6 Highlights of our Christmas trip to Bluestone

6 Highlights of our Christmas trip to Bluestone

We were recently invited for a midweek break at Bluestone, Wales. Pembrokeshire is such a beautiful part of the world and we’ve previously been on holiday there for our honeymoon and first anniversary/babymoon. I’ve heard wonderful things about Bluestone, so I was very excited. To add to the excitement, at this time of year, it transforms into Christmasland. There are lots of Christmas activities on, including Kingdom of the Elves which I’ve heard so much about. This year’s theme is a visit to Elftopia.

I want to blog in more detail about our week away soon, but first, here are my 5 top highlights! View Post

Creating my own adults-only escape

Creating my own adults-only escape

It can be difficult being a parent sometimes, for many reasons. One problem is the lack of privacy and another is the inability to have nice things without them getting ruined.

Sarah over at Boo, Roo and Tigger Too is asking bloggers to create an adult’s-only hideaway. I thought I’d  take on the challenge and visualise a little piece of paradise where I could take time out to relax and maybe even have a hot cup of tea! As much as we love Autumn, it’d be lovely to have a place just for us where we could escape to without being surrounded by randomly strewn toys and other general baby/toddler stuff. View Post

6 Gift Ideas for Children, Christmas 2017

6 Gift Ideas for Children, Christmas 2017

We’re getting closer and closer to Christmas. The weeks just seem to be flying by now! It’s such a magical time when you are a child, although I think some of that magic returns when you have a child yourself. Here are some lovely gift ideas for the children you’re buying for this year.

If you’re looking for gifts for babies and toddlers, it may be worth taking a look at The Best Christmas Gifts for 0-2 year olds as you’ll find that more tailored. View Post

A family day out at Sheffield Park

A family day out at Sheffield Park

Sheffield Park in East Sussex is renowned for its beautiful autumn colours. I’d say it’s definitely one of the best places to see the autumn colours in the South East. A National Trust property, it boasts acres of landscaped gardens with park and woodland. October was a very busy month for us. I went back to work, I was under the weather for most of the month and it just generally seemed to whizz by. When we got to the beginning of this week, I realised that we hadn’t visited Sheffield Park.

Fortunately, I must have expressed this to my husband. On Thursday morning we went to drop off my car to the garage first thing. As he drove me back home through the country lanes, I gazed across the fog on the marshes and the gentle sunlight dancing on the frost in the fields. It was a beautiful morning made better by the fact that he then announced he’d taken the day off and was taking us to Sheffield Park! View Post