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Lowther Castle – Finding the Fairytale Lost Castle in The Lake District

Lowther Castle – Finding the Fairytale Lost Castle in The Lake District

Lowther Castle was a real high point of our trip to the Lake District. The castle itself is derelict but still beautiful with lots of nooks and crannies for the children to explore. You can take some really gorgeous photos of the children here!  (And […]

Robin Hood at the York Theatre Royal – Review

Robin Hood at the York Theatre Royal – Review

We saw Robin Hood, The Arrow of Destiny at the York Theatre Royal and it was brilliant! Before I talk about the show, I must mention that in the foyer they have a rack of children’s costumes.  You can dress up your kids and get great […]

Kolkata Christmas Festival – A Bengali Celebration

Kolkata Christmas Festival – A Bengali Celebration

India is a secular country by constitution despite the majority of citizens being Hindu. Although most people are well aware of the magnanimity of the Hindu festivals celebrated in India, not many know that Christmas is observed with equal pomp and show in Kolkata, my […]

Disney Dining Plan – What’s Included and is it Worth It?

Disney Dining Plan – What’s Included and is it Worth It?

The Disney Dining Plan – is it worth it? It’s a bit of a tricky question but you can work out whether it is worth it for your trip. To start with, at various points in the year you can book Disney accommodation and receive […]

Panto on a Tractor – Fun at York Maze

Panto on a Tractor – Fun at York Maze

We are big fans of York Maze and visit every year. We like to go carve pumpkins at Halloween too – never Hallowscream though (their scary night time fright fest) as I would have kittens! Full Family Day Out Plan for a full day out […]

William’s Den, Adventure Play in East Yorkshire – Review

William’s Den, Adventure Play in East Yorkshire – Review

William’s Den is the brand new family attraction opened recently near North Cave in East Yorkshire. We visited last weekend and we loved it! There is a large outside adventure playground with lots of space between the equipment.  The setting is idyllic – beautiful green […]

Ten Magical Christmas Events with the Kids in Yorkshire 2017

Ten Magical Christmas Events with the Kids in Yorkshire 2017

There are some fabulous Christmas Events coming up in Yorkshire this year! The Snowman – at York Minster 16th December 2017 at 2.30pm and 7pm. This year will see a special screening of The Snowman in York Minster – accompanied by a full orchestra – […]

Top 5 Counter Service Restaurants, Animal Kingdom, Disney World

Top 5 Counter Service Restaurants, Animal Kingdom, Disney World

Flame Tree BBQ Without a doubt my favourite Counter Service Restaurants in Disney’s Animal Kingdom.  When you can use your Counter Service credits on such fabulous dishes as ‘Ribs, Chicken and Pulled Pork Sampler’ ($20) and St Louis Rib Dinner ($19).  It’s also worth knowing […]

Coconut, Coriander and Lime BBQ Chicken Thighs

Coconut, Coriander and Lime BBQ Chicken Thighs

This is a fab recipe for Coconut, Coriander and Lime BBQ Chicken thighs.  I love using chicken thighs as not only are they more economical than chicken breasts, I personally think they are tastier and more juicy when cooked – especially over a barbecue.  I […]

Bring on the Bollywood – York Theatre Royal – Review

Bring on the Bollywood – York Theatre Royal – Review

We saw Bring on the Bollywood last night at the York Theatre Royal and we loved it!  It was a heady mix of music and dance, with a funny story-line and lots of laugh out loud one liners.  Think traditional musical meets Bollywood with a […]


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Custom Made Radiator Covers – Behind the Scenes!

Custom Made Radiator Covers – Behind the Scenes!

I know it might look like all I do is go on days out and holidays with the kids, but actually I do work as well!  Hubby (Dave) and I run Wolds Wood, a small family business selling wooden furniture. We live in a rural […]