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Archive for April, 2010

Getting home after the volcanic ash cleared

Tuesday, April 27th, 2010

This is the follow on from my earlier post Stranded half-way around the world due to disruption to UK flights from Iceland Volcano. I was in India on business when the volcano in Iceland left tens of thousands of people stranded all around the world. Fortunately my company backed me up on my quest to […]

Stranded half-way around the world due to disruption to UK flights from Iceland Volcano

Friday, April 16th, 2010

I’m writing this sat in a hotel in India not knowing when I will be coming home to the UK. This is a problem effecting thousands of UK travellers. I remember watching the volcano on the news earlier in the week. I watched the news with the same feeling of detachment that most of us […]

Thousands of lives could be saved by learning first aid

Monday, April 12th, 2010

St John Ambulance has started a new campaign to encourage more people to learn first aid. 150,000 people a year could be dying unnecessarily as first aid could have helped save their life. The hard hitting campaign features a number of scenarios knowing first aid could safe a persons life. There is also a pocket […]

Royal Air Force Museum at RAF Cosford – taking a young child and toddler

Wednesday, April 7th, 2010

The Royal Air Force museum located at RAF Cosford is a free museum consisting of dozens of planes in 3 large indoor hangers. It may not be the first place you think to take toddlers, but with bad weather forecast and with a couple of other expensive days out planned we thought we’d give it […]

UK Days out with Kids – Dudley Zoo and Castle at Easter

Monday, April 5th, 2010

The problem with days out over Easter weekend (and other bank holiday weekends) is that everyone likes to go out then. As a result many attractions involve standing in long queues for absolutely everything. It was a pleasant surprise to go along to Dudley Zoo and Castle on Easter Sunday and not experience any queues […]

Kids Days-out – Sudbury Hall and National Trust Museum of Childhood

Sunday, April 4th, 2010

When you think of the National Trust properties they are normally associated with don’t touch signs and not really the sort of place you’d choose to take an inquisitive toddler. Normally you’d be right. To be fair this is the nature of the properties that they own and to keep them in good condition for […]

Crafts with kids – Happy Easter

Thursday, April 1st, 2010

Our latest wall picture. Our 2 year old son helped with this one painting plain sheets of paper with glitter paint which were later cut up to make the Easter eggs. The happy Easter banner was made from a craft kit bought from a local supermarket. Arts and Crafts Crafts with kids: Winter wall picture […]


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