*Date Night* March 2019

March! It’s been a fairly quiet month again this month, mostly because we’ve been really  busy with work, though we had a little down-time here and there, so here’s a bit of a catch up! Date Night Logo MarchWe’ve not had any events in March, which means it’s been fairly quiet generally, we did enjoy a day out in St Ives (which you can read all about here)! That’s about the extent of our going out this month, the joy of how days off have come up recently, coupled with some rather hit-or-miss weather!

Things we’ve loved in March:

At Home:

Of course it’s been quite an exciting month working with Cricut! It was such an amazing opportunity, and I’ve really enjoyed playing around with things in the craft room! I made a couple of fun cards, and little bits and pieces, and of course there’s sure to be lots more to come! Cricut Layered Flowers CardStu’s been equally busy at work, and studying, but got the great boost of getting 100% in his latest assessment, which is awesome! We’ve spent a lot of time chilling at home this month. Of course we had some fun making pasties for this post. Pasty Making (3)

Because we’ve been chilling at home so much this month, I decided to do a bit more baking, and made lemon drizzle cake! Which was so good, and really didn’t last long! IMG_0585A couple of people on Twitter requested the recipe for this one, and because I didn’t do a specific post for it, here it is:

Ingredients:

125g butter

175g Caster sugar

2 lemons (juice and zest)

2 eggs beaten

175g SR flour

75g icing sugar

To decorate:

Zest of ½ lemon

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Preheat oven 180°c/ 350°f Gas Mark 4

Mix butter and caster sugar in a bowl until creamy

Add lemon zest

Add in egg a little at a time and beat together

Once combined, sift in flour and fold into the mixture

Pour into cake tin and bake for 40 mins (insert skewer/knife if clean it’s done)

LEAVE CAKE IN THE TIN TO COOL

Make a syrup for drizzling; gently heat lemon juice and stir in sugar until dissolved

Prick lots of holes into top of cake, using a skewer or similar, drizzle the syrup over the top (this is why you leave it in the tin, so the cake can fully absorb the drizzle!

Decorate with some more lemon zest to finish.

TV:

We’re still watching Game of Thrones, though we’re watching something else in between each season, and in March, we checked out the latest offering from Ricky Gervais, After Life. What a show, honestly, it was so good! We loved it!!

His writing is amazing, but I’ve watched Extras again this month as well and it’s so cringe!

I’ve also been watching Hannibal here and there on Netflix, and still utterly love it. I only have about half a season left though! I’m watching Luther as well, so lots to keep me occupied!

We’re already done with season 6 of Game of Thrones, which means the final season is SO close now! It’s amazing how fast we’ve gone through the whole thing, we have to chill back a bit with season 7, which is a bit of a struggle!

Watching one episode a week is going to be the worst!

Films: 2019 scrapbook (3)We’re now catching up with some of the films on the movie challenge list, which is good fun, though I STILL think we’re watching too many of the good ones! I think we need to bite the bullet a little and watch some of the more random movies on the list! To see what we’ve watched, you can check out THIS LINK, or to know as and when we watch them, I do tend to share on Twitter! If you’d like me to share elsewhere, let me know!

Some of them you can watch on your own!

We can suffer through them together! 

Have you checked out the list? Do you have any favourites on there?

Cinema:

We went to see Captain Marvel!CMWe loved it too, the soundtrack is so nostalgic!

The de-ageing was done really well too, which makes a change!

This was the only cinema trip in March, which seems crazy, as we have a list of things we want to see this year, but it does mean there is lots to come in the next few months!

There’s lots to come in April, maybe even one a week in April!

ENDGAME!!!

Days out:

As I said earlier, we went for a wander around St Ives this month, just because we fancied a chilled day out, so we didn’t get up to much, though we definitely want to go back again, and maybe check out the Tate, and maybe even go on a boat trip! There is a lot to do in St Ives, much like many places here in Cornwall, but it was also a great place just to walk along by the coast and relax! St Ives March 24th (7)We also have some travel news! Though we have no major break plans so far, we have booked a weekend away in Somerset in May! So we’re excited about getting away for a couple of days and having a couple of days out to share! We have three or four things planned, but I haven’t decided whether do do a special week of posts, sharing it all at once, or spreading it out, so feel free to let me know what you’d prefer to see, in the comments!

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Days Out – Visiting Sunny St Ives

St Ives March 24th (4)So, we had one of those rare moments recently in which we were both not working at the same time! So we decided to make the most of it, and drive down to St Ives for the day. It was a beautifully sunny day (if a little cold, I think we might have been in double figures for a short while but it was around 8°c)

We didn’t have much of a plan for the day, and while it wasn’t a busy day we parked in the car park at the top of the hill, though recommend parking and catching the train from St Erth, as this is FAR easier in busier months, and then you get to enjoy the views from the train on your short journey into St Ives! St Ives March 24th (21)When we had made our way down the very steep and long hill (another reason to get the train!) we had a relaxed wander through the town, checking out some of the shops, like Cath Kidston and the Whistlefish gallery, before heading down to the coast!

It was such a gorgeous day, and we loved seeing the Turnstones, which were so cute!

It was so nice just to be out for the day, and have a relaxed walk around taking photos, and generally enjoying the atmosphere, before things get too busy.

Of course, when you’re by the coast, what better to do, than stop for some fish and chips for lunch – and of course that’s just what we did! St Ives March 24th (11)We popped into Coast to Go, and had a fab chat about movies with the guy working there, before sitting down (inside to avoid the seagulls) and enjoying a LOVELY meal of fish and chips, which were really reasonably priced too! St Ives March 24th (12)

We had a really nice walk all the way down the coast, stopping off to take some photos of the Tate St Ives, which we want to visit at some point, though neither of us fancied it at the time. It’s a stunning building though, and has had a revamp in the last couple of years too! 

One of my favourite things, was walking out on the harbour to see this cute lighthouse and take some photos

It was such a great day, and it was wonderful to just slow down and have a wander with no agenda! There are so many little towns and villages like this in Cornwall, and it really does make me feel so lucky to have places like this so close to home!

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*Date Night* – February 2019

This post does contain gifted items but has not been sponsored in any way!

Just sharing because I really loved things, and thought you might too! 

Ah February! I don’t know about you, but it always seems like a long month!

We’ve not done much this month, because of working mostly, and a fair bit of abysmal weather that doesn’t make you want to go out! But here is a bit of a look over this month!Date Night Logo Kay at HomeValentines! We don’t usually make that big a thing out of valentines, in the evening of the day I worked, so most of the day we didn’t see each other at all! Though Stu met me from work at 9pm and we did get a kebab on the way home, and we watched a bit of Game of Thrones (we’re re-watching them all ahead of the final season!) which happened to be the Red Wedding episode, which we thought was pretty funny… Valentines, Kay at Home Blog PostAs much as Valentines Day isn’t that big a date on our calendar, I did enjoy working on some Valentines craft projects thanks to Hobbycraft (sponsored- gifted) this month, and if you missed it you can check out that post here. Live Dream Rock - KayAtHomeGift wise, for each other, I made Stu this box frame gift, and he got me another Funko Pop! for my collection! I adore Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood, especially Edward Elric, (cosplayed as him more than once, including here) so obviously I LOVE this!IMG_0319We went out for dinner again this month, yet again to HubBox, which was totally not planned, but as ever enjoyable! We didn’t even take photos! We have said we’ll have to get more creative with places we eat! Do you have favourite regular places to go out for a meal or do you like to explore?

As I said earlier, work got quite busy in February, I’ve got new hours, which means sorting out a new routine(!) and it’s made me a bit more disorganised, but I’m getting there now, with a bit more of a plan!

Things we’ve loved this month:

At Home:

I’ve been reorganising the craft room again! Exciting things are coming to the blog soon!! The cats have liked the boxes! Me too, as well as what’s in them for, me they actually stay out of the way! Also while you’ve been in the craft room, I’ve played my guitar more learning new stuff!

Speaking of the cats we were sent a couple of goodies this month from the lovely Trevor at Enterprise XD Design, including this 3D printed ball for Sid and Loki! Not only is it the source of new entertainment for the cats, which being indoor, I like to change things up for them every now and again! And (bonus!) it’s bigger than most cat toys and doesn’t actually fit under the sofa! Much happiness all round!! Check out the Loki action shots!!

TV:

We’re still watching Game of Thrones, though we’re watching something else in between and in February, that was third (and final) season of Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events, which we got pretty hooked on though we still can’t really decide who it was aimed at!! We’re up to Season 5 of Game of Thrones now… The finale is near!!

Films:

We’ve been watching a few more from the Movie Challenge list! Some good, some… Less than good. Some surprises. I do worry we’re watching too many of the films we really like too soon… Movie Challenge FebCinema:

We went to see How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World, which was awesome! And Alita: Battle Angel, Which you didn’t want to see! I know I know, but I loved it.

Days out:

We did of course have a lovely visit to the Lost Gardens of Heligan, and you can read about that one here! We were hoping for some baby animals, but were a bit early, so maybe we will visit again very soon! I’m sure we will at some point. We do want to do some new things this year though! Heligan Feb 2019, KayAtHome (8)Along with the ball for the cats, Trevor sent us some 3D printed Thorks for taking out on our adventures! These are SO great for just putting in your bag, for snacking on the go, or even at home! 3D printed, and fully customisable to fit your thumb (or finger) uniquely. We’ve used these more than once, for example here with some cake:

They’re great for pasta at lunchtime too. I ate wotsits with mine when I was cross-stitching the other day so I didn’t get orange all over the fabric haha!

I especially liked having them in my bag when we got some chips as an alternative to disposable plastic forks!! So handy, as well as better for the environment! Plus of course I’m a big fan of indie biz! SO if you fancy getting some for yourself visit here! Trevor is also on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram and other than handy forks and cat toys makes coasters, trinket boxes and so much more… Even earrings like these!! Heligan Feb 2019, KayAtHome (4)Huge thank you to Trevor, it was such a lovely parcel to receive and such a nice surprise to not just get something in the post for me, but a treat for us all! Happy house all round!

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A February Walk at the Lost Gardens of Heligan – Has Spring Finally Sprung?

This time last year, we were facing the Beast From the East, and hiding away from the cold and snow.

Snowman March 2018

Around this time last year we made this guy! Using up all the snow in the garden!

In comparison this last weekend has been beautiful, with sunny skies and temperatures bordering on (dare I say it?) warm!

I had a rare Saturday off work, so we decided to go out and actually enjoy the nice day, and went to renew our annual locals passes at The Lost Gardens of Heligan. Heligan Feb 2019, KayAtHome (7)I have blogged about Heligan before, and you can read that post here to find out more. Heligan Feb 2019, KayAtHome (20)

We didn’t have much of a plan, simply choosing to have a wander around, and enjoy the day! I did take a couple of photos though, as coincidentally, there were a lot of crafty activities going on (as it was the end of the half-term break) and I thought it was a great chance to share how great Heligan can be for a visit!

They had crafts in the barn

This was truly stunning to look at!

There were also some animals to be found, though it is a little early for any babies to be around(!) These two were in the barn supervising the crafting!Heligan Feb 2019, KayAtHome (9)

In the Stewards House cafe, (which is closed as a cafe during winter) there were two more opportunities to get creative, though these were more nature based,

There was the chance to make hanging bird feeder treats:

As well as making wildflower seed bombs

I thought this was really fun, and a great chance for kids to get hands on, and develop an interest in nature. Heligan Feb 2019, KayAtHome (8)

Also happening at Heligan at the moment is a Sensory Story Trail, in partnership with the Sensory Trust charity based in Cornwall. This was really cool to see, walking around, with a great opportunity for everyone to have a really sensory experience of Heligan, no matter your age or abilities, with spots dedicated to sounds, textures and visual elements as you follow a story on a flyer and boards throughout the gardens.

It was such a lovely day, and though it was fairly busy, as always we didn’t feel at all crowded. Heligan Feb 2019, KayAtHome (21)We stopped off to buy some plants from the shop, because I got the bug last year, and now have to have outside looking all nice now the weather is getting better! After this we of course had to stop and get a nice cup of tea and some cake too! Heligan Feb 2019, KayAtHome (22)If you’re interested in visiting Heligan and want to know what’s going on, you can find out more on the website.

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2019 Scrapbook – January

One month finished already! 2019 scrapbook (2)I don’t know about you, but I have come to love looking back on the month. It’s a nice chance to reflect, and plan for the future!

I love to create the pages in my chosen scrapbook each year. It’s so nice to have the books to flick through, and there’s a fun mix of serious and not so serious photos and memories on each page!

January was a fun month, if a little cold! 2019 scrapbook (1)I have already posted an introduction to my chosen book for the year in this post.

I wanted to keep the pages of my scrapbook quite simple this year, so I have decided that I will have a colour for each month, and simply tie the double page spread for each month in with that colour.

Here is the double page for January: Scrapbook2019 - January - KayatHome.jpgLooking back, January was rather food based! No bad there of course!

We really enjoyed visiting the National Maritime Museum, which we shared in this post, and of course celebrating Stu’s birthday too! Of course there’s very little surprise that most things in the book also appear here on the blog!

Do you journal or save mementos from the year? Scrapbook or memory box?

I’ve been doing it so long, it’s almost habit now!

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Days Out – National Maritime Museum

It has been quite a miserable, wet January, and so when we were looking for places to visit, we decided to go somewhere indoors!

Cornwall have a lot of indoor attractions, it’s worth checking out what is available wherever you’re staying if you’re in the area, and the weather isn’t at its best. You can also check out this article from Dolphin Holidays, which features a little quote from me too!

We love visiting Falmouth, it’s great for a bit of shopping, or even lunch, or simply grabbing a coffee. This time we decided to check out the National Maritime Museum Cornwall. It’s £13.50 for adult entry, but you get to visit as much as you like for a whole year, so it’s not too bad! There are fun activities for kids in the school holidays too, you can find out more on the website. maritimemuseum28129We were pleasantly surprised entering the museum, to find a bright, airy, open space with all kinds of boats on display, both old and new.

I loved seeing the differences between the boats from the Olympics over several years

There were stories of amazing survivals at sea.

We really enjoyed the current exhibition Titanic Stories, with information and exhibits about both the sinking of the great ship, as well as the tales in popular culture, and it’s effect on areas including film, television and even product branding! maritimemuseum28529The movie lover in me, enjoyed these pieces from the 1997 film.

We loved heading up to the viewing tower, to look out over Falmouth Harbour, as you can see, the sun came out!maritimemuseum281529From the top of the tower, to the underwater viewing area. Unfortunately the tide was too low to see much (something for another visit!) but there was lots of information on things that can be found in local waters.maritimemuseum281929Elsewhere in the museum, there is a bright cafe offering hot and cold drinks and snacks, overlooking the harbour, where we stopped for a cuppa and something to eat!

We then headed to the other side of the museum to check out The Falmouth Gallery, which was really interesting, and also had a nice cabinet of curiosities!maritimemuseum281229There were further galleries, Cornwall and the Sea, and Cornish Quayside, where of course I had to photograph the sailmaking supplies, because you can always trust me to find something craft related! (Shall I make this an aim for every day out? Might be tough for the gardens though!) maritimemuseum282629We’re not really “into” boats, so we weren’t too sure what to expect, but we were there almost three hours, and we could have stayed a bit longer if they weren’t closing, and have already said we’d like to go back again at some point!

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*Date Night* January 2019

Date night was so much fun at the end of last year that we thought we’d bring it back again in 2019. There will be some changes, as we’ve decided it’s a chance to share what we’ve been loving each month! date night january kahK -January is Stu’s birthday month, (as well as several other family members for me!) so it’s quite busy, and I get to plan and start a lot of things afresh, trying to get a routine around work since the Christmas rush has been difficult, but now we’re at the end of the month it’s finally settling down!

S – For me it’s back to normality and work, in the cold, so coming home to relax and be comfy indoors is a must! There’s loads of awesome stuff to look forward to, and it’s time to start planning holidays and other fun for the year ahead.

Have some cuteness… Loki and Darth Sidious (AKA Sid) at the very beginning of the year. We’re hoping to include them a little more on the blog this year too!

This month we’ve loved –

MOVIES

Starting The Movie Challenge for the year! We’re looking forward to watching some films on the list that we love, but haven’t seen for a while. We’re less looking forward to watching some of the terrible films on the list. Some of which I’d promised myself I’d never see! 2019 scrapbook (3)

We’ve got another list of movies to see at the cinema too, though only went once this month, to see Glass. Lots more to come though!

TV

We’ve started watching Game of Thrones again, planning on watching all of them before the final season airs! We’ve watched all of season 1 so far. So much happens! I’d forgotten how much happened in just season one! 

We’ve also watched Season 3 of Daredevil and have been watching The Punisher (Which is as awesome as I thought it would be), definitely our favourites of the Marvel shows on Netflix, as well as the newest season of The Good Place.

Music

I’ve been playing my guitar a lot more, lots of Biffy Clyro and Arctic Monkeys as usual and a ton of bluesy goodness!

Just some of the guitars in the house!

I got Stu the latest Mumford and Sons album for Christmas and we’ve both been listening to that a fair bit! It’s still in the car which is always a good sign!

Out and about

We’ve not gone out anywhere this month yet, though we’re planning to next week!

We’ve been out and about in Truro though, went out for dinner at HubBox, which is just awesome and definitely the best place to go for a burger in town! And salted caramel milkshakes which are amazing! Or root beer, which is so good!

Hubbox Truro, Kay at Home, Cornwall, Dining

Stu… tolerating my need to photograph everything!

Tonight (Saturday, because this post is fashionably late) we were out at Yak and Yeti in Truro for a curry, for Stu’s birthday, with his mum. Which is another one of our favourite places to go. The staff are really nice, and the food is incredible!

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Look at us, being all out-out!

I am getting National Trust again for my Birthday as well… Lots more adventures to come then!

It’s been a fairly quiet month so far, though we’ll be sharing all the fun throughout the year. Including reviews of anything that comes our way, and anything we get up to.

We hope you’re looking forward to it as much as we are!

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Hello 2019!

HNYThe last few months have been a whirlwind of activity here on the blog, with blogmas and even before that, and I am really hoping this will continue. I’d like to begin by thanking you – without you here, reading, leaving likes and comments and sharing on Social Media, this little blog would be far less successful! So thank you for stopping by!

This year, I have a few things lined up already, I am going to carry on posting as usual on Tuesdays and Fridays, but occasionally might add one or two in the week to keep things interesting! It will be the usual mix of craft, days out, and randomness!

2019 Movie Challenge

I’m a big movie fan, and watch way more films than TV, and of course Stu and I head to the cinema fairly regularly! I have of course already spoken about the Movie Challenge for this year, which is always a nice bit of fun, and this year I’m supporting friends too!

Crafts

It’s always nice to start the year with a plan! I will of course continue to make cards throughout the year, and am planning to share my makes more often with you, so expect to see some of those every month or so!

Knitting wise I don’t have much lined up, I want to go back to working on my jumper, so that’ll make an appearance, and also I need to knit a mug cosy or two for a travel mug at some point soon! Knitting, Yarn, Lilac, Grey, Mix Yarn, Kay at Home, Patternless JumperIt feels like ages since I’ve done any cross-stitching, I wasn’t feeling it much last year, but have three kits sitting in the craft room which I want to finish by the end of the year! This may be quite ambitious!

The Scarf: The ScarfI got this kit by Bothy Threads for my birthday and I love Santoro and Gorjuss! This design is one of my favourites… I have JUST started this one, you can see here.

Love Tree: Love TreeStu got me this kit a couple of years ago, also from Bothy Threads. I’ve always loved this design, it’s just so pretty! I love all of the colours!

Charlestown: CharlestownThis one I got from Stu for Christmas 2017! From Sybilla Davis, Charlestown is one of my favourite places in Cornwall, and this kit is STUNNING! Sybilla designs and sells kits of lots of beautiful places in Cornwall and beyond, and I wanted one for ages but couldn’t choose! I would have stitched this last year but totally lost my stitching mojo for ages!

Scrapbooking, I was going to update on 2018’s book at the end of the year, but my printer ran out of ink, so yeah, no photos! I will do this asap and backdate it! But of course I will be starting a new book this month! I wonder what my theme will be!!

I will of course also share any seasonal makes that pop up too!

House

I don’t currently have anything planned at home, though I’m SURE this will change before too long! Generally it needs a good clean and tidy post-Christmas and I want to sort out my craft room. If there’s anything you’d like to see be sure to let me know in the comments!!

Days Out and Holidays

There is SO much more of Cornwall I would love to share here on the blog, and I still want to share somewhere every month, so hopefully that will continue! If there is anywhere you think I should check out be sure to get in touch.

At the moment we have no holidays planned, but I will keep you posted with any updates! Our list of places we want to go is HUGE but it’s a question of when and whether we can get time off as we’re both pretty busy!

#CraftBlogClub

ed2f4-craftblogclub-badge-291x300I am still very much running Twitter chat #CraftBlogClub as well as the CraftBlogClub blog, and social media accounts. We’ve even been nominated for a UK Blog Award!

Honestly I look forward to every chat. There are SO many wonderful, talented people involved. We have SO much fun lined up for this year, including chats covering various themes & topics, challenges and giveaways! Do stop by if you are interested in crafts, no matter your ability or experience, we’re a friendly welcoming group! You can find out what we’re up to in 2019 here.

Date Night

As a couple, Stu and I have loved the response to the Date Night posts, and this year we want to shake it up a bit, while we love the tags (feel free to call out to us!) we want to also share some local places and things we love, as well as other randomness!

If you want us to do a Q&A at some point this year, just drop a message on Twitter or Facebook and make it clear it’s a Q&A question – when we have a bunch, we’ll do a post!

Social Media

I will be sharing different things on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram too so be sure to follow! I love a good chat too, and if there’s anything you want to see either on the blog or one of the other platforms, be sure to let me know! I know some people wanted to see more ME on Instagram stories, so I’ll have to brave video a bit soon!

If you blog about anything similar to any of the content here, and would like to write a guest post, be sure to get in touch! Same goes for if you’d like me to write a post for you too! I am also open to reviews etc, so if in doubt contact me, my details are below!

Thank you so much, again. I’m really looking forward to another fun year here on the blog!

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Blogmas 2018 – Christmas Activities – Days Out – Lanhydrock at Christmas

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Throughout this year we have visited a number of National Trust properties, thanks to having couples membership, and it seemed only right to go again this month, before it runs out in January, especially at this most pretty time of year. Last weekend we visited Lanhydrock, one of our favourite of the places we visited this year.

Greeted upon arrival by these cute log reindeer, we knew this was going to be a lovely festive afternoon out. 1Only the downstairs of Lanhydrock house was open to visitors, but it was in full festive spirit,

walking up towards the house, the gardens had been decorated with pretty bauble flowers (we didn’t walk around the garden as it was a very wet day!)

Entering the house, you are greeted by a nativity scene and the first of many christmas trees!

A second tree greets you in the hallway, decorated with family photographs! 9The dining room was all set up for a Victorian Christmas dinner, 11We loved the old Christmas cards on display,12The Christmas tree in the dining room was decorated with pretty handmade felt ornaments, similar to those you can find in shops today, and dried orange slices. 10A fun Lanhydrock House cake greets you as you enter the kitchen, 13The kitchen was full of activity, with preparations for Christmas dinner under way, lots of cakes and pies were waiting to be taken to the table…

In the kitchens you can try your hand at decorating oranges with cloves, stirring the figgy pudding, cutting cookies or rolling butter 16Of course the other kitchen store rooms were packed full of all the things needed for a Victorian Christmas like the cold room with all the jelly! 17Upstairs, a traditional Santa, dressed in green, was meeting children. This was fully booked and of course I didn’t want to take away any time from the kids!

Santa at Lanhydrock

Photo courtesy of Lanhydrock on Instagram – @LanhydrockNT

There was also a chance to add your wish to the wishing tree in the learning room, as well as a chance to hear a story read, and even dress up! They had their own Instagram frame, so it seemed only right! 18

As always we had a lovely time visiting Lanhydrock, it really is a beautiful house, and seeing it all dressed up for Christmas did not disappoint!

There’s still time to see it for yourself, as the house is open every day until Jan 1st, with the exception of Christmas Day and Boxing Day.

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*Date Night* 8 Years – 8 Things

So here we are in November, and that means we have been together for 8 years! And so for our *Date Night* post this month, we thought we would share 5 “Top 8’s” all are in no particular order, because, well it’s hard enough to think of 8 things without prioritising them!8 years

Top 8 Places We’ve Been

We’ve had several holidays and trips around since we got together in 2010, and here are some of our favourites: 4 DLP Fri 12th (49)

  • Disneyland Paris (both times!) Because it’s just amazing
  • Prague in November 2016 for my birthday and seeing the Christmas markets, and it snowing it was just magical 
  • Visiting Longleat and going on the VIP safari getting hemmed in by giraffes. That whole Somerset trip was great
  • Going to Scotland and seeing one single AMAZING show at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival
  • Visiting castles, and driving the Black Mountain Pass in Wales
  • Prague in Spring 2014, and visiting Kutna Hora, getting to go to the Tim Burton exhibition and seeing Manic Street Preachers live 
  • Visiting Beaulieu because there is so much to see and do!
  • Exploring so many amazing places in Cornwall

Top 8 Box Sets We’ve Binge Watched

We love a good box set as much as everyone else! Here are some of our favourites since we’ve been together!

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  • Game of Thrones- Had to be top of the list really, from borrowing the first season and immediately buying the second… Just love it. Planning a rewatch next year ahead of the final season.
  • Sons of Anarchy – I didn’t want to watch this at first, but was soon into it and it’s such an awesome show, another definitely due a rewatch at some point.
  • Firefly – It’s such a classic! Whedon sci-fi western goodness!
  • Gotham – This is definitely a show we always watch and then spend what feels like an eternity waiting for the next season.
  • Blackadder – Again this is just classic, it’s just so funny! We both have different favourite eras too.
  • Justified – The second show on this list that I wasn’t interested in at first, before becoming completely hooked!
  • Community – This fast became a show we got possibly a little too obsessed with. And we’re currently re-watching it at the moment!
  • Sherlock – This will surprise nobody but I could probably watch Sherlock at any time!

Top 8 Films We Still Love to Watch

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We love films and go to the cinema a LOT so this isn’t a gospel list and we have probably forgotten something, but here are some films we’ve really enjoyed over the last 8 years

  • Avengers Assemble(2012) This had to be on the list! It’s still awesome and we love all of the Marvel movies!
  • Coco (2018) We only saw this at the beginning of the year but we both love it so much! It’s such a perfect film.
  • The Dark Knight Rises (2012) We both love the Nolan trilogy, and it was so great to get to see the finale together. Such a perfect ending to the series.
  • Lockout (2012) This is not necessarily a great film, but we love it, sometimes you just want to watch trashy crap of an evening!
  • Jurassic World (2015) We went to see this in Paris as we didn’t want to wait even though we were on holiday! I’ve always been a huge fan of Jurassic Park.
  • Baby Driver (2017) So much about this film, cars chases, amazing soundtrack, and something completely different to a lot of films at the moment.
  • The Conjuring (2013) Along with the Insidious movies, we always go and see these when they come out, I love horror films, both good and bad and there has been a mixture! But it’s all good fun!
  • Star Trek: Beyond (2016) We’ve enjoyed all of these but seriously the moment Sabotage by The Beastie Boys started playing it was just sheer joy! 

Top 8 Albums We Still Listen To

We listen to a lot of music whether its at home or in the car, here are some of the albums from the last 8 years we still love The Darkness 2016

  • Biffy Clyro – Opposites – This has become our go-to travel album, whenever we go away it ends up in the car! Also we saw them live for this tour!
  • Mumford and Sons – Sigh No More – I actually got this for Stu for Christmas after we’d been together just over a month!
  • Arctic Monkeys – AM – I bet that song is stuck in my head by the end of writing this post…
  • Awesome Mix Vol 1 – The Guardians of the Galaxy soundtrack there are so many soundtracks we listen to, this one is just so good.
  • Seasick Steve – Keepin’ the Horse Between Me and the Ground – We love Steve! So good, and the memories of seeing him live too!
  • Lady Antebellum – Need You Now – One of many of my country albums that have found their way into the car at some point! Love Lady A!
  • Royal Blood – Royal Blood – Such a great album!
  • Foo Fighters – Wasting Light – I love so many songs from this but Arlandria is still my fave!

Top 8 YouTubers We Follow

We love catching videos on YouTube and have followed quite a few people over the last few years, it’s a mixed bag but here are our faves! IMG_8586

  • Curious Axel – Disney goodness at it’s finest! Great film of the Disneyland Paris parks and we love his fun takes on seasonal events are always great!
  • Adam Ivell – Cars, and Finn the dalmatian, we love both. 
  • Brogan Tate – We started following for Disney, we stayed for the rest! 
  • Phantom Adventures – Two awesome Scottish vloggers who make us smile and have given us a few bucket list destinations
  • Mighty Car Mods/The Unicorn Circuit – Marty and Moog are both entertaining and hilarious. And The music’s awesome too! 
  • Screen Junkies – Honest Trailers – Just a bit of lighthearted fun really!
  • LadBaby – We’re not even parents and find Mark and Roxanne hilarious!
  • DLRP Fans – Filip and Jordi are great fun, and they really capture Disneyland Paris and post regular updates on what’s happening! 

Hopefully you enjoyed this post. As it’s our Anniversary month, we didn’t want to go all mushy on you, so we thought we’d share some random stuff we love!

Feel free to leave a comment below with any responses or things you’d like to see in the future, and check out our previous Date Night posts:

The Boyfriend Tag, Kay at Home Kay at Home, Date Night, The Epic Disney Tag