Re: UK Mamas? Portsmouth
We are heading that way too, very soon, we are up in the very far north of scotland atm but heading for portsmouth/gosport area in the next 8 weeks.
I have lived down south before - about 25 miles out of portsmouth, some good shopping, can be busy as with many places but not the worst I have seen in the UK lol.
Ofsted shows a lot for school recommendations, but from what I have seen so far most are pretty good with only one or two singled out as the not so great ones. There are some soft play places, and fairly good amount of things to do with little ones, even bigger ones lol - I have 4 girls from 15 -2 and am expecting number 5 - so I still have to check out the hospital!