The Ordinary Moments – Feeding the Ducks

This week, whilst I worked on the local election count, I got chatting to a family friend. Her lovely family feels like part of our family, and she told me that she always reads my posts and is glad I’m taking the time to document as much as I can of Pickle’s early life. She told me these memories are so precious. And that I’ll be so glad of them in the years to come. It’s easier to remember the big moments: the birthdays, the big days out and the holidays. And it’s all so easy to forget The Ordinary Moments.…

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My Mother’s Day at Charlecote Park

I didn’t need asking twice about what I wanted to do this Mothering Sunday: I wanted a family trip out to a National Trust property. And it was pretty much a no brainer for us which one to choose – Charlecote Park is located just outside of Stratford-upon-Avon and we literally have to drive past LPD’s Mum’s house en route so it was easy to pop by and see her too. Two birds, one drive. Our Last Visit to Charlecote Park We’d not been to Charlecote Park since our Halloween trip when Pickle was only about five months old. Back then, we’d only…

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Kampa Paloma 5 AIR at the Caravan and Camping Show

Recently, we ventured to the NEC Birmingham in order to attend the Caravan and Camping Show. I was pretty excited to see so many of my favourite outdoors brands under one roof, and we couldn’t miss the opportunity to try and find a nice new tent for us. Not many shops have their tents out on display just yet, so knowing that we’d be able to browse the very best offerings from a large range of suppliers at the show, inspect them properly and know exactly what we were buying made heading to the exhibition an absolute no-brainer – and…

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It’s a Sling Thing – Postal Carrier Hire Service

I have absolutely loved using our Beco Gemini baby carrier – it’s easy to use, comfortable and has enabled us to enjoy some real family adventures. But sadly, all good things must come to an end, and because it has a fairly narrow base, Pickle has outgrown it, leaving me on the hunt for something to upgrade to. He’s at a funny size: he’s not quite big enough for a lot of the especially designed toddler carriers but it doesn’t make much sense to invest in another baby carrier when we already have one. Thankfully, It’s a Sling Thing, came…

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An Adventure to Sutton Park and Back

Now that I’m a Stay at Home Mom, it would be easy for the days to all blur into one. And sometimes they do! We have our regular classes that punctuate the week but after a nap and lunchtime, our afternoons tend to look mostly the same – especially at this time of year when the weather isn’t necessarily very conducive to lots of outside adventures. I try and make the most of our weekends to do something special, but often, they fly by in a haze of household chores. But not last weekend. For a long time, Little Pickle’s…

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