A Family Wonder Event x

IMG_0026 On Saturday we had an early Christmas present..a family day out at the Winter Wonderland at Hyde Park courtesy of ‘Fairy’, Bella and Charlie’s wonderful Godmother. Such a brilliant idea…memories are so much better than bits…honestly, she is the best!

IMG_3941 We all went ice skating on the Wonderland ice rink and watched Charlie demonstrate his natural kamikaze skills..

IMG_3900 And Bella showed her elegance.  They both have regular lessons so they left us for dust.

IMG_3908 We couldn’t have picked a better day.

IMG_3914 IMG_3932 Spot the extrovert.

IMG_3261 We’d been before – 2 years ago..but this year was different.  The traditional was everywhere, like this fire pit..specially designed for roasting marshmallows..how special?!

IMG_0005 Charlie and Bella with Fairy doing just that!

IMG_0012 Which meant there was always a sweet smell of smoke on the air mixed with mulled wine and chocolate….

IMG_0013 Who needs to go to Germany when Germany’s in London?

IMG_0019 IMG_0020 IMG_0021 IMG_3897 IMG_0040 IMG_0018Too much information..

IMG_0023 IMG_0028 There were also playthings for the adults..depending on how many bratwurst sausages you’d eaten..and how much you minded them repeating..

IMG_0015 IMG_0016 IMG_3256 We also had a very funny trip into the freezing Magical Ice Kingdom to see the ice sculptures (NB There’s also an ice bar..cheaper than a trip to the infamous Ice Hotel)….but apologies..all my pics are blurred as I was laughing too much….at the end is an ice slide….suffice to say unless you had the right coat on (Fairy) it was more of a bottom shuffle (Husband)…

IMG_0041 IMG_0034 IMG_0033 IMG_3899It was a delicious, delightful, delectable day to savour for a long, long time..

Kisses to our amazing Fairy! – memories are made of this.

Laters, Kate x


  1. Fashion Mayann

    What a magical Saturday you had ! When I’m feeling down, I’ll look at these fairy shots to cheer me up ! Love Bella’s sense of style, Charlie’s huge smile and, of course, the Dark Chocolates with Mint ! xxxxx

    • Maison Bentley Style

      We had such a battle with that lady before we left..she refused point blank to wear a coat. Threat of not going eventually worked BUT we got there late..not that the coat lasted very long during ice skating, however in the ice kingdom it was FREEZING and got colder and colder through the day…I did get her to admit that Mummy is always right……hmmmmmmmm xxx

  2. evelenmargaret

    Such days are a treasure for ever to remember.Especially when the kids are young, later it is not the same anylonger. And kids are growing fast.
    Have a nice week.xxx

    • Maison Bentley Style

      Super cool! It was those touches..the piles of waiting wood, the warmth, the embracing the chalet style that really made it..that and the children laughing!..mainly at my inability to skate… xxx

    • Maison Bentley Style

      At Christmas we have various rinks that pop up – Somerset House, Natural History Museum, Tower of London (!) and here – I’m sure there could be more..but generally the kids go – rather went – it was the last one last week – to Brixton where they had a temporary rink till the rink at Streatham was re-built..first skate there this Sunday! xxx

    • Maison Bentley Style

      Go early!! The crowds by the end were slightly brain frying…but the stalls were beautiful..and some excellent food…AND best mulled wine EVER..laced with – never had it before but it was a revelation..Ameretto! xxxx

  3. KerryCan

    This looks like the best day ever! The skating really speaks to me–in my next life, I’ll be a great skater. And the candy and chocolates look amazing!

    • Maison Bentley Style

      From a chocolate girl that is praise indeedy! The ice skating does make me laugh..and it’s always so heart warming to see your kids doing something better than you..as it should be xxxxx

  4. Laura Lynn

    As usual your photography really brought everything to life…chocolates, lollies, hot cocoa, marshmallows, Ice skating, fresh air and sunshine…it really reminds me of being young! So HUGS to you, what a great feeling!