Back in the summer we spent a beautiful sunny day at Hawkstone Park Follies in Shropshire. "Set in 100 acres of Parkland The Follies is a range of dramatic and rugged natural sandstone hills that were developed to include gullies, caves, towers and bridges, becoming one of the most visited landscapes in Britain during the … Continue reading Exploring Hawkstone Park Follies
For the August bank holiday weekend we decided to book a short family break to get away from it all for a few days before the start of the new school term. As a family, we love Haven, the parks are always full of great things to do and the girls love The Seaside Squad. … Continue reading Our weekend at Haven’s Presthaven.
My Darling O, Well, the time has arrived. In a matter of days you'll be starting your full time education journey, beginning to make your own way in this world. I hope that we've provided you with a solid foundation of love and security, so that you can explore, learn and grow whilst always knowing … Continue reading An open letter to my youngest daughter, before she starts school.
As a family, we are always looking for new places to explore and new parks in particular, as they provide the all encompassing family day out. Hubby and I both studied at the University of Derby so, going back to our old stomping ground now that we have kids of our own was always on … Continue reading Our Visit to Markeaton Park, Derby.
Six full weeks off school? Those words are simultaneously create a sense of joy in the hearts of kids and anxiety in the hearts of parents. Don't get me wrong, I love the holidays, I love having my kids to myself and being out of the strict school routine for a bit. But I'd be … Continue reading 12 Summer Boredom Busters
Ah, long lazy summer days sitting in the shade of a big tree, feeling the warm grass beneath your toes and relaxing with some wonderful, topical books. Nothing sounds nicer than that, right now. So I've come up with a list of our favourite books with a summer theme, to help make that daydream a … Continue reading Six Fantastic Books with a Summer Theme.
The Summer Holidays are hard work. As much as we as parents feel guilty admitting it, it's difficult to come up with the right balance of structured and free play activities to keep kids occupied and prevent boredom from creeping in. On the same note, the summer holidays can be expensive! For this reason, I've … Continue reading 6 Super Summer Crafts for Kids
This week, in the UK it's been HOT! We rarely see summer temperatures above around 25 degrees Celsius. But this week it's been reaching highs of 37 in some parts of the country. For us, in the UK, this means pain and suffering. You see, we're not equipped to cope with extreme heat. Most of … Continue reading 10 Cooling Activities for HOT Summer Days
After emerging from the dark bleak winter, Spring and Summer is always a nice time to freshen up your make-up routine. I love to go for a fresh faced, dewy look in Summer. As its nice to feel light and airy rather than over done. I only really do drugstore make-up with a few exceptions. … Continue reading My Budget Summer Make-up Look Perfect For Busy Moms
As the main aim of this blog is to record our Seasonal activities and tick items off our seasonal bucket lists I think it only right, now summer is ending and we enter a new season (Autumn yay!), that I sum up and reflect on what we've done. What did we achieve? Well, I must … Continue reading Summer 2016 Round Up