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Planting seeds

Planting seeds

    We have been spending a huge amount of time in the garden. Grandad is obsessed with his lawn and has lots of random bits and bobs lying around, and naturally Arlo likes to follow him as he potters around. To include Arlo we bought a children’s gardening set from amazon but this isn’t essential. You will need: Seeds Compost Pots (recycled yoghurt pots are great)… Read More »Planting seeds

    Arley Arboretum

    Arley Arboretum

      What a beautiful place. It was my sisters idea to take all of the kids for a little mini break, so we booked a hotel, packed up the cars and headed off on an adventure for the bank holiday weekend. Arley Arboretum is in Worcestershire, not too far from the beautiful banks of the river Severn where there are plenty of beautiful rest stops for… Read More »Arley Arboretum

      The Fairy Tale Forest

      The Fairy Tale Forest

        We decided to conclude our May Day bank holiday mini break with a trip to Rays Farm, set in the Shropshire Countryside. With four children to amuse it’s sometimes difficult to satisfy all of the different age ranges, but here there really is something for everyone. As we arrived we purchased tickets and animal food and headed to the farmyard to meet the animals. Arlo… Read More »The Fairy Tale Forest

        Easter Eggstravaganza

        Easter Eggstravaganza

          We love to celebrate in our family… any excuse for a gathering and we will all get together and start planning the food. Easter is quickly becoming as commercial as Christmas, and I don’t see this as a bad thing. We aren’t religious as a family but having been bought up in a multi cultural city I think it’s important to acknowledge all cultures, (we… Read More »Easter Eggstravaganza