A Date with An Important Person

Last week, I went on a date.

I went to the cinema, saw the new Ant-Man movie and ate a small bag of pick ‘n’ mix (because it’s a hella pricey). My company was this wonderful person who has made me laugh since birth. We have everything in common; from food to comics, and we share the same birthday. The thing is, we haven’t seen each other much since T came along three years ago.

Sure we’d have a few spare minutes to see each other whilst we popped to the shop or the toilet (don’t confuse the two!) but we hadn’t properly caught up in a long time, which has recently started to eat away at me. So much so that I no longer felt ‘free’.

If you hadn’t ready guessed, this person was me. Not Mummy-Kate or even Wife-Kate, but Kate-Kate.

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Night Out: An Evening with Zippo’s Circus, Hove Lawns

This time almost one year ago was when T experienced his very first Circus. It was truly fantastic, magical even. It was jaw dropping. T was silent for two hours apart from to ask for Popcorn! That’s how much of a good time we had.

In an age of technology, where entertainment is often sought via a screen, tablet, or console, it was wonderful to step back in time somewhat and watch some real-life entertainment in front of you.

Therefore, when Zippo’s Circus returned to Hove Lawns to celebrate 250 years of Circus, there was no way I was going to decline the invitation to watch their new show. T is a year older than last time therefore he was bound to see the show in a whole new light.

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Camping: Camp Bestival 2018 – In Pictures

I can’t believe it’s already been three weeks since we attended Camp Bestival. Despite the poor weather and cancellations half way through, we still had a good time and when we returned I still suffered with the post-camping blues.

Whilst we love our home comforts, I adore being outside and thoroughly enjoy camping. I love having naughty foods under the title of ‘convenience’ and I love watching T become a bit feral during our stay. Things are made a lot simpler when we’re camping and I can’t wait until next year.

If you haven’t had enough of our Camp Bestival spam, here are our final images that we haven’t yet shared, and if you fancy giving Camp Bestival a go next year, details are at the bottom of this post!

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T’s Reads: What Does a Princess Really Look Like? by Mark Loewen

As two mums raising a son, it’s imperative to us that he grows up knowing that women are equal to men. You could say that we’re raising a little feminist. Therefore, this needs to be reflected early on, whether it’s in the games that we play, the films we watch, and the books we read. I want this to be his normality.

Many years ago, however, things weren’t like this. Girls were treated very differently and certainly weren’t encouraged to do ‘boys’ things. Girl’s aspirations were based around beauty and pretty things. Although my mum raised my sister and I away from this, it was hard when the TV you watched said otherwise.

Going on what the TV said, I certainly was not a Princess.

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The Flipside 200 AWII Camera Bag by LowePro {Review}

When Sharon treated me to a GoPro last year it wasn’t long after that that we started buying accessories for it (not to mention spare parts (and spare parts for the spare parts!)). Over time, we bought accessories that allowed the GoPro to float, get attached to our head, our body, even attach to the dog. It meant we could go have some fun and capture it all along the way.

So far, we’ve recorded our scooting trips, our visit to GoApe, and our holidays. You can see a few of our videos over on our YouTube channel. We really enjoy making videos, although sadly we don’t often get the time to edit them. I have several videos still in my drafts!

A few weeks ago, Joby then added to this collection by sending us some goodies for Camp Bestival. Within the bundle were tripods and clamps, which are brilliant for taking photos on our phone or video on the GroPro, but we now need somewhere safe to keep them. Not to mention somewhere to put them when we want to take them with us when we go out!

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Camping: Camp Bestival 2018 – Highlights

I can’t believe it’s been two weeks since we were at Camp Bestival, mainly because we have only this week finished taking the last few camping bits back up to the loft (give us a break, we had to clean and sweep out the tent!) and the washing pile is now a lot lower!

Thankfully, you don’t have to go far before you get to read about other people’s adventures whilst at Camp Bestival. I’ve loved reading about other experiences, from Karas (Chelsea Mama) to Kirsty and Clara (My Two Mums) to Naomi (Tents & Festivals).

Although we’ve written about our weekend as a whole, I thought I’d share our highlights from the weekend; broken down into three main categories – Entertainment, Music, and Food.

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