Preparing to Leave

In the run up to leaving the UK, Rob and I had a month apart while we stayed with our parents and spent some quality time with family and friends. For Rob, this also meant longer to work, as well as some fun days out with his mum (there is an awesome photo of them…

Girls go to Devon and Somerset

The last of my girls’ holidays (before our big move) was possibly my favourite. My two best friends and I from school (not to make us feel old, but that’s 25 years of being best friends!) have been long-distance friends since we were 18, and try to meet up together at least once a year.…

Belgium, Battlefields Trip

One of the perks of being a teacher is the school trips. Well, it’s a perk for me anyway; I know plenty of teachers that would struggle to think of something they’d like to do less. For me though, any excuse to travel is fantastic, even if it is just up the motorway, or a…

Camping in the Lake District

Last May Rob and I went camping for my birthday weekend at the Skyeside campsite near Brothers Water in the Lake District. It is one of my favourite parts of the country – hills and lakes, walking and whisky. I can’t think of a better way to spend my birthday. We were joined by two of our…

Girls go to Whitby

The girls and I are making the most of another wedding year and every excuse to spend quality time together; catching up, planning, grounding. This time it was my turn to host the party in Yorkshire and I planned a magical mystery tour of the North Yorkshire coast for us to explore. Whitby is the…