Carry on caravanning

Carry on caravanning

We have always camped. For years it has always been in tents but last year we decided it was time to upgrade to a caravan. Don’t get me wrong I love a tent but I was so tired of all the packing of bags and trying to organise the kit in the tent. We wanted to get abroad and simply cannot afford the prices; this seemed like the only way we could do it. We love getting closer to nature,…

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Living in the Sticks

Living in the Sticks

  I’m not sure where the past six years have gone. The time here at Garden Cottage has flown by.  At times it is hard and has been a huge challenge but I wouldn’t change it for the world. I lived in Manchester for 18 years. Dylan was born at Salford Royal and has spent so much time visiting Manchester over the years he thinks of it as home as much as living in Herefordshire. I grew up in the…

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Gotta New Rose

Gotta New Rose

I am a very lucky lady.  The team at Rose and Rebellion asked Matilda and I to have a go at using their inbetween carrier. We already have the baby and toddler carrier and we love it so jumped at the chance of trying out the larger size. The main difference between the two is pretty much down to the weight that you carry but the inbetween carrier also has a extra chest strap and is just a little larger….

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Quick Play Ideas

Quick Play Ideas

  Quick play ideas You may be filled with dread at the thought of doing any play ideas which involve paint and glue. On a day off from work with little time to fit everything in it is not always my idea of fun. That’s why I am keen to share some ideas for quick play. Honestly all of these activities took me minutes to throw together but can keep a young child amused for ages. You don’t need to…

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Sharing is caring on behalf of baby loss awareness week.

Sharing is caring on behalf of baby loss awareness week.

  “There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you” – Maya Angelou October the 9th till the 15th is Baby loss Awareness week. I have titled this ‘sharing is caring’ because it is important for those who have lost to be able to talk about it and it is important for you to listen. In between my son and my daughter I had a missed miscarriage. It was early days and a long time ago but…

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