Tips to make going on holiday a little easier

Preparing for your summer holiday can be a stressful time especially if you have small children. Trying to remember everything but not take too much can prove to be a challenge. I am one of those types of people who wants to take everything, and then Doug will come along and look at me like I am crazy. I am usually very organised though from sorting out holiday insurance right up to remembering snacks and things to keep the kids occupied on the plane. Here are a few tip to make going on holiday a little easier. GO SHOPPING –… View Post


Both of my boys have wanted to try out bunchems for ages and when they got the chance to review a set they were very excited. If you have not heard of them before then Bunchems are small rounds balls which all stick together. They are soft but have tiny hooks which all link together when connected with another. They are really easy for children to work with and make whatever they wish. In the pack we got 200 Bunchems along with some eyes and unicorn horns and feet. I love the fact that these were also glow in the… View Post

We spent £5k on a whim

I was scrolling through Facebook a few weeks ago and saw a picture of one of our friends sitting by a pool, alcoholic beverage in hand, sun shining. I said…. Where are you? to which they replied saying they were in a brand new hotel in Greece. It look amazing and I couldn’t stop myself checking out the hotel. Just over 2 hours later we had book a 2 week holiday there for June 2019. It looked just amazing and the hotel is called the Euphoria resort from TUI. We fly in June 2019 from Gatwick on the TUI Dreamliner… View Post

The Magic of Mowtown

Last Summer saw the Magic of Motown – Under the Stars wow a 5000-strong crowd at Rochester Castle and similar numbers were left dancing in the aisles at Chepstow Castle, Leeds Millennium Square and London’s O2. Now seen by over a million people, it’s no surprise that The Magic of Motown is one of the biggest success stories in British theatre history. So, what better way to experience a night of pure entertainment than in some of the most beautiful outdoor venues that the UK has to offer. Prepare yourself for 40 back-to-back classic Motown hits, glittering costume changes, dazzling dance moves and… View Post

The Six Best Things About an AGA

The Six Best Things About an AGA When you have an AGA oven you’ll find that it’s not just a household appliance, it’s a state of mind. There’s thousands of homes in the UK and Ireland that couldn’t live without their AGA, and here’s six reasons why. Your AGA really can do everything There’s an oven or a hotplate for everything; from flash-frying vegetables to simmering an amazing sauce to roasting a joint of lamb to perfection, your AGA will do it all for you. It uses a gentler, radiant heat to do the business, rather than direct heat, which can dry out your food.… View Post

Must-Visit Cities for Families Travelling to Europe

Europe is a vast place, so it’s only natural that you’d feel a little overwhelmed when you’re trying to decide where to visit on your trip across the continent. Exploring cities can be perfect for families because it means that your kids don’t get bored the way they might in a more rural setting. There are always things to do and places to visit, with new discoveries to be found around just about every corner. But if you’re not sure which European cities your family should visit, here are some of the most family-friendly options that deserve your careful consideration.… View Post

We are going to Lapland

Many years ago back in 1993 when I was 6 years old my Mum and Dad took me to Lapland and still to this day I remember so much about it. We took a video recorder and have recently had the footage transferred from VHS to DVD and it really was amazing to watch. For the last couple of years I have wanted to take the boys and I wanted them to be old enough to remember everything but not too old to not believe in Santa, lets face it the magical part is seeing Santa isn’t it. As a… View Post

Wooden Labyrinth from BRIO Review.

When I was a lot younger I had a wooden labyrinth and loved it so much. I knew the boys would love it especially Little Man who is now 7. I think that at some point most people will have played or remember the wooden Labyrinth game. The game is made of wood and its made in my opinion to a very high standard. It is really easy to move with the little knobs on each side and 2 silver balls which are included. I think the game is fantastic for concentration because this game is not easy and requires… View Post

Happy 7th Birthday to my first born

Today Monday 7th May 2018 Little Man turns 7. I say this every year and most likely will forever but where does the time go. I actually can not believe he is 7 today and what ana amazing 7 years it has been with such a precious little boy. At times it has been challenging as it is with children but on the whole it has been a real pleasure to have you with us for this time. I hope you continue to grow and become more and more amazing as the years go by. We all love you so… View Post

Maintenance Tips to Prepare Your Home For Summer

Throughout the winter months you may find that your home starts to lose some of its character and sparkle. From blocked gutters through to cracked window ledges, the slightest issue can have a knock-on effect and result in your home looking dull and uninviting. With summer only a few months away, now is the perfect time to focus on the maintenance required to bring your home back to life, so that you can have a warm and welcoming home for those bright summer days! Bringing the Exterior Back to Life From September through to March we see a lot of heavy weather conditions, with heavy rainfall… View Post