Our first visit to Winter Wonderland in Manchester

December 12, 2017 admin 0

Last night we were invited to the Winter Wonderland in Manchester for some festive fun. This was our first visit and although I had heard all about it I still wasn’t sure what to expect or how an indoor theme park would actually work. We hadn’t told the boys where we were going just that it was an adventure, so when we arrived and were welcomed by elves, a winter bear, a dance show and a […]

Learning to drive at 5 and 7 with Admiral young driver

November 8, 2017 admin 0

During half term the boys were invited by Admiral young driver  to Manchester for their first driving lesson. Yes, you read that correctly my 5 year old and 7 year old were invited for a driving lesson and boy were they excited. I’m not talking about a go kart lesson or a car that is on rails but a lesson in a firefly care that the boys control themselves.  For all their excitement I was matching […]

Win tickets to Winter Wonderland

November 1, 2017 admin 17

Christmas is now less than two months away so it is absolutely time to start planning your festive activities and what a great way to kick them off then by wining 4 tickets (two adults, two children) to the incredible Winter Wonderland in Manchester.   Your tickets will get you and your family  entry to the UK’s largest indoor Winter Wonderland and Christmas attraction in Manchester on Monday 11th December at 6pm. Here you will […]

Smiggle, stationery that makes us smile

July 12, 2017 admin 0

We were first introduced to the world of Smiggle back in July 2016 when we were invited as a family to the launch of their new range at the their Manchester store. We had a wonderful morning and left with a selection of fun and interesting pieces of stationery and small toys. Since then we have included Smiggle items in the boys Christmas stockings and have purchased items as gifts for their friends birthdays. Since […]

My first experience of a blogging conference with Blogon

May 22, 2017 admin 2

On Sunday I attended my first ever blogging conference with Blogon in Manchester and to say I was a nervous wreck would be an understatement. I booked it on a whim a few months ago after a couple of glasses wine, a shot of courage and chaser of inspiration and then shut it from my ever anxious mind until the day itself. Well, that day was yesterday and I survived, just! I left with plenty […]

Smiggle where a smile meets a giggle

July 5, 2016 admin 3

At the weekend my boys and I got to visit the Smiggle store in the Arndale centre at Manchester for a V.I.P blogger event. I made out like it was for the boys but being a teacher I am a bit of a stationery nut so it was as much for me as it was for them. Smiggle, if you haven’t already worked it out, is a stationery shop with the cutest strap line ever […]

Could Heinz tomato sauce be about to make my dream a reality?

April 15, 2016 admin 1

I have always dreamt of living off the land, growing my own vegetables and keeping a couple of chickens to lay fresh eggs for breakfast every morning. The idea of my two boys growing up to be self sufficient, green fingered and lovers of vegetables was my idea of the perfect family, all working together on the allotment in peace and harmony. Luckily I woke up before I moved us all to the country and […]

Gino’s at the Corn Exchange, a hidden gem in plain sight

February 18, 2016 admin 0

We all know I love a doing a review, I get to have a look at a new place or try a new product and then dish the dirt or rave about it to everyone, so when I heard the corn exchange were looking for bloggers I didn’t hesitate to get in touch. This time however it wasn’t my opinions they were interested in (I know can you believe it!) the corn exchange wanted my […]

Thanks to Lady Lush

February 1, 2016 admin 0

In a world where we love to complain, where as a nation we are quick to criticise and as people we love nothing more than having a good whinge I thought it was about time that I stopped to recognise a genuine act of kindness. Last week my family and I went on a trip to Manchester and on our way back to the car with two very tired boys I spotted a Lush shop and chanced […]