Morden Hall Park {National Trust}

Morden Hall Park is just five minutes from where Dave and I used to live before we had the children yet we had never been there – until we visited on Dave’s birthday earlier this month. Considering it’s so close to London it’s a really accesible place to stretch your legs, walk a dog or even fly a parrot. Yes, someone was flying parrots when we were there! Morden Hall…

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Wind in the Willows at the Polka Theatre, Wimbledon

As a family we love going to the Polka Theatre in Wimbledon and it’s probably the most family friendly theatre we have ever been to – with children at the heart of everything they do. So the children were pretty excited when I told them we were going to the Polka Theatre to see The Wind in the Willows – a story they weren’t familiar with but we were all…

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Are you looking for National Trust Days Out? Here’s some Inspiration!

Three years ago we got National Trust Membership and it has been literally the best investment we have ever made. For under £10 a month for a family membership we get as many National Trust days out as we like. We can take a Thermos and a picnic, meaning there is no additional cost and we can spend just an hour there or a whole day. It’s perfect for us.…

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Heated Clothes Airer Update: 5 Years with the Dry-Soon Heated Airer

We bought our Dry-Soon Heated Clothes Airer from Lakeland nearly five years ago and when I realised how long it had been I thought really I should write an update about it because, frankly, not much in our lives lasts five years so anything that does is worth a blog post! I wrote about the heated airer after nearly a year of using it and back then it was such…

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Preparing for a Special Event with Lace & Favour

There aren’t that many occasions where Dave and I get to get dressed up and really make the most of a day or night out. We used to go to army functions thanks to Dave’s Dad’s time in the Territorial Army but since he left that role we have only had weddings to get dressed up for – and they are few and far between now. So, when I found…

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Our first Visit to Stonehenge, Wiltshire

During our half term break in Wiltshire we made our first trip to Stonehenge. Now, that’s a little bit of a lie as both Dave and I have been to Stonehenge before but as young children and it’s changed massively since then. Plus, LP and Little Man have never been to Stonehenge so it felt like the first trip for all of us. We drive past Stonehenge all the time…

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A Family Visit to Bowood House and Gardens

During our half term break in Wiltshire our favourite day out was to Bowood House and Gardens. It’s somewhere we hadn’t been to before and so we had no expectations but the children were really excited when we arrived and they were given a Halloween trail to complete – so that was the first thing we did. We explored the grounds around Bowood House, finding all of the scarecrows that…

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