Adventure time at The Spinney

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 … Read more

Who knew a family walk in mud could be so traumatic?

Family walk

Sunday morning here was a beautiful (but freezing cold) sunny morning. We pretty much spent our morning snuggled up at home chilling out which isn’t something we do often. As a family we are always running about here and there, seeing people, doing jobs or getting to clubs/parties/events and the like. This year I want … Read more

Enjoying the sunshine at Sacrewell Farm plus newly refurbished Mill House

Sacrewell Farm

As the Summer holidays were drawing to a close I spotted a deal on our local Groupon site to buy a family voucher for Sacrewell Farm (one of our family favourite days out locally) for just £14 so I bought it there and then. As is usually the case with me and Groupon vouchers I … Read more

Pirates, Plasters and a Picnic in the Park

Outdoor fun

The Summer holidays have crept up on me again this year, I just don’t know where this last term has gone. With the approaching Summer holidays comes a sad realisation for me too, things are about to change. These are my last few weeks with my boys at home together two days a week because … Read more

My #CountryKids have been enjoying the outdoors . . .


If you don’t count the odd rain shower here and there or the couple of cool, windy days at the start of last week it was mostly a beautiful week weather-wise. I was feeling particularly chilly on Wednesday but that didn’t deter Jelly Bean from playing outside. Jelly Bean loves water play and has been … Read more

Me & Mine – A walk through the Bluebells (Rutland Water)

Bluebell Woods

Spring is perhaps my most favourite of seasons, new life is springing, new flowers are growing and even in the darkness of a woodland floor you can see a carpet of bluebells which look so beautiful. I have been so busy just recently with one thing or another I haven’t had a chance to share … Read more

Easter Holidays 2015 – one week in . . .

Easter Holidays

Here we are always one week into the Easter Holidays, they just fly by don’t they?! As I told you here, I was really looking forward to having the Beans at home for a couple of weeks but I guess I hadn’t factored in just how tired they might be and how it might take … Read more