Colette

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Working from Home is on the Rise

Working from Home is on the Rise

We love being at home. We love being able to wake up bright and early, put on that kettle for our morning coffee and … View Post
Back to school, back to normal

Back to school, back to normal

It feels customary now to come home from the first school run of the new academic year and write about our summer and the … View Post
Catgill Farm Campsite, Bolton Abbey – Review

Catgill Farm Campsite, Bolton Abbey – Review

It is becoming something of a Butler / Burgess tradition to spend the last weekend of the school holidays camping together. It’s a really … View Post
Our Family – August 2019

Our Family – August 2019

As you’d expect, August has been a flurry of sunshine, ice cream and days out with friends – as well as a week at … View Post
Increase Wi-Fi Speeds and Bring Dead Spots to Life with a D-Link Smart Mesh Router | AD

Increase Wi-Fi Speeds and Bring Dead Spots to Life with a D-Link Smart Mesh Router | AD

D-Link EXO AC2600 Smart Mesh Wi-Fi Router Review You know I’m going to be handing over to Dave for this techy review . . . Fast … View Post
Back to school with Start-Rite

Back to school with Start-Rite

I have a long history of hating shoe shopping for my gang – I’ve always found it really stressful. The responsibility of looking after … View Post
Family Friendly Festivals to Consider in 2020

Family Friendly Festivals to Consider in 2020

[I’m currently updating this post with information for family friendly festivals in 2020 as it becomes available!] Summer 2018 was super festival heavy for us … View Post
Crowden (The Camping and Caravanning Club) – Review

Crowden (The Camping and Caravanning Club) – Review

We’ve just spent two nights at Camping and Caravanning Club site, Crowden with the Butlers. We chose the site mainly based on it’… View Post
Indestructible school shoes from Treads – Giveaway

Indestructible school shoes from Treads – Giveaway

With September creeping up on us, it’s time to start thinking about school uniform and new shoes – all three of my children need … View Post
YAZOO Stronger Bones Challenge | AD

YAZOO Stronger Bones Challenge | AD

I’m going to hold my hands up and say that I’m not a naturally active person – and this isn’t something I … View Post
Siblings – August 2019

Siblings – August 2019

As you can imagine after a month of basically living in each other’s pockets through the summer holidays, there’s been plenty of … View Post
Our First Horse Riding Lessons | AD

Our First Horse Riding Lessons | AD

My Dad has always said that there’s a certain confidence that comes with horse riding. Perhaps it’s to do with the experience … View Post
Ride Yorkshire Sportive 2019

Ride Yorkshire Sportive 2019

He did it! On Sunday, Ben completed the 40 mile Ride Yorkshire Sportive – his longest ride yet and his first Sportive. He finished the ride … View Post
The Borrowers at Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre – Review

The Borrowers at Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre – Review

When we were invited by Karen to join her and the girls at a performance of The Borrowers at Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre … View Post
AquaShow Water Park – Portugal

AquaShow Water Park – Portugal

AquaShow Water Park, Portugal is the biggest water park in Portugal and has a four star rating on TripAdvisor. The park is open … View Post
A Family Day Out at Chester Races | AD

A Family Day Out at Chester Races | AD

Earlier this year when we were taking a walk around the racecourse at York, the girls asked if we could watch the horse racing … View Post
Y Not Festival with Kids

Y Not Festival with Kids

Summer 2007, I remember standing at the edge of the crowd watching Ash on the Main Stage at Leeds Festival – Dave and Kirsty were in … View Post
Our Family – July 2019

Our Family – July 2019

July has, as ever, been a super busy month for us filled with typical end of school year activity, a holiday to Portugal and … View Post
Keep the kids busy with wilko this summer | AD

Keep the kids busy with wilko this summer | AD

Much as I’d love our summer holidays to be filled with long lazy days outdoors in the sunshine – we live in Britain and … View Post
Steps towards independence for our tween

Steps towards independence for our tween

Ben will turn ten at the end of this month and for the last year we have been taking small steps towards independence for … View Post