National Trust Adventures – Hinton Ampner

I officially became a national trust member a few weeks ago; something I never thought I would be. This year the girls and I have found ourselves out and about enjoying  walking, exploring and picnics a hell of a lot more it just made sense to get a national trust membership. There are so many great places nearby to us which we were going to and paying for regularly, having the membership just gives us the freedom to pop to the ones locally when ever we fancy but it’s also made me think about setting our sights a little further…

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A look back at 2016…

We are well into 2017 now; I have had such a lovely little break just enjoying some time with the girls. Today is the first time I have actually opened the laptop up in about a week!! Bad Bad Blogger – but we all need that little online detox from time to time, now I am back in business Happy New Year Everybody!!! (When do we stop saying happy new year?) The end of the year and start of a fresh is when most are feeling reflective and looking back on what the previous year brought them. I was recently asked to…

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What’s in our Christmas Eve Box?

Since the girls were born Christmas has become one of my most favourite times of the year! I was never overly big on it until they came along and now my joy comes totally from seeing their excitement leading up to the big day! As I type it’s 10am Bella is spinning around the lounge still in her pj’s (as  you should be in the holidays) singing carols and she just fell into the tree – tree is now slightly ruined but it gave us all a bloody good laugh. Tomorrow is Christmas eve and I am sure excitement levels will be…

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Parenthood – why the competition?

I am usually one to read and then not reply to the ongoing breast VS bottle debate. Recently you’ll have seen your social media feeds filled with the tree of life images it made me want to  jump down from my fence and write this post. The tree of life images essentially show breast feeding muma’s doing their thing in an arty way – they look cool, they do I like them and this isn’t directed at those images personally, it is just seeing them that sparked my need to write. I am all for breast feeding out and proud. Never…

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Longleat Festival Of Lights

The girls and I headed off to visit Longleat last week to experience the Festival of Lights for the first time! I had heard such great things about the event which runs throughout December we couldn’t wait to get down there. We’ve been to Longleat once before, it was when they were in the process of setting it all up since seeing that I have always been intrigued to go back and see it finished. I knew it was going to be pretty busy as tickets were sold out for the day, it was advised to leave extra time for…

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