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Visiting The Eden Project in Cornwall with Kids

We go to Cornwall most years, and have for as long as I can remember. It’s the perfect place for a summer holiday, with fantastic beaches and plenty of things to do with kids. The Eden Project is one of our favourite places to visit in Cornwall. Ryan and I have been a few times, before kids, and when Ava was a toddler. She had a great time running around, but was way too young to understand the eco messages. Now Ava and Thea are older, it’s the right time to take them. The guys  ...

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Crafts, House to Home

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 Origami-Est, to learning how to arrange flowers with an online class, and crafting gorgeous Christmas makes with Zeena Shah, I can’t get enough! These are all fairly small scale, and I’m keen to try some larger makes. I’m interested in learning how to upholster, but first, my latest challenge is arm knitting a throw with I  ...

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Days Out

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 this year, we finally visited*! I knew Ava and Thea would love Paradise Park Wildlife Sanctuary, but I was surprised by how much I enjoyed it, too. I even got to stoke a penguin! Paradise Park Wildlife Sanctuary is in Hayle, near St Ives, on the side of a hill, overlooking the sea. As well as hundreds (or even thousands) of birds, many  ...

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Crafts, House to Home

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 with a video showing you how to make a macrame plant hanger on Buzz Feed. I made mine in just ten minutes, so I wanted to give you the link! Will you try it too? I managed to make my macrame plant hanger just using the video on the post. Now that’s the kind of DIY I can get on board with! There are written instructions too. So here is mine, what do you  ...

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