REVIEW: The Handmade Fair, A Craft Addict’s Dream

I am still recovering from an amazing day at The Handmade Fair at the weekend. I’d been looking forward to it for ages, and took my…

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My Favourite 5 for August: Whipsnade Zoo, Shoes & Warwick Castle

The summer holidays are drawing to a close, and part of me is sad as we have had the best six weeks of fun. But…

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Will You Be Joining Me at The Handmade Fair?

My name is Becky and I am a craft addict. I can’t help myself. I am definitely a ‘dabbler’ so going to events like Kirstie Allsopp’s…

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A Magical Afternoon at the Wild Woodland Summer Ball

We recently got back from a wonderful holiday in Cornwall, and were tipped off to an amazing local event that really made our holiday: The…

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REVIEW: Salcey Forest Fire and Air Nature Club for Kids

It can be hard keeping the kids entertained over the loooong school holidays, can’t it? We often go to Salcey Forest, as it’s not far…

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REVIEW: The Gruffalo at The Lyric Theatre, London

Over the weekend, I took the train to London with Ava and Thea to watch The Gruffalo at the Lyric Theatre*. We’ve taken them to…

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A visit to Green Dragon Eco Farm, near Buckingham

The weather looked nice(ish) this week, so we decided to check out Green Dragon Eco Farm. We thought the girls would love it. We were right,…

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Ava and Thea’s latest antics: IKEA and a VERY muddy adventure

We’ve had a fun week over half term. The girls have enjoyed not having a routine, and I have enjoyed not getting up and running round like a…

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National Trust’s Upton House and Gardens in Warwickshire

Over the weekend, we had a lovely day out at Upton House and Gardens, in Warwickshire, close to Banbury in Oxfordshire. It’s a National Trust…

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Happy New Year! (And happy birthday to PinksCharming)

Happy New Year! I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and welcomed the new year with something sparkly. I woke up with a migraine, and…

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Breakfast with Father Christmas at Wyevale Garden Centre

We’ve never taken Ava and Thea to visit Father Christmas before. They’ve met him at school fetes and at nursery, but have never been to…

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Christmas letters

Have your kids written their letters to Father Christmas yet? We are going to have breakfast with the man himself at Wyevale Garden Centre (and…

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My Craft Day at Kirsty Allsopp’s The Handmade Fair

I love craft. It’s in my blood: my mum always has at least five cross stitch pictures on the go at any one time, as…

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Our Visit To Cliveden Gardens, South Buckinghamshire

We’ve been National Trust members for years, but unless we visit properties when we’re on holiday, we tend to stick to the same old tried…

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