Experiencing the Solent Forts – Unique Luxury Hotels out at Sea

There are certain moments in blogging which stand out for me. When I set up my very first blog seven years ago, when I first collaborated with a brand, going self hosted, registering as self-employed and then there are opportunities like the one I experienced yesterday. I was invited to join a few other bloggers on a day out with Solent Forts to experience their luxury hotels first hand and...

Planning a Trip to Disneyland Paris with Children over Christmas

Those who know me will know that I am a big Disney fan. I have always loved the magic of Disney, and I have been fortunate enough to have gone to Disneyland Paris quite a few times throughout my childhood. I have also been able to take my own children to Disney a few times in recent years and let me tell you, Disney with kids is a whole new...

Travel – The Unexpected Costs of Cruising

I don’t know why, but I hesitated to post this as I was a little concerned about any potential backlash for what is essentially quite a negative post about cruising. The cruising community seems quite tight knit, and the general consensus seems to be that cruising is amazing, and I felt that saying anything to go against this might not be taken too well. But, as always, I want to...

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 – 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...

Beauty – The Makeup & Skincare I Packed for Our Cruise

In case you somehow missed it, I am currently away on my last day of my very first cruise. Being a cruise newbie, I had no idea what to pack in general, and headed onto the internet to get some tips on what to pack for a cruise as a family. When it came to packing my makeup and skincare though, I decided I wanted just my staple products with...

Creating Memories to Last at Camp Bestival

Last week, Ed and I packed up the car with the three kids and what felt like all of our belongings and headed over to Lulworth Castle for our very first family camping trip and festival with Camp Bestival. I hadn’t actually ever been camping myself before, and had only been to one festival before as well (V festival a few years ago with my sister, if you were interested)...

Keeping My Family Covered Against Mosquitos

This summer we have lots planned with the children including our first camping trip and cruise. I love summer, and the heatwave we have been experiencing over the past few weeks has been so nice, but there are downsides to the weather being hot and sunny – insect bites are both common and annoying. My daughter keeps getting bitten lately, and the bites are annoying and itchy for her. I...

Mummy Mondays – Trying Out the Idaho Jones Gallivant Baby Changing Backpack

At the end of the month we are going on our first camping trip and cruise within a few days of each other. With the three young children, including Benjamin who’s just over a year and a half, I need to be confident that I have everything I might need to hand at any one time but I don’t want to be lugging around cumbersome bags when we are out...