review of cholmondeley castle

Our review of Cholmondeley Castle Estate and Gardens

July 23, 2018 admin 0

Last weekend we drove out to Cholmondeley Castle Estate and Gardens which is one of very few Castles in Cheshire and is hidden away in the beautiful countryside. None of us had ever been to Cholmondeley Castle Estate and Gardens before but since getting our National Trust passes we have all started to love going for walks round beautiful gardens and even the boys enjoy visiting places like these with the tiddler pointing out all […]

A hidden gem in Menorca

July 17, 2018 admin 0

This time last year my family and I were on holiday in Menorca. It was our first time visiting the island and we certainly weren’t disappointed. Menorca is one of Spain’s Balearic Islands near the Mediterranean sea but unlike the neighboring islands of Ibiza and Majorca it is a little quieter which is why we chose it as our destination whilst travelling with young children. We decided to stay in an all inclusive holiday complex […]

Boulder hut

Everything you need to know about Boulder Hut

July 17, 2018 admin 8

If you follow our blog or social media channels you will know that instead of children I have two monkeys that look like children. They are forever climbing, hanging upside down and chasing each other around, so we often spend lots of time outside or at places where they can burn of all their excess energy. The problem we have is that most places that are suitable are quite far from where we live and […]

MUA masterclass

Celebrity MUA masterclass in Manchester

July 11, 2018 admin 0

When I first started writing my blog it was my little piece of pink in a world full of a blue, in other words it was my release to be girly, write about make up and clothing and escape the constant refereeing and child wrangling that had become my life after having two boys. However this quickly became more about them than it did about anything girly and instead I now find myself reviewing family […]

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National chocolate day competition

July 7, 2018 admin 7

Today is National Chocolate Day, which let’s be honest, should be made a national holiday and is clearly not celebrated enough. So in a bid to right this wrong I will be honoring this genius idea of a day with a competition, giving you the chance to win a fantastic chocolate bundle. Not only is there enough chocolate to keep you going for at the least a full day (or month) but I have also […]

monkey forest

A review of Trentham Monkey Forest

July 5, 2018 admin 6

Last week my family and I went to Trentham Monkey forest,which is an outdoor attraction that houses 140 monkeys all roaming free. I was super excited abut this as monkeys are my favourite animals ever since I studied animal psychology and spent two weeks at Chester zoo analysing their every move. We decided not to tell the boys where we were going instead we gave them clues along the journey, which despite the multiple signs […]

glamping in stratford-upon-avon

The camping essentials you didn’t know you needed until now

July 4, 2018 admin 0

Over the last 4 years my family and I have started going camping and now we enjoy at least one trip each year where we try and leave the technology behind and just enjoy the great outdoors, fresh air and being together. This usually translates as making the kids go for walks in the rain and then refereeing the fights in the tent but for whatever reason we all enjoy ourselves and look forward to […]

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#MyYearofGiving the 6 month mark

July 2, 2018 admin 0

#myyearofgiving Six months ago I decided not to make any new years resolutions as such but to do two things, one was to say yes to the boys more when they ask to do stuff instead of worrying about the mess or time and just let them have fun and the second was to give back to the world more with #myyearofgiving.   The idea of  my year of giving project was to encourage myself […]

teacher gift ideas

End of year teacher gift ideas

July 1, 2018 admin 0

As the end of the academic year draws to a close most parents and some children will start to think about buying their teachers a little thankyou gift to show their appreciation but the big question is what do buy for a teacher? Some parents have more than one child and some children have more than one teacher so the gifts can easily mount up in price quickly so £10 and under is usually a […]

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The magic of my name personalised books

June 29, 2018 admin 0

I am a huge lover of personlaised gifts. I have said it time and time again, I think they just show that little bit of extra thought has gone into buying a present for someone and they then become special keepsakes that you are more likely to cherish over the years.   I am also an avid reader. I love books so much that I even joined a book club in January and now meet up […]