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Push Kate Push!

Push Kate Push

5 reasons why we’re excited to see another Royal Baby!

1) We love getting sucked up in all the buzz of the coverage on telly. My mummy is a sucker for live coverage and live news feeds. #RoyalBabyWatch

2) It’s a royal baby! Any new arrival is special, but this one makes history. The baby’s sex makes no difference to the line of succession. We’re fans of the Royals in this household (I know a lot of people out there aren’t) we love celebrating our history and national pride.

3) The not knowing….is it a girl, is it a boy? eek exciting. Maybe another future prince for me to marry!

4) What will Kate be wearing when she presents the new baby to the world, who will be the visitors?

5) ….all the months and years to come watching this new baby grow up to be fourth in line to the throne. Will the be a wild child or a reserved royal? Who knows..

Bella x ….or Lady Isabella in future?

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Soldiers’ Journey at Milestones Museum

Soldiers’ Journey at Milestones Museum

November 2014

Dear mummy, it’s not often that we attend a historical exhibition and this week we feel that we are really witnessing something special.

Every year we honour Remembrance Day, we hold our minutes silence, wear our poppies and remember the brave heroes that fought in the First World War for our country, however this year is different.

As it’s the 100th year anniversary of the First World War, people up and down the country are celebrating our heroes by holding events to commemorate our fallen.

The most famous of these is the Poppy Display at The Tower of London, an art installation to mark each and everyone that gave up their lives to spare ours by ceramic artist Paul Cummins.

Closer to home, Hampshire are commemorating the centenary year by celebrating across our county. Hampshire’s Big Theme 1914, is a website dedicated to showcasing events and exhibitions marking the centenary of the beginning of the First World War. It’s a great resource that lists local events and exhibitions taking place throughout 2014 and into 2015. The Hampshire’s Big Theme 1914 website also shares personal stories that help viewers to understand Hampshire’s unique role in the conflict and provide previews of the forthcoming exhibitions.

Little did I know that Hampshire played such a critical role in the First World War, millions of soldiers headed to Hampshire to start their travels to join the conflict. Both my mummy and I wanted to gain a greater understanding of what people experienced during the war.  My mummy has watched war films, documentaries and attended the War & Peace Show but we wanted to immerse ourselves in an interactive experience. Bored of stuffy museums (which aren’t really child friendly) we headed to Hampshire’s Living History Museum, Milestones in Basingstoke. The last time we visited Milestone we saw the Lego Lost World down there!

Milestones is playing host to the ‘Soldiers’ Journey’ which is part of Hampshire’s Big Theme 1914 – a series of exhibitions to mark the centenary of the First World War. Soldiers’ Journey is an interactive exhibition designed to help kids understand what it would have been like to live in Hampshire during the First World War. Hampshire’s Big Theme 1914 had recommended this exhibition as family friendly, so we travelled back to the streets of wartime Hampshire at Milestones. To see Hampshire’s Home Front from a new perspective. Milestones is full of old-fashioned streets, vehicles and shops and is the perfect setting for this new type of exhibition.

Soldiers-Journey-1We follow two fictional characters, Tom and Emily, around the museum to help solve the mystery of a suspicious stranger…is he a German spy? On the way we meet soldiers from across the world and hear their stories via video and pop-up displays and life-size talking illustrations. During the school holidays and weekends live costumed actors talk to the public as well, which added to the whole experience. We even had the chance to play dress up too, by squeezing ourselves into old fashion nurses outfits and soldiers uniforms.

On entry to Milestones we were given a copy of Tom’s Diary which leads us through the war years, pausing at ‘story stops’ where we completed tasks and learnt about life in First World War Hampshire. We were also given pencils to fill in the worksheets in the diary, an audio guide and a map of Milestones.

We spent 3 hours following Tom and Emily around, occasionally stopping for a dance on the bandstand, a drink in the local pub and spend some pennies in the old-fashioned arcades. It’s a very educational and fun experience, perfect for attending this November. My favourite part was pressing the audio buttons on the displays and hearing the people talk and tell stories. Mummy loved the cardboard cut-outs of the characters and the drawings. Tom’s diary was also very easy and fun to follow and a lovely keepsake of the day.

