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Self employment – the six month mark

June 19, 2018 admin 0

In January I made the very scary decision to hand in my notice at the college where I taught, without a back up plan, without any savings, and without the faintest idea what I was going to do or how we would survive but with the support of my husband and the encouragement of my friends and family I handed in my notice to concentrate on my blog and the possibility of working for myself.   […]

A Day Out at Dunham Massey National Trust

June 18, 2018 admin 0

Since buying our National Trust membership last month we have now visited 4 places and are really enjoying exploring these new places. On Father’s day we decided to visit one close to home, Dunham Massey.   Dunham Massey is in Altrincham, Greater Manchester and about 40 minutes from Chester and is one of the largest National Trust placed in the North West.   Things to do? Dunham Massey is lovely for walks. There are some […]

A day out at Charlecote Park National Trust

June 16, 2018 admin 0

I recently bought a family pass for the National trust, It cost £115 for the year and apparently we can take up to 10 children with us, however I think I’ll just stick to our two thanks! We also got a £15 gift voucher to spend in the National Trust shops along side the passes which is great as I have my eye on one of their tartan picnic blankets so I think I’ll use […]

Moseley old hall

A day out at Moseley Old Hall National Trust

June 15, 2018 admin 0

In May half term my family and I went glamping in Stratford-Upon-Avon, an area we hadn’t visited with the children before and were excited to explore. As we had just bought our National Trust memberships that week we thought we would visit a few places during the trip. We stopped off at Wightwick Manor and Gardens on the way there, visited Charlecote Park during our stay and stopped off at Moseley Old Hall on the way home. […]

1st wedding anniversary gift ideas

1st wedding anniversary gift ideas

June 13, 2018 admin 0

It is traditional to give the gift of paper to celebrate the 1st year of marriage but trying to find a suitable and thoughtful paper gift can be harder than it sounds so I have put together a list of 1st wedding anniversary gift ideas and I hope it gives you some inspiration.   Personalised Wall Art A beautiful personalised wall art that can be framed to remind you of the special day one year […]

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Our visit to Wightwick Manor and Gardens National Trust

June 12, 2018 admin 2

During the May half term we went glamping in Stratford-Upon-Avon which is about 2.5 hours away from where live and as we were travelling with the boys we decided to stop off on the way. Two days before we left I bought a family pass for the National Trust so we decided to see if we could you use this anywhere around the half way mark and found Wightwick Manor and Gardens in Wolverhampton which […]

incorporating charity into everyday life

Incorporating Charity into Everyday Life

June 11, 2018 admin 1

In the fast-paced modern world, it can be all too easy to struggle to find time to do what you want to do. Daily life is filled with work, chores, family and friends – it’s a constant balancing act! However, this doesn’t mean that you can’t save time for what you want to do. Whether it’s catching up on your favourite TV show, delving into a good book or treating yourself to a pamper night, […]

how to teach your child to tell time

How to teach your child to tell time

June 8, 2018 admin 8

Although I am happy with the progress the boys are making at school I do try to help them along at home too and incorporate learning in our daily lives from cookery skills to geography and everything in between. Having done this I can honestly say that teaching a child to tell the time can be quite difficult and sometimes a bit exasperating, however I do think it is easier than teaching them to read!   […]

wine recommendations

Summer wine recommendations

June 7, 2018 admin 0

Well I doubt this will come as a surprise but I love wine. I never used to, but over the last couple of years it has been my drink of choice more and more and over the last 12 months I have even started to enjoy a glass or red which prior to that I could never understand why anyone drank the stuff. I’m not overly fussy with my wine but I do tent to […]

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Two nights glamping in Stratford-Upon-Avon with the YHA

June 4, 2018 admin 8

During the May half term my family and I were lucky enough to get the opportunity to go glamping in Stratford-Upon-Avon with the YHA. We have stayed with the YHA a couple of times now and really love their range of alternative accommodation that is available across the country so were excited to get the chance to try out the bell tents this time.   We chose Stratford-Upon-Avon as it is such a beautiful part […]