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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 up coasteering instead so I was determined that on our trip to Scotland we would find the time and location to give it a go.

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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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  • Lovely War by Julie Berry – Book Review

    Jess March 11, 2021

    A critically acclaimed, multi-layered romance set in the perilous days of World Wars I and II, where gods hold the fates–and the hearts–of four mortals in their hands. They are Hazel, James, Aubrey, and Colette. A classical pianist from London, a British would-be architect-turned-soldier, a…

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