Adventures

Leap Retreat Part 2: 12 hours in Denver

Way back in January, when I first learned that I’d been chosen out of nearly 5,000 people as the winner of a place at Leap Retreat, all I could focus on was the time I’d be spending in the Rocky Mountains with the other attendees, soaking up anything and everything we could about photography from our incredible…

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Pumpkin Picking Fun

It’s felt like a funny old half term.  We missed most of it because of being on holiday in Florida, and lost the second half of it to jet lag.  Of course it was totally worth it, it’s just left me feeling a little out of the loop season-wise.  It definitely hasn’t felt like Halloween!…

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Little Wanderings

Thanks to the nature of his job, the husband is usually at work at some point on a Saturday.  Sometimes I use that time to catch up on necessary errands and life admin and housework whilst the girls have some much-needed downtime to spend reading, playing games, doing some colouring and drawing or watching a…

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A Wild Adventure at Chester Zoo

It feels strange to be writing about our adventures at Chester Zoo now, considering that we’re well over half way through September already.  After all, it was back at the start of August that we visited for the day.  I almost decided not to bother and then several things made me change my mind:  we had such…

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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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