Days Out: Northwood Trail

One of the perks of living in Stamford Bridge is feeling as though you are living completely in the countryside whilst being 20 minutes drive away from York. When we talk to our neighbours who have recently moved here, they all say its got the best of both worlds and is a gorgeous place to bring up your family.

We are always on the lookout for fabulous new places to try out as a family so when we were offered the chance to visit Northwood Trail, 5 minutes away from our house, we jumped at the chance.

*gifted press visit*

We made our way to the trail following on the directions on the site and knowing it as a local, they were spot on.

We arrived and walked to the entrance hut which felt cosy and inviting and was filled with adults and children all ready to walk the trail. After an introduction from the owner, we grabbed our map and headed out on the trail.

With Freya doing a mixture of walking and being carried, it took us around 25 minutes to walk around the trail. This didn’t include taking part in the maze as Freya wasn’t interested in going round it.

After the trail itself, we got to wander around the Fairy museum which was absolutely beautiful and contained some hidden surprises. (I won’t be sharing these as I don’t want to ruin it for any future visitors that might read this post).

The trail has a gorgeous seating area both inside and outside to cater for differing weather and they advised that food will soon be served which will be fantastic once it gets going.

Overall we absolutely loved the trail and even better that it’s on our doorstep. Thank you to Northwood Trail for having us last week.

Laura x

*Press event – gifted experience*

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Freya’s 1st Birthday Party

I’ve been quiet on the old blog for the last 6 days and that’s because we celebrated Freya turning 1 and surviving 365 days as parents. We held a party for her on Sunday 16th September, 3 days before her actual birthday and on the day itself we took her to Sealife in Scarborough for a day out which she loved.

Now we are over 1 week after the party date, I thought id indulge in a bit of party spam and share a bit more about the day itself.

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Saving for our own Home




All my recent posts about moving or doing up our house have made me reminisce about our own journey to owning this house and how we managed to save for it. We purchased our house in a village called Stamford Bridge which is around 10 miles East of York and if you’ve ever driven to Bridlington; then you’ve driven through it. If you fancy seeing just the highlights then you can watch the video I recently filmed with Post Office Money below.

We purchased our house which you can see above (this was the first photo we ever saw of the house when it came on the market), in June 2016 for £250’000.00. It was the absolute top of our budget at the time but we instantly fell in love with it once we’d been round it and put an offer in within 30 minutes of leaving the property. 12 Hours later on Saturday morning we had a call from the estate agents to advise us the property was ours and we were over the moon! The journey to this point was a rollercoaster and we had to cut back on things as well as compromise on our original location in a bid to get to that stage but I wanted to share that it is in fact do-able.

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