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Alton Towers and CBeebies Land

Like a lot of toddlers, Jessica is a huge fan of CBeebies and as soon as we heard that CBeebies Land was coming to Alton Towers, we knew we would have to try and take her at some point. 1,090 more words

Once upon a time there were four little rabbits, and their names were Flopsy, Mopsy, Cotton-tail, and Peter

A few weeks ago, on the way back from a family holiday to Scotland, I was lucky enough to visit Hill Top, the Lake District home of Beatrix Potter. 527 more words


Silage Done

Well, that’s the second cut of silage out of the way.  We managed to get it in just before the weather changed and it would appear that autumn has well and truly arrived although I think it’s forecast to be warmer again next week.  49 more words


Legoland Windsor Resort

When a friend suggested we meet up and take the kids to Legoland, I was all for it. He had cereal box vouchers which enabled us to get Monkey in for free with two-paying adults… but the problem was hubby wasn’t around on the weekend and Monkey was already free because of his age. 1,041 more words

Adventures At Home

The importance of yellow in the border

My small-scale quest to find examples of good late summer borders, and in particular mixed borders looking good now, has continued.  Hampton Court in Herefordshire is a pleasant cross-country hours drive from me and a garden I visit at some point most years.  619 more words


Kensuke's Kingdom - Michael Morpurgo

I don’t even know what to say about this book – it was bloody amazing. My best friend recommended it to me as it was one of her favourite books as a child. 234 more words

Book Reviews

Bundoran- A promise broken

I know I should have written this around 4 weeks ago but with the summer, the kids and too much else to be done I’m only getting to it now. 587 more words