We are big Harry Potter fans here at Family Makes, so following our recent trip to Alnwick Castle and Alnwick Museum (Bailiffgate), we were inspired by some brooms we found in the shop, which made us decide to create some awesome Harry Potter style broomsticks. If you aren’t a fan of Harry Potter then this […]
This is where I’ve spent a lot of time the last few days in the beautiful weather. Reading, writing, thinking, and making phone calls (because it’s one of the only places I can get a signal!). Maybe I could call it my outdoor office?!
We are delighted to have Jon from The Money Shed guest posting for us this week. Jon’s site is the UK’s largest community website dedicated to earning money from home! He has so much good advice to impart, so take a look at The Money Shed, or visit Jon on his social channels. www.twitter.com/themoneyshed www.facebook.com/themoneyshed […]
Twelve weeks on the Sugar Smart programme with Kallikids. Are we now a sugar smart family? Well, we’re certainly sugar smart-er! Well, it was week 11 which called for our reflection. How have we managed? What have we learned? Let me summarise what we have done as part of the programme, in order to help […]
You may have noticed, if you follow our blog or social media, that we’ve been taking part in a Sugar Smart challenge. It’s all about educating our family about healthy eating and staying healthy generally. You may also have seen that we have recently moved house. A big move, out to the country. A big […]
This week has been a week of treats for our youngest’s birthday. Surprise visits from family members, great presents, and a trip south for a celebration with his old friends and a sleepover at his favourite Uncle’s house. All topped off with the requested smash cake! Doesn’t get much better! Lucky boy. Happy birthday Toby!
For a free, fun-filled and healthy day out, you can’t beat the beach. Whether it’s a couple of hours or a couple of days, beach fun is great for all the family. We love to head to the beach whenever possible, and we’re lucky enough to have lived very close to some lovely beaches in […]
Welcome to the monthly #SnappedUp linky for May-June! Every month we’re giving away a fab prize! Bloggers and vloggers take note: Have you recently posted or vlogged about your latest shopping bargain or haul? Then the #SnappedUp Linky is for you! Together with Home and Horizon we host a monthly Linky where you can share your […]
Open fires are so cosy and welcoming, some might say romantic, but there’s not a huge amount of romance in cleaning out the grate afterwards! So, I’m making a sweeping declaration (oh, see what I did there?!), we’re done with fires now ’til the autumn. Is that tempting fate? Let’s see…
Hey! Sorry it’s been so quiet over here! Cal has been quite poorly, and I’m in trouble for not keeping up with the blog! So I’m just giving you a little report from a couple of weeks ago, when we had a Harry Potter themed visit to Alnwick. As well as the usual castle visit, […]