Dog at New Lanark

Holidaying With A Dog

Going on holiday with a dog is much like going on holiday with young children. You pack their bag, make ...
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Abbey Pumping Station entrance

Abbey Pumping Station

Nestled next to the National Space Centre, the Abbey Pumping Station in Leicester is a delightful attraction for all the ...
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Collage of flowers

Summer Reading List

I’ve had an annual summer reading list for possibly the last 30 years. Ever the bookworm I was known for ...
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Yellow buckets

Chief’s Summer Bucket List 

The boys love bucket lists and I enjoy hearing what they want to have on them. Chief has asked me ...
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Clock faces


Time has stopped me in my tracks this weekend. The realisation that I have two sons hurtling towards their seventh ...
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Peas on bread

Pea Thing

Yes, you read that right, I really have decided to call this ‘Pea Thing’. On the back of a conversation with ...
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Hover fly on a white flower

#30DaysWild – Week Four (plus one)

I cannot believe that we’re already in July and the #30DaysWild challenge has finished for the year! We have thoroughly ...
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Thank you cake

For The Love Of Cake – bakerdays

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to send a cake through the post? Stale? Dry? Crumbly or ...
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#30DaysWild – Our Big June Challenge

#30DaysWild – Our Big June Challenge

This year I have been delighted to have been involved with the #30DaysWild challenge. Run by The Wildlife Trusts, the ...
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Sunset over fields in Warwickshire

30 Days Wild – Week Three

We have continued our #30dayswild adventures this week with some lovely walks and observations. So, here is our week three ...
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Peace Love Yoga by YogaBellies yoga mat

Peace, Love and Yoga: My Evening with YogaBellies

Last week I was invited along to a YogaBellies class by Silvia who is running the local franchise. I was ...
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Apples on tree

30 Days Wild – Week Two

You may be aware by now that I am involved with the #30dayswild project this year (you can read my ...
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Bright blue polo shirt on boy

Revamping my fabrics with DYLON

I’m sure that I can’t be the only person who, after a few washes of white clothes, finds that they ...
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Sunlight streaming through a canopy of trees

30 Days Wild – Week One

If you read my last post (here) or follow me on my Cup of Toast social media accounts (or both!) ...
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Yellow labrador retriever splashing into blue paddling pool

Half Term Holiday Fun

The half term break has been and gone here in Warwickshire, and time has definitely been munching through the days ...
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Mallard in stream

Half Term Holidays

Back in March, with the Easter holidays cantering towards us at speed, I shared a few of the activities that ...
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My three boys walking through woodland

Happiness is…

A couple of years ago I was nominated on Facebook by a friend to take up a positivity challenge. For ...
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Bees flying around the entrance to their nest as seen from inside our house.

Glorious Bees

We have a bees’ nest. The joy of living on the edge of woodland is the high frequency of wildlife ...
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