Feeling Calm #20

For my birthday I was given a great new 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 and on Wednesday’s I go through the daily highlights I’ve written down and pick out my 10 favourites. 

Cheesy Smiles!
Cheesy Smiles!

This week has certainly been a come down after our holiday, with a toddler who has just been unbelievably tired, both the other half and I being so busy with work and just getting back into our routines whilst dealing with some really horrible weather has not been fun.

It’s not all be bad though, here are my top 10 moments from the past 7 days;

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Our Day at Watermouth Castle

As we did so many amazing trips when we were in Devon thanks to Devon’s Top Attractions, I wanted to share them all with you, so over the next few days expect plenty of posts about the places we went, what we loved, what we didn’t and most importantly what toddler L thought of them, so in this article I’ll tell you about our trip to Watermouth Castle.

Exploring at Watermouth Castle
Exploring at Watermouth Castle

We went to Watermouth Castle on our first full day in Devon, following two days of travelling and therefore two nights in different bedrooms we picked Watermouth Castle because it was literally 5 minutes from Sandaway Beach Holiday Park where we staying. I liked the idea that we could have a lazy morning and head there for when it opened, stay as long as L wanted and then be back to the caravan in minutes for more laziness.  Continue reading Our Day at Watermouth Castle

Cleaning Wonder Bundle Review/Giveaway

Cleaning is not my favourite task, far from it, but it has to be done. This means that I’m always eager to try anything that will actually make my life easier and then I got this challenge from Bar Keepers Friend on Twitter:

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Our Day at Knightshayes

As we did so many amazing trips when we were in Devon thanks to Devon’s Top Attractions, I wanted to share them all with you, so over the next few days expect plenty of posts about the places we went, what we loved, what we didn’t and most importantly what toddler L thought of them, so in this article I’ll tell you about our first day trip, a lovely National Trust property, Knightshayes.

Knightshayes is such a pretty house
Knightshayes is such a pretty house

We went to Knightshayes on our first day in Devon, we had split up our journey from Norfolk to Devon by staying in Winchester the night before and handily Knightshayes was practically on the way to our accommodation at Sandaway Beach Holiday Park. Continue reading Our Day at Knightshayes

This Plus That Equals…. My Toddler’s Favourite Things

This plus that equals…. my toddler’s favourite things

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 the boy and things my darling little toddler loves, apart from he doesn’t! So here it is, my toddler’s favourite things.

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Locally Sourced Meals

Today is the first day of The East of England Co-op‘s sourced locally fortnight. I have always loved how the EoE Co-op has supported our local producers and this fortnight celebration highlighting what you can buy from local producers is an amazing way to discover new foods, last year I found Hadleigh Maid and I’m now addicted to their Hot Chocolate.

Locally Sourced Two Pig Parcel
Locally Sourced Two Pig Parcel

So last weekend in preparation I went on a shopping trip to my local East of England Co-op, grabbed myself a basket full of local goodies and created a couple of gorgeous recipes to share with you all. A fantastic cheesy stuffed mushroom and a simple two pig parcel.  Continue reading Locally Sourced Meals

Win tickets to DogFest

Win tickets to the ultimate summer festival, for dogs!

DogFest returns to Arley Hall, Cheshire on 18-19 June and takes place at the prestigious Windsor Great Park, Berkshire for the very first time on 25-26 June, promising to be even bigger and better in 2016! Tickets to DogFest are at the top of every dog’s wish-list, and you could be in with a chance of winning a pair!dogfest logo

Hosted by Channel 4’s Supervet, Professor Noel Fitzpatrick, DogFest offers dogs and their owners the ultimate fun-filled weekend. With even more have-a-go activities for your dog to take part in, this year’s action-packed line-up includes Flyball, agility sessions, dog diving and training, plus grooming sessions for pampered pooches and gifts and treats galore; with highlights including Hill’s School for Dogs, The Great Dog Walk and the Eukanuba Supervet Live Tour.

Dogfest 2014 - Agility - Jack Russell
Dogfest 2014 – Agility – Jack Russell

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Fabulous Father’s Day Gift Guide

It’s that time of year when we get to spoil all the great dad’s out there. Father’s Day is Sunday 19th June, so not long to go and that’s good because I love Father’s Day, I probably enjoy it a bit more than I do Mother’s Day but it can be a struggle finding a great gift so here are a few idea’s for you all.  Continue reading Fabulous Father’s Day Gift Guide

Top Toddler Days Out in Devon

Last week we were on holiday in Devon and we were lucky enough to have some amazing days out, but sometimes planning things to do with a toddler can be difficult, there’s a lot to think about, cost, activities, changing facilities, food, the list goes on. So here’s a run down of where we went and why we think they are awesome places to bring a toddler for some days out in Devon.  Continue reading Top Toddler Days Out in Devon

Sandaway Beach Holiday Park North Devon

Last week were lucky enough to have a family holiday in Devon, we were based at Sandaway Beach Holiday Park in Combe Martin, North Devon thanks to the lovely people at John Fowler Holidays.

Devon is about 6 hours in the car from us, so with such a long way t travel there are a few things that we really need to have on arrival. A straight forward check in, something fun to do with L, food and a comfy bed. We were me with all these things. It was lovely.

Mermaid's Cove
Mermaid’s Cove the private beach at Sandaway Holiday Park

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