Home and Family We are really making our new place our own now, and I am loving it. This month we decorated the lounge. Ben and I painted the room together, and then my Mum and I wallpapered the back wall. It was our first time wallpapering, and I think we did really well. Autumn Continue Reading
I love all the new family history opportunities I have now we live in South Yorkshire! I find it so much easier to do my research when I am familiar with the area. Sometimes researching new places can be tricky, especially in England, to even pronounce some of the village names. When we first discovered Continue Reading
I don’t think I have experienced a month with such highs and lows as this month! It started off extremely stressfully. After selling our house in April, we still didn’t have a moving date! We knew it would be soon, actually we hoped it would have happened already. The move date kept getting pushed back and back until the end of the month, so it ended up being a month of goodbyes.
We first discovered The Lost Gardens of Heligan for ourselves on our first trip to Cornwall 9 years ago. Back then our oldest three children were quite young, and the Gardens have changed a bit since then (of course! That’s the nature of gardens). We found that The Gardens had a lot more to offer the children this time around – especially with the improvements they have made in The Jungle area
As we were in Kent during half term visiting Grandparents, we decided that we would try to take the children to Dover Castle because neither Ben or I had been before and it’s fun to go somewhere new. We were hoping to combine the visit with a walk along the White Cliffs, but although we were experiencing an unusually warm February, the coast was covered in fog.
Last year our family of seven embarked on a 3-week road trip in California, Nevada, and Utah. It was a daunting prospect to be on the road with 5 children aged 12 and under, but we found a way to make it fun and manageable. It took a lot of forward planning to make our trip the best holiday we have ever had.