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Top 3 Things To Do In Valencia With Children

UPDATED with some further ideas from The Crazy Tourist. I’m really excited to be writing this post as it gives me the opportunity to say lots of nice things about our lovely trip to Valencia! Having been to Spain many times (my family live in the Canary Islands and we have friends and family in […] Read more…

That Time I Got Everything I Ever Wanted

I didn’t have a bucket list aged 5, I’m pretty sure it wasn’t even a thing in the mid eighties, but if I had ‘publish a book’ would have been right at the top – it is my most enduring ambition. My desire to be a Vet/Astronaut and/or International Humanitarian waned over time (mainly due to lack […] Read more…

Big News @ JoyandPops

It seems so long since I’ve written a single world here in my little corner of the internet. It’s not that I haven’t wanted to but rather life has overtaken (in a good way) and it just hasn’t been possible to keep to a schedule. So, what’s been keeping me so busy…? Well, we had […] Read more…

Weekend-ing With Children

Weekends are the holy grail aren’t they? From a young age we are programmed to believe it is all about the weekend – through our school days and into young adulthood we delight in making plans, talking about our plans, lazing around recovering from our plans and then doing it all over again. The weekends are […] Read more…

Paris, Best Friends And Broken Laptops

Well, where to begin…where have I been? As you may have guessed (headline hint – it involves Paris, best friends and broken laptops) my laptop has been broken for over a week, therefore JoyandPops.com has been on a bit of a go slow. How did my laptop get broken? The details are shrouded in mystery. […] Read more…

18 Free Ways To Have Fun With Your Children!

Happy, occupied and engaged children make the world go round in an ‘oh-so happier’ way for any parent. The words ‘I’m bored’ however strike fear into most parents hearts – especially if it is A. it’s raining. B. You’re extremely busy or C. it’s only 6,30am! I’d love to be that kind of parent who […] Read more…

Finding Joy By Doing Less

You may (or may not) of noticed that all has been very quiet at Joy and Pops the last couple of weeks. I mean like totally dead quiet! I wrote here about the fact we were heading off to Valencia in Spain to recharge our collective batteries – however, I didn’t actually intend to stop blogging. […] Read more…

12 Ways To Celebrate Your Wedding Anniversary

With two young children, not a lot of childcare and increasingly busy work schedules, my husband and I rarely leave the house after 5 pm in each others company these days. However, we always make the effort when it comes to planning our anniversary. Why? Because it’s important to remember who we are as people, […] Read more…

Top 5 Family Holidays Wishlist

  There will come a time – far off in the unimaginable future – when my children will abandon our family holidays. We will one day be replaced by girls-only holidays, first trip with the latest boyfriend and culminating, hopefully, in husband and family trips of their own. Perhaps we’ll be able to snag the […] Read more…

It Is Officially Christmas 2014

It’s the 1st of December folks, that means it’s officially the start of Christmas 2014! Is anyone else thinking this year has gone freaky fast?! We got the festive season off to a great start with a day pass visit to Centre Parcs (Sherwood Forest). We were lucky enough to be able to meet up […] Read more…

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