My boys love the fidget phase – they have really enjoyed collecting a whole array of fidget spinners, and Hugo, the one who really needs to fidget, loves the fidget cube too. Always looking for the next big thing though, we were really keen to try out the MOKURU fidget stick, the latest craze from […]
It’s always disappointing when you arrive abroad and the weather is no better than that you left at home. However, I’m consoling myself with the fact that it was quite dull when we arrived in France last year, and it soon brightened up enough for pool time and outdoor barbecues!
If you are setting out on a long journey, whether in this country or abroad, it’s worth checking that your car is up to the journey and will get you there as safely as possible. A lot of garages will perform checks for you free of charge, obviously hoping that if anything is required you […]
OK, strictly speaking, we should be absolute experts on entertaining kids in cars on a road trip. When ours were babies, we lived in the North of Scotland and regularly made a 5-6 hour journey to visit my family. As they got older, we started driving to France on holiday from the North East of […]
Look at my new drawers! We have received these lovely storage drawers from Rattan Direct, and we are so delighted with them. My initial thought when ordering was that we would use these drawers in our conservatory, as rattan furniture sits well and is traditionally used in a conservatory setting. Our conservatory is a bit […]
Let’s start at the beginning – do you know what stop-motion videos are? Stop motion is an animation technique where objects are moved in small increments and photographed each time, then the photographs are put together in sequence to create the illusion of movement. Think of the old-fashioned cartoon flip-books you used to make at […]
Well, I don’t know why his Father’s Day post said he didn’t want to cut the lawn – look how happy he is on his little ride-on lawnmower! At least he did it yesterday, so he gets a break from gardening duties today! Happy Father’s Day to all the wonderful Dads today. Hope the weather […]
Skiing in New England – A Review. An interesting alternative to Europe for families. About this time of year, just when the wind catches the trees, blows the blossom off the branches and fools me into thinking that it’s snowing, I start to reminisce about our time skiing in the mountains this year, and wonder […]
The June/July Linky has landed! It’s time to show off your favourite shopping buys or hauls – and let others share them too! Plus every month we’re giving away a fab prize! Home and Horizon has teamed up with us here at Family Makes to host the monthly #SnappedUp Linky where you can share your best […]
Is that the phrase? Or is it take time to smell the roses? Well, you get the idea! Slow down, appreciate the beauty of nature that is all around you. Otherwise, you’re missing so much. I couldn’t resist snapping this beautiful rose in our garden – such lovely colours.