it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas….

This weekend for us seemed to be the kick-off of the Christmas festivities. We decorated our house, the village had their light switch on and we had a day of Christmas crafts and baking with the kids. The tree went up Saturday with some wariness on behalf of Stella....
birthdays, Christmas and some other bits…‏

birthdays, Christmas and some other bits…‏

So last weekend we had birthday celebrations with our nieces Ella and Hannah turning 7. I remember being 7! There was a family party at the house on the day of their actual birthday for family (which involved a cake with the most gorgeous, thick icing). Then on the...
the risk paid off…

the risk paid off…

When I booked a camping weekend at the beginning of November, I knew it could be a bit risky.  Maybe there would be frost and a cold night in the van?  Probably there would be rain.  And with the short days of limited light, long walks running into the evening would...