Mother’s Day Gift Guide March 2020

Features gifted items  Does anybody else feel like this year is just flying by? With just a couple more weeks to go until Mother’s Day on March 22nd, I wanted to put together this year’s gift guide, packed full with ideas to suit all budgets and personalities. I have worked with some fantastic brands to put this guide together, so I hope it gives you some inspiration. Silent Pool Gin...

How Flexible Working Allowed Me to Return to Work

A couple of years ago I wrote a post about how I wanted to go back to work, but that it didn’t make financial sense for me to do so. Following the birth of my youngest son, I just couldn’t afford to pay for the nursery fees it would incur to return to my previous job as an event coordinator at a local hotel, even part time. I made the...

A Swim Session with Individuality Swimming & Fitness

•Complimentary review session• Knowing how to swim is one of those life skills that are so important to have, and it is so much easier to learn as a small child than as an adult. Ed and I have been meaning to enrol Benjamin in swimming lessons for awhile as he hasn’t been very water confident. Over the summer, we went on a couple of short breaks away at holiday...

A Visit to Kidz Island on South Parade Pier

•Complimentary review visit• A couple of weeks ago, Ed and I made the 45 minute car journey over to South Parade Pier in Southsea to visit Kidz Island – a family amusement area situated at the end of the pier. We had been kindly gifted unlimited ride wristbands, which you can purchase for just £7.50, allowing you to go on as many rides as you would like throughout the day....

Back to School Shopping List

•Features gifted items• Don’t you just hate shopping for back to school stuff when it feels like only a week since the children broke up for the summer? I always try and motivate myself to get it out of the way as early as possible so I avoid the crowds and the stress just before they go back to school. I’ve been working with some fantastic brands and have put...

Nöa & Nani Toy Box Review

•Features gifted item• With three young children, it can sometimes feel like we have toys, puzzles, books and games in every corner of the house. As much as having a truly tidy house may be a bit of a pipe dream at the moment, it is nice to have a bit of order to the chaos, and storage solutions which aren’t just practical, but also look nice and fit in...

A Family Day Out at Adventure Wonderland

•Press tickets• We live around ten minutes away by car from Adventure Wonderland’s fun family park, but I have never actually been before, or taken the children. When I was offered press tickets, I knew it would be a lovely way to spend a sunny Sunday and we headed over yesterday morning to see what Adventure Wonderland had in store for us. Benjamin is not quite three, and the park’s...

Looking Into Growing Our Own Fresh Fruit and Veg

•Features gifted items• I will admit, I am quite possibly the least green fingered person I know. I am awful when it comes to the garden, which is Ed’s domain (although he isn’t a big plant person either). My mum, however, would always be in the garden if she had her way. She loves a trip to the garden centre to pick up things to plant, and she has a...

Adding a Touch of Fun to Children’s Bedroom Decor with Hurn & Hurn

•Features gifted items• We have been decluttering the house over the past week or so, in preparation for updating the children’s bedrooms. The main motivation for this was getting rid of Benjamin’s cotbed. He hasn’t been sleeping in it for months as he’s been sharing his big brother’s double bed, but it still feels like a bit of a milestone getting rid of it completely. We were sent across a...

Family Travel Wishlist

I am a strong believer that becoming a parent shouldn’t mean you are no longer able to travel where you want. Having said this, Ed and I haven’t actually explored many countries with the children as of yet. Last year we headed on our first cruise as a family, and got to visit Germany, France and the Norwegian Fjords, which was amazing. I’m not sure whether we will make it...