Goodbye to Summer!

The kids went back to school last week and it was time to say goodbye to our summer outside. I’ll be honest, the house, cats and me, sighed with relief as the kids went back to school! It wasn’t that I was fed up with them being at home, more fed up of some of…

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Bee in the city, Manchester Bees!

An urban adventure in Manchester, bee hunting! Not your average Sunday afternoon wandering a big city by any means. I met some ladies from the England Peakers, who I’ve walked with before, and one Sunday we spent the day bee hunting. Big Bees! The giant bee sculptures are part of Bee in the City, a…

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48 hours in Florence!

With a special birthday in the family, it was the perfect excuse to spend 48 hours in Florence. Leaving Grandma looking after the kids, we headed to Manchester airport to take an early Jet2 flight into Pisa. My Husband loves Italy and has visited Florence a few times, he was eager to go back for…

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Stick boy’s first Scout Camp

My Son, affectionately known as Stick boy, has recently started going to Scouts. He’s only been there a few weeks but was able to go on his first Scout Camp with them a few weekends ago. I asked him how he got on in this interview. His answers are in his own words. Where was…

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Loving this Summer!

A place to share with you what I’m currently loving this Summer, either things I’ve bought, come across or been given that I think deserve a shout out. Vionic shoes – at the recent Blog on conference I won a pair of Vionic shoes. With my hip problems and rehab journey with physio, I also…

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Bank holiday fun at National Trust Formby Beach

It’s not often that a bank holiday Monday is combined with a decent weather forecast and glorious sunshine. The children were desperate to go to a beach and build sand castles. We usually head to Yorkshire’s east coast, choosing either Filey or Whitby, but wanted something different this time. We’ve recently become National Trust members…

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