Category: Family & Days Out

The First of Many Adventures

For months we’ve been saying we’d like to join the National Trust, and so we decided that that’s what we’d have as a Christmas gift. A few days after Christmas, I got us all signed up and so ever-eager, we were off on an adventure to our first property at …

Let’s Go Fly A Kite!

We bought Boo a kite for Christmas. She was delighted! Of course, as we had the evil sick bug here over Christmas, we had to wait to get out and fly it, but as soon as everyone was fit to leave the house, the park was the first place we …

Fun with Djeco Light Clay Critters

I’ve bought a few crafty items for the children. They’re keeping us occupied and very happy, and I wanted to tell you all about this one in particular, as we just love it! I ordered the Djeco Light Clay Critters from Cr8tive Kids, having bought Djeco before and been impressed …

Little Man the Destroyer

If you read my post a few days ago, you’ll know that we’ve not had the best Christmas here, thanks to an evil bug. When the kids haven’t been ill, we’ve still been pretty confined to the house, as everyone recovers, so there’s been a lot of playtime with the …

Not The Christmas We’d Hoped For…

It hasn’t been the Christmas of our dreams. Unfortunately, Boo came down with a sickness bug on the night before Christmas Eve, that saw her off to the emergency doctors on the night of Christmas Day, just hours before Little Man started being violently sick. The Husband fell foul of …

My Top 5 Advent Moments

It’s Christmas Eve. One more sleep to go. How I’ve loved the build-up to this Christmas. For me, the build-up is as good, if not better, than the day itself, though I’m sure we’ll all have a lovely day tomorrow. The magical anticipation is wonderful, and establishing family traditions with …

The Cathedral Visit

With the somewhat dodgy weather we’ve had here this past week, coupled with it being the week before Christmas, our options for outings have been a little limited. We’ve managed to squeeze in a couple of visits to the park, and one to soft-play, but then what? I’m not going …

Pooh Sticks in the Park

The weather seems to have taken a turn for the worse. It’s blustery and wet out there, so we’re having to get very smart with our planning, to make sure we can get out into some fresh air when we can – got to grab those opportunities when they arise! …

They Stopped!

OK, this photo may not mean much to you, or the moment seem remotely remarkable, but to me, it’s precious.. My children are both active. Yes, I know most children are, but mine get called ‘spirited’ – you’re getting me now, aren’t you?! Parents used to cast pitying glances at …

The Stick Man Trail

I read about the Forestry Commission running various Stick Man trails over on the lovely Mammasaurus’ blog and was delighted to find that there was one near us. We love Stick Man here, so last weekend we wrapped up warm and headed out for some fun, not only on the …

Our Fairy Garden

Project Garden continues! We’ve been out in the garden this week, planting up some shrubs that we recently bought, including Callicarpa Profusion which we recently spotted and absolutely adored. It’ll give us some lilac flowers in the summer and brilliant bright purple berries next autumn, which I’m already looking forward …

Our Crafting Box

Boo has always enjoyed getting crafty and creative, and Little Man at 15 months, is also starting to show an interest (stickers fascinate him!). So we regularly have craft sessions here, though not always that well-prepared or structured! This is the go-to box, the activity when no real activity is …

Girls Trip!

Boo and I haven’t had a girls trip since Little Man arrived. That’s quite a while. Yes, we have time together when he naps where we get up to our own activities, but it’s not really the same. Of course, until Little Man came along, every day, every outing was …

Christmas Collecting and Crafting

I decided to include a little craft project within our Christmas countdown activities, one that Boo and I could enjoy, that would also tie in a nice, outdoor afternoon. We got onto it this week, and I have to say that both the outing and the crafting were really lovely, …

Our Christmas Countdown

We’ve had a lovely weekend here. Yesterday was my mum’s birthday, so we spent the day with her and my brother and his wife. And then last night, after the children went to bed, we set about making the house festive, and getting a few surprises ready for them to …

We Embraced The Season

I was a fair weather kinda girl. I love my flip flops, vests and summery skirts and I’d make the most of every last drop of sunshine. As soon as the flip flops have to be stowed and the boots or Converse reappear, you’ll not see me outside until spring! …

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