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Me time? Meh time more like

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I bet a lot of you have seen this picture in the last two weeks, it’s doing the rounds. Oh it’s so funny because it’s true. Meh. Have you noticed, since becoming a parent, that your allotted ‘me time’ is now defined for you? “Oh, I’ll look after the baby so you can have a… Read More

Totterdown Front Room Arts Trail 2014


I wanted to get this post up quickly, just in case anybody was trying to decide what to do tomorrow (Sunday 16th November). If you’re at a loose end and love exploring, seeking out Bristol’s best artistic talent, eating incredible home-made cakes and, frankly, seeing the inside of some wonderful houses – get yourself down… Read More

New Pinterest garden inspiration

I’m quite excited tonight because tomorrow morning, the first of a series of Bristol landscape gardeners is coming round to talk to us about our plans for our small, shabby, but full of potential back garden. So I’ve been using Pinterest board for some garden inspiration. Follow The Bristol Parent’s board Terraced garden design inspiration… Read More

Polurrian Bay Hotel, Cornwall – review


Getting the right balance on a family holiday is tricky (more on this later this week).  We’ve found, since becoming parents, that we’re always seeking the right balance between restful accommodation, location and facilities to help us relax (for us, this means help with childcare at some point during our stay). The Polurrian Bay Hotel… Read More

39 things for people turning 40 in 2015

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Yeah it’s my birthday. Guess how old I am today? I’m turning 40 next year and life is good. Here’s some things to stir the memories if you’re in the same boat. You’ve actually seen, and maybe implemented, more than one pubic hair ‘trend’ Your school bag was probably one of these – but covered in badly… Read More