Summer Diary

In July, my six-year old told me that she wanted to keep a summer diary. I thought this was a wonderful idea. Moozles’ writing has come along fantastically since she began Year One. Couple that with her love of drawing, I knew this would be a fun summer activity that could also be a treasured keepsake. Moozles picked out this lovely and bright yellow notebook from Paperchase. The pages are lined, so it is ideal for helping her improve her writing. And it’s big enough that she can keep a few summers worth of memories in one notebook.

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Moozles hasn’t worked on the diary every day, but she has noted many of our fun summer activities. You can compare her writings and drawings to what we did in real life.

Littlehampton Beach


Kenilworth Castle

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Birmingham, meeting my friend Emma (Brummy Mummy of 2) and then going to the local pool in Leamington Spa afterwards

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Odd Farm Park, and circus

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We had a great summer, and this diary will serve as a lovely reminder. I’m sure I’ll be sobbing over Moozles’ summer diary in 20 years’ time.

This post has been inspired by Steph Tilley, the Center Parcs Community Manager, who noted that a summer diary can be created using different mementos, including photos and handwritten diary entries. There were some other great ways to capture summer memories, and next year we will try and incorporate all of them.


This is my entry to the Center Parcs and Tots100 August Challenge. If I’m chosen, I would like to visit Longleat Forest.

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