Travel for curious families

Join Honkopoly in London for Sports Relief

TweetOn a Tube map, the distances look small. On the Monopoly board they’re even closer. But when I walked part of the route for #TeamHonk in London, organised around Monopoly board properties, I was beat. I came home and collapsed on the sofa while lots of the other bloggers were still pounding the pavement. We started off in Vauxhall, at the offices of Comic Relief. The #TeamHonk and #Honkopoly fundraising...

Help support Sport Relief – sponsor me!

Tweet   The parent blogging community has come together for a major group fundraising effort, spearheaded by Mammasaurus, Mummy Barrow and The A Residence. It’s called #teamhonk (think: Comic Relief noses — honk honk) and more than 200 bloggers, tweeters, Instagramers and their friends and families are joining in, travelling from Land’s End to John O’Groats and pledging money. (Team...

The scarves that can save lives

Tweet At this time last year, I was visiting Ethiopia with ONE, the campaigning organisation, and a group of terrific mum bloggers from the U.S. as well as the lovely and inspiring Mummy from the Heart. We saw the lives of ordinary Ethiopians being transformed by the aid provided by the UK and U.S. governments. Along the way, we also visited FashionABLE — an organisation in Addis Ababa that helps women escape...

Launching the UK’s ONE Mum blogger programme

TweetOver the years I’ve become pretty jaded about charity appeals. I don’t question the need for people to extend help to one another for all kinds of reasons, and many organisations do many good works. But I question whether the influx of money to poverty-stricken areas is used to greatest effect and whether it simply creates a reliance on international aid. One of the latest initiatives by the...

Where to shop this weekend to help London children

TweetWhen you go out shopping for affordable, thoughtful and delightful gifts for family and friends this weekend, you can also help give to Kids Company, the charity that helps disadvantaged children. The usual sidewalk scrum at Oxford and Regent Streets will be replaced with a completely pedestrianized experience, with the streets closed to traffic. It’s called the American Express Shop West End VIP (very...

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