Tips for planning your summer holiday in …

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 there. Do you…

Essentials for travelling in the car with …

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 to…

Perfect activities as your little ones grow

When you’ve got little ones, it’s easy to think that they’re going to stay little forever. However, we all know that kids grow up a whole lot faster than you expect. Obviously, that comes with all of the usual challenges. From outgrowing clothes at top speed to testing the limits of your authority, growing kids can often be pretty tough to handle. But there’s one thing that a lot of people tend to forget about one incredibly important part of parenting: keeping your kids entertained. After all, kids have a whole lot of energy and if they’re not using that…

Three ways to make gardening a family …

Collaborative post. If you are pondering when to mow the lawn for the first time this year, only to look outside and be greeted by a jungle like back garden, the idea of making it fit for purpose this summer could leave you suffering heart palpitations. Over winter every garden gets a tad overgrown. If yours is more triffid like, the chances are that you will need to commit to a couple of weekends of hard graft, or you could get a team in to clear it for you. However you choose to return to your green blank canvas, you…

Life skills your children need to learn …

Collaborative post. How well do you remember your teenage years? Many of us look back on those days with fondness. Not quite children and not yet adult, being a teenager was sometimes the best of both worlds, with a sense of freedom that was rarely afforded to us when we were very young, or that is presented to us as adults. There were those long summer holidays hanging out with our friends. There were times of adventure when we dared ourselves to do certain things, such as biking down the biggest hills and sneaking into movies that were rated higher…

Getting that hotel feeling in your very …

Collaborative post. We all yearn to get away from it all. We’re all excited by the prospect of travelling to new and far flung destinations, immersing ourselves in new cultures, meeting new people and experiencing exotic tastes, smells and sights. Yet, when our holidays are over we can feel as though we hit the ground with a thump. The quotidian familiarity of the home can look and feel positively bland when compared to the opulence of an overseas resort. If only there were some way to replicate that special feeling of luxury and indulgence that we get when staying in…

Five holidays to consider with kids

In today’s busy world it can be difficult getting quality time with your family. For us holidays are important as they allow us to switch off, take a break from our busy routine and spend quality time together. Holidays have also provided us with some of our best memories. With so many types of holidays to choose from, it can sometimes be a bit overwhelming, so we’ve shared five holidays to consider with kids. The first thing to remember is that variety is the spice of life. With this in mind, here are five ideas that are a little different…

Tips for affording a dream holiday

As a family of five, holidays can be expensive. Sometimes hotels won’t accomodate all five of us in one room, which can massively increase the costs. Add in five flights, car hire, food and spending money and before you know it a holiday can feel unobtainable. However, for us travel and holidays are always a priority and often come before other luxuries. Here our some of our tips for affording a dream holiday. By being inventive and thinking creatively, means you can finance your dream holiday without emptying your bank account. There are all kinds of options for people to…

My captured moment

There’s been so many special moments to choose from this week as all the children have been involved in nativity plays, which I’ll share photo’s from in a separate post. However, the moment I’ve chosen is the twin’s first night in big boy/girl beds. We’ve been putting off changing their cotbeds from cots to beds for a while. This was mainly due to worrying about the chaos it might cause at bedtime, but it was probably also a little bit of me not wanting to admit that they are no longer babies and that’s it for us – no more…

My captured moment

It’s been a while since I’ve linked up to the My Captured Moment linky, which is hosted by the lovely Heledd from Running in Lavender. It’s a lovely linky and I’d like to try and do it more often as it’s a lovely way to appreciate special little moments. This week I came across this photo. My Brother recently got married and this photo of me and Henry was taken during the service, right before Henry decided to start shouting and being silly, meaning that I had to take him out of the room! He looks so adorable in this…

Capturing our moments – November

You may have noticed that I’ve changed the name of this monthly roundup very slightly to ‘Capturing our moments’ instead of ‘Capturing the special moments’. I know it’s a very slight change and that’s because I want these posts to capture all the moments from our month. There may not be anything particularly special about them, in fact they could be quite ordinary and that’s fine. It’s these moments that I want to capture, so we don’t forget about the little things. October was pretty hectic for us, so I was quite looking forward to November being calmer. It turned…