Our own little Castle… well. For a little while.

As a girl from Deal I have been lucky enough to live very near 4 castles. I've grown up visiting them and as such have never really appreciated my good fortune. Since having the children however, and more importantly, getting an English Heritage membership through the fella's work, I have begun to appreciate them much … Continue reading Our own little Castle… well. For a little while.

Love where you live – 5 things to do with children in Deal over the summer holidays

With the summer holiday looming, and as a mum of two (aged 4 and 6), I am always looking for things to do, without ending up bankrupt, or in some kind of asylum. Since moving back to Deal three years ago, we have tried to make the most of what the local area has to … Continue reading Love where you live – 5 things to do with children in Deal over the summer holidays

Discovering somewhere new on your doorstep… Well. Almost. 

You know when you've lived somewhere for a long time and think you know the good places to go and all that shenanigans...  And then you discover somewhere new which takes your breath away? That was my Saturday. Half term was busy with lots of friends visiting which was lovely,  but on Saturday I fancied … Continue reading Discovering somewhere new on your doorstep… Well. Almost. 

The owl at the end of the bed: Kent’s hidden hideaway

I like open spaces. I like quiet. I like getting back to basics and having time to think and declutter my ever manic head. I like simple living and I adore being outside. So when I discovered Elmley nature reserve while aimlessly surfing the Internet and recovering from pleurisy in January 2015,  I struck gold. … Continue reading The owl at the end of the bed: Kent’s hidden hideaway