• Days out

    Getting lost in the maize – Our experience at Lakeland Maze Farm Park

    I’ve wanted to go and do a Maize Maze for as long as I’ve known about them. Living in the north west we have a few to choose from. But I’ve heard good things about Lakeland Maze, so we decided to catch it at the end of the season on what will probably be the last nice day of the year!  About Lakeland Maze Farm Park Just south of Kendal, not far from the motorway, it was really quick and easy to find Lakeland Maze farm Park. It has play areas, outdoor trampolines, soft play, animals and an incredible Maize Maze. The maze chances every year and this years theme…

  • Find our favourite Paw Patrol Character in the Brickburn Trail
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    Finding our favourite Paw Patrol characters – The Brickburn Paw Patrol trail

    This bank holiday we were lucky enough to spend time with our friends in the sun. Looking for something exciting to keep the kids entertained we thought the ‘Brickburn’ Trail would be fun!  What is Brickburn?  Featuring Lego built statues from kids hit show Paw Patrol, the World’s First Paw Patrol Brick Trail takes place this week, for one week only, in Blackburn town centre. Pick up a map, and head to the 15 locations, following the trail to answer the questions about the statues. Submit the answers, along with the Paw Patrol Quiz, and be entered into a prize draw!  What the kids thought  With our group we had…

  • Camera Obscura in Edinburgh
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    “Haha! I’ve gone all funny mummy!” – Introducing Spike to the weird and wonderful at Camera Obscura and World of Illusions

    Last weekend we were very lucky to be gifted entry to the fantastic Camera Obscura and World of Illusions in Edinburgh. We were on a mini break on the Berwickshire coast. With it having such good links to Scotland’s capital, and the forecast looking a little grey, we thought we’d take a jaunt into the city. We knew Camera Obscura and World of Illusion would be a great family day out. However, we didn’t know it would be as amazing as it was! Funny mirrors  As soon as you reach Camera Obscura and World of Illusions on Edinburgh’s Royal Mile, you are treated to magic mirrors. They are on the…

  • Spike and I at the start of the Pendle SCultpure Trail in Lancashire
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    A trip into the hills – The Pendle Sculpture Trail

    So this post has been a while in the making. Truthfully I’ve wanted to write it for ages but kept forgetting about it when I was sat down to write! However with #NationalWalkingMonth upon us I realised it was the perfect time to talk about amazing walks me, T and Spike have enjoyed.  The Pendle Sculpture Trail is high on the list. We took to this trail on New Years Day. I always love to go for a walk on New Years Day, it starts the year right and clears your head. This trail was no different. It was harder than expected but with such a mild day to enjoy,…

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    Making the most of the Easter sunshine – Martin Mere WWT Easter Duck Trail

    The Easter holidays are upon us, and while it doesn’t quite make any difference to us as Spike hasn’t started school yet, it does mean there are lots more activities on for us to enjoy. Last weekend we met up with friends we hadn’t seen in a while and took a trip to Martin Mere WWT in Burscough,  Choosing our trips with friends carefully Getting together with my mama friends is quite a feat these days. With us all working more or less full time and the kids always having different things on. Plus, one of my main mama friends having moved a good hour and a half away now.…

  • The amazing Shakespeare's birthplace in Stratford-Upon-Avon in all its gorgeousness
    Days out,  Reviews

    Walking in the ghost of amazing footsteps – Shakespeare’s Birthplace Review

    With a long, long journey ahead of us for our holiday we decided to break things up  bit. When we looked at what was half way between home and our destination Stratford-Upon-Avon really jumped out at me. Its in the ideal spot, 2.5 hours from home and from Minehead, and has loads of amazing places to visit. Of course high on my list of possible places to visit was the Shakespeare’s Birthplace Trust buildings. My love of Shakespeare Me being the massive literature nerd that I am, I really wanted to walk the streets of Stratford-Upon-Avon. I wanted to see what had become of the place where the amazing Shakespeare…

  • My Sunday Photo

    #MySundayPhoto 25/6/2017 

    We spent the day at Morecambe yesterday for the annual Catch The Wind Kite Fesitval. It was awesome to see so many massive kites but the highlight was the Javanese Gamelan stage in ‘The Platform’ and the under 5’s Gamelan musical play stall in the promenade grounds.  I captured this picture of Spike enjoying herself in the Gamelan tunnel (see below!)  that was so amazing I wanted to bring it home with us! She never wanted to leave and I think it makes for a perfect #mySundayPhoto 

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    My Sunday Photo

    My Sunday Photo 02/04/2017

    It’s been a while since I joined in with #MySundayPhoto but I’m making a conscious effort to make sure I do. I’d like to join in at least every other week because I enjoy seeing other peoples’ photos so much. This week saw us take a visit to Heaton Park. Its a cheap day out at just £1.50 for parking, a free (albeit small) animal centre, and a large, very accessible park to walk round. We didn’t make it to the play area because it was so busy, but Spike had fun playing in the flowers. I’ve wanted to try and get some pictures of her in the daffodils since…

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    Days out: Haigh Hall Park

    With things a little tight at the minute we’re trying to do as much as possible with as little as possible. Spike LOVES being out of the house and in the great outdoors so when we were trying to decide what to this weekend we thought we’d give a new park a go. We’ve exhausted all the parks close to us; there are only so many times you can walk in the woods so familiar that you could do it blindfold. So we knew a new park would need to be a little further away. I’d heard nice things about Haigh Hall Park so we decided to give it a go.…