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Hippopo Thames – 17/09/14

It’s funny how much can change in 6 months.  We only left Vauxhall in March but the gentrification that pushed housing out of our price range has gathered pace.  Now, Vauxhall has its own Street Food Garden,  swanky new tower … Continue reading

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The Bucket & Spade List Part 8 – Spitalfields City Farm

  I’m really tired today. Eva had me up during the night, I was working today and then looking after Roo and that’s the reason my brain is running so slowly that I can’t even mock hipsters properly. It’s taken … Continue reading

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The Bucket & Spade List Part 7 – Nando’s and Book Benches

  Sometimes change is for the best. You have to make your choices and move on. That’s what I kept telling myself as I stared at a Nando’s menu, willing myself to order something that wasn’t a chicken pitta. We … Continue reading

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More Exciting Announcements!

  Firstly, it’s Nathan’s birthday. Reuben was in charge of cake design, in case you’re wondering. Secondly, I have two other announcements that might just be more interesting to you. Anyone here like…. CBeebies? Of course you do! And your … Continue reading

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Beware of…

Card clash! It’s coming, dontcha know…a week on Tuesday. Of course, if you’ve been using a contactless card on a bus you’ll already be familiar with the perils of card clash, but now the warnings are being rolled out over … Continue reading

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The Bucket and Spade List Part 6 – Lunch in Leytonstone

OK, I might have been a bit harsh on Leytonstone in that last post but it was raining and rain puts me in a grouchy mood. Still, going through somewhere on a bus is a bit of a cop-out and … Continue reading

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The Bucket and Spade List Part 5 – Clissold Park

Yes, it’s the last week of the holidays and we’re not even halfway through the list. I’m OK with that. The list will go on. But we ticked off another item yesterday, with a trip to Clissold Park with Tammy … Continue reading

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The Bucket and Spade List Part 4 – Olympic Park Boat Tours

I learnt a lot today. I learnt facts about the Olympic Park, I learnt how often people stop and stare at your toddler if she’s dressed as Spiderman and I learnt where to buy juice in Stratford. I also came … Continue reading

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Aliens Love Underpants Live!

The “Aliens Love Underpants” series really have everything in them that a 5-year-old boy could need – aliens, underpants….throw in some dinosaurs and pirates later on in the series and you’re sorted. So, when I heard the aliens and their … Continue reading

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The Bucket and Spade List Part 3 – Attempting Leytonstone

You can tell by the title of this post that it’s not going to be an exciting one. I would love to report that I explored Leytonstone fully, and discovered a treasure trove of toddler-friendliness there. But it wasn’t like … Continue reading

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