Milestones Post OfficeAfterwards we visited Milestones old-fashioned post office, where you can dress up and post letters in their very own fully working store (You will need a key for this room from the information centre) they like to keep it in good working order. I enjoy listening to the audio description of the shops in the Milestones too! And wore the audio guide around my neck to listen to it. We finished off with tea and biscuits in the great little 1950’s cafe at Milestones and browsed around the extensive gift shop. My mummy bought me some stickers which kept me amused on the way home.

If you want to give your family a fun but educational overview to remember and celebrate the centenary year of the First World War, then we would highly recommend a visit to ‘Soldiers’ Journey’ at Milestones.

Soldiers’ Journey runs from Tuesday 5 August 2014 until Sunday 11 January 2015.

£8.95, Concessions £7.95, Child £5.25, Family £26.75

Love Bella x


Our first trip to Hatchlands – National Trust

Hatchlands Park, National Trust

Dear mummy, last week we visited Just for Tiny People’s Open Day near Dorking and Guildford and decided to pop into Hatchlands Park, one of two National Trust properties on the A246.

Hatchlands Park tearoom Hatchlands is on the edge of the Surrey hills and a lot of families have been raving about the seasonal children’s activities they host. It’s only 45 mins away from London. We’ve already visited Clandon Park, down the road, on Mothers Day.

Hatchlands Park is a red-brick country house with surrounding gardens in East Clandon, Surrey, England, covering 430 acres and has been a Grade I listed property since 1967.

The Georgian Mansion was built in the 1750’s for naval hero Admiral Edward Boscawen. It is a family home and today its residents are in (we don’t know who they are), so the house is closed for visitors.

I’m sure the family don’t want people popping in to look at the great collection of musical instruments and paintings while they are watching telly. The property is famous for housing Europe’s largest collection of keyboard instruments associated with famous composers such as JC Bach, Chopin and Elgar. I’m like a magpie when it comes to musical instruments and gravitate toward anything they makes a big noise, so it is actually for the best I’m not in the house today.

Hatchlands Park CourtyardHatchlands Park also has five mapped walks and a parterre garden designed by Gertrude Jekyll. But today the weather is miserable so we head straight to the tearoom for lunch.

We enjoy some fine fare and warm up with hot jacket potatoes, fresh out of the oven…yummy.

A lovely man called Ray from the National Trust pops in to tell everyone that the cellar tours of the house are happening today free of charge, as visitors can’t gain entry to the house and the weather is so bad, it seems everyone is hiding out from the rain in the tearoom.

While we wait for the tour we venture outside and the rain is a light drizzle. I have fun jumping around in the puddles in the cobbled courtyard. Some of them are really deep and mummy tests them out to make sure I don’t get swallowed up by them!

Hatchlands Park PianosBefore long we hear the tinkering of ivories coming from one of the outhouses surrounding the courtyard. I run over making sure I stomp in every puddle on the way and find a piano, children’s books and activities in this stable barn.

Other children are playing on the piano and I wait my turn.

Finally I get to play on the keys, my small fingers gently prodding the cold keys, my mummy leans over and strikes some chords which I try to mimic. It’s great fun and the sound echoes around the empty courtyard and sounds eerie, the clouds have darkened again and everyone has gone inside for the cellar tour which is about to commence.

We queue up with the rest for the families on the tour and get a safety brief from the National Trust man Ray, he issues out safety helmets as it can get a bit dark down in the cellar and he doesn’t want us banging our heads on the low ceilings and old pipe work. I’m not allowed to be picked up or carried for that reason too, incase my mummy bangs my head, so I hold her hand and head into the darkness.

I love hearing my voice ‘echo echo echo’ and babble all the way down the stairs holding onto mummy and the side of the wall. It’s cold and damp down here and the National Trust have set up war-time scenes of when people used to live down here in war-time Britain when the bombings were happening. Cot beds and desks are set up so people could sleep and work here when’s the air strikes were happening. I couldn’t image it mummy, it seems so dismal and scary down here. The cellars have an eerie feeling…it was a humbling experience and we were glad we visited the cellars. Ray and Jenny, the tour host were very informative and friendly.

Hatchlands Wizaard WoodlandBy the time we reach the top of the stairs into the daylight the rain has cleared up and the sun is shining. We head towards the Wizard Wix’s Willow Warren in the woods….wow! that’s a bit of a mouthful!!

