A few weeks ago we decided to spend the morning at Grasshoppers at Tong Garden Centre near Bradford. Tong Garden Centre has gone through a bit of a renaissance over the past couple of years, with its cafe undergoing massive refurbishment and the addition of a fantastic outdoors children’s play area. Grasshoppers has everything to keep kids of all ages entertained. There’s a giant sandpit with a water table, two bouncing pillows, zip wires and two adventure playgrounds. Younger children can enjoy the playhouse section or perhaps older children can enjoy driving the coin-operated cars. I had taken Jack on a number of occasions while I was pregnant with George.…
National Novel Writing Month is due to kick off again in November, when all budding novelists aim to write a 50,000 word book in 31 days. Completing NaNoWriMo is tough, with the daily battle against eye strain, self discipline and the dreaded word count. It can be hard to find the time to write even without distractions; however when you are a parent then NaNoWriMo may feel like a game you just aren’t going to win. Whether you are wanting to write a book or sneak a bit of writing into your day, then here are some tips to help you find the time and keep the creative juices flowing.