A Day at Stowe National Trust {The Ordinary Moments)

Welcome back to another week of the Ordinary Moments. If you haven’t joined in before this is a weekly linky that launches every Sunday morning and is open until midnight on the following Saturday. It’s a linky that celebrates any ordinary moments in your life – or the not so ordinary some weeks too. Basically – anything goes. I’ll be sharing and commenting on the posts that are linked up during the…

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A Family Weekend at Darwin Forest – Luxury Lodge Holidays

As the children had an inset day at school at the start of January, we took advantage of the last weekend of the Christmas holidays and stretched out our time together with a brilliant weekend in Derbyshire at Darwin Forest. Our drive to rural Derbyshire brought us to the outskirts of the Peak District, home of Darwin Forest. We were immediately impressed as soon as we drove into the part…

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Migrants: Why do they all come here?

I was reading the news the other day about an inflatable dinghy that had been found on the Kent coast and they were searching for the migrants that were suspected to have reached the UK in it. As it happened the migrants were found just hours later. I said to a friend how I felt for the migrants in the boat. How horrendous it must be to have no other…

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Planning an All Inclusive Family Holiday to Iberostar Playa de …

A couple of years ago we went to Mallorca and fell in love with the island. It felt like a little piece of paradise and we explored so much of it. We stayed in a villa but I know that when we visit again we’ll opt for our favourite way of holidaying – at an all inclusive resort like the Iberostar Playa de Muro. Mallorca is the perfect destination for…

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A Trip to Bakewell, Derbyshire – Home of the Bakewell Tart

When we stayed at Darwin Forest we realised that Bakewell was pretty close by and so made a trip there to buy a Bakewell Tart. We love this sort of impromptu trip, feeling like real tourists and exploring somewhere new – all in aid of sweet treats! Bakewell was absolutely beautiful and you could tell it was mainly a tourist town. There were shops selling Bakewell Tarts wherever you looked…

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Celebrating World Quark Day with the Queen of Quark – Giveaway! #…

I have been using quark in cooking for years – usually as a healthy alternative to dairy products. I was continually looking for other ways to use quark in cooking – with quark based recipes being few and far between. But the Queen of Quark has now created the Ultimate Quark Guide and Cookbook to inspire people to use quark in new ways and also to get more people cooking…

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Siblings {January 2019}

Oh what a month it has been for LP and Little Man. We’ve had Christmas, New Year and so many days out and adventures. But, now, things are back into a good routine with us – the children are back at school and things have gone pretty much back to normal for them after the hectic loveliness of the preceding weeks. When I published my last month’s siblings post we…

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