Pumpkin Picking

I know, I know – another American tradition that’s made its way over to the UK. But the kids love it and anything that gets them outdoors enjoying some wholesome fun is fine with me. We went to Ethiebeaton Farm at the weekend, partly because it’s close to where we live but also because a… View Post

Mellow yellow

With every morning that passes, I wake to a colder house. As much as I hate to admit it, it’s time to say goodbye to the summer and knowing that those long nights with their indigo skies will soon turn pitch black is a sweet sorrow. The hopefulness and adventure of summertime never feels to… View Post

What we got up to in Oxfordshire

First and foremost, we go to Oxford to visit our family so it’s not really a tourist-y trip for us; the main goal of the week is to spend time with Kris’ parents and sister, and our nephew. Usually, we’re there over a week that covers three family birthdays. Now that Nathan’s starting school we… View Post

A family day at the Cotswold Wildlife Park

After many years of visiting our family in the Oxford countryside, last week we finally visited the Cotswold Wildlife Park and Gardens. It was a great day out for all the family, including my sister-in-law and our fifteen-year-old nephew. We arrived in separate cars at 10.20am, about twenty minutes after opening time. Parking was fine… View Post

Coastal stripes by the sea

I’m a sucker for a themed outfit, so twinning with my kids in stripes while having fun at the seaside seemed too good an opportunity to miss. This Albaray sundress* has been a godsend on sweltering summer days like today. Easy, breezy, chic… sartorially speaking, what more do you need in 27 degrees? Aside from… View Post