New Year, New Adventures

New Year, New Adventures

As 2017 came to an end we decided that the New Year would bring lots of new adventures. 2017 passed so fast with so many new changes that we felt we didn't get to enjoy as many adventures as we had wanted to. So 2018's goals were to enjoy the moments more and spend more time experiencing things rather than spending on material items. What better way to set this goal firmly in our sights than by heading to our favourite beach with M's new bike, Beau and a promise of a hot…continue reading →
Moors Valley Park final adventure

Moors Valley Park final adventure

We chose to spend one of our final full days of adventure with M in 2017 at one of our favourite places, Moors Valley Park. The time off over Christmas is one of the longest times we get all together as a family of three, so it was important to us to make the most of every minute. Illness and various things had got in the way of us getting out more over Christmas, so Moors Valley seemed the perfect location to take in the fresh air and just enjoy each others company.…continue reading →
Skating in the Square, Dorchester – 2017

Skating in the Square, Dorchester – 2017

Ever since I was a child I held the view that ice skating at Christmas is possibly one of the most Christmassy things you can do. I think it comes from memories of so many Christmas films where people smoothly skate across rinks in their hats and scarves. When Clara was pregnant we went to Hyde Park Winter Wonderland where I spent about ten minutes edging round the side of an ice rink wondering why I thought it was a good idea. But it was something I still saw as a special memory,…continue reading →
Cinderella at the Octagon Theatre

Cinderella at the Octagon Theatre

I love a bit of panto, there is something about it that brings back such fond memories of my childhood. When my mum asked if we'd like to join them for Cindrella at the Octagon theatre this year I happily accepted the invite. M was quite young the last time we took him to panto so he has a bit unsure of what to expect apart from recalling he would be allowed something that flashed and lit up, that he could wave around. We had a bit of a drama on route to…continue reading →
Warmer dog walks with Millets

Warmer dog walks with Millets

Now that November is almost over we are finally able to take Beau to some of our favourite beaches. The beach can be a tad cool this time of year, but it's incredibly beautiful when the sun shines. Thanks to some rather fab coats and shoes from Millets we are able to enjoy some warmer dog walks as Winter approaches. Traditionally this is the time of year we seek warmth and comfort in the home. But now that we are dog owners we are spending much more time outdoors, in rain or shine.…continue reading →
Camp Bestival – Kids Activities

Camp Bestival – Kids Activities

Now that Camp Bestival has announced they are setting sail next year, our thoughts have already turned to the kids activities we can expect. Camp Bestival is a fantastic family festival full of fun for everyone, which offers children the opportunity to experience new and exciting things each year. We thought we'd share some of M's favourite kids activities from this years' Camp Bestival to give you an idea what to expect when you take your family in 2018. I thought I could just ramble on and attempt to put into words the…continue reading →
Halloween at Upton Country Park

Halloween at Upton Country Park

I am one of those parents that loves Halloween and wants to make the most of the event as much as possible. Which lead to us searching for somewhere Halloween themed to take M in the run up to the 31st. We didn't visit our usual pumpkin patch this year, so we thought we'd visit somewhere different and Upton Country Park ticked all the boxes. We got M dressed in his favourite Jogging suit and headed to Upton a few days before Halloween. It's quite local to us, which is perfect when you've…continue reading →
So little time – Autumn Walk 2017

So little time – Autumn Walk 2017

This year our diary has been packed to bursting. With school back in full swing we constantly seem to be on the go. Add to the mix my Beaver leader training and Marathon prep, resulting in very little free time at the moment. When M was born we decided to set ourselves the annual tradition of taking an Autumn walk somewhere nice, among the bronze leaves and cool air. This year we decided to head to the same place we visited last year, but noticed it was going to be closer to Winter…continue reading →
The Eden Project, Cornwall

The Eden Project, Cornwall

The Eden Project in Cornwall is somewhere I have wanted to visit in a while. Home to the largest rainforest in captivity and based in a gorgeous part of the country, it was a must visit on our recent stay in an Airbnb in Camelford. The Eden Project offer you the option to donate your admission fee to convert it into an annual pass when you book online, which is great if you want to take your time during your visit. On arrival the car parks are a short walk to the main…continue reading →
The last of the sun

The last of the sun

This Summer has been possibly the rainiest, coldest Summer I can recall in a long time. It rained heavily the day I picked M up on his last day of school and rained pretty much every week from then. But then we seemed to strike it lucky on some days we had together as a family. We experienced some gorgeous weather on our family holiday to Cornwall, which was pretty flukey, but we also got to enjoy the last of the sun on a random weekend just before M went back to school.…continue reading →