life as I experience it

Author: raluca

Diggerland (Kent) – playing on a construction site

Diggerland (Kent) – playing on a construction site

Last year we spent some of the Tesco Clubcard vouchers to buy tickets to Diggerland Kent. And my son (who was 3 years at the time) loved it so much that he periodically reminds us of that place and asks to go there. Luckily, Diggerland […]

Thoughts about the minimalism

Thoughts about the minimalism

About a week ago I watched the movie called “Minimalism” and it made me realize we are closer to minimalism that I would have thought, though who knows us could say we are exactly the opposite, hoarders to be more precisely. But let me tell […]

London City Airport – for all the little plane fans

London City Airport – for all the little plane fans

Both my kids love planes. Before he was 1, my son saw a soft toy in a petrol station while we were fueling the car and he fell in love with the toy: it was a blue airplane from the movie “Planes” (which we’ve never […]

Almost 3 months on Instagram

Almost 3 months on Instagram

On the 1st of May 2017 I posted the first photo on Instagram. Since then, I’ve posted 59 more photos, therefore around 20 photos/month. I know some of my readers don’t use this application, and I also know I want to keep these photos no […]

My son’s pre-school graduation

My son’s pre-school graduation

So, the day has arrived. Today is the last day my son goes to pre-school. In September he will enter Reception/School. On his first day of pre-school, he was 2 years and 8 months old. He seemed ready to take the big step but still, […]

Our family’s DYI project: a motorhome

Our family’s DYI project: a motorhome

We love travelling. We have always enjoyed discovering new places, encountering new people, admiring new views and leaning about other cultures. And we used to dream of going on a trip with a caravan, all the way to Japan. Yes, through all the Asia! Obviously, […]

Chocolate muffins – dairy-free, gluten-free, sugar-free

Chocolate muffins – dairy-free, gluten-free, sugar-free

Friday, just as I was about to go to bed, I found out that it had been Chocolate Day. Yes, that’s right, 7th of July is Chocolate Day and I never knew this! “What kind of chocolate fan am I?” I thought to myself. (Almost) […]

Museum of Carriages in Maidstone – a ride back into history

Museum of Carriages in Maidstone – a ride back into history

Having a lovely Saturday in front of us and no plans, I decided to look on the map and pick a town in which we hadn’t been before. And my choice was Maidstone. The family was thrilled. Well, not at first, but after pulling the ace […]

Mystery of the stained teeth: solved

Mystery of the stained teeth: solved

My teeth had always been pretty healthy. Small fillings here and there but nothing too serious. I never had the terrible tooth pain I hear a lot about and I hope I will never too, especially since I started to go sugar-free. I used to […]

Mini Run 2017 in London

Mini Run 2017 in London

London to Brighton Mini Run is a lovely event that took place this past weekend. It is an event that is held annually since 1985 and it is organised by the London & Surrey Mini Owners Club. The run starts from Crystal Palace Park in London on […]