7 Tips to Help You Afford Your Next Holiday

Working full time is difficult, especially if you’re raising a family. With bills to pay and regular expenses that can’t be avoided, taking a holiday is quite often beyond our financial means. Family trips can be expensive and they’re often not a priority. For many, travel getaways, whether it’s a luxurious cruise in the Caribbean or a family excursion to Disneyland, are only a pipedream. Still, we all need a break from time to time in order renew our energy to face the challenges of daily life. What can we do to make our dreams of travel come true? Possible… [Read More]

TV and Film Locations: Cardiff

Do you ever watch a show on TV and then realise that you recognise the location that it’s being filmed in? I quite like it when this happens as I like to guess where the familiar location is. This has happened to me quite a lot over the last few years. Usually it’s because it’s a holiday destination I’ve been to such as Rome or Spain, but when it’s your own hometown, it’s a pretty proud feeling! Living in Cardiff is really fantastic. We have lots of beautiful parks and tourist attractions. As such it’s no surprise to see the… [Read More]

Where to Find Some Autumn Family Fun

For those frantic parents who are worrying about how to entertain the kids during Autumn time, stop! Autumn is actually one of the best times to get out and about with your little ones, the weather isn’t too hot nor too cold and it’s a good opportunity to let them play outdoors. Remember the days before all the tablets and phones, we would make the best memories when we went outside to play. Well, why not give your kids those same memories? We have found some of the best activities for you and your family to enjoy this Autumn. When… [Read More]

West Midland Safari Park: Santa Safari Review. Video Special!

Scroll down for video Yesterday we visited West Midland Safari Park so that we could experience their Santa Safari. Santa Safari is a magical, festive day out for the whole family. As well as the four mile self-drive safari, children will have the opportunity to visit Santa, as well as Mrs Claus’s Kitchen, and even make Christmas themed crafts. Driving up to the entrance was a lot of fun in itself. Our five year old twins spotted Santa from quite far back and started to get very excited! All the way up the drive to the entrance were snow-covered Christmas… [Read More]

My Happy Places

Sometimes when life gets a bit too much or you just feel like you need to take a little time out to relax and de-stress, people tend to go to their ‘happy place’. I have many different happy places. One of my favourite happy places is Roath Park in Cardiff. It’s not far from where I live and it’s one of my favourite running routes. Being able to take in the scenery of the lake, the lighthouse, and admire the swans and geese is one of my favourite past times. Another of my happy places is a soft play centre… [Read More]

How to claim compensation when a flight is delayed

Going on holiday is an exciting experience for everyone. In the run up to your departure date, you’ve probably enjoyed buying the essentials such as suncream and new swimwear, plus making your travel arrangements to and from the airport, as well as organising your travel money and everything else in between. We can plan and be as organised as possible, but sometimes things can still go wrong. Back in June, my husband and I took our five year old twins to Disneyland Paris. They’ve never been before so my husband and I wanted to make it as much of a… [Read More]

Making the Most of Manchester

Manchester is now a major hub city, and it can be a great place to begin your journey through England (or indeed the entire UK). When travelling in a group of more than three people, it’s a good idea to pre-arrange minibus hire for efficient and safe travel. Larger groups would benefit even more from coach hire in Manchester. With your transport sorted, your next task is figuring out where you want to go. If you haven’t made up your mind yet, the following suggestions may help. Explore the labyrinth Below the streets of Manchester lurks a network of tunnels… [Read More]

Dining at Disney World Resort Florida

Disneyland Paris is undoubtedly the best holiday we have ever been on. It’s no secret that we’re big Disney fans in our house. Aside from the Disney memorabilia that adorns pretty much every room in our home, my children and I also have the Lego Disney castle on our wish list for Christmas! I like to write blog posts about our experience in Disneyland Paris, but also posts about Disney that I hope will help other people who are thinking of going and have never been before. You can read all of my Disney related posts here. This is one of… [Read More]

Brecon Careg & Cadw Team Up with Kids Go Free Vouchers!

We’re so lucky in Wales that we have so many places of interest in close proximity to our homes. From castles and ruins, to museums and parks, I love a good day out and if it’s free then even better! This half term we’ve really been making the  most of the good weather and getting outdoors as much as possible. My girls love going to the local park then walking back home by the stream so they can play poo sticks! I think it’s so important to get kids outdoors rather than have the cooped up inside in front of… [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]