Adventures

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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A day trip to Attingham Park

Sundays are pretty sacred in our house.  It’s the only day of the week where all of us are together and so we try to keep them for day trips and adventures and exploring new places.  Sometimes things get in the way of those adventures – lovely things like family or friends coming to visit, or a birthday party…

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Adventures with friends

May has seemed like a really busy month and yet it feels like we haven’t really ‘done’ very much.  Looking back through my diary and my camera roll it’s mainly been commitments at the girls’ school, work-related stuff and birthdays that have been keeping us occupied.  As a result I realised that we’ve not actually had any adventures out and…

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Back in Beautiful Bude (Part 3)

This is the third and final part of my mini-series of blogs documenting our time in beautiful Bude for a week-long family break during the Easter holidays.  You can find part one here and part two here. We’ve been home for over a month now and looking back over all my photos and remembering all the fun…

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