Why Should You Choose a Caravan Holiday in 2019?

While most people’s thoughts are currently focused on Christmas and the New Year, now is also the perfect time to start thinking about your holiday plans for the year ahead! 2019 will be here before you know it, and after the festivities of the Christmas period have ended, you will want something else to look forward to, right? No matter when or where you choose to go, holidays present the...

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 – 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...

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...

5 Things to See and Do at The Shire Hall Museum in Dorchester

On Sunday I headed over to the Shire Hall Historic Courthouse Museum with Ed and the kids, arranged by the lovely people over at Jelly Rock PR, a local PR company. The museum, which is situated in the High Street of Dorchester, is open daily between 10am and 5pm and provides a fun and educational day out for adults and children alike. We really enjoyed our time at the museum,...

Mummy Mondays – The Importance of Family Breaks

Last week, over half term, we took the children away for a family ‘staycation’ to the beautiful Lake District. It was a pretty last minute decision, as Ed and I have already had one holiday this year (our honeymoon to Mexico), and we have our very first cruise as a family coming up at the end of next month. The main reason we ended up going away is that I...