Out In The Wilderness From Tales By Mail

There are hundreds of different subscription boxes now on the market, anything from crafts and baking, to gardening and reading. There will definitely be something for everyone out there. But it’s easy to get a bit overwhelmed with the choices available. We’ve been lucky enough to explore some over the years and most recently Eva was sent the Tales By …

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Marsh Farm Easter Eggtravaganza 2021

This weekend (24-25th April 2021) is the last weekend of the sold-out Easter Eggstravaganza at Marsh Farm, and we had the pleasure of taking our first post-lockdown (kinda) day out last week to experience it. As you may know, we are no strangers to Marsh Farm. I’ve said this a good few times now, but the animal adventure park holds …

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Siblings 2021 – March

The first two months of this year went by in a blur for me, January and February felt long and draining but now we’ve reached the end of March, the pace has certainly picked up. A lot has been going on. Right at the beginning of the month, we welcomed a new member to our family. I became a niece …

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Must Do and See Things in Iceland

It was announced that from mid-March, Iceland will welcome vaccinated travelers from the UK, and things are starting to look up for those who are wanting to travel! For most of us, it’s our first trip outside of the UK since the pandemic started, so this comes as great news. So if you’re planning a trip to Iceland and especially …

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Finding Peace & Tranquility

This Christmas my mother-in-law bought our family membership for the National Trust. She’s done this before and we’ve also paid to be members ourselves too so we are not strangers to it. We are so incredibly lucky to live in a part of the UK that has many National Trust locations literally on our doorstep. Over the eight years of …

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Eva’s 8th Birthday

Birthdays for your children are super special days. I find loved one’s birthday’s a bit stressful actually, wondering what to buy and how to make it special. I’m an absolute rubbish gift buyer and trying to do something special always goes wrong. Eva in particular is so hard to buy for. All she’s ever wanted is a chihuahua, so anything …

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Zuru Oosh Potions Slime Surprise

Has anyone else felt that this year has already been the longest year yet?! If ever there was a time for a bit of a pick me up, that time is now and right on cue, we had a super exciting delivery of Zuru Oosh Potions Slime Surprise. Eva and Elsa are obsessed with slime. I have so many annoying …

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Siblings 2021 – February

This month has been the hardest month of my entire life. My Mum passed away in the first week of February and so we’ve had a February full of painful grief. Losing my Mum to COVID has opened my eyes up to many realisations and has taught me even more about myself that I didn’t understand before. One thing that …

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How to Prepare Your Kids for Dog Ownership

Getting a dog can be a fantastic way to expand your family, but it’s important to ensure your kids know what to expect. Whether your children have been begging you for a dog for years or they’re still too young to really comprehend what getting a dog means, you’ll want to take age-appropriate steps to prepare them for the new …

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Picking Jewellery From Inscripture

Over the years I have picked up a few signature pieces of jewellery that I wear every single day. On my left hand, I have my engagement ring and wedding ring, on my right hand I have a ring my Nan and Grandad bought me for my 16th (or 18th) birthday and a bracelet that my Mother-in-law bought me when …

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Losing My Mum To COVID

Valentine’s Day is the most fitting time to make this tragic announcement. Valentine’s Day was the day that my Mum was given her life back by her selfless husband, who donated one of his kidney’s. The perfect match. This joy comes with great sadness, writing the words feels just as surreal as the pain I have felt over the past …

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Winter Nights With The Night Owl Duvet

Do you love or loathe changing the bedsheets? Personally, I am the type of person who loves sinking into freshly washed linen, but I detest physically making the beds. In my household, there are always four beds to make back up on washing day and it’s like having a full workout for me as a smaller than average person. I …

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Siblings 2021 – January

I never thought in a million years that this January post would be quite like this one. What an incredibly tough, emotional and surreal month this has been for our family. Part of me wishes there was a reset button but I do know that life experiences make us stronger and right now we just have to ride this rollercoaster. No …

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Christmas Bake Off – Christmas Tree Mince Pie Brownies

I promise you I have not gone crazy, I understand that it is nearly the end of January but I still wanted to share this blog post so I hope you enjoy! It came as a huge shock to me that Freya wanted to take part in her school’s Christmas Bake Off competition. It’s very rare that she would push …

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My Mum Has Covid

Trying to get out my words has been hard. I don’t think the dictionary has the words that I can describe my feelings with because this is all too surreal. Possibly broken, devastated, worried, anxious but they don’t seem big enough for the enormity of my emotions. In the first week of the new year, my Mum started feeling really …

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