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Our Verdant Leisure Holiday at Heather View

We are not long back from the most fabulous holiday with Verdant Leisure. We spent Half Term week in County Durham, at the beautiful Heather View Leisure Park which is only a walk away from the town of Stanhope.

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After a long journey the play area was a welcome find

It’s a long old drive from Norfolk to County Durham. Long! L handled it like a trooper though. It’s fair to say when we arrived at Heather View he was eager to get out of the car. Our lodge was quite ready for us when arrived so we took the chance to have a little wander around the site. 

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Flying Tiger Father’s Day Canvas

Flying Tiger sell amazing value and great quality crafting goods, with paints and canvases starting at only £1. They kindly sent L and I bundle to get creative with and L asked to make something for his Daddy, so that’s what we did. 

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Make Your Father’s Day with Hobbycraft

You all know I love to craft. So what better at this time of year than to make something special for your dad ready for Father’s Day.

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Make Father’s Day so special

If you head over to the Hobbycraft Blog they’ve got some fab ideas, including this amazing Family Tree box frame idea. It is so quick and easy, but looks amazing. It really is a great gift. Especially if you’ve got little ones who aren’t at the age to craft with you.  Continue reading Make Your Father’s Day with Hobbycraft

Aquabeads Review

We recently received an Aquabeads New Beginners Studio. I was really looking forward to this, it struck me as an easier version of the beads I used to have to get my mum to iron for me when I was a kid. I didn’t know how L would get on with them though.  Continue reading Aquabeads Review

The Benefits of Travelling

I have never travelled in the sense of going on off on some great adventure all by myself. I’ve gone on holidays. But always with someone. I’ve seen a lot of places and had amazing experiences. The idea of travelling, really travelling, I find quite a stressful thought. But what are the benefits of travelling?

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Waiting for a flight in the rain

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Feeling Calm #66

For my birthday last year I was given a great book ‘Calm’ and a journal from my friends. To help me find some calm in my life and to de-stress a little. I have been writing in my journal everyday since and on Wednesday’s (or late on a Tuesday) I go through the daily highlights I’ve written down and pick out my 10 favourites. 

Well we are home after an epic holiday. I’m almost caught up on the laundry and I’m thoroughly exhausted! It’s been a busy week but so much fun, with a few calm moments too.

So here are my top ten moments from the last 7 days:

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Men’s Summer Style from Jacamo

When it comes to my blog poor old husb often gets left out. L and I get to try new things and go on all kinds of adventures, but husb, well not so much. This one is all about him though, with some great picks for men’s summer style from Jacamo.  Continue reading Men’s Summer Style from Jacamo

This Plus That Equals…. Special Moments

This plus that equals…. special moments

Here’s the latest instalment in my series of posts all about what makes our lives here at home tick. This week is all about those special moments.

We’ve just had a fabulous holiday, filled with fabulous moments but I’m currently sat typing with L cuddled in right next to me and you know what? That’s pretty special too. So just what makes those special moments?

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Father’s Day Treats with Terry’s Chocolate Orange

If you can manage to not eat a Terry’s Chocolate Orange the second it arrives in your home then they have created some lovely recipes that you could make with the kids ready to give to Dad as a present or enjoy as part of a special meal.  Continue reading Father’s Day Treats with Terry’s Chocolate Orange