August favourites

The month of August seems to have whizzed by in a blur! I think it’s because I tried to get lots of work, some more fun in, and the school shopping finished before we went on holiday at the end of the month. When we came home earlier this month, it was only three days before the boys went back to school and I didn’t want to be rushing around.

I could just include everything we did on holiday in this post but then there wouldn’t be much room for anything else! So, I’m going to write about our holiday adventures separately. There is food involved, as usual, and some summer holiday fun.

So, what were our August favourites?

Getting lost in a maize maze

There seems to be lots of these maize mazes popping up all over the place. One of the closest ones to us happens to be at one of the local farm shops we like to visit; the same place we also attend Open Farm Sunday. The maize maze here was a fairly reasonable price at £3 per person. We had to search the maze for 10 different orienteering punches; the average amount that everyone else had found was seven, so I was determined we weren’t leaving until we found them all! We may have got lost and gone around in circles a little lot, but we managed it – hurrah!

Maize maze

One two three, Pudology*

Pudology are a range of gluten and dairy free chilled desserts, the brainchild of Lucy Wager. Lucy gave up dairy five years ago and missed desserts terribly so took matters into her own hands, and Pudology was born. We were sent some of the range to try; Chocolate Pud, Chocolate Orange Pud, and Millionaires Pud. They come in packs of two and the portion size is pretty reasonable!

Pudology puds

They looked delicious so I was hoping they tasted it too – they didn’t disappoint! All three desserts were seriously rich and decadent; in fact, I found them a bit sickly, but I’m one of those who can’t eat too much sweet without feeling that way. The ganache in all three was super smooth, but I did find the Millionaire’s caramel slightly bitty. Still, I would definitely recommend them to those following gluten and dairy free diets.


Going on a bear hunt

Another local adventure we had this summer was in one of the woods close to us. Someone had gone and hidden bears among the trees, so we went on a bear hunt!

Bear hunt

We actually did this twice; the first time, with our neighbours, then the boys wanted to show Daddy so we took him along on another occasion. I think we managed to find 15 bears in total, and there was even some tree climbing!

Tree climbing

An adult night out

Like our wedding anniversary night out back in July, we had another chance for a child free evening. We decided a cinema visit was in order as we don’t go very often, so we went to see Dunkirk.


War movies aren’t usually my bag, but I really liked the look of this one. Harry Styles is quite a good actor, but I still don’t see the appeal of Tom Hardy… After the cinema, we decided on an impromptu visit to Pizza Hut where we discussed… Should pizza be eaten with forks or fingers? You can probably guess my view on this one 😉


A week in Norfolk

As I mentioned in my intro, we had our annual family holiday at the end of the month. This year we went to Norfolk; we stayed in a lovely little cottage on the outskirts of Neatishead, just half an hour from Great Yarmouth. During the week we went on a train ride, visited the zoo, travelled up the Broads on a boat, visited a tiny village, and played on the beach.

Someone wasn’t happy about having to walk 3 miles!

Look out for separate posts on our days out!

What did you enjoy during August?

I was sent this product free of charge to review. All thoughts and opinions are honest & my own.


I'm Stacey, in my (very) early 30's, from a small village in North Lincolnshire. I'm a stay at home mum to two boys and a mental dog. You'll find me blogging mainly about food & lifestyle with a bit of random thrown in.

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