The long, cold winter in Sweden has shaped the way things are done in all different walks of life. In Sweden the cows don't get to enjoy as much outdoor life as they do in the UK; they need protecting from the harsh conditions and spend 8-9 months of the year indoors. They don't have it all that bad though, as they are on nice straw bedding inside. As spring arrives, … [Read more...] about Celebrating spring with the Cow release- Uppsala, Sweden
How awesome is it to be able to claim that you are a Guinness world record holder? But you know what? It is totally doable! I am a world record holder. In June 2015 I was one of the participants in the record attempt for Most people wrapped as mummies in under 3 minutes. It was such fun… and we did it! We broke the world record by the narrowest margin. (Read more … [Read more...] about Breaking a Guinness World Record inspiration- Could you do it too?
Travel is all about discovering new places, new experiences and new adventures... or is it? Can travel be about returning to the same place again and again and discovering more nuances about a place? Years ago, I remember being very surprised when a friend was going back to the same holiday park in Devon for the third year in a row. I just couldn't understand why they'd … [Read more...] about Travel: returning to familiar places
Half term has passed in a blink of an eye and tomorrow we are back to our routines of school run, work and housekeeping. We've had a great week! Driving home from our final adventure the word freedom kept coming back to me- It's sort of ended up being the theme of the week. Our half term didn’t quite work out as we originally planned: we were going to Switzerland … [Read more...] about Freedom to go
Have you ever done something rather silly to capture that perfect picture? I'm thinking of something like going out on a cold winter night, stumbling along cold paths, dragging kids along. Ah yes, that! And then you go a step further! A step too far! Tonight we drove to our local National trust property, Waddesdon Manor, to see their winter light display byBruce … [Read more...] about Waddesdon Manor Winter Lights- ’twas step too far for me