Kedleston Hall

Yesterday we met up with some friends who we haven't seen in a couple of years. We met up at a National Trust place in Derbyshire called Kedleston Hall. It's a neo-classical mansion from the 1760's. Wow!! It was stunning! Sadly the house was closed so we didn't get to go inside, but the kids [...]

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Introducing Freckled Face Friday!

Over that past few weeks we have been trying to organise this blog and our blogging time. It's been....interesting! We have decided that on Fridays the post will be from one of Freckled Faces. We bring to you 'FRECKLED FACE FRIDAYS'! Myself and Dave would like to apologise now for any craziness that may follow [...]

Loss and Perspective

Loss and Perspective

A couple of days ago I received some very sad news. My Aunty had lost her battle with Cancer. This was a battle that lasted for over 14 years! Yes, that's right, she battled through all of the bad news, all of the chemo and radiation, and every other type of treatment and medication she [...]

Escape to Fritton, Norfolk

Escape to Fritton, Norfolk

Last week the kids were on half term (one week school holiday),  so we took some time out and went to stay in a woodland lakeside lodge. It was a great autumn getaway! We found our accommodation on airbnb. It was a privately owned lodge in Fritton Lake Holiday Resort. Unfortunately we didn't find it [...]

DIY Traffic Lights Craft for Kids

DIY Traffic Lights Craft for Kids

With October being Black History month, the kids have been learning about prominent people in history at school. Freckled Face number 2 has been learning about the person who invented the traffic lights; Garret Morgan. In 1923 he improved the old traffic lights, which just had 'stop' and 'go', and invented the 3-Way Traffic Lights that [...]

Roasted Sweet Potato and Red Pepper Soup

Roasted Sweet Potato and Red Pepper Soup

I'm not really a soup fan and nor are the kids. I'll eat soup, but don't usually choose it. This soup however, we like! Yum! It is easy to make and healthy. It's a nice thick soup. Ingredients 4-5 large Sweet Potatoes 4 Red Peppers 2 Red Onions 600ml Vegetable Stock A Pinch of Salt [...]