Top 5 Events in Coventry to Hit This Summer

Coventry is one of the fastest growing cities of the U.K. It is a city that is rich in culture, unique and offers a wide range of things to do all year round.  Coventry really has moved into the 21st century with it’s head held high, leaving it’s somewhat dull reputation well and truly behind. From museums and theatres to various events, shopping and fine dining—Coventry is now an all time favourite with tourists and residents alike. Share This:

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Things To Do In France With Kids

France is so close to us, yet it isn’t a country we visit very often.  We have been to Paris a couple of times, and in my youth I ventured to Brittany, but that’s about it.  I am always plotting my next holiday, and I can see France featuring more and more in our family travel plans.  If you follow my blog at all, you might have picked up that my husband has an irrational fear of flying.  As he is getting older … Continue Reading »


Norwegian Epic Cruise Review

When we arrived onboard the Norwegian Epic we were a tad peckish.  All that travelling had made us a little on the hungry side.  The one thing you can always guarantee onboard a cruise ship is there will be somewhere to get some food.  I checked out the ships plan, and felt drawn to the Garden Cafe.  After a a few hours sat on a plane and cooped up on a bus, the Garden Cafe sounded like the perfect place for a weary traveller … Continue Reading »


Strive Footwear Review

Strive footwear were a completely new brand to me just a few weeks ago.  I was looking on Instagram and the lovely Kara from Chelsea Mamma was showing off her new pair of shoes.  I do like shoes, especially if they are pretty and look comfortable too.  My days of crippling heels and squashed toes are well and truly over, in favour of something flatter and more suitable for getting around and chasing kids in. Share This:


A New Living Room With Argos Voucher Codes

Do you mind if I’m completely honest with you?  I think we’ve known each other long enough for me to be able to tell you how it is.  My living room is a complete disaster.  There are toys everywhere.  There isn’t enough storage and we don’t make the best use of the space available.  I try and discuss this with my husband and his response is, ‘you need to get rid of stuff’.  This isn’t the most helpful response when you have a … Continue Reading »


#Win a Project Mc2 Doll + Experiment #Giveaway

I’ve just heard about a range of dolls that I would have absolutely loved as a young girl growing up.  If my daughters were a little bit older I would definitely be heading out to buy one of the character dolls from Project Mc2 straight away.  If you have a tween daughter you might have already heard of the TV show on Netflix.  It looks awesome! Share This:


The Special Things You Do For Your Baby

Everything about this year is reminding how quickly my babies are growing up.  My 2 year old is developing so fast, talking more and more each day.   She’s well and truly saying good bye to the baby days as she is wanting to do so much more for herself.  My 4 year old will be starting school in September and can’t wait to get into her uniform, even though it’s only June.  At the very other end of the spectrum, my big baby … Continue Reading »


Saving Valuable Time With Crowdfire

Blogging is hard work.  It’s not an easy ride by any stretch of the imagination.  If you are a blogger reading this, you will totally understand what I mean.  We are growing our own online small business and a lot of hours go into all that it entails.  Apps like Crowdfire are essential to help us grow and save time. Share This:


Can You Guess The Celebrity?

Who would like to do a quick quiz?  It’s super fun I promise, and will really make you chuckle.  I had a go at it recently, and some of the answers really surprised me.  If you have young children, I think you will really be able to relate to it too. Share This:


Tips For Cruising With Norwegian Epic + Room Tour

Welcome to the first blog post about my Mediterranean cruise on board the Norwegian Epic.  I was only away for 4 days, but there is so much to do on a cruise ship that it felt like I was away for ages!  You would never do or see so many varied things on a land holiday as you will on a cruise.  Waking up in a different port everyday, in itself is a very magical experience. I am going to kick off my series … Continue Reading »


On Holiday With HUGGIES® Little Swimmers®

We have had such a great time as Get Set, Splash bloggers for HUGGIES® Little Swimmers®.  Water fun is something kids and parents can get so much from and it can be such an easy and simple thing to enjoy.  As children’s activities go it can be easy on the pocket too. Share This:


#DoNotDisturb: Tips For Enjoying A Romantic Holiday

Whether you are going on a romantic holiday or not, there should alway be time for romance while you are away.  Going on holiday is such a special time for any couple.  Whether, like me you have children, or you haven’t reached that stage yet, it’s a time when you should be able to focus  on each other without the distractions of day to day life.  It’s a time you really should be able to enjoy each other’s company as well as the … Continue Reading »


Why I Want To Go Back To New York

New York and I have some unfinished business.  If you are a regular reader of my blog you will know that my teen son and I visited New York back in February.  It was amazing, we had such a great time together and created some amazing memories in the Big Apple.  It was particularly special for us as it could well be the last holiday I take with my son.  I hope it isn’t, but as an adult he is very clear what … Continue Reading »


Educational Play The Schleich Way

Schleich have been making educational toys for over 80 years and they certainly know what they are doing.  I have just been reintroduced to them for the purpose of sharing this post with you, but I definitely remember toys like this making an appearance at my school and nursery when I was a child.  There is something comforting about seeing a child play with a toy you are familiar with and that isn’t about the digital world. Schleich toys are about learning through imaginative … Continue Reading »


My Weekly Photo – Sunrise

Hello readers!  How are you all?  I hope you have had a fantastic weekend and that the weather has been kind to you.  Here in Nottingham it’s been a little on the wet side so when I was thinking about what photos to share with you this week, it had to be of the beautiful sunrise I was privileged to see on my recent cruise with the Norwegian Epic. Last weekend, I was lucky enough to fly to Barcelona and join a group of … Continue Reading »


