Outdoor fun

A walk in Langley Park

Langley Park is one of our favourite places to visit. Usually, we just visit the Temple Gardens and the play area but this time I decided to try and walk…

The Stick Man Trail at Wendover Woods - Little Hearts, Big Love

The Stick Man Trail at Wendover Woods

The Stick Man trail is at Wendover Wood. We’d read all about it – it sounded quite good. One day we got ready to head out the door for Stick…

Little Red Riding Hood and Snow White playing on the slide

Making fairytale magic in the garden

A mild winter’s afternoon, sunshine and dressing up; the perfect combination for making an ordinary moment out playing in the garden into a magical fairytale moment. It is amazing just…

Sophie and Jessica creating a nature collage in the garden

Outdoor fun: creating a nature collage in the garden

We had a brief period of sunshine in amongst all the rain the other week. The girls were keen to get outside but also wanted to do some crafting so…

A snowman with grass hair

Two little girls, one snowman and the power of imagination

There’s something magical about the first snow of the winter. That feeling of opening the curtains in the morning and seeing the garden covered with a blanket (or more usually,…

Welly boot paint prints in red, yellow and orange

Footprint painting in the garden: the autumn edition

Footprint painting in the garden is one of the girls’ favourite things to do on a hot sunny day. Standing barefoot in trays of coloured paint, walking across lining paper…

The Olympic Gold Postbox Challenge - Little Hearts, Big Love

The Olympic gold postbox challenge

It all started back in August 2012 – just a few days into the London 2012 Olympics, with our friend Bryan posting the following Facebook status: I don’t think it…

Jessica's first sports day - Little Hearts, Big Love

Jessica’s first sports day

“Look, Mummy! I’m the winner!” The look of pure joy and delight on my daughter’s face as she crossed the finish line last was so beautiful to see. For her,…

A view across Bekonscot model village

Bekonscot Model Village

It was a bit like stepping back in time into a miniaturised world – a tiny model landscape depicting 1930s England. A friend had recommended that we visit Bekonscot, which…

Northala Fields

I must have driven past them at least a hundred times. Those four big mounds alongside the A40 near the Northolt roundabout. Watching the people walking up them whilst I…