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An Afternoon at Quince Honey Farm

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 Quince Honey Farm.

Tree trunk hive
Tree trunk hive

Our trip to Quince Honey Farm did not start well, as it was around an hour from where we were staying at Sandaway Beach Holiday Park and some of the other days out we went on we knew it was perfect napping distance so decided to go one afternoon. We went after a really great morning at The BIG Sheep and the little one slept the whole way there, on the bizarre detour we took and in the car park when we gave up finding places to drive. Continue reading An Afternoon at Quince Honey Farm

Our Day at The BIG Sheep

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 The BIG Sheep.

Watching the ducks
Watching the ducks

This is the only place we went this year that we had been to before, we had visited The BIG Sheep last year and all had so much fun we just had to come back. When we had previously visited I had really wanted to watch the duck trials and thanks to L only managed about 60 seconds of it, so I had to come back and husb had really wanted to ride the roller coaster but it wasn’t quite finished, so he had to come back and well L just wanted to give the sheep their tea, so clearly he had to visit as well. Continue reading Our Day at The BIG Sheep

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

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

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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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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Feeling Calm #18

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. 

Oh my word wasn’t the weather over the weekend AMAZING, if anything was going leave me calm and happy it was a hot weekend filled with splashy paddling pool fun, a few ciders and a BBQ at my sister’s. I’m slightly concerned that we’ve used up all the good weather though, we’re off to Devon at the weekend and last year we got the worst weather, this year I would at least like it to be dry.

Paddling Pool Fun
Paddling Pool Fun

I’m not sure if I’ll update my top ten next week, or do a top 20 when we’re back, but in the meantime here are my top 10 moments from the past 7 days;

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Herbert Woods 90th Birthday Grand Regatta

HERBERT WOODS HITS 90 YEAR BOATING HISTORY MILESTONE

Herbert Woods 90th Birthday
Herbert Woods 90th Birthday

As you know we have enjoyed holidays with Herbert Woods, used the boats, relaxed in a cottage and explored the Broads with them, so I’m very excited to tell you about their birthday plans and hopefully we’ll see you there.

Herbert Woods, who trained as an apprentice boat builder in Potter Heigham in 1907, was one of the first pioneers of Broads Tourism and now the company, which he formed in 1926 and is still going strong today, celebrates its 90th birthday this year with a grand Regatta being planned on Sunday 10th July 2016. Continue reading Herbert Woods 90th Birthday Grand Regatta

Feeling Calm #17

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. 

I’ve had a pretty good week this week. I hand fed an actual Lemur, doesn’t get much better than that but to balance things out I’ve been up half the night with the little one and now I’ve got a stomach bug, can’t have it all!!

I’m feeling rather sorry for myself as I type, husb being particularly thoughtless this morning, was just annoyed about how me being ill has impacted on him, he had to half dress the child, take him to nursery and that meant he couldn’t cycle to work, oh what a shame, I spent most of last night hugging a bucket, boo hoo! So not only do I feel better for my mini rant it’s also been lovely to write about lovely things I’ve done this last week. Here are my top 10 moments from the past 7 days;

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