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The Snowman Tour is returning for 2019

September 9, 2019 admin 0

It may only be September but summer is already starting to feel like a distant memory and those super organised people among us will very soon, if they haven’t already, be starting to not only think about Christmas but will be bagging up those early bird tickets for all the best festive events coming our way this winter. One such event that is not to be missed and that is bound to sell out quickly […]

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Personalised clothing by Sonality

September 4, 2019 admin 0

I am a huge fan of personalised items and often buy personalised gifts for family and friends with my favourites usually being personalised books. However, I have recently been introduced to a company called Sonality where you can order personalised clothing for babies, children and adults. Now my initial reaction was that I am not a huge fan of kids walking round with their name on the outside of their clothes as if a stranger […]

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Pirates and Mermaids at Sea Life Manchester this summer

August 23, 2019 admin 0

This summer the boys and I were invited to Sea Life Manchester and the Legoland Discovery Centre Manchester  for the day. We had visited Sea Life Blackpool before but never the one in Manchester and so we were very excited about our visit. For anyone who has never heard of, or visited, one of the Sea Life centres across the UK they are basically large aquariums that give you the opportunity to get up close and […]

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This year we have opted for Treads school shoes and here’s why

August 18, 2019 admin 1

I don’t know about your kids but mine seem to go through school shoes like you wouldn’t believe, especially my eldest. It doesn’t seem to matter whether we buy their shoes from a well known brand or a high street supermarket, within a matter of weeks they are scuffed and looking messy and within no time at all they have worn away the fronts, or the soles, or both, and need a new pair before […]

Is Stratford-Upon-Avon Butterfly Farm worth a visit?

August 14, 2019 admin 0

Last week the family and I were lucky enough to get the opportunity to return to one of favourite UK destinations, Stratford-Upon-Avon where we once again stayed with the YHA in one of their pods. Having been before we knew the area and what to expect but also wanted to explore somewhere new, so when we got the opportunity to visit Stratford-Upon-Avon Butterfly Farm we thought it sounded like a lovely family attraction.   Now […]

treetop adventure golf in Manchester

Treetop Adventure Golf in Manchester

August 9, 2019 admin 0

A couple of weeks ago we visited Treetop Adventure Golf in Manchester for the first time and here is our review along with a couple of top tips to help you get the most out of your visit. Our experience of Treetop Adventure Golf in Manchester We arrived at Treetop Adventure Golf in Manchester at about 12pm on a school holiday day so it was reasonably busy, however the staff on the till were quick and […]

The Mokee Wool Nest and Mini Pod

July 31, 2019 admin 0

We are currently 5 and a half months pregnant with our third baby having left it nearly seven years since we had our last. This time round has been different in many ways and I am amazed just how much has changed in what I consider a relatively short period of time. For example when we were having both our boys our go to shop for everything baby related was Babys’R’Us which of course no […]

Nozstock festival review

Our Nozstock festival review from 2019

July 29, 2019 admin 0

This year we have been on a few new adventures as we dipped our toes in to the world of family festivals. We started with a one day festival close to home and then tried a few different types of full blown weekend camping festival experiences and boy have we had fun along the way. Our most recent family festival experience was at Nozstock: The Hidden Valley in Herefordshire. Before we committed to any festivals […]

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The perfect maternity leggings by Love Leggings

July 15, 2019 admin 0

I am currently 5 and a half months pregnant with my third baby and from about 3 months pregnant my clothes have felt uncomfortable and tight, especially my jeans and trousers. This wasn’t the case with the first two and it took me by surprise as I hadn’t considered moving into maternity clothing so early but I guess every pregnancy is different.   The very first piece of maternity clothing I wore this time round […]

Why Coral Island Blackpool is more than just an arcade

June 25, 2019 admin 0

Last week my family and I were invited to Coral Island Blackpool for the day. Having grown up in Blackpool before leaving at the age of 18 my husband and I are always keen to share our memories of our childhood and home town with the boys and so we relished the idea of a day playing in the arcades on the sea front with them. In my minds eye Coral Island was the biggest […]