The Granary Circuit, is definitely a fair weather outing, and one I have been hankering after since the last sunny days of Autumn. So, with the sun promising the first rays of summer this week, we strapped on our sandals and set off for some fountain fun. Part of me was a little anxious: essentially […]

Like most things, going to a museum as a parent is totally different from attendance pre parenthood. Where once I might have felt smug about  stretching myself mentally and culturally when I could have been knocking back cocktails, I now feel smug about stretching Addi mentally and culturally when we could both be watching Cbeebies. […]

This time, our visit was incidental – we just happened to be on our way home on the District line after a lunch date, so we stepped off at South Ken for an impromptu visit. The lack of agenda was the basis for a much cheerier visit than the day of the Dinosaur Disaster. By using […]

The Light Pocket Guide to London with Littlies could just as easily be called 100 Days at the Natural History Museum and entail much the same thing. It is vast, free and easily possible to spend day after day there with entirely different experiences. This, and the next post, are two (of what I hope will […]

Being able to eat cake, while Addi gets on with things other than eating it for me (or distributing it over me), scores pretty highly on my idea of a good time.   So when I read the claim of architects Caruso St Johns that the playground and lawns around Chiswick House Café – the […]

A small patch of grass wedged between a busy road and the District line, if my brother hadn’t rented an apartment in the area, I would probably never have chanced across Acton Green Common.  A little triangle of land serving as a thoroughfare to Turnham Greene and Chiswick Park Stations, it makes the most of the space with […]

“A Haven for Play.” So reads the Coram’s Field tagline.  7 acres of play space in the heart of London,  boasting all kinds of facilities (including a Timberplay playground) , as well as all sorts of free activities- from art and soft play to toddler football and teenage boxercise- I went with sky high expectations. […]