Tag: family

Departing to New Zealand

It’s been a little while since I have written anything on the page as you may know we are planning a move to New Zealand for a year (or two). With working full time, exams, completing training and all the visa stuff; any free…

Santa Steam Train at the Ribble Steam Railway

We took a trip on the Ribble Steam Train with a very special guest…Ho! Ho! Ho!

The Lake District: Great Langdale Campsite

A couple of weeks back we went away for a long weekend to celebrate my birthday. We can never predict British weather but it can still get very cold in April so we decided to go glamping i.e. camping in a posh heated shed. We…

Lake District Walk: Stickle Tarn

We’ve just had a wonderful long weekend glamping in Great Langadale and on the Saturday we hiked up the Stickle Tarn. It is a lovely National Trust path which leads to breath-taking views of Langdale and Lake Windermere beyond. You can find more details…

Ribble Valley Walk: Hodder Bridges

  Last weekend we were incredibly lucky to have beautiful weather, and with a new book full of walks we haven’t yet tried we were champing at the bit to get out and explore. I found this book in Clitheroe Books, a shop in town which…

Upcycling: Pots

Rick and I are fairly into interior design in addition to our outdoor activities and interest in the environment. These aren’t often considered together but we very much like to bring the outdoors in when it comes to accessorizing, and we’ve also managed to…

Rushcliffe Country Park – Nottingham

Hi y’all! I hope you all had a good weekend? This past weekend we were visiting close friends who live in Nottingham. We did some research and found that Rushcliffe Country Park wasn’t very far away at all. Not knowing what to expect apart…

Eco-Exchange: Week 1

Plastic Toothbrushes to Bamboo Toothbrushes Welcome to our very first eco-exchange. You’ll find more detail about the challenge here. We had a good think about what to do for our first challenge and ran through our average day and realised we should start at the…

Ribble Valley Walk: Pendle Hill

On Mother’s Day we were very lucky to have beautiful sunshine so we decided to head up Pendle hill for amazing views. You can find a short video of our walk here. Kitty was still very much in the throws of chickenpox so in the interest…

Eco-Exchange Challenge #52weeks

As you may already know we’re keen as a family to live with consideration to the environment. We want to do more than we’re already doing and thought a great way to continue to drive change is to set ourselves a challenge – an…