• Coleman Fast Pitch tent

    Lillie’s Birthday Camping Party Weekend

    As Lillie’s 10th Birthday approached this year I’ll admit I was totally stumped as to what to do for her to celebrate with her friends. She’s had craft parties, soft play, rollerskating, swimming and horse-riding parties in the past. Now we needed something that was a little bit more grown up but still fun. I […]

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  • The Lion Bridge

    A postcard from . . . The Lion Bridge, Burghley House

    On Thursday afternoon the Beans and I popped over to Burghley House to make the most of the sunshine since we haven’t seen very much of it this week. It was such a mild afternoon that we even managed to go without coats. The beautiful blue sky was a very welcome sight and the fresh […]

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  • Camping

    Overnight camping at Sacrewell Farm

    Whilst Hubby was doing his 100 mile bike ride for Parkinsons UK (which actually turned out to be 117miles), my Mum and I took the Beans to Sacrewell Farm for the night camping. We have been camping at Sacrewell a number of times since living in Peterborough and apart from the time that the Beans […]

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  • The Spinney

    Adventure time at The Spinney

    Do you have those places local to you that you hear people talking about and you think “we must go there”, then 10 seconds later you promptly forget about it until the next time someone mentions it? Well, The Spinney is one such place for us. I have been meaning to take the Beans there […]

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  • Rutland Water

    Rather nippy at Rutland Water

    Our usual plan of action for New Year’s Day is to go for a lovely family walk but this year the heaven’s opened and it poured with rain all day long so we switched our plans around a little and spent New Year’s day at Ikea looking for new bedroom storage and bed solutions for […]

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  • Santa and the Pirates

    Santa and the Pirates that don’t want Christmas

    As a family we are no strangers to LP Creatives and their entertaining children’s shows so we were delighted when we were invited to see their latest offering at Stamford Corn Exchange. Unfortunately, our house has been plagued with illness since that evening (nothing to do with the show) so I’m only just getting around to […]

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