It’s a adventure area made using tree stumps and wood crafted into dens and an assault course for small people.

It’s great fun and we spend a whole hour playing.

My mummy sings to me in the den and holds my hand as we walk the wooden beams. Other children are running around in a fantasy land of dragons and wizards and we can hear them talking about motes and dungeons. The sun is shining and I go to take a break in one of the wooden huts, I feel so lucky to be out in the fresh air exploring and getting muddy.

By the end of the day I’m pooped and feel my eyes getting heavy, my mummy is a bit tired too having had to navigate the buggy over the hills. I must fall asleep in the car, as when I wake up I’m home. A really nice day. Thanks National Trust.

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/hatchlands-park/

Love Bella x

Country Kids from Coombe Mill Family Farm Holidays Cornwall

St Michael’s Cave in Gibraltar

St Michael’s Cave in Gibraltar

St Michael's Cave 1 This week we flew out to Gibraltar for a short break. We visited loads of places on ‘The Rock’ as it’s known to locals. But our favourite place was the stunning St Michael’s Cave on the Upper Rock Nature Reserve.

It’s the name given to a network of limestone caves located high above sea level (300 meters in fact) it receives nearly a million visitors a year and is very popular.

We can see why! The cave has been carved out by thousands of years worth of rainwater dissolving the rock. Cracks in ‘The Rock’ grew into large passages and made large Stalactites (which are dripping mounds of limestone hanging from the ceilings) and Stalagmites (that rise from the floor due to accumulation of ceiling drippings). Urgh! Yuck!

St Michael's Cave 2But in fact, they are quite beautiful especially when the cave formations are colourfully lit. Greens and blues shine their colours on them, casting shadows which make them kinda eerie.

We spot faces and eyes melting into the limestone. It must have been scary for prehistoric man who used to live there 15,000 years ago.

In 1974 a Neolithic bowl was discovered in the caves and some charcoal drawings. Two Neanderthal skulls have also been discovered in Gibraltar too! The Rock is full of history, tunnels and caves, man-made and natural. It was also long thought to be bottomless, a cavern and network of caves tunnelling under the ‘Strait of Gibraltar’ one end of the subterranean Ley Tunnel over 15 miles long. The ancient Greeks believed the cave to be The Gates of Hell and entrance to the underworld. Spooky.

Nowadays St Michael’s cave plays host to a variety of operas, orchestras and music concerts, as the acoustics are amazing. The auditorium has a seating capacity of 100 and is very large. We had a fab time visiting and it’s a trip we won’t forget for a long time.

Mummy & Daddy x

Country Kids from Coombe Mill Family Farm Holidays Cornwall

 

twit twoo

Twit Twoo

Dear mummy, as a baby I come across a lot of magical and awesome sights. One of those sights is my Grandfather’s massive collection of owls.

Owls are some of the most interesting and mysterious birds in the world so I can see my Grandfather’s fascination with them. They are beautiful creatures with flat moon faces and big eyes. My Grandfather has a huge collection of owls (obviously not real as they would poo and make a mess) in his study and every time we visit my mummy loves looking at his collection of ornaments. He has over 300 owls in his collection. There around 200 species of owls in the world! His consist mainly of Barn Owls and Tawny Owls, owls carved out of wood, marble, silver, stone and glass. Some have intricate detail and amazing beadwork. He has picked them up from all over the place, Peru, Asia, Canada, UK and Europe.

Owls 1

My favourites are the white and black owls brought back from Russia. Did you know that owls have been around for a long time? They appeared in fossil records up to 58 million years ago. They are also depicted in Egyptian hieroglyphics and Mayan art. Woweee that’s a long time!

Owls today are found on all continents except Antarctica. It’s too cold for them there and there’s not much for them to eat apart from ice. Owls are carnivorous and will eat rodents, small sized mammals, insects and some eat fish and other birds. Owls are birds of prey so they need to hunt and eat meat. They have powerful claws which help them catch and kill prey. A Barn Owl can eat up to 1,000 mice each year and you can see why farmers try to attract Barn Owls to help control rodent populations. Barn Owls are my favourite as they have beautiful heart shape faces. Owls are very quiet when flying compared to other birds of prey as they have specialized feathers with fringes of varying softness the help muffle sound. They have broad wings and light bodies and camouflage coloured feathers.

