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The ‘extra short’ short break

Last week, we had our family holiday. This year, our destination was Northumberland, a place we were keen to visit for a couple of reasons. Firstly, it was somewhere neither of us had been, secondly it is the home of Alnwick Castle (which was Hogwarts in the first two Harry Potter films) and thirdly we…… Continue reading The ‘extra short’ short break

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Be careful what you wish for (and a new approach to knitting!)

The summer holidays are in full swing, and we made the most of it by camping with friends so that we could all have a god catch up. After pitching the tent, we set off on the reasonably short drive to the beach. When we arrived, I joked about how close we had parked to…… Continue reading Be careful what you wish for (and a new approach to knitting!)

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Collect memories, not things (continued)

It’s been a while since I posted-real life kept me exceptionally busy, and the last week has been no exception. Fortunately, however, this week was the good kind of busy. A few months ago, I posted about how we came across the message to collect memories and not things. During the Easter holidays, we bought…… Continue reading Collect memories, not things (continued)

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12 Things That Will (Probably) Happen When You Go Camping

We’ve just returned from five nights of camping in the Peak District. It was our family holiday; it was eventful, busy, fun and hard going all at the same time. But, whilst there, I realised there are things that happen pretty much every time you go camping, no matter how long you’re away for. 1)…… Continue reading 12 Things That Will (Probably) Happen When You Go Camping

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Yarndale, Camping and More

This weekend has been completely amazing (even with a couple of minor glitches!) It all began with a long journey to North Yorkshire on Friday night after dropping the children off with relatives. We arrived at 8:30pm, and I made the most of the journey by crocheting until it was dark (my role as navigator…… Continue reading Yarndale, Camping and More

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Guess Where I’m Going?

Mr Craft has earned himself some serious husband points today. He’s taking me on holiday this weekend without the kids (I love them dearly but we’ve never been away on our own!) We’re going to North Yorkshire which can only mean one thing. Yarndale! He’s got it all organised in secret, booked a weekend off…… Continue reading Guess Where I’m Going?