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.

Arm Knitting a Throw with I Make Knots at Workshop & Play

I like nothing more than a workshop, where I can make something beautiful to enjoy in my home. From making an origami lampshade or fairy lights with…

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Meeting Birds at Paradise Park Wildlife Sanctuary, Cornwall

We have been to St Ives, Cornwall, every summer for the past four or five years. I’ve always been curious about Paradise Park Wildlife Sanctuary, and…

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Ten Minutes To Make A Macrame Plant Hanger

Macrame. My mun was a fan in the eighties, and I love that it’s making a resurgence thirty years later! I found a great tutorial…

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The Fun Of The Fair At Gulliver’s Land Theme Park Milton Keynes

We’re two and a half weeks into the summer holidays. Some days out with the girls are essential to stop us all from going crazy!…

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Making an Origami Lampshade with Origami-Est

I have had a treat this weekend – two and a half hours of folding paper with the lovely Est from Origami-Est. I went to…

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Top Twelve Days Out With Kids Around Milton Keynes

Do you ever get those days when you can’t think of a thing to do with the kids? We do, most weekends! I recently discovered…

A round up of my favourite places in and around Milton Keynes to take kids, with details from Wiki Places For Kids.

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5 Ways To Make The Most Of Spring

It is time to kiss goodbye to fur-lined coats and boots, and say hello to pumps, cardigans and sunglasses. Spring has sprung, and I could not be…

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A Pottery Painting Party at Kilning Me Softly, Milton Keynes

Thea had her 4th birthday a few weeks ago. As we did a big party for Ava on her fourth birthday, we wanted to do…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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.…

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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,…

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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…

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