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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 are just a teeny bit excited!) at the weekend, so I think we will write them tomorrow, and hand deliver them straight to him! Last year we went to Waddesdon Manor for their magical Christmas light experience, and the girls ‘wrote’ their letters there, and posted them into a special post box. 

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Crafts, Days Out, Make & Do

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 well as patchwork, knitting or any number of other projects. My dad calls craft ‘tatting’ for some reason. He doesn’t get it, but I do. Handmade things are just so special, I think they have a bit of a magical quality to them. I have a cupboard full of my own crafts and crafting materials, which include paper cutting, lino printing, embroidery, cross  ...

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Ava, Days Out, Make & Do, My Favourite Family, Thea

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 and tested favourites… Stowe Landscape Gardens, Waddesdon Manor, Anglesey Abbey and Wimpole Estate and Farm. They are all fantastic, but we decided to go a bit further afield and try out Cliveden Gardens, in between Beaconsfield and Slough. Unusually for the National Trust, you can’t visit the house, unless you are rich, as  ...

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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, but instead, we decided to go on day trips, as the weather forecast didn’t look very promising. Actually, the weather has been gorgeous, but never mind! I bought Ryan Royal Horticultural Society membership for Christmas, and we haven’t had the weather to use it yet, so after we had such a nice day at Kew Gardens (read more here) we thought we’d visit  ...

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