Bluebells at Pamphill, Dorset

Bluebell Wood

Last year we visited Bluebell Wood at Pamphill to see the carpet of bluebells for the first time. It was there I took one of my favourite photographs of Eliza, so I was keen to go back this year to see if we could get some more photo’s of the kids. Bluebell Wood is set on the Kingston Lacy estate in Dorset and we parked at Pamphill Green and took the short walk down a country path to the wood,… Continue Reading “Bluebells at Pamphill, Dorset”

Living Life Through Adventure with Hotter Shoes

PierZip

Towards the end of last year I did a walking tour of Bournemouth with Hotter Shoes where I learned interesting facts all about my home town and saw things that I have walked past on an almost daily basis and never noticed. During this walk, the Hotter team mentioned that it was the 10th anniversary of their Bournemouth store on April 20th 2017 and asked if I could think of a way to celebrate. I am a bit of a daredevil… Continue Reading “Living Life Through Adventure with Hotter Shoes”

Easter Egg Hunting at Clouds Hill, home of T.E Lawrence

There has been one local National Trust property that I have been wanting to visit for some time, but we never seem to have got there – Cloud’s Hill in Bovington. Cloud’s House was once home to T.E Lawrence a British scholar, writer and soldier who mobilised the Arab Revolt in World War One and became famous as ‘Lawrence of Arabia’. The cottage itself is very easy to find as is close to the Tank Museum. I think holding a Cadbury’s Egg… Continue Reading “Easter Egg Hunting at Clouds Hill, home of T.E Lawrence”

New Caribbean Cove at Weymouth Sealife

Caribbean Cove

In December we visited Weymouth Sea Life Centre to see Father Christmas and whilst we were there we noticed that all the rides had been removed and were intrigued by what might be replacing them. Fast forward three months and the site has been transformed into a tropical playground that kids will adore. We were invited to be some of the first people to visit the new Caribbean Cove, which opens to the public on 1st April. It is set to… Continue Reading “New Caribbean Cove at Weymouth Sealife”

A Winter Visit to Kingston Maurward

Alpaca

Like a lot of families, we find January a bit of a struggle financially. Not only is there a longer period between pay dates, but we also have Eliza’s birthday to factor in to the equation too. I am always on the hunt for inexpensive or free days out to keep the children entertained, so when I was approached by Scottish Friendly to show how easy it is to save money each month by discovering affordable days out in my local… Continue Reading “A Winter Visit to Kingston Maurward”