Foodie Friday: Busaba Eathai

I was first introduced to Busaba Eathai during my teen years when it was just a restaurant on Wardour Street, it is now a recognisable chain of several restaurants throughout London and I was recently able to introduce the Little Londoners to the Shepherds Bush restaurant. We arrived at around 11.40am, although 20 minutes before the kitchen opened we were invited to find a table until … Continue reading Foodie Friday: Busaba Eathai

The Bucket List: Museum Challenge

As we continue to make our way through the list, we came to ‘The Museum Challenge’. Living in London we are fortunate enough to have three, free museums all within walking distance of each other, on our doorstep. Our challenge was to visit all three in one day! First up was the Science Museum, we arrived before doors opened at 10am after a quick visit … Continue reading The Bucket List: Museum Challenge

The Bucket List: Robot Zoo

As we work our way through the bucket list, I realised that W had requested a museum outing. We visit museums on a regular basis, with the Science Museum and Natural History Museum being firm and regular favourites. I wanted this museum visit to be a little different from the norm, remembering my own visits to The Horniman Museum as a child, I thought I would … Continue reading The Bucket List: Robot Zoo

The Bucket List: Glamping at Cuckoo Down Farm, Devon

W will be starting school this year, I thought we could make the most of our time together before being beholden by term time for holidays and days out by writing out a bucket list of things he wants to do before starting school. The first item on our list was camping, in particular he wanted the experience of roasting marshmallows round a campfire. A … Continue reading The Bucket List: Glamping at Cuckoo Down Farm, Devon

International Women’s Day, Gender Disappointment and Bringing up Boys to be Feminists

I remember at my 20week anomaly scan the sonography struggled to determine the sex of the baby. I laughed to myself as it didn’t matter, in my mind I was having a little girl. I was one of three girls, my mother was one of three as well and my partner at the time was surrounded by sisters. It was inevitable. I couldn’t wait for … Continue reading International Women’s Day, Gender Disappointment and Bringing up Boys to be Feminists

Rewarding hard work not ability

Life is a competition, there are winners and losers. If you’re intelligent enough you’ll win and if not, you inevitably miss out. At least that’s what I use to believe. Both W and B are intelligent enough to go somewhere in life, which parent wouldn’t want their child to succeed? However the nature of W’s additional needs means that while he can build astounding structures … Continue reading Rewarding hard work not ability

KidZania – every child’s dream

We went, we had fun and we’ll be going back! W turned the big 4 and I decided a trip to KidZania was in order to celebrate. We went early to avoid the crowds, large groups of school children started arrive in  the afternoon which made it a bit more difficult to participate in activities. Arrival was an airport set up complete with boarding passes … Continue reading KidZania – every child’s dream

The Fantastic World of Dr Seuss

Discover Children’s Story Centre currently has a Dr Seuss Exhibition and it’s as amazing as it sounds! The exhibition experience and the storytelling session are included in the ticket price but you do need to book a space. We spaced our day out by visiting the exhibition first, we were read the first few pages of The Cat in the Hat and then encouraged to … Continue reading The Fantastic World of Dr Seuss