Birmingham

Brick Live 2015

Brick Live 2015

We visited Brick Live at the NEC in Birmingham over half term. To be honest I wasn’t too sure what to expect, but on arrival we were greeted by the most ‘awesome’ sight according to my eldest daughter. I’ve got to admit, it was fab! For a Lego loving family (and let’s face it, who(…)

A Visit to Birmingham Sealife Centre

A Visit to Birmingham Sealife Centre

If I could live by the sea, I would. Actually, I’m not picky, I’d live by any stretch of water to be honest. But being near the sea would be pretty perfect. As it is we live about as far away as it’s possible to get in the UK from the coast. Thank goodness for(…)

Hidden Gems of Birmingham

Hidden Gems of Birmingham

When I was asked by the good people from Travelodge if I’d like to write about my #hiddengems around Birmingham, I thought, well why not-I live in a city but where I choose to visit in this city are almost always far from the madding crowds. Birmingham is fast styling itself as a ‘must visit’(…)

Design your own treasure island-competition

Design your own treasure island-competition

Ever fancied designing your own treasure island? In need to something to do over the summer holidays and have or know a child aged 12 or under? I’ve just the thing for you then-The Old Rep in Birmingham have launched a competition to invite children to get their creative juices flowing and create their vey(…)

The restorative power of trees

The restorative power of trees

There is a country park about 25 minutes from us that I absolutely adore. In fact we all adore it. Even when there has been niggling, arguing and bickering (and that’s just the grown ups….), once we arrive at the Lickey Hills it all stops. And the fun begins. The explorers head off, leading us(…)

A blast of fresh air

A blast of fresh air

I don’t know about other’s, but my husband and I get to the point where we crave to be outdoors and savour fresh air. As our eldest gets a little older, she can be slightly more effort to convince sometimes to get outside. But without fail, once we’re out you can see her relax and(…)