Travelling alone with kids

Although I love travelling, I’m not the most confident person and so have never gone away my own, and definitely lean on my husband Ben when we go abroad. He’ll normally sort all the practical stuff – loading luggage, sorting out the hire car or campervan, booking day trips, even the food shopping. So taking the . . . → Read More: Travelling alone with kids

Looking forward to the Just So Festival 2014

We had such an amazing time on our first visit to the Just So Festival family arts festival last year, that we decided immediately that we would go again in 2014. We had lots of fun last year, but I think that at nearly 5, the twins will get so much more . . . → Read More: Looking forward to the Just So Festival 2014

Spring-themed Easter game

Last week a fantastic package from Waitrose arrived with details of an Easter hunt game to play with the twins during the school holidays, plus a box of delicious Easter treats to hide along the way. Themed around Spring, the game includes questions and answers to help children explore the signs that Spring has arrived. There . . . → Read More: Spring-themed Easter game

Things to do in Queenstown when you’re four: The TSS Earnslaw

Seeing the vintage TSS Earnslaw steamboat come in and out of the bay  with its black smoke curling up into the sky, will be one of my strongest visual memories of Queenstown. We watched it from all over Queenstown – Queenstown Gardens, the lakeside, Bob’s Peak and I’ve got huge amounts of photographs of it from . . . → Read More: Things to do in Queenstown when you’re four: The TSS Earnslaw

Things to do in Queenstown when you’re four: Lake Hayes

 

Yesterday I wrote about Arrowtown, and just a short drive (about five minutes) from there is Lake Hayes – a perfect spot to head to after a morning in Arrowtown. While Lake Wakatipu in Queenstown itself is so large that the water is cold all year, Lake Hayes is lots smaller and so the water is . . . → Read More: Things to do in Queenstown when you’re four: Lake Hayes