flavoured gins by aldi

Have you tried the new flavoured gins at Aldi?

August 8, 2018 admin 0

It seems to me that alcoholic drinks have seasons a bit like fashions, with trends that people follow and then unfollow in quick succession. Looking back the first trend I can remember was the flavoured vodkas when I was in my late teens early twenties, although there wasn’t that much choice back then so we would often make our own using skittles if we couldn’t find a flavour we liked. Then in my late twenties […]

VR experience at legoland manchester

There is a new VR experience at Legoland Manchester

August 8, 2018 admin 4

Earlier this week were invited to go and try out the new VR experience at Legoland Manchester and boy were the kids excited. The tiddler was excited for the general day out as he hasn’t been to the Manchester Legoland discovery center since his 4th birthday when he was told he was too young for one of the rides, so he really wanted to go back so he could ‘finally’ go on it and the […]

family touch baby art

Family Touch baby art, not just for babies

August 3, 2018 admin 0

We were sent the Family touch baby art kit to review a few weeks back and it has sat in my office ever since because I kept putting it off wondering how I would manage to review a baby item when I no longer have babies. But last week I got it out for a closer look and figured we would just try it anyway. I used to love making these types of things when […]

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Our first visit to Tree Top Trek Manchester

August 2, 2018 admin 0

Tree Top Trek Manchester is a high rope course based in Heaton Park, Manchester. It is similar to Go Ape but does have some differences, the main one being that as well as the tree top trek they also have tree top nets that look amazing, think trampolines in the trees and you will have a better idea what I mean. We booked on the Tree Top Trek junior which is available for children from […]

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Upgrading the geography lessons with Wallsauce

August 1, 2018 admin 5

Two years ago I turned our spare room into my office and decided to add a map of the world to one of the blank walls. I wrote a post about this and about how we are adding stickers to it every time we travel and how we could use it for cheap and interesting geography lessons. After writing the post I had a lot of messages from fellow parents who told me that they […]

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My Year of Giving July

July 31, 2018 admin 0

I have just completed the 7 month of my year of giving project and I can’t believe how quick the year is going. My baby has just finished his first year in Reception and my eldest has just left year 3 and we are currently enjoying some down time over the holidays.   So far this project has taught me a number of things   1.) It is possible to give back without spending money […]

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The boys first experience of Go Ape Delamere

July 28, 2018 admin 0

To kick off the school holidays and as a treat for getting fabulous school reports we took the boys to Go Ape Delamere which is a high ropes course at Delamere Forest in Cheshire. I was really apprehensive about letting the boys do this as I struggle with letting them near heights, water, and basically anything else that can be seen as a potential risk, as well as the fact that at 8 and 5 […]

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Summer productions at The Epstein Theatre in Liverpool

July 27, 2018 admin 0

On Monday the boys and I were lucky enough to get some last minute tickets to watch Pinocchio: The boy within, at The Epstein Theatre in Liverpool. As a family we love a good show and try and go as often as we can but we had never been to the Epstein Theatre before and as Billy was working it was just me and the kids, so we decided to make a day of it […]

sea life blackpool

How to get the most out of your trip to the Sea Life Blackpool

July 25, 2018 admin 0

Not everyone that reads this blog will know this but I actually grew up in Blackpool and so did my husband, we lived there until we were 18 and then moved to Chester where we have stayed every since. Growing up in Blackpool meant that we had all the attractions on our doorstep but as locals we were able to visit out of season and avoid the crowds which was always a little bonus. One […]

Our A-Z summer list

July 24, 2018 admin 2

Every year the boys and I make a summer wish list. We compile a list of things that we would like to do over the school holidays and use it as a guide. It is in no way a “to do” list and the boys know that we may not complete everything on the list, especially if they fill it with expensive days out but instead we use if for ideas when we are stuck. […]