The Santa Express at Longleat Safari Park

There’s something particularly magical about having young children around during the Christmas period. This is TJ’s fifth Christmas and I have to say that each one has got better and better. We try to do something special each year to create some special memories to look back on in years to come. Last year we went on the Polar Express in Dartmoor which was absolutely amazing and somewhere we would definitely recommend. This year, we asked TJ what he wanted to do and he went for the Santa Express at Longleat Safari Park. (which also coincides with the incredible Festival of Light).

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National Trust Membership – it’s a no-brainer!

A couple of days ago, we were thrilled to discover that one of our photographs had won the weekly #NTChallenge competition. Every week on Instagram the National Trust decides upon a theme and then asks followers to upload photos with the hashtag #NTChallenge. Last week’s theme was ‘Lights’ and we decided to upload this picture of TJ when we visited Kingston Lacy the other week.


We love this picture as it really shows how beautifully decorated the rooms in Kingston Lacy are and TJ stood for ages staring at the enormous tree. If you haven’t been before, we would really recommend a visit.

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Home Made Christmas Gifts for Teachers

As a teacher, it’s always nice at Christmas to receive gifts and cards from your pupils. They become a token of appreciation for all the hard work you put in over the term and  let’s be honest, who doesn’t love a cheeky bottle of red or box of chocolates to put you in the festive spirit.

More recently though, there has been an increase in home-made gifts and cards being handed out to teachers and I have to say that it means a lot to know that time and effort has been put into making something special for you.

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