Category Archives: What’s on for families

Festival fashion 2014

When it comes to preparing for all kinds of weather,  regular festival-goers have it sorted. Headgear and footwear are the important things to get right – especially if you are camping in the mud all weekend and washing, let alone … Continue reading

Posted in Reviews, Uncategorized, What's on for families | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Best places to cool off in London

Summer in the city. It can be glorious, if you know where to head to. Here are some of my favourite places: Somerset House, W1. Free admission. Fantastic place to combine a visit to the water exhibition in the original … Continue reading

Posted in Reviews, Uncategorized, What's on for families | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Inspired by 35,864 Marathon runners

After living in London for 20 years, last night I finally decided to go and watch the Marathon – live. It was a random decision after I flipped open a route map and realised the route went past my husband’s … Continue reading

Posted in Reviews, Things to do in W11, What's on for families | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Is Frozen the best Disney film ever ?

Frozen, loosely based on the Hans Christian Anderson fairytale, The Snow Queen, is now the biggest grossing animated film of all time. Its global profits of more than 1.7 billion dollars now dwarf those of Toy Story. And as if … Continue reading

Posted in Reviews, What's on for families | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Nancy’s Pantry

Spent a great afternoon at a new kid’s cafe in Dalston a couple of weeks ago. No, you are right,  Dalston is not in West London. However, this is something completely different, so it was worth the trip across the … Continue reading

Posted in Reviews, Things to do in W11, Uncategorized, What's on for families | Tagged , , , , , | 2 Comments

Interactive Architecture – Exhibition at Royal Academy

If you are looking for somewhere to take the children this weekend, try the Sensing Spaces Exhibition at the Royal Academy. It’s a place where you are encouraged to touch and photograph and climb the exhibits – almost unheard of … Continue reading

Posted in Things to do in W11, What's on for families | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Paris, eat your heart out

Another year –  another sea of red: red paper hearts hanging in every shop window and jiggling around on Google (please!), red foil on food and sparkling wine, red faces when one partner has out-shopped the other – or worse … Continue reading

Posted in Reflections, Uncategorized, What's on for families | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

A family day out at Westfield

Yes really. Not shopping – a day out at the Westfield in Shepherd’s Bush. We spent most of Sunday there – having fun. I am not the type of woman who loves to shop,  so for me “day out” and … Continue reading

Posted in Reviews, Things to do in W11, What's on for families | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Benihana

I was invited along with some fellow bloggers to try the food at Benihana this week. Although Benihana has been around since the 1964 (yes that was before I was born!) and now has 140 restaurants round the world, I’ve never … Continue reading

Posted in Reviews, Uncategorized, What's on for families | Tagged , , , , , | 2 Comments

Jack the Giant Slayer – are the giants too scary for kids?

If you are expecting a Fee-Fi-Foe-Fumm-chanting, slightly scary, but reasonably jovial giant whom Jack dispatches easily (and humanely) before skipping off and marrying a princess – you ( like the teddy bears on their picnic) are in for a big … Continue reading

Posted in Reviews, What's on for families | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Wonder of Winter Wonderland

You know Christmas has come to London as Winter Wonderland  has just opened for the season in Hyde Park. If you haven’t been, this is  a fairground  and traditional German Christmas market in one – with an Ice rink and a … Continue reading

Posted in Reviews, Things to do in W11, What's on for families | 1 Comment

David Attenborough’s Penguin King in 3D

  Following the journey of the Penguin King from adolescence to fatherhood, this latest 3D film from David Attenborough shows the challenges penguins face for survival in the wilds of South Georgia. And how these challenges are multiplied once you … Continue reading

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...
Posted in Reviews, What's on for families | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment