Autumn walk at Swinsty Reservoir, North Yorkshire

While summer will never stop being my favourite season, you can't beat the colour show that nature puts on in autumn. It was a pretty spectacular sight on a recent walk around Swinsty Reservoir in North Yorkshire. Even on a slightly grey November day you could see every shade of brown, yellow, orange, gold and green. Swinsty ...

20 tips for travelling with a baby

Travelling with a baby: Lake Como, Italy | Angel In The North

In his first six months my baby has been to nine countries, travelled roughly 6,000 miles and spent around 50 nights away from his own home (though always with us). We've stayed in a cottage in Yorkshire, been camping in Wales and in Dorset and most recently took a month-long road trip round Europe where we ...

European road trip week 2: Croatia

Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia | Angel In The North

In the first week of our month-long road trip round Europe, we had driven through five countries: England, France, Germany, Austria and Slovenia. It had been busy, but brilliant, and tiring at times. At the beginning of the second week, we were about to hit our sixth country - Croatia - where we were due to ...

Review: Lifft baby sling

Review of the Lifft baby sling | Angel In The North

Since Sam was a newborn, I've taken to wearing him in a sling. Babywearing suits me because I'm quite active and don't like being restricted about where I go, and it has seemed to suit Sam who usually spends most of his time in his sling asleep. I've had a jersey wrap sling which has served ...

Our camping holiday in Dorset

South west coast walk Golden Cap to Charmouth, Dorset, England UK

We're recently back from nearly a week of camping in Dorset. You might have read about our short break in a cottage in Pateley Bridge, but this was a slightly longer holiday (five nights) that was further away and - crucially - the baby's first time in a tent. I'll write another post about how we managed ...