Glamping

It’s Summer and my husband has some time off. For our kids this is a rare chance to spend some time with daddy. Without being too corporate about it our eldest has white boarded her wish list of great stuff to do. We have a white board and a pin board in the utility room…

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Giffords Circus

Last week we all went to the circus.  But this was no ordinary circus, this was the Gifford Circus and we stepped into a magical world where every detailing from the pattern on the big top, to the stage backdrops, the costumes and even the enamel mugs for the coffee during the interval was perfect. …

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Feed the Birds

This has been one of the most successful nifty little Scandi items I have ever bought. Purchased a while ago at my favourite shop Hus and Hem in Ledbury. It’s by Born in Sweden. It’s so simple. Just a clear cup that suctions on to the window. We fill it with Peckish bird feed and…

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Slip and Slide

School is officially out! We have hot weather on the way according to the forecast and the kids are running wild. Our two have a four year age gap and are girl versus boy so sometimes we can struggle to entertain them together, however the biggest hit of the Summer so far is the slip…

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Wildflowers

I have this lost chunk of garden out by the drive. I call it my accidental flower bed. In my last post Strawberry Fields Forever I wrote about how brilliant I am at growing weeds and certainly this bed towers with goose grass and stinging nettles. Every now and then I tackle it whole heartedly…

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Strawberry Feast Forever

I recently wrote about gardening with the kids as part of the Kids Outdoors post. One of the finest things about having an oversized strawberry patch is having kids to go with it. Happily this weekend our strawberry patch burst into life. The strawberry patch is my favourite part of our madcap veg patch as…

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Kids Outdoors

We are lucky to live in the countryside and to have so much green space to run about in.  I love it.  I love the birds singing, the seasonality, watching the garden come to life in May and living in wellies. I’m always keen for the kids to enjoy the great outdoors.  Sure I give…

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Kitchen Renovation

When you buy a house that is a ‘doer-upper’ one of the most exciting and most daunting rooms has to be the kitchen.  It has to be the most expensive too.  You don’t want to get it wrong and much has to be considered.  Not just the ‘golden triangle’ of sink, fridge, cooker, but how…

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Living the Dream, an Equestrian Journey

For me when I think about “living the dream” I can’t help but let my mind wander to horses.  Nothing surpasses the love I have for my family of course, but I feel so fortunate to have a “cherry on the top.”  Through all the different hats I’ve had in life, different jobs, living in…

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The Arrival of an Aga

I’m sat writing this post whilst a pot merrily bubbles away on my Aga.  It’s a lovely copper pot from a set bagged in one of those brilliant Aldi sales.  A bargain set that I otherwise wouldn’t have been able to justify buying and one that looks gorgeous in our kitchen. We didn’t have the…

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