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Afternoon Tea at Filmore and Union
Afternoon tea, Leeds

Last week Queen Elizabeth II officially became Britain’s longest reigning monarch. At 17:30 on Wednesday 9th Sept, she surpassed her great-great-great grandmother, Queen Victoria, by reaching 23,226 days, 16 hours and 30 minutes on the throne. That’s a lot of waving, hand shaking, and handbags! There’s nothing more quintessentially British than our royal family, so […]

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Staycation: Clumber Park
Clumber Park

Like many other families, we couldn’t afford to go on a foreign holiday this year (or last year, for that matter) so instead we decided to have a ‘staycation’. My husband booked a week off work and each day we either went on daytrips or we did something special at home. We spent one of […]

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instagram recapped: July
instagram recap july

At the risk of sounding like a cliché, I cannot believe that it’s August already. Where did July go? Since we seem to be hurtling through the summer at breakneck speed, here is a round-up from the best pics from my Instagram accounts. I took this picture outside my local train station, although it could […]

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Trinity Kitchen, Leeds

I make no secret of the fact that I love fast food. In fact, the faster it gets to me the better (cue canned laughter). This weekend me, Mr C and the girls made the trip over to Leeds city centre to get the full Trinity Kitchen experience. Trinity Leeds is your normal big brand […]

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anniversary trip to London: part 1

This month my husband and I celebrated our 10th wedding anniversary (woo hoo!!). So, to mark this amazing milestone, we decided to take a trip down to London to see the sights, go to a show and eat good food. After a quick detour to drop the kids off with their grandparents we rolled into […]

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summer lovin’

Please excuse the cheesy title, but WOW, what a glorious summer it has been! First the Golden Jubilee celebrations and then the spectacle that was the 2012 Olympics. I can’t believe that summer is over. But over it is and now the nights are rolling in there seems no good excuse not to flex those […]

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Sunny Saturday

Those of you that hail from outside Britain may be baffled by the British obsession with the weather. But if you look at the weather we’ve had so far this year it’s very easy to see why. Back in March we had a week of glorious sunshine. Suntan lotion was applied, ice creams were eaten […]

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You’ve heard of Haworth, right? It’s a little village in Yorkshire that’s famous for being the home of the Bronte sisters. It’s also home to the most wonderful festival of vintage. Every year this delightful village hosts a 1940s Vintage Weekend where the residents and shopkeepers dress up to celebrate the best of Britain. I […]

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farm shops and treasure hunts

Yesterday was one of those wonderful days that started out with such promise and then actually delivered. The sun was peeping through the clouds in the morning (which is rare in these parts) and I was feeling great. I dropped my eldest daughter off at nursery and went to meet my friend, Lucy, for a […]

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