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…

Feeling the fear.

I’m writing this (hopefully) short post as I know next week I will be writing all about my weekend and will no doubt have had an amazing time….and the fear I feel now will be forgotten. I wanted to document it, to hopefully help others or at the very least ,help myself, when I hit…

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…

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…

Whitby Goth Weekend

We visited whitby Goth weekend for the fourth time running at the weekend. It is one of my favourite things to do out of the whole year. Goth weekend has been happening since 1994 and I can’t believe how much of a huge event it is a whitby now. Whitby is one of my favourite…

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…

October Musings

October for me is such a magical time. I look forward to this time of year so much, so much sensory magic. The leaves, the baking, the crafts,the late sunrises and the early sunsets. There really is something extra special. I am very cyclical, along with the seasons and as October rolled around, as if…

Autumn Cleaning

It doesn’t really have the same ring as spring cleaning does it?! I have spent the last month on a serious decluttering mission. A while back I looked around our flat and there was so much that annoyed me, and it annoyed me immensely all at once. Some examples…. We have (had) a chair in…

Our Adventures in Wales

I though I’d share a little about our adventures in wales. It was the first time we had visited Wales and also the first time we had been on a family holiday, just the four of us for…well, ever!!! In the past we have always went with Dan’s parents or we have taken one of…