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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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 [...]

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 [...]

Easy Chocolate Krispie Halloween Treats

Easy Chocolate Krispie Halloween Treats

Freckled Face number 4 and I made these fun Halloween Treats! It was so fun to do and the kids loved the look, and the taste! What you'll need Rice Krispies Coloured Chocolate Melts (we got ours from Hobbycraft!) A black icing pen White icing Green icing Halloween Cookie Cutters (again, we got ours from [...]

How to Make Fabric Pumpkins

How to Make Fabric Pumpkins

How to make fabric pumpkins Recently I had a great morning learning how to make fabric pumpkins. My very talented friend agreed to write a post for me! So here it is! Materials needed Fabric – fat quarter or larger Felt for the stalk Die cut felt leaves (ours were from http://www.lilacsprig.etsy.com) Polyester Stuffing Quilting [...]

Play-Doh Snails

Play-Doh Snails

One of the fun things about Autumn is  all the conkers! Aside from the classic conker fights and nice autumn decor, we thought we'd try and find some different uses for them. Here's one idea we came up with.....Play-doh snails. We were watching the film 'Turbo' at the time! You will need Conkers Play-doh Glitter [...]

5 Places to visit during Halloween Season in Cheshire

5 Places to visit during Halloween Season in Cheshire

Halloween is coming up and so is Half Term! So we thought we would share with you a few of our favourite places to go around Cheshire. They have some fun things going on over the Halloween season! 1. Malpas Pick your Pumpkins and Halloween Spooktacular We have been here for the 2 years and [...]