Mummy Mondays – A Trip to LEGOLAND Windsor

During the school Easter holidays, just before we headed off on our honeymoon, Ed and I decided on a spur of the moment visit to Legoland as a treat for the children. Luckily there was a promotion allowing adults to go free with a full price child’s ticket on packs of Kellogs cereals at the time, as otherwise it would have been incredibly pricey. At £120 for the four of...

5 Things I Loved about the Secrets Playa Mujeres Hotel in Cancun, Mexico

A couple of weeks ago, Ed and I headed off on the very long journey to Cancun in Mexico for our honeymoon. We flew with Thomas Cook and stayed at the absolutely incredible adults only Secrets resort in Playa Mujeres. Our week long stay was simply amazing, and if it wasn’t for my intense fear of long haul flights and the anxiety attack I experienced on our flight back home,...

Style – Keeping Cool & Covered Up in Mexico with Miss Tunica

You may have seen my previous post, talking about the essentials I packed to take with me to Mexico. In addition to these, I also had with me a very lovely cover up, which had been gifted to me by the people at Miss Tunica. This Nikki tunic, comes in a variety of shades, including the one I went for which is called Hot Maroon, and is a brilliant bright...

Wedding Wednesday – Behind the Bride – Gemma

This week’s Behind the Bride is with Gemma, who write’s Mummy’s Waisted. Hi Gemma, first of all, congratulations on your marriage! When was the big day? 10th October 2009, I had to wait until after the Ashes had finished that year! Tell me a bit about yourself and your partner. When and where did you first meet? I was 14 and he was 15! He was best friends with my...

Travel Tips for a Long Haul Flight as a Nervous Flyer

I talked about my fear of flying prior to our honeymoon, and listed the steps I had taken in order to combat the anxiety I was feeling about the long haul flight that was necessary for us to get to and from Mexico. Having now returned, I wanted to discuss what actually helped on those flights, and how important the kindness shown by members of staff on the return flight...

Mummy Mondays – Benjamin at 18 Months

Ok, ok, I know every mum sounds like a broken record as their child reaches another birthday or milestone, but seriously, how is Benjamin already 18 months?! It seems like so little time ago that he was being placed into my arms after a whirlwind labour, and yet here we are with a total tearaway toddler on our hands! The beginning of this year has shown a huge change in...

Foodie Friday – 5 Food Places I Love in Bournemouth Right Now

I love food, and one of my favourite things to do is go out for a meal. Bournemouth has a huge amount of restaurants, with plenty of different cuisines available to choose from. These are five of my current favourite places to eat. The Real Greek Ever since my visit to The Real Greek earlier this year I’ve been lusting over their halloumi fries. I also loved how sociable our...

Beauty – The Perfect Perfume for a Beach Holiday – Escada Sorbetto Rosso

I don’t know about you, but when I go away on a special holiday, I like to take along a new perfume, something that will become a signature scent for the trip. Something which will have the power to take me back afterwards, with just a spritz. This has happened with Ghost Sweetheart Forever, which I took along to Santorini, and now makes me remember the brilliant blue skies and...

Wedding Wednesday – 3 Months to Go Checklist

Wedding season is upon us, which means that many brides to be out there are frantically finalising last minute details, whilst trying to enjoy every minute as annoying people like me keep telling them that the day itself will ‘go by so fast’. It does, but that doesn’t mean you have to enjoy the lead up. For some, the planning stage is the most stressful time of their lives, and...

Mummy Mondays – Learning to Cook with My Little Sous Chef

As I’ve mentioned before, I love baking with the kids. It’s a fun activity we can do together, and something the children really enjoy. I have also been trying to get them more involved in cooking in general, as they are fairly fussy eaters, and I’ve heard that this can help encourage them to be more adventurous. I’ve got a collection of cook books which I use for inspiration, but...