31 July 2013

Flowers, bugs & fairy wands

Yesterday we were very lucky to have spent the day with the wonderful folk at Yeo Valley HQ in Blagdon, Somerset in order to promote their tree planting work with The Woodland Trust. We have always been a fan of their goods and love to support local British farming. The fact that they are based in the beautiful Mendips is an added bonus.
I mean, what a view!

Yeo Valley HQ - the view

The Yeo Valley and Woodland Trust team led a group of eager bloggers and children on a history timeline lesson of the area, a leaf hunt, bug hunt, mini den building, fairy wand making and photo opportunities in the most amazing floral garland whilst also keeping our tummies full with a lovely lunch and snacks - which of course included their delicious yoghurts and ice-cream.

For me it was great seeing Edith and Alban appreciating the great English countryside whilst enjoying each other's company; helping each other, working together and persevering at their activities. A personal heart melting moment was when shy girl Edith spoke to the wonderful guide, Les. Nothing for some children but quite a step for her.

Here are just some of our best bits...

Yeo Valley HQ Bedford Van

25 July 2013

Camp Bestival 2013 {One week to go - plans!}

Camp Bestival 2013 One week to go!

It is one week to go until we are driving down to Lulworth for Camp Bestival 2013 and the planning is go, go, go!

The list has been written, the tent has been aired, car to campsite transport checked - good old Phil & Teds and now we are planning what we want to see and do.

There is a wealth of stuff to keep the kiddies busy and these are just a few of the things on their list this year...

15 July 2013


Brace yourself.

I'm going to shout.



What popped into your head?

Brad Pitt finding Gwynnie's head in a box?

Seven - head in a box

4 July 2013

The countdown begins! {Camp Bestival 2013}

I have just realised it is four weeks until we will be pitching our tent in the grounds of Lulworth Castle at Camp Bestival 2013. FOUR WEEKS!

Seeing as it will be our fourth visit I am pretty sorted on the organisational side of things. TOP TIP: You need to write a list people! If you're not sure what to put on your list when planning for a family festival check out this post: Surviving a family festival.

So, our fourth visit. It goes without saying that Camp Bestival has become our main summer holiday. Some people think we're crazy not to go on an all inclusive break to somewhere hot and sit by a pool for a fortnight but that's just not us. Yes, camping and festivals can be hard work with the kiddies but every year they have come away with the most amazing memories and always want to go back.

Camp Bestival 2010
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