Travel & Adventures

Little Wanderings

Thanks to the nature of his job, the husband is usually at work at some point on a Saturday.  Sometimes I use that time to catch up on necessary errands and life admin and housework whilst the girls have some much-needed downtime to spend reading, playing games, doing some colouring and drawing or watching a…

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A Wild Adventure at Chester Zoo

It feels strange to be writing about our adventures at Chester Zoo now, considering that we’re well over half way through September already.  After all, it was back at the start of August that we visited for the day.  I almost decided not to bother and then several things made me change my mind:  we had such…

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When Ella’s Dream Came True: Meeting Jacqueline Wilson at The Foundling Museum

I’ve been blogging for about 18 months now and, whilst I’ve not earned a single penny for my work (yet), I have been able to create some fun experiences for my girls to take part in.  They may not pay the bills but they are teaching my daughters many valuable lessons: to say “yes” to having adventures; to grab opportunities with both hands; to…

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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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