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My Three Balmonds Summer Skin Care Favourites

My Three Balmonds Summer Skin Care Favourites

[Ad] In the summer time our skin needs special care and protection from the effects of the sun. This particular summer that’s past we have also been washing our hands a lot more frequently. Both of these cause our skin to dry out and feel uncomfortable. As a family we… Read More »My Three Balmonds Summer Skin Care Favourites

Taking care of a Pop-up Pool, girls swimming

Taking care of a Pop-up Pool

Taking care of a Pop-up Pool We have had a framed pop-up pool in our garden for 7 years, and taking care of it isn’t a chore as we follow a few basic guidelines. Whether you already have a small to medium swimming pool or are considering buying one, I… Read More »Taking care of a Pop-up Pool

family picnic in the park outside chateau Fontainbleau

‘Pickynickers’ – Tips for picnicking with kids

‘Pickynickers’ – Tips for picnicking with kids How to make the best out of picnicking with your (sometimes?) picky kids. Picnics for the Famous Five were always glorious and filled with the tastiest sounding delights. My Less-Famous Four have not taken to plum cake though and ginger pop is hard to… Read More »‘Pickynickers’ – Tips for picnicking with kids

kids sitting on suitcases

Tips for Making Travelling with Kids Easier

Tips for Making Travelling with Kids Easier When anticipating travelling with your kids are you cool calm and collected or panicked, stressed and thinking the idea of staying at home might just be a whole lot easier? We have travelled with our four kids since they were born, for the… Read More »Tips for Making Travelling with Kids Easier

Experimenting with Haiku

Middle of the night Making haiku in my head I wish I could sleep.   Writing haiku is  Difficult, not enough space To say all that I…   Trying to drift off  The dawn chorus gently starts  Too early for joy.   Multiple green shades  Shifting in a cooling breeze I love… Read More »Experimenting with Haiku