Lotherton Hall Christmas Experience

I was gutted to miss the press night at Lotherton Hall for their Christmas Experience, but we were kindly given a press pass for another day to visit. We’ve visited Lotherton Hall a few times, and so I was looking forward to the ‘Twelve Days of Christmas Woodland Walk’ and Enchanted Fairy Dell. We unfortunately…

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An A-Z of me, Hip2trek!

I recently enjoyed blog posts from fellow outdoor bloggers, Splodz and The Urban Wanderer, with their ‘A-Z’ list of themselves. It was interesting to learn a few things about them, and so I decided to attempt my own. So, here goes, an A-Z of Hip2trek A – Acting! For the past few years I’ve worked, very…

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Zombies vs Pirates at Castle Howard

Every time we drive past the signs for Castle Howard, I always say “Ooo I really want to go there”. It’s a fabulous stately home not far from York and has acres of park and woodland, along with lakes, fountains and formal gardens. Just the sort of place to go if you fancy getting outside…

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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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