Owls 2All owls stand and sit in an upright position and have forward-facing eyes that give them binocular vision, just like us. Owls can turn their heads as much as 270 degrees to look around as they can’t turn their eyes. They have 3 eyelids which is kinda gross. One for sleeping, one for blinking and one for keeping it clean. Urgh.

Most owls are nocturnal, actively hunting their prey in darkness. Their hunting strategy depends on stealth and surprise. Not all owls hoot and they can screech, bark, whistle and hiss. This is what makes them kinda creepy and sinister. You can tell why witches and wizards love them! I like Harry Potter’s owl Hedwig, but he is kinda clumsy and harmless. Quite the opposite from real life. An owl’s sharp beak and powerful talons allow it to kill its prey before swallowing it whole (if it is not too big). Oh no, mummy! will Grandad’s owls eat me?!?! They look far too friendly to attack humans. Well that’s what I think….However in 2013, a man from Inverness, Scotland suffered heavy bleeding after being attacked by an owl, which was widely believed to be an Eagle Owl. Bigger than me! Well nearly….

Owls 5In Africa, amongst some of the tribes, it is believed owls are harbingers of death. If someone saw an owl or heard its hoot, someone was going to die. Owls are viewed as omens of bad luck, ill health, or death. It’s not just Africans that believe this superstition in Arab mythology and Native American cultures, owls are a very bad omen too. Good thing us Westerners associate owls with wisdom. We have Ancient Greece to thank for that. Athena was the goddess of wisdom, and had the owl as her symbol. Talking of wisdom, did you know a group of owls is called a parliament, wisdom or study. “Parliament?!?”….funny how a group of owls could mean that and in superstitious terms mean harbingers of death and bad omens. Do you think our UK parliament are owls of wisdom or bad luck?

Owls 4The biggest threats to owls are the same as any other creature on this planet. Habitat loss, pesticides and human persecution mainly because of negative superstition.

But we can help.To show your support and for more information http://www.owls.org 

In the meantime I will enjoy my Grandfather’s collection of owls from across the world and hopefully they will be passed down from generation to generation for our whole family to enjoy.

I hope you enjoyed this post it’s been a hoot!

Baby Bella Owlet xx

Lost World

Milestones Lego Lost World Zoo.

Friday, 28 March, 2014

Lego ZooDear Mummy, it’s a wet and blustery day and I’ve been confined to the house all morning. We hear from friends that at Milestones Museum, the Lego Lost World Zoo has come to town! We decided to head down to the museum, it’s been plugged heavily on #museumweek and looks like a fun way to spend our afternoon.

I’m a bit young to play with Lego yet as the pieces are too small and fiddly for my small hands, but mummy thinks it would be nice to see the Lego sculptures.

Milestones StreetMilestones Museum of Living History is located in Basingstoke, Hampshire, UK. It is made up of a network of streets that have been recreated like those found in Victorian and 1930s Hampshire. It was opened in 2000 and funded by the National Lotttery.

It is filled with Victorian terrace houses, shops and vehicles and it’s very own Victorian pub! I love looking at all the classic cars and walking along the cobbled streets. I had to watch my footing though as I kept tripping on the uneven floor while looking around at all the attractions.

Baverstock ArmsThe museum is suitable for all ages, with plenty to keep the whole family occupied. Younger visitors can explore the museum’s specially created Post Office and explore the museum through a range of I-Spy trails. Older visitors can enjoy a trip to the Gramophone shop – and hear favourite tunes from years gone by. People were even making themselves at home by sitting in the comfy chairs in the period rooms.

My first piano lessonsMy favourite shops were the old fashioned sweet store and the toy museum terrace house. We even stopped by the Baverstock Arms pub on Jubilee Street as we heard music coming from inside. We looked through the window and saw a lovely lady playing music on the piano.

We went inside and I had a little dance on the creakily wooden floor boards. She played ‘wind the bobbin up’ for me and I jigged up and down. I even had my first Piano lesson from the lovely lady.

MegalosaurusThe Lego Lost World Zoo exhibition was integrated within the Milestones Hampshire museum displays and we found the Megalosaurus in the Mottisfont Paint works room, hidden away in a corner. Wow mummy, he must have taken ages to make! In fact he took one person six weeks to make!! He was built with over 27,000 Lego pieces.

