My Favourite Family

My family are wonderful. I’m a bit biased, and very lucky. I have a wonderful husband and two beautiful girls, plus a large extended family. There’s never a dull moment.

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…


My Favourite 5 for July: Prints, Lights & End of Term Fun

July has whizzed by in a whirl of end of term fun, work and DIY. We’re currently working on our utility room, so it should be…

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…

BOOK REVIEW: ABC Of Animals In London

The Pink family loves books. We simply can’t resist them. Ava has been a member of the library since she was a couple of months…

My Favourite Five for May: Stationery, Footwear & Spiderman

Tomorrow is the last day of school before half term and boy are we ready for a break! We have had such a busy month,…

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…

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 Favourite Five for April: Desert Essence, Dining Chairs & Blooms

April has flown by, hasn’t it? We have been really busy with the Easter holidays and work, but we have been able to enjoy the garden in…

REVIEW: Trespass Girls’ Snow Jacket

A few months ago, we had a very muddy adventure in the woods, and I realised that Ava’s coat situation just wasn’t good enough. She has…

REVIEW: Butler & Grace Custom ID Bracelets

Sometimes, my girls like to terrify me by running off and hiding – normally when we are in a supermarket or shopping centre. They seem…

What Thea Did Next: Cuddles, Cheekiness & Chocolate

Thea has been extra cuddly recently (which is saying something, as she is a cuddle monster!) She has taken to saying “I want ALL the cuddles!” and…

My Favourite Five for March: Night Lights, Cushion Covers & Love Notes

1. A Little Lovely Company night lights. I ordered these cute little lights for the girls for Easter and they love them. Thea has the apple and…

A visit to Green Dragon Eco Farm, near Buckingham

The weather looked nice(ish) this week, so we decided to check out Green Dragon Eco Farm. We thought the girls would love it. We were right,…

What Ava Did Next: Pirates, Ladybirds, and Balloons

I think it’s about time for an update of the funny things Ava has been coming up with recently. It was World Book Day the…

REVIEW: Party Pack from Party Bags & Supplies plus discount code

It was Thea’s birthday last week, and a few weeks ago, we asked her what kind of party she wanted. She announced she wanted an Ariel cake. *Cue…

Our ‘baby’ Thea is Three!

Our little poppet Thea is three today, so although she’ll always be my baby, she’s really getting quite old, not even a toddler now! She’s…

Ava and Thea’s latest antics: IKEA and a VERY muddy adventure

We’ve had a fun week over half term. The girls have enjoyed not having a routine, and I have enjoyed not getting up and running round like a…

Thea and Ava’s latest antics: stickers, brownies and scissors

Thea has been exceptionally cheeky this week. She decided that my new pot of ivy needed a bit of extra decoration… I really, really hate…

National Trust’s Upton House and Gardens in Warwickshire

Over the weekend, we had a lovely day out at Upton House and Gardens, in Warwickshire, close to Banbury in Oxfordshire. It’s a National Trust…

Quick, Easy DIY Copper Polkadot Tea Light Holders: IKEA Hack

My home office has a copper and white theme. I got the lovely copper lampshade and table lamp ages ago and I need a few more touches…

How We (Finally) Ditched the Dreaded Dummies!

Thea is two and three quarters, and has been very, very firmly attached to her dummy, since she was tiny. But enough is enough! We…

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…