Teaching Your Child How To Drive

When your child gets to a certain age they will start to become interested in driving. It is a skill which most people will need to learn in their lifetime for independence and job opportunities, and as a parent you can start this learning curve fairly early in their lives. Of course, teaching your child to drive is not going to be the most stress free thing you’ve ever done: but it can be a really great way for you to bond with each other and also for them to learn an essential life skill. If you plan to teach… View Post

Preparing your Family for a Motorhome Trip

Booking summer holidays every single year can be challenging for families. Not only are you restricted by having to travel during the summer holidays, for example, but it can also be challenging to seek out diverse or unusual opportunities. With this in mind, a motorhome or campervan trips offers genuine value for families. Investing in such a vehicle is an investment that can save you money on accommodation in the longer-term, for example, while it also enables you to explore more unusual locations throughout the UK. If you are planning your first motorhome trip this summer, however, you’ll need to make sure that you’re fully prepared. So, here… View Post

Hot Accessories for Summer

It is hard to believe it with the snow and bad weather we have had recently but summer will soon be with us and it will be time to put the hat, scarf and gloves away and get your summer accessories out in the sunshine. Say goodbye to big winter coats and thermals, say a big hello to cool sunglasses and summer fashion! If you haven’t started planning for the warmer months just yet then maybe the following ideas will help you to get in the mood for the warmer times ahead: Sunglasses – Ray-Bans are still going to be hot this year, as they… View Post

Working from home and being a parent

Are you a parent who works from home? Do you struggle juggling working and looking after the kids, I am lucky that my eldest is now in school and the other goes to nursery 2 days a week. This really gives me a massive break that I need to do anything on the blog or on our Youtube channel. It can be so hard to get the right balance between working from home and looking after the children. I found it a real struggle to start with but with nursery and school I have found it so much easier to… View Post

Let it snow #beastfromtheeast

With the kids being 6 and 3 they have only seen snow very few times in their young lives. Well this week certainly bought us an amazing amount of snow and we all loved it. The school was closed and it was total chaos on the roads. Everything came to a stand still apart from the sledges. We enjoyed 3 days out in the snow and it was such a good few days, the kids loved it, I loved it but unfortunately Doug had to work. He was working from home but couldn’t come out and enjoy the snow with… View Post

Is it really important to service your car?

In our increasingly hectic lives fitting in the car service can seem like a pain. The car’s running fine and just passed its MOT so why would it need a service? What’s more it’s not compulsory so why bother? Surely it’s just an unnecessary expense? If the above sounds familiar you’re not alone. I am actually guilty of not getting my car serviced and it was due 6 months ago. I simply can not find the time to drop the car off, then getting some to pick me up to take me home and then take me back to the… View Post

Millennial Renting

    Did you know that 1/5 of houses in the Uk are privately rented? The average rent costing £927 a month with London being higher with an average of £1593 a month. This is an absolute eye watering amount of money to be paying in rent however a lot of people just have no choice but to rent. Whilst a lot of people could afford the mortgage they just can’t get the deposit together to get the mortgage. I am very lucky and in a position where I own my own home but a lot of my friends are… View Post

Spring clothes wish-list with Wearall

With Spring on its way, although it may not seem like it but it is! I have been looking at some lovely spring/ summer tops and dresses from Wearall. I may be a bit earlier but who cares. I am so ready for the warmer days and lighter nights. I have put together a wishlist of some lovely items I need in my spring/summer wardrobe.Which one is your favourite? Olivia tie fronted knitted jumper dress – £26 Savage short sleeve long crop top – £15 Emma Sequin Rock Eagle jumper – £26 Harley floral embroidered dip hem shirt – £25… View Post

An honest letter to the NHS

Dear NHS I just wanted to write a letter to let you know that although you are currently in ‘crisis’ you have never failed me or our boys. We have had to use you many times and each and every time I have been more than happy by the wonderful service you have provided. When I was 24 I used you to have a baby, I was induced and ended up with an emergency section. The care I received all the way through from first going into hospital to leaving with my baby with second to none. You did everything… View Post

Moving home means moving school

In October 2017 we moved home and we actually moved out of the area we were in. We haven’t moved too far away but at rush hour it can take about 30 minutes to do the school run back to the school Little Man is still at. In reality he needs to move school but I just can’t bare to move him as he is doing so well where he is, he has friends and he is settled. Thing is though if he moves school when it comes to moving to secondary school there is a much better choice of… View Post