I know… I know… the North East of England (at least that bit between North Yorkshire and Northumberland) isn’t on everyone’s bucket list – but it should be! Teesside is a fab place for kids! We were lucky enough to get to check out the Tees Transporter. It’s an amazing bridge… Built in 1911, it’s the oldest bridge … Read more Iconic North East England
One thing G recently added to our bucket list was walking with Llamas… so when I stumbled across ‘Llamas in Pyjamas’ I was totally intrigued! An exciting adventure coupled with an unusual place to sleep is right up my street! There’s a theme about the places I take the kids – and I’m always up … Read more Llamas in Pyjamas, Penrith, UK
Many, many years ago, J was diagnosed as being autistic / having autism. There is still much debate as to how that should be described… should you use person-first or identity-first language? For a long time, I was confused about the whole thing, but when J started to speak, he always identified himself as ‘autistic’ (rather … Read more Autism Acceptance
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
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.
Cape of Good Hope… the final destination of our African adventure…. where we’d stand, perched between two oceans.. Well, apparently, that’s not quite true… The actual meeting of the Indian and Atlantic occurs approximately 100 miles away from here… but hey ho… it’s a nice story. And in any case, the children are now at … Read more Cape Town – Cape of Good Hope
There’s a lot to do in Cape Town and, as we’re here for a few days, I’ve decided to write about it in separate posts, so it’s just not one long list of photos! So, we’re going to start at the Waterfront, which is where we happened to be staying. It’s a great area and … Read more Cape Town – The Waterfront
This is such a funny little town, it’s like stepping back in time! It’s a town that owes it’s entire existence to the railway line we are travelling on. The track was built to connect Cape Town to the diamond mines in Kimberley. At first it was not more than a depot for the trains, … Read more Matjiesfontein
This was the sunrise we woke up to the next morning travelling south through South Africa. The tracks are better maintained here, so we are travelling faster – and it’s much easier to take a bath now too!!!! Mid morning, the train slowed as we passed a lake. With 23,000 flamingos in it!! It was a sight … Read more Kimberley