Since 2004, the phenomenon that is ‘parkrun’ has been spreading across the country: volunteer-led, free-for-all 5K runs, every week, on a Saturday morning. Edinburgh of course, is no exception. In fact there are now two Edinburgh parkruns – the original at Cramond and a newer one in Portobello. Although my attendance could be a little better (particularly through the winter months), I’m a huge fan so thought I’d share my reasons why: 1. “Parkrun is not a race – it’s a run.” Although I like the challenge of beating my ‘personal best’ sometimes I just go out and plod round… View Post

A few years ago, I totally failed to buy a pumpkin in the run up to Halloween and my kids were less that impressed with me bring up a ‘mini’ pumpkin instead. But after they began to appear in our veg box delivery each week, I’ve actually become quite adept at cooking them. It’s basically impossible to scroll through Instagram at the moment without seeing an array – I’m just as guilty – so it makes sense to think about how to cook them! Today, I thought I’d just share my favourite recipe for a quick weekday supper. It’s perfect… View Post

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. I’ve joined in with some blogger friends to put together some ideas for fun things to do over summer. So be sure to check out some of the links at the end for even more ideas. We’re so lucky with everything on offer in Edinburgh, so I thought I’d share a few of our favourite days out…

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… View Post

When I hear of friends talking about amazing days out they’ve had, I often ask if they’d like to write up the experience for the blog. I think it can be really tough to think of ‘new’ activities to do with the kids. It’s so easy to fall into familiar routines and just stick to what you know. There 100% is nothing wrong with that but recently I’ve been trying to be more adventurous and kick up our routine. Gathering ideas from other people is therefore critical. I don’t want to sacrifice what we know and like for a disaster. Usually… View Post