If you've ever read my blog thinking “this blog is all well and good, but you've never told us how to live the life of Riley”, well this post is for you!

Take a week off work and then follow these simple steps. On the Saturday journey to your Uncles static caravan in Addingham Moorside that you're using for a few days. If you haven't got a caravan there, then sorry, I can't help you!

Sunday - visit Malham Cove, it really is spectacular. If you have the energy (we didn't as we'd had little sleep due to Charlotte settling in) do the circular walk which takes in Janet's Foss (a waterfall), Goredale Scar (a boulder littered valley) and Malham Cove and the limestone pavement. We saw some guys climbing Malham Cove as well, which always help add scale.

Monday - visit Skipton Castle and Skipton. The castle is well worth it, fully roofed it is in great condition and really lets you imagine the rooms as usable spaces that people would have once lived in, rather than looking at a ruin. Skipton itself has an award winning fish and chip shop (they were rather nice) and a good selection of shops to potter around.

Tuesday - visit the Embsay and Bolton Abbey Steam Railway. Take the train from Embsay to Bolton Abbey, then walk from the station to Bolton Abbey itself (about 20 mins). Enjoy a great walk around the priory ruins, then walk back to the station and get the train back to the car. Charlotte enjoyed this, as you'll see in the video.

Wednesday travel home.

Thursday - Go snowboarding at Xscape, on a baking summers day who wants to be in the sun!

Friday - Go swimming with you baby daughter. If you haven't got a baby daughter then living the life of Riley will be tricky for you. We went to the Dearne Valley Leisure Centre which was much better than expected.

Saturday and Sunday chill out at home, do the odd chore, and don't think about work on Monday morning ;o)