With glorious autumn colours against the dramatic coastline and crisp brisk autumn weather, October half term is a fantastic time to visit stunning South Devon on a family break.
And there are some great local events to entertain kids along with the usual attractions – from foodie delights to spooky celebrations. Here are a few of the best to try this October half term in South Devon. Continue reading →
It feels like the end of the summer passed in a bit of a whirl – between my trip to the Isles of Scilly and working on a huge project with Princess Cruises, I’ve been planning for Florida and Antigua (very soon now!).
So I’m a bit behind on some of my book reviewing (and post writing – also thanks to an apparently endless string of technical errors, sorry about those!) but have treated myself to a bit more time this month to (a) go shopping and (b) restock the suitcase.
Here’s what I’ve I bought, reviewed and considered as contenders for my packing list in September – fashion, books and travel essentials. Continue reading →
Planes, trains, automobiles, buses, boats, even a tractor… We haven’t quite managed to test out every form of transport featured in Spot A Lot: Vehicles, but we’re not far off. Submarines and hot air balloons might have to wait, admittedly.
We were sent the book and jigsaw kit to review and I’m seriously thinking of adding it to our plane entertainment essentials.
The simple plot might be superficially simple – delivery truck breaks down, parcel urgently has to get delivered, diggers and fire engines are among the vehicles to help it on its way – but it turned out to have a lot more for young readers. Not least the suggestion that there’s nothing like a bit of initiative and determination.
I’m not sure how old I was when I first came across manatees. At least my twenties, I’m sure. After all, it’s not as if you find them everywhere in the UK (cat, dog, cow, sheep, manatee. Er).
But thanks to the faintly surreal Sarah & Duck on Cbeebies, one of my daughter’s favourite shows, she’s known about and been fascinated by ‘sea cows’ for ages. Who says kids’ TV isn’t educational.
So I’d guessed one of the highlights of our trip to Florida’s Gulf coast would be seeing manatees at South Florida museum in Bradenton city. Not any old manatees either, this was a chance to meet Snooty – the oldest manatee living in captivity. Continue reading →