• London’s Calling!

    Yes, I love Herts, you know I do. But every so often it’s such a treat to raid London’s larder and to enjoy a few colourful puffs of the Smoke. Do you agree?

  • Half term action, and arty pursuits

    Learn about the Krays in the East End, dodo doodles, feed pigs on a farm, and surf the Hemel waves. Collapse in a heap. Half term done.

  • London Design Festival

    The London Design Festival is in full swing right now, with events going on all over the capital that are just stunning — and there’s definitely a huge variety to tempt you. I’m just reeling at home many clever, creative people there are out there, given that I couldn’t design my way out of a paper bag…

  • Perfect rainy day place: The British Schools Museum

    I’m a big fan of a little museum.  The British Schools Museum in Hitchin is one of the ones I’ve driven past loads of times, but never managed to stop and have a look round.  So when it was raining the other day — hello, August! — me and my youngest met some friends there […]

  • See This: The Ashmolean’s Summer Exhibition

    You know, the summer hols are nearly upon us, and I’ve been hunting far and wide for things that will entertain both my Mudlets and not have me gnaw my knuckles with boredom. Hero, over at Muddy Bucks and Oxon, has recommended this exhibition at Oxford’s Ashmolean — and it sounds like a super start to a big family day out…

  • Tiger, Mog, Pink Rabbit — and the Family C

    I’ve mentioned the exhibition ‘Tiger, Mog, and Pink Rabbit: A Judith Kerr Retrospective’ in the Summer Hols Survival Guide, and I took my two – 5 and 11 – down to see it last week. We’re big Mog fans in our house – as well as ‘The Tiger Who Came to Tea.’ But mostly Mog….

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