What do you need to know before …

If you are thinking about going on a trip abroad for the first time in a long time, or perhaps for your first time ever, then you might well be feeling a little apprehensive about the experience. After all, it can be frightening to suppose that you don’t know what…

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Staying fit on your family holidays

Family holidays are meant to be fun experiences where you get time to de-stress and enjoy each others company. This means that you tend to be a little (or a lot) less strict about what you eat, how much activity you take, and various other things pertaining to your health…

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Choosing a motorhome

Having a motorhome in property is something you have always wanted and, finally, you have already opted to launch yourself into an adventure, but when it comes to selecting the model, you probably don’t know where to start! Maybe you like them all! If this is familiar to you, it…

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Essentials for flying with kids

Long or short-haul plane travel can be testing at the best of times! However, when you have the kids in tow, things can go downhill really quickly, especially if you don’t make sure everyone is comfortable. Happily, there are some smart ways that you can make even the longest of…

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How to travel with a big family

Travel can be an absolute nightmare when you have a particularly large family, as taking an airplane to your destination is generally an extremely expensive venture that you may not be able to afford, and the general stress of having to look after so many people in a new environment…

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Celebrating 13 years together

Last Monday, it was 13 years since Simon and I had been on our very first date. We celebrated by having a rare date night. We went to a BBQ restaurant that we’ve been wanting to try for a while, the food was fab and it was lovely to spend some quality time…

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A day at the races

On Saturday we went to Ascot races with my parents. It was their 50th Wedding Anniversary in April, so for their gift we’d booked a day at the races. Obviously we couldn’t let them go alone, so Simon and I went too! We had an absolutely amazing day. The weather, which…

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A trip to Portugal

Last week we went to Vilamoura, which is in Portugal. We went a couple of years ago for my Dad’s 70th birthday and had a great time, so when decided with my parents where they wanted to celebrate their Golden Wedding Anniversary, Vilamoura seemed like the perfect choice. We set…

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Half term adventures – Twycross Zoo

During last week’s half term, my mum and I decided to take all the kids to the zoo for the day. Twycross Zoo is about half an hour drive from us and we haven’t been for a few years, so I was really looking forward to it. When we first…

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Alton Towers Santa Visit

We had a great day at Alton Towers today. We’d heard great things about the Santa Sleepover and when we called to enquire, we discovered that you can also just visit for the day. As we only live an hour away it was a much better option for us. We…

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A day of rest and relaxation – Eden …

Last Friday it was my lovely mum’s birthday. She does so much for us, so I always like to make sure I buy her something extra nice. This year I decided to treat her (and me) to a day at Eden Hall Spa at Nottingham, the week after. I love having…

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