A walk down memory lane

For Our final blog of 2017 we are taking you back down memory lane, to take a look at what our favourite Blogs and Vlogs have been this year. Being new to all things technical, deciding to Blog and Vlog was one our most exciting yet daunting highlights of the year so far.   Continue reading “A walk down memory lane”

Breakfast Club #4

The Nest Cafe in Ripley is just on the main road of the beautiful Village in Surrey, it is a small boutique style cafe mixing both dining and lifestyle.  Not only does it offer a small but varied selection on the menu such as pastries, sandwiches and coffees but it is also attached to a little stylish shop offering accessories, gifts and household furnishings.

The seating here is minimal but does offer a little outside seating area if like us you have doggies.  Inside is not very buggy or stroller friendly due to the tight space, so be warned and get ready for a few 3 point turns.

The food was tasty but for child palettes maybe not exactly to their liking and sandwiches could not be made to order.  Although the Croissants went down well and the staff were very accommodating for the children.  The elder boys had their own table and delicious jug of hot chocolate to share.  Very continental.  If we had just been stopping for cake and coffee it would have been an ideal spot, but sadly breakfast wasn’t a hit with our menacing monkeys.  Lets just say it took a little persuading to stay, and don’t mention avocado to the teen.  Full English fry ups are not on the menu and breakfast options are limited, but the menu does look all rather yummy.

After breakfast we took a little stroll around Ripley green, and when I say little for us hard-core dog walkers anything under an hour is ‘little’.  However, we had two very tired mummies, so the dog walks on this occasion consisted of a quick loop of the field before we headed to the park to try to wear out the boys. The green is right next to The Nest so perfect place for a small dog walk, or if you don’t have a doggy its the perfect little spot to enjoy the park or just have a kick about with a ball.

A beautiful café to meet your friends and have delicious lunch, fussy child free.  Nose around the shops of Ripley and finish with a stroll in the beautiful surroundings.  Not one for the kids on this occasion, but a winner with the park and walk.


Breakfast Club #3

The Hangar Café Fairoaks airport


This was a walk, not a stroll down a short path to café. This one was a proper walk.  The kind of walk you know you’ve walked miles and realise you have all that way to walk back, but can’t let on to the kids so you keep it up beat and fun, but know it’s never just 10 more minutes, more like an hour.  Big family walk time.
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Breakfast Club #2

The Anchor, Pyrford, Surrey



The Anchor is on the River Wey that runs from West Byfleet to Pyrford lock in Surrey.  The canal is a favourite walk of ours.  It is flat for the buggy and lazy legs.  It has ducks and boats to keep little ones occupied and it is very pretty. On sunny days it can be busy with bikes, lots of woofs and runners, so keep an eye out for them as we are known for a pile up.  Continue reading “Breakfast Club #2”

Breakfast Club #1


Every weekend, we ask the same question:  “where can we go for breakfast?”

There are many fabulous cafes in surrey for breakfast but when you have children, a buggy, dogs and very hungry husbands, the choice narrows.  Also you need to combine breakfast and a walk, which means muddy dogs.  The café then has to have an outside bit or be happy to have dogs inside.  Results getting fewer.

It is our mission to find a café that ticks all the boxes and pass on our findings to you.  We are not food critics and our opinions are our own.  Happy walking and eating!

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