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Adventures // How to Prepare for Your First Road Trip Adventure

There is no shortage of things you can do on a budget this summer. Aside from partaking in volunteer work, utilising voucher codes and going to free events, you can also use the summer to go on other adventures. How about taking a road trip and spending a few days out on the road? A road trip is not only budget-friendly, but also exciting. There is a big adventure waiting for you from the moment you depart. To make sure you have fun exploring, here are some things to do when planning your  ...

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Adventures // North Yorkshire Moors Railway, Pickering

Nick and I have been itching to take the children to the North Yorkshire Moors Railway ever since we relocated up here in 2014, but always end up with very jam-packed weekends (such is life with children!). As H-Bear is train mad, we decided to take him for his birthday a couple of weeks ago – and we had the BEST time! We parked at Pickering station, which is absolutely beautiful (parking was £5 for the day). The station is full of wonderful exhibitions, a shop, a café, and even a  ...

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Adventures // The Lake District, June 2017

The Lake District is our happy place as a family. To be surrounded by mountains, woods and so much greenery 24/7 is the dream – and one day, way in the future, we hope to move there. Those of you who follow me on Instagram and/or Facebook, will know that we’ve just been to the Lakes on holiday. We stayed for a week in Pullwood Bay on Lake Windermere, to celebrate my Father-in-Law’s birthday. The apartment was gorgeous – as was the view:

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Family Life // How to prepare for your summer family holiday

The summer holidays are a great time, but also an incredibly busy one. The kids are off school, the days are getting longer, and the weather warmer. At this time of year, there is only one thing on everyone’s minds – a holiday! The annual family holiday is a big event in most households. A time for relaxing (well, sort of!), enjoyment and spending time together as a family; these are moments that will be treasured for many years to come.

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Parenthood // Duping Dad this Father’s Day?

Busby is the master of manipulation when it comes to twisting Nick around her little finger – and the end goal is generally ice cream or chocolate cake…! It begins with mobilising the puppy dog eyes; those are usually enough. But if that fails (rarely), then a sweet, polite “Please Daddy” will do the trick. I imagine she will be doing this all of tomorrow, despite it being Father’s Day!

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