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Top 5 UK Annual Passes

Annual passes are one of those things you either love or hate.  You either love them and use them all the time or alternatively you buy them but end up not using them.  Continue reading

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The Day We Got A Puppy

A year ago today I stood in the kitchen with a tiny little bundle of fur in my arms and called the kids downstairs.  They had absolutely no idea what they were about to find.  Continue reading

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Autumn Activities

Today is the 1st October and many would say it’s now ‘officially’ Autumn.  This is by far my favourite time of year.  As a keen photographer I love all the colours on the leaves and the glow of the beautiful Autumn sunlight.  Continue reading

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Our Fun Filled Weekend 16th & 17th September

We’ve had a jam packed weekend this week involving lots of outdoor family fun.  The weather was kind to us with only one or two very small light showers which didn’t dampen our spirits although our poor legs are certainly feeling the strain from all the miles we’ve walked!  Continue reading

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I Haven’t Taught My Son The ABC

As the end of the summer holidays is rapidly drawing upon us I am starting to think more about Cody starting full time school in September.  I’ve been pushing it to one side because in all honesty I’m not ready for him to go.  I know that sounds pretty selfish on my behalf.  It’s not that he isn’t ready. He can’t wait and is so excited to wear his uniform and go to big school.  But to me he is my baby and the thought of him going to school full time at what feels like such a young age (4 years 4 months) I am finding really hard. Continue reading

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An Update On Willow As She Turns 10 Months Old

We welcomed our beautiful border collie x labrador puppy Willow into our family in December and its been a crazy 8 months full of ups and downs. Some of you may have read my posts in the first few weeks she was with us when she was very ill and we wondered if she would make it. Continue reading

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Our Trip To Ireland

I’m sure you are all sick of hearing about it by now but in case you hadn’t heard – we’ve just got back from a 2 week trip to Ireland!  We are lucky enough that my father-in-law has recently moved over there (back home after living in England for 30+ years) giving us a base to stay and explore from. Continue reading

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Our Stay At The Lord Bagenal Hotel

We were lucky enough to spend the first 2 nights of our Irish adventure at the 5* Lord Bagenal Hotel in Leighlinbridge, Carlow.  It is both an award winning hotel and award winning wedding venue – and we could definitely see why.  The place is stunning! Continue reading

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