Skiing in New England – A Review. An interesting alternative to Europe for families. About this time of year, just when the wind catches the trees, blows the blossom off the branches and fools me into thinking that it’s snowing, I start to reminisce about our time skiing in the mountains this year, and wonder […]
Three of the people I love most in the world were in Manchester today, for the Michael Carrick testimonial game at Old Trafford, Manchester United’s ground. My Dad has been a long-standing Man Utd fan, and my youngest son has followed in his footsteps, so for Dad’s 70th birthday and Toby’s 9th, we got tickets […]
This is where I’ve spent a lot of time the last few days in the beautiful weather. Reading, writing, thinking, and making phone calls (because it’s one of the only places I can get a signal!). Maybe I could call it my outdoor office?!
We are delighted to have Jon from The Money Shed guest posting for us this week. Jon’s site is the UK’s largest community website dedicated to earning money from home! He has so much good advice to impart, so take a look at The Money Shed, or visit Jon on his social channels. www.twitter.com/themoneyshed www.facebook.com/themoneyshed […]
This week has been a week of treats for our youngest’s birthday. Surprise visits from family members, great presents, and a trip south for a celebration with his old friends and a sleepover at his favourite Uncle’s house. All topped off with the requested smash cake! Doesn’t get much better! Lucky boy. Happy birthday Toby!
For a free, fun-filled and healthy day out, you can’t beat the beach. Whether it’s a couple of hours or a couple of days, beach fun is great for all the family. We love to head to the beach whenever possible, and we’re lucky enough to have lived very close to some lovely beaches in […]
Hey! Sorry it’s been so quiet over here! Cal has been quite poorly, and I’m in trouble for not keeping up with the blog! So I’m just giving you a little report from a couple of weeks ago, when we had a Harry Potter themed visit to Alnwick. As well as the usual castle visit, […]
Washing their hands in this water flow as they came off the beach seemed to cause much hilarity…. Until I jokingly told them it was the water flowing out from the pub toilets nearby!! “Ugh, Dad!!!”
What an absolute treat to find ourselves all alone at Alnwick Castle! Well, not quite alone, but with so few people that we managed to get a few rare shots of the castle and grounds without anyone in them! What’s the secret? Well, you can see from the skies it had turned into quite a cold […]
I’m starting them young! Toby shows the best way to reach the bar when you’re only short! I introduced the family to my local this week. A great place quite near to us, called the Hemelvaart Bier Cafe, which does a fantastic range of craft beers and some great food too. Just so they know […]