Tips For Designing A New Family Bathroom

Our bathroom is really not how I would like it to be.  We moved into our current house nearly 3 and a half years ago now and we’ve done very little to it for one reason and another.  We, like a lot of other people we know, have decided to have children a little later in life. We moved house when our youngest daughter was 6 month’s old.  My husband finally realised that where we were going to live was going to make a … Continue Reading »


Bunny Jump & Learning To Share

Games aren’t just a fun thing to do with kids, but they also help to teach them new skills.  We were recently sent Bunny Jump from University Games to play with at home.  As well as wanting to review the new game that had arrived I wondered if it might help me out with a problem I’ve been having with my daughters. Share This:

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Cuddledry Poncho Towel Review

I’ve heard a lot about cuddledry towels online from various bloggers, and have been really keen to try one out for myself for a while.  When they agreed that we could test one out during our recent holiday to Spain it fitted in perfectly for us.  We knew we were going to be spending a lot of time in the pool and on the beach, so the cuddledry poncho towel was going to be well used.  With a glorious week of weather ahead of us, … Continue Reading »


A Family Holiday In The Canary Islands

It is no secret that I love to visit Spain.  I am a huge fan of the country, it’s culture and especially it’s food.  Add to all that glorious sunshine, beautiful sandy beaches and a glorious coast line and for me you have the perfect family holiday.  I have been lucky enough to visit mainland Spain a lot.  You’ll have heard me talk about Nerja a lot and our recent trip to Fuengirola. Share This:


What Would a 4 Year Old Buy For Father’s Day?

With Father’s Day coming up on Sunday 19th June, I thought it was about time I got my 4 year old daughter a little bit more involved in choosing a present for her Daddy.  I had no idea what a 4 year old would choose to buy for Father’s Day, so when we had some free time at home the other day I thought it would be an interesting conversation to have. In the name of being able to embarrass her in later years, … Continue Reading »


How To Book A Walt Disney World Holiday

A seed has been firmly planted in my mind that I want to take the family on holiday to Walt Disney World in Florida.  This seed is growing at quite a rate and I predict that we will be exploring the most famous theme park in the world in the next few years.  I would love to visit next year, but my husband came up with a few reasons why we need to wait a little bit longer.  It looks like we are … Continue Reading »


Celuu Online Clothes Shop Review

Celuu very kindly offered me an outfit to wear to the blog conference I attended recently in Manchester.  If you saw this post, then you’ll already know what they sent me.  I’m really keen to find a fashion brand that makes great clothes for real women, so I was super excited to be working with them and see what their range had to offer the curvier figure. Share This:


#inspiringtravelpics on Instagram

A while ago, my friend Kaz from Ickle Pickles Life and Travels and I talked about beginning a travel community on Instagram.  We both love sharing our own pictures of our travels and holidays, but we also enjoy seeing what other Instagrammers and travel bloggers are getting up to.  As with a lot of things, life gets in the way and all of a sudden #inspiringtravelpics was on the back burner.  Share This:


5 Must See Places in Norwich 

One of the best things about Norwich is its incredible history.  The Norwich of the past is still very much present in the towns’ beautiful modern landscape. There are so many fascinating places to visit within the town, but in a short break it would be impossible to see them all.  Starting with these 5,  from the Plantation Gardens to the Norwich Market, and you are guaranteed to learn a little more about Norwich history. Share This:


Tips For Buying A New Car

When our car went into the garage for it’s MOT and service, it managed to get through pretty much OK.  When my husband picked the car up, his chat with the mechanic revealed that there are likely to be a few things come up next time round that are going to be quite costly.  We use a garage that we trust, and take their word when they make these recommendations. Share This:

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Alpha and Omega Dino Digs DVD #Giveaway

With the weather being so unpredictable of late, you might be pleased to hear that Lionsgate have released Alpha and Omega Dino Digs just in time to keep your kids busy this half term.  Having a fun DVD to watch is also great for enjoying lazy pyjama days or some quiet time after a busy day out at the park. Dino Digs is the fifth adventure of our favourite furry wolf family.  Humphrey, Kate and the cubs move to a new home and make … Continue Reading »


My Weekly Photo – Luminarium at Lakeside Arts

Hello readers and welcome to a special Bank Holiday edition of My Weekly Photo.  As you might already know, my Little Pudding turned 2 this weekend, and we had a few things planned to celebrate.  As she is only two, we did’t do the whole party thing as I’m not convinced a child of that age gets much out of them.  She certainly won’t remember the experience.  Instead we did this….. Share This:


A Letter To My Two Year Old

Well my Little Pudding,  I cannot believe that you have become a two year old today.  Where has the time gone?  It doesn’t seem like 5 minutes ago that you made that speedy and slightly scary arrival into our world and made our family complete.  But things have changed so much.  You’ve gone from that tiny squidgy bundle of a baby to quite a hefty  toddler with a spirit to match. Share This:


Folly Farm Park Review

When we took our holiday in Pembrokeshire, one thing I really wanted to do was visit Folly Farm Park.  While we were staying at Bluestone National Park Resort, we were lucky enough to be able to spend lots of time with our friends,  Kaz and Pickle from Ickle Pickles Life and Travels.  They have become great friends of ours over the course of our blogging journey and it was lovely to be able to catch up with them during our holiday. As a surprise, Kaz very … Continue Reading »


Lalaloopsy Minis Style ‘n’ Swap Doll Review

I have to admit one of the great things about writing this blog is that it gives my daughters the chance to try toys that they might not otherwise get to play with.  We were recently sent the Lalaloopsy Minis Style ‘n’ Swap Doll Spot Splatter Splash set to take a look at and see what we thought. Share This:

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