A Family Visit to the Cheddar Gorge Caves

We spent October half term in Wiltshire where we explored quite a lot of the surrounding area. During the break we ventured to Cheddar Gorge, somewhere I have wanted to revisit since my own childhood so it was great to finally make it back there with my own children. Cheddar was such an unexpectedly beautiful place. It had quaint shops, so many tearooms and restaurants and was really a lovely…

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Getting our Home ready for Christmas at The Square, Camberley

*This is a collaborative post Any reader will know how much we love Christmas and by this point in December our home is full of festive cheer. We usually put our tree up at the start of December and have a whole month surrounded by as many Christmas decorations as possible. This year we’ve spent the last couple of weeks getting the house ready for Christmas and shopping for the…

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Mince Pie Cookies Recipe

I love finding alternative ways to use mincemeat than just traditional mince pies so I’ve created some mince pie cookies for the festive season. These are simple to make, quick to bake and are a lovely treat to make in the lead up to Christmas as well as just a way of using up leftover mincemeat. These mincemeat cookies are the sort of things that I’d happily eat all year…

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Review: Mr Pop – a Family Game from Ideal at John Adams

LP and Little Man are at the age now where they can play games happily together, taking turns and understanding the instructions without the meltdowns of a couple of years ago. Because of this we have been expanding our games collection, adding games that the whole family can enjoy. Our latest addition to our collection is Mr Pop from John Adams. Mr Pop is a fast paced game that children…

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Gifts for People who Work from Home

I’ve been working from home for two years now and before I worked from home I had no idea that there are so many things that would be useful in a home office space. I thought I’d put together a gift guide of ideas for people who work from their very own home based office. Although, many of these gifts would be great for anyone who works at a desk…

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Blogger Behind the Blog {Motherhood Diaries}

Here’s this week’s instalment of Blogger Behind the Blog where I interview a blogger all about their reasons for blogging and what it means to them. This week I’m joined by Leyla from Motherhood Diaries. Here’s Leyla with more about her blogging life: Where did your blog name come from? I wanted to create a weekly diary of my pregnancy and the name ‘Motherhood Diaries’ literally jumped out at me. When…

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Kenilworth Castle {English Heritage}

Whenever we meet up with Colette and her gorgeous trio we pick somewhere halfway between us. The last time we met up was at Witley Court and Gardens and I signed up for English Heritage membership whilst we were there. It just so happened that our next adventure took us to another English Heritage site – Kenilworth Castle in Warwickshire. I was expecting somewhere with castle in it’s name to…

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