Exploring Bodnant Garden

Bodnant Garden is a place I’ve looked at longingly over the past few years, but it was only recently that I finally got to visit: with its maze of criss-crossing pathways and abundance of floral…

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A Day Out At Chirk Castle

My friend has a thing for castles; I think it has something to do with dungeons, dragons and knights on horses: y’know – boy stuff. But as he’s pretty good at choosing places to go…

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Walking Jenkin Crag {Birthday Fun In The Lakes}

On the run-up to the big day, Ian suggested we visit Yorkshire Sculpture Park; it’s somewhere we’ve toyed with going to a few times before, but somehow we never quite get there. At the end…

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Swings, Flowers & Falling Down The Stairs {A Day Out At Erddig}

Driving along the winding country road that was sandwiched between lush green fields, we were convinced we’d taken a wrong turn. The signal for Google maps was now non-existent and it was starting to feel…

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Vegan Victoria Sponge {Jamie Oliver}

I have no interest in cooking and I’m well known for starting kitchen fires (luckily nothing that’s ever required a fire engine). I eat healthily and My Fitness Pal has recently become my best friend,…

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Pasta, Pizza, Sand and Sea {A Walk at Morecambe Bay}

Things have been pretty hectic lately as Ian and I prepare to get our house up for sale. With me being self-employed I’m more flexible on my hours, so my days have been spent filling,…

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Fear And A Queenstown Bungy Jump {AJ Hackett}

It was like a well-oiled conveyor belt. One after the other people were fearlessly jumping into the unknown and gracefully swan diving towards the river below. That was until I stepped up – then the…

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Peppermint Tea and Fairy Spotting {Trentham Gardens}

There are many perks to being self-employed, although some might say there are nearly as many downsides. One of my favourite things is giving myself a day off during the week; which is exactly what…

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Queenstown Skydive

Within seconds he was gone and I swear my heart skipped a beat. As he exited the plane I was left with a picture his face – drained of colour and smiling nervously. I remained…

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