It's September, the kids have gone back to school. The evenings are drawing it, and there's a definite chill in the air. Many people grieve the end of Summer, but as an Autumn lover i'm here to convince you that September, October and November have so much to offer to make it a fantastic … Continue reading 8 Reasons to Love Autumn!
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
My girls, age 5 & 2, had until this Winter, never played in the snow. The last decent snowfall we had, here in the Midlands, was in January 2013, when Banana was around 9 months old. We took her out to touch it and look at her world turned white, but she obviously doesn't remember. … Continue reading Playing in a Winter Wonderland.
Hi all, As it's now September, and despite all those protests of people desperately clinging onto the last remnants of a summer that never really materialised, I have decided we'd begin on our Autumn activities. Isn't it just the most beautiful time of year? The golden hues, the low sparkling light, the crunching and cracking … Continue reading Let’s go Apple Picking – Tick.
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
Yesterday it rained all day. Instead of letting this dampen our spirits we saw it as an opportunity to don the girls' new puddlesuits and go on a wet, woodland walk. I love this photo because, for me, it represents the beginning of Autumn, my favourite season.
This year I really wanted to find a family friendly pub with a nice garden to relax in the sunshine. Again I didn't mind driving a bit further out because I think you tend to find that the nicest places are often on country roads rather than inner towns. So I did some research online, … Continue reading Relax in a beer garden- Tick!
Ah the park. The simplest of all childhood joys. Every town has one (or 50 depending on the size of the town) It just so happens that we live in quite a large town, so there are enough parks to keep us occupied all summer. However, we have done all of our local parks over … Continue reading Find a new park- tick!
If you get to the end of summer and haven't had a barbecue, are you really British and is it really summer?? Ha! But honestly, and maybe it's just me, but summer would not feel complete without charcoaled sausages and suspiciously pink chicken (disclaimer, I am joking and of course always make sure that our … Continue reading Have a barbecue – Tick!
"Every sunset holds the promise of a new dawn." Ralph Waldo Emerson. I love this quote. It's so true, the sunset represents the end of a day, a day that no matter how bad or good will never come again. It also reminds us that whatever happens, the sun will rise again the next day … Continue reading Watch the Sunset – Tick!