Adventures

Jersey (part 2): Beaches, ruins…and the devil

This is part two of a series of blog posts documenting our holiday in Jersey in the Channel Islands.  You can find part one here, which is all about our gorgeous accommodation – the wonderful Woodland Barn. We’d never been to Jersey before and I’d heard so many good things about it’s beautiful and varied scenery that…

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Jersey (part 1): Woodland Barn

July felt incredibly busy and I will freely admit that I heaved an enormous sigh of relief when school finished for the summer.  The thing that kept me going throughout the never-ending tiredness and inability to switch off my brain was the knowledge that as soon as the term was over we’d be escaping for a week to visit somewhere we’ve…

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Roald Dahl at Tatton Park (Part One)

A week ago we headed up to Tatton Park for the day to join in with their ‘100 years of Roald Dahl’ celebrations as something special to do at the end of half term. We’ve not been to Tatton Park before, though it’s somewhere I’ve been wanting to visit for a while – I love big…

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A Forest Adventure

We are incredibly blessed to live very close to Cannock Chase – a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.  It’s home to wild deer, hundreds of miles of biking trails and woodland walks, plus several family friendly activities such as adventure play parks, Go-Ape and the Stick Man activity trail (previously the Gruffalo Trail).  I love going for…

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Shakespeare’s Stratford (Part 2)

This is Part 2 of a blog about our day trip to Stratford-Upon-Avon.  You can find Part 1 here. Once our tummies were full of lunch and ice cream from The Food of Love café, we headed to the other side of the street to Shakespeare’s Birthplace.  There was a short queue to get in…

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Shakespeare’s Stratford (Part 1)

A year ago my wonderful best friend and her husband offered to drive all the way up to Staffordshire from Southampton to come and stay at our house overnight so my husband and I could go away for the weekend on our own to celebrate a year of marriage.  We jumped at the chance – we…

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A Walk in the Bluebell Woods

The bank holiday weekend was a bit of a washout where we are.  Both Saturday and Sunday were mostly rainy with only the occasional glimpse of sunshine in between the torrential showers.  We managed to nip out to our local Waterstones (Ella’s favourite shop!) so she could buy a book with her pocket money, we watched DVDs and did some painting. …

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