Review: The Swallows Return Pub, Sussex

The Swallows Return is a country pub in a gorgeous converted barn just outside Worthing. We’ve done a fair few restaurant reviews but this is definitely the closest to home for us! The restaurant has been fully refurbished recently and has a cosy vibe with touches of local history dotted around on the walls. The barn is an ‘L’ shaped…

Athena and Arlo May 2019

What a beautiful few weeks it’s been since my last ‘Siblings‘ post! I’ve taken quite a lot of pictures of these two, especially over our long weekend in Norfolk for Easter – which is where this photo in the rapeseed field was taken. I know some people HATE lens flares but I think they’re awesome, and I purposefully have the…

Review: Solent Hotel and Spa with Caudalie

This week I had the privilege and joy of extending my Bank Holiday weekend by an extra day, because on Tuesday I was invited to the Solent Hotel for a spa day. There is nothing I enjoy more than a day being pampered, lounging around in a fluffy gown and chatting with friends. If you include a Caudalie facial and…

Sunday Scrapbook – Princesses and Circus Extreme

This week has flown by right? I know it was a shorter week but at this rate it’ll be Summer before we know it! I feel like I’ve barely seen the kids during the week, as I got away with not doing a school run till Friday this week! I was working in Brighton and London on Wednesday and Thursday…

Children’s passports: what you need to know

Children’s passports: what you need to know A child’s first passport and any renewal after that will cost £49 if you apply online, or £58.50 to apply with a form from the Post Office. I seem to remember needing to practically be able to trace my family tree back seventeen generations when we applied for our kids’ passports in advance…

David Charles Girls Dress

Pretty dresses, bluebells and a Giveaway

Athena might the sort of girl who loves scurrying about in the woods, waving sticks about, looking under logs for insects and making dens but given the choice she’d much rather do all that in a dress! So where better to head in a very pretty dress that she picked from the selection at David Charles Children’s Wear [sent for…

Personalised homeware with MyPicture

My kids adore anything with photos on, even though the photos on our walls have been the same for a while now they will often stop and ask questions about them or remember the days out we were on when they were taken. Athena has photos next to her bed and they play for ages with the photo magnets on…

Little Loves April 19

I’m a few days late with my monthly post, not sure what happened apart from life getting in the way! But here’s what I read, watched, did etc in April. Read I read five books this month, my favourite was An American Marriage by Tayari Jones. A story of love, incarceration, betrayal and so much more – it’s incredibly well…

Sunday Scrapbook – Horrible History and London

Another week has shot by, and I think I wrote last weeks Sunday Scrapbook post on the train into London, so I’ll start there. London was pretty busy as it was the Marathon, so by mid afternoon there were a lot of tired looking people hobbling around wrapped up in shiny blankets looking mightily annoyed that the trains from Paddington…

Review: TomTom GO Premium

A little while ago on Instagram I shared a post about the TomTom Go Premium and how easy it made planning trips, but since then Sam has been using it for delivery jobs so has really put it through its paces. He’s written up his thoughts on why this is such a helpful little thing to have with you on all…

Win a family weekend camping ticket to Chilled in a Field Festival

Have I got an amazing giveaway for you? I am over the moon to offer another family the chance to win a weekend camping ticket for a family of four plus car parking. Head to the end of this post to enter if you’re too impatient but below is what you can expect from a weekend at Chilled in a…

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Me and Mine – April 19

Another month has hurtled by but it’s been a good one for us, lots of time together for various reasons and some memories made. We took our family photos in the rapeseed field behind Granny’s house and in fact Digby (which is what the kids call her!) took the photos for us! We were on a dog walk trying to…