The last weeks of four

It’s just four weeks until the twins turn five, and on that very day they’ll also head off for their first day at school. These are the sort of weeks that have wings. Wings that mean they soar past you with a whoosh that’s fun and exhilarating, but that leaves you dazed and short of breath.

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Just So Festival 2014: Our tribe reveal

Each year, the wonderful Just So Festival finishes with the Tribal Tournament, where the winning tribe (owls, foxes, stags, fish, frogs or lions) is announced amidst a final fantastic knees up. At last year’s festival we were all part of 2013′s winning tribe, the Owls!

But this year, changes are afoot and some of us might have jumped ship….

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25 tips for family camping holidays

Pack kids’ clothes (and your own) into clear plastic zip-up storage bags – this makes it super-easy to see the clothes so you can grab them without having to scrabble around the bottom of a bag.
Pack nice underwear. You’re going to have to hang it out to dry in full view of all your camping neighbours.
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Campsite activities for young children

We loved being away with the kids for a month, but it can get tiring needing to keep them entertained 24/7, especially when most of the campsites we chose to stay on were on the smaller side – a compact playground (if we were lucky) and a swimming pool (maybe).

When you’re camping, space in the car . . . → Read More: Campsite activities for young children

Europe road trip: half time report

We’ve reached the halfway point in our 4.5 week camping trip. I have to be honest and say I’m really not missing home at all. The sleeping mat we invested in before we left has been worth its weight in gold and my nights in the tent have been pretty comfy (earplugs in, and an eyemask . . . → Read More: Europe road trip: half time report