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The Perfect Saturday in Pictures

Saturday saw us head out in the sunshine for a glorious day at the most tranquil and captivating of Georgian mansions: Beningbrough Hall in York. It was the day before spring had officially sprung but the gardens told us otherwise.
goat's cheese tart

Our Weekend in Pictures-Family Fun in Thirsk

It's already Friday again with a new and long weekend upon us with the bank holiday in the UK (yay) so I thought I better share last weekend with you all, and quick! I love reflecting on our weekends together, our precious family time, where we switch off from the week before, simply hang out, enjoy delicious food, at home, or out, and take in the lush Yorkshire countryside we live in and relax.
smiling mother and son

Win A Mellow Duck Pod Worth £150

When founder of Mellow Duck, Helen Cook contacted me about a new venture she was setting up-upholstered pods perfect for families like mine, and in my hometown of Ilkley too (I grew up in this tiny town before moving to Leeds), I couldn't wait to add one to my own home and spread the word on her beautiful new business.
boys eating ice cream-Honest Mum

Our Holiday in Halkidiki

We're now back from a glorious holiday to Halkidi in Greece (1 1/2 hours from Thessaloniki) and have returned totally refreshed and relaxed full of vitamin D, uplifting sea air and great Greek food (of which you can see more of the latter in my post A Taste of Halkidiki)...
Alexander-Honest Mum

A Day at the RHS Garden Harlow Carr

It's days like these are full of happiness, Betty's coffee and cakes, dirty wellies and smiley faces. Now the sun is out we can't wait to return again, observing the gardens grow through the seasons-what a joy!
Oliver-Honest Mum

The Simple Things I Love About Motherhood

Mother's Day has gotten me thinking about the simple things I love about motherhood, the little moments that make me appreciate being a mother more than anything in my life, when my kids aren't tantrumming of course, fighting over which Peppa Pig episode to watch or refusing OVER and OVER to share (yawn)....but here are the times when it's truly JOYOUS:

Win my Beautiful Bouquet of Roses & Lilies from Serenata Flowers worth £54.99

So when Serenata Flowers asked if they could send me a bouquet from their online collection to review and host a competition, I typed 'yes' and 'thank you' as quickly as my fingers could, before telling my husband he'd been let off the hook from flower buying duties for the next moth at least...Aren't they pretty too!
Ready for Good Friday

Good Friday-Greek Easter

Greek Easter is the most important religious event for Greek Orthodox Christians and a time for all the family to come together.