Adventures

A Sprinkle Of Snowdrops

One Sunday at the start of February we made the hour-long journey further north to spend the afternoon at Rode Hall in Cheshire. Our previous visit to Rode Hall was in May last year.  My birthday is at the beginning of May and I like to make a visit somewhere to see the bluebells as they’re usually in bloom…

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Searching for Treebeard

A couple of weekends ago, on one of our regular-as-clockwork Saturday morning trips to the local library to make sure that Ella (our resident bookworm) was stocked up with enough books to last her for the whole week, I spotted a small display near the self check-out machines.  Whilst the girls were choosing their books I wandered…

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Winter Walks

January is a funny old month.  It’s deep midwinter, the fun and excitement of Christmas is over and the promise of Spring is still a little too far away to feel tangible.  It’s dark and grey and cold and, if you’re anything like me, it can be hard to summon up to motivation to do…

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Cabin Fever

Chrimbo Limbo.  Twixmas. Whatever you call it, the week between Christmas and New Year is always a bit odd.  No-one is ever quite sure what day it is; there are late nights and even (*gasp*) lie-ins for the girls (this really does feel like a bit of a Christmas miracle – they’re so worn out from the…

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November Rain

We had a tough weekend.  I’ve left it a couple of days to post about it because I wanted to let it all settle and organise my thoughts and clear my head first. The weather wasn’t brilliant (Storm Angus on the way!) and our instincts were to stay in and hibernate, apart from taking Mimi…

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A mini-break in Dorset (part 1)

I’d had half term all planned out.  Sophie was coming to visit for the week, we were going to have fun doing some of the things on our Autumn Bucket List and I’d factored in some much-needed downtime as well after a jam-packed and busy first six weeks back at school.  And then, as so often happens…

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A sunny Sunday in October

“Two roads diverged in a wood and I, I took the one less travelled by.  And that has made all the difference”.  Robert Frost I’ve written a few times about how much we love Cannock Chase forest, which we are lucky enough to have right on our doorstep, and we often head up there on…

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