The biggest challenge of my no spend February was always going to be the half term holiday. As a teacher and a mum, this is an opportunity to get some much needed R&R and although we don't ever do big days out (a day at a local zoo would cost us nearly £100 which is … Continue reading No spend February… Even in half term?!
I can't remember when it was that I first decided I'd love a camper van. Living by the sea you often see them about and the idea of packing up and escaping, waking up somewhere new, outside, preferably by a beach or a lake is hugely exciting to me. I've talked before about how we … Continue reading You can’t buy happiness… But you can hire a camper van.
With the summer holiday looming, and as a mum of two (aged 4 and 6), I am always looking for things to do, without ending up bankrupt, or in some kind of asylum. Since moving back to Deal three years ago, we have tried to make the most of what the local area has to … Continue reading Love where you live – 5 things to do with children in Deal over the summer holidays
Last summer we spent a good few days down at Folkestone Harbour Arm which I posted about here. It's a really fantastic regeneration project which is still ongoing, but during the summer months (March to October) pop up restaurants and bars open on the harbour arm and the place is alive with live music and djs. … Continue reading Free pizza?! Family fun at Folkestone Harbour Arm
You know when you've lived somewhere for a long time and think you know the good places to go and all that shenanigans... And then you discover somewhere new which takes your breath away? That was my Saturday. Half term was busy with lots of friends visiting which was lovely, but on Saturday I fancied … Continue reading Discovering somewhere new on your doorstep… Well. Almost.
Much like Folkestone which I posted about here, Margate is undergoing a bit of a revival at the moment. It's been slowly building for a while with the arrival of the Turner Contemporary and more recently the regeneration and reopening of Dreamland. I've been to Margate twice recently, keen to see what's changed for myself. I remember visiting as a child … Continue reading Breathing life back into Margate
Folkestone Harbour Arm regeneration and restoration is a massive success story. It's still in its early development but is becoming a really great family destination, full of pop up bars, eateries and live music and events (http://folkestoneharbourarm.co.uk/outlets) We have ventured down to Folkestone a few times now since moving back, but mainly just to the harbour … Continue reading Harbour Arm regeneration (and lots of foooooood!)