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Road Trip South America – Patagonia

Patagonian Sunset

Road Trip South America – Patagonia Have you ever fancied driving to the end of the world? (Or going there on a bike?) The road from Santiago de Chile to Ushuaia in South America combines unpaved wilderness with fast highway and awe inspiring natural attractions. It’s an incredible journey, crossing in and out of two [...]

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Get Ready for Winter… the Icy Hand Cometh

Icicles on Winter Walk in Arnside

Get Ready for Winter.. the icy hand cometh Winter is coming. We know it, but how many of us prepare properly for it? Personally I just worry about it.  But if you get the family organised in advance you can carry on as normal through rain, wind and snow. Stuart and I have had over [...]

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Adventure Ideas: Surf Woolacombe Bay, Devon

Body Boarding

Adventure Ideas: Surf Woolacombe Bay, Devon There are many reasons to visit Woolacombe in Devon. And yet there is really only one. The Surf. OK, the Devon swell might not have the panorama of Hawaii or Bondi, but it does have the drama. It may not be hot, but it is without doubt, cool. And [...]

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Talking Point: Racing Extinction

Baby and nature

Talking Point: Racing Extinction In the last couple of weeks, two very different film projects have jolted me with messages of hope and despair, and made me reassess some family habits for the first time in a rather long while. It’s good to know art can do that… for there is some serious work to be done. [...]

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Talking Point: A Journey of Discovery Okinawa

Japanese prayer (Ema) at temple

Talking Point: Journey of Discovery in Okinawa Japan is many things to many people.  For us it was a luminous pink kitten on a pagoda roof and a manga character in an electric town. It was a tidal wave of people on a zebra crossing and a glitter covered dancing robot. And that was just [...]

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10 Ideas for Days Out with English Heritage

English Heritage Days Out

10 Ideas for Days Out with English Heritage Tired of dragging vacant kids around museums that only speak of the past? Want to engage them in the story and drama behind their heritage? English Heritage properties might be about history but many of them reach out to the modern family. In this post, brought to [...]

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Sticker on the Heart: Taiji Dolphin Protest at The Cove

Dolphin in captivity at Taiji Whale Museum

A Sticker on the Heart: Family Taiji Dolphin Protest at The Cove Would you ever take action for what you believe in? What if that action may have consequences? And your children are there to witness, or even join in? While on holiday in Japan this summer we watched ‘The Cove’, a documentary about the [...]

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Techno Robot Madness at Robot Restaurant Tokyo

Queuing for the Tokyo Robot Restaurant, Tokyo, Japan

Techno Robot Madness at Robot Restaurant Tokyo Tokyo’s Robot Restaurant is one of those rare things in life. A unique blend of imagination, big thinking, spectacle and a reported five million lightbulbs. It’s also, unexpectedly, a family show and bonding experience. Yes there are dancing girls but this is NOT an adult show. And don’t [...]

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