Is there another city anywhere around the world which transforms so dramatically for a month each year?  I don’t think I’ve visited one, or at least not one that changes quite as much as Edinburgh does during August when the Fringe comes to town. (more…)

Lego(land/ Builders)


This is one of those posts I’d saved as a draft, but not got around to writing!  I thought about it again a couple of weeks ago after a visit to Legoland in Windsor, although still didn’t get around to it.  Today was my daughters 5th Birthday party, and we’d arrange a Lego Masterbuilders party, so thought I’d try and blog about everything at once! (more…)

Concrete Holes

Just before my daughters 2nd birthday, we bought a swing set for the garden from Dunster House.  It seemed like excellent value, and other than having to get it delivered to a friendly Dive Centre in Eyemouth (long story, but it was free delivery there and about 1/4 the cost of the swing set to get it delivered at home) it’s been pretty good.  It was easy enough to construct, and at the time I decided just to use the metal posts hammered into the ground, rather than concrete in, as she was kind of light and we didn’t have many visitors using it at the same time.  Earlier this week all that changed when we had four children (from about 4-10) playing on it and my partner holding it down as it was moving so much! (more…)