Outdoor toys for all ages

July 25, 2021 admin 0

The summer holidays have officially started and outdoor play is, hopefully, what it is all about. Six weeks can seem like a long time and trying to fill the days with endless activities and days out can be hard but a few versatile outdoor toys can really help your children get creative outside without moaning that they are bored after 10 minutes. Here I have created a round up of some of our favourite outdoor […]

Things To Do With Your Family This Summer

5 Things To Do With Your Family This Summer

July 22, 2021 admin 0

Are you stuck on what to do this summer? Here are 5 things you can organise with your family that they’ll remember for a lifetime. Take a trip to the beach Now that the temperatures are heating up, it’s a perfect time to get your swimsuits out and take the kids down to some sandy beaches. It’s never a beach trip without a bucket and spade for the little ones and some games to play; […]

Can A Long Distance Marriage Work?

Can A Long Distance Marriage Work?

July 22, 2021 admin 0

Most married couples live together forever. However, there can be circumstances in which a long distance relationship may be necessary. Perhaps one of you has to move away for several months for work? Perhaps one of you is serving jail time? Or perhaps one of you has to look after a sick or elderly relative, while the other stays at home with the kids?  A LDR is something that you should carefully discuss before entering. […]

jobs for ex-teachers

Jobs for ex-teachers

July 22, 2021 admin 0

Since I left teaching in January, I have been contacted by a number of fellow teachers congratulating me on my courage to leave and explaining how, although they love teaching, the environment, the work life balance and unrealistic expectations is making them dread going to work every day and they too wish they could leave. The conversations often go the same way, with me discussing my choices and encouraging them to follow their dreams if they […]

Looking back on our best and worst parenting decision

July 22, 2021 admin 0

Separating the boys bedrooms was the best parenting decision we ever made. Or perhaps it was more that letting them share a room in the first place was the worst parenting decision we ever made, I’m not sure which. Either way the recent bedroom makeovers have created a much more peaceful bedtime routine and the tiddler, who turns into something resembling the hulk when he doesn’t get enough sleep, is starting to return to his […]

The Happiest Countries To Consider Living In

July 21, 2021 admin 0

Many of us travel lovers are constantly finding new countries that make us happy. And just like everyone, we seek happiness. And although many argue that happiness is within us, no matter where we are, there are other beliefs that happiness is also a matter of geography. And evidently, some countries are happier than others and here you can rad about those that are deemed the happiest countries to consider living in. But what makes […]

Things To Do In The Lake District

July 8, 2021 admin 0

Although we do love going abroad as a family, we also love a good UK staycation and with two children we now find that this is a much more cost effective way to holiday. We can go away a few times a year and we have just as much fun as if we were to go away abroad for 1 or two weeks. One of our favourite places to go is Windermere in the Lake […]


WIN A CarGoSeat with The Strawberry Fountain

July 3, 2021 admin 0

Our latest competition is being ran in conjunction with CarGoSeats and what better timing than right now with the summer holidays just around the corner. CarGoSeats are an award winning child’s booster seat and travel suitcase in one, perfect for kids that love to travel. They arrive fully assembled and fit effortlessly into any car. The luggage compartment has a 10 litre capacity and the extendable handle and two wheels makes it easy to manoeuvre.  […]


Running End To End | 874 Miles In A Year | Six Months In

July 1, 2021 admin 0

I can not believe that we are now half way through the year. Which, in turn, means half way though the Lands End to John O’Groats running challenge time wise. Thankfully we are more than half way through the miles having now ran a total of 480. However the end still seems a long way away and 394 miles feels like an awful lot left to do.   In may I wrote about how sickness struck […]

Things to do in Blackpool

June 28, 2021 admin 0

Blackpool is one of the most, if not THE most, famous seaside resorts in the UK.  It can be the perfect break away for families, couples and even stag and hen parties as there is so much to do whatever the weather. If you are planning your first trip and are looking for things to do in Blackpool then hopefully this post will help. Things to do in Blackpool  Madame Tussauds Madame Tussauds is situated […]