Fineshade Wood

Fineshade Wood

We were blessed with a couple of days of gorgeous weather last week and, rather fortunately, these coincided with my days off. Luke was also craving some fresh air after being cooped up in his study for what seemed like

Pony Trekking through Cresswell Crags

Pony Trekking through Cresswell Crags

It was my hen weekend last week and my lovely sister had lined up a fantastic time for me. I’d had no idea what was planned, but we spent a day just outside the gorgeous Clumber Park enjoying a relaxing time

Brecon & Our First Airbnb Experience

Brecon & Our First Airbnb Experience

Our recent trip to Wales entailed a lot of firsts for me. It was my first trip to the Brecon Beacons, my first time walking in Wales and also my first Airbnb experience. It was a bit of a step

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

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