Review: Elka Children's Waterproofs

Review: Elka Children's Waterproofs

I was recently asked by Wet Wednesdays if I would like to try out a set of waterproofs for Finn. It seemed particularly serendipitous as we were off to Wales for a short break, and as we all know, it always rains in

Foxton Locks

Foxton Locks

Last week we were all feeling a bit under the weather. Finn had bought a cold home from nursery and, although he was fine, me and Luke were feeling a bit ropey. It was one of those days where I

Unearthing Local Treasures

Unearthing Local Treasures

When I'm deciding where to head for some time outdoors, I often overlook places on my doorstep. Here's what I unearthed when I kept it local.

Sywell Country Park, Northants

Sywell Country Park, Northants

Even a quick walk in familiar surroundings in dreary weather can prove to be a rewarding experience.

My Top 5 Walks in Northamptonshire

My Top 5 Walks in Northamptonshire

As much as we try to get away to different parts of our beautiful country, the truth is that the places we visit over and over again are a little closer to home. This is especially true since becoming parents

Autumn Colours

Autumn Colours

It was such a beautiful day yesterday that it seemed a shame not to head out to enjoy it. My sister and her partner were staying with us and I thought a walk would do us all good (not least

Barnsdale Gardens, Oakham

Barnsdale Gardens, Oakham

We fancied heading a little further afield last weekend for an outing and, via a convoluted set of circumstances, we ended up visiting Barnsdale Gardens just outside Oakham. I wasn’t sure what to expect, but I was very impressed. Barnsdale

5 free things to do outside this weekend

5 free things to do outside this weekend

I love this time of year. It’s the perfect time to head outdoors, the days are still long, there’s (sometimes) bright sunny days to enjoy and there’s no wasps! (That last one might not be strictly true-I once got stung

Wistow Maze 2015

Wistow Maze 2015

With me on maternity leave and Luke working from home, we’ve spent a lot of time cooped up at home lately. Consequently, I’ve been getting a bit fed up and desperate to get out of the house. This weekend we

A Ride on the Lynton & Barnstaple Railway

A Ride on the Lynton & Barnstaple Railway

As soon as we had decided to visit North Devon I very eagerly acquired my OS maps of the area and scoured them for interesting places to visit. The Lynton and Barnstaple Railway caught my eye straight away. Firstly, Luke