Rules of Summer

Friday is the official last day of term for my eldest daughter, who will be joining her sister who left her pre school on Monday. This means, by the time you read this I’ll have already been doing the juggle for days and after a week of limping along it’ll be time to set the schedule onto summer mode.  more “Rules of Summer”

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The OFFICIAL start of Summer with @LittleTikes

Despite that crazy heatwave back in April lulling us into a false sense of summer, it’s fair to say now we are in June, I like many of you, declare that summer has arrived in the U.K.  more “The OFFICIAL start of Summer with @LittleTikes”

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Slowing down for summer…

As has become customary in the two years Mum Muddling Through has been running, when it comes to school holidays, things take a totally different schedule. Since January this year here at HQ I’ve been working my socks off to make sure there is a post live every day at 6 a.m., with the odd exception during the week breaks from school when there has been a total blog break.  more “Slowing down for summer…”

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Summer Boredom Buster ideas for cool Mums : A guest post by Emma Lawson

I haven’t really shared much in the way of guest posts before, but when Emma approached me about writing a post for cool mums about how to beat boredom this summer, I was all ears. After all, we have 6 long weeks of holidays looming upon us and I’m always open to new ideas to get the girls outdoors and away from the dreaded box when the sun makes an appearance.  more “Summer Boredom Buster ideas for cool Mums : A guest post by Emma Lawson”

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Best of British: 101 Ideas for Having Fun with the kids this summer

I’ll set the scene…it’s the holidays. No school, no nursery, no work. You and some friends have agreed to all hang out with the kids for an amazing day out.  It’s just a simple question of working out what to do. Easy, right?


Errrrrmmmm. *scratches head*

Sound familiar?

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Hello Sunshine

The first hot week of the much anticipated Summer season; It’s one of the best times of year isn’t it? Moods are flying high and the novelty is far from worn off. It’s right up there with putting up the Christmas decorations in December, and going for woodsy welly walks in autumn. You cannot beat the smell of barbecues wafting over from next door, and washing off the mud sticking to every crevice of your sun cream covered kids at the end of a bloody brilliant sunny day . Mr Blue Sky, WHY DID you have to hide away for so long? more “Hello Sunshine”

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It seems the sunshine has said goodbye for another year, maybe making a few ‘post show’ encores in September. In all honesty, it’s a bitter sweet goodbye for me. That British in-between seasons feeling is upon us, which makes us crave the coming change in temperatures, kick off the flip flops and get on our socks and boots. The idea of wrapping up in a coat seems a little bit lovely, and (dare I say it) I’ve heard people start talking about Christmas,

This week is what’s become our ‘holiday week’ ; usually Mr G takes the 2 weeks in August which span his birthday, and our wedding anniversary, and we try to go away, do major days out and make the most of the peak summer weather.

This year we were in need of a different kind of holiday.
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Revisiting childhood memories…and paying them forward

Oh I do like to be beside the seaside…..I really, really do. And none more than my childhood holiday destination of Broadstairs, in Kent.

It is probably an hours drive from where we live, but as a small girl seemed such a lavish and tropical far flung location. We camped, mostly, but also stayed in a handful of seafront hotels, apartments, cottages and B&Bs over the years. That was when we were being REALLY posh.
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