Longshaw Woodland Day 2019

A Day out in the Woods My eldest child is a volunteer with the Eastern Moors Partnership Youth Rangers. So when he decided to help out at the Woodland Day at Longshaw this year we decided to go along. We paid the £5 for an activity passport my daughter (8). All of the activities were […]

Winter fun in Derbyshire

Winter weather Most years where we live in Dronfield, we would have been inundated with snow by the end of January. People joke about there being a micro climate in our town as we often get a good few inches of snow when the rest of the country has none. So this year, as in […]

Jolabokaflod- The Norwegian Christmas Tradition of book giving update

A quick update Before Christmas I wrote a blog about  Jolabokaflod. I thought some of you might be interested to know how it went. My Naughty Little Puppy – Holly Webb As expected my daughter (8) absolutely flew through his book, loving the puppy antics. She found the characters relatable especially as she had read […]

Inside Wm Lee Castings, Dronfield

Dronfield For 12 years we have lived in Dronfield and it’s an amazing place to be. It is so close to the Peak District, as well as the city of Sheffield. There are many green spaces to visit locally. We are really fortunate to be able to walk to a brilliant park called Cliffe Park. […]

Nelson’s monument, Derbyshire – Staycation

Nelson’s Monument- Derbyshire Having previously been up to Birchen Edge, Derbyshire without my camera I was eager to get back there and take some photos. I can honestly say it was one of the most serene places that I have been to. After a quick scramble up the rocky pathway, you are rewarded with amazing […]

Jolabokaflod- The Norwegian Christmas Tradition of book giving

New traditions at Christmas My husband and I have a few traditions that we like to implement at Christmastime. However we decided it was important for our family to create our own traditions and memories to add to them. When I read of Jolabokaflod the Norwegian book giving tradition on Christmas Eve on the Treehugger […]

Christmas is coming…

Travel cup, Cormorant with green highlights Buying gifts is impossible! As you can tell from my heading, at times I find it hard to buy gifts for some people. Please tell me I am not alone and that other people struggle too. Everyone seems to have everything they need these days, buying what they want […]

North Wales -Staycation, too much to do (part 2!)

Further antics in Wales Just a little further on from Llanfairfechan we saw some signs for Aberfalls. On a bit of a gloomy morning we set out to investigate. Following the signs we wiggled our way up the winding streets towards a bridge and a small carpark. Passing over this we continued to the larger […]

North Wales – Staycation, too much to do!

Llanfairfechan by the sea. Last Easter I decided to treat the family to a good old seaside holiday in Wales. As a child we were always darting through the tunnel from Liverpool to places like Llandudno, Criccieth or Anglesey. So I thought it was time I took the kids to see the beauty of North […]

Robbie Burns Birthplace – Alloway, Scotland

Robbie Burns Museum We were returning from our walk around Loch Doon, Scotland to visit see the Ospreys and decided to stop off in Alloway. My daughter loves poetry so the idea of a museum dedicated to Robbie Burns was a must see on our holiday. We were not disappointed. The first place that the […]

Culzean Castle – Ayrshire, Scotland

Exciting times at Culzean Castle So while staying the Brunston Castle Luxury Lodges in Dailly, Ayrshire we decided to go and investigate a local castle which had been renovated by Scottish Trust and National Trust. Set perfectly amidst forest and sea Culzean Castle had many, many exciting things for us to see.   We arrived […]

Scotland- Staycation, walks, nature and castles at their best

Dailly, Scotland – Our Summer Staycation This summer we decided to head up to Scotland for our Summer holidays. The weather had been so good in the UK that we felt going further North might help cool us down a little… we were not wrong! The evening of our arrival at Brunston Castle luxury lodges was […]

Days out on a Staycation – Sudbury Hall, Museum of Childhood

So much to do at Sudbury We got to the car park for Sudbury Hall very easily as it is just off the A50. Knowing that the car park was a bit of a walk away we got there just before it opened at 10am, there was plenty of space at this time. However I […]

Days Out on a Staycation – London TATE Modern

An amazing day out Finally we had the opportunity to investigate the inside of The TATE Modern this summer. The interesting architectural exterior meant that the inside had a lot to live up to. After the obligatory swing on the huge swings outside the TATE building, then the unfortunate but necessary bag search we entered […]

Days Out on a Staycation – it’s child’s play at Old Moor RSPB

Fun times at Old Moor I wanted to write about our most recent day out at Old Moor RSPB reserve whilst it was fresh in my head. Unfortunately that means trying to blog between ironing, feeding people and suffering kids T.V while I write. Oh and of course sorting out any squabbles that occur! So […]