7 events to check out this Easter holiday in and around Exeter 

There is a lot going on over Easter in Exeter, here are some of the fantastic events to give you some inspiration.. 1. The Creation station are back at RAMM   On the 4th & 11th April pop along to the Royal Albert Memorial Museum and get creative while learning all about their  Egyptian Tomb with…

We’ve moved! (and things I have learnt about living in the country)

Initially we were devastated (it would be our third move in two years) then it dawned on us that we had a fantastic opportunity to try something new. We had been talking about village / country living for a while and this was our chance to try it out. So when the hubster saw a beautiful country house in a lovely local village for rent – just a few miles from the city centre – it was love at first site.

Bear Fitness: Getting down and dirty with Fran at The Bear Trail, Cullompton

This is a post by our new blogger Fran! Fran is originally from Doncaster and when she moved to Exeter in 2005 for a new job, she was told that ‘once people move to Devon, they never leave!’ It Turns out those people were right, she has been here ever since and loves the laid back way of life. Fran believes that fresh air is the best therapy for creating a little headspace, trying new things and having some fun. And that is what she likes to write about! This week she went to The Bear Trail to get muddy (it’s not just for kids you know).

9 things to do in and around Exeter during February half term.

1. Workshops and activities at  Royal Albert Memorial Museum (£) There’s lots happening at RAMM this half term including, Little Explorer Classes and Creation Station sessions for under 5s. For older children (8+) there are workshops exploring animation techniques and special effects to tell a story of Elizabethan life and trade in Exeter. Tickets available online,…

Savour the moments

My baby girl is 4.. 4..! This morning we had a swimming lesson and as I watched her standing on the edge of the pool – her chunky little legs (that look just like mine in miniature), my Nanny’s curly hair and my husband’s beautiful olive skin – brought a smile to my face.  As…

That inbetweeny phase

I’m on the train back from London to Exeter after another fast paced visit to family and friends.  We always take the slow train home from Clapham, partly because it saves journeying into central London and partly because I rather enjoy the slightly longer train ride. I get a lot done, even in my daughters…

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).

Getting our sweat on at The Bear Trail in Cullompton

Ben is ex army (Rifles to be precise) and his vision was to “to provide children with a space to invent play and be tested so they work together and push their boundaries.. challenge themselves mentally and physically, get wet, run and climb around in muddy fields and experience an element of risk which reflects life”