Tag Archives: nature

Forest School For Toddlers

Meterologically Spring has started. I can’t tell you just how happy I am to see the back of winter. I’ve been a proper recluse in terms of our outdoor adventures. I’ve avoided the park, we’ve not really been to any National Trust places and I’ve definitely preferred the comfort of my home and my joggers. But with Spring, comes the …

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A Family Stay At The Abbey Hotel

We recently headed up to Birmingham for a mini break so that we could go to Cadbury World. Whilst ther we got the chance to stay at two hotels. On the first night we stayed at The Abbey Hotel which is slightly South of Birmingham in Redditch. Driving up to the hotel and our initial impressions were good. It’s in a country …

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My 24th Birthday At Bewl Water

Since becoming a Mum my birthdays do not feel as significant. Apart from the fact I am getting older, my birthday just feels like a normal day. I wake up with the kids early, I get them breakfast, get them ready for wherever they are going that day. However, this year I invited my Grandad along for my birthday and …

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An Afternoon At Riverhill Himalayan Gardens

Two weekends ago P1 headed off to Essex to spend what originally was three nights with my Mum. They were taking P1 to Buckingham Palace on a special coach trip with my Grandad and my little Brother. The sleepovers kept getting extended and in the end she was away from Thursday to Tuesday. She had a brilliant time which I …

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My Sunday Photo 2016 – #15/52

I nearly forgot about My Sunday Photo. This weekend has been very laid back and it’s been so nice. P1 and P2 have been in Essex with my Mum for their monthly sleepover and so we’ve been left with just one little lady to look after. I always find it so much easier and calmer with just the one. Going …

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Leap Day 2016 – Fresh Air At Coolings Nature Trail

Every four years we gain a day. A leap year. This year marks our youngest daughter turning 17 months. Social media was filled with posts about making the most out of the extra day but I personally was ready to spend my day being a slob. Then the guilt came over me and we decided to head to the Nature …

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“It was lovely to have all three running about together”

Around Easter time each year since moving to Sevenoaks, we have been gifted a membership to the local Nature Trail by my MiL. I think originally it was my MiLs way of getting us to go out more because I was a little reluctant during the first 6 months of living here and was happy to spend day in day …

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How To Encourage Your Children To Get Into Gardening

Gardening is such a wonderful pastime – it’s great for your health, well being and most importantly, if you’re just a young seedling; social development. As we know there has been a wealth of research on how children learn best through play and activity. Why not head out to the garden today and watch their enthusiasm for the great outdoors …

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#BEDN – 12 – Your Local Area

I absolutely adore the area we live in. It is ranked at one of the richest towns in the UK which isn’t surprising and that theme sort of runs through the entire area. The health services are far more efficient and superior to the ones back in my home town, Essex. The schools are much better and that was one …

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Nuna LEAF Review

As a new mum you soon realise that the amazing little human you created is a time consuming little monster that is permanently attached to your hip. You’re told to rest and leave the housework for another day. I remember being told that this time round, my third, and laughing inside. I’m not leaving the housework because I’ve chosen to …

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The Traumas of February Half Term 2015

I’m asking you to think about the absolute worse tantrum you’ve ever experienced with your child or relative. Times that moment by about 10 and you’ll have a clear image of my daughters. I look at these photos of them that I captured the other day and wonder how such beautiful little creatures can be the devil monsters that they …

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“It always feels like we’re rewarding naughty behaviour”

P1 woke up today and she’s clearly decided that she’d push all buttons possible by doing all things she knows she shouldn’t and being rude when I’ve asked her to stop. Jumping on the sofa for one. It’s not because I don’t want her to have fun, it’s because she could fall off and she’s teaching her sister who isn’t …

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“The weather has been truly glorious this past week!”

I’m going to jinx this so I apologise in advance, but the weather has been truly glorious this past week! We aren’t lucky enough to have a garden with our house so getting outdoor time has been tricky. We are fortunate enough to have a few parks and a nature trail nearby and we’ve made full use of those lately. …

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Center Parcs & Tots100 January Challenge

I’ve been lucky enough to visit Center Parcs three times. P1 has been twice. I fell in love with the place when I visited Elveden in December 2008. I was pregnant with P1 at the time. It was so pretty with all the Christmas decorations.Bloggers have been asked to describe their perfect day at Center Parcs, I watched the new …

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