Category Archives: Creating precious childhood memories or something (days out)

Rain Room – 19/01/13

Yesterday was a day when lots of straightforward things went wrong. Today was a day when complicated things went right. That’s a nice change. Let’s not dwell on the hours it’s taken me to get Eva to sleep, and the … Continue reading

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Seussical the Musical

This was always going to be a risky one. Back in November-time, I got a Groupon offer for “Seussical – the Musical”. I’ve never actually bought a Groupon offer before, so had no idea how quickly they sold out. It … Continue reading

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Southbank Christmas Market – 16/12/12

Regular readers of mine will know that my watchwords for this blog are “accuracy”, “clarity” and “focus”. I would never offer anything up to you that was “half-arsed”, “rambling” or “irrelevant”. And I’d like to think that these words reflect … Continue reading

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The Christmas Pudding Race and the “Rise of the Guardians” Funland – 01/12/12

Longest blog title. EVER. What it should have said was “we wandered around Central London a bit in the cold”. But in doing so, we both watched “The Christmas Pudding Race” and visited a winter playground in Leicester Square. I … Continue reading

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Children’s fireworks in Corams Fields – 02/11/12

If I told you that the words “parenting genius” had been applied to this day out, would that be raising your expectations to an unmanageable level? If I told you that those same words had been used with a question … Continue reading

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The Stow Festival and Lloyd Park Playground – 22/09/12

I know I’ve  covered Walthamstow once or twice already, but here we go, back up the Victoria Line.  It was a glorious sunny day, so perfect for an open-air ukulele/banjo/violin/vocal gig. Particularly when the lovely Miss T is playing her … Continue reading

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Techniquest, Cardiff – yup, it’s another field trip!

It’s quite likely you’ll recognise Cardiff Bay from somewhere. If you’re a saddo like me, it’ll be from camp-but-educational Beebies show “Rhyme Rocket”. If you’re a different kind of saddo, like Nathan, it’ll be from Doctor Who.  And the boy … Continue reading

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LolliBop – 18/08/12

LolliBop may be your idea of heaven or hell. Or somewhere in between. Or both at once. For Roo, it was heaven. So much to see, so much to do, so much stimulation. Think he’s hyper normally? Let him loose … Continue reading

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The Discover Centre – 13/07/12

Right, let’s get this straight before we get carried away – do not go to Stratford over the next month or so. It will be hell. The station was busy enough today and will be worse over The Olympics. You will … Continue reading

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Dinosaur Adventure – An LWAT field trip

Norfolk. Very flat. But there are dinosaurs there. We went on holiday! To Norfolk! It wasn’t actually flat at all, especially not the Neanderthal walk at Dinosaur Adventure. But we’ll get there later. Let’s begin at the beginning. Dinosaur Adventure … Continue reading

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