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Avon Beach, Christchurch, Dorset

Five days in Dorset

A few weeks ago, at the beginning of May, we took a trip down to the Dorset coast for a little caravan holiday. Having read about the wonderful antics Deborah…

A fairy tale Christmas at Hughenden
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A fairy tale Christmas at Hughenden

At the weekend, despite the rain and fog, we decided to head to the Fairy Tale Christmas at Hughenden manor. It was worth the hour of travelling as most of the displays…

amongst the leaves
Days out, My family

Days out with Daddy

We haven’t taken a vacation this year but we have managed to have some good days out with Daddy when he’s been able to take time off. We did a…

autumn at Basildon Park
Days out

Autumn fun at Basildon Park

I just love autumn – the colours, the weather, wearing boots, jumping in leaves, wrapping up warm, drinking hot chocolate and snuggling under a cosy blanket in the evenings. Although…

smelling tulips

A sunny weekend in Somerset

We couldn’t have asked for better weather for our weekend trip down to Somerset to visit my family – beautiful sunshine the whole weekend. It was quite exciting packing summer…

swings at Finkley Down
Days out

A day at Finkley Down Farm

Saturday was our fifth wedding anniversary, and we thought what better way to celebrate than with a family day out at the farm! Ok, so the farm was more for Rosalie, but…

toddler on tree stump
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Spring at The Vyne

I was raised on National Trust properties; my mum likes to remind me of the time I got told off for running and flapping my coat down the long gallery…

Running on the sand

Holiday to Cornwall

After all the lovely weather we’d been having so far this summer we had high hopes for long sunny days in Cornwall for our holiday last week. But it just…

Tarka Trail picnic stop

First family vacation: North Devon

At the beginning of September we took our first proper family vacation. We had a week in north Devon, staying in a beautiful, secluded¬†cottage. For anyone looking for a self…