Adventures

Adventures on Cannock Chase

For the first three weeks of the summer holidays I had no car.  Anyone who knows me knows that I love to walk everywhere anyway, so it didn’t bother me too much.  However, with three daughters who had a list of adventures they wanted to go on, it did make things more than a little…

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Fruit Picking at Canalside Farm

What a summer!  I don’t know about you but I’m exhausted (in the best kind of way!).  It’s been full on and intense and challenging and brilliant fun all at the same time.  The girls go back to school in two days time so we’ve been spending time looking at our Summer Bucket List this morning and…

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Summer Afternoons at Shugborough

We are very lucky to have several National Trust properties within about an hour of where we live, which is partly why we decided to invest in an annual pass – there are so many places nearby that we want to explore that it seemed silly not to really.  The closest one to us (literally…

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Fun In The Sun At Trentham Gardens

I have written several times before about how much we love Trentham Gardens – it seems that no matter how many times we visit there is always somewhere new to explore and something new to discover.  We spent the afternoon there one sunny Saturday near the beginning of the summer holidays, making the most of the…

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When Ella’s Dream Came True: Meeting Jacqueline Wilson at The Foundling Museum

I’ve been blogging for about 18 months now and, whilst I’ve not earned a single penny for my work (yet), I have been able to create some fun experiences for my girls to take part in.  They may not pay the bills but they are teaching my daughters many valuable lessons: to say “yes” to having adventures; to grab opportunities with both hands; to…

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Confetti Fields

For one week a year in July, the Real Flower Petal Confetti Company throws open it’s gates to the public before the harvest begins.  Golden wheat fields on one side; acres of colourful flowers on the other; an outdoor café with straw bales for tables; pretty bunting lazily twisting in the breeze… and I had no idea…

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A Day Trip to Dovedale

A few Sundays ago the weather forecast was warm and sunny, and, knowing how rare that can be in the British ‘summer’, we decided to make the most of our brand new National Trust family passes and explore somewhere new. We’re lucky enough to have quite a few National Trust properties within an hour or so from…

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Our Top Ten Things To Do In Bude (Part 1)

If you’re a regular reader of my blog you’ll know by now that we regularly visit Bude in North Cornwall.  It’s long been a favourite place for my husband and I – we’ve both been going there since we were small children.  Now that we have daughters of our own we wanted to continue our family story by taking…

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Rope Swing Adventures

“And into the forest I go, to lose my mind and find my soul” ~ John Muir One of our favourite local places to visit is Cannock Chase, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.  It stretches far and wide, from Milford at it’s northern tip, Cannock in the South, it’s eastern edge falling just shy of Rugeley,…

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