• 5 Things That Will Make Your Garden Look A Little ‘Extra’ This Summer

    admin February 8, 2022

    *THIS IS A COLLABORATIVE POST* For the last two years, everything has been about the garden party. As the easiest way to socialise while sticking to lockdown rules, our gardens become the place to be over the summer months.  But does that mean the end of the garden hangout? Absolutely not! Even with holidays back on the cards and the prospect of a beer garden on those balmy summer nights,…

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  • Paddle boarding at Loch Lomond

    Jess November 20, 2021

    Call me a cliché but I have fallen for the new paddle boarding trend hard and it’s all thanks to our recent visit to Loch Lomond. We were meant to go paddle boarding on our last trip to Guernsey but inclement weather meant we ended…

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  • November’s Reading List

    Jess November 18, 2021

    Welcome to my monthly reading round up; where I choose a small selection of the books I have been reading recently and recommend them. Simple! If you are looking for inspiration on the next book to pick up, then scroll down. I’m sure something will…

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  • Harry Potter: A Forbidden Forest Experience Review

    Jess November 11, 2021

    When you hear about a new Harry Potter experience opening right on your doorstep in this house you quickly learn to investigate! We have visited the Warner Bros Harry Potter Studio a number of times, and have also planned and enjoyed our own Harry Potter…

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  • October’s Reading List

    Jess October 19, 2021

    Welcome to my monthly reading round up; where I choose a small selection of the books I have been reading recently and recommend them. Simple! If you are looking for inspiration on the next book to pick up, then scroll down. I’m sure something will…

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  • September’s Reading List

    Jess September 5, 2021

    Welcome to my new style monthly bookish post; where I choose a small selection of the books I have been reading recently and recommend them. Simple! If you are looking for inspiration on the next book to read, then scroll down. I’m sure something will…

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  • Quarry Bank, National Trust: Review

    Jess May 25, 2021

    Quarry Bank in Wilmslow, Cheshire, is a working mill owned by the National Trust. We visited over the autumn in 2020 when some of the COVID-19 restrictions had been lifted. We are National Trust members so covered the entrance costs through our membership. We’ve been members of…

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  • The Four Winds by Kristin Hannah – Book Review

    Jess May 20, 2021

    Excuse me whilst I cry all the noisy, ugly tears… Goodness this book is a hard read. It is predominantly a story about the strength and resilience of women and the way we, as readers, see that play out in the different scenarios depicted in…

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  • AD Tween Boy’s Bedroom with Murals Wallpaper

    Jess March 23, 2021

    We were gifted the wallpaper for Eli’s bedroom by Murals Wallpaper for the purpose of this post. All thoughts and opinions are our own. There is a big difference between a bedroom that is suitable for a 6 year old, and one that is suitable…

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  • Crocky Trail, Cheshire: Review

    Jess March 21, 2021

    The Crocky Trail is an outdoor adventure trail based in Waverton, Cheshire. We visited in October 2020 when the COVID-19 lockdown had temporarily lifted and attractions were able to re-open. Although my review will touch on some elements connected to the pandemic, that is not…

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  • Away with the Penguins by Hazel Prior – Book Review

    Jess March 15, 2021

    If you are in need of a book which feels like a warm hug, then I cannot recommend Away with the Penguins enough. This is a heart-warming and life affirming story that will leave you feeling all kinds of cosy. With its far away setting…

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