Make & Do

The Pink family loves to make and do. We do a lot of creating: whether it’s art and craft, or baking and cooking, we’ll have a go. I am a huge craft fan, though I’m jack of all trades and master of none. That doesn’t stop me from buying all the kit though! Ava has definitely inherited my artistic streak, and Thea isn’t far behind her.

We also love a good day trip. We are National Trust members and love nothing more than a walk round an ancient property, followed by a slice of cake and a cup of tea in their tea room. We often review our day trips, either around North Bucks, where we live, or further afield when we’re on holiday.

My Favourite 5 for December: Christmas Family Fun

We have had the most marvellous December, with Ava’s birthday and party, (I can’t believe I am now the proud owner of a six year…


Christmas Magic at Waddesdon Manor

Waddesdon Manor is a very grand National Trust property in South Bucks. It’s a treat to visit any time of year, but my favourite time…

Feeling Festive at World’s End Winter Wonderland

We’ve been to a few Winter Wonderland experiences over the years but this year we tried out one in a garden centre. And it was…

Hollywood Bowl Kid’s Birthday Party Review

I have a love/hate relationship with kid’s birthday parties. I dread organising them, as I go into Pinterest overdrive and want everything to be perfect.…

Christmas Crafting Fun at Make Wrap Mingle

Christmas. Paper. Crafting. Fizz. Doughnuts. Meringues. Could there be a better combination? Thanks to the gorgeous ladies behind Make Wrap Mingle, I would say no,…

How To Make A Simple Christmas Wreath

I’ve always wanted to learn how to make a Christmas wreath. But I’ve never found a workshop that I can afford, or get to, or that doesn’t…

Learning Origami with Origami-Est at Southwood Stores

Paper. As a stationary addict, it’s one of my favourite things. Learning a new craft. Also one of my favourite things, as you’ll know if you’ve…

My Favourite 5 for November: Margaritas, Origami & Christmas Fun

November has whizzed by in a whirl of birthday celebrations and Christmas prep. I can’t believe Christmas is less than a month away! We are…

Colour Together Nature Adult and Children’s Colouring Book Review

If there was such a thing, I’d have an A-Level in Colouring In. I did Art and Geography A-Levels alongside English, and would spend a…

Learning How To Arrange Flowers Online with Flowerstart

When was the last time you did something for yourself? Something that requires time and commitment, just for your own pleasure or sense of achievement?…

My Favourite 5 for October: The Circus, London & Afternoon Tea

We have had a busy and fun-filled half term, and now the countdown to Christmas begins! A Reward For Ava and thea I spray painted some…

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…

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…

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…

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…

How To Make Eco-Friendly Homemade Laundry Detergent

Have you discovered Dr Bronner’s Castile Soap? It is pretty amazing stuff. I’ve been using it in homemade natural laundry detergent, amongst other things. Over the past six…

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…

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…

My Favourite 5 For June: Flamingos, Camping & Colouring

June has been a really busy month for us, with a camping trip over half term, a wedding anniversary, Father’s Day, Blogtacular, and Ava’s Sports…

Painting, Baking and More: A Perfect Weekend

We had such a fun (if exhausting) weekend. So I thought I’d share some highlights with you. It involved a bit of travel, a lot…

My Fun Night at Berylune’s Craft Party

I love crafts and have so many on the go. I am a ‘dabbler’ and want to try everything I can. So I booked myself,…

REVIEW: A Book, A Play Mat, And A Submarine in 1!

The Pink family are big book lovers – we have two huge bookshelves groaning with my novels and art and craft books, and all of…

My Best Ever Flapjack Recipe: Easy, Gooey & Delicious

My flapjacks are famous amongst my friends. I once took some to work and was told by several people I could give up my job and…