Adventures

Canal Walk and Strawberry Picking (Part 2)

This is Part Two of a rather lovely and unplanned afternoon spent at the Canalside Farm, Shop and Cafe in Great Haywood. You can find Part One, with lots of photos from our walk by the canal, here. Once we’d finished our walk we headed back to where we began to search out a snack – we’d built up…

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Canal Walk and Strawberry Picking (part 1)

Absolutely ages ago I had a cuppa with a friend I hadn’t seen in a long time.  Usually we meet at one of our homes but on this occasion we fancied a change and decided to go out.  She suggested the Canalside Cafe in Great Haywood, about 15-20 minutes away from where I live.  I’d…

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A Weekend With Friends

A couple of weeks ago my best friend and her husband came to stay with us for the weekend.  It had been over a year since we last saw them and we’d been trying to arrange it for months and months and months.  They live three hours away in Southampton, she is very close to completing her PhD and her husband…

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Climbing Mountains

Last Saturday I was in a bit of a funk.  We’d not really done much during the week, the girls were starting to get whingey and were spending far too long on their Nintendo DSs and Minecraft despite my best efforts, and I was desperate to get out of the house and have a really good, long walk.  We…

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Wanderlust: Taking the road less travelled

Wanderlust:  “a strong, innate desire to travel” I had the realisation recently that my husband and I approach holidays in completely opposite ways.  After twelve years together you’d have thought I’d have picked up on this before now!  At the end of July we had a wonderful week in Jersey with our three girls – exploring,…

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Jersey (part 4): Castles and harbours

This is part four of a series of blog posts documenting our holiday in Jersey in the Channel Islands.  You can find part one, all about our lovely accommodation, here. Part two, which covers the first two days of our trip, is here.  And Part 3 is here. WEDNESDAY After an epically long day and late night yesterday…

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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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