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…


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…

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…

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…

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…

Our visit to RHS Wisley

As it’s the Easter holidays, Ryan has taken the rest of this week off work. We were going to go away for a few days,…

Don’t mind if I Kew. Our visit to Kew Gardens

We had a lovely family outing to Kew Gardens this weekend, here are a few highlights.

Pancake Day in Olney, Bucks

We thought we’d brave Olney today, to watch the world-famous pancake race. The last time I went, I was a child, and I’ve wanted to…

Day Out At The National Trust’s Greys Court

We had a lovely day out this weekend, at Greys Court, near Henley-on-Thames. (I haven’t missed out the apostrophe, by the way!) It’s a National…