J and the BugBies: our holiday to Cbeebies Land/Alton Towers…

We have just returned from an amazing 2 day adventure to Alton Towers resort. J is a HUGE fan of Cbeebies and Bing, Te and Mo, In the Night Garden (to name just a few) are much loved friends in our household. With Cbeebies Land being housed by Alton Towers, it was perfect for a family…

Surviving the cinema with a toddler…Cars 3

J is obsessed with cars. Well actually all types of vehicles. If it has wheels then he is happy. He has always loved the Car movies and either the first or second film is often on in the background. So when the adverts for Cars 3 came on the tv, J would get upset that…

Out and About: Soft play for £2!!! Review of Planet Laser.

Today we went for a play date with my bff and her gorgeous little boy (3yrs old). It’s great that J has a friend who he’s known since birth. They know us and they know J’s special ways of looking at the world.  It’s important to tell people about your child and the things they…

A day out for £2 in Suffolk…

As those who have read my previous ‘out and about’ blog posts I always aim to live on budget. Having children isn’t cheap…having a child with additional needs can add to day to day costs (I won’t tell you how much J’s PECS resources cost, you may pass out). So if I can save a…

Surviving Dinosaur Adventures… 

Today we went to Dinosaur Adventure near Norwich. It’s very rare Daddy and I get a day off together on a week day so we thought we’d make the most of it. Most family based amusement places are always so busy at weekends and school holidays so we thought we’d try the dinosaurs since it…

Jumppin’ Jacks Playhouse…Suffolk

Today we went to visit family and decided that with the weather being a bit unpredictable (depending on which app you used) that we would choose an ‘indoor meet up’. So we decided to try Jumppin Jacks Funhouse, Mildenhall. It was tricky to find as it’s hidden away on an industrial estate but we got…

Happy Fathers Day…an interview with the man who gave me J x

Happy Fathers Day! Whether you celebrate the day with the father of your child, step father, grandfather, great grandfather…or whoever is your child’s male role model, I hope you are having a lovely day. J’s Daddy is having a lie in this morning and J and I are preparing his presents and card. This year…

In The Night Garden Live…an amazing day! 

On Sunday we went to Blackheath in London to watch In the Night Garden Live! J has the app on my phone and watches the advert for the show EVERYDAY so when I found out the date that tickets went on sale for 2017 I was straight on the booking page the second it opened…

How we survived a holiday abroad with a toddler…

I have been in a grump most of the week as I have seen friends and family getting ready to jet off on exciting holidays. This year we can’t afford to go away so are having a ‘stay-cation’ and having day trips. I have an awful fear of flying so have only  actually been on…

Our Hollow Tree adventure…a day at the farm.

Today we visited Hollow Tree farm in Suffolk. This is a new place for us but we’d heard lovely things so thought we’d go for a try. Firstly, taking J anywhere requires FBI level investigation skills. I checked: Distance (I’m not driving far away to find it sets him off and we have to come…