Kew Gardens Festival of Orchids

This weekend we made the most of the dry weather on Saturday and took a trip to the world famous Kew Gardens in London.  We’re fairly regular visitors to their lovely Wakehurst Place site, but there’s something really special about visiting the main garden in London. We took the...

Principia Space Diary – Astronaut training for kids

  Hands up anyone who has a child who dreams of going into space!  My two boys certainly do, so when I found out about the opportunity to buy ‘make-your-own-book’ Space Diaries based on Tim Peake’s Principia (pronounced ‘Prin-kip-ee-ah’) mission I jumped at the chance.  After waiting with much anticipation our diaries...

Junk robot

  One of Toby’s ongoing projects is a robot he calls Disco Robot.  Disco Robot was constructed by hubby and the kids out of the contents of various boxes of scrap materials saved for these kinds of projects.  Every few weeks, Disco Robot gets repairs and improvements added to him. ...