Farmer Copley’s Pumpkin Picking

One of my single most favourite things about Autumn is pumpkins. We eat loads of them, I decorate the house with mini ones and we carve a fair few for Halloween. And we love to pick our own.  It’s just not the same picking one up from Tesco with your weekly shop, all perfectly round and perfectly orange.  So we were thrilled when we were asked to go to Farmer Copley’s Pumpkin Picking Festival.  Nothing beats tramping through a muddy field, deliberating over which colour, size and shape you want to take home.

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The dream house is happening.


Back in July I wrote a post all about how I was longing for a home of our own. Longing to own our own bricks and mortar, especially after finding a new development that would be perfect for us.   I wrote all about how I was so hopeful it would all come together but also scared it wasn’t going to.

Well I can very happily say, in fact shout from the rooftops, that at the end of last week we officially reserved our plot on the new development and in about 6 months time we will hopefully be living in our new house. Fingers crossed. Continue reading

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An evening exploring Light Night Leeds

I love my city, I am really lucky to live somewhere surrounded by farms and countryside yet still be only 20 minutes from Leeds city centre.  There is always something to do in Leeds and last week was no exception with the annual Light Night Leeds.

Light Night Leeds is pretty much what it says on the tin, lots of lights, in varying forms all over Leeds city centre.  From interactive displays, like the graffiti wall and the Light Water, Dark Sky installation to entertainment by Spark! and Flame Oz.  There is something for everyone. Continue reading

Working Mum Tips & Tricks – No1 Shellac Nails

I love having pretty, shiny nails. There is something about having a good manicure that makes you feel a little bit more put together and ready to take on the world. As a working mum though, in fact just as a mum in general, I very rarely have enough spare time to sit down and paint my nails, especially for them to only last a day or two and need redoing.

My first tip, for my working mum tips & tricks series is for how to always having pretty nails. Continue reading


To Do List – Update

In 2014 I started my year with a to do list.  I have since done this every year and so in January I set myself 10 things to do.  Here is a quick recap of those 10 goals and where I am at with them;

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English Heritage Open Days ~ Ledston Estate

Every September sees the arrival of English Heritage Open Days.  With the help of lots of volunteers, English Heritage organise events across the country for you to discover your local history, culture and architecture.  And it’s all for free.   What’s even better is that these events are usually opening the doors to the unseen, such as Ledston Estate.

Ledston Estate is local to us yet because it is a private estate we have never explored it.  Until now.  Continue reading


In a Nutshell – September 2016

September is over, already, and Autumn has definitely set in here in Yorkshire, although all our tress still seem to be green. I’m looking forward to crunchy leaves and Halloween but first I’m going to share with you our September in a Nutshell.  Continue reading


10 ideas to make your Halloween spooktacular.

We love Halloween in this house and so I thought I would share with you 10 ideas to make your Halloween spooktacular without breaking the bank, or a sweat. I love anything a bit macbre so it’s one of my favourite celebrations of the year.  If Halloween falls on a weekend we always have a party.  This year however, it falls on a week night so I have had to get my thinking cap on for how to make it an extra special night whilst also sticking to some sort of after school routine.

So here are my top ten ideas for spookifying your night the easy way. Continue reading


My Wild Ones ~ Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Yorkshire Sculpture Park was on my doorstep for almost four years when I was at university.  It’s now only a 20 minute car journey away yet it still is somewhere we haven’t visited.  That is until recently.

We jumped in the car one Sunday in August to meet Hannah of Make Do and Push fame, and her very lovely family.  I’m gonna let you in on a little secret here, Hannah is one of my favourite bloggers.  She is one of the nicest ladies you will ever meet.  Hannah always goes out of her way to help me out.  Plus she makes delicious cakes and drinks prosecco with me. What’s not to like eh?

Anywho, we arrived and promptly parked miles away from where we should have been. Then when I rang Hannah to find out where they were Luca fell over in some mud and cried a lot. I had to call Hannah back once the drama had been dealt with at which point she said, “This is why your called Wonderful Chaos, right?” She has a point. Continue reading


Review ~ Disney Character Tsum Tsum’s

As a kid I was never really a Disney fan, however Luca is a huge one. His collection of Disney DVD’s is constantly expanding and we quite often have to listen to Disney songs in the car or at home, whilst he tries to guess the film that they are from with his cousin.  When we were asked if we would like to review some Disney Tsum Tsum’s it was a bit of a no brainer really.

I told Luca he was getting some Tsum Tsum’s sent in the post and he was beside himself with excitement.  Every day the postman came he would ask if there was anything for him, and when they did eventually arrive it was on our way to school.  He had to wait a whole day to come home and open them.  The anticipation must have been eating him alive. Continue reading