A Day Trip to Venice (with children!)

Venice

One of the places I was desperate to visit during our week in Italy was, of course, Venice. The City of Love, made up of over 100 small islands, separated by canals, and linked by bridges, is known the world … Continue reading

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Italy with Children – Camping Ca’Savio

Camping Ca'Savio

The last week of May was half term for us, and after months in the planning, we picked the children up from school on Friday, jumped in the car and hotfooted it to the airport to catch an early morning flight to … Continue reading

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Animal Welfare during British Sandwich Week

free range sheep

It’s British Sandwich Week this week, and during our Sunday morning ritual of all my family (me, Mr and our boys, along with my brother, my sister in law, Amanda, and their children) congregating at my parents house for bacon … Continue reading

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A Day and a Night in Leeds

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Last weekend, we were lucky enough to talk my folks into babysitting while Mr and I went on a Yorkshire adventure, spending an afternoon shopping in Leeds before hitting a nice restaurant for dinner, and topping it off with an … Continue reading

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My Motivation (When The Going Gets Tough)

motivation

As a mum it’s all too easy to get worn down by the humdrum, the day to day running of the house, the never ending chores, the day job and the the occasional minute of me-time (which invariably turns into … Continue reading

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A History of Carlisle

Carlisle Castle

Carlisle may be an unassuming little city positioned on the Northern edge of England, just 8 miles from the Scottish border,  with claims to fame such as the most promiscuous city in Europe (perhaps Carlisle men just aren’t that good … Continue reading

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Inspector Gadget

Hands up who remembers the  1980′s cartoon Inspector Gadget? Go, go gadget arms! He had a gadget for everything, and despite being a bit, well, dim, he always came out on top – mostly thanks to his amazing gadget technology. … Continue reading

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Passion Projects – My Fantasy Tea Room

It’s been a busy old day here today – the first day after a Bank Holiday is always a weird one. I’ve had to keep reminding myself that it’s Tuesday, not Monday, and there is always that feeling of having … Continue reading

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Walking at Castle Crag – The Great Outdoors

castle crag

I’ve just watched that video – the one that has, ironically, gone viral today, about how much we lose from our lives by being constantly attached to laptops, phones and tablets in the name of “social” media. And yes, blogging … Continue reading

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Super Hero Roller Skating

After almost 15 years with my husband, you’d think I would have nothing new to learn about him… Oh how wrong I was! It turns out that he is Mr Clairey, wonderful but slightly geeky software developer, by day… but … Continue reading

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