🐰 A little sneak peek of the Peter Rabbit Santa’s Grotto at the centre:mk. Santa asked Peter Rabbit and his woodland friends to help him this year and it was just amazing. The theatrical, fun and interactive experience made visiting the #grotto just perfect. We all had so much fun.

We are huge Beatrix Potter fans, I loved it. The actresses and actors involved were just incredible! Engaging and captivating. Peter Rabbit even got Daddy singing solo in front of everyone.

Overall it’s about half an hour, I don’t want to ruin it too much but you meet Peter Rabbit, Squirrel Nutkin and Mr Todd. All before meeting Santa. You decorate gingerbread biscuits and the kiddies also received a present too.

You can only book tickets for your household or social bubble. Temperature checks are done before you enter and everyone is kept at a social distance. Which made us feel completely safe. As long as government guidance doesn’t change, it’s open until 24th December 2020.

If you’re near Milton Keynes I would definitely recommend it for the family. We did a bit of shopping and had a family meal too. We made a night of it.

#gifted @centremk thank you for having us this evening.

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🐰 A little sneak peek...

I love this photo. Wintery days on the beach is my favourite. We usually go for a Winters walk around New Year. There’s just something about the fresh sea air and crisp frozen sand.

But this photo sums it up. Big smiles. Happy. Carefree. Fun family adventures.

I wish my house backed on to the beach, wouldn’t it be amazing if you’re #garden was the beach? Or you had your own private stretch of beach. It would just be amazing.

We’re not far from the beach, but I do wish we lived a bit closer. One day. That’s the dream!

We used to live half an hour from the coast, reflecting back we didn’t make use of it as much as we should’ve. Maybe there’s a lesson in there for me!

Anyone else have the same dreams?

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I love this photo. Wintery...

I’m finally saying goodbye to Autumn. Well, in the living room in any case. A #change is as good as a rest. As they say. The Autumnal goodies have gone back in the loft and the festive decor has been installed. I can’t wait to show off the tree and my beautiful mantle. Albeit it will be shared online only 🤣.

I had a good clean before I put the decs up. I always have a thorough clean and the Blade4 is just perfect. She is so handy, battery powered and very powerful.

It picks all the pet fur up, it leaves the floor clean and not only that, it leaves those wonderful vacuum marks on the carpet! We all strive for that don’t we?

@vaxcleanhome have a new range: Blade4, Glide and SpotlessGo. They all share the same battery so you can swap them around. I can’t wait to show you each product. The Glide is amazing and every house with hard floors needs one.

Who else likes to do a deep clean before putting up the decorations?

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🌊 “Not all those who #wander are lost.” J.R.R.Tolkien.⁣
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I love this quote and it is so true. We sometimes 𝐰𝐚𝐧𝐝𝐞𝐫 aimlessly without purpose, never lost, just exploring the surroundings. I love that when we go on holiday we always 𝐞𝐱𝐩𝐥𝐨𝐫𝐞 where we are staying.⁣
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Noah was feeling sad today. It wasn’t nice seeing him emotional. Daddy took him for a walk and they talked about his feelings. His girlfriend has broken up with him and he’s really sad. Daddy tried to reassure him that he’ll probably have lots of girlfriends. His reply was “but I don’t want lots of girlfriends”. He breaks my heart with his big 𝐞𝐦𝐨𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐬. 🥰 He is going to be a very loving and caring husband one day.⁣
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Do you find a 𝐰𝐚𝐥𝐤 𝐡𝐞𝐥𝐩𝐬 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐭𝐚𝐥𝐤 as a family?⁣
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🌊 “Not all those who...

❄️ Welcome December! Here are the new photo prompts for this fantastically festive month.... I cannot wait to see all the Wintery and Seasonal photos.⁣
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I adored the Autumnal photos of November,  absolutely amazing photos shared throughout the month and I am really excited to see what is coming for the end of the year. ⁣
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My favourites, in photo 2, from left to right:⁣⁣⁣
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Here’s to lots of Wintery fun for 𝐃𝐞𝐜𝐞𝐦𝐛𝐞𝐫. Don’t forget to use the hashtag #MummyPhotoADay, so we can all find your photos and like, comment and save.⁣⁣⁣
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Now, here’s your part: Tag your 𝐩𝐡𝐨𝐭𝐨 𝐥𝐨𝐯𝐢𝐧𝐠 friends who you think would enjoy this challenge...📸⁣⁣
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❄️ Welcome December! Here are...

And, just like that... they walked away from November. It’s gone really quickly considering. We’ve had lots of family adventures along the way and it’s also been a time of reflection.

This photo is from a trip to the #forest last year. I loved this location.  Darwin Forest was just beautiful and I can’t wait to explore it some more next year.

I’ve seen lots of inspiration over the weeks, places to explore in the UK with the family. I am looking forward to 2021 and planning lots of adventures.

Do you have any UK locations you want to explore next year?

