For years I’ve been saying I wanted to visit the Welsh mountains and that I wanted to climb Snowdon but we’ve never managed to get me there. A combination of motherhood, Disney trips and home life meant neither visit nor climb ever quite happened, until this weekend…
Whenever we go ‘up north’ to visit our friend we always try to go to Trentham Gardens in Stoke on Trent. It’s peaceful, tranquil and beautiful – just what we need in amongst our busy lives
I’ve been meaning to write up our adventure in the New Forest for a while as it was a perfect day prior to J starting school. We went to Bolderwood in the New Forest to see the deer and do the Gruffalo Spotters Trail, something we’ve done in Cheshire but not in Hampshire
We went to pick your own this weekend for some sweetcorn and this one saw pumpkins and exclaimed (excitedly) it was Halloween soon. I genuinely think if she could have gone home with 5 pumpkins and nothing else she would have!
Since embarking on a food plan without caffeine, additives or processed food I’ve had so much energy, my skin feels good and I’m a lot happier. It’s also spread to rest of Cooks Cabin and as a family we’re all eating better, we’re making meals from scratch again and are spending more time creating food that makes us feel satisfied. Living in a world free from processed food is difficult and we’ve found ourselves talking about how best we can get past this and have the things we love without impacting our busy schedules during the working week
Instagram is quite literally my favourite social media platform. I love looking at beautiful photos, reading snippets of daily activities and seeing new places to explore. Last week I saw a stunning photo of a “tunnel of trees” and after a quick search I found out it was a short drive away from us in a small place called Halnaker in West Sussex
We decided to make a day of it, taking a car picnic with us with a plan to walk through the tunnel of trees up Halnaker Hill to the windmill at the top. The walk wasn’t a long one, 1.5 miles there and back but it was simply stunning. As soon as we entered the tunnel we felt like we were transported into a magical woodland, with the autumnal colours on the trees, leaves on the ground and sun glistening through making it feel like a different world