Our best holiday ever!

  It’s that time of year when I start thinking about our holidays for next year. I always do. Because as soon as the chilly weather sets in, all I have on my mind is the sunshine and looking for the best possible places to go seek it. There’s something so delicious about soaking it all up. I’m not a sun worshiper by any means. But the sun always has…

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What to watch this Halloween when you want a little less trick and bit more treat

  It’s no secret that I’m not great when it comes to scary movies. I’m fine with a bit of boo, arrhhh and the occasional jump. But anything freaky scary will inevitably have me screaming for Mr Button to come stand outside the loo incase the Candyman decides to eat me while I’m in there.   Anyway. I’m usually a quivering wreck when it comes to switching on the TV…

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Halloween candy apples

  A few years ago I went all Halloween healthy and switched the trick or treat candy for apples! Yes. Real apples. The raw, shiny, crunchy kind. I thought parents would love them. But they went down like a sack of potatoes! Now I won’t lie. I will still be buying ALL the Halloween candy this year after the epic apple fail. But, I thought it would be fun to…

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My Sunday Photo – Into the woods

    When a trip to Center Parcs is reminiscent of a scene from the movie ‘Twilight’.   Have you come across any places that remind you of a movie setting or feel?  

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A day out at Hatfield Park Farm, Hertfordshire

  I’ve been meaning to share this little gem for quite a while now. It’s one of those special finds that is so tempting to keep to yourself… but of course you really can’t! Have you heard of Hatfield House in Hertfordshire? Well, Hatfield Park Farm is part of the estate. Unassumingly tucked to the side, the farm makes a lovely escape for the little ones from the main house…

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My Sunday Photo – Half Term Is Over

  It’s been a bit unintentionally quiet over on the Buttons blog this week as we’ve been enjoying an exciting half term holiday over at Center Parcs for the first time ever! The week flew past so quickly, but ended perfectly on a high with smiles all round and an ice cream for the road. I can’t believe half term is over already. Here’s to new memories in the making.…

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Quotes to remind you that you are ‘good enough’ in the school holidays

  The school holidays tend to bring out my major wibble wobbles. Are we doing enough? Are we doing TOO much? How much downtime is good? And just when I think I have downtime sussed out, I get a major case of mum guilt. Because shouldn’t I be packing in as much action as possible while we have the chance? Ekk! Since when did school holidays get so pressure filled?…

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