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✨ 𝐀𝐝𝐯𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐂𝐨𝐦𝐩𝐞𝐭𝐢𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐬 ✨⁣
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I’m running my advent competitions again this year with over £𝟏,𝟎𝟎𝟎’𝐬 worth of prizes over 12 competitions - #12DaysOfConstantChristmas.⁣
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Same as previous years: 11 competitions that will be 24 hours only. Then a big finale on Day 12. The finale lasts 1 week and will be a bigger prize value in that final bundle.⁣
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I’m so excited as I have so many amazing brands who have donated gifts to my lucky readers! You have to be in it to win it.⁣
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🎄 You must enter on my blog posts⁣
🎄 Follow all the mandatory entry requirements⁣
🎄 Tag a friend who you think will want to win prizes ⁣
🎄 All prizes will be sent by a third party - not by me and I will not be asking for any shipping payment of any kind.⁣
🎄 Winners will be emailed me directly.⁣
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This competition is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Instagram.⁣
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⚠️ There are a lot of 𝘴𝘱𝘢𝘮 accounts being created to pose as IG accounts, they message you pretending to be influencers and ask for money for shipping. Be aware. 𝐈 𝐰𝐢𝐥𝐥 𝐧𝐨𝐭 𝐛𝐞 𝐚𝐬𝐤𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐚𝐧𝐲 𝐦𝐨𝐧𝐞𝐲 𝐟𝐫𝐨𝐦 𝐚𝐧𝐲𝐨𝐧𝐞. These gifts have been donated by third party brands, that I trust and will be shipped by these companies. ⚠️⁣
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First comp starts at midnight on 1st December 2020 and finale starts at midnight on 12 December 2020 (and will run for 1 week).⁣
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𝐆𝐨𝐨𝐝 𝐥𝐮𝐜𝐤! 🎄

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✨ 𝐀𝐝𝐯𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐂𝐨𝐦𝐩𝐞𝐭𝐢𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐬 ✨⁣ ⁣...

Something a little #different than my usual bright blue skies. This was a perfect storm brewing, travelling very quickly towards us. The #sunshine was beaming down on us from behind. It was very surreal.

Have you ever been in that position where you have sun on one side and dark grey storms on the other? It’s amazing how they contrast.

As much as I love this photo. Seeing the kiddies having fun, it does bring the memories of what happened 10 minutes later: we got caught in a hail storm. It was horrible. We all got soaked through... even the dogs were shaking! Needless to say I got the family waterproof trousers the following day!

Typical English weather... I should have been more prepared! Are you an embrace any weather kind of family or only on the good days?

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Although we are now technically out of lockdown, the tier system is in full swing and there is still a lot of chatter about another lockdown at the beginning of 2021. With that in mind, I thought I would pull together some simple ideas to encourage everyone to get outdoors and make the most of family adventures. It doesn’t have to be a thoroughly organised affair, a quick dash out to get some well-earned fresh air.  VIEW the POST

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Amazing family walking route in the awesome Peak District

We love going to the Peak District and have been there a few times as a family. We have camped and more recently we stayed at a hotel in Sheffield where we drove into the Peaks every day. This time we walked up Kinder Scout on one of the hottest days this Summer (so far) and it was really nice to get back to an air conditioned hotel room. This is the route we took in the awesome Peak District.

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Celebrating Mother’s Day by spoiling Mum at centre:mk

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I felt so honoured to be invited to go to centre:mk with my Mumma, take Mum around the shops, out for lunch and even a lovely hand massage. centre:mk is one of the top 10 shopping destinations in the UK and it is my go to place to shop. I love it. It was a lovely day; we never get to do stuff like this anymore as life is just so hectic. It was definitely nice to spoil her as part of the #CMKSpoilHer campaign. VIEW the POST

20 outdoor activities for children in and around Cambridgeshire

20 outdoor activities for children in and around Cambridgeshire

It got me thinking that we do so much with the children and I do not document it all, a lot of things we do that are free too. So if you are feeling at a loose end and want to do something fun, outdoor activities and indoors, look no further. Although this is based in and around Cambridgeshire you can find similar things to do in the area of the world you live. All you need is a little imagination... VIEW the POST

A family day out at the races #theJulycourse

A family day out at the races #theJulycourse

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Our family fun day at Planet Ice MK

Our family fun day at Planet Ice MK

We were super lucky to get an afternoon at Planet Ice in Milton Keynes at the weekend. We went ice skating for around 90 minutes and then had a well earned Papa John's meal afterwards. It was a great afternoon. The kids had not skated before and I haven't done it for years, it was quite scary when you first get back on the slippy ice. VIEW the POST

Outdoor exploring and a little make believe magic

Outdoor exploring and a little make believe magic

For those of you who have read this blog for some of the 9 years of its life, you will know that when the children were younger we used to link up to Country Kids almost every week. As they have got older and we have done different things, or just been rather busy, it slowed down. With my new screen time trick though it's proving that we are getting out and having fun outdoor exploring, which I love. VIEW the POST

Free days out with the kids: Rutland Water

Free days out with the kids: Rutland Water

Today and yesterday we had a lot of fun exploring Rutland Water. It's not far from Stamford, just north of Peterborough and yes it's free. Apart from a small car park charge. There is so much to do there that you can easily fill up a day or two. Lots to see and explore too - cycling, rock climbing, beach, parks and many places to stop for a cuppa or ice cream.  VIEW the POST

Summer family fun at Rutland water

Summer family fun at Rutland water

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Wimpole Home Farm on the first day of Spring

I didn’t realise it was the first day of Spring on Sunday, until we got home from a trip to Home Farm at Wimpole Hall, a lovely National Trust estate near us. What a perfect way to spend the start of Spring, running around a beautiful location full of flowers and baby animals of course. The kids had a great time exploring and playing on the tractors.