Let me take you on a trail… not just any trail an illuminated Christmas Trail at Wimpole NT. it was absolutely amazing.

Both kids and I kept saying “wow” at every single turn. It looked beautiful, mesmerising and fascinating.

The music as you walk around finished it all off perfectly. At no point throughout the walk could you miss the song. Each area played different songs too: so many wonderful Christmas songs. It’s really got us in the mood. The music is done by @sonymusicuk and we loved it!🎄 

We made the most out of the independent street food vendors too: the Yorkshire pudding burritos were the most amazing thing I’ve evert eaten in my life! Noah said his pizza was amazing too 🍕 

💰 Adult £19, Child £14.50, Family £64

🚗 Parking £8 per car 

📍 Wimpole Estate, SG8 0BW

📅  It’s on from today until 1 Jan 2023

 #ChristmasatWimpole #mychristmastrails

📢 #prinvited We were invited to the open evening to share our experience with my followers! We received our tickets only.

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🎄 Please tell me I’m not the last one to start their Christmas shopping?  I started it last night (online) and I’m now panicking that I have a lot of wrapping to do and not a lot of time to do it. And more shopping to do!

I’m hoping we’ll put the Christmas decorations up this Saturday too and the house will look full of life and colour again. I love the living room in the evenings, Christmas tree and garland a glow. 

I’m also excited to announce my famous #12daysofconstantchristmas giveaways are running again this year and I have some amazing prizes lined up for you. Keep an eye on the blog… or link tree in my bio!

So, have you started your Christmas shopping yet?

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We had a fabulous evening walking around the new illuminated Christmas Trail at Wimpole NT. It was a fab way to spend Black Friday evening. I can’t wait to put all of my videos together to show off just how amazing it was.

Both kids and I kept saying “wow” at every single turn. It looked beautiful, amazing and fascinating all at once.

The music as you walk around finished it all off perfectly. At no point throughout the walk could you miss the song. Each area played different songs too: so many wonderful Christmas songs. It’s really got us in the mood. The music is done by @sonymusicuk and we loved it!🎄 

We made the most out of the independent street food vendors too: the Yorkshire pudding burritos were the most amazing thing I’ve evert eaten in my life! Noah said his pizza was amazing too 🍕 

💰 Adult £19, Child £14.50, Family £64

🚗 Parking £8 per car 

📍 Wimpole Estate, SG8 0BW

📅  It’s on from today until 1 Jan 2023

 #ChristmasatWimpole #mychristmastrails

📢 #prinvited We were invited to the open evening to share our experience with my followers! We received our tickets only.

#mummyphotoaday ~ Black Friday

#wimpolehall #wimpoleestate #wimpole #nationaltrust #sonymusic #christmaslights #illuminatedwalk #illuminationentertainment #illuminationwalk #christmasdecor #christmasfun #nightfun #christmasmood #christmasvibes #nationaltrustuk #familyeveningout #familytrip #familydayout #familyfun #nightwalk #networkbloggers #presstrip
Let me take you around our wonderfully peaceful weekend at @hoseasons 𝐍𝐨𝐫𝐟𝐨𝐥𝐤 𝗪𝐨𝐨𝐝𝐬 𝐑𝐞𝐬𝐨𝐫𝐭 & 𝐒𝐩𝐚. It was such a lovely time together as a family, the furbabies loved it too! AND Hoseasons have an amazing offer at the moment where you can take your furbabies for FREE!* 🐶💚
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The lodge was so beautiful 😍 we wish we could have stayed longer! You get your very own car parking space and there’s a decking area with outdoor furniture too! 2 bedrooms had an ensuite and there’s a main bathroom. I also loved that there is a tv in all the bedrooms.
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The kitchen was equipped with most things, Daddy cooked a yummy roast dinner and made use of the wine cooler during our stay. ⁣
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The lodges are all a stones throw from the main reception which has a bar, restaurant, cafe and shop. There’s also a gym and indoor pool, with a fun slide and splash area for the kiddies. There’s an outdoor park, outdoor splash zone and a pitch for basketball. ⁣
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Not only that, it’s surrounded by Norfolk woodland where you can go for lovely family walks with the dogs. It was peaceful and we lucked out with the beautiful weather.⁣
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𝘞𝘩𝘢𝘵’𝘴 𝘺𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘣𝘦𝘴𝘵 𝘱𝘢𝘳𝘵 𝘰𝘧 𝘢 𝘸𝘦𝘦𝘬𝘦𝘯𝘥 𝘣𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘬?⁣
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📍 Norfolk Woods Resort & Spa⁣
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🗺️ PE32 1HU⁣
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🌳 Child & Dog friendly ⁣
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*Terms apply

