Top tips for a weekend break in Barcelona

March 9, 2017 admin 3

For my mums 50th birthday my brother and I decided to treat her like she treated us for our 21st’s, so we booked a surprise weekend away, just the three of us (hoorah no kids!).   After a lot of deliberation we finally agreed on Barcelona and I am so glad we did. We had the most amazing weekend, full of culture, wine and plenty of laughs. Here are my top tips for a weekend […]

Our trip to the Wyevale Christmas grotto

November 29, 2016 admin 0

This weekend was the start of our Christmas festivities and no such plans would be complete without a trip to see Father Christmas. We were invited to visit the grotto at Wyevale garden center in Nantwich and the children coldnt wait to tell him what they wanted. We had never been to Wyevale before and were amazed to find that it was so much more than a garden center, with shops, cafes, crazy golf and […]

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My trip to the Very dresses event in Liverpool

November 23, 2016 admin 0

Last week I attended the very dresses event in Liverpool and was asked to create a poem about my experience. Poetry is not my strong point but here goes…….     One of the best things about blogging is an event, most of mine are usually aimed at the boys. We go  out for the day, or even the night, and eat food and play with plenty of toys.   But last week was totally […]

How to have a fun day out without breaking the bank

September 4, 2016 admin 0

Everyone loves a good family day out but sometimes it feels impossible to enjoy the nicer things in life and visit the most talked about attractions when you have to pay for tickets for a whole family, in our case two adults and two children, especially during school holidays when you have so many days to fill. I am a big believer in accessing free events and attractions but every now and the we do […]

My syn free love affair with little’s

August 26, 2016 admin 3

I never used to drink coffee and then I had kids, one of which NEVER seemed to sleep and so my relationship with coffee started to develop. A few years later I became a teacher and then my relationship with coffee grew into a full blown love affair and now coffee is fast becoming my one true love.   It’s always there when I need it, it never judges me, and well, basically helps me […]

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Free family fun at Warrington with VPX

August 16, 2016 admin 2

Today we headed over to VPX, a community organised event in Warrington. I had only planned on popping in with the boys for an hour or two but we ended up staying for 6 hours and even watched everyone pack up and leave as we enjoyed our ice creams in the last of the sunshine. The day was full of activities for children of all ages to encourage them to try new sports  and with the […]

Free family day out at Rice Lane City Farm in Liverpool

June 17, 2016 admin 4

This half term has been wonderful, not only was I lucky enough to have a full week off with my boys but we were also blessed with the most amazing weather, making it the perfect time to explore new out door places. As most parents will agree, with school holidays comes the added expense of entertaining the children, so free days out are always welcome. I did some research into free days out in Liverpool […]

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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 […]

Our Christmas sparkle was stolen by Broomheath plantation :(

December 16, 2015 admin 0

5 weeks ago my family and I took our annual trip to the Broomheath plantation to pick our Christmas tree. It was a lovely day spent hunting for the perfect tree to fit in our living room to be tagged ready for us to chop down ourselves in December. On Saturday we went with our two very excited boys (5 and 3) to cut down our tree, take it home and decorate it. Despite the […]

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A family day out at Lakeland Maize Maze

November 23, 2015 admin 0

During the last school holidays my family and I spent a wonderful weekend in one of our favourite UK places, the Lake District. We stayed in Ambleside at the Youth Hostel and visited the Pencil Museum, Bowness and Lakeland Maize Maze. The Maze is situated in Kendal about and definitely worth a trip if you are up that way. My boys love being outside, running and climbing and generally being boys so I was really […]