Our Wild Northumbrian Adventure

I’m snuggled upon a bed fit for a princess…the most magical four poster bed, with posts made from the trunks of silver birch, wrapped in twinkling fairy lights….Arthur is sleeping soundly beside me, Dan is laid across the bottom of the bed, engrossed in a book, Ollie is sleeping on the floor, beside the fire….the…

Our Lake District Adventure

I spoke in my last post about my New Year Intentions. One of the most important ones for me was adventure. To be precise, more of them! It really does spark joy within me to find myself in new places, exploring new landscapes….especially with the promise of a little magic thrown in. This month the…

Enchanted Escapes

One of our main priorities as a family for 2019 is connection and adventures. One of my favourite feelings in the whole world, is grabbing a bag, throwing a few essentials into it and heading off into nature. This year I am making sure that happens as much as possible. As a family we will…

2018 Reflections.

This post began with the title New Year Intentions and ended up the title 2018 reflections, although ramblings may be more apt! It has been a funny old year, 2018. It seems like not much has changed looking from the outside, but looks can be deceiving. This year has seen many changes for me on…

Arthur’s Christmas List.

I thought I would write a little blog to show you what we have bought Arthur this year for Christmas. He will be three in two months time and I think these gifts are very age appropriate. 1. A Kitchen. Arthur’s main present is a wooden kitchen. He has been playing with a basket full…

The Winter Solstice

The Winter Solstice, Yule, is the longest night and shortest day of the year. It marks the return of the Sun, from here the days begin to get just a little bit longer. Regardless of your beliefs, I find Yule is the perfect way to celebrate nature and our earth, and gives us chance to…

Samhain Magic

I thought I’d share with you some simple activities to share with your children to celebrate Halloween/Samhain. I absolutely love Halloween, I love the pumpkins, the crafts and especially the magic in the air. Regardless of your beliefs, these are lovely little ways to bring a bit of meaning and magic to a somewhat commercialised…

Tot Bag Review

We had the pleasure of receiving our tot bag yesterday. We had planned a day in the woods, so it was perfect timing…. The tot bag is a box containing, crafts and seasonal activities. There is a subscription option also. We have the one priced at 6.95 per month. (You get the first month free)…

Grimms Stacking Moons Toy Review.

I thought it might be a good idea to pop little reviews up of the toys we buy. I get lots of messages asking how I use them and if they get played with, etc. The reason for buying these was that I really really really wanted them. Haha! I bought them from Babipur and…

My Top 2nd Birthday Toys.

This one is quite easy as Arthur turned 2 this year. This is definitely the age when our little ones get more, well everything….More independence, imaginative and definitely more spirited! If you haven’t already saw there is a blog post up for 1st Birthday Toys, which may be relevant too. A couple of toys I’m…