ever been there once before – back in 2006 ish when the missus and I were fresh faced, less grey and enjoyed copious amounts […]

Tips For Travelling On A Train With A Toddler

Since becoming a dad, the amount of time I spend travelling on a train has dropped massively. When I did a ‘proper’ job, it wasn’t uncommon to spend a good chunk of my life commuting to and from London or travelling to places as far apart as Newcastle and Hastings. Some weeks, it was all […]

We’re All Going On A European City Break Holiday

Much like Sir Cliff, we enjoy a holiday. When it comes to getting away, the missus and I have been to quite a few different places in the 11 years we’ve been together. We’re not a frugal family, but we rarely splash the cash willingly – the only exception is probably holidays where we’ve spent […]

Things To Do With A Toddler In Dacorum, Hertfordshire And Buckinghamshire

Since becoming a stay-at-home dad nearly two years ago, I’ve found that my days are pretty different to the pre-kid days. Hardly surprising, I know. But what this has meant is that I’ve needed to tap into a whole different world of baby and toddler related activities that I never knew about before. As a […]

Driving Home For Christmas #OneStepAhead

“I’m driving home for Christmas…” – well, technically, I’m not. I’m penning my thoughts on the topic, but “I’m writing a blog post about driving home for Christmas” doesn’t really fit into Chris Rea’s famous festive tune. Either way, I’ll get to the point…for once. I’ve recently teamed up with AXA Insurance on their #OneStepAhead campaign. […]

Review: A Magical Christmas Experience At LaplandUK

The other weekend, we were invited along to celebrate all things Christmas at LaplandUK. Set in a forest near Ascot, it’s an award winning Christmas family theatrical experience which recreates Santa’s arctic homeland. With elves, reindeer, festive activities, a snowy village and a meeting the big man himself, it certainly sounded like a magical experience. […]

3 More Alternative Days Out With Your Toddler

Earlier in the year, I wrote about three places I’ve taken Toddler L as part of a day out. “That sounds a pretty boring post, Dave”, I hear you say. Well, you might be right. However, the difference was that these were alternative days out. We’re not talking about the normal stuff – you know, soft […]

Review: Drayton Manor Magical Christmas 2016

I’m going to mention the ‘C word’. No, not that one, I’ll save that for a different post. I’m obviously talking about Christmas. As we approach the end of November, we’re a little over a month away from the day that Santa breaks into our houses like the petty thief he is. He may bring […]

A Family Day Out To Bekonscot Model Village And Railway

The other weekend, we visited Bekonscot Model Village and Railway in Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire. It’s been a family day out we’ve been meaning to do for quite a while now, but for whatever reason, it just hadn’t happened. However, some friends said that they’d recently gone and enjoyed it, so we thought we’d jump on the […]

An Autumnal Family Photoshoot In The Woods

Being a blogger – AKA someone who shares way too much about our lives – I’m never too far away from my camera or phone. This is pretty cool because it means that we have sooooo many photos of Toddler L growing up. Everything interesting – and not so interesting – has been captured as memories. […]