Back to School with Parragon Books

Like most parents I’ve been thinking up ways to keep the kids busy this summer holiday. For us that means days out to the park, farm and to meet friends. When the weather isn’t great though, I find it a bit trickier to think up things to entertain the girls. Of course, I don’t keep them busy all the time. I think it’s good to let them get bored and leave them to it at times so that they can think up their own forms of entertainment. I love watching them coming up with games to play and the majority… [Read More]

A day out at Dyffryn Gardens with the National Trust

Dyffryn Gardens in the Vale of Glamorgan is part of the National Trust. However, it’s not like your average National Trust place, but instead a work in progress. Over the years, it’s had many uses. From a family home to a training centre and now it belongs to the National Trusts. The Vale of Glamorgan Council have spent £1m on a new roof and stonework and a further £1.3m with grants from Heritage Lottery Fund and Cadw to reinstate five feature rooms. Today, we had the pleasure of visiting Dyffryn Gardens with our five year old twins. Before I go… [Read More]

That Friday Linky

That Friday Linky

It’s Friday again, which means it’s That Friday Linky time again! Please have a quick read of the info below and join in! As always we ask that you link up your favourite post of the week. Please don’t link up your entire blog, just one specific post that you’d like to share with us all. Linky’s are a great way to find new blogs to read, discover new content and they’re also a great way to raise your blogs profile. Myself and my husband, Nigel, who blogs at DIY Daddy are your hosts. If you’d like us to retweet your… [Read More]

Brilliant Mum Feature Week 19

Brilliant Mum Feature

Hello and welcome to the Brilliant Mum Feature. Once a week I will be featuring one mum in a bid to find out more about them and their lives. If you’d like to take part in this series, simply fill in this form. This week our brilliant mum feature is Gabriella who blogs at Mummy Needs Gin. Gabriella is 31 years old and lives in Herefordshire with her opera singing fiancé, her 6 year old verlociraptor (that’s what he pretends to be most days) and her 1 year old daughter. Gabriella says she’s doing everything the Government wants, by shoving her… [Read More]

Fun Ways to Liven up your Kitchen

On average, British people alone spend about three years in the kitchen throughout their lifetime. It’s understandable that people get a little sick of the same thing after knowing that. Whether you own a house or are just renting, there are little things you can do to change the feel and look of any room drastically. So how does this work for a kitchen? Trends vary from year to year and it can be impossible to keep up with, so by going your own way and include minor variances. Here are a few possible ideas.   Image From Flickr Use… [Read More]

Mila & Pheebs Travel Box Review

Mila & Pheebs is a company that I’ve worked with previously. You can read my previous two reviews of them here: Spring Box Review Super Safari Box Review Mila & Pheebs offer one off or monthly subscription boxes of stationary and crafts for your little ones. We were recently sent their new travel box to review. The travel box is designed to keep children entertained on journeys or throughout summer. Inside are lots of things to keep kids busy. From colouring in sheets to puzzles such as word searches, to luggage tags and cards for children to decorate, as well… [Read More]

How to Find the Perfect Wedding Venue

Your wedding day is a once in a life time experience – hopefully! So naturally, you’ll want the big day to be perfect, but perfect takes preparation, and no steps should be missed when it comes to the “I do’s”! Selecting your wedding venue is the first and biggest decision. This first choice, influences your vendors, budget, decor and even your wedding outfits! Your site will decide on a few factors, including how many people you’re inviting, your budget and your date. The most important thing about the place you get married is that it suits you and your needs!… [Read More]

5 Holiday Essentials

Going on holiday can be an exciting time. Whether you’re planning a girls weekend away, a family holiday or perhaps a mini city break, making sure you pack the essentials can really ensure your trip goes smoothly. Here are my top five holiday essentials. Camera One of my biggest essentials when going on holiday is my camera. I used to have a heavy and pretty bulky DLSR, but I’ve seen the light and have invested in a super lightweight, portable and easy to carry camera. Some of the best compact camera Panasonic offer online are perfect for holidays. Panasonic’s line of 4k… [Read More]

Zoggs Water Wing Vest Review

Our twin girls are five years old and for as long as I can remember they have always enjoyed swimming. When they were babies my husband and I didn’t take them swimming very often. Mainly because when my husband worked, I couldn’t take them on my own and we’d usually spend weekends in the park or going for walks. However, as soon as the girls were old enough for me to take them swimming on my own, it’s something that I’ve been dong regularly. I think it’s so important for children to learn how to swim. In my opinion it’s… [Read More]

Finding Finances Without The Debt

Money is a constant source of misery for a lot of people. At some point, everyone is in the same position; you need to get your hands on some money but aren’t sure how to get it. In a lot of cases, the most obvious option would be a loan. But, this doesn’t mean that it’s the best. Loans are good and bad for a number of different reasons, and some loans aren’t bad at all. Avoiding debt and finding another way to pay is usually the best recourse, though. To help you out with this, this post will be… [Read More]