Saturday, 29 August 2015

Belton with my Bee

Today Louie and I made a little trip over to Grantham to visit Belton House for the day. Apologies in advance for the Louie spam... if you want to see more photos of Belton, check out my NT blog ;)

 'I'll huff and I'll puff and I'll blow your house down'

We spent the entire afternoon chilling in the garden, eating cake, exploring the gorgeous house (theres always more things to see!) and then playing in the extensive play areas, inside and out! I'm pretty sure it was a good way to round off his first ever Summer Holiday.

Sunday, 23 August 2015


I just can't believe that it is coming up to the anniversary of spending a year in our house! This time last year we were totally stressed about Solicitors and moving but oh, it was worth all of it to have our own little house, in our own little piece of England.

Our house hasn't changed too much since we moved in, however we have turned it from a plain white box into a homely, white box. Though we are yet to add any colour to our walls (it is high on our to do list), we have added character to our house in other ways.

A few months ago I made a little blind for our kitchen window. Although I am proud of my handiwork, it is a stationary blind and the Mr doesn't really approve, so it seems that I will now be on a mission to find a new blind for the kitchen.

I may have fallen a little bit in love with this gorgeous Bambi print which is a Disney and VELUX collaboration (available from Though I know someone small would approve of having the character from his favourite Disney film adorning our kitchen window, I don't think the big one would be persuaded!

Elsewhere, we have been making little updates here and there. We finally got around to getting a floor lamp for the living room, however none of us are happy with the emergency lampshade we bought! We are on a serious hunt for something grey and skinny! This gorgeous hare lampshade (available at is just downright perfect don't you think!

I am sure there will be plenty more things that we will add to our house, we have so many plans and though the house already feels like home, I am sure that feeling with only grow. Here's to many more happy years in our little abode!

Wednesday, 19 August 2015

Wednesday at Wimpole

 Before the end of last term, I promised Mr Bee that we would have some Wednesday adventures and though we started off abit dodgy, we have had a consecutive good Wednesday road trip! I knew Wimpole would be a good choice as we were spoilt for things to do. A beautiful house, a wonderful walled garden and the super Home Farm kept us entertained aaaaaaaaaaaaaaall day. However it was far too much for my camera, which decided to run out of battery half way through our day. That will teach me...!

But we did manage to snap some of the fun we had, though I must admit, we had a lovely relaxing time chatting away! I can't wait to visit again, with a spare battery!

Sunday, 16 August 2015

Country Fair

What a wonderful way to spend a sunny Sunday afternoon. Browsing a neighbouring villages country fair. We particuarly loved the Land Rover display but there was so much to see, a little frontier village, a Battle of Britain fly past, all sorts of dog shows, tractors, stalls. Just wow!

Saturday, 15 August 2015

Birthday BBQ

It's that time of year again, that we celebrate my Mum's birthday. In previous years, we have had quiet days out and parties but this year, I assembled my brother and sister and we arranged a little get together in one of our local country parks.

There were 13 of us in total, well 14 if you include little Jet, we set up three barbeques and the men made some delicious BBQ grub for us!

 (me and my husband, formally of the Blues Brothers...)

And we finally, finally got everyone together for a family photo, something that we have never managed organise!! 

Happy Birthday Mother Hen! It was a fantastic day!
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