5 ways to keep a preschooler busy on a long train ride

When you move a long way from family and friends, travelling back to see them is part of the deal. This week my daughter and I headed back to London to see my Dad for his 70th birthday, watch The Cure in concert for hubby’s birthday and catch up with friends and family.

Lazy Sunday swim and roast dinner at Cofton

Living in Devon means that out of season you can pop along to the caravan parks and use their facilities, Ladram Bay is usually our go-to pool for a treat but it is now closed for the season, so on Sunday we headed to Cofton Holiday Park near Dawlish to pretend that we were on holiday (go for a swim and eat Sunday lunch).

The Woman in Black at the Northcott theatre, Exeter

Last Monday I popped along to the Northcott Theatre with my friend Gerry (who I take to all of the scary events) to watch Stephen Mallatratt’s adaptation of  The woman in black. The Northcott is situated within Exeter University‘s lovely Streatham campus. Opened in 1967 it plays a pivotal role in Exeter’s theatre scene as it’s flagship professional…

Christmas Inspiration at River Cottage

I was very grateful for the opportunity to go to River Cottage for a Foodies 100 bloggers Christmas event earlier this month along with 49 other food and lifestyle bloggers from around the country.

Christmas at Otter Nurseries in pictures 

This morning we visited Father Christmas at Otter Nurseries in Ottery St Mary. It was our first grotto visit of the season and I took lots of pictures to share the experience with you. Checking in, all the staff were dressed at Santa’s helpers and we felt welcome from the outset. We only bumped into the cast…

23 Christmas-tastic events with Father Christmas in Devon and the South West

If you’ve been following our blog you’ll know that we are relatively new to living in Devon so we haven’t been to many Christmas events. But after a bit of research and online chats with local parents and bloggers, I have compiled this handy list of brilliant events and places (in no particular order) to meet the big man himself in Devon (plus a few outside that I liked the look of, or came recommended).

13 unmissable Christmas events in Exeter

There are heaps of things to do in Exeter over the There are heaps of things to do in Exeter over the Christmas period. I’ve picked some of my unmissable events so that you don’t have to surf the web to find them yourselves (you can thank me later).

5 Halloween week activities we loved in & around Exeter

We had a full madcap October half term with some fantastic Halloweeny adventures and I have rounded them up here for you in chronological order. Crealy Adventure Park and Resort We had some free passes from a blogger event we had been to a while ago for Crealy so we headed along over half term to check out…

Relaxing reflexology at Stockwell Mews

Reflexology is a “natural, non-invasive therapy which can be used as a one-off treatment of a specific condition and also for ongoing health and maintenance program helping to keep the body in balance.

Cream tea at the Mercure Southgate Hotel, Exeter

We would have quite happily stayed for the afternoon (and overnight) but we both agreed that the thought of our brother attempting to manage our threenager for more than a couple of hours was slightly scary. So we went back to make sure that he was still alive and intact.

Woolacombe Bay, North Devon in pictures

Way back in the springtime we visited beautiful Woolacombe bay and stayed overnight in our camper. I didn’t blog about it at the time – we all need some time off – I revisited my pictures just the other day and they are so pretty I had to share.