This Christmas, rather than spending all of our budget on toys that my girls simply don't need, we decided that we'd spend a bit extra on doing something extra special. So I decided to scour the internet for special Christmas events that we could attend and enjoy. One event that really stuck out was … Continue reading Visit Santa – Tick!
Every year for us, Christmas kicks off when we go and watch the Christmas lights get switched on. I hate that some places do this as early as October! But thankfully, we have found that Ironbridge Gorge, our local World Heritage Site, don't switch on their Christmas lights until the last week in November/ first … Continue reading Watch the Christmas Light Switch On – Tick!
I have decided to do a short Christmas Bucket List which is separate from our Winter list, and try and complete as much as possible throughout December. It's such a special time, I thought it deserves a list all of its own! 🙂 Book Advent Calendar √ View See the Christmas lights switch on. √ … Continue reading Christmas Bucket List 2016
The weekend just gone was, in my book, the last weekend of Autumn. The last weekend in November before December drowns us in glitter and tinsel. I was determined, therefore, to make sure that we ticked the final item off our Autumn Bucket List 2016. So, we grabbed my mum and nephew, and my girls … Continue reading Spend time at the lake – Tick!
Ah autumn! The most visually stunning time of the year in Britain. Everywhere turns golden, the low sun casts beautiful light, the sky is a deep shade of blue, the air is crisp. Just beautiful! And no British Autumn would be complete without the obligatory time spent enjoying and playing in the crisp Autumn leaves. … Continue reading Muddy Monday #9 – Play in The Autumn Leaves – Tick!
I just love to cook and eat at this time of year. After a cold day out and about, there is nothing nicer than coming home to the smell of a casserole or stew bubbling away in the slow cooker. We love good old fashioned, simple food, with seasonal British ingredients where we can, so … Continue reading Make seasonal food – Tick!
"There is no such thing as bad weather, only inappropriate clothing" I love this quote, although I can't actually remember who said it...I just think it's spot on. It is so tempting to stay cooped up indoors during these cold, wet months...but the UK winter lasts a loooong time (or at least it seems) and … Continue reading Muddy Monday #8 – Play in the Rain – Tick!
You know how sometimes, you have those people in your life that are just impossible to buy gifts for? Every Christmas and birthday becomes a dreaded event because you just don't want to buy Uncle Fred another pair of socks... You can't bear to see Aunt Hilda's fake smile of delight when you hand over … Continue reading The Letterbox Cake from bakerdays Review and Giveaway!
Remember, Remember the 5th of November! Do you remember this date, and celebrate bonfire night? We do. My family and I love seeing the beautiful colours light up the pitch black sky, the smell of wood burning and gun powder (or whatever they put in fireworks!) the taste of hotdogs, chestnuts and bonfire toffee. This … Continue reading Celebrate Bonfire Night – Tick!
We had a fantastically fun and spooky Halloween weekend, which included parties, pumpkins, costumes, lots of selfies, pin the nose on the pumpkin, a very green face, trick or treating, ghost stories around the fire and toasted marshmallows. Here's a gallery of some of the fun and frolics! Bring on bonfire night! What did you … Continue reading Celebrate Halloween – Tick!