Tonight I completed the transformation of the fireplace and decorated the Christmas Tree 🎄 it’s amazing how it lights up the living room and fills it with happiness.

The house always feels cosier when the Christmas decorations come out. Does any one else feel like that? 

I’m hoping we will get a fake log burner for this room soon which means it will feel a lot warmer too. These evenings are getting a sharp crisp to them all of a sudden.

I’ll have to save room for Father Christmas though. Otherwise he won’t squeeze through the gap 🎅🏻 

Do you decorate your fireplace too? 

I’ve used a garland, fairy lights and a couple of nutcrackers to keep guard!

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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.

#mummyphotoaday ~ trail

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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

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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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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

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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

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I am now a Cheer Mum!

I am now a Cheer Mum!

As some of you may have seen on Social Media over the past 6 months, I am now a Cheer Mum. Isla has, quite literally, jumped into it with gusto. She has been in dancing and cheerleading competitions and done a few shows now that make us just want to burst with pride. VIEW the POST

How to throw a fun kids party in your garden

How to throw a fun kids party in your garden

When your kids birthday comes around again, you don’t always feel prepared for it. And there’s only ever so many ideas that you can think of for their parties. It can feel really draining. But obviously you want to do something special for your children. And so, why not think about throwing them a party at home? With lockdown Isla has asked for a pool party, it seems organising a kids party in your garden is going to be the in thing this year. VIEW the POST

Fun bonding activities for the whole family to enjoy

Spending time with family can be very challenging especially in our busy modern world. If you are struggling to do so, you and your family should designate a specific family time at least once during the week to spend time together and enjoy each other’s company. The best way to bond with family is to do activities that everyone will enjoy and outings to cool places where you can learn and have fun. We have had lots of fun over lockdown and are enjoying new bonding activities that we will continue to do together.

Win a bundle of lockdown birthday balloons with illooms

Win a bundle of lockdown birthday balloons with illooms

We love illooms balloons, they are so much fun as they light up in the dark. They make for a great and very dramatic balloon display. To celebrate Isla's birthday last weekend, illooms are giving away a fabulous bundle of goodies. You could win the best birthday balloon set up for a special loved one this lockdown. Enter below to win the light up balloon bundle. VIEW the POST

Four reasons why a cruise is the best way to see Europe

Four reasons why a cruise is the best way to see Europe

I have so many adventures planned this year already; with a European break and somewhere a little further afield on the horizon, I have officially caught the wanderlust bug. Recently, whilst thinking of all the places I’d like to visit over the next few years, one style of trip that really appeals to me is a cruise after the fun we had last August. Depending on the package, you have the option to see a selection of cities, and when it comes to seeing more of Europe, I think this is a better way than booking individual trips. We loved doing this when we did our cruise. If you’re not convinced, here are my top reasons why: VIEW the POST

Fun activities to do with Dad this Father’s Day

I saw this extremely cute image online and it made me think of the fun we have as a family and what fun we will have on Sunday, Father’s Day 2016. This will be the sixth Father’s Day for Daddy, it’s amazing how quickly time flies. Here is a little collection of fun posts from over the years with fun activities for you to do with Dad (or all the family really!):