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.
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
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!