Boy pulling on long socks

The Big “Why?”

When we were on the verge of becoming parents, we were showered with well-meaning advice and recollections from people who ...
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The words 'twenty questions' written on a notepad

Twenty Questions

I was challenged to join in some more fun this week, in the form of answering 20 questions about myself ...
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The entrance to Redwings Horse and Donkey sanctuary in Oxhill

Redwings – Oxhill

Redwings - Oxhill Nestled in the Warwickshire countryside is this friendly horse, pony and donkey sanctuary. A haven for nearly ...
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Blogger Recognition Award

Earlier this week I was very excited and humbled to be given a Blogger Recognition Award from the lovely My ...
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Toy washing machine by internal white door

Growing Up

I loved to read, and reread, Jill Murphy’s The Worst Witch* when I was younger, and I delighted in watching ...
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Vegetable quiche in flan dish

Vegetable Quiche

If you've read other posts in my kitchen section you might notice that they all have two things in common: ...
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Swans and ducks at Ryton Pools, Warwickshire

Ryton Pools Country Park

Ryton Pools Country Park We are so lucky in Warwickshire to have an abundance of parks and open spaces around ...
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Butternut squash risotto served with fresh spinach

Butternut Squash and Red Onion Risotto

Butternut Squash and Red Onion Risotto As is often the case with the recipes that I post, we enjoy this ...
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Nivea skincare products - cleansing wash, exfoliating scrub, moisturising cream, eye cream, cleansing wipes

Adopting a Skincare Routine

Adopting a Skincare Routine Nine years ago I decided that I ought to look into having a proper skincare regime ...
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Mary Arden's farm, Wilmcote, near Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire

Mary Arden’s Farm

Mary Arden's Farm Spring time is the perfect time for a trip to the farm, and our top choice in ...
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Me and my husband at Lake Pukaki New Zealand South Island

Love Is…

I have a clear memory from when I was growing up of a book that my mother owned called Confucius ...
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Apple and blueberry crumble

Apple and Blueberry Crumble

A favourite for anyone who likes a pudding as much as we all do 😉 Ingredients For the crumble topping: ...
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Steak and mushroom pie, served with spinach and sweetcorn

Steak and Mushroom Pie

This is a fairly regular dish on our dinner table. It is hearty but not too heavy, so perfect for ...
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Flower in garden

Making Progress

Making Progress I’m acutely aware that I haven’t been as obviously present on the blog as I would have liked ...
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Bug hotels

How Does Your Garden Grow?

With the Easter holidays fast approaching, I have started to turn my mind to activities to keep my three boys ...
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Uncooked lasagne topped with grated cheese

Vegetarian Lasagne

As you may have gathered, to us nothing quite says family meal time like a good hearty dish, and this ...
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Yellow labrador retriever running across a park with a ball

For The Love of Pets

For The Love of Pets Family means everything to me, from my husband and sons, my parents and sisters, my ...
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Me, my mother and my two sisters

Your Post

Your Post This is for you. The woman who made a choice in her early twenties that no longer fits, ...
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