It’s hard not to be affected by the recent events in Manchester… There have, of course, been many, many terrorists attacks before – Manchester itself was devastated by an IRA bomb in 1996. But this feels different. To actively – and so blatantly – target young girls is a new, depressing low. One that has got to me … Read more 5 ways you can make a difference
We’ve had a manic week or so here. Between J’s birthday and G’s first bushcraft camp out… … We’ve been busy and our normal routine has been sidelined. I know that sounds odd, given we take some crazy adventures, but when he’s not travelling J needs some structure to his week and last week it … Read more Getting back to nature.
I read an article today. It’s here if you want to read it…. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/family-holidays/why-you-should-never-take-children-on-foreign-holidays/ It’s an article I utterly disagree with and I’ve gotten in touch with the author to write a ‘follow up’ which I will certainly do if I hear back from her. Firstly, there is absolutely NO science in this ‘research’. This … Read more Why we have a bucket list… and why you should too!
Today – 9 years ago – life at TPK changed forever. J was born two weeks before his due date… I gave up work on the Friday afternoon, expecting two weeks of preparation, only for him to be born on the Saturday morning. I should’ve known he’d be trouble!!!! And – while he was ready to be … Read more Lands End to John O’Groats…. How I learned to love Autism… and why we travel.
New York…. We’ve been here before – several times, but it’s a city that just never, ever gets old. Our visit this time is largely because G wanted to see the Statue of Liberty… She knows she’s been here before – she’s seen the pictures (We started and ended our cross country tour of America and … Read more New York, New York, USA
Or, perhaps, more truthfully – How to travel with children without ending up wishing you hadn’t bothered leaving home!!! So, I travel a lot – mostly alone – with two children, one of whom has special needs. Not only is it not a hassle… it’s a joy!!! Here’s how to make the journey as fun as the … Read more 10 top tips for travelling with children
The last twice we’ve been to the Natural History Museum have been pretty special occasions…. It wasn’t always like this! When J’s obsession with dinosaurs was in full effect, we practically lived here! It’s a gorgeous place – inside and out!!! Top tip: If you come here regularly, do consider membership!!! You get to skip … Read more Dawnosaurs and Dinosnores, Natural History Museum, London
I’m a firm believer that adventures can be found everywhere and anywhere. And they exist right on your own doorstep if only you look for them!! And today, we went on adventure to Shoreditch, London. We started at Spittalfields market, which still retains something of a true market feel and there are some quirky and … Read more Graffiti in Shoreditch with Zincstyles
One thing we really wanted to do in Japan was take the Bullet train – the Shinkansen to give it it’s proper name. J used to be utterly obsessed about trains, and both kids still enjoy travelling on them, so this has been on our bucket list for a while! We chose Hiroshima as our … Read more The Bullet train to Hiroshima
You are 8 years old. It’s your birthday soon and you are absolutely obsessed about Godzilla… So when you hear that there is a Godzilla room, in a hotel which is as fanatical about Godzilla as you are and has a giant Godzilla on the 8th floor…. you are going to want to go!! J … Read more Tokyo – The Godzilla Room at Hotel Gracery