Our outdoor adventures have been few and far between so far this year. As Jessica has gradually recovered from her heart surgery, we’ve been starting to get out and about a little more. At first, she needed the buggy even for short trips out. It’s been lovely to see her… View Post

What we loved about A Winter’s Tail …

What we loved about A Winter’s Tail at Chessington World of Adventures

I always like to book one special Christmas event for the children – one where they can get to meet Father Christmas whilst doing other activities, and generally having a magical day out. This year, we booked tickets for A Winter’s Tail at Chessington World of Adventures. It was our… View Post

Let it snow, let it snow: waking to …

Let it snow, let it snow: waking to a winter wonderland

Jessica was at the window, looking out under the curtains, when I woke up that morning. She doesn’t normally do that, I thought. Unless… yes, I was right – snow! Big flakes of snow falling outside. The back garden was already covered with a thin layer of freshly fallen snow.… View Post

Moments that make life magical: an afternoon at …

Moments that make life magical: an afternoon at Langley Park

We should have been in hospital that afternoon, preparing for Jessica’s surgery the following day. Instead, we were enjoying spending time together as a family, and having fun at Langley Park. After a busy couple of months with hubby being away frequently, this was just what we needed. Time together… View Post

Making the most of family time at Claremont …

Making the most of family time at Claremont Landscape Garden

Claremont Landscape Garden has been on my places to visit for a little while now. It was once the home of Princess Charlotte of Wales, the only child of George VI. She lived at Claremont after her marriage to Prince Leopold (later Leopold I of Belgium, and uncle to Queen… View Post