10 reasons why Dorset should be on your travel list in 2018

Corfe Castle

I am lucky enough to live on the Jurassic Coast with 96 miles of truly stunning coastline to explore, stretching from Old Harry Rocks in Poole, Dorset to Exeter in East Devon. Not one bit of this coastline is the same, offering ¬†exceptional natural beauty as well reading like a book into the past, revealing the history of the earth across 185 million years as a near complete record of the Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous periods. With almost all of… Continue Reading “10 reasons why Dorset should be on your travel list in 2018”

The Great Oreo Cookie Quest at Longleat

To celebrate the launch of The Great¬†Oreo Cookie Quest, I was challenged by Britmums to stage my own mini-quest with the kids. The Great Oreo Cookie Quest a fun and interactive way to win great prizes. Oreo fans also have the opportunity to win a once-in-a-lifetime wonder-filled trip to California and the Googleplex through an on-pack promotion, which runs until 31st May 2018. For our cookie quest we headed to Longleat Safari Park in Wiltshire; a land of adventure where… Continue Reading “The Great Oreo Cookie Quest at Longleat”

An Animal Adventure to Woburn Safari Park with the Vauxhall Crossland X

Crossland X Monkey

This weekend we were invited to a special VIP day out at Woburn Safari Park with Vauxhall to celebrate their all new family-friendly Crossland X. We got up nice and early and made the 2.5 hour drive to Woburn where we were greeted at the gate with a fabulous goody bag for the kids and then enjoyed a scrummy breakfast in the Safari Restaurant whilst waiting for the rest of the guests to arrive. We enjoyed a short talk on… Continue Reading “An Animal Adventure to Woburn Safari Park with the Vauxhall Crossland X”

I Believe in Unicorns at Lighthouse Poole


My kids all love the theatre and back in January, Eliza entered a competition to win tickets to see ‘I Believe in Unicorns’ at Lighthouse Poole. She won four tickets to see the show by telling them the perfect name for a unicorn; Violet Snowy – so named because the unicorn has violet-coloured eyes and a snowy white mane and tail. We decided that it should be a girls only affair and we took along her friend Olivia and her… Continue Reading “I Believe in Unicorns at Lighthouse Poole”

An unexpected snow day in Dorset!

It is a running joke in our house that whenever the country gets snow, it never actually reaches us. The last time we had a proper dusting of snow was in December 2010, when I was heavily pregnant with Eliza and our sledges have been gathering dust in the shed ever since. Even the initial weather warnings boldy teased us by avoiding our area at every opportunity, so we resigned ourselves to just some colder than normal weather thanks to… Continue Reading “An unexpected snow day in Dorset!”