Things to Do

A Trip to the Kelpies

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. Edinburgh has some great family days out – so thankfully, we have some brilliant options on our doorstep.

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 the skies were decidedly filled with rain clouds and drops were falling here and there – I’m very glad we managed to tick it off our list.Read More »A Trip to the Kelpies

Does Your Girl Play Football?

We’ve recently been watching Scotland’s progress in the UEFA Women’s EURO 2017 tournament. As with all sporting events, the Scottish team has not exactly provided us with delight. Losing 6-0 in their opening game wasn’t great and it was gutting to watch them go out last night – but we’ve still enjoyed cheering them on as a family!

Usually when the football is on, Katie will don her football kit and cheer for whatever colour she likes best. But it’s been brilliant watching her get excited about Women’s football. As positive role models go –  these women are it!

When asked to describe herself, Katie would use the word ‘fierce’. Even when losing, the Scottish team have seemed exactly like this. It’s great to see strong women representing the country in sport in this way.

Not wanting to teach Katie any partisan attitudes, we’ve equally been cheering the England team on as a fellow home nation. Although they were in the same group as Scotland we’ll be rooting for them in the quarter-finals. I don’t think they really needed to score all six goals against us in the opening game; but at least it was fun for the kids who love to bounce around when there’s a goal. They’re at the delightful age where they don’t really care who wins!Read More »Does Your Girl Play Football?

8 Edinburgh Summer Days Out

It’s hard to believe that it’s already the third week of the summer holidays. The time just seems to be flying by. We’re trying to make the most of the time we have together as a family before school starts again. Thankfully, Edinburgh has some amazing top family attractions: I thought I’d share a few of our favourite days out…Read More »8 Edinburgh Summer Days Out

Edinburgh Days Out with ScotRail

Filling the days in the Summer Holidays is always a challenge. I want to make the most of everyday but sometimes it can be hard to think of what to do. Ultimately I know the kids would be happy to hang out at the park but that’s not exactly how I like to spend MY day!

So when ScotRail approached us to review their Edinburgh Days Out Travel Pass I leapt at the opportunity. The pass is £34 for a family pass (two adults and two kids) and offers two days of consecutive, unlimited, off peak travel to destinations around an hour outside of Edinburgh. There’s a Glasgow version for west-coasters as well – so there’s all kinds of adventures to be had…Read More »Edinburgh Days Out with ScotRail

Family Activity Day at The Queen’s Gallery

We’re incredibly lucky to live in a city with such a varied program of events for children. This weekend is of course, no exception to that. I think it’s always good to try new things and embark on different adventures. Somehow we’ve never been to The Queen’s Gallery before so this one really caught my eye.

If you’re free on Saturday afternoon why not head to the Family Activity day at Holyrood Palace? Read More »Family Activity Day at The Queen’s Gallery

Review and Giveaway: The Saviour To Kid’s Music


If you follow me on Instagram at all, you’ll know that we recently embarked on an epic road trip South. Usually, we’d just fly down to Gatwick but for some reason we thought it would be fun to drive.

It will be no surprise this was successful for as long as Thomas slept. The rest of the time, he was pretty grumpy.

We did however find a solution.

A solution that entertained both kids, caused them hilarity and happiness for Mike and I.Read More »Review and Giveaway: The Saviour To Kid’s Music