When hubby and I first moved in together, we lived in a little flat in Ruislip. Ruislip Lido was one of my favourite places to go for a walk. It’s changed a lot over the years and now that we live further away, we don’t tend to go there very… View Post

A walk in the woods around Hardy’s …

A walk in the woods around Hardy’s Cottage

One of the things I love about having National Trust membership is being able to use it to break up long car journeys. A stop-off at a National Trust property is so much nicer than stopping at service stations. It’s been a while since we last used our National Trust… View Post

A visit to the Eden Project

A visit to the Eden Project

The Eden Project has been on my list of places to visit for a while. Being in Cornwall and staying at Coombe Mill over Christmas was the perfect opportunity to finally spend a day there.     “Look Mummy, it’s Go Jet Academy!” Sophie exclaimed as we headed down the… View Post

All aboard a steam train to see Santa …

All aboard a steam train to see Santa at Lappa Valley

One of my happy memories from our last family holiday with Jessica was a ride on the Isle of Wight steam railway. The girls loved the steam train ride and we took our last family selfie during it. For our first family holiday since losing her, we were invited for… View Post

A festive narrowboat trip to Santa’s Grotto

A festive narrowboat trip to Santa’s Grotto

One of my many happy memories from summer last year was our walk along Hatton locks. The girls had a wonderful time helping a boat through some of the locks. Hubby and I considered taking them on a narrowboat holiday at Easter but decided against it, partly because of our… View Post

Festive fun at Chessington World of Adventures: A …

Festive fun at Chessington World of Adventures: A Winter’s Tail

Last year’s festive day out enjoying A Winter’s Tail at Chessington World of Adventures was a special one for us. It was our last family day out before Jessica’s Fontan procedure and it was such a magical one for our girls. They loved meeting Father Christmas and Jessica particularly loved… View Post