Out and about in Kent; a visit to the Hop Shop at Castle Farm

We first visited the Hop Shop at Castle Farm in July when its fields were awash with purple bloom and the scent of lavender laced the air. It was a little part of Kent I had wanted to visit for some time as I had visions of my daughter and I skipping through a violet haze…

Royal Ball! Hosting a Princess Party!

Five year old Moo wouldn't be caught dead in a pirate costume like her four year old self fancifully was. No, five year old Moo thought pirates were for babies and princesses were for big girls...you know, 'regal' and all that. Moo's favourite thing of all time around that age (for years really) was dressing…

It’s party time! OO-AARR me hearties!

My little one turned ten recently (have I mentioned that yet?!) and I am sat here with a well deserved G&T after the whirlwind of throwing yet another birthday party. Over the years I have been asked lots - accompanied by looks of horror - about why I always choose to throw birthday parties at…