A brilliant homecoming.
Our big move to Windsor.
Check out Alexander's capsule wardrobe from TK Maxx.
A family guide to Manchester with TransPennine Express.
Read about our trip to Newcastle with TransPennine Express Trains.
Read about attending Antonio Carluccio's 80th birthday party.
Do you know the ingredients to a perfect day? Well, I do *smug face.
One of this family's most-loved and most-visited places is the world-famous National Railway Museum in York.
Clashing prints is one of my all-time favourite trends.
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.
We adore Beningbrough Hall, just outside of York, a short drive from where we live-it's one of those majestic baroque mansions with grounds that prides itself on being warm and child-friendly-and it is that. It also makes you feel utterly serene the moment you enter. An ideal antidote to Christmas mania.
Sunday saw us wrap up warm from the the bitter 2 degree cold, and scoot off to nearby York for Sunday lunch at the newly opened Refectory Kitchen and Terrace in the Royal York Hotel.
Fun in the sun on Saturday meant heading to one of our favourite places in Yorkshire-Beningbrough Hall.
For those following my blog or even just my Facebook and Instagram accounts, you'll know my deep love of Yorkshire. Born in Leeds, I moved to London for uni then stayed for 11 years, before returning back up North 4 years ago with husband and first child in tow.
After a month of illness in this family, we finally all felt better and were in much need of a retreat, a break from the norm, not far from home to simply rest, relax and feel rejuvenated once more. The universe must have been listening, as the wonderful Gorgeous Cottages got in touch to see if we wanted to break in a luxury holiday home, The Coach House in Yorkshire.
Sorry for the Dad joke in the title, it was just too hard to resist a sheep-inspired pun! What a naughty little lamb I am (OK I'll stop now).
Although I was born in Leeds and we've now lived in Leeds for nearly 4 years after many years in London, we are still discovering new happy-making places in this beautiful part of the world for all the family.
So we'd not attended a film premiere for a while (hard life huh) and then two come along at once! I know!!! We attended the glittering world premiere of Paddington last week at the Odeon Leicester Square and before even hitting the publish button on the post about it, I'd received an invite for the Get Santa premiere, the following Sunday!