Easy Slimming World Ham & Mushroom Carbonara Recipe

When I come up with a new slimming world recipe, I’m going to share it here on the blog.  If your not already subscribed head over to the side bar on your right now and pop your email address in where it says ‘Get Free Updates’, to make sure you don’t miss out on the latest blog post. We had…

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Is #SearchingYourSymptoms Online Always A Good Thing? @LloydsOnlineDoc

The internet can give us useful medical knowledge, which we can find empowering especially when it comes to booking our holidays or travelling to new destinations.  Before I visit a new country, I like to search for travel vaccinations from Lloyds Pharmacy Online Doctor to see if I require a Typhoid vaccine or Diphtheria, Polio & Tetanus Booster before my visit.  It can…

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Essential Travel Guide to Hiring a Car Abroad #TTOT

Are you looking to hire a car for your next international trip? Getting wheels that will enable safe, comfortable and hassle-free travels abroad can be awfully unsuccessful if you are uninformed and make a hasty purchase online or at the airport. However, making informed car hire decisions ensures you get great rental deals, go to the best firms, avoid common…

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3 Ways to Save Big on Short Haul Flights From the UK #Travel #TTOT

I have to confess to being slightly obsessed with booking cheap flights.  When it comes to family travel I’ve told you many times how I have to get as much holiday for our money as possible.  My husband likes to keep my holiday spend on a tight leash and hasn’t increased the travel budget for many years.  I’m convinced it’s…

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Things to Consider Before Moving with your Kids to Another Country

Moving to a new country with your family can be thrilling and fun, but also hectic and nerve wracking. The transition is an important moment for all, especially with kids involved. Making sure that everybody is on the same page, and the move is explained thoroughly to all of the family members is fundamental for the process to go smoothly.…

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Driving Experience Days Out Ideas

Many people enjoy driving, but no everyday journey can beat a special driving experience. There are many opportunities to experience the thrills of driving beyond the normal boundaries and in vehicles that offer unique experiences. What follows briefly describes some of those fun times. Supercar Experiences Climbing behind the wheel of legendary marques such as Lamborghini, Ferrari, Aston Martin or…

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3 Ideas for Celebrating National Random Acts of Kindness Day

This year, National Random Acts of Kindness Day falls on 17 February – a whole day dedicated to carrying out good deeds. With so much going on in the world at the moment, it’s the ideal time to go out of your way to spread a little happiness. To help you celebrate this day, here are three simple yet kind…

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Easy Triple Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

Social media has been full of heart shaped cookies for Valentines Day, but there are some men who like their cookies a bit chunkier.  I really wanted to make my other half some cookies as a treat, but wanted something a more man sized, and a bit more rustic looking.  He likes big cookies, and is always buying those bags…

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Are You Wasting Your Time With The London Underground?

When I visit London these days, I quite enjoy going on the London Underground.  My daughter loves the underground trains in the tunnels, and they are definitely one of her highlights of being able to visit the capital too.  When we see the faces of the commuters using the Tube day in and day out, I know that for us…

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Places To Get The Best Selfies In Budapest #TravelTuesday #TTOT

Despite covering an area of 203 square miles, many of Budapest’s major landmarks and attractions are within walking distance of each other. A day spent strolling along the banks of The Danube alone is enough to guarantee some memorable photographs of this remarkable city. Below are some of Budapest’s best destinations. Fisherman’s Bastion This Gothic, neo-Romanesque structure and Disney castle…

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Where To Eat In #Nottingham: Griddle & Shake Review @GriddleandShake

Eating out as a family is really important to us, whether it’s going to a restaurant or we are looking for a more casual experience.  Even though we live here, I often find myself asking google ‘where to eat in Nottingham’ or ‘where’s a good place to get burgers’ as I’m interested in where people are recommending.  There are always…

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The Ultimate Guide To Making Family Travel Easier

We are a family who loves to travel, as you’ve probably guessed already.  It’s taken some practice to make getting around with 2, and sometimes 3 kids, stress free but we are starting to feel like we’ve nailed it from where to take the family on holiday to making packing for the kids as easy as possible.  Family road trips?…

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#Win! £50 PayPal Cash #Giveaway For Spring #Competition

The days are getting longer and it won’t be long before the weather starts to get a bit brighter too.  Spring is just around the corner, and we think that’s something to celebrate. Kaz (from Ickle Pickles Life & Travels) and I want to bring a little sparkle to your 2017.  It’s meant to be a time of optimism and possibilities, so…

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What is Warwick Castle Like? Our Family Day Out @WarwickCastle

Everybody we spoke to about Warwick Castle raved about what a great day out it was, so when we visited Royal Leamington Spa for the weekend, we knew we had to go.  We took the girls to Cardiff Castle last year and we were really impressed with how much they enjoyed it.  You might not think that a castle is the ideal place…

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What Children’s Books We Are Reading + #Giveaway

Every few months I like to update you on what children’s books we have discovered and this post is going to be dedicated to three great titles we’ve been sent from Maverick Publishing.  Maverick pride themselves on championing new authors and emerging illustrators and the collection of books we have received from them really showcases that. As Nice As Pie…

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Exploring The UK With Premier Inn: Going To Warwick

We’ve been thinking a lot about where we want to visit in the UK this year as a family.  One of our travel goals for 2017 is to show the children more of the country where they live.  We are lucky enough to have a lot of beautiful countryside, really historic places as well as some truly stunning coastline to…

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How I’m Feeling After Seeing My Dad

When Daddy got back from America. I told him I was going to see my Dad.  It wasn’t something we had really spoke about before he left.  We were to busy dealing with his fear of flying, and to be honest this is very much about my story.  The next day, I dropped the kids off at nursery, and ferried…

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The 5 Best Family Friendly Beaches In Menorca #TravelTuesday

Later this year, we are heading to the island of Menorca for the first time for a family holiday.  When I found out that this relatively small island had 70 beaches in total I decided I needed to narrow it down a little.  We are staying on the island for a week, and we need to know where the best family friendly…

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Some Musings On Religion and Play Group

Religion isn’t something I often talk about, but something happened this week and I have a few things to get off my chest.  I go to a play group every week with my two year old, and it’s happens to be based in a church.  It’s a lovely playgroup, with some amazing volunteers, a great structure, lots of different toys…

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