Time and time again, I have heard (or more usually read) ‘we don’t recommend safaris for young children’ and time and time again I hear myself muttering the same phrase in response ‘Why the hell not!?’ So… we’re here to debunk those ‘myths’ They won’t remember it… Well that is partly true, but in this … Read more Why take young children on Safari?
While Zanzibar has been delightful, it’s time for another adventure. So we leave the Spice Islands for mainland Africa. We arrived at Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania’s biggest city (and growing at an alarming rate!)… Grabbing a cab at the airport is a simple process (the taxi drivers WILL find you!!)…. Agreeing a price is a … Read more Rovos Rail
We started our African adventure in Zanzibar, a semi-autonomous region of Tanzania in East Africa. Renowned as the place the African and the Indian sub continents collide to produce a heady mix of sounds, sights and smells…. It’s not for nothing that Zanzibar is known as the Spice Islands. We flew into the capital, Zanzibar … Read more Zanzibar, Tanzania
I’m A… a home educating mum of two girls – E, who is nearly 8 and little I, who has just turned one. At the end of May we were given the opportunity to be ‘Guest Adventurers’ for TPK which was so exciting for me and my elder child – who immediately set to work helping … Read more The Butterfly Farm, for a July birthday girl.
It’s been a busy weekend here at TPK. G’s birthday isn’t actually for quite a few more weeks, by which time we’ll be in central Africa, so we moved the whole party forward so she could have a little celebration with her friends. G adores art, so we decided on a Brush Party. The concept … Read more Canvases and caravans
They hardly ever tell me the final destination before hand… As an 8 year old this can be quite frustrating, to say the least. I had to put my gum boots (wellies) on Mum and Nana had their trainers on, so I assumed that we were off to a leisurely walk to burn off our Sunday lunch. We took six bus stops up … Read more The Rodeo Boy – 25th June 2017
So, this weekend is our weekend to catch up on all the things we should have done…. and there is one important thing outstanding that we really need to complete…. Our vaccinations for Africa. So, rather that than housework this morning, we took a train to London to get our final shots! Phew!! We needed … Read more Black Cabs of London – Tales of the Unexpected
Recently, the children and I were coming up with suggestions for days out. One thing that J mentioned – which has actually been on our bucket list for a while – was lunch in Paris (a picnic at the Eiffel Tower to be precise!) so I looked into it. Sadly, the cost of the Eurostar … Read more Boulogne Sur Mer
There are many things I like about blogging. I like reviewing our adventures, sharing them and (perhaps!) inspiring someone else to have their own adventure… but what I like most is that it’s a nice, neat, compact diary for my children to read (if they choose to!) when they are older. It keeps our thoughts, … Read more Decluttering
The Caledonian Sleeper train will forever hold a special place in my heart. It was the very first adventure I took J and G on. Even before we completed Penzance to Thurso, we had travelled on the sleeper train. It was for J’s 4th birthday. He didn’t want a party. He didn’t get parties. He … Read more A little luxury in Fort William