Canoeing at Astbury Watersports Centre

Canoeing at Astbury Watersports Centre

Back in the summer we visited Astbury Watersports Centre in Cheshire. We booked a family session online. We had 2 canoes for an hour. When we arrived at Astbury Mere Lake, it was pretty busy with dog walkers and fishermen. The Watersports Centre had a one-way system in place, and they cleaned equipment after use. [...]

Advice For First Time School Parents

Having your children start school can be a bag of mixed emotions! Excited, anxious, proud, nervous, and maybe even relieved. That's just us parents! The kids are feeling that, and more. They're still trying to understand and figure out the whole emotions thing too.  So the whole starting school thing might not actually go as [...]

Waterworld During COVID-19

We were fortunate enough to be invited to a media event at Waterworld, in Stoke-on-Trent. What a place!! There was something for everyone, and we all really enjoyed our time there. After we parked and got in the queue, we had our temperatures taken before entering the building. Everyone was encouraged to keep 2m apart, [...]

Kids Say the Funniest Things – Edition One!

Kids Say the Funniest Things – Edition One!

These are just a few of the things our 4 Freckled Faces have said over the years that have tickled us. Oh how I WISH I had remembered to write them all down! Which ones have you heard before too? Which one gets you laughing most?   Mum, if a cheetah gets old...will they need [...]

Paloma Grida Resort and Spa – Belek, Turkey

Paloma Grida Resort and Spa – Belek, Turkey

Lately we've been reminiscing about holidays we've been on. One of our all-time favourites was when we went and did our first ALL INCLUSIVE  holiday in Turkey, back in July 2017. We booked the package through Thomas Cook, who have since gone out of business - but we had a fantastic experience with them. We [...]

10 Fun Things To Take To The Beach

10 Fun Things To Take To The Beach

Beach days can be great....but let's be honest, any days with kids can be tough, no matter where you are.  However,  we have to make it the best we can - it's all about making memories right!? Here are a few ideas on how to make a Beach Day, with kids, as fun as possible for [...]

National Trust’s Hare Hill

National Trust’s Hare Hill

We have been members of the National Trust for a few years now, and we really enjoy going around visiting and exploring the different properties. You may have seen some of our posts on other National Trust places - Biddulph Grange Gardens, Kedlestone Hall, Chirk Castle, Charlcote Park and Shugborough Hall. Recently (before lockdown!) we [...]

4 Creative Ways To Wish Someone Happy Birthday!

Whilst we've been in lockdown, we've had a few birthdays in our extended family and friends. We also had one of our own. Have a look here to see how we celebrated. Here are some ideas for wishing people a birthday when you can't be with them in person. Create a personal picture message The [...]

Accomplishments Through Lockdown

We are 5 weeks into lockdown (I think?? The days and weeks are rolling into one and I'm not really sure!?) and at least 1 more to go! We are doing ok. Doing our best to get work done, keep the housework going, baking, crafts, garden makeover, etc. We've also taken this time to work [...]

10 Fun Activities To Do Around A Fire Pit

10 Fun Activities To Do Around A Fire Pit

We LOVE a Fire Pit! It's one of our favourite things to do. There is something about sitting outdoors, around a fire in the evening and spending time together......it kinda helps me to reset. The only bad thing about is coming in and smelling of smoke! I will put up with it though, as the [...]