Living Arrows – 4/52 {2019}

Welcome back to another week of Living Arrows – and thanks to everyone who linked up last week. I love this project and it’s so nice getting to know the families that participate in Living Arrows each week and this year it looks like a really lovely mix of old and new faces.  If you haven’t joined in with Living Arrows before it’s is about celebrating childhood. The project originally…

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Back to School {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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Hardwick Hall – The Harry Potter Malfoy Mansion {National Trust}

This year we are aiming to visit as many Harry Potter filming locations across the country as possible and we started our adventure with a National Trust property, Hardwick Hall in Derbyshire. It was Malfoy Manor in the movies and as soon as saw it we could understand why – it’s such a vast and imposing building but beautiful too. Hardwick Hall was lovely to visit. With a really long…

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50 Things to do Before you’re 11 and Three Quarters

As part of our Bucket List for the year we’ve decided to start ticking off things from the National Trust’s 50 things to do before you’re 11 ¾ activity list. The children have a few years to go before they reach that magic milestone and I thought it would be a nice way to inspire us to get outside and do more. So here is my list to tick off…

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Peanut Butter and Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

A few years ago I published my Never Fail Cookies recipe and it’s been the basis of so many cookie recipes over the years. Recently we’ve been enjoying peanut butter and chocolate cookies, with that same recipe as the inspiration for them. These are best eaten straight away with the centre still gooey. But, they also keep well in an airtight container for a few days. So here’s our Peanut…

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A Weekend at the Solent Hotel and Spa – Fareham

Recently we were invited to stay overnight at the Solent Hotel and Spa in Fareham, Hampshire. This is quite local to us, about an hour’s drive away, and we were all looking forward to some time to relax after the first week back into the usual school and work routine. The Solent Hotel is within easy reach of junction 9 of the M27 and really well placed for the surrounding…

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Our First Family Climbing Experience – Rock Up Whiteley

Last weekend we were down on the south coast for the night and made the most of our time away by visiting Rock Up in Whiteley for our first family climbing experience. Rock Up is really well situated in the Whiteley shopping complex making it a great place to go to as part of a day out. There are so many shops and restaurants around and there’s free parking too.…

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