Every year we try to make an effort and go fruit picking. It's a simple activity and one everyone seems to enjoy, a little picnic, the sampling of the fruit and getting some fresh air.
We're not ones to fill our punnets up to the brim with fruit that we're never going to eat, instead, we still to what we like so that's strawberries, raspberries and blackberries. Read More
Just up the road from us, we have a place called Sussex Horse Rescue, a place that looks after horses and donkeys that have been injured or abandoned.
During the Summer months, this is open on a Sunday with a small admission fee which helps pay for the upkeep and every year they also produce a charity calendar...which I'm taking the photos for this year. Read More
I'm not going to beat around the bush, DIY isn't my thing. I can do the odd bit here and there, I can wave a paintbrush about and built furniture but can't push it much further than that.
An ongoing joke in the house is that I don't have a spanner, not a single spanner...why would I? What would I need one for?
It appears that bike seats, stabilise and a whole host of other things need them. I wonder if FFX had been listening as they got in touch and asked if I fancied giving their website a go and picking some items. Read More
Father's Day is approaching in a matter of weeks and the girls for once are getting prepared. Normally they buy a few small things such as chocolates or a voucher but this time I thought I would test them.
I asked them to cook me one of my favourite meals...lamb shanks. For me, this is one of those luxury meals that I never really get, as neither of the girls like meat on the bone. I tend to just get this meal either when out at a restaurant on special occasions. Read More
As parents, it's not too often that we get to go off and do what we want. We do try to enjoy a night away in London once a year but we wanted something different, an adventure that we'd never usually get to do.
A few week's ago Red Letter Days got in touch and asked us if we'd like to take part in their Bucket List campaign and was there anything we'd like to do. Read More
Mia, the youngest in our house is mad on animals and her whole bed and bedroom are covered in so many soft toys. She has everything from cats and dogs to her favourite animal turtles. But there is one thing missing from her collection and that is her dream pet. Read More
Just up the road from us, we have the Sussex Horse Rescue which as the name suggests looks after and cares for horses.
Every Summer we tell ourselves that we'll go up and visit, the fact we've lived near it for the past 10 years or so...but on Sunday we actually made the effort. Read More
Growing up there was only ever one thing on my mind and that was football, it didn’t matter if it was raining outside or bright sunshine, I would still be kicking a ball. I played for any team I could, the school team, the town team or just a group of children on the field...I loved to play football. Read More
One of the things that I remember about my childhood is enjoying garden BBQs with my grandparents. My grandad had it down to a fine art, he’d have two kettle BBQs on the go. This was of course before gas ones came along so it was classic coal working its magic. Read More
When it comes to fruit and vegetables, the message is simple: the more the better. Think you’ve eaten enough…well, there’s always room for more. This is especially relevant with the announcement that we should eat ten fruit and veg a day for a longer life, not five. Read More