Magnetic Kitchen Door Catches by Calish – Review

Magnetic Kitchen Door Catches by Calish – Review

Anyone who is subjected to a small child running around your kitchen will know all too well how much of a pain in the arse they like to be. Turn your back for a second and suddenly all the pots and pans are (hopefully) carefully positioned at random points around the room. If you’re really unlucky you get sugar, cereal or other edible stuff tipped all over the floor too. The solution? Cupboard catches. We put this off for way too long. Frustration…

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East Riddlesden Hall – A National Trust Day Out

East Riddlesden Hall – A National Trust Day Out

Before Christmas Wifey and I decided we wanted to make sure we got out of the house at weekends as PG loves the outdoors and it’s important she gets her exercise, so we signed up for National Trust membership. If you would have asked me when I was 12 about National Trust I would have probably said it was rubbish as old houses didn’t (and to be honest still don’t) interest me particularly. There’s LOTS of outdoor stuff to do though,…

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Beamish Open Air Museum Review

Beamish Open Air Museum Review

This weekend was a surprise trip to Beamish Open Air Museum in Durham for PG’s Grandad’s birthday. I say this weekend, it was actually two weekends ago now I’m just as slow as a snail at writing these posts it seems (sorry). Having been planned for a while we had been excited about this trip for quite some time. Me and Wifey went as kids but haven’t been for a long time. PG was sure to get a lot out…

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Easter Egg Hunt at Bolton Abbey Estate

Easter Egg Hunt at Bolton Abbey Estate

Easter is the time of year the sun always seems to shine and this year is no exception (so far). Glorious sunshine for two days, and we planned to go to do the Easter Egg Hunt at Bolton Abbey Estate in Skipton. Having been planned for a while today was the day. Bolton Abbey Estate is about an hour from our house so of course this has to be meticulously planned. PG usually has her long nap in a morning and today was no exception. We set off around 9.15 which gave her almost an hour to nap. Little did we know at this point this would be the only sleep she had all day. The excitement of everything meant there was no way she was shutting her peepers for fear of missing something! When we got there we frequented the shop and bought a football (and a tacky bracelet which PG chose herself; then decided she didn’t want it after we’d paid – waste of a quid right there). We had planned to meet some friends but timing issues meant it didn’t really happen and we only crossed paths on our way back doing the egg hunt (whoops!)

Spring! Time to get outside and dust off the garden toys

Spring! Time to get outside and dust off the garden toys

Ok so as with most my posts, this is a little overdue given spring officially starts in March. I’m well aware my online punctuality is crap – please leave any complaint in the comments below. Spring is time to head outside and dust off the garden toys! This is PG’s first real spring, where she’s been active enough to really start to enjoy it. Weather wise it got off to a bit of a rubbish start (in true British fashion) but…

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Chickenpox Conquered

Chickenpox Conquered

Hello folks. It’s been a while I know, everyone (including me) has been poorly and I’m pleased to say we’ve conquered chickenpox. Sadly it looks like yet another boy has smooched PG at nursery and spread the lurgy so we’ve endured a week in quarantine and have come out the other side and are just waiting for her scabs to drop off (we keep finding them in her nappy. I counted 23 scabs remaining on her back and managed to…

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