How to show your children the magic of travel

One of the most beautiful gifts we can give to ourselves is the gift of travel. Travel can offer so much more than most people realise and is often overlooked for its educational benefits. Travel can offer insights into the culture and be an eye-opening experience for anybody. With travel being so beneficial, it is important to show your children the beauty and magic of travel from an early age. In today’s post, we are going to be taking a look at a few ways to show your children just how brilliant travel can be. Help Them Embrace Educational Trips…

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Winter fitness advice

Winter fitness advice

If you’re exercising or hoping to become fitter during the winter period, you’ll need dedication. Not only is it difficult to maintain a healthy weight when completely surrounded by beautiful foods and festive baked goods, but due to the busy social calendar, finding the time to do this can be difficult in itself. To that end, you’re going to have some real dedication. But that’s not to say that this is impossible or even unwise, it’s just that you’ll have to resist a few more temptations. You’ll also need to protect yourself well. …
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5 ways to save money when buying your next car

5 ways to save money when buying your next car

If you’re thinking of buying a new car but you’re unsure where to begin when it comes to saving money the don’t worry, you have definitely come to the right place. Although it may feel as though it’s impossible to save money whilst buying a new car, there are lots of tips and tricks you can pick up to help ensure you’re not spending any more than you need to. From buying second hand to considering finance options, the more research you do the better. With that in mind, here are 5 ways to save money …
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Life lately

Life lately

I’ve been a bit rubbish on the blogging front the past couple of months. The start of a new school year always seems to be so manic, that I’ve just struggled to fit in a bit of time for blogging. I thought it’s probably worth sharing a bit of an update of what we’ve been up to since we last blogged – a bit of a life lately type round up. I’m also conscious that I haven’t done a post about our summer hol, but am aiming to do it soon. So, what have we …
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Laser Battles at Intu Derby

Laser Battles at Intu Derby

We were recently invited to try out the Laser Battles experience at Intu Derby, here’s how we got on. Laser Battles at Intu Derby is a high-energy game that allows players to zap their friends in a dark maze, while ducking and diving behind neon and glow-in-the-dark obstacles. The experience has been designed to create a fast-paced challenge that’s fun for all ages. The experience lasts 20 minutes and families and friends are able to compete, in teams, against one another. The experience has been set up in one of the retail units, which provides the perfect space. We …
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Surefire ways to brighten up your home – and your life

Surefire ways to brighten up your home – and your life

Summer’s here and the sun is shining but, let’s be honest…does your home look just a little bit shabby? The bright light can really magnify every imperfection – but don’t panic! You can create the right ‘feel quickly.- with a bit of creativity. And when your home looks and functions better, you do too – so it’s well worth giving it a quick overhaul. Create the right ‘feel’ without breaking the bank Your first priority is to get everything fresh, bright and clean by making the space right and, yes, losing the clutter!    Rearrange your furniture  …
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Last minute summer holiday inspiration

Last minute summer holiday inspiration

The summer holidays are rapidly approaching, and with the awful weather we’re having I think everyone is super keen to swap grey skies and rainy days for a bit of sunshine. We tend to be super organised when it comes to holidays as it generally means we can get some good deals. However, if your family holiday plans are still up in the air, I would recommend taking a look at the Sunêlia Vacances 5* holiday parks, which are located in 24 prime locations across France. Now, I have to be honest campsites are not usual by sort of thing.&…
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Our trip to Las Vegas and Los Angeles – Part 1

Our trip to Las Vegas and Los Angeles – Part 1

We recently spent two weeks in Las Vegas and Los Angeles for a family wedding. Here’s what we got up to. When my youngest niece, Nicolle, announced she was getting married in Las Vegas we knew that we’d definitely be attending. We’re quite close, so I didn’t want to miss her special day. Also, Las Vegas and Los Angeles are both places that Simon and I love. We used to go to Vegas lots prior to kids, so it holds lots of great memories for us both. When we planned the trip, we thought we’d …
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Tips for planning your summer holiday in Spain

Tips for planning your summer holiday in Spain

Holiday planning is always exciting, but it’s something that need to be done carefully and in advance so that your plans can be capable of translating into a great holiday when the time comes. Spain is an understandably appealing holiday destination, whether people want to explore its big cities or head to its stunning coastlines for time on the beach. Here’s what you need to planning your Spanish getaway. Decide What You Want to do in Spain Spain has a lot to offer, so you first need to think about what you want to do while you’re …
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Essentials for travelling in the car with kids

Essentials for travelling in the car with kids

Keeping your kids entertained whilst in the car, whether this needs to be for 10 minutes of several hours, is often an absolute nightmare. Especially on a longer journey, it’s important that you put some measures into place to keep your kids attention and stop them from stressing out and losing it a couple of moment into your voyage. With these simple tips and investments, you can help to make the experience a little more bearable for everyone involved, so buckle your seat belt and keep reading to find how. Make Sure They’re Strapped In The most important thing …
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Easter weekend in London

Easter weekend in London

We recently spent Easter weekend in London with my mum and dad and had a great few days. Here’s what we got up to. Good Friday We got the train down to London quite early on Good Friday. When we arrived we headed to our hotel, the Premier Inn in Farringdon and dropped off our bags, before heading out to explore. Simon and I had been to London for the weekend back in August, for our wedding anniversary and we had visited Bubblewrap in China Town. I knew the kids would love it, so this was the first place …
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