Sunday saw this family get wrapped up in our winter gear and head for the stunningly Autumnal Golden Acre Park in Leeds, where we met with my friend and fitness trainer, Caroline, and her three gorgeous boys, Barnaby, Ralph and Henry, for a walk around the lake.
filling the car with presents
We are all incredibly excited to be heading to my folks' house, the home I grew up in, for the big day this year, and that means being prepared. Here I am packing the car up about to embark of one of the many #Journeysthatmatter to me, something that Esso are highlighting this season.
Setting off from Leeds to Newcastle on a grey and drizzly day on Saturday to celebrate the launch of Esso's Synergy Fuels, the rain surprisingly and much to the awe of my kids, soon turned to snow on the motorway mid-journey.
We certainly didn't expect it. And certainly not as much.
It's the most wonderful time of the year isn't it?!- and that means little ones deserve utterly darling, stylish and super-comfortable shoes to wear this winter for parties, family fun, and most importantly the big day.
Folks, it's nearly Christmas! I know, it's hard to believe as it's only just October tomorrow but before you know it, you'll be buying Christmas trees and posting off letters to Santa (I've already got my hand hovering over the Chanel site, crossing fingers and toes)!
Ever since the kids came along, we've opted to share the cuteness (we're good like that and it is the season for it) with personalised Christmas cards for our close friends and family... and this year we were lucky enough that wonderful online bespoke stationers Paper Shaker gifted us 50 fabulous, personalised Christmas cards with their mugs on it and aren't they pretty?