Oct 08

Searching for Seals: One Great Reason to Visit Pembrokeshire in Autumn

Fantastic opportunities to watch some of Britain’s most exciting wildlife is one of Pembrokeshire’s big draws. Having been enchanted by the Puffins of Skomer Island during our trip back to Pembrokshire in June, we were eager to see more of the local inhabitants during our autumnal return visit.

Oct 07

A Weekend in Wales: returning to Pembrokeshire

We have just come back from a mini-break. No – not Paris or Rome, thank you. We have come back feeling far more refreshed and full of the joys of life than any of Europe’s city-chic destinations. Instead we spent the first weekend in October back in amongst the stunning coastal scenery of …

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Sep 30

September Ramblings

What a gorgeous month this September has been! I sent Roo to nursery this morning in a jumper but the middle of the day comes and I’m writing with the back door and study windows wide open in a sleeveless top! You really can’t complain when autumn starts like this.

With a bumper crop of …

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Sep 30

8 Top Tips for Visiting Dublin on a Budget!


Dublin is not a cheap destination. I don’t know why this surprised me on our recent Ireland trip but it did. Don’t despair though. As we found, there are still ways of keeping your costs down when visiting Dublin, even if like us, you end up travelling during one the most expensive …

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Sep 27

Outdoor Kids Ideas: Painting nature!

This time of year is so very beautiful and nature is displaying a whole array of different and interesting natural textures, materials, shapes and colours. It’s a perfect time to get out exploring and to bring some natural inspiration into craft and art activities.

When Roo asked me …

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Sep 20

Autumn is coming!

The weather is still gorgeous outside but there is a definite hint of changing seasons in the air. Much as I’m loathe to admit it, the mornings are colder and the evenings are definitely getting dark earlier. Despite the waning days, we love autumn here and already there has been so much to …

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Sep 17

SLPY review: keeping camping cool (& campers warm).


I hate being cold. Anyone who knows me well will testify to this. My husband is so aware of this fact that he has even used my low-temperature aversion to inspire entire birthday and Christmas presents. Heat pads, hotties, slippers, thermals, a jumper for my hot choc mug – you name it, he’s …

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Sep 15

5 Fun Back-to-School Days-Out by Train this September.


School may be back but summer isn’t quite finished yet. With plenty of warm days and sunshine still about, September is a great time to capitalise on both the good weather and your kids’ start of term enthusiasm by taking some extra-curricula outdoor explorations.

Whilst most people are back in work mode or counting …

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Sep 14

Hedgerow Harvest: Super-quick blackberry upside-down pudding.

Earlier today we went on yet another blackberry foraging walk. This time, we tried a new route and struck blackberry gold. We come home laden with three big pots full of blackberries as big as the end of your thumb. I’m not exaggerating!

It was only after dinner …

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Sep 09

Accommodation Review: Holiday Cottage in Castlemaine, Kerry, Ireland

When you have left it until the last minute, finding good accommodation in Kerry, Ireland in late August is no small feat. Choosing the week before schools in Ireland go back, needing Friday to Friday availability and holidaying on a budget makes it nigh on impossible. Luckily …

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