Box Hill, Denbies Vineyard and home…a family weekend of sunshine with the occasional cloud….

At the weekend my partner and our four children shook off our raincoats and ventured out finally into the sunshine. The weather was perfect, a bright crisp morning, warm sun and cold air.   We took a short drive to Box Hill and spilled out into the forest. We haven’t had a good romp around … Continue reading Box Hill, Denbies Vineyard and home…a family weekend of sunshine with the occasional cloud….

Lunch at The Goring Hotel…a special treat for my special Dad…

I like to take my dad out for a fancy meal once a year. He particularly likes a fine dining experience for the food, the ceremony, the people watching and our chat.   For Christmas last year I bought him a set lunch at The Goring Hotel in London via Travel Zoo.   Our afternoon … Continue reading Lunch at The Goring Hotel…a special treat for my special Dad…

11 Years of Childminding…lessons learnt…

I have learnt a great deal over the last 11 years of childminding. Here are 11 of my best lessons. 1. Children want secure boundaries with enforced rules. Children will push against these boundaries at times to make sure they are still strong, but the strength of them ensures they feel safe and cared for. … Continue reading 11 Years of Childminding…lessons learnt…