He was very impressive! The Lego exhibition includes fun fact sheets and games for children which is great fun.

Cycle shopI toddle around to the far side of the museum and we are transported from Victorian times into the 1930’s, 40’s and beyond. Mummy is taken with the old fashioned sweet shop too, which is open and trading to the public. We also see the bandstand with wartime bunting and classic vehicles.

While we are strolling around we visit the gramophone shop, the toy store, the camera shop and the cycle shop which all display goods from past times. It’s very interesting and mummy could spend all day here!

Building with bricksIt seems strange seeing two individual attractions, the Lego exhibit and the old fashioned Hampshire museum, but I think it works really well. We head back to the show ground, where a man is building a large Lego Woolly Mammoth! We watch him for a little while then I spot the larger Lego bricks and I get the urge to built something!

I’m not allowed to play with the smaller Lego bricks, but luckily Mikestones Museum have laid on tables for under 3’s. Good thinking!

All in all, a good afternoon spent at Milestones museum, Hampshire. So much to see and do we didn’t get round to seeing half if it! Well worth a visit.

Bella x

 

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My first trip to Cliveden

My first trip to Cliveden.

Saturday, March 1, 2014.

Bella and mummyDear mummy, spring has sprung! It’s the first day of March and the weather is beautiful! Being St David’s Day we decide to hunt for daffodils at Cliveden. Our journey takes us down the M4 towards Slough, off at junction 7 and down the A4 towards Maidenhead. Cliveden was very easy to find and I was chattering away as we drove through Taplow towards the estate.

There are two National Trust car parks on the Cliveden estate, the first we past is the woodland one which is a mile or so down the road from the main entrance. As it’s our first visit and mummy’s on her own we decide to park at the main entrance so we are close to the visitors centre.

The hotelThe 376 acre Cliveden Estate is owned by The National Trust but the Main House is a very posh hotel called ‘Cliveden House Hotel’ part of the Relais Chateaux brand and is a grade 1 listed property. Cliveden is an Italianate mansion and estate at Taplow, Buckinghamshire. It’s set on banks 40 metres (130 ft) above the River Thames and its grounds slope down to the river.

The site has been home to an Earl, three Countesses, two Dukes, a Prince of Wales and the Viscounts Astor. The views are amazing here and you can see for miles around.

Cliveden side of houseCliveden is very grand and has lots of royal connections, even the Queen has visited! The Duke of Buckingham built the first house here for his mistress, Ooooo errr I say!! And it has been rocked with scandal ever since. Including the Profumo Affair, after a pool party at Cliveden, which practically brought down the whole British Macmillan government in 1963. Woweee they know how to party at Cliveden.

The full history of Cliveden can be found here. Timeline

Dukes GardensWe drive through impressive, but very narrow gates and down the long drive towards the carpark. Helpful NT staff are there to scan our membership cards and direct us to a parking space. We are one of the first people there and mummy bundles me into the buggy. This place is so huge and we don’t know where to start. It’s definitely one of the most impressive National Trust places we’ve ever been to, in grandeaur and history. The nearest attraction from the carpark is the Cinema in the Gas Yard, which is great for getting a quick overview of the history of the estate.

Cliveden gardensNext is the Water Garden opposite the large Maze and it is beautiful, the the bright morning sun glimmers on the water, with the fountain casting rainbows. It’s so quiet as nobody is here yet, so we pause and look at the ducks and the large fish in the pond. We walk round to the top corner of the estate and stop for a coffee and juice at the Storybook Play Den, a great little place for children with a play park and a cottage which looks like a dolls house.

This would be a great place for a summer picnic.

Storybook play denA lovely owl greats us at the entrance to the Storybook Play Den and lots of play trails for children are held here. When I’m a bit older I can’t wait to come back here and play on the climbing frame. Lots of children are now running into the play area with weary parents behind them and the day hasn’t even started yet! Phew!

We stop and have a juice cartoon to share as mummy forgot my beaker and have a look at the map of the grounds. Mummy tries to get her bearings, this place is so huge!

The Fountain of Love

We go on search for some history and follow the map, one of the main reasons why mummy wanted to visit Cliveden was for the large collection of sculptures, most of them acquired by the 1st Lord Astor from 1893 to 1906.

