Our Christmas sparkle was stolen by Broomheath plantation :(

December 16, 2015 admin 0

5 weeks ago my family and I took our annual trip to the Broomheath plantation to pick our Christmas tree. It was a lovely day spent hunting for the perfect tree to fit in our living room to be tagged ready for us to chop down ourselves in December. On Saturday we went with our two very excited boys (5 and 3) to cut down our tree, take it home and decorate it. Despite the […]

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A family day out at Lakeland Maize Maze

November 23, 2015 admin 0

During the last school holidays my family and I spent a wonderful weekend in one of our favourite UK places, the Lake District. We stayed in Ambleside at the Youth Hostel and visited the Pencil Museum, Bowness and Lakeland Maize Maze. The Maze is situated in Kendal about and definitely worth a trip if you are up that way. My boys love being outside, running and climbing and generally being boys so I was really […]

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Who loves a bit of Hanky Panky?

October 31, 2015 admin 0

During half term I had to take my car for the dreaded MOT whilst I had my two boys, 5 and 3. The mechanic said it would take about an hour so we took a walk into Chester in hunt for a pancake house that had been recommended by friends. It took us a while to find it as it’s off the main road hidden away down a quiet little street behind the hustle and bustle […]

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Family Trip to the Pencil Museum

September 8, 2015 admin 0

Last month my family and I had the pleasure of staying in the Lake District for the weekend, one of our all-time favourite places in the UK. Whilst we were there we visited a few different attractions as well as soaking up the outstanding scenery that the Lakes has to offer. Our first stop was to the Pencil Museum in Keswick. Now I know what you’re thinking, a pencil museum – wow how dull! And […]

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Day out at Conkers – Family Fun

August 17, 2015 admin 2

A couple of weeks ago I bought a voucher from groupon for a family ticket to Conkers for £16, a half price saving. As a family we love to be out doors, running, climbing and enjoying the fresh air, so this attraction really appealed to us. We drove an hour and 45 minutes to get there as we hadn’t checked the distance before buying tickets – family fail number 1, but a few games of […]

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The strawberry fountain visited the strawberry fields.

July 3, 2015 admin 0

The love of strawberries is not just mine but a family love, our fruit of choice on all occasions, so we decided to take our boys to the strawberry fields for some strawberry picking . Every summer my husband and I have talked about going but every year by the time we think about it its always to late in the season so this year we made a point of going early and boy was […]

Bella and Bow – beautiful gift ideas.

May 9, 2015 admin 4

I think I have found the perfect gift, bespoke print jewellery from Bella and Bow. I was sent a gorgeous key ring with the handprints of my two boys on, however they offer a full range of handmade, personalised print jewellery using foot prints, fingerprints and even paw prints! You can also choose from a selection of pieces including necklaces, charms and cufflinks all made from sterling silver. Bella and Bow was set up by […]

Vita Coco – A product review

April 19, 2015 admin 0

Vita Coco Two men met two Brazilian women in a New York bar and a business was born. Ok so it sounds like the opening to a joke but this really is how vita coco came about. I received a lovely box with one of each flavour to try. I had previously tried the original one so was already a fan and was really excited to try the other flavours. I think that the way […]