#hoseason #prinvited ⁣
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#beautiful #justvisiting #uk #unitedkingdom #instatravel #igtravel #whataview #travelphotography #picoftheday #staycation #needabreak #lodge #luxlodge #lodgeholidays #travel #uklodgebreaks #uklodgesandcottages #hottubs #staycation #petfluencer #ad
What a grey day! It’s definitely starting to look and feel Wintery. It felt like night time didn’t really end today 😂

Days like today make me happy to have things on my watch list… I’m loving watching I’m a celebrity each night… it’s bringing summery vibes to my evenings. I’ve really liked the group of people in it this year… I’m sad about who left tonight though. (No spoilers).

I also finished The Crown last night, season 5, I loved it. Probably my favourite season so far. The actress who plays Diana is absolutely incredible, spot on! They all play their roles well don’t get me wrong.

I know it’s not a documentary but I do research the points highlighted and I also realise that some conversations will be entirely made up for the drama. However, I’ve learned a lot from The Crown. I had no idea about the heart surgeon for example, or truly understand the sacrifices The Royal Family make. It is eye opening.

What have you been watching lately?

#mummyphotoaday ~ grey

#autumn #winter #autumnwinter #dogwalk #walk #familywalk #familytime #greyday #grey #imaceleb #thecrown #netflix #tvseries #whatimwatching #inthejungle #imacelebritygetmeoutofhere #thecrownnetflix #thecrownseason5 #mywatchlist #netflixseries #itvhub #autumntv #woodland #beautiful
Isn’t it fresh with the cold weather coming… hats, gloves and winter coats are at the ready.

I have had to get the winter jumpers out for Snoopy too. His diabetes has caused his entire muscle mass to disappear. So he’s just a bag of bones. It’s been quite distressing over the last few weeks as you can really feel every bone.

Rambo gave us quite a scare this week too: he collapsed twice. I wasn’t prepared for it at all. I forget he’s 15.5 and I need to treat him like an old dog. He is quite agile still so it is easy to forget sometimes.

He has heart disease and so I’m not allowed to walk him far, or frequently. So no more long walks for us. He can walk over to the local park and back and that’s it. He’s on meds too for his heart.

We’ve had no more episodes since and he’s been at my ankles all week. Think the episode scared him as much as it did me.

Our furbabies are just so integral to our family unit. It’s been an absolute privilege to spend their retirement with them, as I work from home full time.

🐾 Does anyone else love working from home with their pets?

#mummyphotoaday ~ cold

#norfolkwoods #woodland #pets #familyfirst #petsarefamily #furbabies #furfamily #woodlandphotography #meandmyfurbabies #jackrussell #cockerspaniel #poorlydogs #retirementdogslife #retireddogs #dogwalk #freshair #novemberadventures #outdooradventures #outdoorfun #wildlittleadventures #adventureswiththese #dogsofinstagram
🌳 Hidden amongst the whistling giants, was a small girl and her dogs. 
Venturing along the crispy path, hunting for the stenchiest bogs. 🌳

Isn’t it amazing how a change in your routine can really spark your creativity. No rushing around from a to b today for us. We took ourselves into Norfolk Woods and had a little adventure.

The sun was glorious today too which was just 👌🏻. I think we’d like to stay at Norfolk Woods a lot longer than just this weekend. It’s been just what the doctor ordered…

Did you get some fresh air today?

#mummyphotoaday ~ dogs

#prinvited We are staying at Norfolk Woods courtesy of @hoseasons to celebrate their special dogs go free offer… check out my stories for more info!

#beautiful #justvisiting #uk #unitedkingdom #instatravel #igtravel #whataview #travelphotography #picoftheday #staycation #needabreak #lodge #luxlodge #lodgeholidays #travel #uklodgebreaks #uklodgesandcottages #hottubs #staycation #petfluencer #norfolkwoods #visitnorfolk #weekendbreak #forestphotography #woodlandphotography #treescape

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Top tips to really maintain your garden in the Winter

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5 Ways To Turn Your Bedroom Into Your Dream Sanctuary

5 Ways To Turn Your Bedroom Into Your Dream Sanctuary

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Eco-Friendly Improvements To Do Around Your Home

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Some unique home decoration ideas

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