We head towards the main house and are greeted with Thomas Waldo Story’s impressive Fountain of Love at the end of the Grand Avenue. It’s so beautiful and the backdrop of the cobalt blue sky makes the white marble pop! It was sculpted by Thomas Waldo Story (American, 1855–1915) in Rome in 1897 and was commissioned by Lord Astor for this site.

It features a large marble shell supporting three life-size female figures attended by cupid. The “Tortoise” fountain near the parterre was also made by T.W. Story at around the same time. We spend a good 10 minutes looking at this fountain and chilling out in the sun. There is something quite relaxing with hearing running water splash on a mild spring day.

The avenueBefore long we are back on our journey, the house seems miles away as we look down the Grand Avenue. Mummy finds it a bit hard to push the buggy on the stony path, but I enjoy jiggling around making funny noises. I can imagine what it would have been like in its hay day, large horse drawn carriages and old fashioned wartime cars driving up and down this avenue. Seem strange to be walking down towards a house that’s played host to the likes of Winston Churchill and Queen Victoria. We met Winston Churchill at Chartwell last year, well his painting anyway!

The South TerraceMummy and I aren’t allowed in the main house unless we are hotel guests so we head around the side of the property to the South Terrace and gaze over the the famous Parterre. One of the largest in Britain and very French! A Parterre is a formal garden on a level surface and the best time to visit the one at Cliveden is between mid-April to mid-May for it’s spring displays, then June to September for the summer displays.

It was originally laid out in 1855 by John Fleming and his colourful planting schemes set a precedent for gardens the world over. The triangular shaped beds have been beautifully restored with seasonal bedding displays using Fleming’s original design and complete the breathtaking views from the house. Very nice mummy! It was a truly spectacular view and the gardens are not yet in bloom! The National Trust are doing some restoration work to the South Terrace but that didn’t spoil the views looking out over the grounds.

Eating at Cliveden

At this stage in our journey around the grounds I’m eager to get out of the buggy and get some nosh inside me, so mummy and I head to the Orangery Cafe just around the corner before we start our epic woodland walk. It’s only 11:30 and the crowds haven’t yet descended on us.

It’s nice having the whole cafe to yourself I think. Mummy has a nice cuppa and a lovely bit of Victoria sponge, why is it that National Trust places make the nicest cakes?!?

Blenheim PavilionSo we’ve seen the house and the Dukes Gardens and Parterre, we decide to head on our long woodland walk. It’s a bit of a faff to find out how to get down to the lower levels with a buggy, as it’s not clearly signposted. We end up doubling back on ourselves and head towards the back of the house towards Blenheim Pavilion and the Amphitheatre.

Our woodland walk is slowing turning into a casual stroll. I start to get restless, so mummy decides to stop for a break.

The long gardensWe end up at the Italian-style Long Garden which consists of topiary in the form of corkscrew-spirals, peacocks and box hedges and was designed by Norah Lindsay in c.1900. I kick off the covers of my buggy and mummy puts my waterproofs on. Bright pink, so she can’t miss me! I have a good walk around the gardens, touching the spicky headges and pushing my fingers into the soft grass. We spend over half an hour here, talking to other visitors and playing hide and seek. I am fascinated with all the statues and glide my little hands over the cold stone. Mummy teaches me about textures in the garden and I find it great fun.

Mummy bundles me back into the buggy as we walk down the woodland path towards the River Thames, we walk right around the Parterre, but don’t attempt the other side of the estate, deeper into the woods, we might leave that till next time when we have more ‘daddy’ support to help us with the buggy. The National Trust has many routes around the 376 acre site, include some great paths for dog walkers. We end up missing the boat trips, Clive’s Den, Dukes Seat, Woodland Lounge and the start of the fitness and play trails. Maybe next time.

Restoration workSteps prevent us walking river side with the buggy as well. So next time I will demand to be carried!! On our way back towards the car park we get a good look at the restoration work being carried out on the South Terrace of the house. This place is great, so much to see and do that I think we will be retuning for many years to come. Well done National Trust another great day. Pooped now.

Bella x

My first trip to Salisbury Cathedral

Cloisters

Dear mummy, it’s a wet and horrible day and with too much energy to burn stuck in the house, hanging off stair-gates and climbing the walls ( and that’s just you!! ) we decided to head out and brave the … Continue reading