It’s always difficult to know whether my opinion is going to be shared by others. What if something is actually marmite? With festival reviews, I always try to look at the rest of the audience as well. Are they laughing? Are the children settled and happy? Has anyone walked out?! With Oskar’s Amazing Adventures there was no doubt – the audience, young and old alike, just seemed mesmerised. To back that up –  I’ve teamed up with local artist Cassandra Harrison who also attended the show with her daughter (on a different day) to get her opinion too: Laura: Oskar’s Amazing Adventure… View Post

With ears adorning her head and a striking polka dot dress, the human version of Minnie Mouse is once again spinning disks at the Edinburgh Fringe. If you’re ready for a good workout – dancing like crazy with a mixture of music appealing to the young and old – Monski Mouse’s Baby Disco is the place to be. Kicking off with ‘I feel good’ – Monski Mouse gets the Spiegel tent rocking at 11am in the morning. I didn’t think it was possible to find that much energy in the absence of coffee, but with the encouragement to leave inhibitions at… View Post

On Wednesday we kicked our Edinburgh Festival experience with Nick Cope’s Family Song Book. We had long been looking forward to his show, given the kid’s love of his music and thankfully were not disappointed. If you’re looking for a show packed full of original music, dancing and laughter – his show is the place to be. Nick’s songs really do take you to another world. They are packed full of imagination and tell many a tale. Whether it’s sailing on the high seas or thinking about the life of a seed. We’ve been listening to his music for a while now;… View Post

When we first moved into our house, we had several existing ‘feature’ walls, that were not exactly to our taste. It took a while but we eventually painted over them all, including the big glitter wall in the hall. But I do think that Wallpaper can be a great call for Children’s rooms – particularly given the great range of prints out there. Do you have any wallpaper you love? Here’s a few of my favourites featuring animals…

After the first week of the ‘summer’ holidays here, it became apparent that the sun was not shining. I had an epic list of things we really wanted to do but the grey skies were just off putting. Giving in to this really just meant a lot of staying home and this really was not working. So rain or shine – we’ve been off on adventures. I’ve driven past the Kelpies so many times over the years to various work events in Stirling, and we had always said we’d visit but somehow we had never made it there. Even though… View Post