Fun in the Sun!

I know, I know  – I’m so sorry but what can I say – the kids broke up and that was it – we were off!  Let’s face it life is too short not to make the most of every sunny day – every opportunity for making memories has got to be taken – that’s what I keep reading anyway so I thought – let’s go for it! (am I sounding convincing yet?)  

So – first stop was beautiful Dartmoor in Devon where we stayed in a big old Devonshire longhouse – all 9 of us – just chilling and doing some communal cooking, eating, playing and reading (I actually finished a book!!)  I can thoroughly recommend Moretonhampstead outdoor swimming pool – it’s a beautiful pool which is river-fed so the water just feels so fresh and clean and it’s seriously gorgeous in an old vintage, retro kinda style – they even sell penny sweets for the kids where they can buy a 10p or 20p mix-up!!  I know!!  If you’re in that area over the summer, definitely try it out.  Along with some stunning walks on Dartmoor and a trip to Becky Falls where we did some brilliant Boulder Clambering – lots of fun – this was a fabulous holiday!

We then took a few days out for a pit-stop at home – in my case putting together some fab party boxes for you lovely peeps and then we loaded up the battle bus (my car) and headed off for Wowo Campsite in Sussex.  A picture of childhood as it should be.  My kids went absolutely feral – just like everyone else’s – and yet were completely safe the whole time.  10 days given over to Mud, Marshmallows and relaxing.  I did literally nothing except just enjoy catching up with my fellow “Family Camp”ers (there’s 37 of us and we keep growing) whilst the kids did what kids do – climb trees, walk up streams, ride their bikes, swing in the trees, explore with their friends and go on bear hunts!  The weather was just glorious!  Just look at this lot….

And so now I’m back for a bit – more Perfect Party Boxes to create – I’ve had so many goodies arrive whilst I’ve been away so it’s been like Christmas opening everything up and getting all excited.  All this time in a tent has also meant I’ve had lots of time to come up with some fab ideas which will be coming this way very soon so do look out for these….please feel free to get in touch either here or through Facebook or Twitter.  It is always super lovely to hear from you all.  Speak soon….