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Ustickers saved the day and earned me some mum points

April 28, 2017 admin 0

You can personalise anything and everything these days, in fact I bet there is even a website to personalise your underwear if you so desired. Not that I am complaining I’m a sucker for a personalised gift, maybe not my knickers though. Anyway, personalised items are great keepsakes and are brilliant for sharing memories and being nostalgic but they rarely have an actual use, so I was pretty impressed with myself last week when I […]

How do you keep your home secure?

April 28, 2017 admin 0

The other day I was talking to a friend about our recent renovations and how, now that our house is nearly complete and we have spent a lot of money doing it up, we are thinking of updating our home security system, to which I got the strangest response “just buy a fake kit!”. Now this conversation went on for a while and turned into more of a debate and even now I still can […]

Educational quizzes to help prepare for Key stage 2 and beyond

April 22, 2017 admin 6

As a parent and a teacher I am a firm believer that education is important, children should be encouraged to learn both in school and at home. However, I am also a firm believer that education should be fun and that children should learn without realising that they are being taught or lectured at, the stress should be removed and the experience should be enhanced. From reading my blog you will know that I am […]

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An anniversary afternoon tea at Patisserie Valerie

April 19, 2017 admin 0

This weekend my husband and I celebrated 6 years of marriage and as part of my gift to him we went for afternoon tea at Patisserie Valerie at Cheshire Oaks. Now had you asked me a few years ago how I would celebrate anniversaries, or in fact how I would spend any child free time we managed to get, I can assure you an afternoon tea would not have been my answer. It would have […]

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It feels like going home

April 15, 2017 admin 0

Although we do love going abroad as a family, we also love a staycation and with two children we now find that this is a much more cost effective way to holiday and we have just as much fun. We spent (roughly) 24 hours in the Lake District at the start of the week, sleeping in a tipi near Troutbeck, courtesy of YHA Winderemere and we had an amazing time. I love the Lake District, the sheer […]

A mini adventure with YHA

April 14, 2017 admin 2

During the Easter holidays we were lucky enough to be able to fit in a mini adventure to one of our favorite places, the Lake District, which in itself was enough to get the boys excited but what I hadn’t told them was that we would be staying in a tipi, courtesy of the Youth Hostel Association. This I was keeping a surprise until we arrived. I have always been aware of the YHA but it […]

FREE Easter activities in Chester

April 1, 2017 admin 0

The boys broke up from school and pre school yesterday for Easter and I am lucky to be able to have almost the full two weeks off with them. However, I know that the best way to avoid an argument filled holiday period is to keep them busy, with fun filled days exploring new places and learning through new activities. This doesn’t have to cost a fortune if you know were to go, so I […]