Adventures

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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A Day Trip to LEGOLAND Windsor

LEGOLAND Windsor was very much something we had planned to do during the summer holidays as a treat for the girls.  (Well, I say the girls.  It was most definitely a treat for the husband too who is the biggest kid I know and was desperate to see the Lego Star Wars stuff!).  His days off from work…

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