mother' day gift ideas

Mother’s Day gift ideas

March 1, 2020 admin 0

Mother’s Day is only a matter of weeks a way giving you the perfect excuse to spoil your mum or those you see as a motherly figure in your life. Most mums, myself included, will be happy with anything and truly believe that it is the thought that counts. They will relish those chocolates, admire the flowers and enjoy the wine but if you are looking for something a little bit different then I have […]

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Our review of YHA Oxford 2020

February 26, 2020 admin 1

Over half term we were invited to stay at YHA Oxford for two nights in one of their family en suite rooms. We have stayed with YHA on a number of occasions over the past three years, in a variety of different accommodation types including; pods, bell tents and even a tipi but we have always been in more rural settings, never a city centre, so I was looking forward to seeing what, if anything, […]

St.Helens Theatre Royal – The Wizard of Oz

February 17, 2020 admin 0

Half term has landed and what better way to spend it than by travelling somewhere over the Runcorn bridge and following the beige brick road of St.Helens  to the bright lights of the Theatre Royal to watch one of their amazing panto’s, The Wizard of Oz.   For anyone not familiar with the age old story of Oz, it follows the dream of a young girl called Dorothy (Mia Molloy) and dog Toto (Buddy) who […]

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The Sugar Loaf Soap

February 17, 2020 admin 8

One of the best things about being a blogger is the opportunities it brings for me and my family. The majority of the time we are invited to family friendly attractions but a few times a year I am sent some goodies just for me and it always makes me smile, especially when those goodies are as beautiful as these ones from The Sugar Loaf Soap Company.   The Sugar Loaf Soap Company is a Welsh […]

Why Cornbury Music Festival is perfect for families

February 17, 2020 admin 0

Last year we took the boys to Cornbury music festival for the first time and had so much fun, it really was the perfect family festival; fun, friendly and most importantly, safe. We enjoyed ourselves so much that we are planning on going again this year when it runs from 10th – 12th July and our telling everyone we know all about it so they can come and join the fun too. If you have […]

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Celebrate Valentines Day with some sweet treats from Swizzels

February 2, 2020 admin 2

Valentines day is just around the corner and for some couples this is the ultimate holiday, for others it goes by un noticed, I would say my husband and I are some where in the middle. We always acknowledge it, buy each other a card and a token gift or two and then usually have a nice meal at home with a movie and a bottle of wine once the kids are in bed. This […]

The Elvie Breast Pump – Is it worth the money?

January 26, 2020 admin 0

In November we had our third (and final) baby and I knew that, like with our previous 2, I wanted to breast feed this baby if at all possible. However, I also knew that this wouldn’t work if I was as prudish, shy, and embarrassed when it came to feeding in public as I had been the last two times. You see due to the big gap between babies 1 and 2 and then baby […]

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The nursery makeover with Valspar paint

January 2, 2020 admin 0

When we were pregnant with our third baby we made the decision to keep the gender a surprise, although secretly I was convinced we were having a girl, which meant when it came to decorating the nursery we needed to opt for neutral colours. Having once been the tiddlers nursery it was already painted baby blue and white, not very neutral and a tad out dated having not been re decorated for 5 years so […]

Aladdin at st helens theatre royal

Aladdin at St Helens Theatre Royal 2019

December 16, 2019 admin 0

Christmas isn’t Christmas without a trip to the theatre to watch a festive panto and for us it has to be the Theatre Royal in St.Helens, one of our all time favourite theatres were Regal Entertainments Ltd never fail to put on a fantastic show and this years Christmas extravaganza is Aladdin, one we were very excited to watch. This year was our first time going to the theatre as a family of five and […]

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Winter Funland in Manchester

December 10, 2019 admin 0

If you are looking for the ultimate family Christmas experience this festive period then let me recommend Winter Funland in Manchester. Held at Event city it is one of the biggest indoor festive attractions aimed at families from age 3 plus (although under 3’s are also welcome) and for just the one entrance price you get 4 hours of all inclusive fun.   During your visit you can choose to do all or some of […]