Planning a Family Holiday in the Sun on a Budget

With three children, two of which are school age, and a husband who has recently started a job as a teacher, we don’t have a choice when it comes to going on holiday out off term time. Things can get costly, especially when looking at peak times such as the May half term or summer holidays, but going abroad doesn’t have to break the bank, and there are options out...

Mummy Mondays – Visiting Cbeebies Land at Alton Towers with 365 Tickets

My kids are at an age where they absolutely love theme parks, the excitement of visiting a new one and getting to explore the different rides and entertainment on offer makes their little eyes light up, and Ed and I are keen to visit the different attractions on offer around the UK. Trips to theme parks aren’t cheap though, so I was very excited when attraction ticket discount site 365...

Mummy Mondays – Family Money Saving – How to Save Money in Your Family Home

Saving money is something we all want to get into the habit of doing more often. But where do we start? The price of the weekly food shop is slowly creeping up each week, and when winter arrives, we know full well that our bills will increase dramatically as we pump more heat out of those radiators. We can’t help spending money; it’s essential to living a comfortable, hassle-free life....

Foodie Friday – Sampling La Piccola Italia’s Bottomless Prosecco Brunch

I am really fortunate to get invited to my fair share of local blogging events, especially since taking over my local blogging network – the Bournemouth Bloggers last year, but a few weeks ago an invite landed in my inbox which made my eyes light up. La Piccola Italia, a local Italian restaurant, had invited myself and several other local bloggers along to sample their bottomless prosecco brunch. The event...

Getting Creative with Custom Cases from CaseApp

You’ll know by now that I love a good personalised product, and when it comes to my phone and laptop cases, I like being able to add a unique touch to make them stand out in the crowd. Let’s face it, Apple products are great but when so many people have them, it’s nice to have the option to make yours look a little different. CaseApp offered to provide me...

Adding Some Personal Touches to Our Home with Desenio

If you’ve been following me for awhile, you’ll know how much I love expressing myself with a good quote and, after reading a self help book about making the most of your time every morning, I have really gotten into the power of positive thinking, and how motivating words can be. When Desenio got in touch about a collaboration, I headed over to their site and was delighted to find...

Mummy Mondays – Finding Healthier Snacks for My Family

I try to provide healthy balanced meals for the children, but when it comes to snacks I struggle a little as the older two are so fussy. Rather than relying on a bag of crisps or cake bar, I have been trying to find some healthier alternatives, and when I was offered to sample some of the items from Pip & Nut, Kind and Doisy & Dam, I knew it...

Mummy Mondays – Our First Family Cruise with MSC

Back in October last year, I went along to my very first big blogging event – Blog Camp On Board, with Trips100. The event was held on one of MSC’s newer cruise ships, the Preziosa, and the whole day was so much fun! After the event, we were invited to write about our experience in a blog post, to be entered into a prize draw for the chance to win...

5 Things I Do as a Social Media Manager

As well as working on my blog, I also earn money working freelance as a social media manager. Sometimes I get asked what this involves, as it mostly looks like I’m just attached to my iPhone 24/7. I thought I’d share some of the things I have been doing over the past few months working on social media for a local PR company. Run Facebook, Instagram & Twitter Accounts Probably...