Sunday, 10 October 2010

Perfect Pumpkins

Not long now before Halloween will be here, so as a special treat for all those Halloween fans who are planning to carve a pumpkin this year -check out these amazing examples for inspiration. 

So do you want to find out anything and everything there is to know about pumpkins, well this is the place - yep there is a website dedicated to pumpkins!....

and if you don't, why not visit the other Pumpkin Patch website that sells lovely children's clothes

they have a sale on at the moment with up to 50% off selected products, so might be worth a look!

If you want some ideas of what to do with all that lovely pumpkin then this is the site for you

I would love to see your own pumpkin creations and would love to blog about them - so please feel free to send photos to

Sunday, 3 October 2010

Family Favourites - Stourhead

As a family we regularly make the short drive and take a walk around Stourhead.


This tradition started in October 2005, when we decided to join the National Trust a few months after our son was born.  This allowed us to wonder around the gardens each weekend enjoying the views (admittedly in a daze after all the sleepless nights) and ensuring we both got some fresh air and exercise, with my son fast asleep in the pushchair.

As we visit the gardens on a regular basis we are able to appreciate how it changes throughout the seasons, and the National Trust regularly have events running at the weekends, so there is always something new to see.

It never ceases to amaze me that despite the car park being full to the brim, it is still possible to enjoy the gardens with only seeing a handful of people, which makes it so much more enjoyable.


We plan to continue this tradition as our children grow up, and it is, and always will be, a very special place for us as a family.

So if you ever find yourself in this part of the country, make sure you take the time to enjoy a walk around this beautiful place.