Our Day at Sandwell Valley Park

Last Saturday we headed off to Sandwell Valley Country Park. We’d never been before, and this escapade represented another where we’re determined to explore more of the parks that we have around us, especially as they are, by and large, free, and a great way to spend time with the …

How We Would Spend £20k

I love this idea for a post! I saw it on Britmums, and though I’d be absolutely thrilled to win one of the prizes that are up for grabs, the concept got my attention. I mean, who doesn’t have that ‘if we won £xxx, what would we spend it on …

Visit to Planters Garden Centre

I’m looking for more Project Garden inspiration everywhere! We’ve been to 3 local garden centres in the last week alone, and I’ve been making notes of anything that I’m loving for our garden. The children are enjoying it, as 2 out of the 3 we’ve been to have had animals …

Row, Row, Row Your Boat

On a rainy Sunday, we were going through the motions and the day was passing us by, as it easily can when housework and chores crowd in around you. We had very little lined up, as the rain had put pay to our playground plans. I was scrolling through my …

Giveaway! Celebrating Month One of the Blog

  It’s been a whole month since The Reading Residence began. I’m absolutely loving writing it and have no end of posts whirring around in my head that I’ve yet to write. I’ve had some great comments left, discovered a whole new world of friendly blog link ups, have joined …

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