Tips For Dealing With A Fear Of Flying #Travel #TTOT

For the last few weeks, it’s been all about managing my husbands fear of flying.  How ironic is it that someone who loves to travel married someone who has a panic attack just at the thought of getting on a plane.  When we first got together, he covered up his fear of flying well.  We went to Spain and other…

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Camp Bestival Headline Acts Announced! @CampBestival

We literally love a good family friendly festival, and everyone who goes to Camp Festival raves about what an amazing time they’ve had.  We are so jealous that we haven’t been yet, but we are hoping that this year will change that.  Bestival is celebrating it’s tenth birthday bash, and we’ve got everything crossed that we get to join them…

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Why I’ve Been Trying To Find My Dad

Something has been playing on my mind recently, and to be honest it’s not something I really talk about on here very much.  I think it was Christmas that made me think about it more than usual.  As a blogger I was reading lots of lovely posts about how Christmas is a lovely time for people to reminisce over their…

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What Is Cardiff Castle Like?

On our way back from Bluestone National Park Resort, we decided to make a stop off in the city of Cardiff.  I was really excited about visiting Cardiff after having read so much about it online.  We found a NCP carpark on Greyfriars Road, that seemed pretty central according to the maps.  We unloaded the kids, and thought we would…

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XYZ Smart Collagen Luxe Cream Review + #Giveaway

If there is one investment I think you should make when it comes to beauty products, it’s that you should always have a good moisturiser or face cream in your stash.  It’s not necessarily because I think they perform miracles, but I do think that a good face cream will slow down some of the signs of ageing and protect…

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Milestone Moments In The Car With The Kids #Parenting

As parents I think we take getting in the car for granted.  When I mention to the children that we are getting in the car, there is always a flurry of excitement.  It doesn’t matter where we are going, it could be to the supermarket to cause havoc shop, to soft play or off on a road trip, they are…

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New Slimming World Microwave Chocolate Mug Cake #Recipe #SlimmingWorld

I was searching online for a Slimming World microwave chocolate mug cake recipe to make, and the recipes I found weren’t quite hitting the spot.  I got the impression that’s what a few people thought about the recipes they were finding too.  There was definitely something missing from the chocolate mug cake recipe so I decided to experiment and see…

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How To Use Olicious – Free Tweet Management Tool For #Bloggers

I’m very lucky to be married to my husband, for lots and lots of reasons.  One of those reasons is that he is incredibly clever.  He’s a very talented software developer and an exceptional problem solver.  He’s very conscientious and takes a great deal of pride in what he does.  For his day job he is a Software Development Manager,…

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5 Essential Kitchen Gadgets for Busy Mums (and Dads)

If I was to make one prediction for 2017, it would be that we are going to be cooking more in the kitchen.  As we see the aftermath of Brexit take hold, food prices are set to start rising as soon as we enter the new year.  Our household food budgets will start to feel the pinch as the weekly…

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3 Quick & Healthy Turkey Leftover Recipes

I think we probably all eat a little bit too much over Christmas, but it’s important to get back into a healthy diet as quickly as possible for good weight management.  The winter is a perfect time to eat well as we can pack stews full of vegetables and bust out the slow cooker to make life easier. No doubt…

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Why I Want My Daughter To Enjoy Travelling As Much As Me

Sponsored post in association with American Express® I believe that travel should be as much a part of our lives when we have a family as it was before we had children, and so I’m delighted to announce my latest partnership with American Express, who agree with me.  During this exciting collaboration, I will be looking at how you can share…

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The 4 Best Holiday Destinations for Families in 2017

I know what your thinking, I’m always talking about the next holiday we are going on.  My husband would be inclined to agree with you, and it makes him very nervous, especially with his fear of flying.  He’s heading to Arizona in the New Year, and trust me when I say he’s freaking out.  Me, I’m just super jealous that I…

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#Win! £50 PayPal Cash #Giveaway For The New Year #Competition

Is the cost of Christmas catching up with you already?  Which ever way you cut it, Christmas is an expensive time of year, and we can end up coming down to earth with a bang in January when the bills start rolling in.  After all that splashing out, we can often find ourselves having to tighten the purse strings at…

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Beasty Baby – A Christmas Play For Children @LakesideArts @theatrerites #beastybaby

We love to take the children to the theatre, and we are especially fond of going to the Djanogly Theatre at Nottingham Lakeside Arts.  We have enjoyed some lovely performances with the children over the years and this Christmas was no exception. We were invited to see Beasty Baby, a collaborative family performance between The University of Nottingham, Theatre Rites and Nottingham…

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Parents’ Guide To Buying A New Pet For Christmas

We are all warned that buying a child a new pet for Christmas isn’t a good idea, but it can be done successfully if you do it right.  My son was given a hamster for Christmas one year, and he became a very responsible pet owner.  He learned a lot about caring for an animal, and I don’t regret this period…

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Why You Should Plan a Romantic Holiday in Ibiza #Travel #TTOT

Ibiza is a beautiful holiday destination just off the coast of Valencia in Spain.  It is one of the three Balearic Islands, and sits in the calm blue waters of the Mediterranean sea.  Also known as the White Isle, reflecting it’s stunning sandy beaches, it’s been very popular with party goer’s and clubbers over the years.  Ibiza has a lot…

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10 Ways To Make Travelling In Europe Easier #Travel #TTOT

Travelling in Europe is an exciting prospect for lots of people.  It offers a wide range of diverse cultures, stunning and historic architecture as well as some of the most amazing foods that the world has to offer.  Whether you are visiting a destination in Europe for a week, a month or a year you will want to make the most…

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Review: Having Fun With My First Scalextric

When I was growing up I remember having a Scalextric set.  I think it was to keep my Dad happy as much as me, but it definitely worked on both counts.  We loved racing the cars round the track back in the day, so when I was offered a My First Scalextric for the girls to review, I had to…

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Audi Q3 S Line Edition 2.0 TDI Quattro Review @AudiUK

A few weeks ago, someone backed into our car.  It was the most ridiculous accident.  I was driving into a car parking space and the car parked next to it just started to reverse.  I watched in complete amazement, waiting for the sound of the crunch as there was literally nothing I could do about it.  As the accident was…

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My Christmas Family Holiday Wishlist #travel #familytravel

For years, we went away for Christmas and to be honest I miss it.  We used to travel to Scotland to see family and it was really magical.  There is something about leaving the day to day chores behind you, and going to somewhere where you can just enjoy being.  It might be being outdoors, being with family or being…

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Review: Playing With Sands Alive Glow and Create Set

Recently, we’ve been lucky enough to try out the new Sands Alive Glow and Create set from John Adams.  We reviewed Sands Alive a while back, so we were keen to see what this latest toy from the range was all about.  How was the sand going to glow?  It seemed a little bit to good to be true. We…

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Tips For Getting Through Christmas For Busy People

Now it’s December, and time is ticking away, Christmas will be with us before we know it.  I think it can be one of the busiest times of year for lots of people, and if you already have a lot on with work and family life, Christmas can soon become very overwhelming.  In the run up to Christmas I’ve been…

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The Classic Doll is Back! Tiny Tears Doll Review

As you may have guessed already, my daughters love dolls.  It’s the toy that they most enjoy exploring real world play with and like to explore what caring for a baby maybe like.  Tiny Tears is one of the original doll brands, and you might well remember playing with her yourself as a child.  Well now you can relive your childhood memories…

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