It's always worth searching listing sites and local Facebook groups for free days out on Bank Holidays. They are a brilliant source of free days out - London seems to have a free festival or concert every weekend - and we attended Canalway Cavalcade in Little Venice, a really brilliant one, on Bank Holiday Monday.… Continue reading London’s Free Family Days Out: Canalway Cavalcade In Little Venice
Hello Monday, and hello spring! It looks like the weather is finally improving, so here are my three suggestions for the upcoming weekend in Ealing... We Love Cheese! Festival Well I love cheese, anyway. Ealing's very own festival of cheese returns to Dickens Yard on the 22nd April, 11am-4pm. It's free (apart from cheese… Continue reading Three Things To Look Forward To In Ealing This Weekend
If you follow me on Twitter you will have seen some photos on my Saturday afternoon in The Dodo Micropub, Hanwell. Oh yes! I was out, on my own (well, with a friend) drinking beer. For shame! Call the soft focus Facebook quote brigade quickly, they need to strip me of some #realmum and #blessed… Continue reading Me Time: The Dodo Micropub Hanwell
Ealing Broadway has a host of places to enjoy a cheeky cuppa or up your caffeine. As well as all the usual chains (indeed two of most!) there are a host of small independent shops to choose from. Although it is most economical to bring your own coffee and enjoy it in the wonderfully re… Continue reading Where to go for coffee in Ealing Broadway.
As a working mum, Saturdays are precious time. Weekend activities feel so vital for bonding and cramming all those 'precious moments' Facebook memes tell us we should be ... and yet ... and yet ... apparently parenting also involves these other things like laundry, buying new clothes, returning library books and so forth. No soft… Continue reading Family Dining: Limeyard Ealing
During the week, or life is routined beyond anything - work, dinner, bedtime story, bedtime, chores and/or more work, shower, bed, repeat. There is no breathing room. As a result our weekends are a complete free for all - one might be movies and PJs, another a big trip out ... but in the main,… Continue reading West London Parks: Ruislip Lido
Does anyone else find eating out leaves them strung out on "what ifs?" The kind of what ifs that never occurred before kids- and possibly not even before kids came with social media and the perfect parents of message boards. Yeah, you know, the ones who leapt straight off mother's milk and into perfect restaurant… Continue reading Family Dining At Perivale Farm